Monday, April 30, 2012

Urban Turkey

Outfit Details: Sunnies: Jessica Simpson (TJ Maxx); Scarf: American Eagle (gift); Blouse: Old Navy; Tank: Gap; Denim: LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl's); Bracelet: American Living (JC Penney); Ring: Vintage (gift); Flats: Gap; Purse: Charlotte Russe

Awhile back, my friend Sarah posted an outfit on her blog that featured this blouse. I fell in love with it immediately (I mean, look at that color!), but I strategically waited until it went on sale to purchase it. I recently made it mine fore a mere $10, and I'm finding it difficult to resist the urge to wear it, like, every day.

I wore this outfit for a study break & quick walk around Cambridge with B. Let's be honest, though, this guy, spotted in someone's front yard, is the real star of this photo shoot:


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sleepy Hollow & Concord

Outfit Details: Sunnies: Old Navy; Blouse: Old Navy; Shorts: Forever 21; Flats: Gap; Purse: Vintage Coach (thrifted); Necklace: Buffalo Exchange

Last weekend, B & I took a quick trip to Concord to visit Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. We both have a sort of morbid fascination with cemeteries, and Sleepy Hollow is particularly intriguing because of its "Authors' Ridge." Here, you can see the graves of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott. B & I are both big literature buffs (we met studying English Lit in undergrad. Awe.), so the experience was a bit awe-inspiring for us.


Upon leaving the cemetery, we spent some time wandering around. Concord is such a quintessential New England town, and it has such a charm about it.


When we came upon the Colonial Inn, we couldn't resist stopping for dinner. How adorable is this place?


And their food was amazing! We split appetizers of shrimp fritters & crab cakes. They were both excellent, but the shrimp fritters are kind of my new obsession. I'm drooling over them as I write this post.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Post Swap: Bri from Breezy Days

Hi, loves! Today I'm blogging over at Breezy Days, and my adorable friend Bri is blogging here in my place. Be sure to check out both our posts!

Hi all you Chill Air&Perfume readers!

My name is Bri Rios, and I'm the gal behind Breezy Days.
I am a born & raised Southern California girl.
And I'll just let you know right now...I don't surf, talk like a valley girl, or know any celebs.
I know I know, I'm not a cool So-Cal chick!
BUT, I do loooove the low-key yet stylish feel of the So-Cal Spring/Summer.

Dress: Francescas Boutiques//Sweater: Loft//Purse: LA Fashion District//Shoes: Shoedazzle//Sunnies: Charlotte Russe//Turquoise Necklace: Forever 21. 

What is Cali Spring style you may ask? 
Well, it's:
Flowy dresses, bright colors, minimal make-up, rockin' wedges/flats/sandals, and beachy waves for the hair-do.

Even though it's pretty dang nice here year round {I'm a 'lil spoiled!}, us Cali girls find this time of the year a reason to wear bright colors and to be decked out in florals. 

Even though I live in Utah right now for school {where I swear we have bi-polar weather}, I still have that California low-key style. Lots of bright sweaters, shoes, and beach waves err' day of the year!

Come check out my outfits, and come say hi! I would love to make some East Coast amigos :)

<3 Bri 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Soyrizo-Stuffed Peppers


I don't normally feel inclined to make recipes I see on packaging, but when I saw this stuffed pepper recipe on the back of my box of brown rice, I couldn't pass it up. I tweaked the recipe to make it vegetarian-friendly, and it was spicy & delicious!

Here's what you'll need:
1 cup instant brown rice
8 ounces soyrizo
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 small can diced chiles
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 large bell peppers

Here's what you'll do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook soyrizo and onions over medium heat.
2. Stir in undrained tomatoes, chiles, 1 cup cheese, corn, spices, and rice. Set aside.
3. Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membranes, and fill peppers with mixture. Place in a baking dish.
4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and serve.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Outfit Details: Sunnies: Ray-Ban (Husband's); Scarf: Jones New York (TJ Maxx); Top: Old Navy; Shorts: Forever 21; Bracelets: American Living (JC Penney), street vendor; Flats: Gap

Given the gorgeous weather we've been having in Boston and the fact that my law school final exams begin next week, I'm trying to spend as much time outside as I can while I still have the chance. (Whoa, that statement sounded much more ominous than I intended.) So on Friday after class, followed by frozen yogurt with some girl friends, B & I went for a 1.56 mile walk along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. (B had guessed it was 1/2 a mile, I had guessed it was 2. I win!) It was a gorgeous walk, excluding the couple of old, disgusting, shirtless men we had the misfortune of seeing.


I bought this shirt mainly because I fell in love with the sheer sleeve detail. Cute, right? What an easy way to spice up the traditional white t-shirt!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Allandale in Springtime

Outfit Details: Sunnies: Steve Madden (Macy's); Blouse: H&M; Shorts: Forever 21; Flip Flops: Old Navy; Purse: Vintage Dooney & Bourke (thrifted); Bracelets: American Eagle, Jess

Last fall & early winter, I visited Allandale Farm in Brookline, like, all the time. When I heard that it was once again open for business for the year, I couldn't wait to go again. It's just as beautiful as I remembered it. I'll let the photos speak for themselves!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day Tripping: Salem


Last Monday, B & I lucked out and both had the day off. We took advantage of the gorgeous, 90 degree day by day-tripping to Salem, and we fell absolutely head-over-heels in love with the little town. Obviously, Salem has a rich, quirky history, which is certainly appealing in its own right; however, beyond that, it is just so damn beautiful & unique.


Since I knew the temp was supposed to reach almost 90 degrees, I wanted to wear something easy & cool. I opted for this gorgeous vintage dress, which I purchased from Swift & Faire Co., one of my favorite vintage shops, when they were at the SoWa Market a few weeks ago.

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The waterfront area was easily my favorite part of Salem. I mean, how gorgeous is this?!

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B & I are primarily vegetarians, but every so often we see some seafood that we can't resist (living in Boston is tough like that). Case in point: this lobster roll from The Hungry Whale. Nom!