superbowl style + sustenance

So this Sunday, Seattle and Denver will duke it out on the field for the SuperBowl XLVIII championship title.  I am not going to claim to be a sports fan or someone who really “watches games” on my own.  I don’t really, but I will if I am motivated by friends.  I grew up in a big football town and our high school team was really good.  At the time I was very much into it, but unless there is an occasion or opportunity to watch it with friends or the occasional date that involves a sports game, I won’t typically watch {no offense to any of our talented Boston teams}.  I am on the fence in terms of plans for the game this weekend but I can tell you one thing,   no matter where I end up watching the game {and more importantly the commercials}, I plan to watch in style.  I love the look below for an everyday business casual look as well as a great easy weekend social look.

superbowl style

1 | This lightweight merino wool tunic sweater in heather grey is such a great layering piece for this time of year
2 |  These earrings have a vintage feel to them, but paired with all of these basics they are the right balance of feminine detail
3 |  I love the way this sweater is shaped – perfect {and flattering} over a skinny silhouette pant
4 | Do you generally find jeans uncomfortable?  I do.  Through my experience, JBrand and Acne make the most comfortable jeans with just enough stretch.  I love the dark wash and cut of these J.Brand mid-rise skinny jeans.  They are long enough where you can cuff them at the bottom as well for a more casual look.
5 | If you are looking for the perfect everyday pump, this pair by Prada is worth the splurge.   They are a staple to many looks, and in my opinion, the perfect black pump.
6 | I love the look of multiple shades of pink paired together such as the sweater above paired with this color on your hands.
7 | this clutch is another great wardrobe staple.

Now onto the sustenance…

One of my go to Super Bowl recipes for a party is caramelized onion and smoked gouda quesadillas.  They are always a hit and a slightly different combination than what people typically see.  What is great about quesadillas is that they can be made ahead and then heated in the oven and served warm when you guests arrive.  Here are a few noteworthy combinations that would make up a nice quesadilla bar.  Just add salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and some margaritas, and you will have quite the lovely spread to kick-off your party!

Super Bowl sunday quesadilla combinations

smoked gouda + caramelized onions {recipe below}
steak + blue cheese
brie + mushroom
machengo + butternut squash 

smoked gouda + caramelized onion quesadilla
serves 12

3 tbsp unsalted butter {I would use coconut oil in place of butter}
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
8 large flour tortillas
1 lb. grated smoked Gouda cheese

Heat butter/coconut oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add sugar & vinegar; stir to dissolve.  Add onion: cook, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes until softened. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Place tortilla on clean work surface.  Sprinkle cheese and onion over half the tortilla; fold.  Cook until the cheese begins to melt {about 1 minute}.  Turn over with spatula and cook until slightly browned.  Repeat with balance of tortillas. Cut each tortilla into 3-pieces and serve hot with fresh salsa.

Cheers and happy, happy weekend!
~Emmanuelle
Xo

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