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Monday, October 21, 2013

Montague & Cape-ulet

The days are warm yet the nights are cold and I can't help but think about all of the fun outdoor activities that fall brings. Apple picking, pumpkin carving, and hot toddies shared with friends and loved ones are my favorite. I wish you were here, Nick. I do love a good haunted house and spooky hayrides though too (Bates Motel)! I had been trying to save all of my plaid and red things until after Thanksgiving but oh well forget it!

Cape: Pieces @ ASOS
Boots: Ecote Suede Split Wedge @ Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Ankle Zip Skinnies @ Forever 21

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Soul Food

mmm... cheesy
As the weather cools off, one of my favorite meals to make is a large pot of chili. I decided to err on the side of "healthy" and opted to swap out ground beef for turkey, but veggie lovers can use seitan or tofu as well. Onions, kidney beans, diced celery, and stewed tomatoes make the traditional base while the avocado slices, cilantro, and cheddar cheese add a Mexican-inspired flavor. Yum!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pretty in Plaid

I felt like bringing a little bit of the English countryside to the city today!  Checks, pleats, and cable knits are my favorite themes for this winter. Bonus: knit midi skirts are super warm +1. I'm also wearing cute little London phone booth earrings but they are too small to see :)

Midi Skirt in Pleated Plaid @ ASOS
Leather Ankle Boots @ ASOS
Glitter Socks @ American Apparel
Cashmere Sweater @ Land's End
Horoscope Watch @ Urban Outfitters

Monday, October 7, 2013

Candy Crush

Kitchen Mainstays

Haddock en papillote with freekeh and squash
Braised chicken thighs with polenta and roasted peppers

I have been super busy with school this past week but somehow I still have time to make dinner at home. The steamed haddock turned out to be delicious, especially with the lemon and dill butter sauce, and I am definitely going to use the en papillote technique in the future. Obviously, the chicken with polenta catered to my Puerto Rican side but I think it could have used some spiciness. My kitchen may be petite but I think I'm getting better at this whole "cooking" thing ;)