If you are a new wife, like me, you might find yourself baking chicken all too often! It’s easy, delicious and pretty hard to mess up. If you aren’t a new wife, you are probably thinking “Baked Chicken? She must be a new wife!” I am going to be completely honest when I tell you that I have found myself baking chicken a little too often, recently, so my blogger instincts kicked in and decided that we need to up the ante. Say hello to this divine Rosemary Lemon (dinner party worthy) Chicken!
Rewind to a few weeks ago, when I came to the realization that I was cooking the same chicken recipe, for Jay, every week. All my new wifey friends know that continuously cooking up new recipes, for your man, can be difficult and definitely challenging. I was down to the wire, with little time to spare and decided to just throw together what I had, in hopes of making a tolerable meal for Jay. An hour later, my oven produced a moist, mouthwatering, and (can I say?) blog worthy baked chicken. It’s a no brainer, I had to share the recipe.
Of course, I went straight to Jay saying “This has got to go on the blog!” I’m going to take this recipe as a “wifey-win” and I hope that if you are in need of an easy, and party worthy recipe, you will give this one a go. It is incredibly tasteful, delightful and doesn’t require hunting for off the grid ingredients. Truly, I believe you will find most of these ingredients in your pantry already. If you are like me, you probably have a some of them laying around waiting to be used.
Rosemary Lemon Chicken
What You Will Need
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- 6-8 Chicken Parts (I prefer to use legs and thighs, but anything works)
- 1 lemon sliced
- ½ yellow onion sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic smashed
- Small handful of rosemary sprigs
- Olive oil
Step 1: Clean and prepare chicken. Slice onion, lemon and smash garlic Save each end of the lemon for a little squeezing.
Step 2: Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray and place chicken in pan. Salt and pepper generously.
Step 3: Place garlic throughout the chicken. Surround chicken with onions and rosemary.
Step 4: Top chicken with lemon slices and squeeze the remaining juice of each end, of the lemon, onto chicken for a little extra lemon flavor. If you prefer your chicken to have more of a lemon taste, go ahead and use an additional lemon to provide more juice!
Step 5: Finish by drizzling olive oil over everything.
Step 6: Bake at 350° for 1.5 hour
Photos by Tiffany Sigmon Photography
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Top: J. Crew (less than $20 right now!) | Denim: Mother | Shoes: Chanel similar | Bag: Chanel
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Stripes are so controversial, yet still seem to always be an essential piece to a classic wardrobe. Truthfully, finding the perfect striped shirt can be challenging, but when perfected, you will be well on your way to mastering timeless and effortless style. If you’re like me, you automatically feel like you gained twenty pounds, after putting on you favorite striped shirt. Don’t worry, over the years I have grown more comfortable with the idea and found ways to wear stripes, without feeling completely like a blow toad. So you’re probably thinking, “Ok Morgan, how do I properly wear stripes?” Here are a few ideas to help you out.
Color Selection: Navy + White
I have always felt most comfortable in navy and white stripes. Honestly, I think they are much more of a classic look, even more so than black and white. Navy and white is nautical and allows for color, while still remaining in the “neutrals” category. It’s a popular option for good reason.
Color Percentage Makes a Difference
Have you ever noticed that some striped shirts appear dark and some appear much lighter? Is it a navy shirt with white stripes or a white shirt with navy stripes? We might not ever know the answer, but one thing is certain, you aren’t the only one who has had that thought! The important thing is that the percentage of the shirt that is a given color makes a difference in the overall appearance. I find that shirts with more white look better on me than shirts with more navy. This options is more popular, but it’s important to find what you love and what looks best on you
Attention to Cut
Let’s just say that my first go around with navy and white stripes, was just not good. I never felt comfortable in the shirt I owned and to be honest, my discomfort was rooted in many striped fashion no no’s, including the fact that the cut was terrible for my body. The cut of a shirt really makes a difference, especially when you are wearing stripes. Does the cut of your shirt highlight your least favorite feature? Be sure to take note and figure out what you really want to highlight, or don’t, and go from there.
As with anything else, accessories play a huge role in making stripes more flattering. Try adding a chic scarf, or vest, to your look. Adding a stand out accessoire will take some of the focus away from the stripes, making them more of a subtle background canvas, rather than the center focus of the look. If you are really feeling daring, tie a cute jacket, or sweater, around your waist. I know this might seem a little mom-ish but I love this look. It screams that you are comfortable with yourself and comfortable in that moment. It really makes a statement!
Stripes can be tricky, but in my opinion they are a must have piece in a classy girl’s wardrobe. Stripes look great with white denim, navy blazers, cut off shorts and so much more! Don’t be afraid to give them a go, even if you first experience wasn’t the best. I find that J. Crew does stripes really well. Just image sailing your way down the Amalfi coast with cut offs, the perfect striped tee and your favorite sunnies and straw hat. Now are we on the same page? I hope so!
What are your favorite ways to wear stripes?
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Last week, I shared my Spring Beauty Wish List with you and I promised that this week I would share my Spring Fashion Wish List with you! Some of these items have definitely been featured on Timeless Taste before, but it’s too hard to resist this Gucci bag. It’s simply following me around all day, in my mind at least! There is a ton of light pink on my Spring Fashion Wish List, as your probably expected, but I’m still loving blush colored pieces.
Although it’s only been a week, since I last spoke of this, but I am still desperate for a vacation and still have my hopes that we will travel soon. I can’t be the only that has been bitten by the travel bug, right? My Nordstrom cart is full of shimmery beauty products, scalloped swimwear (I am completely obsessed with the Marysia Swim line) and flowy island-style dresses.
