- Texture (Does it look like it feels cool? Fuzzy is the new black)
- Proportion (Unexpected shapes makes outfits interesting)
- Athluxe (A word I learned in fashion school that means making gym clothes chic)
- Turtlenecks (10 y.o. me would be mortified)
Neutrals (Sometimes when I’m feeling crazy I wear taupe)
Let me tell you what, it got cold real quick. The dramatic, quick transition from fall to antarctica was impressive and uncomfortable. Just like when I try to flirt with men at a bar.
This week’s Monday playlist is called Cold Snap. A shout out to my killer co-workers who have the best taste in music and pointed me towards some of these tracks without even meaning too. (Don’t worry guys! Just lurking over your shoulder while you’re Spotifying! )
Last week was HECTIC, but I’m back on my blog game this week.
Speak to you SOON!
I want to start out this post by giving a shout to to anyone who has ever completed a successful Whole30 or Paleo diet program because that shit is hard stick to. Seriously, congratulations, I don’t know how you successfully said no to pancakes at breakfast (I don’t want to hear about your special flours right now) or how you decided you didn’t need french fries at 2AM after that halloween party with all the jello shots, but you did it. Kudos. Mazel tov. And I…didn’t.
I should preface by saying that, although I’ve adopted some Whole30 and Paleo principles to my life recenlty, I never really fully committed to one of the newest crazes. I left myself the salvation of brunch, occasional emergency burritos (gluten/dairy free of course) and the “I deserve this” chocolate chip cookie to interrupt a stressful day. I have, however, introduced a whole slew of new vegetables and fruits into my diet as well as cutting out most dairy, gluten and sugar (don’t revisit the aforementioned cookie right now.) I’m eating more meat than usual to get my protein fix and backing that up with an hour of working out every other day. I definitely do feel better and can tell the difference in my mood and overall being when I interrupt my healthy flow, so I think I’m going to keep this thing up.
As I write this, I’m sitting here (petrified that my old, tiny oven in my ancient studio apartment is probably going to catch my dutch oven on fire) deeply inhaling the aromas of apple porkchops wafting through my apartment so I thought I’d list out a few of my favorite Clean/paleo/whole30 substitutes and recipes from the past couple of weeks:
Breakfast- Last weekend one of my favorite new Seattle friends and I decided to make brunch instead of going out like we normally do on Sundays. We made these baked eggs , brought to us by Minimalist Baker and they were to diiiiie for. Another breakfast option I’ve been loving is a bowl with strawberries and walnuts topped with a splash of hemp/coconut milk. The Tempt brand has an unsweetened one that is everything to me.*
Lunch//Dinner – Pasta is such a quick easy meal when you’re eating like a normal human, but turns out wheat pastas/noodles aren’t as good for you as vegetables. One of my favorite pasta alternatives so far has been zucchini pasta. This recipe calls for fresh cranberries and pinenuts (how festive for fall, right?) but on my second batch I subbed for blueberries and slivered almonds and it was AWESOME. Highly recommend. The pork chops that are currently flooding my apartment with savory aromas and audible stomach growling symphonies can be found here.
*I know that with most of these programs you’re supposed to make your own milks/not have any at all but let me live a little, ya’ll. I’m new at this
**I’m not a dietician or really even good at dieting so take everything I just said with a grain of salt (but not too much or you’ll bloat, AMIRIGHT?)
Eating healthy doesn’t suck. Pro tip: You probably will get sick less this cold season if you just give it a little extra effort. Sleep, Water, Excercise, Healthy diet. Do yourself a favor and feel better.
Well daylight savings time is in effect; the days get shorter and the light gets less and less. This can only mean one thing: winter is coming.
Just kidding it can mean other things too like:
- The holiday season is upon us
- I was in a better mood today when I remembered I got an extra hour of sleep
- I’ll feel a lot more validated getting into bed at 8pm because it’ll seem “late”
Regardless, it’s Monday and no matter what time it is where you are it’s certainly time for a playlist. Went with mellow vibes for this week. Check it!
Speak to you soon!
I’ve been on the hunt for home-inspo ever since the new apartment hunt has gotten more serious. I’m dying to find some antique Eames chairs, some innovative shelving solutions, and all the indoor green plants.
As far as the new place goes? I’m aiming for something with more natural light. And something with more of a downstairs that is a pizza restaurant.
Where do you get your best home inspo/decor?
Speak to you soon!
Well we’ve made it to Halloween week. The week when cobwebs are acceptable, being spooked is the norm and… Christmas music has started to play in three too many stores already. I can’t even talk about the commercials that have already started airing.
ONE HOLIDAY AT A TIME, AMERICA, COME ON.
Monday playlist this week is upbeat to keep you moving through this eerie week. Halloween is next weekend, so if you’re still trying to figure out your costume hopefully this list can get you through your fierce brainstorming sesh about how you’ll achieve being the most cleverly decked out at your upcoming masquerade.
(Pro tip: Marco YOLO is a great route to go).
Speak to you soon,