Monday, October 13, 2014

Fashion Week Street Style

Even though my life is a little less than glamorous these days, it's fun looking through the hoards of photos I took at this past fashion week :) One of my absolute favorite things about fashion week was getting to see all the different street style looks, & I finally got around to uploading them on the blog today. 

Another fun fashion week moment was when I spotted one of my favorite bloggers, Daniela Ramirez, from Nany's Klozet :) She was such a sweetheart, and was kind enough to snap a quick picture with me before she rushed off to catch a show. Click here for the details of my outfit <3

Friday, October 10, 2014

OOTD: Nylon Vol. III

Another edition of the Nylon Bathroom #selfie outfit of the day! Some of these are from a few weeks ago when it was still warm enough for shorts out. That being said, I'm so ready for the weekend even though my weekend will consist of nannying & finishing up two final projects for school :( I can't believe that after this term I'll only have 2 more terms aka 4 months left of classes! This term's class schedule, plus working has taken up pretty much 99% of my life, which is why I haven't been updating as much as I'd like to. 

I really like all the outfits that I'm posting about today, especially because all of the piece that I'm wearing have gotten tons of wear & were great investments. The dress on the bottom left was also featured in the Nylon Vol. 1 post, but this time I layered a thrifted tee over it. I love how throwing a crop top over the dress creates a whole new vibe to it, & I'm looking forward to layering sweaters over it as the weather gets cooler. 

Look 1: 
Shirt-ZARA (b-day present), Shorts-CHARLOTTE RUSSE, Booties-TJ MAXX

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Kale Cobb Salad

OMG #TastyTuesdays still exists!! Do you ever have those moments when your body is literally yelling at you to put some greens in it?! I really had been slacking in the veggie department, and decided to try making a healthy cobb salad using kale instead of lettuce. The secret to this salad, and making the kale tolerable is chopping it into thin pieces similar to "subway lettuce." I don't know why it makes it so much better, but just trust me it makes the whole thing a lot more enjoyable. 

Salad Ingredients:
2 Chicken Breasts
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Medium Red Onion (diced)
2 Shtitake Mushroom Caps (Chopped) 
1/2 of a Large Bag of Kale (6 oz.) 

Dressing Ingredients:
Dijon Mustard
Red Wine Vinegar

Before you get into chopping up the kale, chop up the mushrooms & onion so that you can start sautéing them. While they're cooking you can boil the eggs in another pot, and season your chicken with salt, pepper, Lawry's, & red pepper flakes (drizzle it in olive oil first). Now that all the prep work is done start chopping up the kale, cooking the chicken, and peeling the eggs. Once the onions & mushrooms are done cooking, mix them in with the chopped kale. To make the dressing I just poured the red wine vinegar into a small bowl & added honey & dijon mustard to it until I got it to a flavor that I liked. Red wine vinegar has a very strong flavor to it, so start out slowly amount wise & add more as you go. Once you get it to a flavor you like, pour it over the kale, mushroom, & onion mixture & mix it all up. Last but not least throw the protein on top & you've got yourself a delicious & healthy meal :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Hard Candy

Today's post is all about makeup, a subject that I usually shy away from since I'm pretty much just a laid back CVS makeup junkie who shops in the clearance section. That being said, I do wear makeup & love trying out new products (especially when they're so affordable!!)... so here we go! A few weeks ago at the GBK & Pilot Pen Luxury Style Lounge I was gifted a bunch of makeup from Hard Candy's new collection, and since then I've had a lot of time to play around with it :) I decided to go with a natural look for this review, & I can't wait to share some of the new products I'm obsessed with!!!

The products that I used to create my look include:
Sheer Glow In the Buff
Blush Crush Pin Up
Shadow Primer Eyes the Limit
Brows Now Light Medium
Shadow Palette Raining Men
Mascara Carbon Black

The Brows Now, is hands down my new favorite product point. blank. period. It holds my brows in place all day without being stiff, and fills in the gaps while still looking natural. Not to toot my own horn, but I've seriously gotten so many compliments about my brows since I've started using it. At first I thought it'd be too light, but I think that if I went with the darker shade that it'd be too harsh. 

The sheer glow definitely brightened up my face, and evened out my skin tone. I usually stick with just moisturizing my face for typical week days, but have enjoyed using it on the weekends & date nights for a more polished look. 

The blush crush in pin up was another favorite of mine, and it was a nice change from my usual bright pink blush. I like this shade better for fall because it's a little darker & also has some shimmer to it for an extra pop! 

The mascara made my lashes super long after about 3 coats, & there were ZERO clumps. That being said, I didn't feel that it made my lashes thicker, but that was fine with me because I liked the more natural look it gave me while still adding some definite length.

I really like how the final look turned out, and have recreated it several times since. When it gets closer to the holidays I'm going to try out some more bold looks, perhaps a little green eye shadow .. who knows!? Hope everyone's weeks are starting out on a good note, I have sooo much homework to catch up on today. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

OOTD: Lincoln Sequins

I was definitely channeling my fiercest face for this first picture lol. This was also the outfit I was wearing on the fateful day that I met Iasiah Pickens, the talented young man who will be taking my outfit photos from now on! I'm so excited to work with such a skilled & driven photographer, and David is equally thrilled since he won't have to take my outfit posts anymore :) Iasiah snapped these shots right after the Custo Barcelona show, which was an absolute colorful dream!

Top-THRIFTED, Shorts-THRIFTED, Booties- TJ MAXX, Sunnies-FOREVER 21

I have been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear this gorgeous beaded top that I thrifted for $3, and even though it was a million degrees out I'm glad I seized the moment! These Italian leather & leopard booties were also a great budget buy, I scored them for only $30 at TJ Maxx. The weather is starting to get a teeny bit cooler in New York, & I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little excited to dig back into my Fall layers :) Hope everyone had a great weekend, I spent mine back in DC visiting the fam!

Photography: Iasiah Pickens