Charlie and I have been venturing further and further outside our ‘hood and exploring tons of new boutiques and restaurants in Santa Monica! I wore this little floral dress for our day date and got so many compliments on it. It’s from Reformation – one of my favorite brands at the moment. They carry the dreamiest sundresses you’ve ever seen. I love that I’ll be able to throw a leather jacket, silk trench or army jacket over this and wear it throughout the fall here. It’s my first fall in LA, and I’m loving every second of it! I get to bundle up and feel cozy in sweaters and booties for chilly mornings, then change into light sundresses and t-shirts with boyfriend jeans for warmer afternoons. My personal style is very much a fusion of east coast meets west coast at the moment – especially with all of my chic outerwear hanging at the front of my closet. Speaking of outerwear…I’ll be doing a coat post soon and bringing back my Currently Coveting collages which a few of you have missed! Be sure to check out all of my fall outfits from over the years (from NYC) here!
It’s here! My 5th collection of leather travel accessories with Gigi New York/Graphic Image is now available! And you’re in luck – every item is included in their Friends and Family sale :) Take 30% off my colorful journals, datebooks, passport holders, and luggage tags. These items all make amazing birthday, Christmas, and bridesmaid gifts (and of course you should buy one for yourself too!) For this season’s designs – I went with beautiful crocodile embossed leathers and the softest french goatskin in ivory, white, light pink, mint green, tan and grey. The datebooks look gorgeous on any desk and are perfect if you’re a pen to paper gal like me. I put one of the luggage tags on every single one of my suitcases, and I never travel without my passport holder, which also has a sleeve for your boarding pass. The journals are a must – and I keep one on my nightstand to write down my ideas, dreams, or things I’m grateful for. I also love to travel with these journals and jot down notes or amazing restaurants that I stumble upon. To celebrate the launch of my collection (I still can’t believe this is #5!!!!) – I’m giving away an entire set of monogrammed pieces to one lucky reader. To enter, simply follow me on Instagram, and repost the giveaway photo from my instastory ON YOUR instastory! Be sure to tag me so I can see :) Brownie points if you post it on your actual Instagram page! Have a great weekend xx
You guys, I have officially turned into Martha Stewart! Better Crocker step aside! No but really – I’ve been baking up a storm since September rolled around and decorating my house with all things fall. It feels SO good to have a home and a real kitchen to cozy up in this season. The only thing I used my oven for when I lived in NYC was storage! Very Carrie Bradshaw of me hehe but it’s true. Anyways, I wanted to share another muffin recipe that my sister actually created (some of you already follow her – but for those of you who don’t know she has a food blog called Sullivan Street Eats and shares tons of amazing recipes weekly.) These gluten free, apple cinnamon muffins are a lot more moist and spongelike (in a good way) than the other delicious muffin recipe I shared and I think of them as more of a dessert (…but you’d be shocked to know they have zero refined sugar.) They’re sweetened with maple syrup – which next to coconut nectar is my favorite way to sweeten baked goods. I keep these muffins in my fridge during the week and reheat them for 15 seconds with almond butter for a little treat. I also like to crumble one up and add it on top of my morning smoothie bowls instead of using store bought granola. For the streusel part of the muffin – feel free to experiment, but I added oats, pecan, and almond butter. Super easy, and I promise you this will become your go-to fall muffin recipe. When it comes to decorating for fall – you’d be surprised what a difference a pretty bowl of pumpkins or basket of gourds on your kitchen counter or in your entry can make. It’s such a welcoming touch and will make you so happy every time you walk by that festive corner in your home. I just ordered a TON of stuff from H&M’s home section (half of the pieces I used here are from there!) AND they were all under $25. This black cutting board looks soooo luxe (great for wine + cheese nights) and was only $13. I’ve been putting my smoothie bowls in this beautiful stoneware bowl (which is only $10 and the perfect size) and placing pumpkins and baked good in this rustic wood serving dish ($25.) Don’t even get me started on the rest of their decor pieces…(like this gold mirror.) I linked to a few more of my fave fall decor pieces below. PS if you want your house to smell divine…order this candle. I’ve been burning it ever since I got it last week – you can thank me later!
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Fall Muffins
3 cups of Almond Flour
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinammon
2 tsp nutmeg
2.5 tbsp coconut oil (or ghee)
1 Golden Delicious apple chopped into cubes
For streusel: Mix 1/4 cup of oats with 2 tbsp almond butter and 2 tbsp melted coconut oil to drizzle over. Optional to add pecans in.
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine both then fold in apple. Top with streusel and bake at 350″ for 30 minutes. Makes 12 muffins – enjoy!
What’s not to love about a silk smoking jacket? They’re comfortable, lightweight, and instantly complete a look. I’ve had this printed one for years and years, and am always pairing it with jeans or trousers and a black cami. Because I wear it so much, I never feel guilty about adding another one to my closet each season. I’ve been on the hunt for a nude colored one – and couldn’t resist ordering this dreamy House of Harlow extra long blazer from Revolve. It’s almost like a trench, but not as thick – which makes it ideal for fall in LA. I also have my eye on this silk blazer but in navy. It’s $32 – you really can’t beat Forever 21! This will be my first fall in LA and it’s been so fun decorating my home with pumpkins and miniature gourds, using my kitchen and making apple cinnamon muffins and pumpkin soup (recipe will be on the blog this week!) and really nesting.