The 3 Ingredient Margarita (For Labor Day Weekend)!

3 Ingredient Margarita

Today I'm back with another recipe from my collaboration with Smirnoff Ice -- just in time for end of summer BBQs and the quickly approaching Labor Day weekend! I love a good Margarita, especially when I'm serving Mexican inspired cuisine so I was pleasntly surprised to discover that Smirnoff Ice is the perfect ingredient to whip up a quick batch of Margaritas when you don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. Smirnoff ice with a squeeze of lime juice alone is also a great compliment to any summer meal, especially with dishes that have a little kick. Read on for the recipe and be sure to check back tomorrow when I share the recipes for the Chimichurri Skirt Steak, Pinto Beans + Grilled Romaine Salad I made too! See how I made a Cherry Mojito with Smirnoff Ice here


Easy& Effortless End Of Summer Outfit

 Old Navy top & jeans // Fossil bag // Jenni Kayne  D'Orsay flats 
Fall is my favorite season, so by this time of the year I'm antsy to break out my sweaters, flats and layering pieces. Last week I went to lunch at Vin909 with some girlfriends and decided it was time to break in my new Jenni Kayne flats -- but it was sooo hot that day I really should have been in shorts! I picked up this sleeveles chambray top at Old Navy for $7 last week too, such a deal!

Thanks Christina for the photos! 


Cute & Comfy Walking Sneakers

Now that we've finally got our honeymoon figured out (and I can't wait to share all of the details) I'm on the hunt for clothing + footwear suitable for a lot of walking in Europe during the fall.  I think I have enough pieces already for layering but I am looking for new comfortable walking shoes that are also cute and I can wear with skinny jeans, little black pants and even skirts. Which pair is your favorite and do you have any suggestions? 


The Easy AND Pretty Cheese Plate

Sorry for the radio silence around here. I had two back to back trips (one across the country) and I'm so excited to be back home getting organized until our wedding at the end of September! Today I'm sharing my tisp for putting together a cheese plate that looks as good as it tastes -- let's face it, not all cheese platters were made for Instagram sharing but this simple presentation will definietly impress your guests. It also costs less than $20! Read on for the details!
Image by Abby Jiu


Our Thomas Point, Annapolis Engagement Session

Thomas Point, Annapolis Engagement Session
I'm so excited to share the beautiful engagement photos Abby Jiu took of Austin and I back in June. I couldn't be more happy with the way they turned out. I never wanted to take engagement photos and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out "what" to do with them and in end decided on beautiful waterfront park and a low fuss shoot. The light was perfect and I love how the colors all fit perfectly together from the rocks to my dress and even Austin's pants. You can see all of the photos over on Style Me Pretty -- and continue reading for a few of my favorites. PS- my dress is from ASOS.