Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Breakfast in Bed

Even though I LOVE breakfast sandwiches, bagels, & every type of pastry under the sun I'm trying to go with healthier, cheaper, lighter options. Yeah I know boring, just kidding I'm actually enjoying it & it's cool coming up with different yummy combinations. If you would've told me that I'd be buying rice cakes & eating them ... let alone enjoying them, I wouldn't have believed you! What can I say, I'm a changed woman living on a limited budget. I think the secret to this deliciousness is the almond butter, it goes so well with bananas & a little drizzle of honey over the top :) Next up, yogurt topped with crunchy cereal or granola, MORE BANANAS, & a sprinkle of cinnamon ... you weren't expecting that last little ingredient were you?? I'm kind of sick of greek yogurt (don't hate me) so I've been going with plain or vanilla yogurt from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, but do what you like :)


I posted about a third "breakfast" on facebook a few days ago. It's what I make if I'm not really hungry, but know that I need to put something in my body. I've talked about green smoothies here on the blog before, but like my new combo better than the old one that had kale in it. My new perfected combo is unsweetened almond milk (enough so that everything blends), a spoonful of almond butter, a frozen banana, a BIG handful of spinach, & sometimes protein powder .. if I'm feeling buff. Yup, it's amazing how much the banana and almond butter are able to disguise the spinach, but just in case it's still too spinachy add another banana or more almond butter :)

Other things you should know about this post:
I'm a child & have a much better "waking up" experience if I get to watch a show while eating breakfast.
Our internet doesn't always like me .. case & point the buffering while I was trying to watch OITNB.
Bananas always win the fruit war in our house: cheap, portable, versatile, & yummy!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

OOTD: Wedding White

Earlier this month we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary! It's pretty crazy how fast these 4 years have flown by, but I guess that means we're having fun :) Instead of going to a fancy dinner like we typically do, we opted for a casual little BBQ joint in Park Slope. I think it's very easy these days to get caught up in material things, which makes it harder & harder to appreciate/enjoy some of the sweetest moments in life. Moving to New York I've seen so many amazing things, & met some fabulous people, but all that glitter & gold means nothing if you don't have someone to share it with. In the past 2 months that we've been living here I've learned just how lucky I am to have such a great man by my side, who supports all my crazy ideas (ok, not all of them but a lot hehe) & gave me the last bite of his sandwich last night .. which is definitely true love <3 

Top-TOBI, Jeans-FOREVER 21 (DIY), Purse-COURAGE B., Booties-CHINESE LAUNDRY

I don't think I've ever worn jeans to celebrate our anniversary, and usually opt for a pretty dress & a pair of sky high heels (Yr 3, Yr 2, Yr 1). This year I decided to just go with jeans, a white tee, booties, & a bold statement purse, which might seem boring to some but I felt so happy/pretty in it. We took these photos right before dinner & I have to say they're some of my favorite pictures because you can tell how much fun we were having :) It was also David's idea to have me hold up the purse in the last photo, I never thought I'd see the day where he'd be giving me direction for outfit posts. After dinner we wanted to see a movie, but were too late .. lucky for us this is NYC & there was an amazing FREE outdoor concert one block away! I can't wait to see what this new year together will bring <3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge

We finally walked across the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend, and I must say that it lived up to the hype! Every morning while traveling to my internship I see the Brooklyn Bridge in all its glory, so it was cool to see it up close & personal ... & the view wasn't too bad either :) The pedestrian walkway portion of the bridge is close to a mile or a little less, but due to the HOARDS of tourists stopping every 2 seconds in the middle of the narrow walkways it takes some time to cross it. We walked the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan, & I was hoping there'd be a ton of cute brunch places to eat at once we got off the bridge in Manhattan, because I obviously had to refuel my body from the insane amount of calories I just burned crossing the bridge (insert sarcasm). Yeah I didn't think about the fact that it was a Sunday and that we were in the Financial District aka no brunch & we had to walk a bit to find a cute little coffee shop. That being said, it was a very cute coffee shop, my blueberry scone was yummy, & David enjoyed the coffee :)


At the lovely Kaffe 1668, I had my first cold press juice experience .. & it was a pricy one. I seriously need to stop trying to get into the fashion industry & devote my life to juice, because that's CLEARLY where the money is! That little juice cost $10 (Ahhhh!) but it was one of the best juices I've ever had & was made up of grapefruit, oranges, lemon, & ginger that burned the ba-jesus out of the back of my throat, but it was so refreshing that I just dealt with it :) In other exciting news, I'm in the last week of classes for the present term & will hopefully be graduating March 2015!! Hope you're all having a wonderful week <3

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

OOTD: THE "SOHO" Nikes

Hi Everyone! I know that I've been posting a lot less lately, but life has been pretty busy & I haven't had much time for blogging. I've been interning at Nylon Magazine for the last couple of weeks, continuing my bachelor's degree online, & celebrating my 25th Birthday :) There's nothing comparable to all the love and sweet wishes you receive on your birthday, I'm a lucky girl & am so happy I got to spend it with so many of my favorites <3 One of my favorite gifts that I received was a pair of Nike Frees from David, what can I say this guy never disappoints & always knows exactly what to get me. It's kind of funny walking through SoHo (where I work) and seeing just how many girls are wearing nearly identical Nikes, hence the name "SoHo" Nikes. Does this mean that I'm finally starting to fit in as a New Yorker?!? #OMG .. ok I'll stop I'm getting carried away :) 

Tank-EVERLANE, Shorts-THRIFTED (DIY), Shoes-HUSBAND

Since I'm not wearing a uniform to work any longer (Bye Bye Dickies & Ugly Police Polo!!) I'm starting to realize gaps in my wardrobe. I decided to treat myself to some pre-Birthday shopping, and purchased three tops from Everlane (1, 2, & 3). The quality, drapeability, & fit of the Ryan tank is perfectionnnn!! This is not a sponsored post I spent $63 on three shirts, but they all fit so nicely and have already gotten so much wear that I HAD to spread the word :) It's crazy to think about how much black & white now dominates my wardrobe, I thought I'd dress in brighter colors & crazier prints once I moved here .. but that's not the case. Funny things about these pictures: it was raining, they're my first pictures being a 25 year old, this building behind me is a Scientology center (I was drawn to the pretty gold details), & I'm somehow more awkward than ever in front of the camera. By the way I NEEED to get a job that pays my bills, this city aint cheap! No more blogging for now, I'm off to apply for restaurant jobs .. wish me luck :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

OOTD: Summer Cowgirl

A quick little outfit post on this sunny Saturday! I've finally kicked my summer cold a hundred percent, & I'm so excited to get back out into society :) I also have exciting news on the job front, I landed an internship & I start this Monday!!! I can't believe that I'm finally going to be working in the fashion industry, I've been dreaming of this day for so long & in 2 days it will be a reality <3

Dress-FOREVER 21, Boots-CHINESE LAUNDRY, Bag & Sunnies-FOREVER 21

I wore this outfit to grab a quick dinner & do a little grocery shopping. I love how in New York you can wear whatever you want, to do whatever you want & nobody cares. Back in Maryland I would feel "weird" wearing a dress to just grab groceries & walk around, but here it's totally normal :) Since we do a lot of walking I haven't worn my heels much, but these booties are so comfy & work surprisingly well this summer dresses. Happy Weekend <3