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Apr 17, 2012

Now that the weather has been warm here we have been spending alot of time outdoors and at the beach. I think a sun hat looks so chic. I picture this with my black strapless one piece. It is a steal from The Gap of all places!

This is my latest lunch obsession. I make a batch at the beginning of the week and then eat it all week long for lunch. I usually serve it with hummus, pita chips, and sauteed kale. All you have to do is add hot water to the mix and let it sit for 30 mins. I always add fresh lemon juice, olive oil, chopped tomato, onion, and fresh mint to mine. This salad is so good!

I just got this book and love it. It is filled with interviews with so many great people like DVF, Lauren Hutton and MK and Ashley. It is gorgeous coffee table book.

I heart these shorts. I only own plain jean shorts and I am looking to spice up my shorts wardrobe this summer. Would you believe I never owned a pair of shorts til after I had Sterling! I never thought I was a shorts type of girl. But now I love them. I think this Tibi pair is perfect because they would be cute for running errands with a white tee or dressed up with a blouse and heels!

I have really been into statement necklaces lately. I love this one and it is only $24! The white would go with everything!

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  1. Always adore your obsessions! Great suggestion on the coffee table book. Ohh Full House.

  2. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Great list! Your lunch looks so yummy! I may have to try that! I don't any shorts either! I am more of a skirt/maxi dress type girl! I love that you show "obsessions" that are not ridiculously crazy out of this world expensive!! And I love that hat! super cute!

  3. I've been wanting that book for forever!

  4. I love those shorts. Show off those legs, Mama!! I hope you get that hat. It's a very chic look with a black one-piece…very Chanel I think.

  5. oh my gosh, I was obsessed with tabouleh my senior year of college and made it for some pre-party cocktail party for a sorority function and still have not heard the end of it. I like to think I was just a step ahead of chips and salsa but my friends weren't quite ready at the time!

  6. FourJedis says:

    I want to pick up that book. Love the Tibis. Tabouleh is one of my favorites.

  7. Val says:

    I love a good floppy hat….It's a Cali beach staple. Luckily for me I have all the ingredients to make your lunch. Yay.

  8. Sarah says:

    i got this hat from Forever 21 a couple days ago and it is so cute! looks a lot like the hat from Gap, but even cheaper!

  9. Sarah says:

    i got this hat from Forever 21 a couple days ago and it is so cute! looks a lot like the hat from Gap, but even cheaper!

  10. Obsessed with those shorts too! Love all of the new Tibi ikat line. And that lunch looks delish!

  11. Taylor says:

    I always love your obsessions!!! that floppy hat is adorable! your lunches always look so great, I'm going to have to try that. my old roommate bought the MK+A book and I would read it constantly when we lived together. love the necklace and the price at the end!

  12. You & I really do think alike! I just bought that necklace last Friday on the Piperlime website šŸ™‚

  13. SUCH a great round up, I always love tuesdays!

  14. Love the hat and the necklace, so cute!!

  15. Great obsessions! I'll take one of each!!! šŸ˜‰

  16. I seriously don't think I ever need to go shopping again…I can just come here and I get a list of everything I could ever want! (c: That necklace is a fabulous *steal*!

  17. I love tabouleh! I didn't know you could get a box like that. I'll be looking for it in the stores.

  18. I've been debating on ordering the hat! Thinking you need to do a post on your favorite swimsuits this year!!

  19. Jill says:

    I love tabouleh it is soo yummy!! I am really into statement necklaces too, I had a stella and dot party a couple weeks ago and ended up ordering 3 awesome necklaces

  20. megan says:

    Your lunches always sound & look so yummy! Love that Gap floppy hat.

  21. Ashley says:

    I love floppy hats and the GAP one is so classic!

  22. Oh my goodness I am loving that floppy hat! xo

  23. Bud and Leo says:

    I love that floppy hat! I need it this summer šŸ™‚

  24. That hat is CUTE! I could definitely get some good use out of it with all of my black bathing suits!

  25. While in Florida last month I saw a very similar hat at Banana, though the stripes were thinner, I regret not getting it so much! So please, go and get this one šŸ˜‰

  26. Forever 21 has a ton of cute shorts you should check out!

  27. Love that hat!! Great coffee table, too. Love the list!