it’s friday, i’m in love || 10/5/18

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this friday, i’m in love with…

fall recipes || as the weather starts to cool (it even rained yesterday!), i feel myself craving heartier dinner options. we have yet to make our inaugural batch of chili in the rivera household, but i feel like the time may be coming soon (is there anything better than a big bowl of chili and snuggling up for some sunday night football?). shannon of itsy bitsy indulgences just posted a healthy vegetarian version that looks both easy and delicious. and this thai butternut squash red curry is right up my alley -with some cauliflower rice? YES PLEASE. it’s soup/stew season and i’m all about embracing it this year.

velvet flats || last year, madewell released these adorable velvet mary jane flats. i couldn’t justify purchasing them at the time since i had a similar-ish pair in my wardrobe; plus i knew they would get infrequent wear on account that i hardly wore flats to the office. but now that flats are all i wear (and my feet are thanking me for it!), i’m praying that madewell decides to re-release these beauties for the upcoming holiday season. fingers crossed you guys! p.s. these are also cute.

halogen x atlantic-pacific || i love a good collaboration and nordstrom brand, halogen’s latest partnership has me particularly excited. they are teaming up with blogger, blair edie of atlantic-pacific to bring a capsule collection inspired by blair’s love for color and overall impeccable style. she shared a sneak peek of some of the looks on her instagram this week, announcing that the entire collection will launch on october 22nd. i already have it marked in my calendar!


in my online shopping cart: i have seen this oversized denim jacket on a few people and love its longer silhouette, love this cardigan (looks so much more lux than its price point), just ordered this face mist and am excited to try it out & S told me these sunnies look like an instagram filter but i think i need them in my life


favorite outfits from the week include: taylor’s nude-colored dress, caitlin’s styling session with her faux leather leggings (which maybe i need?), natalie’s overalls + feminine blouse combo & alicia’s burnt orange blouse


a sneak peek of what’s coming next week:

try-on session at loft (they have some CUTE stuff in their fall collection)

planning on shooting this top before our date night on saturday

these jeans should arrive next wednesday so i’ll be anxious to see how they fit (i’ll do a full post on them if they’re winners!)


three things i’m looking forward to this weekend/next week:

pizza date night!

meeting S for lunch next week

a manicure/pedicure (excited to swap my summer color for something fall-like)


well it has certainly been a minute! my sincerest apologies for the radio silence this week, i was in workout clothes for about 90% of it so i was hard-pressed to style any outfits. good news is that next week should be a little less busy so i’ll have plenty of time to share styling ideas and try-on sessions (yay!). thanks for sticking with me and for the consistent love and support. i am feeling excited, hopeful, and energized for all that’s to come in this last quarter of 2018! have a fabulous first weekend of october. i’ll see you next week!



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