Emily’s & Patty’s show outfits!

Patty & I spent the last few days in NYC for the Spring 2015 shows! We can’t believe that we are buying for our 6th season!! The shows are so much fun but it is 3 long days on our feet. Everyone and I mean everyone is always dressed to the nines. We just want to wear our workout clothes. Mark my words… I’m going to do it one of these days! I want to make sure you all know that we don’t think our outfits are amazing or anything.  We like fashion and like to put outfits together but we just try to keep it cute and comfortable. The key word here is try.

Emily’s Outfit – Day 1
Outfit1Rebecca Taylor Grapevine Silk Top & Blank Denim Jeans available at Milly & Grace.

outfit2Dannijo Luna Earrings and Joie Dalton Booties.  These booties are really comfortable. But they were a little high to wear all day. (I brought backup flip flops… Thank goodness!)

Patty’s Outfit – Day 1
outfit3Patty was slowing us down at the show because every other person needed to know about her cute dress! It’s a Sam & Lavi dress from Anthropologie.

Outfit4The scarf & Gillian Julius bracelet are from Milly & Grace!  (Scarf will be available online soon!)

Emily’s Outfit – Day 2
Outfit5 Joie Blazer, Blank Jeans, Dannijo Earrings from Milly & Grace.  Booties from Steve Madden.

Patty’s Outfit – Day 2outfit6Anthropologie Dress, JCrew Necklace & Converses.

Emily’s Outfit – Day 3 outfit7 Ralph Lauren Serape Cardigan, Joie Jeans & Steve Madden Booties.

outfit8 Adina Reyter necklace from Milly & Grace!

Patty’s Outfit – Day 3
outfit9 Minnie Rose cashmere fringe ruana and J.Crew gold flats.

outfit10Mother of Pearl Fringe Earrings available at millyandgrace.com

OutfitbloopersSee what I mean?  I’m a total tryhard!

Time to Get Back into Cooking!

The crazy summer season is over and it’s starting to feel like Fall here in the Northeast.  I know it is officially still summer (and I know my California sisters are probably still in their shorts and sun dresses) but I’m excited about sweaters, boots and getting back into cooking! Here are the recipes on my “Must Try List”:

Grilled Summer Squash & Peach Salad:  I’ve got to try this one soon because summer produce isn’t going to last forever!  I love the idea of adding fruit to the dinner plate.  It’s so fancy but not complicated.
backtocooking1Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese & Honey Drizzle Tart: How colorful, pretty and different!  And beets are just so delicious!  Sides are sometimes so uninspiring and this is a good way to change it up!! backtocooking2Flank Steak: Mrs. Lilien writes one of my most favorite blogs – her graphics are fab.  Doesn’t she make this recipe look so easy!  Asian inspired dishes are not really a go to for me – mostly because I feel like you have to buy so many ingredients.  But this looks worth a try! backtocooking3 Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls:  Looks like a good combination of sweet, spicy, fresh & healthy to me!!   backtocooking4 Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup: Like I said, I’m trying to incorporate more Asian inspired dishes into my rotation.  This one will be delicious to try on a chilly Fall night! backtocooking5Skillet Lasagna: There is always a pasta on my “Must Try List”.  This is a “one skillet” recipe which means less clean up for Steve!!  And it says it takes less than an hour to make!  I’ve gotta try this to believe it!
backtocooking6 Raspberry Friands:  When we lived in Australia, the after school ritual was to go have afternoon tea!  All dressed in our school uniforms, Patty would pick us up and we would go to one of the many cute cafes in town.  Our little snack of choice was usually a friand!  They are like a little muffins but they are made with almond meal which makes it a little denser.  I don’t ever see them here in the US  so these will be fun to try! backtocooking7Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie:  Just the name speaks for itself! backtocooking8

Is anyone else hungry??  I’ll keep you posted on how they all turn out!!

In Front of the Ivy: Fall Color Trend – Blush!

It’s time for another “In Front of the Ivy”!!  My new blog series where I share some of my favorite things from Milly & Grace! Remember my inaugural post?  My Favorite Summer Color Combo: Blue & White?  Well, now let’s switch gears to Pre Fall.  The color that I am seeing everywhere is Blush!  Now, it’s no secret that blush is one of my favorite colors.  But don’t worry, just because I’m partial to pink does not mean that I’m steering you in the wrong direction.  Even Ralph Lauren’s Fall Collection is all about blush!!

Rebecca Taylor’s blush floral printed silk top is perfect to wear on it’s own now while it’s still warm or under a blazer once it starts to cool down.IvyBlush1Rose gold jewelry is the perfect way to pull blush into your fall outfits.  Our Shashi layering bracelets and our best selling Gillian Julius tube bracelets are pieces that you can dress up or down! IvyBlush2Sometimes you just gotta believe! Shy by Sydney Evens makes these dainty everyday necklaces with a charming reminder.  As seen on the Nantucket blACKbook! Other available words: love, breathe, dream, yolo, xoxo, mrs! 

Rebecca Taylor (she really nailed the blush this season) combined blush & rose gold in this sweater!BlushIvy6

Bring blush into your home with this leather pillow & blush votives!
IvyBlush4 IvyBlush5Remember to stay hydrated!  A good way to do this is to always have a cute water bottle on hand.  Get yours hereIvyBlush7Off to Carlisle’s yoga class I go!!
IvyBlush8Thanks for hanging out In Front of the Ivy! Until next time!

*Note: My sisters are obviously back in LA and so Patty stood in to take the pictures.  Isn’t she the bomb??!!  Patty, what would I do without you??!!