Hello and happy Friday! Brett and I are in St. Louis for the weekend celebrating a friend’s wedding. Don’t you just love wedding weekends? I’m wearing this dress and I’m can’t wait to see Brett dressed up in his tux. 🙂 Today we’re going to the Missouri History Museum to see their Little Black Dress exhibit. I’ve heard great things so I’m glad I’m getting a chance to see it before it closes September 5th. St. Louis ladies check it out if you get a chance!
For the first time in a few years, we’ve had an amazing summer here in Chicago. It’s actually felt like summer instead of a few hottish days and then mostly cooler days and nights. While I’ve loved getting to wear all my fun summer dresses and rompers, I have to say I’m kind of ready for the change of season and with that a change in wardrobe. I’ve been pinning fall fashion like crazy, so today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite styles into one fall wishlist. The best part is that everything here is under $100!
I picked up this top last year in stripes and I wore it constantly with leggings and a scarf. I’m so happy it’s back and I plan on picking up a few more solids this year. This is a great transition dress would look so cute with booties for fall and you can never go wrong with a good puffer vest!
Why hello there! To be completely honest, I really have no excuse for the slight radio silence over here this week. I had one of the busiest weeks at work I’ve had in a while and at night when I could have been blogging I opted for long walks with Brett, happy hour with coworkers and watching the Olympics. I am so excited to have a “me” weekend this weekend while Brett is at a bachelor party, and that hopefully includes getting ahead of blogging for the next couple weeks. For now though, here are a few of my favorite reads from this week (plus another shout out to the Final Five girls!).
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I love having friends over on Sunday mornings for brunch. It’s more casual than a dinner party and getting together with friends is a great start to the day. French toast casserole has become my signature dish for brunch and I typically serve it with a fresh fruit salad and bacon. The casserole can be made ahead of time and will make the whole house smell delicious as it bakes in the morning.
For brunch over the weekend I decided to test out a “better for you” version of my traditional french toast casserole. Kashi® recently launched a new line of Kashi® Organic Breakfast Superblends, which are gluten free, vegan and each serving has 15-16g of diverse plant protein. You can of course mix it into your morning smoothie, which I plan on doing this week, but it can also be used as a nutritional boost in muffins, pancakes, energy bites etc.
I added in a couple scoops of the Kashi Organic Breakfast Superblends in Sun-Up Coconut to my french toast casserole recipe and you couldn’t even tell that it was packed with nutrition. I definitely felt less guilty going in for a second serving! I also kept this french toast casserole low in sugar by using blueberries and maple syrup as natural sweeteners and dairy free by using almond milk.Kashi Organic Breakfast Superblends are available at Target.com and you can use code TGTKASHI $10 off one Kashi Protein Powder (Kashi GoLean or Kashi Organic).