Hawaii Bound!

Ry and I are on our way to Hawaii!! Because we got married in Michigan and took a week off of work, we decided to do our honeymoon after the fact. We are headed to Oahu for a week and seriously are so excited!

Here are a few things that are in my bag (also some I wish were in my bag if we're being honest). Comment below if you're interested in a trip itinerary when we get back! 

the outlaw, 

christine

Blue Apron

So I don't know about you guys but Ry and I love cooking together. He's an expert chopper - chopping onions to me is the worst thing ever- and we always like to try new things. 

Here's the problem- our version of trying new things is instead of baking the chicken breast, we'll put it on the stove. Or instead of goat cheese, let's try feta. No matter how hard we try, we can't seem to get out of our routine of basic meals. 

I always thought the delivery and pre-paid meals were too expensive but when my friend Carly sent me a coupon for Blue Apron & we basically got three meals for free, Ry and I had to try it.

Four months later we're totally hooked.

Basically how it works is you get three meals (with all of the ingredients except salt, pepper and olive oil) for $60 (if you don't have any coupons) and it is set up for every week. Usually it's a chicken dish, seafood and then some sort of meat but you can go online and select from two other options as well (they always have vegetarian options). It's not exactly in our budget for every week so Ryan goes in and declines it weekly. You can't set it up to deliver monthly but it's really not that much of a hassle to do it yourself.

My parents on the other hand ALWAYS go out. So we got them hooked and they now get three meals, every week and they love it! It forces them to stay in and ultimately save money and on top of that, trying so many different things that they never would've made. 

Blue Apron has a promotion that if you sign up, you get $30 off your first order so I say try it out! If nothing else, it's something fun to do together! 

P.S. This is not sponsored- I'm just obsessed. 

the outlaw,

christine

Phantom of the Opera

~ Dress: Vince Camuto (similar here and here)  //  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  ~

Seeing Phantom of the Opera has been on my bucket list for the longest time and I'm soooo excited that I can finally cross it off! Fun fact: Phantom of the Opera is where I got my name phone because my parents got engaged going to see the play! 

These shoes (sorry they're not photographed more- we were in such a typical family portrait mode I forgot about actual blog photos) were a dream come true! I have a true obsession with Stuart Weitzman but given their price point, I have very few in my closet so I cherish each and every one of them. 

This dress though... I don't usually do bright colors but the sleeves on this bad boy combined with the fun bright red- I had to do it. I opted to do my hair up with this one and hoop earrings although if I had the right statement long necklace, I wouldn't done it down and wavy. 

This was such a wonderful night with my grandparents in town (my grandpa has seen it 8 times now) and seeing such a beautiful production! Do you have a favorite broadway play?!

the outlaw,

christine