Little White Dress

04 September 2015

With labor day weekend officially upon us I figured it was time to give this little white dress one more wear before I send her back to the racks until Spring. Now, I'm all for wearing white after labor day but I'm itching to pile on the layers, leather and fringe come fall so it's time to rotate all my summer favorites out. 

What are you wearing this weekend?

Dress Chicwish, Shoes Shoes Of Prey, Bag Vintage
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Summer Favorite: Frappé

03 September 2015



frappe made with stevia
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth. I would gladly trade any cocktail for something chocolate on any given day. It has, and will always be my vice and I’m totally ok with that. So, when I needed a little something to sweeten my frappé recipe over the weekend I gave Born Sweet® Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener a try and found myself pleasantly surprised. No funny aftertaste and zero calories, and derived from extract of Mother Nature’s stevia plant? I’ll take it. Just sprinkle into my coffee, tea, and/or any of my favorite beverages {including cocktails!} and voila, a taste of sweet excitement. It’s like indulging in my guilty pleasure, without the guilt.


Back to the frappé, we’re all about them in our house and neighborhood. Like most greek specialties in Astoria, the frappe is in no shortage. We have our favorite spot around the corner when we’re out and are craving the cold sweet frothy drink. But let’s be real, It’s  ridiculously easy to make and you’ll never want to go back to plain iced coffee again.


Now, mine doesn’t quite rival the one from the neighborhood bodega, but I will say it comes close and it takes all of two minutes, without the $3 per single serving. Plus, I get to choose what to sweeten it with...
Here’s what you need:
2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee
1-2 packets Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
Water, Milk & Ice Cubes


Start by spooning the coffee and Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener into a large jar or cup. Fill with about 6-8 oz of water.
Mix with immersion blender (or put it in a blender) and blend until frothy.


Pour into a tall glass with ice cubes, top off with milk (optional).
Enjoy.


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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In Review: Physicians Formula’s Argan Wear™ Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush

01 September 2015

Because my skin is so fair I almost always opt to add a little color to my cheeks to give me the illusion of a more rosy glow, regardless of the time of year. More often than not I struggle to find the right pigment for my coloring or find that some powdered blushes give a strong matte finish instead of blending into my skin’s tone and texture. It’s almost like I swiped a paintbrush across my face, which is less than cute anywhere outside of Halloween. A natural glow is key.

So, I’ve found myself more and more partial to Physicians Formula’s Argan Wear™Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose. The lightweight, creamy formula infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil treats skin with ultra-nourishing ingredients and delivers a healthy glow as if you escaped to Morocco. Faux vacation skin? I’ll take it.

For me, the Argan Oil makes all the difference in the texture of the formula and application process. It goes on smooth and I’ve found that just a little bit goes a long way. Plus it doesn’t hurt to have some skin improving benefits as well, as Argan oil has been found to improve skin’s brightness, tone and texture (It’s also great for hair!). I’m personally enamored with rosy hue and the light-reflecting pigments that give the illusion of a lit-from-within glow. Truth be told, when it comes to Physicians Formula I’ve never met a product I didn’t love, but you already know this...
Have you tried the Physicians Formula’s Argan Wear™ Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blushes? If so, What did you think?
This post was sponsored by Physicians Formula. As always all opinions are 100% my own, thank you for supporting brands that make this blog possible. 
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Neoprene Crop Top + Monday Mingle

31 August 2015

We're already fully aware that I can't resist a crop + midi pairing, I'm convinced it's the way things should be. So, when I found these amazing cropped tops I felt like it was a bit of a game changer for me. I want to wear them with absolutely everything, all the time. Also, they were only $10 a pop, and they feel super luxe (love neoprene!}. The white one is perfect paired with this midi skirt that I've been hiding in my closet because I couldn't find 'the right' shirt to go with it. Problem Solved. 

I'm guest hosting Monday Mingle this week with Bon Bon Rose Girls, Thirty Something Fashion and MomTrends, link up and say hey to everyone! 

Top Burlington, Skirt Chicwish, Shoes Sole Society, Bag DSW




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Watermelon Raspberry Lime Pops

30 August 2015

I don't know about you guys but I'm just about ready for fall. Sure, summer is slowly wrapping up and starting to cool off, but it's still pretty warm here. Which is probably why I've found myself looking for ways to cool off without having to indulge in ice cream or iced coffee.

So, when I ran into Zico last week at the InStyle Summer Social I decided to get creative with their new coconut water flavors, I personally love the Pineapple & Watermelon Raspberry. Since I'm a fan of frozen treats I opted to try my hand at popsicles with the Watermelon Raspberry flavor and the addition of real watermelon and a dash of fresh lime juice. The end result? Perfection. 

If you're new to the Zico brand, each serving contains 5 electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium - as much as a banana) and their coconut water is sourced directly from 100's of coconut farmers in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, most of which have been family owned for generations. Plus it has has zero fat and zero cholesterol and is gluten free. 

Watermelon Raspberry Lime {Coconut Water} Pops
1/2 Cup Zico Watermelon Raspberry Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Watermelon, Cubed
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice

In a blender combine coconut water, watermelon and lime juice until smooth. 

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours (or until solid). 

Enjoy. 

Don't forget to check out Zico.com for updates and discounts.


Sponsored by InStyle on behalf of Zico
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Get Your Mod On

28 August 2015

Alright ladies last call on the Bonnie dress {$84}. Pre-order is wrapping up this weekend and going to straight to production. So, head over and grab a little mod motivation for under $100. Can't you just see her now with opaque tights and winged liner?

Don't forget shipping is worldwide and she'll be heading to your closet in October!

{Psst. remember to share your Bonnie pictures once she arrives!}

First post & inspiration, here.
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