Monday, March 31, 2014

My Sisterthang's Vacation Style

With spring break here (for some of us in the past already) and summer vaca around the corner I wanted to do a feature on vacation style. My sister and her hubby recently traveled to Hawaii so I asked her to take pictures of her outfits while over there. Below is my beautiful sisterthang and some images of her stylin' vacation to the Big Island. 

Vacations Deets:
Island: Hawaii Big Island

Friday, March 21, 2014

Top 10 Wedding Dress Trends for 2014

       Your wedding day is the one day it is all about you, well, and your groom but let's be honest, all eyes are on you. Look for something that YOU feel beautiful in, he (your groom) will find you beautiful in anything. Also, look for something that fits with your personal style, the weddings style & environment as well as simply fits you. Don't try to pull off a trend just because it is "in" and looks good in all the magazines. There is a dress out there for everyone and trust me...when you put it will know!

Below are the top 10 trends for 2014.  

1)     Sleeves:

There is something so romantic and elegant about a dress with sleeves. Long, short or even caped sleeves make the dress so timeless. If you pick this style of wedding dress you will truly feel like a princess.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Festival Style Inspiration

With Festival Season upon us I thought I would share a few looks (from my closet) to inspire you as you pack your bags! As I was pulling stuff for the shoot I realized I belong at a festival. Coachella 2015 (2014 is sold out) here I come!

Skirt/Dress: Lucky Brand  Hat: Francesca's   
Sandals: BlowFish  Tank: Forever 21   
Glasses (my sisters): Kate Spade 

Shorts: Lucky Brand  Sandals: BlowFish  Satchel: Francesca's  
Tee: Forever 21  Headband: Boutique Find

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chicken Tortilla Soup (hold the tortilla)

This recipe is delicious, filling, healthy (until I load it with cheese) and only gets better on day 2...but then again, what soup doesn't?

All recipes are created by Jenna unless stated otherwise! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: About 60 mins (really, you are prepping & cooking at the same time)

This is a tomato based tortilla soup. 

What You Will Need:

Chicken Broth; 32 oz.  (I use low sodium) 
Tomatoes in juice; 28 oz. (julienne or chef cut) 
Diced tomatoes in juice with jalapeño; 14.5 oz.
White Corn; 15 oz. 
White Onion 
Chili Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Smokey Chipotle Seasoning
Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt (I use Garlic Dude from Garlic Shoppe in Gilroy)
Chicken Breast
Cojita Cheese

Let's Get Started:

1) Start by boiling 2 chicken breast. Once done, let cool then shred and set aside. This can all be happening while you work on the next steps. I add paprika and black pepper to the water as I boil the chicken.

2) In a pot, combine the cans of tomato (juice & all), corn (drained & rinsed), the chicken broth, and the following seasonings: 

  •  1 tsp Paprika
  • Dash of cayenne or more if you like it really spicy
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • Dash of a smokey chipotle seasoning 
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder/salt
  • Pinch of sea salt