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October Haul + Penne Pepperonata Recipe

This month's haul was all boots/booties with the exception of one flannel shirt and a bunch of soft toys that I couldn't resist. As mentioned in the last post, I couldn't help getting the Target wedge booties and also decided to get these Caslon booties since I'm always a fan of how comfortable this brand is for me.  Here are some recent Target finds: Left:  Girls' Rib-Knit Peplum Long Sleeve Top , Spanx Faux Leather Leggings , Marc Fisher Izzie Boot . Middle:  Wild Fable Women's Puff Short Sleeve Dress , Ugg Quincy Boot . Right: Target Katherine Lace-Up Wedge Boots . I was really into these super tall UGG thigh-high boots at first because I love how these will keep me super warm come winter when commuting to work but they're honestly super hard to walk and sit in so I'm hopeful an Aldo version I purchased recently will be just as warm and easier to wear. Free People Shibori Tunic Dress . UGG thigh-high boots . I'm really into the recent flannel

September Haul + Maple Cream Recipe

September's haul is from Loft Outlet due to a birthday credit and Old Navy since they've had a lot of cute stuff recently. I've been wanting a sherpa jacket for a while now since the trend started but wasn't able to find a keeper last year. Upon trying on this one from Old Navy, I immediately liked the color and appreciate how the sleeve is the perfect length. Old Navy Relaxed Cozy Sherpa Faux-Fur Jacket in XSP Mocha Latte I ordered a few different jackets but didn't love these enough to keep them: Left to right: Old Navy  Go-H20 Water-Resistant Narrow-Channel Puffer Jacket ,  Go-H20 Water-Resistant Hooded Anorak ,  Go-H20 Water-Repellent Hooded Rain Jacket in XSP This leopard cardigan also kept popping up on my feeds so I couldn't resist trying it: Old Navy Printed Button-Front Cropped Cardigan for Girls in L Leopard Print. Booties left to right: Marc Fisher Izzie Shearling Lace-Up Boot , Ugg Quincy Boot , Target Universal Thread Katherina Lace-Up Wedge Boot

August + Quick Banana Pancakes

I didn't shop the month of July but did pick up two things from Express and a pair of slingback flats from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in August. I'm a big fan of how comfortable my Caslon sandals have been so wanted to try their Caslon Lexie Pointed Toe Slingback Flat too - I love the suede snakeskin pattern on this pair.  Other than the Caslon flats and some candles, the only other item I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale was this popular Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Cardigan but didn't love how it reminded me of pajamas on my small frame for the high cost. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan in XS Carbon and Pacific Blue I really don't need any more jackets but this cute long blazer and cropped camo snakeskin jacket that were in the sale section of Express when I went to make returns in store was just too soft to resist. Coincidentally, these are now the first and only two snakeskin printed items I now own. :) What with the school year start

June Haul + Green Bean Stuffed Mushrooms

I shopped a lot online at Express and Target but only kept one from each for the month of June: I love the look of these Target shorts but they do wrinkle easily - also in love with these Amazon sandals , which look even prettier in person. Based on reviews, I got the adjustable strap ones and they fit really well on me in size 4.5. :) Though I didn't take a photo of them before they were gobbled up, here's a quick and yummy recipe for 'healthy' stuffed mushrooms: GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE STUFFED MUSHROOMS Ingredients: ~30 Baby Bella Mushrooms with stems removed 1/2 cup cooked green beans 1/4 cup low fat or lighter condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/2 oz grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper dash of nutmeg 3 Tablespoon oats, lightly pulsed in processor but not blended to a flour Directions: 1. Toast pecans by baking at 400 degrees in the oven for five minutes. 2. Blanch green beans for 2-3 minutes until

May Haul + Amazon/Target Home Finds

Since we are still sheltering in place, I'd like to think that I calmed things down a lot while online shopping for clothes, which I did, but I have to admit that I did place many more orders than I ever would have on Amazon and Target for home stuff. May's haul is just a few things from Old Navy on sale and a pair of jeans from Express. Target Long Sleeve Tie-Front Hooded Waffle Knit T-Shirt in XS . Amazon Anufer Bohemia Pearls Sandals in Apricot size 4.5  Here are some recent try-ons from Express, Old Navy, and Target: Tops:  Soft Mesh Waffle Tie Hem Tee , Puff Short Sleeve T-Shirt Bottoms:  High Waisted Striped Denim Perfect Ankle Skinny Jeans , Super High Waisted Paperbag Jean Shorts Left:  Textured-Knit Blouson Sleeve Sweater . Left: Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Top . Right:  Square-Neck Cami Jumpsuit . Bubble Elbow Sleeve Blouse , Rib-Knit Peplum Tank Top , Gingham Sleeveless Peplum Top , , Long Sleeve Tie Front Hooded Waffle Knit T-S

April Haul + Cooking

Now that we've been sheltering in place for two months now, I succumbed to shopping a ton online at Amazon, Old Navy, Target, and other places I've been influenced to by Instagram so this month's haul is from several places: Left: Square-Neck Cami Jumpsuit in Black Dots XS Petite . Right: Square-Neck Cami Jumpsuit  in Black XS Petite Aerie Real Me High Waisted 7/8 Leggings in XXS Top: Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Top in XS. Pants: Spanx Faux Leather Active Cropped Leggings in XS. Top: T-shirt with motif in XXS . baby b :) Here are a few American Eagle, Old Navy, Nordstrom, and Target try-ons: Left to right: AE Striped Crewneck Sweater in XXS /  Wild Fable High-Rise Frayed Hem Jean Shorts in White 00 /  A New Day Avie Sandal size  5, Hi-Lo Scoop Neck Tank Top in Mauve XXS  / Play Me Real High Waisted 7/8 Legging in XXS / Leigh Sandals in Black size 5 , Smocked Babydoll Tank Top in White size XXS . I love the colors of the sweater and have to s