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What I Wore | April 2017

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Here is a monthly round-up of the outfits I wore and shared on Instagram for April 2017.  If you follow @fabeverydayblog on Instagram, these looks are probably familiar to you, but I have included some new photos of them in today's post so you can see the outfits from different angles.  I have links to shop the outfit components throughout the post, but remember that on my Instagram Shop page you can easily shop the looks I am sharing on Instagram at any time throughout the month. 
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Look 1: Like a boss!  Black lace and mesh blouse and Editor slacks from Express with classic black patent Christian Louboutin pumps.  Click here to shop this look.


Family Trip to Arches National Park

For spring break this year, the Fab Fam took a camping road trip across the Southwest (from Austin to Big Bend Ranch State Park in West Texas, Page, Arizona for Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, and Zion and Arches National Parks in Utah).  I'll share our overall road trip route, itinerary, and recommendations in a few weeks, but leading up to that I am highlighting each of our destinations in detail.  Today's post covers our visit to Arches National Park in southern Utah.

Since I knew that Arches was a big park, I knew that we would need to maximize our time there.  The solution was to do some research in advance to plan our strategy.  The best resources were cross-comparing the park map (click here for a PDF) with this great article on kid-friendly hikes in Arches.  The article shares which hikes the kids could likely handle (distance, incline, etc.) as well as the hikes and spots in the park in which young children would have the most fun.  This helped us plan our attack and prioritize the two half-days we had there.


How to Style 2017's Spring/Summer Dresses

Disclosure: I received some of the products in this post for review purposes.  The opinions are my own.

Spring is in the air!  To me, that means it's time to start breaking out the dresses!  I love that dresses can be worn for seemingly every occasion, whether it's for work, vacation, brunch, shopping, a wedding, you name it!  Today I am showing you how to style a few of this spring and summer's hottest dress trends for different occasions.  Be sure to check out for tons of reasonably-priced, but of-the-moment dresses for spring and summer!

Look 1: Your Casual, Everyday Dress. 
As I shared in my spring fashion must-haves post, off-the-shoulder and bell-sleeves are uber hot for spring and summer this year.  This Tobi Peace of Mind Striped Off Shoulder Shift Dress is the perfect combo of both those things, in a breezy silhouette and nautical stripes.  This is great for a spring break trip or a day of shopping.  I paired it with one of the hottest shoe styles of the season, a block-heel mule.  These mules are JustFab's Bijou in Cognac.  If you're not a member of JustFab yet, click here to join to get the VIP pricing on these shoes (disclosure: this is an affiliate link, which means I receive commission from JustFab if you sign-up using the link)!  The icing on the cake are my current favorite sunnies, Karen Walker 'Simone' Retro Sunglasses (affiliate link). 


Recipe: Bacon White Cheddar Pesto Mac and Cheese - Developed for Barilla and

Another one of my original recipes developed as an Allrecipes Allstars ambassador has been "kitchen approved" and published on the site!  If you are an Allrecipes member, click here to follow @fabeverydayblog on Allrecipes to see my photos, reviews, and activity on the site for your meal planning inspiration.  You can also sign up for the Weekly Fab email newsletter to get a weekly digest of the recipes I cook each week.

This recipe was another partnership with Barilla to develop a new recipe using one of their Blue Box pastas and a sauce.  Again, like with my Red Hot Chipotle Bacon Mac and Cheese, I was inspired to use a Fab Fam favorite (bacon) as a key ingredient.  I developed a Bacon White Cheddar Pesto Mac and Cheese, a rich and bacon-y variation of the tradition macaroni and cheese pasta dish.