Wednesday Worst!

This post is proof that you can go from the best dressed celeb to the worst in almost the blink of an eye! A few weeks ago I posted this picture of Victoria Justice. 

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I loved the way she looked here! So sleek and sexy! This bold print mini dress is seriously gorgeous… I want it. And her hair looks perfect. But you can read that whole post here. I don’t want to dive into it all again. Anyway…. She is a beautiful girl, hands down. However, being beautiful doesn’t always translate well to your wardrobe. In this picture, she looks like a grown up.. not a Disney star. Not so much in today’s picture… take a look.

 

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Here she screams DISNEY STAR!! So much layering going on with this outfit. She has a striped tank top on under a white tee shirt under a very busy printed button up. All of this with some cuffed denim shorts… Not terrible although it is quite a lot for your eyes to take in… but if your eyes go lower you land on mid-calf high black leather boots. Say what?? They are so out of place with this whole outfit. It’s really just strange to me! From the torso up it’s super busy and from the legs down it’s so miss-matched! This outfit, however funkadelic it may be, would have been salvageable with some cute sandals since she’s clearly going for a laid-back look here… or at least I think she is? With the boots I’m seriously not sure. On the flip side, her hair and makeup looks flawless, as always, so she has that going for her, but the rest of this… major fail for me. Black leather boots are never a go-to when you’re wearing denim shorts… come on now!

What do you guys think? Are you digging the S&M boots with the day-at-the-beach outfit? (I don’t think you are.. but you never know!) Until next time kiddies. Kisses!

 

Recipe: Almond Banana Smoothie

This is, BY FAR, my favorite thing to have for breakfast… or lunch. I literally have one almost every single day. It’s the most delicious smoothie I’ve ever tasted. I’m not a huge fruit person… in fact… I hate most fruit. Pineapple is about the only thing I’ll ever actually want. Come at me with an apple and I’ll hit you. Unless it’s covered in caramel and candy… then it’s ok. My point is, I hate super fruity smoothies. I just can’t stomach them. So this is the perfect one for me.

This smoothie recipe is located in my Paleo cookbook and it’s SO easy to make (especially if you have a Ninja Kitchen) that I figured I’d share.

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1 banana
2 Tablespoons Almond Butter
3 ice cubes.
1 cup coconut milk (i’m using almond/coconut milk here… just as good)
a pinch of cinnamon. (and a little for garnish)

And you obviously combine all of the ingredients in a blender or Ninja Kitchen. I cut up the banana into pieces to make it blend faster… which I’m sure is what everyone does. And that’s it! Top it off with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and there ya have it… the best damn smoothie ever! It takes me about 2 minutes total to make this every morning, I have it down to a science now. Try it out, let me know what you think! Enjoy. xo

Tunesday Spotlight: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Aloha, loves! It’s freaking cold today! It was so nice out yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to spend a large portion of the day outdoors. I was hoping it was going to be equally as nice out today because my friend and I have standing play dates with the kiddies every Tuesday and we like to take them for long walks when it’s nice out. Maybe next week, it is supposed to warm up again. Fingers crossed!

Anyway. Here’s my song of the week. It’s Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, literally sitting around a table singing some of their best songs. This is one of my absolute favorite songs of theirs! When the album version comes on in my car I turn it up as loud as humanly possible and sing along at the top of my lungs til I’m blue in the face. SUCH a good song. Enjoy!

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Things I Never Needed

Recipe: Citrus Beef Salad Stir Fry [Paleo]

It’s recipe time, my loves! This is one of my favorite recipes from our Paleo cookbook. I’m a huge stir fry person. I don’t know why, but I really like it. They have a whole section in this book on stir fry so I’m pretty much in my glory here. Anyway. Here is the recipe for Citrus Beef Salad Stir Fry:

IMG_2958What you need:
cooking fat (coconut oil)
Stir Fry Beef (if you can’t find it already packaged, just buy 1 pound tender cut beef and cut it into thin strips).
1 onion – sliced
2 cloves garlic – minced
2 lemons – peeled and segmented. – Use the peel for 1 tsp. zest
2 oranges – peeled and segmented. Use the peel for 1 tsp. zest
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (from lemon #2)
1 Tablespoon orange juice (from orange #2)
1 tsp fresh ginger – grated
A big bunch of spinach (If you’re a big spinach fan like I am, use A LOT of spinach because it wilts down to almost nothing after you cook it for a few minutes.


Directions:
Step 1: Melt 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large frying pan. Stir-fry the beef until ALMOST fully browned.
Step 2: Before it cooks completely, remove the beef from the pan and set it aside.
Step 3: Add a little less than a tablespoon of coconut oil (the pan will still have juices in it from the meats) and add in the ginger, onion, and garlic. Stir fry for about three minutes.
Step 4: Return beef to pan and add lemon & orange juices. Bring to a boil. Add the bunch of spinach.
Step 5: Cook only for about another minute or two, just until the spinach wilts.
Step 6: Serve over bed of segmented oranges and lemons, top with the zest for garnish.

