floral jeans

July 25, 2014

gray top with floral jeans via M Loves M
Floral jeans are the easiest things to wear! They're instant print, instant color, instant happy. I love that they can immediately turn a plain old outfit into something a little more fun. I paired these jeans with this loose drapey top. Just like the floral print on the jeans, the ruffled hem gives this top a little something extra. It was an easy outfit for walking around Santa Monica and grabbing fish tacos.
gray ruffled top, M Loves M
black floral jeans, M Loves M
gray drapey top with floral jeans, M Loves M
gray ruffled top with layered necklaces and aviator sunglasses, M Loves M
top Chicwish {as you can see it's a bit lighter in person}, pants Marciano by GUESS {loove these}, shoes JustFab {sold out in some sizes so this pair might be a good alternative}, bag Coach, longest {druzy} necklace c/o Oia Jules, middle length necklace c/o Gorjana, shortest necklace c/o Gorjana, sunglasses Ray-Ban Aviators, watch c/o Daniel Wellington {use code mlovesm for 15% off}, nail polish Essie Chinchilly

for the floral jean obsessed:

Today I'm headed down to San Diego to celebrate my sister-in-law Rachel's wedding. It's going to be a fun weekend of celebrating and the weather is supposed to be perfect! What are you guys up to? Any beach trips? Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping?

See you Monday!


baked huevos rancheros

July 24, 2014

baked huevos rancheros via M Loves M {click through for recipe}
To be honest, while brunch is fun, I would much rather stay home and make breakfast in my pjs. I don't have to worry about doing my hair or makeup; I can just roll out of bed and go straight to the kitchen. Over the weekend I love making breakfasts that requires a little more time than the Monday through Friday oatmeal or cereal. It's a great way to start the day and kick off a work-free day. Pancakes are a specialty thanks to my Mom but Matthew challenged me to Mexican food so I thought I'd take him up on it. I found this recipe for baked huevos rancheros which sounded delicious! Even though I have a major sweet tooth, I love a good savory breakfast. Plus the smell of sautéed onion, garlic and jalapeño in the house is pretty amazing! Enough to bring a sleepy husband out of bed! This recipe was so good {and easy!} that it's become a weeknight favorite as well. Who says you can only eat huevos rancheros in the morning? Not me!
ingredients in huevos rancheros via M Loves M
making homemade huevos rancheros via M Loves M
making homemade huevos rancheros via M Loves M
homemade baked huevos rancheros, M Loves M {click through for recipe}
baked huevos rancheros via M Loves M {click through for recipe}

Baked Huevos Rancheros adapted from the Food & Wine 2013 Cookbook
makes 4 servings

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, finely diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 garlic cloves, mined
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
salt and freshly ground pepper
One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
3 cups tortilla chips
8 large eggs
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack
chopped cilantro, for garnish
avocado, sliced, for garnish
optional sour cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic and oregano. Season with salt and freshly found pepper and cook over high heat, stirring, until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water, and simmer for another 5 minutes, until the sauce is slightly thickened.

Spoon the seasoned tomato sauce into 4 individual shallow baking dishes and arrange the tortilla chips around the sides. Crack two eggs into each dish and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Set the dishes on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Sprinkle the chipped cilantro over the tops and serve right away with avocado and sour cream on the side.
Totally craving this now! I might need to make it for dinner tonight ;)

Happy Thursday everyone!


summer favorites

July 23, 2014

summer clothing essentials, M Loves M

We are now a month into summer {can you believe it?!} and these items above are all some of my must-haves. From strappy metallic sandals to boyfriend shorts to roll {and maybe distress as a summer DIY}, and striped anything and everything to a woven tote to take to the shore, these are what I'm loving for summer. Some of these pieces I think would transition really well into fall, especially an LA fall. I love the idea of pairing these black lace sneakers with this striped dress {on sale!}. I have a version in white with black that I wear all the time. What are some of your summer clothing essentials?


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