Breezy Days

The Best Potato Soup (Ever)

September 19, 2014
This recipe has become one of my favorites and has been a total hit when made for parties and events! It's a thick and creamy potato soup with a little bit of a kick. Plus, it's pretty easy to make which motivates me to make it again and again. I originally found the recipe here, but here is my version. Enjoy! :)

Ingredients
4 cups of Chicken Broth
4 cups of peeled and cubed potatoes (2-2.5 large potatoes or 4-5 smaller potatoes)
1/4 Minced Onions
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground or crushed red pepper
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese 

Optional
Salt & pepper to taste
Shredded cheese
Bacon bits 

Step 1: Wash and peel potatoes  

Step 2: Cube/cut potatoes 

Step 3: Combine cubed potatoes, minced onion, spices, and chicken broth in pot. Then let boil on MEDIUM heat for about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender 

Step 4: Smash a few potatoes with whisk to release their starch for thickening 

Step 5: Reduce to LOW heat and mix in a small piece of cream cheese at a time until it is melted in the mixture. Then continue adding more until you've used the entire cream cheese package

Garnish with shredded cheese and bacon bits, then stuff your face with this amazing soup! 

Casual Fall Style + The Job Hunt

September 18, 2014
This is my second look (check out my first here) styling the wine floppy hat! Knit grey sweater, teal cords, booties, and lots of gold jewelry are my fall jam. On another note, I've been on the post-grad job search for the past few weeks and wow is it life-sucking! I'm applying like crazy and getting help from some awesome friends, so I'm keeping the faith that I'll find a job that's a good fit soon. Cross your fingers for me! :)

Photography by Caitlin from Bright Open Spaces
Corduroy pants: Loft 
Booties: Steve Madden
Bracelets: Fossil charm bracelet, InPink hammered circle bracelet, Jane 

Let the Leaves Fall

September 16, 2014
I tweeted a while back that I really wanted to try out a fall floppy hat without feeling like a poser. I was urged by some fellow tweeters to take the plunge, and I did! Isn't that what fashion is all about, taking chances? So this is the first of two outfits that I styled with my new hat and I'm excited to share them with you. Especially since the the leaves are starting to change color which means cooler weather is starting to come our way. Hoorayyyyyyyy! :)


Photography by Caitlin from Bright Open Spaces
Necklace c/o Francesca's Collections 
Booties: Shoedazzle