Texas Caviar

P.S. – this is basically just a repost! If your a struggler when it comes to cooking CLICK HERE to refer to my original post that’s more in depth … with pics!

I love this dip for summer time partys or even to make ahead of time and bring on a beach vacation because it’s a VERY light + refreshing dip!! Most dips require creams or lots of cheese! This is mostly veggies & no creams! Perfect to chomp on while wearing your bikini 😜 haaaa, as if we want to chomp on anything while we’re wearing a bikini but hey, a sistas gotta eat regardless right?!

Sooo, let’s get it goin’

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

• Medium size green bell pepper, diced.

• Small red onion, diced.

• One Small jalapeño, seeds removed & diced.

• 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels.

• 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped.

• 1/2 can drained and rinsed rotel diced tomatoes.

• 1 can black eyed peas.

• 1 can pinto beans.

• 1 can black beans.

FOR DRESSING:

• 1/4 cup olive oil.

• 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.

• 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.

• 2 tablespoons lime juice.

• 1 tablespoon sugar.

• 1 teaspoon salt.

• 1/2 tablespoon pepper.

• 1/2 garlic powder.

SERVE WITH:

• tortilla chips.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

• drain and RINSE all canned products.

• throw all beans + tomatoes in mixing bowl.

• add all diced veggies + cilantro & corn to mixing bowl.

• in separate bowl mix all dressing ingredients and stir well.

• pour dressing into mixing bowl with bean & veggie mixture.

• let marinate in fridge for at least 2 hours mixing at the one hour make! (overnight is the best though, mix a few times whenever it crosses your mind!)

SERVE COLD WITH TORTILLA CHIPS! Or even cucumber chips if your trying to be healthy!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Stripped Smocked Top

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XoXo, Chelsey Rae

All about the linen Jolie dress

Hey guys! I am so, so, excited to get my bridals back from the amazing Nina Celie. We did them after the wedding (after she had told me to do them before over and over but I was hard headed). At first I was like ohhh I don’t need bridals, but then regretted it, especially because I was absolutely obsessed with my dress … maybe I just wanted another reason to put it on! Haha!

If you guys have been following along for a minute then you know that a few months ago I posted a blog all about wedding dress shopping and finding my perfect dress at Linen Jolie Bridal (click HERE if you want to check it out).

Today, I finally get share that dress with you guys and I wanted to take some time to express how amazing my whole experience with Linen Jolie was! If anyone reading, or if anyone you know is getting ready to go wedding dress shopping, I highly recommend booking your appointment a.s.a.p. if you want and unforgettable experience!

The reason I loved them so much was that they made picking out my dress so enjoyable from start to finish! My sweet stylist Megan was so attentive/helpful and having my close family and friends there in an intimate setting made it even more special!!

Linen Jolie has a wide variety of amazing gowns to pick from, so going into my appointment I had a few pictures saved on my phone of what I envisioned – I knew I wanted to go with a lace dress that wasn’t stalk white, I wanted some type of nude underlay & I was pretty hooked on having off the shoulder sleeves. I tried on a bunch of the dresses Megan grabbed, she would help me put on the shoulder sleeves to get the feel & we eventually narrowed it down to my perfect dress!!

I can’t express enough how much it meant to me that they really let me take my time, encouraged me to try on dresses over and over to make sure that was THE one, and that they were honest with me if I was on the fence!

I ended up going with a dress by Enzoani. It was a mermaid fit with a sweetheart neckline & it had beaded lace, with a gorgeous tulle bottom! As soon as I put it on I loved it! I ended up having tulle sleeves added and also cut the neckline a little deeper!

If I can tell you on thing, it’s that absolutely lovingggg my dress played a huge part in my wedding day!! I felt confident in it, I loved it & it basically just made me feel my best – which in turn made me feel good all night & made me absolutely fall in love with it all over again when I see it in pictures!

Bottom line, I adored my dress, I LOVED shopping at Linen Jolie, I had a blast getting to spend this special time with my family/closest friends! I am so thankful for the girls there that helped make my experience amazing, because it lasted for way longer than just the try on! …. Shoot, I will probably try to find another reason to wear it again soon pahaha! Just kidding!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Little lace dress

Love this dress because you can dress it up or down with sneakers or heels! Wearing a size Med. for reference!

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XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Boston Outfits

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday!!! Getting on here to share all my Boston outfits with you guys! We headed there last week to see Seth graduate and to finally kiss Boston goodbye! If you’ve never been it is truly and amazing city! Not to mention, one of the only places I’ve ever been that the food is just as delicious as down here, but with less spice! So much history + things to do!

Anyway, Sharing on the sliders below divided into tops, bottoms, & accessories! If y’all have any questions let me know!

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– ACCESSORIES –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

AMAZON INFLUENCER

happy Monday guys! I’ve got some exciting news (for our shopping habits), I’ve officially got my amazon shopping page all set up – because I am nowwww an amazon influencer!!

You guys can head to my amazon page at anytime and see all the things I’ve bought before they even hit the blog! I have TONS of categories of stuff!

You can easily access it, at the top of my page on the menu bar, under best sellers! Or click HERE to check it out now!

Shared my key chain on insta today & I bet you’d never guess that the mini wallet on there was under $20! How crazy! It’s such a good designer dupe + feels like my real Louis! Listen, I’ve noted before, I’m all about having real + a steal if I can find it!

I am amazed at some of the other dupes I came across, they actually blew my mind! They even have a neverfull dupe!!! I’m contemplating getting the white because, duh, whyyy pay $1,400 when I could pay $50?!

Check out all the designer dupes on the slider below!

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I know, my mouth was on the floor too!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Ruffle One Piece

Hey y’all! I am dying laughing because the one piece I posted a picture in for LA bloggers #everybodyisaswimsuitboy got a ton of love and buzz! The funny part is, that RYAN actually ordered the suit and surprised me with it!

When he told me he got me a swimsuit I was like awww shit hahahaha! Not that he has bad taste AT ALL but you know how women are with their swimsuits lol! Such a touchy subject! Anyway, it ended up fitting great and was super cute!

Linking it below for you guys! It comes in pink, black and blue and id say it runs true to size! I’m in a medium! Also, Ryan did say it took about 3 weeks to come in, so I’m guessing it came from China? Either way, it’s a win!

Ruffle One Piece | $35

XoXo, Chelsey Rae