Fall fashion

Kitchen Favorites: The Precooked & Packaged Roundup

Even experienced cooks take shortcuts sometimes including buying cake mixes, pre-cut veggies and pre-marinated meats. This gave me the idea to share some of my favorite kitchen life savers and cheat meal options. From ready mixed nuts, cauliflower mash to chocolate satin pies, there are so many options. The key is to select good quality packaged food to ensure you are not sacrificing on taste.

Naturebox packaged snacks Naturebox Blueberry Quinoa bites

If you are looking for an easy way to keep your snack arsenal stocked, Naturebox is the best. Naturebox offers a subscription service where snacks are delivered to your door. It’s an easy way to make sure you never run out of your favorite snacks by subscribing to receive your favorite snack monthly. They have a number of vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free snack options as well. My favorite are the blueberry almond quinoa bites and the pistachio almond mix.

Alexia Premium Sides. Mashed cauliflower package.

Another favorite kitchen shortcut of mine are the Alexia premium sides. They are starch substitutes that are full of flavor, easy to prepare, delicious and good for you. I usually don’t trust pre cooked veggies but these are pretty good. I have already tried the mashed cauliflower and riced vegetable pilaf which are great with served chicken, beef or anything you wish.

Marie Calleder's Chocolate Satin Pie package and pie

Last but not least is desert! This list would not be complete without something for the sweet lovers. No joke, thes Marie Callender’s deserts are very impressive. They are made from scratch then frozen for your convenience. I have tried the Chocolate Satin Pie which is made of a cookie-crumb crust, with whipped topping and large chocolate curls. So delicious!

Now I am not saying go eat these everyday but they are certainly a life saver on those days when time is not on your side. I would love to know what your favorite pre-cooked or packaged food items in the comment box below! You can check out more kitchen favorites here.

FYI: This is not a sponsored post however some items in this post where bought by me for a separate brand collaboration. 

Style Spotlight: Black Leather Jacket

When it comes to leather jackets you only need one good quality jacket that you’ll have for years. When the weather starts to cool, I always grab a leather jacket and it seems I am not the only one. Just Last Saturday both myself and my blogger BFF Kristin from It’s Kristin lifestyle blog had a black leather jacket on after our workout. We decided to both shoot with our leather jackets. See how Kristin styled her jacket here.

Style Spotlight: Black Leather Jacket


Outfit Details:

Black Leather Jacket: Victoria’s Secret Catalogue (find similar here) Black High Waist Skinny Pants: Hollywood Pants, Nude Heels: Marc Fisher Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs


As you know I love wearing black, so it was no surprise that I paired my black jacket with black skinny pants which are another signature item and a favorite of mine. To break the black I wore a nude color long sleeved top with nude heels.

There are so many ways to wear a leather jacket and I have a few suggestions for you below!

5 Ways to Style a black leather jacket

  1. All Black: Wear your black leather jacket with black pants, black top, black shoes but accessorize with gold and wear a different color bag like brown, red or any print of your choice.
  2. Black leather and Blue Denim: Wear your black leather jacket with a black top, blue ankle length skinny jeans and a black pointy toe heel.
  3. Casual Leather look: Wear your black leather jacket with loose boyfriend jeans, a white tee and white converse sneakers.
  4. Girly Leather: A black leather jacket is not only great for pants and looks very chic with dresses and skirts. For example you can wear your black leather jacket with any solid color or printed skirt or dress.
  5. Work Friendly leather look: Trying to switch things up in the office? How about a black leather jacket, ivory chiffon blouse, black pencil skirt and heels.

What is your favorite way to wear a leather jacket? What is your go to for warmth in the fall? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below!

Check out my post about How to layer with style for more Fall Fashion inspiration.