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Top: Victoria’s Secret | Denim: Mother | Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Chanel | Belt: Louis Vuitton | Glasses: Olivers People
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One of my favorite things about fashion is how fun and expressive it can be. However, branching out of our comfort zone can be challenging and stressful. If you’re anything like me, you’re excited to shop for new clothing pieces and try new trends, but sometimes feel scared when pushing your fashion limits! From the girl who basically wears the same thing everyday, I want to share my tips for pushing your fashion limits and trying new things!
I am a jeans and t-shirt girl down to the core, but unfortunately I find my self wandering through Club Monaco for the chicest dresses and skirts, only to find myself at home a week later terrified to wear my new purchase out of the house. Personally, I need to get better about switching up my wardrobe and trying new trends.
I’m also really excited to be sharing the first of many images from the extremely talented Tiffany Sigmon Photography! Tiffany is so talented and is just a darling. So be sure to follow her on Instagram to see a sneak peek of looks to come in the future! We had such a great time shooting and that’s when it really dawned on me what I wanted to write about, in regards to this look. Not only do I love this look, but I feel like I look so proud and confident. Which is quite funny because I was terrified shooting this look. I felt overdressed and got so much anxiety from people checking out my outfit. Which lead me to realize that I can feel so out of my comfort zone, but still be rocking a cute look! The good news is, you can too, here is how you can feel confident in an outfit that isn’t your norm!
Tips for Pushing Your Fashion Limits
Identify what makes you feel out of place.
For me low cut shirts make me cringed. I feel like I am naked in public, which is definitely not a good thing. However, after looking at these photos I adore this top! It’s more open, low cut and completely out of my comfort zone, but it’s also fun and feminine.
Identify what it is about an outfit or an article of clothing that make you feel out of place. What doesn’t feel right? Is it something that is you, or does it just not fit correctly? If its just a feeling you have, there are many ways to correct that feeling, but the first part in solving the problem is identifying it.
Balance with something that comforts you.
If something about your outfit makes you feel off, compensate by adding something that makes you feel super comfortable. Maybe your top is a little more edgy. Add your favorite pair of denim to the outfit to create a feeling of familiarity and comfort. Maybe a dress you are wearing is feeling a little shorter than you would like for it to. Try adding a thigh high, or extra tall, pair of boots to cover more of your legs. I love this look right now and I’m still pondering on trying it, it just doesn’t feel like me! Adding boots helps the look, and feeling, so much.
Opt for neutrals.
You know me, so of course I couldn’t forget to mention neutrals! There is no doubt that when you are pressing your comfort zone, adding bright colors does not help the situation. Instead, try going for neutral colors if you are feeling uncertain about the cut of a t-shirt, the length of a dress or skirt, or the shape of an article of clothing. Whatever it is that makes you feel uncomfortable, will not feel any better if you are wearing it in bright pink. Go for something subtler like white, grey, or in this case black!
Uncomfortable is never stylish.
When I say uncomfortable in this context, I’m talking about things that down right don’t fit. Maybe they are too small, or too big. Maybe they are itchy or turtlenecks make you feel like you can’t breathe. Nothing is more painful, and dreadful to watch, than heels that are too high to walk in. It just doesn’t look good! Whatever it is, uncomfortable is never stylish and you will always look unhappy or uncomfortable. If something doesn’t fit or you know for sure you just don’t like it, return it, sell it, or donate. When you feel good, you look good. You will smile, laugh and feel confident! That’s what fashion is all about, right? As for the things they we feel like we aren’t worthy of wearing, or we don’t look good enough in, you might be surprised just how good they make you feel when you see yourself wearing them in a picture! Pushing your fashion limits can be more rewarding than you think!
I hope that you found value in this post and understand where I am coming from when talking about pushing your fashion limits. Sometimes we don’t feel like we are stylish enough to wear something or we are just stuck in a really bad rut of wearing the same thing all the time. That’s normal, but we shouldn’t let it hold us back from trying out new things and pushing our comfort limits every now and then!
What is sitting in your closet that you are fearful to wear out in public?
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It feels like life, for me, went straight from Christmas celebrations to Spring Break! Since the New Year, I have dreaming of travel and going on a little getaway, but until that happens, I will be sharing my Wish List’s with you! Spring Beauty is a hot trend right now and there is nothing I love more than a luxurious beauty product. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my Spring Beauty Wish List items.
As you can see, this inspiration board definitely has a some rose feels to it, but I am still in love with light pink anything! I have been dying to try the new Giorgio Armani foundation, as I love their luminous silk foundation, I have heard nothing but good things about their new formula. Basically, Charlotte Tilbury, T3 hair products and this Lancôme rose blush are all the rage right now. But really, who doesn’t love a highlighting blush that is literally the shape of a rose? Can’t me in on that trend! I’m anxious to get my hands on the By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi Serum. One of my favorite Youtubers Lydia Millen uses this and her skin is always so slowly and flawless. You must watch her channel, she is just fabulous. As I mentioned a couple of months ago, in my perfumes to try in 2017 post, I am still love this Chloé perfume and I need to purchase the bottle. I am still using the little sample, which works perfectly, but it’s almost out! Lastly, I wanted to mention Ouai hair care products. I have truly been loving this line, as you have heard me rave about it over, and over again. Naturally, for spring and summer I would like to add this Wave Spray to my collection to help create the perfect beach hair!
I’m hoping to add a few of these items to my Nordstrom Cart and hit the check out button! Spring is right around the corner, so I will be sharing some of my favorite beauty, fashion and home decor pieces for spring on the blog soon. Stay tuned for a Spring Fashion Wish List coming soon!
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