A good blazer is pretty much the best thing you can have in your closet, right?  This one from Zara was made just for me, I swear!  The cut of it is insanely good, the faux leather detail, the gold zippers on the pocket and sleeves- everything about it is just perfection!  Well done designers at Zara, my hats off to you!  And the striped dress, just FYI- on sale for $56.  Can’t beat that!  Happy shopping!  xx- Sarah

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  dress:  BB Dakota, blazer: Zara, shoes: Brian Atwood (similar), bag: Clare Vivier, watch: Michael Kors

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I have a confession- Lou and I ate these, exclusively, for dinner the other night.  A meal comprised almost entirely of potato.  I’m sure that’s a crime in some households but in ours it’s cause for a celebration!  I was so happy, there’s something wickedly decadent about sitting down to a giant plate of potato wedges and being all “OK dinner, let’s do this!”  I should say this might not satisfy some of you as the star if your meal, in which case these can be enjoyed alongside some other vegetables or whatever else you may like.  But if you’re looking for a meal to make you feel like a kid with fancy tastes- I offer you these.  Hope you love!  xx-  Sarah

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Happy Friday everyone!  How amazing is this Sydney casa?  Australia, you all are killing it in the home department!  Can’t wait for one of you inspiring families to decide you need to add a little bit of saucy American into your life and adopt us!  I can cook, Lou is excellent at keeping things tidy and Bean + Nugget- well they’d just be there for undying love and affection.  We don’t require much, a small corner of one of you incredible light filled homes would be plenty.   But enough adoption please, let’s go back to talking about this house!  It’s crazy good, right?  There’s so much more after the jump, you don’t want to miss it.  Have a great weekend everyone!!  xx- Sarah  {images via}

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I debated about sharing a guacamole recipe because it seems like it’s such a simple thing to make, and my version really doesn’t have anything out of the ordinary.  But I’ve eaten enough mediocre guacamole at restaurants to realize that maybe there IS a need.  NO ONE SHOULD SUFFER MEDIOCRE GUACAMOLE!  And if I can save one person from a life  of mediocre guacamole, this post will have served it’s purpose.  But now things seem to have taken a turn and it’s become a HOW MANY TIMES CAN SHE WRITE GUACAMOLE situation.  So I’ll leave you to it, a no-fail exceptional guacamole recipe!  xx- Sarah

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In my final installment of the 6 part Gap series I paired a casual menswear inspired shirt with a skirt and heels that give it a little edge.  It’s these kind of closet pairings that make me the most happy, they show me again and again that there is ALWAYS another way to wear something!  My normal instinct with this shirt would be to throw it on with a pair of white skinnies and tan sandals, a perfectly casual and comfortable everyday outfit.  But I love it dressed up just as much!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  skirt: Halston Heritage (old), shirt: Gap, shoes: BCBG (old), bag: Clare Vivier, watch: Marc Jacobs, sunnies: Karen Walker, bracelet: Miansai

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I should tell you right up front that I’m a little spastically excited about today’s post!  Not because these chickpea cakelets are ridiculously awesome (they are) but because my amazing programmer and super hero designer Aileen have been working non-stop to update the site and now it has magical powers!  I switched over from Squarespace to WordPress and couldn’t be more thrilled with the change, it’s night and day for user experience and we’ve been able to add functions that I’ve been coveting forever!  So, spend a little minute poking around and definitely click through to see the rest of this post and the new features that will allow you to PRINT AND SAVE RECIPES!  It’s bananas good.  My other favorite new feature is the stacked commenting which will allow me to reply directly to your comments and the whole platform makes it SO much easier for me to keep up and respond to comments that you leave on older posts.  So I’m especially excited about that!!!!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

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