New feature, "In My Ears." What better way to kick off this feature than to give some shine to new artist Emeli Sande.
She is a very talented artist doing her own thing and I just love her bold blonde hairstyle. The lyrics on her album, "Our Version of Events" are very relatable and the instrumentation fresh. Please check her out if you haven't already. Preview and purchase on Itunes. Watch and listen to her single "Heaven" below:
Today I'm going to kick off a post feature called "Random Things." This is just where I will post anything random I want to chit chat about. Feel free to engage in my randomness.
Ahhh...Summer whites, don't you just love it!
This white tube dress is on my radar from Dots. Lately I've been finding some nice pieces from them. Stay tuned for an outfit based on a previous purchase from them as well.
Wet Seal is another "juniors" store I frequent and they always surprise me. I recently purchased this crochet lace blazer since a white blazer has been on my wish list for a while. It's so cute on and I can't wait to style it.
Do you shop in Juniors stores?
As a serious fan of movies, especially the classics, I just ordered three of my favorite movies from Half.com.
For years I have been ordering from Half.com for discount movies that are sold by independent sellers, also linked with Ebay. Anyone else buy from them?
Tonight I will be going to my favorite Sushi restaurant/lounge in Chicago. NIU Japanese Fusion Lounge hands down has the best specialty rolls and they are a nice size compared to the many other sushi restaurants around the city. The portions match the prices and the cocktails are amazing, I usually order a sakatini. Here's a picture I took of my favorite rolls last year.
Maybe I'll step out in these I recently got at a Topshop sale:
Well I will post to you guys next week, have a good one!
Looking back I can say that my Spring outfits were full of bold colors and pattern.
Here are my favorite looks for Spring 2012.
I want to thank you guys for hanging with me for these two years of blogging. It has been a great outlet for me to express my creativity in so many facets of my life. I hope to only get better with time, so stick around my friends.
This past weekend it was hot outside and I had no desire to turn on my stove, so I tried a no cook meal for lunch. I had just stocked up on fruits and veggies and wanted to utilize them in some way. On my way home from the store, I heard on the radio a commercial of someone saying they tried tuna with avocado and I thought to myself, that sounds really good. So I got all my veggies out, plus a couple cans of tuna and Mayo with Olive Oil (very good) and figured I'd just go for it.
Tuna, Mayo w/ Olive Oil, Carrot, Roma Tomato, Avocado, Cucumber, Romaine Lettuce
The seasonings I wanted to use.
Onion and Garlic Powder, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper
I added about half teaspoon of each to my drained tuna (actually two cans of tuna). When I freestyle like this, I don't really use measurements, just eyeball it.
Chopped half a Roma tomato, peeled half of a large carrot, and diced about 1/3 cup of cucumber.
Add all the veggies to the seasoned tuna mixture.
Add a heaping tablespoon of the Mayo with Olive Oil.
Mix until well blended.
Add one sliced Avocado.
Clean, rinse, dry one stalk of the Romaine Lettuce, chop and plate.
I plated half of the chopped lettuce and used half of the tuna salad for one serving. So this recipe is enough for two servings.
Such a refreshing, healthy and yummy lunch.
And then later that Saturday evening when it cooled down I made a Peach Cake. I got the recipe from Food Network, it's Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa) and it was delish!
I had a scoop of Mango Sorbet with it. And I must confess I had another piece after this one, it was that good. Served warm is the best way to enjoy it.
And this is where I enjoyed my meal, on my new white dining table I had been stalking from CB2 for a long time. I love it, especially against the black chairs I already had.
For a while I have been inspired with all the pattern mixing I've been seeing. I think pairing the classic patterns of stripes and polka dots is a good way to try print mixing for those who aren't trying to be too bold with the trend (see leopard print and florals mixed).
Happy Friday my dears! I purchased this vintage leaf print dress a while ago from the Chic Therapy vintage shop. The shop has really nice and affordable pieces. I removed the matching fabric belt the dress came with and used a skinny patent belt I had from another dress.
Check out the button detailing at the shoulder, love!