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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. 

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.


Legit New York-Style Pizza in Austin, Texas: 3 Train Pizzeria

Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal at 3 Train Pizzeria for review purposes.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

The Fab Fam recently had a night out at northwest Austin's 3 Train Pizzeria (8127 Mesa Drive, Suite B-202, Austin, TX 78746).  We all love pizza, so we were looking forward to trying this place for the first time.  I was also eager to check it out for comparison purposes, as it is described as a New York-style pizzeria, and I am always looking to find pizza places that remind me of the way pizza tastes in NYC.  Another thing that appealed to us about 3 Train was that it seemed family-friendly.  They have board games for the kids to play, and even have family night on Tuesdays where kids eat FREE! 

Well folks, we were not disappointed!  Quite the opposite, in fact.  Read on for more details about our experience at 3 Train.


Come with me to the Macy's Culinary Council event with Chef Bryan Caswell at the Domain in Austin next Saturday!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

I'm going to be quite in my happy place next Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3pm... I am going to be at Macy's for the FREE #CulinaryCouncil event with Chef Bryan Caswell!  I'll spend the afternoon learning from the master chef as he shares stories, best-kept culinary secrets, and techniques on how to prepare some of his favorite award-winning dishes.  The best part?  There will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy!  AND I will be at one of my favorite department stores.  Cooking and shopping... it sounds like seventh heaven to me.

Come and join me!!  As if the above wasn't incentive enough, here are some added bonuses for RSVPing and attending:
  • RSVP and receive a $10 Macy's gift card at the event!  Here are the RSVP details:
  • While at the store, feel free to explore the latest in cookware and gadgets for your kitchen.  Plus with any purchase of $35 or more in the Macy's Home Department, you receive a special gift, get to meet the chef, and take a photo with him!

Event details:

What: Macy’s Culinary Council event with Chef Bryan Caswell
When: Saturday, Apr. 22 at 3pm
Where: Macy's at the Domain, Home Department (Level 2), Austin, TX
For more information on the event visit:

I hope to see you there at the Domain in Austin next weekend!  If you aren't in the Austin, TX area, follow my Instagram Story during the event ( for live coverage, or click here to see if Chef Bryan Caswell is coming to a Macy's near you soon.