Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Sneakers

 Jeans: Forever 21 // Top: J. Crew // Sneakers: Zara // Denim Jacket: Target // Necklace: Poshmark // Lipstick: Revlon

I can bet I'm not alone when I say that I'm not the best in heels. Playing sports my whole life made me feet extra sensitive and quite painful if I wear heels for too long, so it's safe to say I wear flats 75% of the time. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a good pair of heels as seen here on the blog, but I don't think I show you guys actually how much I wear flats..let alone sneakers! 

Queue these fun Zara sneakers I scored from my coworker, Megan! They were a tad too big on her so I gladly took them off her hands. Her loss was definitely my gain because they are easily becoming my new favorite summer sneaker! I love the watercolor style-- and mixed with this bright striped shirt was perfect for a casual day.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What's Cookin': Chia Seed Pudding

Some of you may not know that cooking is a huge passion of mine. Growing up, I always took cooking classes, watched the Food Network religiously, went to food conferences, and ultimately thought I would become a chef--until I got to high school and knew had to be in the fashion industry. I haven't posted many, if any recipes here on the blog, but I love to cook and do it regularly so I want to start by sharing a simple, healthy, and delicious sweet treat--chia seed pudding! 

Here's what you need:
2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds (easy to find at Trader Joes or Whole Foods)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup maple agave syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon

1. Start by mixing together almond milk, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk until completely combined.
2. Add in chia seeds and whisk.
3. Refrigerate for 2 hours, mix, and then refrigerate another 2 hours. The chia seeds start to soak up the liquid so it will thicken slowly. 
4. Serve with fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream- and enjoy!

If you like tapioca pudding, you will definitely enjoy this recipe! Feel free to add in any other ingredients you like, this just happens to be the version I made! 

Check out my Vine video for this recipe in action!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day to Night

 Jeans: Poshmark // Blouse: Marshall's // Bag: Alexander Wang // Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target // Earrings and Sunglasses: Asos // Lipstick: Revlon 

I dig outfits that can handle double duty, and this one sure was one of them. I wore this a few weeks back when I met up with my girlfriends for dinner, and it was perfect to go from day to night. Easy and casual enough for a work day, and fun and sassy enough for dinner. 

Also--major apologies for the lack of posts last week! Between the Alt SF Conference (which rocked) and being crazy busy with work, I hardly had any free time! I do have a fun new recipe post planned coming up this week so stay tuned--it will be mighty tasty! :-)

Happy Monday!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Color and Coffee

 Shorts & Denim Jacket: Target // Top: Express // Necklace: Poshmark // Shoes: Zara // Earrings: Nordstrom // Cuff: Forever 21 

 These Zara heels are my favorite shoes (shocker) and instantly just put me in a damn good mood.  Nothing starts my week better than insanely bright colors and a huge cup of coffee.

Happy Monday! <3

Monday, July 8, 2013

Primary Colors

Shorts & Blazer: Target // T-shirt & Wedges: K-mart // Bag & Sunglasses: Asos // Earrings: Forever 21 // Lipstick: Revlon 

Did everyone have a relaxing weekend? I sure did--I spent it with my sister who came into town from LA hanging by the beach, eating lobster rolls and having some much needed girl time. There's nothing like spending time with family to reenergize you for another busy week. 

Let's do this, Monday! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Blues

 Shorts & Denim Jacket: Target // Top: H&M // Shoes: Poshmark // Necklace: Charlotte Russe // Bag: Asos // Bracelets: J.Crew & Forever 21 // Ring: Chloe Rose Boutique

While I do have a slight case of the Monday blues, this week is jam packed with fun! I'm off to Denver for work tomorrow and then my sister flies in town for the July 4th weekend- yay and yay! So really, the only blues I've got are the ones I am wearing in this post. :-)

Here's to a great week! 

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