Weekend + Links

wine tasting

TGIF friends!
I’ve been busy planning one of my best friend’s bachelorette party the past few weeks and it’s finally here! We’ve booked a gorgeous house in the mountains and planned a full day of wine tasting on Saturday. I’m looking forward to a weekend with the girls and celebrating our bride to be!

favorite links this week…

+ I picked up this hat recently and have been wearing it non-stop. I have the navy, but am this close to adding the black to my collection as well.

+ Once the weather turns cooler I crave oatmeal in the mornings. I love these ideas to spice things up.

+ The chicest rain boots I’ve seen in a while.

+ Adding this to my ever-growing DIY list. A great way to keep things organized when you walk in the house.

+ A great article on wearing workout clothes outside the gym. Who has time for running errands in stilettos? Comfort is key in my book.

xx

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[Styled] Weekend Casual

Weekend Style

On the weekends I like to keep things casual and easy during the day. If I’m in Charleston one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is heading to the farmer’s market. For me, it’s about having a coffee, grabbing a favorite tote for purchases and not worrying about looking too put together (i.e: air-dried or next day hair is the way to go!). It doesn’t hurt that track pants are in for fall. I wore these in St. Louis and B asked why I was wearing pajamas. Honestly, men, what do they know? Side note: Have any of y’all picked up this refillable iced coffee from Whole Foods? It’s so good!

Gap shirt, Gap track pants, Dolce Vita shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses, Blair Ritchey tote, David Yurman bracelets

Gap Track PantsDolce Vita Gibsin Slip-onsBlair Ritchey Market Tote

Weekend Casual

Senior year of college I rescued a black lab mix, Cooper, who now lives with my parent’s in Charleston since I’m a frequent traveler. Easily one of my favorite parts of being home is spending time with Coop. What great weekend doesn’t involve a precious pup?

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Tuesday Eats: Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”

Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice

When I get back in town after a few days of traveling I always crave something that’s filling, but healthy for dinner. Since typical fried rice isn’t the healthiest option, I tested out a new quinoa version. What’s that? Y’all didn’t know I was a fan of quinoa? ;) This recipe was so.freaking.good . It’s packed with veggies and a drizzle of sriracha on top adds some welcomed heat. I made this for dinner Sunday night, had it for lunch yesterday and ended up freezing some in individual portions for workdays when the last thing I feel like doing is preparing a complicated dish. I think even the guys would be a fan of this one (I know B will be!), especially with a chicken addition if necessary.

Quinoa Chicken “Fried Rice”
via damn delicious

ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1 zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup peas
2 carrots, peeled & grated
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 green onions, sliced
Sriracha (optional)

directions:

Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside. I cooked mine in vegetable broth for extra flavor.

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Add eggs and fry until cooked through (2-3 mins per side), flipping only once. Set aside to cool before dicing.

Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, cooking for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini.  Cook, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes. Add corn, carrots, peas and quinoa. Stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Add ginger and soy sauce and gently toss to combine. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Lastly, stir in green onions and diced eggs. Drizzle with sriracha and enjoy!

note: I’m not a fan of broccoli or peas and omitted those. Customize the vegetables to your liking!

xx

Weekend + Links

Cap Style

Good Morning from Chapel Hill, NC!
B and I are here for the day as Fellowship interviews are underway. It’s such a cute college town here and I’m loving the unique eateries and beautiful homes. Definitely wouldn’t be a bad spot to call home for three years. We’re hitting the road to Charlotte tomorrow and looking forward to a day with family while B’s back in the southeast. It’s crazy to think that it’s been 13 years since September 11th. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that lost a loved one on that tragic day.

Favorite links around the web…

+ ‘24 things we become obsessed with in our late 20’s’ is spot on

+ Like I need another striped top. This one with the side zipper makes me love it even more though

+ Still loving this Vogue series. Have you seen the latest one with the fashion legend herself?

+ The next recipe up to try asap

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

xx

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[Styled] Plum Tones

Red Dress Boutique

One of my favorite accessories for fall is a great felt hat. It masks day-old and dirty hair while still managing to make you look pulled together. Paired with a simple dress and a comfortable pair of booties and you’d have my ideal summer to fall getup. I love that this dress has the peekaboo shoulders and is longer in the back. Whether you’re tailgating or running around town, the last thing you want to be worrying about is a super short backside. This hat though. Consider it one of my fall staples.

Red Dress Boutique dress and hat c/o, Joie booties (also love these & these)
Tai bracelets , Nordstrom necklace (old, also love this and this)

Plum Felt HatJoie Pinyon BootieEasy Fall Style

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* For #2 use code “TASSEL18” to bring this necklace down under $20!

Tuesday Eats: Caprese Pasta Salad

caprese pasta salad

Today I’m sharing another great, easy recipe that works for everything from a picnic lunch to a tailgating side. Who doesn’t love a good pasta salad that involves fresh mozzarella?  The picture above was before I drizzled the dressing on, but it looks so fresh! If you can boil water, you can make this dish. I promise.

Caprese Pasta Salad
via simply scratch

ingredients:
2 c. dried pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
1 container fresh mozzarella pearls (or small balls cut in half)
1 c. fresh basil, sliced thin
kosher salt & pepper

for the dressing:
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil

directions:
In a small bowl whisk together the garlic and balsamic vinegar. Slowly add in the olive oil and set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water and add in the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Next, season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the pasta and stir to mix.

Enjoy!

[Styled] Chambray Style + Fotostrap

Whitewash Chambray Shirt

The chambray shirts in my closet are the best workhorses. They seem to go with everything and can be the most reliable item I pack when traveling. I switch off between this whitewashed option and this classic blue color. When I’m back home in Charleston I can’t seem to stop snapping pictures of everything around me. The seaside town and city aren’t new to me, but it’s packed with beauty.

The gracious team at Fotostrap sent me a monogrammed version of their new camera strap and I’m ob-sessed. The color is vibrant and it’s so comfortable to wear when shooting. For every strap that’s purchased, they donate 10% to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that gives portrait and sessions and short films to inspiring people who’ve overcome adversity. Use the code FotostrapTeale for free monogramming on any order though 9/19.

Anthropologie shirt, James Jean denim (c/o) , Fotostrap camera strap (c/o),
Dolce Vita sneakers, Ray Ban sunglassesDavid Yurman bracelets

Fotostrap Cobalt Long StrapFotostrap Cobalt StrapJames Jeans Twiggy JeansDV by Dolce Vita Gibsin

Weekend Links

Sunday Morning

Can we all just go ahead and vote on permeant 3 day weekends? I’m pretty positive that a 4 day work week is the way to go and would boost everyone’s work motivation. It feels like today should only be Wednesday, but I’m more than ok with Friday. Weekends in Atlanta are somewhat rare and always appreciated. While I’m wishing I was at NYFW, I’ll be following along via social media and  without the painful heels. Two of my close girlfriends both got engaged last weekend and we were finally able to celebrate with everyone last night at Bartaco (delicious!). With nine of my current friends engaged, you can image the craziness that is our friend circle. It’s wedding madness over here!
Hoping each of y’all have a wonderful weekend ahead!

favorite links this week…

+ Did y’all see The Everygirl’s home tour this week? Such a great way to make a small space your own and not cluttered.

+ This purse is next up on my wish list. Love the clean lines and structure.

+ Following all things #NYFW on The Cut

+ I haven’t made a single recipe from this site that’s been bad. Obviously I need to make these for the next football Saturday.

+ Speaking of, this is the perfect tailgating/ beach/ boat basically anywhere fun accessory.

+ I’m newly obsessed with Rack It Up . Who doesn’t love getting a good deal?

xx

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