SIMPLE GLUTEN FREE & VEGAN COOKIES

11.26.2014


During the holidays we all like to indulge in rich foods and delicious sweets. The thought of trying to be healthy and going on a diet is totally out of the question. Let's be real, I like my creamy mash potatoes, stuffing, and sweet treats (especially pumpkin pie and cheesecakes), but what if you're truly looking for a healthy option over the holidays? I'll be honest, sometimes I like the healthier options. Ask my friends (they've seen me do it before), I can pile my plate with tons of roasted veggies! So I was browsing the internet and found this amazing vegan and gluten free cookies. The best part is that this recipe only requires 5 ingredients but you can add in extra sweet treats if you like! I added in dark chocolate. This is a great treat to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can even make these as a breakfast treat. It's seriously that healthy (no milk, eggs, or added sugar). Give these delicious cookies a try! Get the full recipe here.

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RED TUXEDO DRESS

11.24.2014







photos by Louisa Wells

The holidays are a time to spread holiday cheer and to celebrate new memories with close friends and family. Amongst all the madness and gift shopping, most of us look forward to holiday parties, whether they be at work, at home, or hosted by a friend or family member. I mean who can't say no to delicious savory food and egg nog? When it comes to holiday parties, I like being festive and dressing up. I typically look for something that can be worn for many occasions and is practical to wear. I am obsessed with this gorgeous silk red tuxedo dress from Haute Hippie. I love the classy structure and fit of this dress. It's versatile and can be worn for any holiday event. Even when the holidays are over, you can easily wear this dress again at work or on a date. It's seriously that fabulous! To add a little more "glam" to this dress, simple gold jewelry is the perfect compliment. AUrate New York designs high quality affordable fine jewelry for that modern chic woman. Each piece is crafted in New York and is  inspired by the city of New York and the diverse women and neighborhoods that make up its DNA. For every piece of jewelry sold, a book is donated to a child from an economically disadvantaged background. I love a brand that is always willing to give back and help others! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to a short work week and heading home for Thanksgiving break! Happy Monday everyone! Only a couple work days left before a nice long weekend!

XOXO

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: UNDER $100

11.19.2014


Gifts under $100
ROBE // IPHONE CHARGER // PLAID SCARF // NECKLACE // IPHONE CASE // LIP GLOSS PACK // BEANIE // HAND BRACELET // COFFEE GIFT SET

If you haven't even thought about holiday shopping yet, here is a great gift guide that will help you through that holiday stress of trying to figure out what to get. The great part about this gift guide is that everything is under $100! I am obsessing over this plaid scarf (can never have too many!) and I know this coffee set is going to make a great gift for my coffee lover friends. As the weather gets colder out, this beanie is a colorful yet practical gift that can be used all season long. I've already started planning out my gifts. I like to do all my shopping early so I can relax and not stress about last minute gifts. I had an amazing "friendsgiving" with my friends last night. It was so much fun and I have to say I think I officially gained five pounds from all the delicious food!! I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend!

XOXO

FLORAL ASYMMETRICAL DRESS






photos by Louisa Wells

I love a good floral dress that I can wear to work, on the weekends, or for special events. These pictures were shot a couple of months back, so don't worry I did not freeze my butt off!! This floral asymmetrical dress can easily be worn in the winter with a pair of opaque black tights (great dress for work!). Dresses can transition from one season after another. That's what I love most about a good versatile dress. I usually wear a dress during the holidays, especially a looser fitting one so I can eat more food (no shame!). I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family next week and can not wait for my "friendsgiving" dinner tomorrow with my closest friends. Happy Wednesday!!

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BUFFALO CHECK

11.17.2014







DKNY coat | JCREW shirt | URBAN OUTFITTERS jeans & beanie | H&M booties

photos by Jennifer Phang

I feel like fall weather has completely disappeared and winter has officially begun. It's officially time to bundle up here in the city. As the holiday approaches, I love all things red and this men's buffalo check is comfortable and versatile. Sometimes I like wearing men's tops for it's loose fitting and relaxed look. You can wear this layered with a fur or leather vest. You can even throw on a simple black poncho on top! I recently purchased this sleek simple black coat from the DKNY outlet (similar here) and I absolutely love it. I wear this almost everyday to work and I know this is a coat I can keep year after year. I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I enjoyed brunch with my girlfriends and saw Hardwell at Madison Square Garden! I am looking forward to a friendsgiving with my girls this week!

XOXO

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