What to Wear in this August Heat – Stylish Summer Outfit

Wowza! Does it get hot and humid in August!!  Today I’m sharing a few easy peasy ways to beat the heat with a cute and stylish Summer outfit.  My secret?  Linen, linen and linen!  It’s an effortless fabric that only looks better with wear.  I actually love it when it gets a little crinkled.  No fancy pants here!  If you’ve never owned anything linen, let me tell you, linen is pure awesomeness.  And the linen you own doesn’t have to stop at what you wear but goes into bedding, napkins and pillows too!  All of it is GORGeous!!  So go on and drape linen over everything in your life.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

What to Wear in this August Heat - Stylish Summer Outfit

 

crop top – let that cool breeze hit your midriff people and you will be cooler  😉

linen pants – OR shorts but I prefer pants with a crop top

coral branch necklace – keep accessories to a minimum so you don’t feel weighed down in the heat

sunglasses – thin and light frames feel cooler than chunky larger frames

straw bag – small crossbody bags leave you hands free for shopping and don’t feel as heavy as their big leather counterparts

gold cuff bracelet – choose one or two skinny bracelets and skip the larger statement ones à la Wonder Woman style

espadrilles – I love the easiness of slip-ons and open-toed shoes are a must to beat the heat during August!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beach Quote

love you to the beach and back quote

 

How GORGeous is this beach?!!  With the palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze.  It’s ahhhmazing!  I couldn’t recreate this no matter how hard I tried.  That’s why when we come across these GORGeous moments in life, we have to stop and enjoy them.  Preferably with someone you love (and yes the dog counts!).

 

Ocean Quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018

It’s not every look book that is filled with insta-worth pics, but this one is!!  Nic del Mar sure had their priorities straight when designing their Summer swimwear line for 2018.  Which is blissfully entitled, “Whisked Away”.   And who doesn’t want to be whisked away?  People who don’t want to be whisked away, please explain yourselves.  Anyhoo, go on and check out their new gorg look book below.  That is all.

Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018 Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018 Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018 Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018 Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018 Nic del Mar Summer Swimwear Look Book 2018

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Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Yay!  It’s another fashion post!!  Today’s post is all about Reformation’s new Summer Look Book that I’m loving.  It’s filled with all tropical Hawaiian inspired pieces and that’s not even the best part.  If you’re not familiar with Reformation, not only do they make effortlessly stylish clothes but their pieces are sustainable as well!  Something that I’ve talked about before in previous posts.  I’m all about keeping it green even when it comes to what I wear.  So take a look at the loveliness that Reformation is dishing out for Summer:

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Umbria Dress in Blue Lion

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Corfu Dress in Aloha

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Umbria Dress in Bora Bora – I love the two piece set!

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Puka Top

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Corfu Dress in Lei

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

 

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Corfu Dress in Luau

 

Reformation Summer Fashion Look Book 2018

Oahu Set in Postcards

 

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What to Wear : Summer Bridal Shower Outfit

Today I’m sharing the outfit I wore for my friend’s Summer bridal shower. (This would work for a baby shower too!) Have you ever thought of wearing a jumpsuit for a bridal shower before? Jumpsuits make getting ready the best because there’s no fuss with matching a top and a bottom! Just make sure your jumpsuit isn’t too casual and you’re good to go. I offset my bridal shower outfit with pink and gold accessories. Also because of the large amount of stripes and bows I was wearing, I choose to keep this outfit pretty simple. Take a peek:

What to Wear : Summer Bridal Shower Outfit

 

striped jumpsuit

lipgloss

love knot bracelet

pink clutch

gold sailboat necklace

bow tie sandals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

Stately may actually be an understatement!  This gorgeous and quite lush seaside home, located in Punta Cana boasts an extravagant tropical garden, stunning antiques and a bath tub that if I got in to, I would never leave.  Take the tour:

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

this. is. the. garage.

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

plant goals

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

the grand room

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

i’m kind of in love with this bench and by, “kind of” i mean a lot!

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

the bath tub i was telling you about

 

Stately Seaside Home Tour in Punta Cana

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

I always get excited when I have another Meatless Monday recipe to share with you and this one is especially delicious!! My Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza comes with a gluten-free crust, it’s diary-free and meat-free so almost everyone can enjoy it. It’s a little crispy, a lot sweet and a bit meaty. This was my first time trying out jackfruit and I absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to include it in other recipes. The jackfruit has a texture that’s similar to a rotisserie chicken and it pulls apart just as easily. I didn’t try it on its own but I honestly couldn’t tell it wasn’t pork when I added the BBQ sauce. I only purchased one can of the jackfruit but next time I’ll definitely double up because it is seriously just that good! Grab the recipe below:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

 

Pulled Jackfruit:

  • 1  can 9.9 oz  green jackfruit in brine or water
  • BBQ sauce of choice – (I used Newman’s Own Original – it’s gluten-free)
  • 1/4 sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • optional – pineapple or other toppings (I think jalapeños or apples would also be good!)

 

Gluten-free pizza crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour blend – (I used Pillsbury)
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast *make sure you pick a gluten-free brand (I used Fleischmann’s)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (chickpea water)
  • 1 tsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Start by draining and rinsing the jackfruit.  Next you’ll want to remove any seeds and the core (see picture below).  You’ll get rid of everything to the right of the arrow.

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

How to cut the core out from jackfruit

3. Once you have your jackfruit ready, set it aside and chop up your onion.  Sauté onion with olive oil over medium heat until it starts to brown.

4. Then add the jackfruit, water, and bbq sauce.  Let simmer until the jackfruit has absorbed everything.  About 10 minutes.

5. Break apart the jackfruit with your spatula and spread out onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove.  Add additional BBQ sauce and bake for another 10 minutes.

6. While your jackfruit is cooking, you can prepare the dough for the crust.  Start by whipping the aquafaba, I used a small food processor but you can also use a hand mixer.  You want to get it to the consistency of a beaten egg white, light and frothy.  Set aside.

7. In a larger food processor, add your dry ingredients along with your 1 tsp olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and warm water.  Mix together.

8. Slowly add the aquafaba (about 1/4 at a time) and blend together.

9. Once your jackfruit has finished cooking.  Re-preheat your oven to 415 degrees.

10. Place your dough in between two sheets of parchment and begin to roll out.  You’ll want the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick (I divided my dough in half and made two smaller pizzas)

11. Next place your rolled out dough on a baking sheet and coat it with the 2 tsp olive oil.  Place in oven for 10 minutes.

12. Remove from pizza crust from oven and add a thick layer of BBQ sauce along with the pulled jackfruit and any other toppings.  Place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Meatless Monday Recipe : Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Pizza with Gluten-free Crust

Closeup of the pulled bbq jackfruit – YUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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