FHB Style: Back to School

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My sister just took a new job as a teacher and it got me thinking about how much I loved the process of getting ready to head back to school when I was a kid. Shopping for school supplies, organizing my desk, and picking out my first day of school outfit would get me jittery with excitement. Reese isn’t quite old enough to be heading to school this Fall, but it doesn’t mean she can’t dress the part.

Today’s outfit I picked up at Old Navy {which is packed with everything you need for back to school from uniform shirts to inexpensive tees – because we all know kids destroy everything!}. For her, I chose two school essentials – one, a pair of printed pants, the skinny side-zip terry legging {I love the zipper detail at the ankle} and two, an adorable grey button-up cardigan {because classrooms can get chilly!}. Also not shown here are the ridiculously suede cut-out boots I swooped up.

Who doesn’t love endless bows to compliment the look? I chose a great big bow clip for her hair and mini Melissa shoes for bows on her toes. I am already getting teary-eyed thinking of sending her to school… I am glad for now we are just playing dress up!

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Home-made Baked Sweet Potato Chips made with Vita Coco Coconut Oil

I have been a long time lover and consumer of Vita Coco Coconut Water, so when I heard about their launch of Vita Coco Coconut Oil, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a tub of it! {See some recipes where I used Coconut Oil Spray here and here.} I decided to make an easy recipe of Baked Sweet Potato Chips for my test drive – a great side dish for a lunch at home and also a healthy substitute for snacks on the go! These turned out delicious and crispy – hope you enjoy!

Vita Coco Coconut Oil Sweet Potato Chips

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes sliced 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick, with skin or without
  • 2-3 tsp. spices (combination of garlic powder and onion powder)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take the sliced sweet potatoes and toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp. of melted Vita Coco Coconut Oil, seasoning with the spices.
  3. In an oven safe sauté pan, heat over medium heat then add the 2 tbsp. of Vita Coco Coconut Oil and, working in batches, cook the sweet potatoes on either side until they begin to take on some color.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until they are cooked throughout. Remove from oven and place in a dish – serve warm.

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Denim Shorts for Summer Nights

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This summer is all about denim cut-offs. I wear them day and night, using my shoes as the determining factor for how dressy I want to look. For tonight’s sunset stroll through Madison Square Park, I paired Rag & Bone white cut-off denim shorts with a Bella Dahl button down shirt which I got at ShopBuru {an online store that sells trendy brands that work for nursing – which is perfect because Brooks is 8 weeks today and I am still going strong}. To dress up the look because I had a hot date for dinner, I wore Elaine Turner Cork Strappy Wedges {which are so stinking comfortable}, a Julie Vos Byzantine Cuff, and carried a bright orange Prada sequined pouch clutch. I love how I am comfy enough to walk for hours, yet trendy enough to take this fun outfit to a bar or restaurant.

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