Wednesday, July 23, 2014

faux saturdays

Rompers have been on the scene for at least 5 years and I'm glad they're still here. As a spin off the popular romper, the matching shorts/top combination is also one of my favorite pairings for the summer (this one is still my favorite). It can add a bit more sophistication to normal shorts and a top and is still more relaxed than a dress.  
We are really getting settled in Chapel Hill and loving it here so far. Some people have asked me about David's schedule. One unique thing about UNC is that first year residents don't take night call, so that's been great. He gets to work at 5:30 a.m. each morning (6 days a week). He works until 8 p.m. two nights a week, and 5 p.m. two nights a week. The other two nights are up in the air, and his one off day a week can fall on any day, not just a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 
One piece of advice we were given when he started was to act like it was the weekend if he ever gets off early, since many actual Saturdays might be unavailable. So when he got home early yesterday we acted on that advice and pretended it was Saturday night. With no time to plan I just put on what I wore to Haley's engagement party and added heels. This corded statement necklace is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. The corded material and metal combination is so different and bold. And bold jewelry is a fun way to spice up simple pieces in the summer. Hope you're having a great summer so far and thanks for reading!

white blazer: Waverly Grey (similar here and here) // bodysuit: american apparel // shorts: j.crew (love these) // necklace: J. crew // purse: J. crew // shoes: Christian Louboutins 120mm pigalle

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

single serving skinny sangria

Sangria is a great summer drink. When I was in Mississippi last weekend I had this sangria and it was phenomenal. I haven't made a pitcher because it just seems like a lot to keep in the fridge for two people, but in the mean time I wanted to come up with a single serving, and since it's summer, I wanted it to be "skinny." Cheers to summer!
 add whatever fruit you have in the fridge - for me this was raspberries
 and limes
and peaches. Then I added one cup of red wine, and a teaspoon of splenda
next I poured in 8 oz of tonic water
stir, add ice, and an orange slice 
one serving of skinny sangria
olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, 400 degrees, and 40 minutes
 since I was in a creative drink mood I made David an old fashioned 
 one teaspoon splenda, two dashes of bitters, a muddled maraschino cherry and orange slice, 2 oz whiskey and some water 

aaaaannnnnd then we were ready to watch the bachelorette! I can't believe the finale is next week. That show is so ridiculous, but I love it so much. I'm for Nick but I think Josh is going to win. Siiiiggghhhh. Who do you think is going to win.. I mean propose. Thanks for reading! 


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