Spring Cleaning Drawer Organization Tips

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Happy Spring!

 

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Spring Salad

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As the temperatures rise so does my impatiences in the kitchen. The last thing I want to do after a long day is slave over a hot oven. Try this delicious Spring Salad recipe tonight. It combines all things good for the belly and has a bit of protein too! Let me know what you think!

Spring Salad

4 Persian Cucumbers sliced

1 cup Cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup ribbon cut basil

Drizzle of Olive Oil and Balsamic for taste

Fresh burrata cheese on top

 

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Blush Handbags for Spring

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Fall in love with with these gorgeous blush handbags for Spring. Style these bags with on season neutrals like white, camel, black. In the meantime shop these bags for all budgets.

1- Chloe Marcie Crossbody, $1350

2- Prada Saffiano Gardener’s Tote, $1930

3- Nordstrom Reversible Vegan Leather Tote, $48

4- Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Shoulder Bag, $1490

5- Forever 21 Oversized Faux Leather Tote, $28

6-  Elizabeth and James Cynnie backpack, $595

7- H&M Fringe Bag, $30

 

 

 

 

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Workplace Style for Less Vol. 3: Shift Dress

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Introducing your new favorite shift dress. I love this workplace style for less Vol. 3 from RMB Trends. It’s comfortable and wrinkle free so it’s great for storing in your gym back during those early morning sweat sessions. Just pair with your favorite heels and signature bag and you’re ready to take on the board room.

Dress: RMB Trends

Shoes: Just Fab

Bag: Philip Lim
Workplace style for less

Workplace Style for less workplace style for less

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Dressing with Confidence

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As stressful as day-to-day life can be, people often find themselves in a panic in the morning trying to figure out what to wear. I think everyone has an insecurity about presenting the wrong outfit or one that is out-of-style. People want to feel confident yet comfortable; in style, but not trendy. Here are four confidence boosting styling tips to implement in order to remain stress-free and best-dressed.

1. Know not all trends work for all body types.

It doesn’t matter how much an item costs or if it is “in season” the same way crop tops and skinny jeans aren’t meant for all. Forcing yourself into something that is semi-workable is not the best way to optimize your closet. It’s more about the right fit for your body type.  I know a chic A-line dress nipped at the waist will accent my curves and will never go out of style. Find what works for you. Above trends, fit is key.

2. Know you body type and tailor your clothes

As mentioned above, fit is essential and is achieved when wearing the correct sizing and tailoring. When shopping, it is best to know you body type to identify what will work for you. It makes for quicker shopping on all platforms.

Pear: Narrow above the waist and wider at the bottom. Try a fitted bodice and bold shoulders draw attention to your top half while a flared skirt skims the hips.

– Apple:  Fuller shoulders and chest with slim hips and thighs. Try A-line and wrap dress pieces accent your waist to balance heavier top half.

Rectangle/Boyish: Little definition in waist and hips. You can pull of flow dress and skinny jeans, but don’t forget to add curves with belts.

- Hourglass: You’re a Marilyn Monroe with equal upper and lower halves with well-defined waists. Showing off your curves is your god given gift.

3. Flaunt your Assets 

Wear something that makes you feel amazing regardless of trends. Looking your best will make you feel your best. Own your curves, petite body, or length! Petite woman show opt for pieces that come in naturally shorter lengths, like cigarette pants, higher skirts, and three-quarter and shorter sleeved tops and jackets. Showing more skin will make your limbs look longer.

Plus-Sized: Shapely legs and well-toned arms are meant to be flaunted.

Tall women: Don’t be afraid to wear high heels. Show off your legs for days and choose form-fitting clothes to accent your waist.

 4. It’s all about the details

Accessories complete every look. I love to mix and match pieces and colors. Try silver with gold and statement necklaces. Every outfit should have a least 1 conversation piece like a cocktail ring or necklace. Play it up and have fun. Remember it only fashion!

 

 

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Black and Gold Nails Art

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I love this quick and easy nail art inspiration straight from Wes Gordon’s New York Fashion Week Fall runway show. Although, Spring is just around the corner I’m feeling my black and gold nails art to add some edge to my day-to-day look.

Black & Gold Nails

1- Clean and buff your nails

2- Apply a base coat. I use Formula X from Sephora

3- Apply two coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear in Black Out

4- Apply a line of Essie’s Good as Gold in the Center of your nail.

5. Apply your choice of top coat.

Enjoy!

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Healthy Shamrock Shake

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Spring is just around the corner which means St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. Rather than celebrating with an Irish Car Bomb, I’ve created an awesome “Healthy Shamrock Shake” recipe with only 8 ingredients – all of them dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and waistline friendly!

As a child growing up in Chicago, I enjoyed having my yearly McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. I was shocked to discover it contains 54 ingredients! Nothing healthy and will definitely screw up your fitness goals. Read the Huffington Post article here. 

Check out my healthier version below and let me know what you think!

RECIPE
2 servings – each 8 oz.

SHAKE:
1/4 can light coconut milk (chilled)

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (chilled)

1  banana (frozen preferred)

1/2 small avocado

1/2 cup Power Greens (Mixed greens -Costco brand)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup of mint

1/2 Scoop Vanilla Plant Protein (optional)

Put all ingredients in the blender (NutriBullet), blend until smooth.

Store extra in the freezer to make minty ice cream!

 

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Workplace Style for Less Vol.2

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Here is the second look for my series: Workplace Style for Less Vol. 2. I love this look for a casual work day (give your feet a break) and it’s also great for a weekend brunch. I always feel a bit patriotic in this outfit, but love adding the red shoes and lip to bring out the blue. The A-line cut of the dress is very flattering and adding a belt accents my waist. The small jacket covers my shoulders to make it more workplace appropriate. The best party is this dress is only $35! Mixing it with high priced items makes it the perfect workplace look.workplaceblue

 

Dress: RMB Trends

Jacket: Vintage

Belt: New York & Company

Shoes: Sole Society (Similar)

Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 40

Watch: Michael Kors Watch (Similar)

Photography: Kara Coleen Photography

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A Day in Topanga

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Sometimes the most magical things are right in your backyard.

I have always been a lover of yoga, but never have full embraced the outdoors for a full day of yoga, hiking, and hippie freedom with a rustic picnic. Well, I was in for a lovely surprise when I signed up for  A Day In Topanga. I fully embraced my wanderlust and shared an incredible day with my adventure seeking girlfriends. Check our Topanga adventure below.

Another reason to love Los Angeles!

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A view from our hiking spot on the Red Rock trail in Topanga.

 

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Love these beautiful and talented women! It was a special day to spend with them. Thank you Suzanne, Laura, and Michelle

We found discovered a beautiful cave.

We found discovered a beautiful cave. 

 

 

View from the Top

View from the Top

Walk to our Topanga hideaway

Walk to our Topanga hideaway

POPCORN || with #philosophiesuperfoods delicious blends as toppings!  Spicy Mayan #CacaoMagic  #greenDream Parmesan {vegan!} White Chocolate + #BerryBliss

POPCORN || with #philosophiesuperfoods delicious blends as toppings!
Spicy Mayan #CacaoMagic
#greenDream Parmesan {vegan!}
White Chocolate + #BerryBliss

 

Enjoying beauty from all perspectives inside outside and on rooftop

Enjoying beauty from all perspectives inside outside and on rooftop

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Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi

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This week I’m bringing you into my kitchen! I’m teaching you and Gerrad Hall from The Seven Sees how to make one of my favorite recipes, Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi! It is quick, easy, and a has a delicious Tequila sauce. Watch the video on YouTube and let me know what you think and what recipes you would like to see next!

 

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