Lou & Grey

Lou and Grey outfit

Ever since being introduced to Lou & Grey a few months ago, I have been hooked. The clothes not only fit great, they’re super comfortable to wear and the collection is so easy to mix and match pieces. I was beyond excited when a Lou & Grey freestanding store opened at the new Avalon development just outside of Atlanta. The store is serene, welcoming and filled with amazing clothes. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve already seen a few images from the store, but it’s even prettier in person. Clearly the brand is after my own heart since it’s stocked with cozy neutrals and tons of navy (yes please!).

I left with so many great wardrobe basics besides the ones pictured here. This layering tank comes in a few more colors and I left with the grey and olive color. If you’re searching for new leggings, these are adorable paired with this tunic. Starting today everything at Lou & Grey is 40% off, so get to shoppin’!

Lou & Grey jacket c/o, Lou & Grey pants c/o, Lou & Grey blouse c/o, Madewell heels,
Kate Spade earrings, Dagne Dover clutch

Lou & Grey Quilted JacketLou & Grey army pantsDagne Dover Linen Clutch

Kate Spade EarringsMadewell Mira HeelLou and Grey fall outfit

Since most of us are working on holiday wish lists, I’ve rounded up a few of my Lou & Grey favorites below:

Weekend + New Orleans Recap

St. Louis Street

Last week was one of those that you never wanted to end. Brian and I took advantage of his week vacation and headed down to New Orleans for a few days. Excuse the iPhone pictures, but it’s all I carried with me this week. Thank you to everyone that sent in recommendations of things to do! We both loved the charm that the city offered and all of the amazing food!

Grilled OysterChargrilled oysters from Acme Oyster House were not to be missed.

photo 3We rode streetcars all around town and explored historic cemeteries, the beautiful garden district and for some light shopping.

New Orleans Favorites:

to eat:
Irene’s (the best homemade lasagna!)
Acme Oyster House  (chargrilled oysters)
GW Fins (delicious fresh fish)
Three Muses  (great live music while you eat)
Cafe du Monde (of course)

to do:
We avoided the freezing temps one afternoon and headed to the Lowe’s hotel for a day of pampering
Spend $3 and get the streetcar pass for the day
Head to the garden district and walk up and down all the nearby streets to view the beautiful old homes
Take a cemetery with French Quarter Phantoms. We scored a great Groupon deal and the tour was really interesting!
Live music at d.b.a

Part two of the week, my best friend’s wedding!
Rehearsal DinnerRehearsal dinner ladies. // Brides’ dress found here

photo 3We spent the day getting ready in the coziest monogrammed pajamas.

photo 5The most beautiful bride. Can we take a minute to talk about her fabulous fur coat that was her great grandmothers? Amazing.
Bill LevkoffBill Levkoff Bridesmaid Dress

The most amazing week, spent with my favorite people!


Weekend + Links

Wedding Walk

I couldn’t be more excited for this weekend since tomorrow my best friend is getting married! It’s been so much fun to get to plan our weddings at the same time and I’m so excited to stand by her side as she becomes a Mrs. tomorrow. Rewind a few days, and New Orleans was such a fun trip! The weather was freezing in the beginning of the week (like most of the US it seems), but warmed up on our last day of exploring. I so wish Atlanta and Charleston had all the live jazz music that Nola did. B and I would be perfectly content with a glass of red wine, charcuterie board and live music nightly if we had our choice. I’ll be recapping our trip next week! For now, it’s off to enjoy every moment celebrating this weekend!

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Skinny Queso and Bean Dip

Skinny Bean and Queso Dip

This past weekend for a Saturday filled with football, I pulled out my trusty Skinnytaste cookbook and tried a delicious new appetizer. This took no time at all to throw together and was a big hit! You know it’s a success when the guys are going back for more and they don’t believe that it’s “light”. Adding this permanently into the appetizer rotation.

Skinny Bean and Queso Dip
via skinnytaste cookbook

1 (15 oz) can fat- free refried beans
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1 1/4 c. jarred medium salsa
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
1 1/2 c. shredded mexican cheese ( I used monterey jack with jalapeños )
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
chopped green onions (optional)
tortilla chips, to serve with

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the refried beans and taco seasoning. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the salsa and green chilies on top of the beans. Bake until the edges being to bubble, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with cheese and return to the oven. Bake just long enough to melt the cheese, 5-6 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro and green onions.



Weekend + Links

Cozy Morning

What a week it’s been. I started in New York, flew back to Charleston and am now back in Atlanta for a few days. The holiday events have officially kicked off and I’m trying my hardest to refrain from playing Christmas music until at least another two weeks. Earlier this week a group of bloggers and I stuffed and addressed all of our holiday cards (thanks Minted!) and I’m so excited to drop them in the mail after Thanksgiving. I was finally able to try Saltyard for my cousins’ birthday dinner on Wednesday and it didn’t disappoint. So many delicious bites! The working week ended with a fun dinner hosted by Spanx. I’ll admit, I though Spanx was only a shapewear line. Who knew they had amazing jeans and bras? I promptly ordered these after seeing them in person. If you need a winter white pair, they look insanely comfortable and flattering.

favorite links around the web…

+ With the freezing temperatures arriving in Georgia today, this soup will be heading into the crockpot Sunday for dinner.

+ Lou & Grey/Loft is having 40% off everything with code ‘Shareit’ . These drapey tees are such a good deal right now.

+ 7 best food blogs for eating on a budget

+ Instead of a blog gift guide, I’m adding all of my holiday gift picks to the ‘Turquoise & Teale Gift Guide’ board on Pinterest. It’s updated often, so check back for favorite finds!

Happy happy weekend friends!


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Sweater Dress Style

Stuart Weitzman 5050 bootsTowards the end of summer I started searching for the perfect over the knee boots to save up for for fall. There are so many cute options out there, but ultimately my heart was set on these. Last week while back home in Charleston, the weather still hadn’t made up its mind. These boots were perfect to pair with a sweater dress and a favorite blanket scarf.

Theory dress (similar here & here), Stuart Weitzman boots (similar here and here), Zara scarf (old, similar here), Dagne Dover crossbody c/o, Ray Ban sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Margaret Elizabeth bracelet

Theory Tillora DressZara Blanket ScarfDagne Dover Wallet ClutchOver the Knee BootsTheory Sweater Dress

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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Given the choice, 80% of the time I’ll choose a chocolate chip cookie over any other. That is, until I found this recipe for the most delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. They’re soft, the batter is delicious (always a good indicator) and so easy to throw together. With the holidays coming up these are the perfect gifts to bring to family and friends! If you’re a fan of sweet treats, this board will have you more than covered.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
via examiner

3/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. white sugar (I always use a little less)
3/4 c. light brown sugar (same as the white sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 c. rolled oats
1 c. raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F .
In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by a teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8- 10 minutes or until golden brown.



[Styled] Wrapped Up

Calypso Silk Wrap Blouse

If you were to stand in front of my wardrobe you’d notice an obvious gravitation toward neutral colors. Over three-fourths of my closet is black, gray or white and I’m perfectly ok with it. A great white blouse is something I can never seem to have enough of, and when I saw this gorgeous one from Calypso St. Barth I knew it was just the right one. It drapes perfectly and will also work tucked into a pencil skirt for work.

Calypso St. Barth blouse c/o / Madewell denim / Joe’s heels (similar here and here)
Gigi New York clutch / Kendra Scott earrings / Ariel Gordon necklace / Nars lip

Calypso St. BarthJoe's Laney HeelGigi New York Uber ClutchGigi NY UberMadewell Skinny Denim