Vest Weather

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Woohoo it’s vest season, my favorite time of year! Vests are my go-to for Fall weather because they are just warm enough to head out on a brisk day, but just cool enough that I am comfortable when I head inside for a meeting {nothing worse than lugging around your jacket!}. I also love how versatile they are. From everyday casual, like I paired today over a Lilla P silk blouse and skinny jeans, to work casual over a black dress and booties. Because I highly recommend adding one to your wardrobe, I went through ShopBop.com’s collection of Faux Fur options and chose a range of my favorites all under $200!! Have fun shopping!

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Week of WEN Challenge & WEN Hair Care Deluxe Kit Giveaway

Week of WEN

Have I got a beauty regimen boost for you! I’m so excited to be a part of the amazing #WeekofWEN challenge! For the next week I am going to be using WEN’s Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner every other day in place of my usual shampoo and conditioner routine. Yes, you heard me right! I’ll eliminate an entire step and product from my beauty regimen – now that’s a benefit I know we can all appreciate!

Creator of WEN and International Hair Expert, Chaz Dean, created a formula that cleanses your hair thoroughly without lathering or harsh ingredients. Without stripping your hair and scalp of it’s natural oils, it washes your strands, leaving your hair with more strength, moisture, and better color retention {which being a blonde, I especially appreciate!}. A lucky one of YOU will take home a WEN Hair Care Delux Kit which includes Cleansing Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Styling Creme, and WEN Six-Thirteen Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment! All you have todo is follow them on Twitter or Facebook to enter!

As the week goes on I will be sharing my experience on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtags #WenHairCare and #WeekofWEN, so stay tuned!

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No Prep Needed Appetizers

Nut and Chip Bowls

Recently I got an email from one of my readers asking about easy, no-prep appetizer recommendations, and it occurred to me that with the Holidays around the corner, it’s great to be prepared at a moment’s notice. I wanted to share my response on the blog so all of my hostesses are equally as ready to entertain! Here it is:

  1. I would recommend always having a fresh cheese in your fridge, specifically brie because you can serve it cold with a few figs on top {see this FH recipe}, or if you have a bit more time and a package of crescent roll crust, you can bake it {see this FH recipe}.
  2.  Of course, an array of crackers are a must in your pantry to accompany your cheeses. I love Carr’s Crackers, Kale Chips, or Baked Sweet Potato Chips {I have a great recipe for ones I made with coconut oil here}.
  3. Want to be more health conscious? A crudite platter – mini carrots, celery, and peppers in a range of colors served with either hummus, salad dressing like ranch, or even salsa. Have some extra time? Make my Home-made red pepper hummus.
  4. Nuts and dried fruits are yummy and healthy too. I like to put out a couple of different options – a bowl of almonds, a bowl of cashews, and a bowl of figs, similar to my picture above. I usually stay away from Pistachios because the shells get my coffee table all messy!
  5. For those of you who rarely go to the grocery, you will need some options that won’t spoil. My girlfriend recently introduced me to Plantain Chips which last forever in the pantry, are a yummy snack, and need no dipping accompaniment.

I would say the most important thing to remember in entertaining on the fly is the presentation. Make sure you have a fabulous cheese plate, cocktail napkins, and pretty glasses for these special occasions. I always set my glasses out on a tray like in this FH post, dim the lights, and light a few candles!

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