Classic Look

It’s hard to go wrong with a black top, jeans and a pair of boots. Today’s look is easy, and I love that you can dress it up or down depending on what look you’re going for.

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing this Old Navy Swing tee. It runs big, so size down (I’m wearing an XS). This swing long-sleeve tee isn’t overly sized, so it’s still flattering while giving you extra room on those special days we all need it. Sometimes swing tees can look like you are with child (this one does not do that in my opinion). Bonus!

I love the length on this tee. You can easily also rock it with leggings too!

Below are two ways to wear it - the first is letting it hang for a more casual look and the second one, I’ve front-tied it for a little more flair.

 
 

With the swing tee, I added my favorite skinny jeans, a leopard-print belt and these fun boots. I’m loving the heel height on these 1. STATE boots (not too high, but girl, there’s still a heel!). They come in black, are very comfortable, and are also on major sale!

In the photo below, I swapped out the boots for a pair of colorful flats like THESE.

 
 

SHOP THIS LOOK

The tee:

 
image via Old Navy

image via Old Navy

 

Here is the swing top in a tank top version (this comes in 8 colors!):

 
image via Old Navy

image via Old Navy

 

The boots (are on major sale):

image via Lord & Taylor

image via Lord & Taylor

Leopard-print belt (this gem is $15!!!):

image via Amazon

image via Amazon

Pink flats (comes in 3 colors!):

 
image via Nordstrom

image via Nordstrom

 

The jeans (these are worth every penny!):

 
image via Nordstrom

image via Nordstrom

 

THE YEAR OF TRYING NEW RECIPES

My RECIPE Roundup:

This year, I’m making it the year of trying new recipes. I’m not trying a new recipe every night, but trying at least 1-2 a week. I figured I’d share the winners with you periodically in case you need some inspiration.

#1) Skillet Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce (CHICKEN)

My Take: This was a winner and it was easy to make. My husband said it might have been the best chicken I have ever made (I tend to super overcook chicken…I don’t have time for salmonella!). I substituted cocounut creamer that I use for my coffee (instead of the heavy cream) because that’s what I had in my fridge and it still tasted good. I also used less red pepper flakes so it wouldn’t be too spicy for my kids.

Click HERE for the recipe link.


#2) Chickpea Tikka Masala (VEGAN)

My Take: I was asked to put this one in the rotation (pretty much music to any mom’s ears!). I extra blend the tomatoes and onions (for the sake of texture for my kids), and they ate it right up. I also didn’t add any cayenne pepper to keep it mild for the little ones. This recipe is perfect in the winter months!

Click HERE for the recipe link.


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Thanks for reading! xo, ~Carolina