March 2, 2015

Black, White and Leopard

Sundry pants, F21 sweater, Hermes bag, Current/Elliott tank, Converse sneakers
 Say hello to my favorite new pair of pants.  I never thought I could pull off leopard pants until I found these.  They're a hybrid of leggings and sweats and they're perfect in every possible way.  Not to mention, they're probably the most comfortable pants I've ever worn.

On a side note...sorry for the brief blog hiatus.  If there's one thing I've learned since becoming a mom, it's that I can't do it all.  I used to stress about not being able to consistently update my blog, but I've learned to let that go.  Sometimes the blog will just have to take a back to seat to, well...life.  I hope everyone had a great weekend! 
 

February 20, 2015

Chia Seed Pudding


 If "healthy" pudding exists, I think I've found it.  Next to an Açaí bowl, Chia seed pudding is my new favorite mid-day snack.  Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids which makes them healthy AND filling.  After tasting this pudding at a trendy lunch spot, I was determined to make my own.  I found this easy recipe and let's just say it was all gone within a day.
 

Ingredients:
1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
1 cup plain low-fat (I used non-fat and it came out fine!) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup, plus 4 teaspoons for serving
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Chia seeds
sliced berries of your choice
  
Directions:
In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt until just blended
Whisk in the Chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.  Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. 
Cover and refrigerate overnight
The next day, spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses.
Top with berries.  Enjoy!

February 16, 2015

Summer in Winter

Joie top, random brand lace shorts, J.Crew sandals, Linea Pelle clutch c/o
Not much to say other than it was hotter than you know what this past weekend.  You'd think that I would be used to the endless summer that is Los Angeles, but this east coast girl misses the cold!  I know, I know...boo hoo.  Since I hate shopping for summer clothes, I threw together some of my favorite lightweight pieces that I've had in my closet for quite some time.  All are oldies, but definitely goodies. 

Maya Brenner mini "E" necklace c/o, Earrings c/o Cecilia Gonzales