It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ April 29, 2016

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I can’t believe we’ve already made it to the close of April. It’s time for my last round up of links for the month, and I’m just sitting here patting my back for staying consistent with this series. I hope you guys are enjoying my random picks and highlights for the week. (more…)

Totes, Skater Shoes, & Dilapidated Walls

/ April 28, 2016

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Madewell Jacket, Cheap Monday Sweatshirt, Nasty Gal shorts, ASH Shoes, Treason Toting Co. Tote, Lobe Dangle Earrings

I can sometimes find the beauty in concrete and dilapidated things, it’s not always about cheery roses and delightful nature in my world. I’m a city girl at heart, so sometimes I like to admire and explore different elements of distress. With this outfit, I am wearing an over-sized Cheap Monday sweatshirt I bought while in Paris which was a couple of sizes too big, but I actually fell in love with the fit. (more…)

Pho for the Week

/ April 27, 2016

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The Vietnamese noodle dish Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) has been an instant favorite in my life and palate for years. But it wasn’t until a few days ago that I decided to make it from scratch at home. A meal that soothes our insides and may even be synonymous with the American classic chicken noodle soup (much better IMO) is undeniably tasty and especially versatile. Any soup, for that matter, usually makes us feel better and serves as an ongoing meal for days and also great convenience. I wanted to share my basic recipe, and the few additions I would use for the next time I make it because I was just too lazy to get them. Just keepin’ it real. I made a chicken version, by the way. (more…)

When Doves Cry

/ April 26, 2016

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River Island Moto Jacket (similar here and here), Asos Dress worn as top, Pins & Needles skirt, Brian Atwood Tribeca Sandals, J.Crew Clutch, Onecklace personalized necklace

Coral and white is like an instant mood lifter. Welcoming Spring weather with brighter hues is quite favorable in my book. As much as I love neutrals and blacks, pastels and summer flowy whites gives the essence of subtle elegance, and I most certainly felt elegant in my pleated long skirt. (more…)

5 Ways to Beat the Monday Slump

/ April 25, 2016

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We’ve all experienced it, the dreadful Monday. I love to hear some people look at the beginning of the week as an exciting embark. I, on the other hand, am not one of those people. I like to fake it ’til i make it. I tend to get the blues come Sunday evening and then push myself to be positive. Don’t wait until the weekend to treat yourself or indulge in sweet things. Here are Five ways to kick start your day/week! (more…)

It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ April 22, 2016

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I woke up this morning with a slight headache (maybe from the champagne I had at STK’s 2 year anniversary) and a sad feeling because it suddenly hit me that the Great and One of a Kind Prince died yesterday. Being a huge fan of his music and unique artistry has made it hard to accept this sudden sad news. In my round of ‘links’ this week, I had to include some things surrounding the musician with of course a few other things that may lift your spirits. So feel free to check out my happenings and random mentions for the week. (more…)

Street Style: Girl Gang

/ April 21, 2016

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A fashion pack of females can be exciting to the eyes for just about anyone. Girl power comes in different types but when smiles and style are the key ingredient, it’s infectious. Taking notes from The Spice Girls with their bubbly jingles and kick ass moves, these ladies are their own versions of what I like to call a solid girl gang. Individuality is so important to me and being washed out by societal norms is dauntingly boring – these women are nothing short of expressive control. So hopefully each and every girl group in this street style segment should inspire you and your traveling sisterhoods to move about life your way. Let’s stick together, have fun, and create movements in success, style, respect, and all our beautiful glory. Check out more of the pics below. (more…)

Stripes for Every Occasion

/ April 20, 2016

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Doesn’t matter what country you’re in, we never get tired of stripes. You just have to agree with me on this one. (more…)

Why you should drink Kombucha

/ April 19, 2016

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(image of the kombucha bottle I purchased at Whole Foods)

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is fermented tea, naturally rich in probiotics and healthy acids. Also known as the “Immortal Health Elixir.”

 

I’ve been seeing people talk about this healthy drink for a few months now. I’m pretty sure I’m late to the party, but hey…better late than never, right? For most of my life, and for as long as I could take care of myself, I’ve always been hesitant to take medicine and OTC drugs. Not too sure why this was, but it’s more trusted to do things the natural way in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, now that I’m in my 30’s, if I get a tension headache, a lay-down-method isn’t always in my favor or conducive to my schedule anymore, so I typically pop a couple of ibuprofen’s to knock it right out. But when it comes to my overall health and wellness, it’s crucial for me to know how to alleviate and prevent short and long-term illnesses with natural remedies.

You ever wonder if some of these get rich quick schemes ever work for people? I sit back and wonder if those pop up ads I get bombarded with have any validity or truth. I never take the time to discover this, but what I do take my time to look into is how to be a healthier me. So I finally decided to see for myself what the ancient Chinese drink was all about. I went to Whole Foods and bought the Health-Ade brand because I saw a chef and another trusted source rave about it. Keep in mind, Kombucha is sold in many types and labels, however not all are created equally. Health ade prides themselves on being the best tasting and highest quality you can buy. Read about the health benefits on their page.

Okay, so let’s get into the many reasons why you should be drinking kombucha: (more…)

Blushing Bohemian

/ April 18, 2016

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Blouse from Nordstrom Rack, Just Fab Jeans and Purse c/o, Pour La Victorie Platforms, Vintage Necklace, Fedora Hat from South Moon Under

Happy Monday loves! I hope you guys are ready for a new week and new opportunities because I sure am. This past weekend was filled with events and gallery visits. I went to see artist Abigail Deville’s art installation at the Historic Peale Museum which is going until June. It was very interesting and quite amazing in the most odd way. If you’re in the MD/DC area, I encourage you to check it out – and it’s free! I wore this pink and green combo on Saturday. (more…)