Black, White & Convertible

dress: target, watch: forever21

Currently getting a lot of mileage out this convertible-sleeve dress from Target. For under $30, this dress easily transitions from work to weekend and summer to fall. Although summer's been over in the midwest for weeks now, the temps remain stubbornly high. While I'd rather be wearing pullover knit sweaters and wool socks, this is a my favorite way to fall-ify a dress: with black (faux) leather ankle boots.



This is a beautiful dish I've always wanted to make. Ratatouille is a a colorful arrangement of stewed vegetables including eggplant, zucchini, tomato, peppers and onions. The recipe originated in Nice, France, which is probably why it is so delicious! French food is so amazing.

The eggplant and zucchini (I also added yellow squash) is sprinkled with a teaspoon of salt and left to sit for half an hour. Lots of water comes out of the vegetables during this process.

I sauteed all the slices in a single layer for a couple minutes until they were lightly browned.

Onions, peppers and garlic get sauteed next

Then tomatoes are added on top, covered and steamed over the onion mixture for fifteen minutes

After everything cooled down, I assembled all the slices into slightly overlapping layers. The original recipe cooks in a casserole over the stove, but I decided to put mine in the oven for about half an hour- basting with the tomato juice/sauce frequently. The finished product got topped with a little bit of parmesan cheese, too. Not part of the original recipe, but so good!


Hello October

jeans: tjmaxx, boots: target, flannel: charlotte russe, bag: steve madden


Five Years

Happy 5th birthday to The Second Breakfast! Hard to believe I've been posting outfit pictures and recipes on here for so long, but it's cool to look back and see how my style has evolved. Here are some of my favorite spring outfits from over the years. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!


Green Maxi

dress: h&m, sandals: steve madden, wallet: target, watch: charming charlie, necklace: forever 21, vest: per se


Alleyways & Payphone Calls

jacket: vintage old navy, shirt: tj maxx, boots: target, skirt: h&m, necklace: forever 21