The Peach Bellini

all the fun without the fuzz

Thursday

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December 2014

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Corn Chowder

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The Peach Bellini | Bowl of Corn Chowder

When I go home to Ohio there are a few things I look forward to this time of year. Fires in the fireplace (Texas doesn’t seem to have ANY fireplaces), sweater weather, and winter foods. Corn Chowder is one of my favorite things to eat when I’m home so I talked my mom into making some and sharing it on the blog! B also helped out by modeling in the first picture! Aren’t they great? (And B.’s flannel is perfect for cold winter days, right?!)

The Peach Bellini | Corn Chowder

My mom originally found this recipe on allrecipes.com and tweaked it a bit:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 T all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) whole can kernel corn OR 1 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

Melt the butter, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add flour and stir, then salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add milk and stir, and cook until thick. Add cans of corn, peppers. Let simmer on low for at least an hour. Add Monterey Jack cheese at the end for flavor – stir in and then serve.

Simple, right? Try it out and let me know how it goes!

 

Recipe has been updated as of 8:45 AM 12/18/14

Tuesday

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December 2014

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Winter Sweater

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The Peach Bellini | Reversible Sweater

I’ve been living in this sweater lately! It is so comfy, warm, and perfect. I think I need to go find a hundred other draped sweaters so that I can be as comfy and chic as this every day!

The Peach Bellini | Winter Sweater

The Peach Bellini | booties

The Peach Bellini | Winter StyleTop: J.Crew Similar Sweater: Monoreno Similar Jeans: AG : Booties: Biala Similar 

 

Tuesday

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December 2014

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Fabletics Review

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Fabletics Review

So I tried Fabletics and I LOVE it. In case you didn’t know, Fabletics is a super cute, cost friendly athletics line! The line is the brain child of Kate Hudson (I know… I want to be her bestie, too) and it is this amazing subscription service where you can get a new outfit each month for as little as $49.95 – that’s a WHOLE outfit, folks. Like 2 pieces of clothing (sometimes three) and the price does vary depending on the outfit.

When you first sign up you take a little quiz. Then Fabletics recommends outfits just for you and your lifestyle! Each month you can browse personalized picks starting on the first. You have five whole days to choose… or skip. That’s right, it lets you skip as many months as you’d like. For each purchase you also get VIP rewards points and once you hit 1,000 points you get a free outfit! **there is no need to become a VIP (aka part of the subscription service) you can also just checkout as a normal guest.

Now, I know you’re wondering about the quality. Let me start by saying I LOVE the pants. They’re super thick- no see through issues here! And they hug your waist. I think the colored piping is such a fun touch! The jacket I’m wearing was a bit confusing to figure out- but we (my mom and I) got it after looking at the pictures online for just a few minutes. I have to say, the sports bra isn’t anything I’d actually work out in- but it is a fun color! I’ll probably stick with outfits that don’t come with sports bras for my next purchase.

If you’re interested in Fabletics be sure to take a look! And if you like this new fitness vibe on The Peach Bellini be sure to checkout my post from last week about ClassPass coming to Dallas!

Fabletics Review

The Peach Bellini | Work It

I have also put together a new Mavatar collection with some of my favorite fitness pieces if that floats your boat!

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Let me know what you like to wear when you work out in the comments below!

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Wednesday

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December 2014

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ClassPass

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what it might be like to take a spin class? How about yoga? Or Barre? Or Pilates? I could go on. I’ve wanted to take them all at least 100 times in the past year… right now I have a slight obsession with researching cross fit (side note- is cross fit scary? Because it seems like it… but I still want to try it). The problem is that trying all of these classes, and joining all of these gyms is not only impractical but also extremely expensive!

If you’re like me and have a wandering fitness eye, then ClassPass is your answer! And guess what, lucky ducks, it just came to Dallas!! Basically ClassPass is your ‘in’ to a ton of fitness classes all over the metroplex. With a $99 monthly membership fee you can take unlimited monthly classes (up to three classes per studio per month) so you can always feed your whims and try new fitness trends! Just reserve your class and show up… if you don’t show there’s a $20 charge. It’s like extra motivation to workout when the laziness is trying to win.

A little confused? Read their FAQ and it’ll clear up the question marks!!

