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This salad dressing is both easy to make and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I love making fresh dressings rather than having condiments live in my refrigerator season after season. And often times I have all of these ingredients in my pantry anyway! I made this salad with avocado, dates, corn, almonds, cornbread, goat cheese and chicken, but it can really be used as any substitute to a vinaigrette dressing. Try it out and let me know what you think!

For the dressing:

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 whole Lemon, Juiced
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
½ teaspoons Salt
¼ teaspoons Fresh Black Pepper
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
¼ teaspoons Dried Basil
⅓ teaspoons Dried Oregano
¼ cup Olive Oil

For the salad:

6 cups Romaine Lettuce, Chopped
1-½ pound Chicken Breast Shredded
1 whole Avocado, Chopped
4 ounces, weight Goat Cheese Crumbled
½ cups Roasted Almonds, Chopped
1 cup Corn
16 whole Dates, Sliced and Pitted
1 cup Cornbread Croutons (cut croutons into small squares, lightly brush with olive oil and salt and broil for a few minutes, turning often so they won’t burn)

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It’s no secret that I love Lilly (previously worn here and here), and this dress is perfect for work and for my day of running in and out of meetings. I love the bright colors and the three quarter length sleeves. It’s sophisticated and feminine at the same time. And these pumps are so comfy for walking several blocks! Looks like my summer in Lilly is turning into a Fall in Lilly!

DRESS Lilly Pulitzer | BAG Marc by Marc Jacobs | PUMPS Charles David | SUNGLASSES Karen Walker | NAIL POLISH Essie | PHOTOGRAPHER Vic Cas

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Only a few more days to wear all white right? I paired this lace crop top and scalloped skirt the other night (pictures here) and got so many compliments. It’s the perfect end of summer outfit for date night or girls night out and can be paired with other pieces this Fall and Winter. And I love a great clutch bag to add a pop of color (also love this one and this one). How are you spending your last few days of summer?

TOP Forever 21 | SKIRT Topshop (only $40) | BAG Tory Burch | PUMPS Charles David | GOLD JEWELRY Gorjana | LOCATION Washington Square Park | PHOTOGRAPHER Vic Cas

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I have been exploring so much lately (pictures here and on my instagram), it is so fun checking out new places and discovering that this place is so much more than a concrete jungle! I wore this knit sweater the other day (on sale only $16!), it is perfect for Fall to throw on over anything and it comes in great staple colors. I also love this one and this one. Which item do you love for Fall?

KNIT CARDIGAN Forever 21 (only $16!) | TOP Splendid | DENIM MOTO | PUMPS Charles David | SUNGLASSES Karen Walker | BAG Marc by Marc Jacobs | PHOTOGRAPHER Vic Cas