Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chilly Weather Outfit

It has been so chilly in Long Beach this week!!! I LOVE it. I snapped pics of an outfit I wore weekssssss ago and this weeks weather inspired me to share it. I'm always cold so i'm a big fan of layering. A trend I picked up on a couple months ago is wearing a sweater over a dress. It is such an easy way to wear spring/summer pieces during winter/fall or vice versa. You can easily take off the sweater if it gets too hot or maybe one of the other pieces. Make it your own! 





Jean Jacket- J Crew / Scarf- JC Penny / Sweater- Ross / Dress- Nordstrom / 
Boots- Nordstrom Rack / Bracelet- Nordstrom Rack 

Happy Wednesday loves,
Ash 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Open-Faced Turkey Enchilada

I used to find grocery shopping so overwhelming but I've gotten better over the years about making a grocery shopping list & knowing what dishes I can make with certain ingredients. I've been making a lot of things with brown rice tortillas & chicken breasts lately (staple items on my shopping list) so this last shopping trip I decided to change it up and get corn tortillas & ground turkey. After searching around on the internet for a recipe that called for both, I came up with this Open-Faced Turkey Enchilada:

Ingredients:
Corn tortillas
Ground turkey (1 tray) 
Canned black beans
Frozen mixed veggies
Frozen Bell peppers
Mushrooms
Cheddar cheese

Directions: Cook ground turkey in a skillet, season with garlic salt, thyme, Mrs. Dash, cajun seasoing. Add veggies.

Coat baking pan with non stick spray (I used a coconut oil spray from Trader Joe's). Layer bottom of pan with tortillas, add beans & ground turkey.

Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes or so. 

5-10 minutes before its done, sprinkle cheese on top and put it back in the oven. The recipes I found call for longer baking times. I wanted to cut down the baking time why I cooked my turkey in a skillet beforehand. This also left me with  plenty of leftover turkey to make other meals with.

 Some of the ingredients I used



Let me know if you try out the recipe!! 

Happy Wednesday :)
-Ash

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My first fashion post

I am obsessed with fashion bloggers and maybe just a litttttle jealous of them. Their blogs, outfits & pictures are always just so darn perfect! All of the fashion blogs I follow have really begun to inspire my outfits & shopping trips. I look back at old posts all of the time to try and recreate a look I liked or get ideas for an outfit. Most importantly they've inspired me to not be afraid to incorporate a little bit of fashion into my own blog, so thank you for that :)

P.S. Huge thank you to my roommate for trying her best to snap some pictures of me



Top- Nordstrom / Blazer- Nordstrom / Jeans- Guess via marshalls / Flats- cathy jean, similar here

Xo,
Ash

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oscar Sunday

I love award shows but let's be real, I love the fashion even more. But before we get to the fashion...one of my favorite moments of the night was Jared Letos' heartfelt acceptance speech that left me teary eyed! And how good looking is he?! I'm not gonna lie, I googled him after hearing his speech and found out he's 41 years old (shocking right?!). I think I found myself a new celebrity crush. My other favorite moment was the epic group selfie Ellen DeGeneres took that apparently momentarily broke twitter because it was retweeted so many times. And the moment we've all been waiting for...below are my top 3 best dressed and top 3 worst dressed of the night: 

Best Dressed- Kate Hudson in Versace, Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani
Photos courtesy of: eonline 

Worst Dressed- Anne Hathaway in Gucci , Sally Hawkins, Ireland baldwin
Photos courtesy of: eonline

Who were your favorites?!

XO,
Ash