And viola! There you have it, kids. My favorite paleo stir fry recipe so far. It’s super yummy. Try it out tonight and tell me watcha think! Also, in the book it says it serves 4… but I’d say this is more for like 3 people. Matt and I finished almost all of it. I’d add a little more spinach & beef if you’re cooking for 4 people. Use the amounts I listed above if it’s just you and one other person. Hope this helps! Until next time, kisses!

Wednesday Worst!

Remember Zenon? From those Disney movies? (I was obviously obsessed with them. After watching the Jetsons religiously when I was younger the future was the bees knees for me). If you don’t remember, this is what that little future dweller looked like.

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Bringing you right back isn’t it? Ok, so now that we have that covered, really soak this in. I feel as though my pick for Wednesday worst took a little style inspiration from Zenon here.

Brandy

brandy-norwood-290Zedis lapedis, Brandy! (see what I did there? ha ha ha) Anyway. Really though… what in the world? This is very Moesha of you, and not very 2013 Brandy of you. Knit mesh tops should ONLY, and I repeat ONLY, be worn while frolicking into the sunset on a beach. The silver hardware from her neck, to her skirt, to her shoes screams matchy-matchy. And the embellished leather jacket thrown over this look, where the hell did that come from? Nothing works with each other here, for me, at least. It’s just a big ball of hott mess. And, ok, your weave Brandy…. I’ve heard of texture but this is just cray. Come on girl you are better than this! Seriously though, that skirt looks like one of those things you put on the windshield of your car on a super sunny day to keep the seats from getting too hot. woof. All right, this is coming off pretty harsh but I had to go there. A sleek, fitted, solid black top would have maybe salvaged this look (and a comb), because the pieces aren’t 100% horrible by themselves. I will say that. There.

Alright kids, what do you think? Zenon, or Icon? You decide! Until next time, kisses!

 

Tunesday Spotlight: 18 Visions

Ok funny story about my tune this week. Well, actually, funny stories. I was feeling very uninspired musically this week so I decided I’d open my iTunes and just post the first song that came up on random. Well the first song that came up was by this band, 18 Visions, and it was called Broken Hearted. I really, really like that song and wanted to share it with you guys but it didn’t have a real music video so I went with another goodie by these guys. So that’s the first (completely unfunny) story. Here’s the second. The first time I saw these guys was, I think, my freshman year of college. I went to see my friend Lynam’s band play somewhere in Scranton, PA… so random. They were opening for these guys and Hinder, even more random! And I’m not bias or anything, but I think those guys should have opened for Lynam… just saying. Anyway, long story short, you can still smoke at clubs and bars in PA (or could at the time, I don’t know the laws now) and someone dropped a cigarette and the whole place caught on fire 10 minutes into Hinder’s encore. The fire was pretty close to the back of the club and I’m sure someone put it out almost immediately, but the sprinklers even came on and the entire venue went into sheer panic mode. I was in the front row (after fighting, physically fighting, with a 45 year old groupie all night to keep my spot) and had a really hard time getting out of the club. All of the sudden as I was elbowing my way towards the one and only exit in this stupid place, the red seas parted to let the lead singer of 18 Visions out of the place. Literally, people stepped aside to make sure this guy got out alive. What the hell? Well I took full advantage of this… grabbed on to the guys shirt, and let him pull me to safety, haha! So he basically saved my life. Kind of.. the club didn’t burn down or anything but it was pretty terrifying at the time. Imagine literally over a thousand people trying to funnel through one tiny little doorway all at once. How is that even legal? Anyway… I’m getting off track here. The point is, I really enjoyed this band and the song I chose to use is so soft and ballad-ish for them. They used to be a very hardcore band (they’ve since broken up, tear). But if you dig this, you should take a gander at some of their other business, it’s pretty sick.

18 Visions – Tonightless 

I found a couple pictures from that night buried deep in my Facebook page. They were literally taken in November of 2006 (I remember it all too well now). Look at my hair! And entire outfit in general. Aye aye aye!

This is me and James, the front man that saved my life. This was taken after the show… haha see how excited I am to be alive?
My brother Shay, Jacob, and me on Lynam’s tour bus before the show. Jacob is the front man for Lynam & also Steven Adler’s new band, Adler. Jacob & I totally look like an adorable little couple, don’t we? haha!

Moody Monday

Hello my loves! A very happy Monday to you! If you are in New Jersey right now, you may have a hard time grasping the fact that it really is Spring outside, considering it’s snowing. SNOWING! [insert angry face emoji here] It’s hard enough to put yourself in a good mood on Mondays, and this stupid confusing weather outside is 100% not helping. However, we must do whatever we can to remind ourselves that after Monday comes the rest of the week, and after the rest of the week, the weekend! And with that comes warmer weather. So perk up, ladies and gents! The best is yet to come. :]

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