6 Essentials for A Fool Proof Mom Wardrobe

Hi Guys! I am so excited to share one of the finished videos from our big two day video shoot last month with Popsugar and Electrolux. Filming is one of my favorite parts of blogging I love creating video content! Below are a few behind the scenes pics and you can watch our first video!

Testing lighting for our Q&A and voice overs.

This was half our set crew! Definitely one of the funnest groups I’ve worked with! Everyone was so amazing!

Here is our first video!! 6 steps to a fool proof mom wardrobe.

Below are links to everything I wore in the video! This shirt dress (under $50) is probably my favorite!

BLUSH BLAZER (SIMILAR HERE) | WHITE TOP | WHITE DENIM

NUDE SHIRTDRESS | BLACK ANKLE BOOTIES  (SIMILAR HERE) | BLACK TOTE (CELINE – SIMILAR HERE)

BLACK TANK (SIMILAR HERE) | GREY JOGGERS | WHITE SLIP-ON SNEAKERS | BLUSH BACKPACK

DISTRESSED DENIMBLACK ANKLE BOOTIES  (SIMILAR HERE) | SILVER WATCH

STRIPED TEE (UNDER $10) |WHITE DENIM

RED LACE-UP FLATS (SIMILAR HERE) | WHITE AND BLACK CAGED FLATS (SIMILAR HERE) | PINK SNEAKERS

What’s your favorite mom fashion essential?

XX, Christine

End of Summer BBQ Ideas

Happy Sunday guys! For some reason this week it really hit me that summer is almost over, I seriously can’t believe how quickly it has flown by! The kids are starting school this week so we have been trying to savor ever last bit of summer, especially the BBQ weather. Below are 5 great recipes for the perfect end of summer backyard barbecue.

raspberry lemonade spritzer

recipe via pinterest

SPARKLING RASPBERRY LEMONADE

| Makes: 6 Serving|

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 liter (33.8 oz) sparkling water or club soda, chilled
  • Fresh mint and ice, for serving

 

Directions:

  • Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • In a large pitcher (if you don’t have one large enough you may need two) whisk together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour in honey and mix until blended. Stir in raspberry mixture and lemon juice then pour in club soda and stir once. Serve with ice and fresh mint.

honey bbq chicken
recipe via pinterest

HONEY CHIPOTLE BBQ CHICKEN

| Makes: 4-6 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
See directions here.

parmesean corn on the cob

recipe via pinterest

PARMESAN CORN ON THE COB

| Makes: 8 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 8 ears corn, unhusked
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place corn, in its husks, directly on the oven rack. Roast until tender and cooked through, about 40-45 minutes.*
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Peel down the husks. Rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter mixture.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

 

Boston Baked Beans Recipe

recipe via pinterest

BOSTON BAKED BEANS

| Makes: 6-8 servings |

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound dry navy beans
  • ½ pound salt pork, rind left on and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups onion, sliced thick
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Colman’s dry mustard
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 6 cups of water, divided

See instructions here.

 

banana

recipe via pinterest

BANANA PUDDING PARFAIT

| Makes: 6 servings |

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding (dry mix only)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups whipped cream or cool whip
  • 5 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 (11 oz) box vanilla wafers

follow directions here.

SAVE FOR LATER! PIN HERE!

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Let me know what you guys think!

XX,

Christine

 

The Statement Detail Taking Over My Closet

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DETAILS: BLACK VELVET BLAZER | WHITE KNOTTED TOP (SIMILAR HERE – LOVE THIS SHADE) |  BLACK DENIM | GREEN SUEDE PUMPS (OLD – SIMILAR HERE) | CHANEL BLACK CROSSBODY BAG – SIMILAR HERE – LOVE THIS ONE)  | SUNGLASSES

Black and white doesn’t mean boring. It’s hands down the most timeless color combo and one that will never go out of style and it’s the perfect simple, understated look to add a bright, bold pump to. 😉

I love finding statement pieces in black or white because I know it’s something I’ll be able to wear forever and pair with anything. Knotted details are taking over right now from knotted sleeves to knotted dresses and hems and I’m obsessed! I love a crop length top with an oversized knot (how pretty is this chambray one!). Show some skin for date night or pair it with a high-waisted pencil skirt or trouser to make it office appropriate. It’s such a fresh silhouette that’s current, classic and so sophisticated! I also love the knotted back detail on this one and this off the shoulder is so good!

See a few more great knotted pieces below:

XX, Christine