November 26, 2014

fall outfit with black shearling vest and plaid scarf on M Loves M @marmar
Sleeveless vests are something I don't have a lot of but boy do they come in handy! They're such a great layering piece and in California, where it's not too cold, it's often all you need! I wore this vest with a chunky scarf, a fall hat, and my favorite pair of black booties. I seriously wear these boots multiple times a week. Favorite purchase of fall by far! Another favorite purchase, and repeat offender, is this lipstick! I always get a ton of questions about this lip color, especially on Instagram. It's Vincent Longo Mulberry! It's been a favorite lipstick of mine for the past two falls. It's seriously so pretty and flattering and I love how silky it feels on my lips! If you don't have it, definitely add it to your holiday wish list! Or get it for your girlfriends because they will love it!
double plaid infinity scarf on M Loves M @marmar
black shearling vest on M Loves M @marmar
Seychelles Lucky Penny boots on M Loves M @marmar
black wool hat on M Loves M @marmar
gucci soho disco bag on M Loves M @marmar
plaid scarf and feather blouse on M Loves M @marmar
fall outfit with black shearling vest and plaid scarf on M Loves M @marmar
top Oak73, vest c/o Style Artistry, jeans J.Crew, boots Seychelles, scarf c/o Style Artistry, hat Levi's {this one is great too!}, bag Gucci, bracelet Capwell Co, lipstick Vincent Longo Mulberry

more cute vests:

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to my US readers {and those who celebrate!}. I'm so excited for tomorrow. Just need to decide what to wear. Do I go casual? Dressy? Somewhere in between? Do you know what you're wearing yet?


the best roasted brussels sprouts

November 25, 2014

the best roasted brussels sprouts via M Loves M @marmar
Are you making anything for Thanksgiving? If you need a last minute side dish suggestion you have to try these brussels sprouts! I know, brussels sprouts aren't the most exciting vegetable. In fact, up until a few years ago I really didn't care for all! I thought they were ok, but I'd much rather have other veggies like mushrooms, eggplant, or zucchini. That was until I discovered how delicious they are roasted in the oven. This recipe is one of our absolute favorites and I make them all the time. Dare I say they're the best roasted brussels sprouts ever? I think I do! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! Hopefully you'll make it, love it, and come back here and leave your thoughts! It's a great brussels sprouts dish for someone who isn't crazy about the veggie but has only really had them boiled. It's also an easy dish that doesn't take more than 30 minutes to prepare. Gotta love that! Plus, did I mention there's garlic and melted butter in the sauce? You know that means it's good!
pre-cooked brussels sprouts via M Loves M @marmar
roasted brussels sprouts sauce ingredients via M Loves M @marmar
the best roasted brussels sprouts via M Loves M @marmar
the best roasted brussels sprouts via M Loves M @marmar

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts
serves 4 as a side dish

1 pound of brussels sprouts
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon capers
2 Tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
grilled bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut off ends of brussels sprouts and remove tough outer leaves. Cut in half lengthwise and put into a bowl. Toss with 2 Tablespoons olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, until evenly coated. Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Then, add garlic and and cook until garlic turns golden brown, but not burnt, about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, capers, parsley, and another pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until incorporated and remove from the heat.

Toss sprouts with sauce until evenly incorporated and enjoy! Serve with toasted or grilled bread if you like.

Note: If you want to add another salty element you can also add about 1 tsp of minced anchovy and add to butter with the minced garlic. It's really good but left it out above since I know some people don't like anchovies that much.


Happy Thanksgiving week to all you US readers! I would love to know what you're making or looking forward to eating on Thursday. It's all so good right? I think I'm looking forward to the stuffing most of all. Oh and the pumpkin pie! My mom makes a mean dessert bar! And appetizer bar for that matter haha!


P.S. Make sure to enter the Lulu & Georgia and Parachute Home Giveaway
Tomorrow is the last day to enter!!

so fancy

November 24, 2014

fancy tee with sequin skirt on M Loves M @marmar
As if a blue sequin skirt didn't say fancy already, I had to add this witty tee! I get totally obsessed with graphic tees and cute sayings {I love this sweatshirtthis top, and then there's this one!}. You can't have too many graphic tees in my opinion. My main plan for this fancy tee is to wear it with jeans and flats...pretty much a very un-fancy outfit, so even if I'm not dressing up, the shirt will say otherwise! That's a good plan right? For this blue sequin skirt, though, I kept going back to this top so I had to make it happen. I love the blue, shimmery, sequins. It's going to be perfect for a holiday party!
black biker jacket with fancy tee on M Loves M @marmar
fancy tee with sequin skirt on M Loves M @marmar
fancy tee with sequin skirt on M Loves M @marmar
fancy tee with rhinestone bib necklace on M Loves M @marmar
top ILY Couture, skirt French Connection {fit: Sz 2}, jacket LOFT {extra 50% off right now!!}, shoes Jessica Simpson, bag Lauren Merkin {this one is cute too!}, sunglasses SALT for Spring, necklace Capwell Co

Happy Monday everyone! 
I'm working from home today while Matthew recoups from his shoulder surgery. If you remember, he had surgery on his left shoulder in May, and now it's time for his right one. Poor guy! His surgery is at 8am so send good thoughts our way. We'd appreciate it so so much!! 

photos by Valorie Darling

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