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Welcome to my blog! I'm Nicole, and I love all things fashion. My goal is to find a marriage between high style and a low budget. I aim to look great but keep things affordable so that I can live my best life while saving my pennies. Here I will show you how to do both! Follow along, wont you!?

First Time Apple Picker.... 12/31/18

First Time Apple Picker.... 12/31/18

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Hey my loyal readers! This is a much long over due post, but things have been crazy in my neck of the woods these past two months! It all started when my sister and I purchased an apartment building back at the beginning of November! Woohooo! Then we were off to Japan for two weeks, (blog post coming soon on that trip), then I came back to the states and immediately quit my job and starting planning my move to San Diego and then back and forth trips to Los Angeles to gather my most precious items, SHOES! And then the holiday stretch which is still upon us. Wow, it’s a lot just typing it all out! I meant to share this post a long time ago, like i mean back in October, the latest November, but here we are coming to January. So although this post is very Fall-ish and apple season inspired, I’m still hoping you guys like the photos and can share and enjoy the experience as much as I did. Plus I’m sharing my famous apple recipe at the end. Yay! So read on and enjoy my friends!

Apple season is my favorite season because I love baking a fresh apple pie every Fall. I am a sweet tooth addict and apple pie when fresh is just so delish! Even though I am frolicking with all the red apples, I ended up only actually picking green Granny Smiths because they taste better for baking. Does anyone remember the scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy tries to pick one of the red apples off of the tree and it starts talking and shaking and throwing apples? Well the whole time I was at the apple farm, I just kept thinking about that scene and laughing and smiling to myself. The weather was crisp and warm with a light breeze so this outfit was the perfect combination. I am a sucker for a cool printed jacket! My two favorite items are shoes and jackets! This one stole my heart when I first saw it. I love the jacquard floral print that has a sheen to it. Super cute! It also looks fall-y to me because of the darker shades of green and blue. What do you think? Fall jacket or more summer/spring?

Apple picking is so fun, so if you’ve never been I seriously suggest going! I see a lot of people pick apples on the east coast at local apple farms and that is my next stop. All the fall feels back east where the leaves actually change color. That would be a dream come true! Maybe next year! Have you ever been apple picking? If so, you’ve got to hook me up with places to go! I’ve only ever been to Oak Glen, CA, which is right below Big Bear and in San Bernadino County! Anyways, if you guys have any spare time make sure to make this pie because it is soooooo good and super simple to make! My favorite! Enjoy! And i hope everyone out there has a lovely New Years Eve and New Years Day! Love you all!

The Best Apple Pie Recipe Ever:

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen (or homemade) pie crust

    Topping:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup butter

    Filling

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 8 Granny Smith apples

  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Topping:

    1. Combine all topping ingredients using a fork until completely mixed and crumbly.

  • Filling:

  • Peel and slice apples into thin slices. Mix apple slices with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour

  • Layer apple slices in pie shell ( will be very full) and pour leftover juice on top. Spread topping over apples and pat down. Place pie pan on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 45-55 minutes. When done poke the center of the pie to make sure the apples are soft all the way through

  • Serve at room temperature

Halloween Prep & Pumpkin Fun.... 10/29/18

Halloween Prep & Pumpkin Fun.... 10/29/18