1.27.2015

CAUCHY PANT


Nordstrom stretch knit turtleneck // Aritzia cauchy pant // Loeffler Randall minetta boots //  Pour La Victoire elie mini crossbody bag // H&M faux fur stole

Here I go again, wearing the baggiest pants I can find! Honestly, I do this for health reasons. I can't just go around wearing skinny jeans everyday! Having poor circulation to my legs is a valid concern - I mean, they're are always cold! Also, I hate seeing those lines that tight jeans leave on my skin. Oh, and I love hearing my boyfriend complain about my baggy pants and how he will never ever like them.   

1.22.2015

HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE


January is officially heath and wellness month. EVERYONE I know is doing some kind of diet, challenge, or cleanse - including myself. Well maybe not including myself, I've broken my cleanse several times already! Since being healthy is all the rage right now, I thought I'd share my favorite green smoothie recipe with you. I make these in large batches so I can just grab one in the morning on my way out the door.  

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 cucumber, medium chop
  • 3 celery stalks, medium chop
  • 1 pear, quartered and seeds removed
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro
  • 3 carrots, medium chop
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups coconut water, you could use regular water but then your smoothie wouldn't be trendy and cool 
I start off by placing the coconut water and spinach in my Vita-Mix and blending at medium speed. Then, with the circular piece removed from the lid, I add the rest of the ingredients in one-by-one. Once everything is in, I turn the blender on high for a few minutes. This recipe makes just over four servings. I typically drink one right away and store the rest in mason jars (they'll keep for three days max). Also, drinking from a mason jar is just the cool thing to do. 
    

1.13.2015

LEATHER EFFECT MIDI SKIRT



I didn't think I'd be wearing pleated midi skirts until I was well into my nursing home years. Looks like I'm ahead of schedule.  

1.05.2015

OUI OUI

Michael Stars oh darling hat // Jonathan Adler oui oui silk scarf // Vintage shaggy cardigan // Dolce Vita silk button down // Mother the looker ankle fray jeans // Joe's Jeans blare boots   

My boyfriend's mother recently lent me a Herm├ęs book that shows off different ways to wear a silk scarf. Did you know there are a shit ton of creative things you can do with a silk scarf?? Not all of them are cute, and some styles you can only pull off if you're Mariah Carey in the Loverboy music video. But still, I spent a few good hours flipping through the book trying out all the different variations. I was bored, it was fun. The style I'm wearing above ended up being my favorite. I think it's very French meets Western. I call it... The 'Frestern' Method.  

12.16.2014

CURLY HAIR CARE ROUTINE: DAY 2 STYLING



I'm back with day two of my hair care routine! How I even found time to post this video between work and holiday shopping? I really don't know. But I am so glad that it's finally up! I went through a lot of pain making this video. No really, I burned my face a little with my curling wand while filming. Obviously that part did not make it into the final cut, no one needs to see me cry like a baby. 

12.04.2014

CURLY HAIR CARE ROUTINE: DAY 1 WASH & PREP



OMG, it's been for-ev-er since I've done a video and man am I rusty! I've teamed up with my friends at SEVEN salon to create a series of tutorials on how to care for thick curly hair like mine. Here's the first out of three videos, I hope you enjoy it!

11.19.2014

WINTER WEDDING OUTFIT

Anne Klein walker coat // Cythina Steffe briella knit dress // Zara metallic ankle strap pumps

Last weekend I had the distinct pleasure of attending a dear friend's wedding. The ceremony was beautiful, I got all teary eyed during the vows like I always do. Part of me was emotional over the candid and raw display of emotions between the bride and groom. The other part of me was envious crying out, I want that to be meeee! God, I'm such a bitch. 

On the way home from the wedding I asked my boyfriend, "So, when will we be getting married?" This isn't the first time I've popped the question, far from it. I used to be all sly about it. Every day for like a month, I would leave my computer screen on with my browser window opened to my secret wedding Pinterest board. Just so he would see it every time he walked by my computer. Another time I was trying on wedding dresses -- for a photo shoot I was helping with. Wait, did you think I was trying them on for myself? I'm not that crazy! I did however, text my boyfriend a picture of my favorite dress asking if he thought it was pretty and if I should save it for the near future. 

If the idea of proposing to the love of your life, which I obviously am, wasn't stressful enough. I'm sure my constant pestering is making it ten times worse!