Eat Well: Peach and Gorgonzola Galette

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This past weekend centered entirely around food. There's just something about all the beautiful food that's currently in season right now (nectarines! cherries! fava beans!) that makes me want to eat in a farm-to-table fashion all day, every day.

On Friday night we went to Marlowe, which is one of many restaurants in San Francisco that does farm-to-table very, very well (don't get me started on their fantastic Brussels sprout chips). After dinner, we went and saw Chef, which was completely lovely, completely fun, and completely homesickness-inducing with its few surprise shots of Austin.

Fueled by a Chef-inspired desire to cook, a desire to relax, and a desire to save money, my husband and I stayed home on Saturday night, which gave me the opportunity to finally cook the Peach and Gorgonzola Galette that graces the cover of The Austin Food Blogger Alliance CookboookI have been dying to make this recipe ever since my mother-in-law got me the cookbook for Christmas. I patiently waited until peaches were in season - and man, was it worth it. This recipe is so easy and so delicious that I highly recommend you throw yourself a dinner party sometime soon to create an excuse to make it. You won't regret it!

The recipe can be found here. I followed the directions to a T!

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Enjoy your Monday.

Dress Well: Easter West

Anthropologie sweater (old), Anthropologie dress (old), Madewell booties (old), Kendra Scott necklace, Anthropologie bag (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses

This is what Easter looks like over here on the West coast.

Thankfully, we were blessed with absolutely stunning weather on Easter Sunday. I'm pretty sure every girl in town pulled out her favorite Easter dress for the occasion - myself included. It's been months since it's been warm enough to wear a sundress out to brunch in San Francisco, so I enjoyed every minute I could in the warm weather.

Of course, San Francisco weather has a tendency to turn on you, so I brought my trusty Anthropologie sweater along, just in case. I've never worn this dress and sweater together before - in all honesty, I grabbed this sweater blindly out of my closet five seconds before running out the door, and yet I REALLY love how the two look together. I'll chalk it up to some Easter magic.

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I'd like to give a very special shout-out to my wonderful husband in this post - before taking these pictures, I got to take a turn behind the camera, trying to take an updated headshot for him. What I learned is that taking these photos is WAY harder than it looks - I took literally hundreds of snaps of him just trying to get the lighting, the framing, and the angle just right - and I'm still not sure I succeeded. It's a true testament to him that my blog photos come out looking as nice as they do. Per the usual, all the wonderful things in my life are thanks to him!

Other highlights from the weekend - going back to CrossFit for the first time in over a month (resulting in me being so sore that it makes me nauseous every time I move - good times), sticking to our Whole30 diet while eating delicious meals at La Boulange, Bar Crudo, and Park Tavern, reading TONS more in The Goldfinch (almost done!), and closing the weekend out by cooking a delicious dinner and watching last night's Mad Men. So yeah, I'd say it was a pretty great weekend.

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone - see you back here tomorrow!

Dress Well: New Today, Worn Tomorrow

Peter Som for DesigNation dress via Kohl's, Madewell booties (old), Birds on a Wire necklace c/o, Anthropologie bag (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses

Oh, the irony.

Remember the girl that was going on and on on Tuesday about how she's really cut back on buying clothes? Yeah, that was me. And do you see the girl standing before you in a brand new dress? Yeah, that's me too.

In my defense, this dress looks, feels, and fits like it's a Madewell dress, but it easily cost half of what I would typically pay there. I have a hunch that you'll be seeing this dress many, many more times. Does that help distract from the hypocrisy?

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Is anyone watching the new TV series Fargo? My husband and I watched the first episode last night - so far, I'm impressed. Oddly enough, my J. Crew owl shirt made an appearance in the episode - that shirt is quite the rising star!

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Oh my goodness it's FRIDAY! I'm so excited. Last weekend was incredibly lazy - this one may be even more so. We truly have zero plans - all I want to do is read on our roof, sleep in, and maybe, MAYBE catch a workout or two. We'll see about that last one.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend - see you back here on Monday.

Dress Well: Spring Forward

Anthropologie sweater, Madewell jeans, Kendra Scott earrings (very similar), J. Crew flats, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Coach sunglasses

This outfit represents me putting my toe in the water of the spring season. I mean, I know I'm wearing bright pink pants (what could be more spring appropriate?) but I'm going to argue that the heavy cable-net sweater I paired them with nets this outfit out to only slightly spring appropriate. As you saw in yesterday's post, this outfit was perfect for bouncing around town on one of the final days of winter, so, again - toe in the water. I'm not diving into spring yet.

Back to my bright pink pants - this past weekend was the first time I wore them after purchasing them at Madewell two weekends ago. All I can say is that I'm already in love. I have a J. Crew  v-neck tee in this exact same shade of pink that I've worn over and over and over again (it's by far my favorite shirt), so when I spotted pants that were the same color, I knew I had to have them. Now maybe I'll wear the shirt and pants together? Too much?

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DSC_3688If only I could wear these pants to work today...sigh. I guess I'll just have to look forward to Friday and envy all the startup employees who ride the same bus as me in the meantime. Have a great Tuesday!