 

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Fall Fashion: How to layer with style

After the rather confusing weather patterns we have been experiencing in Boston it finally feels like fall! One could argue that fall brings the best fashion because of the different textures and layers that are added to our outfits. What I like about fall is that you can wear the same thing in different ways just by switching around the warm layer. In this look I started off with an all black base and layered the look with a faux fur vest and nude chunky heel pumps.

Fall Fashion: How to layer with style

Fall Fashion: How to layer with style


Outfit Details:

Faux Fur Vest:  Clockhouse Black Skinny Jeggings: Target Suede Heels: Nine West

Hair by: Salon Monet


Fall Fashion: How to layer with style

Fall Fashion: How to layer with style

How to layer your outfit : Black pant and top base

  1. Tweed or plain blazer and booties.
  2. Thick wool sweater and black pointy or round toe heels.
  3. Long sleeved sweater, thick blanket scarf and knee-high leather boots.
  4. Tan colored classic trench coat, Burberry print scarf and black knee-high boots or ankle booties.
  5. Down jacket, white scarf and converse sneakers

I could go on and on as the possibilities are endless. You can certainly play around with layers based on your wardrobe style but always remember to be comfortable with your look. The most stylish people are always confident in their outfits even if they don’t fit the world’s definition of style. See my post on how to wear a black sweater dress for more style advice.

What are your thoughts on fall fashion? Do you prefer to dress up in warmer weather? I would love to hear from you in the comment box below. XOXO!

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The Blanket Scarf: Fall must have

I am sure you have heard about the good old blanket scarf from many fashion sites and this is because they are truly the ultimate fall accessory. The name is because the scarf is very thick and warm resembling a blanket making it a great cold buster. I was in downtown Boston last weekend when it got very cold and I had to stop into the Primark store and found this gem for ten bucks, Imagine my excitement.

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blanket scarf

Primark blanket scarf

Blanket scarf

3 Reasons you should get a blanket scarf:

  1. They are very warm and functional: Unlike a regular scarf that just looks great a blanket scarf actually provides lots of warmth while still looking fabulous
  2. They are very stylish: Yes, something with the work blanket tied to it can be stylish. Make sure you choose prints that are not too busy to pull a great blanket scarf look.
  3. Its a classic: Blanket scarfs will always be in style because of their effectiveness in cold weather. So go ahead and get one, you will be glad you did.

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Royal Blue Jumpsuit : Fall Fashion

Woo hoo! Fall Fashion is upon us and I am starting with this Royal Blue Jumpsuit as my first summer to fall transition outfit. I seriously think Fall fashion is the best because you get mix different textures and you get to be creative with layers. Jumpsuits are a great way to dress for those days when it’s not too hot or too cold. I especially love this elegant jumpsuit, perfect for work or a night out.

Royal blue jumpsuit

Royal Blue Jumpsuit

SheIn Blue Jumpsuit

 

Blue Jumpsuit

I paired the royal blue jumpsuit with my favorite black strappy heels and accessorized it with a big gold bracelet and a dainty necklace. I felt It did not need too much accessorizing as it is a very elegant look.

For those of you who love the look of jumpsuits but are not sure if it’s the right choice for them, don’t worry I got some reasons why you should think about getting one below.

4 Reasons why you should own a jumpsuit

  1. They are easy to style: With a jumpsuit you don’t have to worry about a matching top or bottom because it’s all in one.
  2. They are very flattering: If the right fit and size is selected jumpsuits can be super flattering especially since most of the styles come with a belt or some sort of waist defining shape.
  3. They are very stylish: When I see someone dressed in a jumpsuit they always look so chic and fabulous. Something about that one piece screams fashionista.
  4. They can be dressed up or down: This particular one I am wearing today is more on the dressy side but you can find some comfy cotton ones that you can wear during the weekend or on chilled out days.

What I am wearing :

Jumpsuit: Make me Chic (currently selling for only $21.99)

Shoes: Banana Republic

 

Disclaimer: Although the clothing featured in this post is complementary, the opinion and views are strictly my own. 

 

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