Jan 26, 2015

Embrace Your Favorite Boots With DSW

Hey guys! I am so excited to be partnering up with DSW again today! Nothing says winter like a great pair of boots. This pair especially has become my favorite staple for the winter months. I know they aren't your traditional "winter boots" but the detailing is just gorgeous. I love how the chains wrap around the boot, and the different buckles & accessories make them a one of a kind pair. I like to dress up all year round so these boots fit my style perfectly.

I wore these boots to a family party and they were a huge hit. They paired perfectly with my skinny jeans and peplum top. Since the winter limits all of our style, the small details really make the outfit. DSW is the best stop for all your shoe needs. Make sure you stop by and find the perfect pair of boots for your style this winter.

DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer brands at irresistible prices everyday.


 Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

Jan 23, 2015

On Fridays We Wear Plaid

During the winter, I usually tend to wear a lot of the same neutral colors, and most of my outfits are made around which shoes I feel like wearing, and what scarf and coat I plan to accessorize with. Sometimes a pop of color is all you need to make the outfit a little more fun, and on the warmer days, my collection of faux leather moto jackets gets put to good use. Sometimes color is exactly what you need to get through the dreary days of winter. Happy weekend everyone!

Details: Skirt (on sale!) // V-neck // Tights (similar & similar (love these little bear tights!) 

Jan 22, 2015

Another Day, Another Cowl Neck

Whenever it's warmer I wish for colder weather and now I can't even step out the door without thinking about the Summer. I am loving these over-sized sweaters for winter. I am pretty much living in them lately. It's nice to have something easy to throw over a pair of skinny jeans or leggings when it's cold. Finish up with a pair of boots, and you're all set.

Since the New Year I have been trying to be more conscious about what I'm buying. I am sticking to pieces that I can transition, including pieces that are a little more on the pricey side, but worth it because of the quality. I am also trying to downgrade my wardrobe. Look out for a closet sale coming very soon. (Ladies with small feet, I have tons of shoes going on sale!) The minimalist in me is feeling the pressure of little to no closet space in this tiny house, and I know I will feel better if I reduce the amount of stuff I have. 

Do you guys have any similar resolutions for the New Year?

Details: Bolo Booties // Zappos c/o , Leggings // Colorblocked Cowl Neck // Floppy Hat 

Jan 21, 2015

Healthy Living Recipes : Mango Salsa

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #makemangosalsa http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

With Super Bowl around the corner it's important to create recipes that everyone can enjoy. My family usually throws our Super Bowl parties at home every year, and this year is no different. Although I spend my Super Bowl Sundays working, I always manage to bring snacks with me, or make snacks to add to the family fiesta that's going on at home. 

For me, time is of the essence. I like being able to have a recipe, that is quick and to the point. This recipe is the easiest salsa recipe you'll ever need. If you're like me and like to make a lot of appetizers for parties, you want to make sure that you keep some things simple. This recipe is simple, delicious and great for adults and kids alike. The best part is, it only takes two minutes to put together! 

For this 2 minute salsa recipe you'll need Del Monte diced mangos in light syrup and the Walmart brand (Great Value) chunky black bean & corn salsa. My secret ingredients are cilantro, lime juice, and extra black beans! It's super easy if you just chop everything up and mix together. Having the chunky salsa pre-made is a huge game changer when you're trying to make a quick recipe. I squeeze the juice of a whole lime into my mix, and I am ready to entertain!

Want to try the Del Monte Diced Mangos? Select Walmart locations are having samplings 1/22-1/25

With three young nephews it's hard to enjoy the football game without making sure the kids are spoken for as well. We have a playroom for them that's perfect for them to have their own little "Super Bowl" party. They've been dying to see the Book Of Life and since the DVD comes out the weekend before Super Bowl (1/27 at Walmart), I promised them they could watch it, while we all watch the game. The main character's name is Maria and everyone keeps telling me she looks like me too, which I think is pretty funny.

What will you be cooking this Super Bowl? Do you have little ones at home? If so, how do you plan on keeping them busy during the big day?