On the Blog:
- Sharing a fitting room review of recent fab finds at Anthropologie (sale items are an additional 30% off this weekend!)
- A casual look for those in between spring and summer days
- Vanilla Coconut Cookies and a Memorial Day recipe inspiration round-up
- Acai bowls and fresh green juice on Instagram
Around the Web:
- I need to get back to Trader Joe’s to try out this Mango Jicama Slaw.
- Barre3 rounds up summer beach reads
- I made a variation of this roasted chickpea taco salad earlier this week and it was so good@
- My go-to lunch salad
- Warm weather outfit inspiration — finally!
- A yet to be created recipe…. any requests?
There are so many amazing Memorial Day sales this weekend! Here are a few:
- Loft has 60% off summer favs + all sale items and 40% off new arrivals. See my recent review here. I’m also dying to try on this tank and these shorts as well!
- Up to 40% off at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale through 6/5. I’m loving these studded espadrilles and these gorgeous yoga leggings.
- ShopBop has a crazy sale going on now too. This dress and these sandals are hanging out in my shopping bag.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Whenever I go to Charlottesville, I always try to make time to stop by Anthropologie, just to admire the gorgeous displays mostly and occasionally try on a few items that I just can’t resist walking by.
This past week when I was there, they had a ton of cute new summer items and a few items on sale, so I grabbed a few and headed to the dressing room–here’s what I tried on:
Cloth & Stone Washed Chambray Popover. This dress is seriously the perfect chambray dress! It’s a little on the short side, even at my 5’4 but the overall fit was amazing–highly recommend!
Pilcro Hyphen Chino Shorts. I’ve always loved relaxed cuff shorts like these and this pair is no exception. They come in a ton of colors too and are so soft and comfortable.
Paper Crown Lake District Button-down . I love Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown line and this shirt is super cute. The buttons are a little heavy but it’s a total steal on sale.
Hei Hei Sightseer Roll-Ups. Pants like these may not be the most flattering but they’re always my go-to for days of comfy lounging.
Dolan Blocked Heather Pullover. This shirt was another sale find. It was soft and comfortable, though a tad bit long in the back.
Akemi + Kin Lace-Up Swing Tank. This tank is so adorable! The price is a bit steep ($58,) for a tank but that detailing in the back is to die for.
Can you believe it’s already almost Memorial Day weekend? I for one can’t wait–I’m more than ready to kick off summer!
If you’re cooking at home this weekend, here’s a little recipe inspiration to get you going.
The weather here has not fully embraced late spring/early summer and keeps oscillating back and forth between weeks of 70s and weeks of 50s, which makes it hard to figure out what to wear each day.
My winter gear is stashed away for the season, but it’s been too cold for shorts and/or dresses and skirts without tights, and so I’ve been trying to incorporate spring-like items into my wardrobe at least that look seasonal but still keep me warm.
This outfit may be pretty basic, but it is definitely full of my favorite things, just like I like it!
Booties: Sam Edelman
Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend? I spent most of the weekend preparing for and/or auditioning for my first musical in over 6 years. I won’t know until later this week if I got in, but it felt great to participate in the process again, to say the least!
As soon as school ended last week, I knew I needed to up my snack game since I haven’t had time to really cook for awhile. I love that these look and taste like cookies but are actually perfectly healthy and filling snacks.
I’ve been keeping them in the fridge to have on hand throughout the day!
Vanilla Coconut Cookies
Makes about 8
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Aloha Vanilla Bean Protein Powder)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together coconut flour, vanilla protein, baking powder and salt.
In a medium bowl, beat together coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond milk.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed.
Fold in the coconut and cacao nibs.
Form into balls and flatten onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes and let cool before serving.
Time: 25 minutes
Adapted from Aloha.com