Dress: TJMaxx, Hat: Kohls, Floral belt: necklace from Francesca's Collection
To me the Maxi dress is one of the top must-haves for spring and summer. Comfortable, stylish, versatile and so important I'll mention it again.. comfortable.
I paired this one with my floral necklace (worn as a belt) to make it extra beachy and summery. The print has an animal print/leopard feel but I'm not sure that's what it's supposed to be when you look closely.
The other night it was our night to cook and we made this famous bean salad I learned about from my friend Karen. It is always a winner!
You will love this chilled bean salad - it's fantastic with tortilla chips as a dip or on top of chopped romaine as a salad topper. It's SO refreshing and so good. Try it and you will thank me. :)
Famous Chilled Bean Salad
-1 can of chickpeas
-1 can of black beans
-1 can of black eyed peas
-1 medium tomato, chopped
-1 can of corn, or 2 cups loose grilled corn is even better
-2-3 tablespoons of safflower oil
-1 bunch chopped cilantro
-Salt and pepper to taste
-A good sprinkling of cumin to taste
-A good amount of lime juice - at least 3 tablespoons and add more to taste!
When we made dinner the other night we used this bean salad as first an appetizer with chips and then as a salad topper with dinner.