Fall Shimmer


A big part of updating my Fall wardrobe means updating my jewelry, so here’s a look at what’s trending in FH land… I am still all about wearing gold for Fall, starting with necklaces! For necklaces I go one of two ways. For a sexy night-out look, my pick is the Alexis Russell Pave Diamond Spike Lariat Necklace $198.00; it’s so delicate and has just the right shimmer. Plus, the cut is perfect back to a revealing neckline. Then for daytime casual, collar necklaces are it. I love wearing my Jennifer Zeuner Diamond Detail Metal V Choker $258.00 and a vintage collar {similar: Inez Trickle Layered Collar $298.00} over chunky sweater and knits. FH-81-3598766652-O FH-88-3598767949-O

As I mentioned in my Business Casual post, I have a new found love of wearing a watch. It’s SO nice to not take out my phone whenever I want to know the time. I like to pair my Movado Bold Watch Luxe Chronograph 3600209 $695.00 back to a few simple bangles. My layering bangle go-to’s are my Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet $375.00 and my Vita Fede Mini Omega Crystal Bracelet $350.00. Then for night’s out, I leave the watch home and opt for a gold cuff. Since mine featured in these pictures are not online, some similar favorites are the Tory Burch Aslin Resin Cuff Bracelet $195.00, the Alexis Bittar Geometric Ribbon Cuff Bracelet $295.00, and the Jules Smith Bar Hinge Cuff Bracelet $69.00.

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Holiday Parties will be starting before we know it and I love to buy a new pair of fancy earrings to wear for special occasions. This season my choice was the Alexis Bittar ‘Lucite Dust’ Long Leaf Statement Earrings $120.00. Then for everyday outings, I am ditching my boring diamond studs for studs with some character. I love my Joomi Lim Vicious Love Crystal & Pyramid Earrings $75.00 and my House of Harlow 1960 White Sand Sunburst Stud Earrings $35.00.
Fall just got a lot trendier!



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Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade

Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice MarinadeRoasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade 2 Yesterday I shared a glimpse into my second week of the Cooking Planit and Colavita Eat Fresh Challenge, and to say the least, I have been a busy bee in the kitchen! Today I wanted to share my favorite recipe from this week’s endeavors because we always think of indulging in pumpkin when it comes to pies and sweets, but finding it in an entree is quite unique! Also, major bonus points for being incredibly easy to make; literally you take all of the ingredients, mix them together in a bowl, and then bake. Gotta love idiot proof recipes! Plus, could it be better timing with Halloween right around the corner; this is the perfect entree to serve guests in the month of October! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!! Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade Recipe Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts — 4 Large
  • Black Pepper  to taste
  • Kosher Salt  to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper — 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger — 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  • Nutmeg — 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  • Pumpkin Puree, Canned — 3 Tablespoons
  • Smoked Paprika — 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Cloves  8 diced {I used half}
  • Apple Cider Vinegar — 2 Tablespoons
  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil — 1⁄3 Cup
  • Honey — 2 Tablespoons
  • Garnish: Fresh Parsley


  1. Rinse the chicken breasts with cold water and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Place all the listed ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk to combine.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the marinade bowl and toss to coat them evenly with the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Can be left overnight.
  4. Set your oven to broil.
  5. Place the marinated chicken breasts in an oven-proof dish, skin side up. Roast under the broiler for [7 minutes], then, using tongs, flip the breasts skin side down and roast for 7 more. Decrease the oven heat to 400° F, flip the breasts again, and roast for 30-40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 165 °F.
  6. Garnish the pumpkin-spice-roasted chicken with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe from Cooking Planit {see here}.

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Cooking Planit And Colavita Eat Fresh Challenge – Week 2

Chicken with Pumpkin spice for #EatFreshChallengeColavita

Remember how I started the Cooking Planit and Colavita Eat Fresh Challenge last week {see this post}? Well I am now on to week 2 of 3! I must say that while I usually cook a few times a week for my family or guests, I don’t always follow a specific recipe… it’s more of a ‘make what’s in the fridge’ sort of deal. So while I thought following a meal plan with specific recipes would be time consuming and tedious, it’s actually been really easy and so much more interesting and exciting in my kitchen-  especially for my husband because he gets a change from our usual repertoire! I also love that I have been trying new ingredients, one of which is Colavita Garlic Cooking Oil, which will be my new ‘go-to’ for dishes that require garlic!

Last week my favorite dish was the Cauliflower Fried Rice {see a pic on my Instagram and find the recipe here}. I was shocked that by putting cauliflower into a cuisinart it would end up with something that looked and tasted like rice! It was such a healthy swap for a common unhealthy dish! So what’s on tap for this week… Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade, Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Vinaigrette, and Steak Fajitas with Sauteed Peppers and Onions. {See above for the Pumpkin Spice Chicken dinner I made… can’t wait to share the recipe tomorrow on the blog!}.

Pumpkin Spice Chicken

I am also excited to launch a 7-day photo/video contest! Here’s how it works: 1. Create a free account on Cooking Planit and follow their Instagram. 2. Snap a pic OR share a video of a meal you’ve prepared using ‘Fresh Ingredients’ on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and use Hashtag #EatFreshChallenge. 3. Enter the rafflecopter form below and submit your name, email address and Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter URL. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh and don’t forget… you get 20% off your Colavita Purchase on their website; just enter Promo Code EatFresh20 at Checkout (plus free shipping on all orders over $99).

This post was sponsored by Cooking Planit.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own.

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