Thursday, November 20, 2014

beauty routine

I have a vivid memory of my mom and I spending 20 minutes each Sunday night with the Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips on our noses while we watched Sex and the City. It was part of our pampering routine and now a charming memory. I recently decided to take a trip down memory lane to see how the strips hold up to my recollections. It was a fun little experiment and I was majorly surprised at how much gunk actually came off on the strip. I even made Sam do it with me and now he loves them (he really does like using them all the time, it's devastatingly cute).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

dark holiday

Decided to go for it and chopped off my hair. I think it ended up being the right desicion. I missed having short hair and how super easy it is to style.  Plus it feels modern and refershing for winter. Can't wait to play around with it and create new looks for all the holiday festivities.

I'm going on a snowy adventure in Aspen tomorrow, make sure to follow along on Instagram.

Wearing: Blazer - Tibi, pants -Theory, Bracelet - Gorjana, shoes - Sophia Webster, bag - Moyna Couture
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

the edge

Wearing another superb coat from Forever 21. I love this motorcycle-esque silhouette for when I'm feeling a little more naughty than nice. The print is a lovely subtle touch while the oversized fit makes this coat an excellent layering piece.

Wearing: Coat - Forever 21, top - Torn, skirt - The Kooples, shoes - Acne, bag - Chanel, ring - Anthom 
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Monday, November 17, 2014

shades of grey

Lately I find myself drawn to matching neutral layers. They feel fresh and modern, yet timeless all in the same breath.
Wearing : Coat - Greylin, top - Elisabeth and James, skirt - Nicholas, shoes - Nicholas Kirkwood,  bag - Saint Laurent, sunglasses - Karen Walker, ring - ANTHOM
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

sunday bites

There's nothing I love more than cooking soup on a cold winter day.
It warms up the house and fills it with mouthwatering aromas of slow cooked goodness.
This is my version of a roasted cauliflower soup. If you want it to be vegan or extra healthy just omit the creme fraiche.

Ingredients :
1 large head of cauliflower
4 cups vegetable stock
1 large shallot
2 large garlic cloves
1 cup creme fraiche
Smoked Paprika
Olive oil for drizzling
Salt & pepper
Serves 2-4

Directions :
Pre - heat the oven to 350. In a baking dish, combine the cauliflower florets with chopped shallot, crushed garlic, chopped thyme, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I generally eyeball all the spices so the cauliflower looks likes it's been coated (you'll end up adding more later anyways).  Roast for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
While the cauliflower is roasting simmer the vegetable stock over low heat.
When the cauliflower has roasted, pull it out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Next transfer it into the pot with the stock and blend together using a hand held blender (or you can use a food processor, just make sure to follow the instruction for pureeing soup). Add more spice to taste and let cook together for 5 more minutes. Right before serving stir in the creme fraiche. Transfer into bowl, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, garnish with thyme. Serve and enjoy.