I’m currently favoring eyelet whites, vintage basket bags, and nude lips. Today is Sam’s birthday and I just want to take a minute to highlight that fact that without him this blog would not be possible. I love that we get to work together and for that I’m thankful for all of you who read this blog. Thank you and Happy Birthday to my best friend and the other pea in my pod.
Last summer Sam and I shot a beautiful flower filled editorial with a gorgeous Yumi Kim dress. Yumi and her team saw the post and loved it. After they reached out to thank us for the post we started brainstorming on a way we could collaborate together. Fast forward to today and we are in the final stages of planing our summer pop up shop this Saturday the 20th. Because Yumi Kim has some of the most breathtaking floral prints, and I absolutely love flowers, it only seemed natural that theme of the pop up would be centered around flowers. The event will take place at Platform in Culver City where you will be able to shop all of the spring and summer collections while surrounded by beautiful blooms and an inspiring atmosphere. I will be hosting the event as well as creating custom floral arrangements for anyone who purchases something pretty from Yumi Kim. Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, stop by to check out BabyBlue (she’ll be there in all her van glory), snap some pics, and say hello.
In light of our upcoming event, I decided to shoot an editorial inspired by my dream of turning BabyBlue into a mobile flower shop. I imagine driving the coastline, stopping to sell flowers, swimming in the ocean, and changing from one lovely frock into another.
One of my new kitchen gadgets is a spiralizer. It’s a simple tool that has given me a lot of new recipe possibilities. I’ve used for countless dishes but my favorite is using it to make fresh zucchini noodles. The recipe I’m sharing today is actually Sam’s favorite. He rarely enjoys “healthy” meals but when he first tried this dish he had a genuine look of surprise at how much he liked it. He went back for second and thirds. I now make this for him at least once a week. As always it’s super easy and healthy.
Sun dried tomatoes
Start by preheating the oven to 350°F. Make the zucchini noodles with your spiralizer. Let the noodles sit and drain for at least 15 minutes. Once the oven is hot, toast the pine nuts for a few minutes or until they start to turn golden brown. Make sure not to burn them. Drain the sun dried tomatoes and chop them into small pieces. Combine the noodles, pine nuts, and tomatoes. Dress with pesto and garnish with fresh basil. Serve and enjoy.
The last time I wore this jumpsuit was in June on the very first night of my very first visit to Paris with Sam. We were staying at the utterly magnificent Mandarin Oriental Paris, where we were treated to a sunset cocktail hour and one of the best meals I have ever had the pleasure of indulging in. The entire trip was magical, but nothing compares to that very first night. I don’t think I will ever part ways with this jumpsuit. Every time I even look at it I am flooded with the memories of our trip.
It’s extraordinary how many of my memories are tied up with the clothing I wore at the time. Whenever Sam brings up a past trip or experience I can vividly remember everything I wore down to the accessories. It’s pretty crazy considering I have the worst memory. I can barely remember my wedding date, let alone birthdays, but inexplicably I remember every outfit I have ever posted on this blog and exactly what I did while wearing each outfit. To me this is the true power of fashion and why I continue sharing my personal style on this blog.
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*This post was created in collaboration with Trove.