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One of the best things about following fellow bloggers is it allows you to discover things you may otherwise have never known existed -from new blogs to new stores or brands. I somewhat recently discovered Chic Wish through one of my biggest style crushes DC blogger Lacey  and immediately fell in love with myriad pieces, but none more so than this fabulous midi skirt. I feel like there is something very Carrie Bradshaw about this skirt, maybe it’s the drama of both the volume and the pattern, but whatever it is, I love it. I received so many compliments, both from coworkers and total strangers -even from men, and not in a creepy way! Because of the skirt’s flair, I decided to pair it with a simple black t-shirt so all attention would primarily be focused on the skirt. I wanted to wear heels, but my feet were killing me, so I had to settle for flats, but I will certainly be rocking this skirt again. And for those of you who are apprehensive about ordering from Chic Wish, I could not recommend it enough, I absolutely adore my purchase!

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You all know by now, I love a recipe that is easy to whip up, and that has room for some substitutions and/or additions. One of my absolute favorite food bloggers is Beth of Budget Bytes; which is where today’s mouth-watering recipe is adapted from. Beth’s blog showcases meals, that are not only delicious, but also budget-friendly. And trust me, I am no chef extraordinaire, but every one of her recipes that I have tried, have been fabulous. The other night, I was in the mood for something on the lighter side, but more importantly, for something quick. Little did I know how filling this was, and the best part, is you can add any vegetable or herbs, you happen to have on hand. While the recipe didn’t call for it, I had some broccoli, and green bell peppers, which I ended up just throwing in there. And I topped mine with garlic scapes, but feel free to toss on any herbs that you may have lying around; there is plenty of room for creativity with this dish.

Ingredients

Some frozen spinach, thawed
a pinch of garlic powder
Red pepper flakes (depending on how much you like spicy)
Salt and pepper
1 medium Roma tomato
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp cream or half and half
¼ cup shredded cheese (a creamy cheese works best, I used Havarti)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a casserole or pie dish with non-stick spray or with butter. Thaw the spinach and squeeze out most of the moisture (I didn’t have much time, so I used the microwave to defrost).
  2. Cut the tomato into chunks and place them in the bottom of the casserole dish (I also removed the watering middle section of the tomato to avoid a runny dish).
  3. Sprinkle the spinach over the tomato.
  4. Season the tomato and spinach with the garlic powder, red pepper flakes, a pinch of salt, and some freshly cracked pepper.
  5. Crack the eggs on top of the spinach and tomato. Drizzle the cream over everything in the dish, then top with the shredded cheese. Bake the dish in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the whites are opaque, but still soft and moist (they should jiggle slightly when you shake the dish). The exact cooking time will depend on the size and shape of your dish, so begin checking at around 8 minutes.iPhone 041 iPhone 044  iPhone 047   iPhone 050

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The 4th of July is just around the corner and to prepare for that I thought I would do a business casual post featuring red, white, and blue. As you can read on my post here, I put a moratorium on shopping for the month of June because of how over-budget I was in May (thank youuuuuu Memorial Day sales); however…I wasn’t entirely successful. BUT I will say that I have been on the hunt for a pair of white pants for the better part of 2 years now. While I’ve come close to purchasing pairs in the past, none were ever quite right. While at Target last week though, I saw these pants and just couldn’t help myself. I love that these are a little cropped, that they are high-waisted, but more than anything I love that they are textured. So in anticipation of this upcoming holiday weekend, here’s my take of a business casual homage to these United States many of us call home. I can barely wait for the barbecues, beer, flags, and fireworks that await this weekend. Happy Tuesday everybody!

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iPhone 119I love dressing down items that are meant to be a little more polished. Repurposing an outfit or an item of clothing is one of the best ways to diversify your style -you not only get more use from your closet, but best of all, you don’t have to spend a dime. I’ve had this dress for almost 3 or 4 years now. I first bought it back in college, when I first discovered my beloved Asos. Those of you who keep up, even infrequently, with this blog have undoubtedly seen that a good amount of what I have in rotation comes from Asos, Forever21, or Lulu*s. What can I say, I like what I like (also I’m working with limited funds.) Anyways, I wore this number earlier this week while playing hookie from work. I wanted something to just throw on, but obviously also chic and so this outfit was born. And have I mention this dress has pockets?? Yeah prettyyyyy sweet. It was relatively hot and I wanted my feet to breathe so I opted for sandals instead of my usual flats. Also, one of my roommate’s boyfriends got our house a hammock, which I made full use of! Lounging on there and reading Game of Thrones, while eating coffee ice cream straight from the tub, was probably the highlight of my week. Happy Friday!

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