Three Cheese and Date Dip Appetizers


Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip



Three Cheese and Date Dip


Happy Humpday! I’m really excited to be sharing with you this deliciously cheesy three cheese dip, because if there’s one thing I know…it’s that I love cheese. And you most likely love cheese. And even lactose intolerant folks love cheese. And if you’re a vegan, you probably like dairy-free cheese…BECAUSE CHEESE IS AWESOME.

Carrying on. This three cheese dip consists of cream cheese, gorgonzola cheese and mozzarella cheese. Add in a bit of honey and chopped dates with a light drizzle of balsamic glaze and you have yourself the perfect dip to serve your super bowl party guests! Or you can keep it all for yourself…I don’t make judgments about food hoarding around here.

Here’s what you’ll’ll need:

  • 5 ounces gorgonzola cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup seedless dates, chopped
  • honey
  • balsamic glaze

Directions:

In a small bowl mix together the gorgonzola and cream cheeses. Fold in dates. Place mixture into individual serving bowls (or you can just stick to one big servin bowl). Drizzle into the mixture honey to your liking. I’d say about 1 tablespoon per serving would do the trick. Cut up the mozzarella and places strips on top of the mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes on 325 degrees. Broil for an additional 5 minutes. Take out of oven and drizzle balsamic glaze on top. I served with delicious multigrain bread-crackers or pitas would do the trick too!

linked with tasty tuesday

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Krista

Freshening up your Winter Wardrobe


varsity sweater



varsity sweater



varsity sweater



   

varsity sweater





varsity sweater





varsity sweater





varsity sweater


Happy Monday! So, I know you’ve seen this sweater on SLC before…but I wanted to bring it back and talk a little bit about how we can transition our beloved and trendy varsity sweaters into the new year and eventually Spring. (Am I already mentioning Spring when January isn’t even over yet?)

Freshening up trends that you’ve been wearing all Fall and Winter long can be as simple as adding key statement pieces. Take my new Rebecca Minkoff heels I’m sporting. They work so perfectly as helpful transitioning support because of their subdued, but totally there, floral print. Yes, Floral in January. It can happen!

When I’m looking for pieces to help give my current favorite wardrobe items a fresh twist, I always look for patterns and prints that are unique and lively. Look for bold handbags, patterned heels or chunky necklaces. All of these things add new dimension to your already loved pieces. Like my varsity sweater!

I couldn’t find these exact printed heels online, but I found the same style in black and white. They’re fab!


Here some of my current favorite pieces that can totally freshen up your Winter wardrobe!


P.S. Later this week I’m bringing you something cheesy and delicious and cheesy….did I say cheesy? So stay tuned!

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Krista

Valentine’s Day Sip: Strawberry Italian Soda


strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda


Valentine’s Day is officially less than a month away! Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated as a day of love and friendship. Even in the times I didn’t have a significant other, I always enjoyed the day with my girlfriends baking, exchanging glittery gifts and of course snacking on endless amounts of candy.

The first recipe I am sharing for Valentine’s Day this year is Strawberry Italian Soda. This drink is such a yummy one. If you have never enjoyed Italian soda before, think of a milk shake with the twist of fizz! Even my fiancé who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth loved this drink.

I think it’s a great treat to enjoy with your friends, family or sweetheart.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream (half and half)
  • strawberries
  • white sugar
  • club soda
  • ice

You’ll first need to create your homemade strawberry syrup (yum!)

To do this just boil halved strawberries with sugar and water. My portions were 1 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Let it all come to a boil in a covered pot and then let stand for 10 minutes to thicken. Pour into a strainer over a bottle or bowl to let mixture thicken into a syrup texture.

To make soda:

Put ice into glasses. Pour in 1 cup of club soda, 2 tbs cream, 3 tbs strawberry syrup.

Stick a fun straw in the cups and you’re good to g

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Krista

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Plaid Short Suit


plaid short suit



plaid short suit



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plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



plaid short suit



 

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Who loves a good short suit? This girl right here!

Want to know a secret about this short suit? It’s actually not a set, I purchased the blazer and shorts separately. And did I mention they were both on sale? Yea…this was a good one.

I couldn’t believe when I took both pieces out of my closet, placed them together and saw that they matched perfectly. I love short suits. They are all about structured femininity.

I couldn’t find these exact piece anywhere, but I’ve listed below a few sort suits/sets I’m loving!


Also, can’t find these shoes online anymore, but I’ve linked up other laced up suede heels :)


 linked with: trend spin, let it shine

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Krista

Denim Diaries: Good Fitting Jeans


Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love



Jeans I love


I’m so excited about this post! It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, when it comes to finding a pair of jeans that fit just right, every girl can use some help!

I’ve looked high and low for jeans that I believe are universally flattering. Although that may be hard to believe, considering every girl’s shape is different, there are a few factors that are important in denim that can truly make a perfect pair.


  1. Wash.
    • I’m sure we all would love to have jeans in every wash imaginable, but the truth is not all washes do our curves justice.
    • If you’re looking to splurge on a pair, I always suggest doing so on a dark wash/indigo pair. The Indigo shade in denim is a deep, deep blue that slims and is all around a chic hue.
  2. Stitching.
    • Always look a the stitching of the pant legs. Look for curves and not straight lines. Straight lined stitching can actually give you too much slimming appearance, which may hide the natural curve of your hips and legs.
  3. Pockets.
    • This is perhaps the most important aspect in a pair of jeans! I highly recommend never purchasing a pair of jeans if the pockets sit low on your bottom. Whether you have some junk in the trunk, or your booty is on the smaller size, low sitting pockets will give you that dreaded “pancake” look.
  4. Specific Denim Advice.
    • High-waisted: Go for wider set pockets, this accentuates your waist-to-bottom ratio, highlighting your curves.
    • Tight, Tight: Go for smaller, not as wide set packets. This balances out your figure. And I always recommend darker washes when going for a tighter fit.

Now, here are my top picks for jeans!


You can also shop my accessories:


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Krista

Leather and Burgundy


Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



black and oxblood


So, I just returned from a fun trip to Boston, Mass. While I love the city and all the neighboring towns, one thing I didn’t love was the seven layers I had to wear in order to not freeze.

My fiancé and I woke up one day and it was 1 degree….ONE DEGREE.

Needless to say, this warm-blooded southern girl was out of her element. But I did have a wonderful time with great people celebrating a beautiful wedding!

About this outfit, I love when I can wear winter trends (leather) that are adaptable to my lifestyle (warm weather). These leather runner shorts are so fun and versatile.

And I’ve been wearing this satchel non-stop! It was a  Christmas gift and currently sold out, but I’ve linked up some other pretty little burgundy satchels below.


And my comfortable and affordable heels are making another appearance. Shop them in different colors below!


And lastly, the earring I’m wearing has been on repeat because it’s that awesome!


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Krista

 

 



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