Get Me to the Greek


Not only is summer my favorite season for fruit, I’ve found that everything just tastes fresher. And after an extended weekend in Palm Springs where there was quite a bit of indulging and lots of vino, I found myself craving as many veggies as I could pile into one bowl. Enter a favorite go to of mine: an updated Greek salad with lentils for added protein. It’s quick, easy, and refreshing in the rising temps, and so satisfying! 
Ingredients

  • 1 roma tomato, seeded
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/3 container seasoned feta from Trader Joes
  • 1/3 container cooked lentils, chilled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Slice and seed the tomato, this keeps the salad from getting mushy
  2. Chop the tomato, cucumber, and pepper into equal size pieces
  3. Slice the onion into thin strips
  4. Top with feta and lentils 
  5. Drizzle with olive oil, salt to taste
  6. Mix and Enjoy!

It’s that simple!

Funky vs Classic

Skirt: Moon River / Tank Top: Old Navy / Button Down: Gap / Shoes: Tory Burch / Purse: Summer & Rosè / Clip: Amazon 

Of all the trends I’ve seen popping up recently, I would have said the one I was least likely to try would be neon. Outside of some super bright swimsuits, it was something so out of my comfort zone it just never really entered my radar. I have however been obsessed with this cheetah print Par Realisation skirt since it first started showing up on my instagram feed all over last year—I just couldn’t justify the price point because I simply don’t wear skirts often enough, but this Moon River one in neon green immediately reminded me of it. Though I may invest in a more classic style like the more traditional Par Realisation one, this helped to scratch that itch for now. 

Pineapple Vice

Jacket: Veda / Top: Old Navy / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Bag: Summer & Rose  / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun

Summer’s just around the corner, and I absolutely cannot wait! I’m heading to Palm Springs a week from today, and though I’m not poolside yet, I couldn’t help but wear this top that I bought for my trip. Its bright, fun and makes me even more excited for the rising temperatures and summer adventures yet to come! 

Happy Friday!

Xoxo,

Jess

Veggie Fix

One of the best parts of being a nanny is having full access to a kitchen. This is something I take for granted far too much, but over the last couple of weeks I have made the conscious effort to put down my phone (I have a slight Doordash obsession), and pick up a spatula. This broccoli & tofu dish is super simple, and super quick to whip up. You can customize however you’d like based on your preferences, but this is one of my favorite go to meals for either lunch or a quick dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of tofu, drained
  • 1 bag (or bunch) or broccoli florets
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Chili Flakes

Directions:

  1. Cut open tofu and drain. I prefer to wrap in a few paper towels and smoosh it inbetween to get as much of the excess water out as quickly as possible. Cut into cubes, about 1 inch.
  2. Combine cubed tofu and broccoli florets in bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Zest the whole lemon over the tofu & broccoli mixture, cut in half and squeeze juice all over.
  4. Pour in Nutritional Yeast (I tend to enjoy the flavor so I use a generous amount, but you can use as much or as little as your tastebuds prefer. Follow with garlic powder and red chili flakes to taste.
  5. Stir well and pour onto sheet pan. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Make a Statement

Jacket: Veda / Top: Daydreamer / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Topshop / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun
I love that this jacket dresses up a simple tank top and jeans, and makes it a standout, effortlessly cool outfit. When paired with magenta snakeprint boots, it adds a flair of rebelliousness without feeling like I’m trying too hard. Classic jackets are what I’ve been focused on adding to my closet this last year, but I’d be lying if I said this Veda one didn’t have me questioning whether I need a few good, flashy statement ones too.

Pastel Paradise


Dress: Slate & Willow / Coat: Althea / Boots: Gap / Purse: H&M

The mornings have been exceptionally cold and gloomy these past few days, so to combat that (and my need to match the sky apparently), I forced myself to turn away from all the greys and blacks in my wardrobe and embrace spring colors. I pulled out my favorite pastel pink coat, and threw on my favorite new booties. As another unexpected playful pop, I embraced my inner 90s child and added a string rainbow of hair clips across my head.

The Ultimate Hack

Jumpsuit: The Fifth Label / Camisole: Goldhawk Clothing / Jacket: Old Navy/ Shoes: Alberta / Purse: Luella

Most women I know would have the same complaint as I do when it comes to jumpsuits–stripping bare whenever the needs arises to relieve ones bladder. But, sometimes its simply worth it. This jumpsuit as lovely and chic as it is, was simply too lowcut to wear to work, so I brainstormed for a bit, and decided to see if I could layer a silk and lace camisole underneath it for a bit more coverage. Not only did it add an extra layer and element to an already fun outfit, it also made every trip to the restroom that much more comfortable!