Friday, February 27, 2015

Sky blue and red pants






Top: Forever 21 // Pants: Forever 21 // Blazer: Marshall's // Shoes: Mix No. 6 via DSW // Bag: Stella & Dot // Necklace: Stella & Dot


Happy Friday!
Another sky blue outfit today with a new top from Forever 21. I decided to pair it with these red pants and likes the pairing.

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the family

Have a great Friday!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sky blue skirt and fuchsia peplum





 



 

Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Skirt: Forever 21 // Belt: Similar // Heels: Steve Madden via Marshall's (similar) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Marshall's (similar for less) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelets: Stella & Dot (1,2)

Happy Monday!
I'm loving this sky blue lace skirt from Forever 21! It takes patience to go through the racks in store, but glad I found this piece. I'm in the process of re-hauling my closet. I have too many pieces I've had too long and I don't wear anymore. I'm also trying to get into the habit of buying only pieces that I can wear in multiple ways. I've started a notes section on my phone and came up with about 10 different outfits with this skirt. Yes, 10! I love getting ideas from Pinterest, of course, other style bloggers, and magazines. Each new piece has a little section and I have to come up with at least 10 to justify my purchase. This way I'm not buying things just to buy and will help me stick to my clothing budget.

We had a great weekend until Sunday. Jayden has been sick, and my allergies have been acting up pretty bad as well. Ava caught a stomach virus and it seems that Aiden was a bit sick too. Sigh. Praying it goes by quickly!

Here is to a wonderful start to your week. Hoping ours is the same :)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spring Pastels

Spring Pastels



Here is an outfit inspiration for Spring. Love how all different color pastels work so well together.
I hope you are staying warm if you have gotten terrible winter snow. It's so warm in Houston, we are dealing with Spring allergies and viruses already!

Katherine

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gray and blues






Top: WHBM (similar) // Skirt: Piperlime (similar) // Blazer: Piperlime (in black) // Shoes: Jessica Simpson via DSW (similar) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar)

Happy Monday!
We had an awesome weekend and hoping the joy extends into Monday. Ha! (Which does not go with the title at all but I went with it : )) I went to a Girl's Night Out event on Friday night with my sister and few girl friends. We listened to Kari Jobe sing amazing music, laughed our tails off with comedian Nazareth and Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty shared her testimony. What a powerful night of worship and love and that carried me through the weekend. We went to a Wedding on Saturday with the family and the kids had a blast. Sunday we went to the Outlet mall and did a little bit of shopping. All in all, it was a pretty amazing weekend : )

I bought this blazer during a promo sale right after Christmas. And I have probably worn in 10 times already. No kidding. Why didn't I own a gray blazer before? It literally goes with everything! My favorite would probably be a pair of distressed jeans and colorful heels to go with this blazer. This skirt is a bit shorter than I would like for work, but it works great for a date night. And love the print. I also bought this bag during a promo right after Christmas. I paid $97.50 which is a great deal for a great bag. Love Rebecca Minkoff bags! This gray one is my second from her. And would buy more if I could : )

Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stella & Dot 2015 Spring Favorites


Sharing some favorites from the new Stella & Dot 2015 Spring collection. I'm definitely dreaming of Spring, pretty colors and warmer weather now! I ordered the Trellis and the Tropicana necklaces and can't wait to style them in the next few days. And the best part, they are less than $100.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Katherine

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pink and tulle






Top: Forever 21 (old) // Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls // Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Marshalls (similar) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Marshalls (similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1, 2

Hi guys,
This week went by super fast and glad it's Thursday! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I have a couple of looks for a date night or a girl's night out. This first look will even look great for work by throwing on a blazer or a cardi. Love the pop of color with this hot pink blouse, and kept the look minimal with a black skirt and heels. I like classic pieces, like pencil skirts, but I decided to add this tulle skirt because of it's versatility. Most of the pins I had pinned on Pinterest for a while were different tulle skirt outfits. Even thought it is more on the trendy side than a classic piece, the price is great, and I can wear out or for work.

We have another busy weekend coming up. I am going to a Christian Girl's Night Out event on Friday night and looking forward to a wonderful night. We also have a wedding to attend on Saturday, and plan to hang out at home on Sunday.
What are you up to this weekend?
Have a great Thursday!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Peruvian Beef Stir Fry (Lomo Saltado)

One of my goals for this year is to learn to cook Peruvian food. I was born and raised in the northern part of Peru until almost 9 years old. If you ask me to this day which food is my favorite, it is definitely Peruvian. Could be because it brings me back to my childhood, but really, the food is that delicious. I'm not biased, I promise :) 

Anyways, one of my favorite cooking blogs, Skinny Taste, has a great recipe. It is approved by a native (me!) and even the smell of all the flavored while it was cooking reminded me of just how my mom cooks it. And the recipe is just like if by the way. 

Peruvian Beef Stir Fry (Lomo Saltado)

Recipe via SkinnyTaste
For the baked fries:

canola cooking spray
1 medium (5.3 oz) potato, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Beef:

1/2 lb lean sirloin, cut into small, thin strips
salt, to taste
1/4 tsp cumin
black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, sliced into thick strips
2 mini yellow or green bell peppers or 1 large
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium tomato, sliced into wedges
1 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/3-inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/3-inch fries. Place on the baking sheet and toss with oil to evenly coat. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place on a single layer onto the greased baking sheet. Bake uncovered on the lower third of the oven for about 25 minutes or until tender crisp and golden.
Meanwhile, season meat with salt, pepper and cumin.

Heat a large pan over high heat. When hot add the oil and the steak, cook about 2 minutes, until browned on both sides. Add the onions, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic and cook 2 minutes.
Add the tomato, soy sauce and vinegar and cook 1 more minute. Season with more salt as needed, remove from heat and finish with cilantro. Serve immediately with french fries and divide evenly between 2 plates.









It was absolutely delicious! My hubby came back for seconds in no time :)