Weekend + Links

navy white stripe dress

Happy weekend friends! I’m ready for a relaxing Friday night in and then Saturday B and I are hitting the road to Greenville for the day to visit his family. If you haven’t been to Greenville lately, it’s cuter than ever and worth the stop if you’re headed that way. Keeping it short and sweet this week. Have a wonderful  weekend!

favorite links from around the web

+ Whole Foods has their wild salmon on sale so clearly this recipe  needs to be tested out!

+ Picked these steal of a deal lace up flats up yesterday and can’t wait to take them for a test run

+ Could this Paris apartment be any cuter?

+ditch the burger bun and try these healthier options

+ the perfect lounge around pants at under $18

+ #ihavethisthingswithdoors southern edition


The New Printed Shirtdress

WAYF fall dress

This year I really want to make it a priority to add more dresses with sleeves to my wardrobe. They’re a great outfit for the transitional weather and also pair perfectly with tights once the temperatures drop. I tossed this shirt dress on before dinner with my family last night and loved the fun print. Plus I was eager to break out my new ankle booties that were a birthday present. Georgia weather, keep up the amazing temperatures please!

wayf dress c/o, grey ankle booties, sprouts necklace c/o
brixton felt hat (old, almost identical here and here), kendra scott bracelet and necklace, gold signet ring

felt hat-fall outfitfall outfit ankle bootsankle bootstassel necklace-fall fashion 2015


Currently Loving

Fall Must Haves 2015

Yesterday we had cooler temperatures in the southeast and it was such a welcome change from the persistent heat. This faux fur vest is such a great price and would be great for when fall arrives. I just picked up this druzy necklace and love the simplicity of it. Perfect for layering! Lace up flats are next on my purchase list. These combine the ties and tassels— win win! A chic little salt and pepper cellar makes a great gift.  I’m a scarf hoarder and this one looks so cozy for chilly days. A stack of these gold bangles is an easy way to dress up a casual outfit.

Summer Tortellini Pasta Salad

Tortellini Pasta SaladTerrafirma Serving Platter
I’m big on recipes that are seasonal and use lots of fresh, easy to find ingredients. During the summer there’s such a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies available (and on sale!) that’s it’s a no brainer to find recipes that feature them. Another win: not having to heat up the kitchen by baking something in the stove. This pasta salad took no time to toss together and we loved the fresh flavors melding together. We also stirred in a scoop of pesto for added punch. If you needed some extra protein, grilled chicken would taste delicious in this pasta salad too!

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Fresh Corn
via five heart home

22-ounce package frozen (or fresh) cheese tortellini 
3 cups (about 16 ounces) sliced cherry or grape tomatoes (halved or quartered, depending on size)
2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced in a chiffonade
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh ground black pepper

1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Boil tortellini in salted water according to package directions. Drain and cool. In a large salad bowl, combine tortellini, sliced tomatoes, fresh corn kernels, fresh chopped basil, Parmesan cheese, and pepper.

Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously. Pour over tortellini salad and gently mix all ingredients until well combined. Chill pasta salad several hours before serving.



One of my favorite shops, Open Door Shop , in Charleston is offering T&T readers 20% off their purchase from the tabletop + bar section with code TTxODS ! I love my Terrafirma platter and bowl above. The quality is beautiful and I love that each one is hand made. We use these napkins all the time, this pineapple bowl is adorable and this tray would be adorable for appetizer!


Our Weekend In Pittsburgh

Rehearsal Dinner outfit[blush dress (sold out, here in white) and bride’s maxi dress .Big fan of this brand!]

This past weekend my closest girlfriends and I all flew up to Pittsburgh to celebrate our sweet friend Katie’s wedding. It was most of our first time to the city and we lucked out with picture perfect weather— no humidity and sunny skies. After landing Friday morning we headed to the bride and groom’s house for a welcome brunch. We stayed at the beautiful William Penn Hotel in downtown and couldn’t have asked for a better location. I’ll admit, Pittsburgh really surprised me this weekend!

We didn’t get a change to explore the city, but I wanted to share a few snaps from the past few days.

william penn hotel pittsburghrehearsal dinner styleThe Pennsylvanian

The cocktail and reception were held at The Pennsylvanian. Originally a train station and office for the Pennsylvania railroad, the building is now a stunning event space.
wedding day attireWeddington Way Grey Bridesmaid DressesBridesmaid dresses from Weddington Way and mixed and matched all in grey.
neutral wedding flowersThe florals were out of this world beautiful.

Hope y’alls weekend was a wonderful one!


Weekend + Links

gold cocktail glasses

Hey Friday, good to see you! This past week seemed to fly by. All of my closest girlfriends and our men are heading up to Pittsburgh today for our friend Katie’s wedding tomorrow! Brian typically doesn’t get weekends off, so I’m counting my blessings that I get to have him with me this time. It’s our first time heading into the city, so if you have any favorite spots send them our way. I’m looking forward to grabbing a few of the September issues and a cup of coffee for some in-flight reading. Follow along via snapchat (ateale)and Instagram (@turqandteale) for our adventures up north!

