2 Years

Happy Anniversary! || Runway Chef Happy Anniversary Mr. RC! You make every day better just by being in it and without you I would be completely lost. You are the butter to my bread, the sprinkles to my funfetti cake, the logo to my Chanel bag, the runway to my chef, the breath to my life….

Happy Anniversary! || Runway Chef

Photos by Lesley of Kensington Blue; See all the details of our wedding here or in our SMP feature

Casual Weekend Wear

Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual wear is my thaaang. Don’t get me wrong, I love dresses and skirts and I absolutely adore getting all fancied up, but given a choice, I’ll probably choose a cool and casual denim look 9 times out of 10. Blame it on my childhood tomboy days spent climbing trees and playing in the mud, blame it on the fact that sometimes I’m just too lazy to shave my legs (sorry…TMI?!), blame it on the fact that I work from home, blame it on the change in seasons….blame all you want, just don’t blame me for having this casual thing down to a ‘T’.

Which do you prefer- casual denim looks or dresses/skirts?

Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Casual Weekend Attire // Burgundy Hat, Gold Scarf and Distressed Denim @runwaychef #denim #casual Victoria’s Secret Hat (similar)// J.Crew Shirt // Old Navy Jeans // Converse Sneakers // Gold Scarf // Chanel Bag (similar)

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2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him @runwaychef #anniversary #giftideas As I mentioned before, the Mr. and I will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary on Monday. Last year I shared 1st anniversary gift ideas and the post went over so well that I figured I’d make it a yearly ritual. Traditionally, 2nd anniversary gifts are cotton…..so I bought my husband a cotton farm. From now on he’ll be supplying the cotton to make my custom clothes, which means my shopping bill we go down and let’s be real, that’s like me giving him a whole other gift. Obviously kidding, because you better believe if I have the money to buy a cotton farm, I also have the money to skip the whole farm thing and just buy the clothes (and bags and a trip around the world and maybe a boat…..too much for a 2nd anniversary?! I think not…). Cotton jokes aside, I’m a bit old-fashioned and a sucker for tradition, but I do like to add an updated spin on things so here are my picks for 2nd anniversary gift ideas for men-

1. Sneakers (Nike offers customization options…you could get initials or your wedding date added to the back of the sneakers)

2. Cotton candy (Fluffpop offers Gourmet flavors such as Lychee, Caramel & Pumpkin Spice and they offer a special anniversary option)

3. Cotton Cologne

4. Personalized Toiletry Bag (also like this one)

5. A jersey from his favorite sports team 

6. A tie and pocket square set (you could also get them initialized or custom-made)

3×3 Style- Crossroads Trading

3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef I have a confession to make: I am the biggest bargain shopper you might ever meet (ok, besides my Mom). I am constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest deal, I refuse to pay full price for basically anything (there’s always a discount code or coupon somewhere), I may or may not have a panic attack anytime I have to spend more than $20 on an item, and I am probably the only girl who freaks out when her husband buys her nice things (and just so we’re clear, by freak out, I mean “Why did you spend so much money?” freak out, not “I’m so excited!” freak out). All that being said, I love nice things, whether it be designer bags, good denim or a well-made shoe. To find these items at lower price points (because you know I’m not paying full price!), I’ve always been a big consignment store shopper. But trust me when I say, not all consignment stores are created equal (some should probably consider a name change to “Junk Store”). Suffice to say, when I find a good secondhand shop, I quickly become a loyal customer. Crossroads Trading Company is one such shop. I may or may not frequent both (yes, both) NYC locations on a regular (read: weekly) basis. I love the deals I can find on designer shoes, high-end denim, and other brand name items, and I also love that I can sell back some of my clothes that I no longer use (hello more money to shop with!). If you’ve been reading RC for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve even seen some of the fabulous items I’ve picked up for amazing prices. Another reason I love Crossroads? They have locations all over the country. Translation: When you and your two blogging besties live nowhere near each other, you can still go shopping “together” at the same store. Grace, Luci and I all had so much fun shopping at our different Crossroads stores, texting each other pictures of what we got, discussing all the good deals we found, and planning how we would style the pieces for this month’s 3×3 style post. Until we can shop together in person (really soon!!), this is the perfect solution. Hop on over to Grace’s blog and Luci’s blog to see what pieces they scored and how they styled them and keep scrolling to see how I styled the Current/Elliott jeans and plaid scarf that I picked up.

3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef 3x3 Style- Red Plaid Scarf, Dark Denim + SOREL Boots || Runway Chef Forever 21 Jacket // American Apparel Shirt // Current/Elliott Jeans via Crossroads Trading Co. c/o // SOREL Boots c/o // Louis Vuitton Bag // Plaid Scarf c/o Crossroads Trading Co.

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Happy Hour

Delicata Squash {A rare conjoined delicata squash, used for yesterday’s fall salad recipe}

These past few days have been highly uneventful…and by uneventful I mean we hung out with some “ghosts“, a tv show decided it was a good idea to start filming outside our apartment at 2am Sunday night/Monday morning, and apparently I can now add “Published Author” to my resume. See what I mean….totally uneventful. We’re celebrating our 2 year anniversary this coming weekend and I’m really hoping it can be more eventful than these last few days because, I mean, c’mon, hanging with ghosts and getting recipes published is so lame-o!

pencil sharpeners {The cutest pencil sharpeners}

NYC Haunted Buildings {One of the “haunted” buildings (now NYU classrooms) on our NYC ghost tour Friday night}

GIR Spatulas {A bevy of new cooking tools c/o GIR that make me one happy cook}

Taste of Home Holiday & Celebrations {While I thought it would be much longer til I was a published author, I was totally surprised to receive a copy of this book, featuring one of my recipes (on one full page, nonetheless), over the weekend}

fall asleep with a purpose, wake up with a dream {Found via Pinterest, source unknown}