December 17, 2014

The One

Rag & Bone jeans, Fiorentini + Baker boots 
 After months of trying on countless leather jackets, my hunt for "the one" has ended.  Silver hardware, lots of zippers, buttery soft leather and an edgy moto vibe are all of the qualities I've been searching for in a great leather jacket.  This one, by Anine Bing is everything and then some.  I paired it with my favorite striped top (seriously, I wear this shirt with everything), skinny moto jeans and biker boots for a casual/cool look that was perfect for a chilly Saturday afternoon.

December 15, 2014

Oxford Wedge

360 sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Forever 21 shoes
About two years ago, Celine debuted a black and white oxford wedge that I loved from the moment I saw them.  They had a menswear inspired vibe, and were funky, edgy and girly all at the same time.  The problem was, they were sold out everywhere and I was never able to track down a pair in my size.  Well, I recently found these beauties at Forever 21 and let me tell you, they are pretty much identical to the Celine pair.  If you don't believe me, take a look right here.  I decided to go for a tomboyish look in my slouchy sweater and boyfriend jeans, but can't wait to pair them with a skirt and black tights for a modern, feminine look.

December 11, 2014

Homemade Açaí Bowl

I'm not sure if this is an L.A. thing or not, but Açaí bowls (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) seem to be everywhere around here.  After seeing countless people eating them, I had to give one a try.  Not only are they extremely healthy, they taste absolutely incredible.  Seriously, I could eat one  It's the perfect breakfast, lunch or post workout snack that's filling and packed with vitamins and antioxidants.  If you're not familiar with the health benefits of the Açaí berry, just do a quick Internet search and you'll be amazed.  Instead of paying $8+ for an Açaí bowl at my local juice bar, I decided to make my own at home.  The end result was just as good, if not better!  Here's how:

2 frozen Açaí berry smoothie packs (I found mine at Costco, but most health food stores carry them)
2 - 3 bananas
1/2 cup coconut water (you can also use juice, rice milk or almond milk)
Berries (I used strawberries)
Handful of low-fat granola
Coconut flakes

Blend 2 frozen Açaí berry packs (packs must be frozen or the end result will be too watery) with 1 1/2 bananas and 1/2 cup coconut water until you have a thick, pudding like texture (about 5 seconds).
 Top with sliced banana, strawberry, granola and coconut flakes.
Serve right away and enjoy!