The Bucket Bag




I want to start this post with something poetic and fashiony, like how a dark floral is lush and more professional than your traditional pastel iteration. But the reality is this jacket is quilted and this was the closest I could get to feeling like I was still in bed while being dressed for work. Hashtag red eye.

Anyways, this is not about the outfit, it's about the bag. Which is perfect. It pulls the whole outfit together. It matches the shoes. It could fit a whole bunch of useful things in it although full disclosure, right now it just has a gluten free donut in it.

The bucket bag is here my friends... And it is awesome.

Zara Bucket Bag | Zara Floral Bomber (similar) | Banana Republic Cowl Neck Blouse | Topshop Leigh Jeans | Sam Edelman Trina Sandal 


Here's some more bucket bag for your viewing pleasure:









Leopard Sandals are EVERYTHING

Sometimes, you need a little something to perk up your day. For me, that is these sandals. They just make everything festive. I'm in love.... 









Summer Lunches

There is something about summer that changes the foods I crave. I want the tang of mustard and goat cheese. The bright fresh flavor of herbs. Juicy dripping tomatoes dotted with crunchy glistening grains of sea salt. The sweet crispy bit of red onion.


But I also want to spend as much time outside (not inside cooking) as possible. Here's what I'm eating right now.


Tomato Basil Sandos



Ingredients:
- two fresh basil leaves
- about 1 oz of goat cheese
- one roma tomato
- toast (I used gluten free)
- sea salt 

Directions:
Pop the toast in the toaster. While it's cooking, slice the tomatoes into 4 horizontally (so they lie flat on the sandwich) and then sprinkle liberally to taste with sea salt. When the toast is done, spread with goat cheese and place tomatoes and basil on top. Eat. Love. 

Light Egg Salad 





Ingredients:
- 2-3 hardboiled eggs
- 1 tbsp mustard (I like grey poupon) 
- dill
- diced red onion to taste (about 1/4 of a cup)

Directions:
Peel the eggs and put them in a bowl. Add the mustard, dill and onions. Stir togther until well blended. Eat and enjoy!