home, for now

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On the road for twelve days, husband likes to go-go, and now home, where I most love to be.

In the kitchen, cooking market fresh, and second daughter now styling second son’s girlfriend, love that too. Simple flowers from the garden, and the Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay from our winery visit in the cooling tub.

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We’re also back full tilt in the home and studio offices, fall trunk show starting next week Wednesday. We simply love good food and beautiful clothes, so why not work at it?

Every day dress, home, for now.

Happy Friday, xoxo.

summer all over

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Never really sure where we’re going to be, city, country, home, office; simply trying to keep it all going with summer happening all over. Endless kids, friends, dogs…

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Cooking and feeding, and zipping up long dresses to get out the door and to the next place we’re going.

Colleague is on the road too, she’s working remotely from car and field.

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It’s a little frenetic, yet we can style you for your busy days too.

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Every day dress, summer all over. xoxo

work mode | mom mode

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Second day of summer 16 and like women all over we’re juggling multiple gigs.

Checked into the Waldorf NYC last week Tuesday early morning and barely left the hotel until late Thursday afternoon. For day-long meetings wore a dress each and every time. Nothing easier than a dress when you’re always in a rush. Ordered lunch in, room service for one in a city of culinary opportunity. Needed some down time.

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Flew back to BUF with oldest NYC daughter on Thursday and helped her prep a summer country weekend for her city friends, about 40 of them. We did the usual, mac and cheese, chicken and burgers, salad, roasted potatoes and asparagus on the grill, (no more room in the oven), and cookies.

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Love the work mode and the mom mode, just keep going. Good clothes help, for sure. 🙂

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dance party in the kitchen always

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funny bikini cookies, it was a pool party after all

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best friends since 6th grade

 

 

special sundays

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Yesterday we did what we usually do: gathered together and broke bread, oh, those special Sunday’s. Three generations, let’s all celebrate.

Started the day with blueberry pancakes and slow cooked scramble, no photos, we were barely dressed. Husband and I went off to the country for a day in the garden, intense weeding and moderate tractor work.

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Second daughter took over the dinner kitchen magnificently, so proud. Love that what you do day after day so often comes back, thank you Booie.

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Steaks on the grill, green beans, caesar and mashed, total thumbs up. Coconut cake by Monnie, gelato, of course, and a little chocolate extravaganza, special Sunday’s, we’re all about that. You know who we’re missing…

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blue knives, blue toes, blue suede platforms, blue pansies, blue jeans

Every day dress, wishing everyone special Sunday’s, always. xoxo

 

 

 

skip the sauce

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At the end of the day, when you’ve put forth a pretty good effort, thinking it’s okay to sometimes skip the sauce. 🙂

Maybe not the nightly glass of wine (or two), but definitely sometimes the grill (when it’s still pretty chill outside), and the homemade BBQ sauce, we used store-bought bottled and threw those breasts in the oven on this weeknight. Baked sweet potato super easy add-on.

Must confess, after a day in the field black tank, denim, no make-up, hair back and time in the kitchen does the trick.

Anything and everything green, bonus points.

Almost Friday!

variation of a theme

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Clients tell me they gravitate towards the same look, again and again. We say, love, wear, repeat. When you find what works, do it over and make it better. 

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For trunk today wore a variation of yesterday’s theme and the day’s before: this time a new kind of funky white pant, black  bodysuit, again, and black jacket. Block heel white shoe boots provided a little leg lengthening, always welcome, and the camel bag added a third color, you know, third time’s the charm.

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As we love work, food, family, and good clothes (and not in any particular order), dinner tonight was more of the same; a roasted vegetable, fresh greens, and lean protein on the grill. Yes, dill relish and ketchup add texture and depth.

If you’d like to add to your wardrobe rotation, visit us for an in person or online styling session at www.worthnewyork.com/rebecca-collins or www.worthnewyork.com/michelle-capizzi. We’re working trunk all this week through Thursday April 28th and then again May 10th – May 12th. Online, anytime. 🙂

Every day dress, variation of a theme, good clothes, good food. xoxo

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Even the garden likes variation of a theme by self-seeding itself.

 

white dress grey leather spring greens

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‘Mom, you’ve blogged this dress before’, says fifteen year old fourth daughter as we head out to shoot what was worn Saturday night for dinner out with dear friends. ‘Exactly’, I say, ‘that’s the entire point’.

Building a wardrobe over time that you can depend on again and again is what we’re about here at the every day. Love this white dress, it’s seen many good times. Paired it with a grey leather jacket and some new shoes, always love new shoes too.

