Saturday, September 9, 2017

Weekend Plans: September 9 & 10

Happy September! I am so excited that fall is right around the corner! I have already worn some new comfy sweaters, and I am currently watching college football as I type this up.

Saturday, September 9

No big plans today, but tonight I will be watching the Ohio State game and making personal pizzas! Yum!

Sunday, September 10

As you may have guessed from the photo above, I am going to the Buffalo Bills home opener tomorrow! I am so excited for football season. So many people I know are going to this game and the weather is supposed to be perfect! I cannot wait to cheer on my team and eat Buffalo Chicken Wing dip!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

End of Summer Corn Salad

Over the weekend my dad cooked an incredible steak dinner with a fresh tossed salad and grilled corn on the cob. We ended up having way too much corn left over and I didn't want it to go to waste. I started searching online for some corn salad recipes. I found a few great ones, but none of them really spoke to me. So I created my own version. I didn't know exactly how it would turn out, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

This summer corn salad is so good on it's own and as a side dish. I also think it would be so delicious on top of chicken or steak with sour cream. Think Chipotle burrito bowl. Here is what you will need to create this dish.

  • 6 corn on the cob or one bag of frozen corn
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 orange pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes cut in halves or quarters
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • 3 Tablespoons of Italian dressing
Just chop and mix all the ingredients together. This should take about 20 minutes to prepare and feed about 6 to 8 people. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekend Plans: August 26 & 27

This weekend is going to be pretty laid back. I only have one event planned, the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. I love walking around and taking in all the local talent we have here in Buffalo.

For more information on the festival of arts, click here.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Art Appreciation: Shark Girl

First Fridays at Albright Knox Art Gallery is one of my favorite date night activities. At the beginning of this month, my guy and I went to check out the new exhibits. I was all in for the Shark Girl: Never Quite There exhibition and it did not disappoint. There were dozens of pieces from Casey Riordan Millard's collection from sketches to lifesized installations. This exhibition is up until October 1st so there is still plenty of time to check it out if you are in the Buffalo area or are thinking of visiting. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

One Coat: Four Outfits

Have I mentioned I am ready for fall? I checked the weather for the next 10 days and it looks like the temperature won't reach 80 degrees. Today, it is 70 and sunny. I am currently wearing a Canadian tuxedo with Ked's and I am loving it! In honor of the cooler weather, I thought I would put together some outfits I have been day dreaming about. They all involve a beautiful suede moto jacket I picked up a few weeks ago. Most of the outfits are created with items I already have in my closet. Some of the items you may already have too!
Jacket (Similar)

Polka dots are having a moment. I'm not sure they ever really went away, but they are certainly popping up a lot lately. I love this navy blue dress. For a casual look, I would pair this with my Adidas All Stars and my red Gucci Soho Disco bag for a fun pop of color. 

For a cooler day, you can't go wrong with denim and a cozy sweater. I love this pink one from Nordstrom. Embroidery is a trend that does not seem to be going anywhere and I am very okay with that. I grabbed these tapestry booties over a month ago and I am dying to style them. Finishing off this look is a cute bucket bag with a ring handle detail. 

I already know where I want to wear this outfit... date night. The oversized cable knit sweater with the delicate floral skirt is such a sweet combination. Paired with over the knee boots and an oversized bag (to sneak in snacks to the movies), I cannot wait to throw this outfit together.

This last outfit would be fun for a night out or even a day at the office. The wide leg pants would be so comfy and cute. You can never go wrong with a classic white button up. Loafers and a simple black bag complete this look.