Wednesday, September 30, 2015

deep v.

a deep v is never a good thing...unless it's in the back. i can't even get over how obsessed i am with this sweater. i found this pale pink color on sale online and immediately had to buy the grey one when i saw they brought it back in another color. because when you find something you love, you must buy it in every color {it's a problem}.

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shop this entire look HERE!

happy hump day! 

xo.
tot

Monday, September 28, 2015

chunky knits.

fall has officially began in seattle and we are so excited. mostly because it means we can start busting out the chunky knits, blanket scarves and cute lil' booties.

whenever i go home to california i always make sure to stop at all of my favorite boutiques. one of them being "no rest for bridget" which is where this amazing hi-low chunky cable knit sweater is from. it really made being at work difficult because all i wanted to do was curl up on the couch and watch trash tv, but unfortunately i was sitting at my desk working. biggest disappointment.


{sweater - no rest for bridget boutique in CA / jeans / shoes}

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 xo.
tater

Friday, September 25, 2015

wheat belly.

so you know when you have a bad break-up, but months later you look back and realize it was for the best? yeah, that's what happened with me and gluten. we broke up. and we are never ever getting back together.

someone gave me the book "wheat belly" years ago but i never actually read it {i started to but i am easily distracted}. i always wanted to try and go without gluten but it took someone telling me it was causing me illness to really take it to heart.

back in june after we returned from our honeymoon i started feeling really sick. pretty much every time i ate i would get horrible acid reflux and immediately get bloated and uncomfortable. i knew this was not normal even though i had suffered through stomach issues pretty much my entire life. so i finally pulled the plug and decided to go see a nutritionist. what she told me was mind boggling. i was literally making myself sick to my stomach and it was 100% my fault.

she had me keep a 2 week food journal, do a couple self tests at home to check my temp, etc. and fill out a very lengthy questionnaire about my symptoms. after reading through my sheets she already had a pretty good idea what was wrong before i even met with her for the consultation. she asked if anything had changed in my diet recently and i said no, but i did mentioned i had just gotten back from a 2 week trip to europe where i consumed an insane amount of pasta, pizza and bread. she immediately told me i most likely had a gluten intolerance {not to be confused with celiac disease}. basically i can't digest it properly so it sits in my stomach for a unhealthy amount of time. she suggested i go sans gluten for 30 days and have a fruit, veggie and protein with all three meals of the day. 30 days later i noticed a HUGE difference, i did not have a single stomach ache, my bloating went away almost immediately and i just felt so much better in all aspects of my body. 

it's now been almost 3 months and i can honestly say i don't miss bread at all {and bread was literally my favorite food before}. there are so many gluten free options these days, although i try not to eat too many things that are without gluten as they tend to replace other ingredients in them such as sugar. but when i'm craving a pizza, there are literally 3 restaurants in my neighborhood that serve gluten free crust. and cooking is so much fun, too because i am trying all new recipes and realizing that i don't need a carb with every meal, that protein and veggies satisfy me just as much.

so today, i'm sharing one of my favorite go to meals. i will be sharing my gluten free recipes occasionally here and on instagram so stay tuned!





INGREDIENTS:
1 package italian chicken sausage {still in the casing}
1 yellow bell pepper
1 bag of brussel sprouts
1 zucchini
2 small cloves garlic
any bottle of your favorite vinaigrette {there are a ton from trader joe's that are delish and all different flavors} 

one: cook the sausage in a skillet with light oil until golden brown
two: remove from pan, add in cut up veggies and season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like
three: add the sausage back in and sautee all together
four: top with vinaigrette of your choice
five: optional, add spinach, argula or quinoa to change it up

have a fab weekend!

xo.
tot

Thursday, September 24, 2015

free people me.

it's no surprise that we love free people, we would probably wear it every day if we could. i mean nicole did just wear it in her post this week!but it can be a bit pricey so if you can take a risk and wait to buy it, then keep an eye on it and it's sure to go on sale somewhere. here's a tip: check our your local nordstrom rack, tj maxx or marshall's store as sometimes they end up there! this high slit tunic is no exception to my love for the brand. each piece i own from them is different and unique in its own way and can always be worn with different elements to change up the look.









{pave chevron ring: stella & dot // nadri chain link bracelet from nordstrom}


shop this entire look HERE

xo.
tot

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

printed tunic.

this tunic is everything. the other weekend jenna and i went out for a date night with the husbands to fremont and this was the perfect outfit. my favorite part is how flowy the tunic is, which was perfect for the amount of food and drinks that we consumed!

the print has a retro vibe and the keyhole detail is an added touch. its a great transition piece from summer to fall. the sleeveless detail keeps you cool on the summer days and when it starts to get a little chillier like it has in seattle, just throw on a leather jacket and you're good to go.

{leather / tunic / jeans / shoes}

 
 
 
 
 
 

 xo.
tater

Friday, September 18, 2015

shop style.

there are SO many different shopping website now a days it can be overwhelming to know where to go to shop online. we thought we would share one of our favorites called ShopStyle! it's a one stop shop for all your fashion needs.

how it works:
sign up online and download the ShopStyle app.
it will ask for your email and instagram account.
once you are signed up, you can link your 5 favorite brands so that every time you log in it will show you the newest arrivals.
you can shop by retailer, brand and even category like shoes, accessories, beauty etc.
you can create lists and "heart" your favorite items so they are saved in an archive for you to reference any time...and the best part is they will alert you any time an item in your list goes on sale!
every time you like a photo on instagram it will send links to each item directly to your email!


{when you add your favorite brands, this is what pops up on your tailored shop}

{when you add a specific item to your favorites or a list, this is how you can view them}

so what are you waiting for...sign up for ShopStyle now and make sure to swing by our page for links on where to buy all items on our blog posts ;)

xo.
jenna & nicole

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

mini skirt.

this is my favorite time of year, the weather starts to get a bit colder, but it's still warm enough to wear bare legs. as i've mentioned, the mini skirt is back and layering is key with this trend if you want to keep it day-time appropriate. i love this top and the high slit up the sides. for this look i paired it with a black tank underneath to show less skin.


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to shop entire outfit {and similar skirt options} click HERE

xo.
jenna

Monday, September 14, 2015

yet another tee shirt dress.

there are not many things better than a striped t-shirt except of course for a striped t-shirt DRESS. especially when it's under twenty bucks!

t-shirt dresses are really popular right now because they are super comfy, can be worn anytime, you can dress them up or down and did i mention super comfy?!

do yourself a favor and go buy one like now.

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xo.
tater