Saturday, May 23, 2015

The blue print pants

 
I love trends and pieces that are timeless.
 Prints will always be in. I like having at least one statement piece on when choosing my outfits.
 I had a girls meetup, so I paired this blue print pants with my 'not so basic' black chiffon and lace tee and some black minimal flat sandals.
 The heels are for pictures. Lol! I walk almost everywhere. Heels are not an option. 
The outfit is casual, chic and timeless and appropriate for almost any event.

|Pants: H&M| Top and bag: Macy's|

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Love,

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The spring romper


Last week, there was chilly day with the high temperature in the upper sixties. I decided to pair this romper with a some tights, flats and a blazer. I threw on a coat in case it was too chilly. The blazer adds a pop of color as well as a serious vibe to the outfit.

I'mloving this hair and the colors. 
Check out my instagram on the right to find out what style it is.

|Trench: London fog|Blazer: Thrift store|Romper: Macy's (old)|Flats: Alpine swiss|
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Friday, May 8, 2015

The Ripped boyfriend jeans

|Denim: Urban outfitters (old)|Heels/tee: H&M|

It has been nice and warm lately, and I'm loving it. 
On days I want a comfy and effortless look. I simply pair this DIY ripped jeans with a tee and my slip-on. Easy breezy. 

I hope you are doing well. Congrats to class of 2015. It's that time of the year.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The tribal print skirt

 
It was about 84 degrees Fahrenheit today. I didn't expect that; spring is giving us a taste of summer.
I decided to bring forth the prints, maxis, and color. I paired this lovely tribal skirt with a white top, and some flats today. I dressed up the look with this taupe heels, and a green bag. Great look for going out to meet friends, or an event.

|Top, heels; H&M|Skirt (4 years old); somewhere online|Bag; TJ Maxx|

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fall to Spring transition #1: Florals and denim



Hello.
I hope you've been having a great day.

'I am so glad winter is over', everyone says that. Honestly, I love all the seasons. They all have their pros and cons. What I love about spring time is the rain, blossoms, colors and light layers.

Layering is a great way to add color, prints and texture. Here I paired a basic white crop top (not really it have some rose texture to it), basic black high-waisted slacks, with a thrifted denim jacket, and floral scarf. I love this jacket because it's a unique piece; you wouldn't find it on anyone else.


 It's so windy in the east coast, so layers help keep you a little warm without getting you too hot. If you know what I mean.

        1.  Minimal pair                                  2. Scarf                                      3. Denim jacket


I was running errands and going to a meeting today. I wore the outfit with comfy slip-ons. The heels are just for pictures.   


|Scarf and pants: H&M| Jacket: thrift store ($3)| Crop top: Burlington coat factory|
|Heels (old): Mossimo-Target| Slip-ons: eBay.com|

I am still working on getting a better camera. It will happen.

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Love,



Friday, March 6, 2015

Healthy grocery guide and Smoothies


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Happy 2015! I am so late.
 I hope 2015 has been great thus far. It has been 2 months and a lot has happened. I digress. Let's talk health! I am so passionate about nutrition. I believe it is crucial in health.

Being a student and trying to stay healthy can be challenging. You probably already have a challenge balancing different components of your life: work, school, schedule time for yourself, and the family and friends (F&F).

With all those responsibilities, we may not be able consciously control what and how much you eat.


 Tips for healthy grocery shopping.

1. Prevent purchasing packaged and processed food when possible. They have preservatives, and additives you don't need in your system.

2. Go for fresh and whole foods.
They may seem expensive, but think of it. Your body and healthy is an investment. You get out what you put in.

3. Do your research and look for coupons. I shop online for groceries at freshdirect.com. They have sales all the time and coupons.

4. Budget, Budget! I literally spend about $200 on groceries a month. Yes! About $7 for 2 whole meals and 2-3 snacks a day. Maybe I want a quart of gelato for $9.49, but I really need more strawberries for my smoothies. So I'll get a pint instead of a quart. And indulge on my gelato on special days.

5. Will power! Especially when you go to events and parties. You can look for a healthier options and control your portions.


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Remember my first post on Juicing. I have used it for about 2 years. It's still works great. However, I notice that I lack enthusiasm to use the pulp for other recipes and lose the fibers I need. Also I need more fruits and veggies for a cup of juice.
 To counterfeit the cons of juicing, I got a $34 blender for my birthday last week.
I have been using it for a couple of days and I love it. I use the $16oz jar. It is so easy to clean. This is a great alternative to the NutriBullet system.



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I am planning on getting an extra blade as a back up. The system in lightweight and quite convenient. Plus I get all the fiber and nutrients from my whole foods.

I made an anti-inflammatory smoothie today:
One stick of celery
Five cubes of pineapple (3 oz)
Half a banana
Ginger
Lemon (peeled)
Pineapple juice

Blend away! Delicious!

The lemon, ginger and pineapple were frozen so I didn't need ice. I find that ice dilutes the taste. Fruits and veggies have water naturally anyway. Prepping (peel, chop up and store in containers or ziploc bags) and freezing the fruits and veggies preserves them for a long time.

Update
I returned the blender above and got this black & decker blender instead.


I hope this helps!

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,