Thursday, May 29, 2014

RecipeTime - The Perfect Summer Salad

The end result on my first try at Kale, Quinoa & 
Shrimp salad! #nofilter
Being social led me to have kale twice within five days, and, I liked it! So, obviously, it led to searching for a recipe that seemed appealing enough to try at home as I wanted to realistically incorporate it into my life. In addition to kale I wanted a recipe that included quinoa in order to ensure a super charged meal. 

This craving led me to a recipe for a Kale, Quinoa, Red Pepper and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette, which I proceeded to enhance by adding roasted shrimp!

I am obsessed!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

StyleInspiration - Fashion Films & Carine Roitfeld


I have a hard time saying I love fashion. Why? Because I think every two females, of three, says they "love fashion." Hence, I describe myself as a style aficionado, relishing in the everyday beauty of, actually, everything. 

When I get the opportunity to study real-life fashionistas, in the increasing selection of fashion docu films, I take it all in. Relaxing and literally settling in with a glass of wine; rewinding anytime I think I missed a great quote or lesson. Though fashion films are more common than say 10 years ago they are still a bit rare.

Thankfully though my thirst was satisfied when, this passed weekend, I discovered Carine Roitfeld's 'Mademoiselle Con Netflix and it has become one of my favorite fashion films out there!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

QotD - MINDY KALING

We all go through our days feeling quite foreign and detached from the rest of the world. Sometimes we find solace in a book or sitcom. In my case The Mindy Project is my weekly comedic release & how amazing is it that she is quite relatable in real life too! This quote I found whilst reading Vogue US interview with the comedienne (April 2014 issue) proves Mindy Kaling and I are two peas in a pod! (Plus how hot does she look?! I am obsessed with the look head to toe!)

P.S. If you were born in the 80s (especially the early years) you have to read Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy and prepare to LOL while inhaling this book! I single out birth years because younger friends did not find as relatable.

P.P.S. News has broken! Mindy is working on her next book titled Why not me? & I cannot wait!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ShoppingTips - Emma Stone's Met Gala look

Emma Stone at Met Gala 2014 illustration
by Meagan Morrison
(via Travel Write Draw)
Crop tops came out in full force at this year's Met Gala, reason enough to hit the gym today. Whilst, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Gabrielle Union looked awesome, no one looked more fresh and effortless than Emma Stone. The fact she paired two tones of pink without batting an eye makes her the daredevil fashionista of the crop top pack. Why not take a cue from Miss Stone's teachings and put into her practice her lessons?!

I could not have been happier when I saw Emma Stone's look simply because it was such an easy outfit to emulate! How often do celebrities and fashionistas alike walk red carpets with amazing sartorial looks which in no way can be applied to a commoners life? So, you may have the ingredients to this outfit within your closet, but, in the off chance you do not, here are my picks for recreating Emma Stone's concept.