Shoes, Jessica Simpson Wexxson Wedges | Skirt, Forever 21 | Bracelet, Madewell Glider Bangle
Bag, Zara | Blouse, Nordstrom Rack
Hey, do you follow my wedding boards on Pinterest? Well, here's a blatant shout out....
I am lazy. I just am, don't question me on that. When I'm home alone I find it very hard to do a lot more than is absolutely necessary to provide for myself. That makes breakfast and lunch (the two meals I eat at home, alone almost everyday) the biggest challenges towards my fitness, health and weight loss goals. Also, I want healthy, real ingredients, lots of protein and I don't want to feel deprived. Lazy and greedy. I want it all.
Fortunately, with a little planning, a good grocery list and some light portion control, all of this can be possible! Here's my current menu, with prep time and calories. Easy, peesy.
p.s. lazy as I am, I have found that taking the time to "plate" my food makes a big difference in the "not feeling deprived" department... therefore, prep time includes food arranging.
Read Part One
Now, derby devotees swear that women at these events are all about the shoes and the hats. To which I reply, pffffft. Of course they care about the dress. They may pick the dress to match the hat, but at the end of the day, the dress is everything. So if your style is more Olsen Twin than Tory Burch, I picked my favorite dresses that embrace all the things I love about derby while still appeasing the manic pixie dream girl who lives inside me and urges me to dye my hair pink.
Floral chiffon is a derby staple, but this look is much more rock'n'roll than any chiffon dress I have seen, ever. Plus the midi-length and cap sleeves keep the cut-outs a little demure.
Floral Chiffon Gone Totally Rogue (FreePeople)
Last year when I attended the Guardsmen's first annual kentucky derby shindig, I rocked a polka dot crop top and gigintic, billowy silk patterned maxi skirt. I paired it with a cloche hat (and clip on bangs.) While I become preppier and preppier with each passing day, I can't seem to shake my hippy, bohemian roots. And so, as this years derby fast approaches, I've started pulling images for my inspiration board as I begin to assemble my ensemble. I'm sensing that this years outfit will fall into the paler end of color spectrum (white/blush/khaki) and that my hat will be of the cloche or clipped in variety. More on this topic coming soon....
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Like all my recipes this is easy easy easy - a little chop chop, mix, throw on a pan and then serve. But it looks and smells like crispy, succulent heaven. Easy and fancy? I'm in.
Form meets function - so if for example you never want a drop of sunlight to come near your face you need some rad hat to make it so. But what if it's 64 degrees? Too hot for a jacket- too cold for a shirt... Boom. Sweater weather. Skinny jeans (these are SUPER SOFT) and my beloved birks (got to wear them while they are still in style!
And this is what happens:
Here's the TMI- I am trapped in my house today because my beloved puppy has explosive upset tummy. We can't leave him, lest he need to go out and handle his business. So, like any good fashion blogger wannabe I decided this was the perfect opportunity to test out some potential outfits for my homegirl Tartan & Sequins much anticipated Easter brunch. I'm not sure this will be the winner (I am at the whim of my hair and what it decides to do any given morning) but the clothes were here, so why not.
So, admittedly, I am not the best recipe follower. I can admit when I have problems. This morning I promised my "I gave up sweets for lent" host a chocolatey, gooey treat but when I went to make the recipe this morning realized a) I forgot to get the main ingredient (peanut butter) AND I neglected to read the part that said the dough must be chilled for two hours AT LEAST. OOps.
What I did have was leftover ingredients from my cheese puffs from friday and a bunch of other standard pantry baking ingredients and so I thought WHY NOT? And switched out all the cheese for cocoa and brown sugar.
(adapted from this cheese puff recipe from the Kitchn)