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Husband and I spent the entire weekend outdoors doing all things spring: planting pansies, walking dogs, picking up sticks and leaves, changing lightbulbs, cooking up some green artichokes and fresh spinach.

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Always a good thing to have a great white dress on hand, and to not be afraid to wear it often and even be called out for it. We’re into a minimal make-up look as well, BB cream is really it, can’t really help it, days go so fast.

Every day dress, white, grey, and spring green. Love to all, xoxo.

 

about four years…

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yeah, that’s a car selfie, we’re casual here

About four years ago we launched this site to talk about and inspire one another about the every day. The crazy good every day. And for me what I first wrote about holds true, I think the post was called 7 ways to have a good day, or something like that. Oldest son suggested I start posts with ‘a number’ and ‘ways’ to do it. I guess it increases your SEO or search engine optimization and honestly we’re not all concerned with that here and now simply name our posts whatever feels best.

So, here’s the original 7:

make your bed, eat protein for breakfast, get out of your yoga clothes, put on some makeup, walk the dogs, make some dinner, spend time with those you love. 

Of course there’s a lot of everything that goes along with the above, like work, and parenting, and travel, shopping maybe, and housekeeping, and bad moods…yet, if I’m honest and I can check off the above, it’s a pretty damn good day.

I like to instill those 7 in my kids, and sometimes tell them they need to do the ‘every day dress’ thing. As in, get up, dress up, show up. It’s working; they are all on a pretty good path, bumps included. Here’s how second daughter hosted a little birthday brunch celebration for one of her squad this past Sunday, so proud of her, happy birthday Gabby.

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not that I ever approve of shots, ever

Those 7 aren’t exact, simply the feel of it all. Walk the dogs can be anything that makes you feel alive, connected with nature, that moves your body. Get out of your yoga clothes is about showing respect for yourself and others in what we are all wearing for the day, runaround included.

Make your bed is absolutely basic. First things first. There’s nothing better than walking into a room, good day or not, with a nicely made bed. Simple.

Protein? In the morning? Can only think of a few things better than that and one of them is coffee. 🙂

Now about makeup: I’ve been guilty here. Kind of liking letting the skin show through with a little BB cream and a nude lip, or red-orange. Maybe I’m trying to be a little french or maybe all kinds of makeup feels like it’s aging…not really sure. My momma always told me, “Rebecca, brush your hair and put on some lipstick,” so that’s the least I can do. 🙂

If you’ve read along you know I’m all about dinner; it brings everyone back, and to the center, and is pleasurable in so many ways. Husband can’t understand at all how I think about ‘what’s for dinner’ first thing in the morning or maybe even the afternoon before. Wow…food rules.

And, as for dinner, it’s really a great way to spend time with those you love. It’s either glorious, or subtle, or even in between – whatever the day may be, and we love all of that – a punctuation mark. Wikipedia calls punctuation “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.” Can’t think of a better way to mark a day than a good meal with those we love.

Now the tangent; one thing we didn’t write about in the beginning is something we’re growing to love even more: searching, looking, seeking, aligning, and drawing out the best in others, always. 

Thank you for reading, especially if you’ve gotten this far. Every day dress, 141 subscribers, 217,821 views, 776 comments, LOVE. Thank you. xoxo… Search engine optimization be damned.

bolognese and arugula

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We haven’t dropped off and out, simply doing what we do: a little travel, quick five-day trip to FL, and then back to BUF and good times in the kitchen.

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Twins twenty-sixth birthday and snowfall that sticks in April called for house-made Bolognese sauce and a fresh arugula salad. Set the table right on the hard-wood, the only thing that’s precious in this house are the people. Close family friend Lindsay did the tulips in the jelly jars.

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It was a two-day event, night before bowling and tacos and margaritas for twenty plus.

As for what to wear? Bowling night I did a kind of country club look, and for cooking at home black cashmere v-neck, hair back, red lip, and an apron.

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Every day dress, Bolognese and arugula, it was great. Happy Birthday. xo

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once again, feet up, last one at the table 🙂

simple spring

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Nothing really fancy, doing our simple spring things: grocery store cut white flowers all over the house, daily walks with the dogs, composed salads for lunch with weeknight leftover sliced roast chicken. Always keep some canned artichokes and kalamta olives on hand.

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Cooking up a few good things for the holiday tomorrow, and although we’ve cut back on new dresses and patent leather shoes all around, had to send the kids out for the foiled eggs. Really don’t think we can get through ham and eggs tomorrow without a mouthful of chocolate.

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Love to all, love a simple spring. xoxo

All photos with the humble iPhone, simple.

 

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