Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Flavors

Apple Cider Sangria...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins...

Apple and pumpkin flavored anything is exactly what I want in the fall.  This apple cider sangria and these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are the perfect fall treats! The apple cider sangria is super easy to make and it is DELICIOUS.  I saw a recipe for apple cider sangria that had cider and Pinot Grigio, but I changed it a little and it turned out great!  It takes like caramel apples.  If you love sweet drinks this is definitely a drink for you! I will for sure be making this again before fall is over.

This is my recipe:
2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
3 1/2 cups white wine (I used Chardonnay)
1 cup Salted Caramel Vodka
4 apples cut in small pieces (I used all different apples from the apple orchard)
Combine all ingredients and put in refrigerator for at least an hour.  Serve and enjoy! Cheers!

I make pumpkin muffins all the time in the fall.  As soon as the temperatures get cooler I love pumpkin flavored anything!  These muffins are SO easy and I have been making them this way for awhile.  All you need is a can of pumpkin (see picture below) and a recipe for a spice cake.  You can use a box mix instead if you are short on time.  Combine all the dry ingredients and substitute all the wet ingredients (i.e. oil, eggs, milk, butter) for the can of pumpkin.  Mix it all together and put it in muffin tins or mini muffin tins.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes (for mini, longer for regular sized muffins). They are most delicious, moist, pumpkin muffins I have ever made.  I like to also add chocolate chips to mine because who doesn't love a little chocolate with their pumpkin?! Add a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and you have a delicious pumpkin flavored breakfast :)
Also, I wanted to mention that if you make muffins or mini muffins frequently you have to try the Demarle Flexipans!  They are the best!  You don't need paper liners and everything comes right out with no mess.  You can find the mini muffin pan here. Once you try this pan you will not want to go back to your old pans.
Happy fall baking & drinking!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

My Favorite Boots!

Dress: H&M old (similar and love this), Boots: Tory Burch (obsessed!), Bag: Louis Vuitton, Bracelet: ILY, Necklace: J. Crew also love this, Hat: Nordstrom old (similar) also just bought this, Sunglasses: (similar), Lips: MAC Diva

Happy first official weekend of fall!  First of all, I want to say sorry there are so many pictures in this post, I just love this look and these boots so much!  My favorite fall purchase so far has been these over the knee Tory Burch boots.  They are fabulous!  The suede and leather mix is gorgeous, and I love that the logo is a little more subtle.  I have other Tory boots that are all leather and I must say I LOVE the suede.  They go perfectly with dresses, skirts, or jeans.  I can't stop thinking of different ways to style them. I am so glad I got them! I hope you all have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Floral & Pink

Jeans: Nordstrom (similar), Sweater: H&M, Bag: Tory Burch (similar), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar), Scarf: H&M, Earrings: old (similar), Sunglasses: (similar), Lips: MAC Girl About Town

I have been wearing my destroyed denim a ton lately, and as the weather has been turning a little cooler I have been mixing some summer and fall items.  This time of year can be difficult because the weather changes so much from day to day.  One day it is almost 80 degrees and the next it is barely 50 degrees! When it has been a little cooler I have been enjoying wearing sweaters and scarves. I recently got this scarf from H&M and I love the floral print. I also love this color pink because it can be worn in any season.  I am looking forward to when the weather is a little more consistent and I can start wearing boots every day! Happy first full day of fall! :)
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy (Almost) Fall!

Shirt: H&M (similar), Vest: Nordstrom (similar), Jeans: Nordstrom (similar here and here), Boots: Lucky Brand (old) love these!, Bag: Tory Burch love this, Rings: Bauble Bar and Shop Bop, Nails: Honk If You Love OPI, Lips: MAC Relentlessly Red, Sunglasses: (similar)

Last weekend Zach and I went to the apple orchard to pick apples. This is one of my favorite fall activities and we had perfect fall-like weather.  I love coming right home and baking a fresh homemade apple pie with the apples we pick.  The house always smells amazing and apple pie is my favorite!  And you can't have apple pie without fresh cider.  I know it is a little early for faux fur, but we have had such chilly weather lately it seemed like the perfect thing to wear to the orchard.  I have a ton of faux fur, but I just got this vest and I love that it is shorter and that the back of the vest is a sweater.  It is the perfect faux fur to start off the season. I love this time of year I hope the weather stays just like this for a few more months! Thanks for reading! Have a great Saturday!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Denim Dress

Dress: Banana Republic (similar here and here), Sweater: Zara, Shoes: DSW, Clutch: Gigi New York, Lips: MAC Diva, Sunglasses: similar, Hat: H&M

Hope you all are having a great week! I have been loving the fall-like weather we are having.  It is the perfect weather to start wearing all my fall favorites.  Just as I suspected I have been wearing this hat non-stop.  It is the perfect color and size and goes with so much.  I was also so excited to receive this clutch from Gigi New York.  I love the stone color and the size is perfect.  I think this is a perfect transitional look.  I am loving this green color for fall and I debated getting the GiGi uber clutch in green.  I decided to get the stone color because I thought I would use it more (but I am still considering getting the green one also-I love it so much!). I also love these casual fall booties.  They are so comfortable and perfect for the fall. Thanks for reading! Happy hump day!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Black & White is Always Right

Top and Skirt: H&M no longer available (similar), Hat: Nordstrom, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Tory Burch, Necklace: Tory Burch, Bracelet: Alex & Ani, Nails: Essie Bahama Mama

Hope you are all having a great weekend! I really love this shirt and skirt combo from H&M. I actually bought the top first and then saw that it was part of a set and purchased the skirt also.  I love that I can wear the pieces seperately or together. I also love the fun print.  It is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.  I am also loving that I can start wearing all my fall hats! Thanks for stopping by!