I cannot wait to try out my first class with ClassPass next week City Surf Fitness and Dallas Fit Body Boot Camp both caught my eye! If those don’t sound like your thing, don’t worry there are nearly sixty studios in Dallas that have already partnered with ClassPass.

Which class will you take first?!

 

**Disclaimer – ClassPass did offer me one month free to try their services – all opinions are my own and the excitement is real!**

 

Monday

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December 2014

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Holiday Party Dressing

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So today is Cyber Monday. We are all (apparently) supposed to shop online to our heart’s content. I personally see no issue with this… I have quite a few things on my list- including a new winter coat. But I was afraid y’all might need some inspiration. So I created a little Mavatar collection of Holiday Party Dressing ideas! I hope you enjoy.

P.S. Shop the collection:

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Friday

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November 2014

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Wednesday

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November 2014

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Tuesday

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November 2014

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Quintessential Fall

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J.Crew Striped Sweater, Seven For All Mankind skinny Jeans, Tory Burch Boots, Kate Spade New York structured Bag

So, I lied. I said I was back and I posted twice. A month ago. B. tells me that is not okay. I tell B. that I have had absolutely no time. So, I am using my (WHOLE!!) week off for Thanksgiving to queue up a long list of posts. This first outfit, shot about a month ago at the Dallas Museum of Art Sculpture Garden. If you’ve never been before, I highly suggest taking an afternoon trip! It really was stunning.

When dressing for Fall there are two things that I consider highly – stripes and boots. And lucky for me (and you!) this outfit has both. It is the perfect casual Fall look (and I even played in the pitiful pile of leaves to prove it!) I wish I could live in this oufit most days of the week. Unfortunately this little thing called work gets in the way…

If you like this look, be sure to shop my Fall/Winter Mavatar Collection… which has a heavy emphasis on black and gray (these colors do not reflect my mood, simply my preferences!)

J.Crew Striped Sweater, Seven For All Mankind skinny Jeans, Tory Burch Boots, Kate Spade New York structured Bag

The Peach Bellini | Fall Fashion 2

The Peach Bellini | Fall Wardrobe

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes 2

 

The Peach Bellini | Falling Leaves

The Peach Bellini | Fall Sweater LookSweater: J.Crew Men’s Version Similar Denim: Seven For All Mankind Similar Boots: Tory Burch Similar Purse: Kate Spade New York Similar Scarf: American Apparel Sunglasses: Ray Ban Similar

 

Monday

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October 2014

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DVF

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Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go to Neiman Marcus at Northpark Mall and meet Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF). After experiencing the amazing DVF wrap dress exhibit last year, this was a dream come true! Diane is obviously an incredible woman and this was such a fun experience to share with B!  (Some of these photos are from the meet and greet and the rest are an outfit shoot – same outfit – that B and I shot the day before!)

The Peach Bellini | DVF Black on Black

The Peach Bellini | All Black on Black

The Peach Bellini | Black Top

The Peach Bellini | All Black Accessories

The Peach Bellini | All Black

The Peach Bellini | Black on Black

The Peach Bellini | Cut Out Back

The Peach Bellini | Black

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Top: Diane Von Furstenberg Denim: AG Shoes: Cole Haan Similar Clutch: J. Crew Watch: Michael Kors Earrings: Kate Spade New York Similar

B.’s look (for her first ever appearance on TPB!): Top: Diane Von Furstenberg*  Skirt: J.Crew Shoes: Saint Laurent Purse: Louis Vuitton Similar Similar

*IF you can find a top similar to B.’s you win! I looked for about 30 minutes and couldn’t find anything that replicated it’s amazingness. Now there isn’t a prize, mainly because I don’t have anything, BUT bragging rights are tolerated. Leave a link in the comments below!

Friday

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October 2014

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I’m Back + Giveaway!!

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After a very long, impromptu mental health break I have returned. I know the radio silence must have been eerie – I think the past few weeks have been the longest I’ve ever gone without posting on TPB. In those weeks I managed to work like crazy, take my finals for my first set of classes, and move apartments! I can’t wait to show y’all what I end up doing with the place. Right now it’s still a bit of a mess.

On to the exciting news! Sydney Luella and I have teamed up with Swoozie’s yet again to bring you some amazing Kate Spade products and a chance to win a giveaway!

Checkout my favorite products from their new Kate Spade New York collection! Why is Kate spade perfect for all things organization and entertaining??

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