Friday, October 24, 2014

Super Simple Apple Crisp

Yesterday I shared an outfit post from my trip to the apple orchard. Why did I want to go to the apple orchard in the first place? Not only to take in the beautiful Fall views, but so I can make apple crisp. It's my fave! So, I thought I'd share my super simple recipe so you can try it out. After all, 'tis the season -  apple season, that is!

Here's the ingredients, literally, this is it: apples, quick oats, yellow cake mix, sugar, cinnamon and a stick of butter.
 Simply peel, core, and slice your apples and place them in a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking pan. In a medium sized bowl, combine your dry ingredients.
 Melt the stick of butter and mix into your dry ingredients until a thick batter is formed and then sprinkle on top of your apples.
Now you're ready to bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

You can use any apple that you like, but I always go for the Jonathan apples as they are super sweet and perfect for baking. I've shared the recipe below so feel free to try it out or pin it to share the warm appley goodness!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Orchard Fun

Last week I had the pleasure of using some vacation days to take a week off of work. While most of the week was spent running errands, Jarrod and I did get the opportunity to go to our favorite apple orchard, Anderson Orchard.

Top: Forever 21 | Denim: MNG by Mango | Jacket: Arizona Jean Co. (old) | Booties: Mossimo | Watch: Akribos XXIV | Bracelets: Forever 21

Let me just say that when I go to the orchard, I do not pick apples. Let's face it, there is nothing I fear more in life than bees, plus, there are so many different kinds, it's a little overwhelming. So, I just head to the store up front and grab a half a peck of Jonathan apples, along with a cider slushy, and I'm ready for the real reason I came to the orchard.

That reason is the view in the pictures above, located at the back of the orchard. The Fall colors and the rows of apple trees are just beyond gorgeous. For this outing, I chose traditional Fall staples, burgundy, plaid, a denim jacket, and booties. Unfortunately, it started to rain when we took these pictures so my hair looks kind of awful, but we had a great time anyway!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lace Statement Tee

We've all heard of the graphic tee, but what about the statement tee? Embellishments such as jewels, embroidery, lace, and fun hemlines take a casual tee to the next level - and there's nothing I love more than being comfy while looking dressy!

Top: Free People | Pants: Aeropostale (old) | Pumps: Nine West | Necklace: Mindy Mae's Market | Earrings: Forever 21 | Watch: Akribos XXIV | Bracelets: Forever 21 | Lips: Wet n Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet

Remember this post that Jaime shared back in September? We both came across this top a billion years ago and stalked it until it went on sale when we each snatched it up in our favorite color. She wore hers this summer with white skinnies while I saved mine for Fall so I could wear it with coated denim.

While I love the unique lace detailing on this peplum tee, it seems it was made for someone with a much shorter torso than I...much shorter. In fact, I had to throw a black camisole on underneath to prevent my skin showing on the sides - no bueno! But alas, it was perfect for a dreary Fall day with a statement necklace and bold lip color.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blanketed in Plaid

Wearing – Sweater: Merona | Top: Bailey 44 {old} | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Ivanka Trump
Scarf: Stacy Brown Designs | Bracelets: Olive + Piper | Earrings: Shop Bella C
Watch: Vince Camuto

Remember when Kacie and I talked about taking quick pictures on our lunch break? Yeah, this is another one of those moments were we ran outside, took pictures, scarfed down our food and went about our work day again. To say we are EXCELLENT multi-taskers would be an understatement. In fact, we actually ran outside after going to Bath and Body Works to grab some candles, Trader Joe's to pick up some snacks, Target to grab a few things and then came back to the office–all with 15 minutes to spare. Yeah, we're speedy, what can I say.

Can I also say comment that this scarf is SO comfortable? If all plaid is this comfortable I may end up looking like a picnic table because I'll totally blanket myself in it–in the most fashionable way possible of course. When I first bought this blanket scarf from Stacy Brown Designs, I was in love with the plaid print, but more so the adorable monogram. I never thought I'd want to wear monogrammed items, but I've definitely changed my mind. I can't wait to wear this with scarf with more stuff this fall and winter!

What are have been your go-to pieces during fall?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Leather & Pleating

Wearing – Top: Express | Skirt: BCBG | Boots: Sam Edelman {old; similar} | Necklace: Bauble Bar

The weather is consistently below 65 in Indiana and the days are getting chillier, which means I'm embracing the leather trend with open arms. Let's be honest here, you can't wear leather when it's 80 degrees out unless you're a rocker or a celebutant. I'm neither, so here it's officially leather weather in Indiana for Jaime.

I ran across this skirt at BCBG one day while shopping for dresses to wear at this year's Cancer Gala. Did I leave with a Gala dress? No. Did I leave with an absurdly overprices leather skirt? Yes. I'm like Carrie Bradshaw over here, what can I saw. I like my money where I can see it, hanging right in my closet. All jokes aside, this skirt goes great in my wardrobe. It provides the perfect amount of edge for my over-the-top girly clothing.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plaid in the Park

Top: Old Navy | Jacket: Old Navy | Denim: American Eagle | Boots: Madden Girl | Bag: Michael Kors | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Ring/Earrings: Old Navy

If this post doesn't prove that it's officially Fall, I don't know what will! It's finally been chilly here in Indy so I was excited to start piling on the layers earlier this week. And let me tell you, jackets are my BFF! I paired my go-to field jacket with this super soft buffalo plaid blouse and the new boots I purchased from Lulus for the perfect Fall look. I've been smitten with turquoise lately so the necklace, earrings and ring were a must to add a fun pop of color.

What are you guys up to this weekend? I'm super pumped for a "staycation" next week. I haven't taken a week off of work in over two years so this is a long overdue break, hopefully filled with some fun activities!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Leather Weather

Top: Charlotte Russe (old) | Jacket: Target (old) | Denim: Old Navy | Shoes: 2 Lips | Bag: Aldo | Necklace: Piace Boutique

Let me just preface this post by saying, I am still trying to figure out my fancy new camera. It was super windy the day we took these photos and so they ended up a little blurry. Alas, one lunchtime photo shoot trip and bee attack later (seriously!), we've got it figured out so be on the lookout for much better pictures. :)

The day I wore this outfit, I woke up to a chilly, rainy day and instantly my edgier side emerged. I started pulling black items out of my closet left and right, threw them all on and went with it. I've often said that I can be uninspired with my style in the warmer months of the year. The truth is, when it's colder, I just throw on a bunch of clothing and call it "layering". Gotta love it!

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