Chasing Davies

April 10, 2019

Leopard & Shopbop Sale!


 

The last big Shopbop sale I picked up this clear and white leather Staud bag that I'd been eyeing for months. It's already been such a fun piece to spruce up an outfit, and will definitely be getting it out even more this spring and summer.  I especially love it mixed with leopard and sneakers!

Outfit Details:



Right now, only until end of day Friday the 12th, Shopbop is having another big sale with code EVENT19 to get 20-25% off (even off sale items)!  Here are some of my favorite picks (including my favorite white block heeled mules I wear alllllll the time, my APL slide sneakers, my favorite beach/summer hat and these white woven slides that are similar to mine:




Let me know what you are getting in this sale?!
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March 26, 2019

Welcome to Kansas City, True Food Kitchen!


 
Opening TOMORROW on Tuesday, March 27th, True Food Kitchen on the Country Club Plaza at Ward Parkway and Pennsylvania, where Plaza III used to be. And you are going to loooooove it! I got to be a part of the soft opening with a full blown meal last Friday, and I was blown away. 

First, by the space... it is beautiful and I can't even figure out how it was ever Plaza III. It's like night and day. I love the bright, airy. open concept with a fresh color scheme balanced with neutrals. I see this spot being a great brunch, lunch and dinner environment - whether on a date, with friends or colleagues during work.

Second, and probably more importantly... the food could not be better (check out their menu). It's interesting, healthy and tasty with a wide variety to suit everyone's diet preferences and flavor cravings (ones you didn't even know you had!). Their philosophy is about food making people feel good (not worse) without giving up flavor or satisfaction. Part of their core team includes a doctor of integrative medicine, who believes delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand (read more about it). 

I'm so glad this now exists in Kansas City. They've been around - are in lots of other places, too (check their locations out) - so make sure to give them a try!


It's not just their food that is amazing, their drinks are incredible! They have a wide variety of freshly juiced and concocted non-alcoholic beverages, as well as cocktails.  I got the hangover Rx juice, and my friend got the Juniper Rose cocktail.  Both we so tasty, and came adorned with fresh plants.


After getting our drinks, we started with some appetizers - which is one of my favorite parts of any menu because I love to taste a lot of things and snack. We decided on their kale guacamole (includes cilantro, grapefruit, and per the name - kale) and charred cauliflower (which includes a surprise of dates!).

I was blown away straight from the get go. YUM basically sums it up. I wasn't sure how'd I like the gauc, as I've tasted other restaurant's versions mixed with fruit, but this was subtle and added interest I loved. The cauliflower dish can't be missed. It was so good at every bite. I was surprised by the sweet inclusion of the dates with one bite and then pistachios the next, loving every bite.


Our main dishes were perfection. I had the turkey burger - which very well might be my favorite version ever had, - with sweet potato hash while my friend had spaghetti squash, tomato and mozzarella dish (it was like a pizza bowl). We were both very happy! :)


I wasn't sure how I was going to eat another bite by the time dessert came... but somehow I managed. Really the first sniff of the flourless chocolate cake with non-dairy ice cream did it for me. And the key lime pie moose atop crushed almonds and topped with strawberries were very refreshing.  I will dream about that cake though...


The entire staff was so friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming, and I'm in love with the entire philosophy of True Food Kitchen. Even from the very beginning, walking in entering past the growing herbs at the front. You already get a sense for what you are about to experience before you even open the door.  The menu is very easy to understand what you can/can't eat based on your diet with tons of gluten free (most of the items!), vegan and vegetarian options. 

Big thanks to True Food Kitchen for having us out to be part of your opening. We are SO glad you are here, and I look forward to bringing my family and more friends again.

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March 22, 2019

Simple, Beautiful Jewelry to Wear Everyday


 

I have sensitive ears, but I'm also lazy and tend to keep my earrings in for multiple days and nights in a row... sleeping, showering and exercising in them. If the earring isn't quality, my ears get really itchy and I have to take them out within only a few hours. Does that happen to anyone else?

I found these delicate hoop earrings (that upon close look, you can see are made of little hearts) that are gold from AU Rate. I can not even feel them in my ear, and after wearing them for a week straight, still don't feel them and my ear is completely fine.  I wore them in this post with my oversized blazer outfit.


Other simple and delicate jewelry I love to wear are necklaces. I wear this Bezel stone gold chain necklace almost all the time (similar to how I wear my earrings... through showers, workouts and sleeping).  

Etsy is also a great place to buy price-conscious and unique jewelry - and support small businesses!  Two recent favorites are this dainty north star necklace and this moon and stars coin necklace.  I usually wear these layered with my bezeled necklace above.


I'm not a big bracelet wearer (except to match my daughter, like the ones worn above) since I work a lot on the computer, and they tend to just get knocked around making noise and annoying me. I go in and out of wearing my watch - I still love my white and gold one.  I will sometimes wear bracelets on the weekends, but I'm still looking for the one I love and can wear all the time. 


I'm a HUGE fan of dainty, stacked and several rings - but I haven't found all my dream ones yet. That's definitely on my to-do list. :)  It's super important for me to find high quality rings, as most turn my finger green so quick, and it's kind of embarrassing.  I found this article on why some metals turn your skin green - and ways to remedy it (and good news - it's not just buying expensive metals, you can use clear nail polish to act as a barrier).  

I love these sweet, thin stacked rings, and will give them a try, and one I have and still love is this diamond shape ring (wearing in photo above).  What do you think about rings on pinky fingers and above knuckle? I haven't found something that works for me there, but like the look in theory!

Shop my favorite jewelry pieces here:


Disclaimer: partnership post with agency, Nakturnal. Earrings were provided to me, but all reviews and opinions are my own.

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