[ favorite links ]

How perfect is this shoulder bag for fall? So many good color options!

New fall shows to watch. Narcos and The Catch are on my list.

Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit. A definite recipe repeater.

SJP’s tips on being a girl boss

Brooke Shield’s Long Island Cottage has me ready to move in.

One of my favorite stores is having up to 80% off their summer sale! Now’s the time to score some amazing deals (i.e.: my pineapple belt is a part of the markdowns!)

What’re y’all up to this weekend?


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The Frye Company Atlanta

Frye Boots Fall 2015

Frye has long been one of my favorite boot brands. They’re shoes and bags that cost a little more but I have never been disappointed with the quality or craftsmanship. I’ve had my Melissa frye boots for years and they only get better (and more comfortable!)  with age. When I found out Atlanta’s first Frye shop was opening at Ponce City Market, I couldn’t get over there fast enough. Is there anything better than the smell of new leather?

The shop is in the refurbished Sears Roebuck building originally built in 1926 and oozing with charm. It’s rare that I find a store equally split with both men and women’s items (typically it’s way more on the female side, leaving me guilty for dragging B in), but this location has the best of both. Gorgeous men’s bags and shoes that would easily entertain the man in your life while you’re shopping.

I’ve been wanting to post my favorite Atlanta spots for a while and I’m finally kicking the series off with Frye! I’m excited to bring you more of my go-to’s and hidden gems in the ATL. Whether you’re local or traveling south in the future, hopefully you’ll discover a few new spots to try.

Frye mens bootsFrye Fringe Handbagthis bag is even more amazing in person!
Frye Atlanta Ponce City MarketAtlanta Ponce City MarketFrye boots for fall winter

A few of my Frye favorites:

+ I lived in my black OTK boots last year and have my eye on these for a lighter color option.
+ A great pair of booties for everything from a mini dress to skinny jeans.
+ Also loving these booties with a bit of edge
+ I can’t wait to wear these heeled boots come fall.
+ Still not tiring of the bucket bag trend. This one is so simple and beautiful!


Currently Loving

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In the summer give me all the brights, but come fall/winter I’m always drawn to neutrals. This striped dress is always a good idea.  These little ear jackets would be the perfect touch of glam to an everyday outfit. My love for hats continues to cooler temperatures with this grey version. Already dreaming up multiple outfits I could wear these little tassel d’orsay flats with. I’m lacking in the black bag department and have my eye on this beautiful Gates satchel. These stunning plunge heels would be perfect for a night out or for the holiday parties that will be here in no time.

*Thank you all so much for the sweet Birthday love yesterday! xx


Classic Bags To Have

I always do my research before buying a new purse. When you’re deciding which classic bags to have it can be overwhelming, and I hate buyers remorse, so I like to feel confident once I click that ‘submit order’ button. Shopbop is having 20% off their classic bags and there are so many great options! This leather tote will work for everything from an airport travel bag to your daily work bag. I picked up this weekender for Brian and love the clean lines of the design. This bag is pink was my spring go-to, but I love the navy for year round use.

Use code ‘INTHEBAG’ for 20% off all classic bags  here.


Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers

Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingerseasy healthy buffalo chicken

In honor of my birthday today (!!) we’re celebrating with buffalo chicken, obviously. These are so easy to make and would be a perfect for upcoming tailgating or game day snacks. We opted for the medium flavor and they were definitely on the spicy side, but so so good. For the next batch I may try broiling it the last few minutes to get the breading to crisp. Pair with homemade ranch and you have a guilt free buffalo chicken option!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers
via the domesticate me

1½ cups non-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried dill weed
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½  teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders/tenderloins
1 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce


Start by making the ranch dressing. In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, parsley, dill, garlic powder, salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Place the chicken tenders in a large Ziploc bag and add ¾ cup of the ranch and seal the bag, removing as much air as possible. Squish the chicken and dressing around, making sure that each tender is well coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Pop that extra ranch in the fridge too.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and place it on top of a baking sheet. Set aside. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl with a good pinch of kosher salt. Set this bowl next to the prepared baking sheet and get your marinated chicken from the fridge.

One at a time, remove the chicken tenderloins from the bag and dredge them in the bowl of breadcrumbs. (Tongs make this process less messy.) Use your fingers to gently press the breadcrumbs onto the chicken tenders. (You want each tender to be realllly well coated) Transfer the breaded tenders to the prepared wire rack.

Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Meanwhile, heat the wing sauce in a medium saucepan. When hot, remove from the heat and add a few of the chicken tenders at a time. Use tongs to make sure they get completely coated in the sauce. Move to a plate and serve the buffalo chicken with the reserved ranch for dipping.