Happy Sunday! Welcome to a post dedicated to fall clothing style tips with casual and fun in mind…and perfect pesto on the side!
It has been such a great weekend welcoming a new grandchild and enjoying a touch of autumn-like weather…though I would like to see the temps go lower.
For me this is a fun bit of styling which fits my more casual lifestyle right now. Leigh Ann actually played a major role in pulling this together….
- The jacket and jeans were purchased recently on clearance at Chico’s. This is a kimono-style jacket with big pockets on the front sides. I really like it and sized down to get the best fit. I can do any type of work in this jacket and it will hold up.
- The sweater underneath is a past purchase from Talbot’s.
- I actually bought the scarf in an airport boutique in Las Vegas a few years back.
- The Sperry sneakers were recently purchased at DSW for $19, and they are so comfy!
Leigh Ann was with me when I purchased the shoes, so when I put on this outfit for photos she commented that the gray boxes around my neck on the scarf would match perfectly with the shoes…and I agree, they do!
That is a perfect way to do pattern mixing…looking for matching shapes in the same color families. I like the casual fun this gives to this outfit.
The shoes are a type of sweater-like material and so cute for cooler weather. I like them with these Chico’s light gray jeans, and Sperry is a top brand. I can justify the clearance cost at $19! Thanks DSW!
The outfit will also look cute with my grey booties….when I want a more casual chic look.
PERFECTLY PLEASING PESTO
Here is another Leigh Ann recipe! She recently brought me a container of her homemade pesto, and the minute I tasted it, I texted her...Recipe Please?
It is delicious…I cannot wait to make bruschetta with it! Basil is so easy to grow…and then enjoy!
Fresh Basil Pesto
2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 large garlic cloves
½ cup walnuts (Can also use pine nuts) (I will probably use roasted walnuts…love the enriched flavor)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¾ cup grated parmesean or Romano cheese
2/3 cup olive oil
In food processor, combine basil. Garlic,salt and pepper and blend to a fine paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Add nuts and cheese and process until smooth. With machine running pour in the olive oil in a smooth stream until smooth and creamy. If you want it thinner, then pour in ¼ cup warm water through the feed tube with the machine running.
Place in containers and cover with a film of olive oil about 1/8 inch thick.
Refrigerate up to three months or freeze. Stir oil into pesto before using.
Fall is such a great time to enjoy time in the kitchen. I need to pull some recipes to make for my son’s family with the new baby!!
Any other ideas for how you use pesto? Please share….and enjoy having more fun with your casual looks!!
KEEP SMILING, LADIES!!
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