January 30, 2015

Weekly Roundup: January 30, 2015

Finally, a new episode of SH*T GIRLS SAY.

WAVY HAIR TUTORIALS put to the test.

This TOTE is the perfect black bag for everyday and very roomy. Just how I like my bags - bottomless pits.

Rules that go with hearing the scary words "YOU DON'T REMEMBER ME, DO YOU?"

An interesting read on ABERCROMBIE & FITCH.


Favorite looks this week included LOUISE and SAMANTHA.


It's only been a month, but JOANNE FROGGATT is having a great year, and looks stunning.

Love these new nail polish colors from the Deborah Lippman WHISPER COLLECTION.


I'm a sucker for CREPES and with a different spin than I normally do these sound amazing.

And in case you missed it here on L&C...



Get ready to eat on Sunday with these SUPER BOWL RECIPES.

Image found via Pinterest. 

Modern Retreat in Brazil

I came across this hillside gem in the most recent issue of ELLE DECOR and was immediately drawn to it. While the modern style isn't one that appeals to me, what I loved was how this home sits in start contrast to the lush greenery that surrounds it. The open floor-plan, use of glass and concrete throughout, and minimalist decor all juxtapose the natural elements that surround the home.

All images via ELLE DECOR.

January 29, 2015

Full Thoughts

Or in other words, think of your present circumstances, whatever they may be, as your starting point or your square one. From this point, there is no clearly defined path for what is attainable or possible. It's all what you make of it from here. And that square one, or that starting point, will move around as life moves on.

January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day Cards

Whether you're in a relationship or not, it's always fun to get a card on Valentine's Day. Here are a few to spread some love and cheer to family, friends, or your loved one this year.

January 27, 2015

Super Bowl Recipes

Link to recipe below.
Even if your team isn't in the Super Bowl, it's still fun to hang out, watch the game (or maybe just the halftime show), and pig out. I've rounded up a few recipes that are simple to make and don't sacrifice on taste or calories. Because after one indulgent weekend, one more isn't really going to do that much damage to your waistline. So eat up and enjoy the game!

January 23, 2015

Weekly Roundup: January 23, 2015

Happy Friday! Short weeks are seriously the best.

COOKIES: get in my belly.

Something I desperately need to do is STREAMLINE MY WARDROBE. This post definitely helps.

A QUINOA BAKE recipe that needs to be made ASAP on my part. Yum!

CURLING IRON tricks to master. Especially if you want those VS waves.

Tried this BLAZER on and was obsessed, but debating about pulling the trigger...

And loving all of these PASHLIS.

LOVE this ROOM MAKEOVER with Honestly WTF and One Kings Lane. And here's the TUTORIAL for that lovely tassel basket.


January 22, 2015

100 Years of the "Perfect" Female Body

What follows below is a fascinating image found via GREATIST on how the female body has changed over the last 100 years. The ideal body for each decade reflects on what was popular during the time - broad shoulders, flat chests, padding for your booty, and how about the bread diet? I'd be up for that making a comeback. The important takeaway is that while it is hard not to chase what society deems sexy, you should embrace what your mama gave you, because as this clearly demonstrates, what is sexy or in is always changing.

January 21, 2015

Must-See Oscar Movies

The Oscars are slated for February 22nd and as usual, I haven't seen majority of the movies that are nominated. Here are a few nominees on my list that I hope to watch before the awards...

Birdman - Nominated for 9 awards including Best Picture and Michael Keaton for Best Actor.

The Imitation Game - Nominated for 8 awards including Best Picture and fan favorite/eye candy/sexy accent, Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor.

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Nominated for Best Picture and Wes Anderson for Best Director. I did see this one and, like most of Wes' movies, it was weird, but funny. And a great cast!

The Theory of Everything - Nominated for Best Picture, cutie Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor, and his on-screen wife Felicity Jones for Best Actress.

Gone Girl - Saw this, and totally recommend seeing the movie AND reading the book. Rosamund Pike is nominated for Best Actress for her creepy/crazy/psycho portrayal of Amy Dunn.

Selma - Only nominated for Best Picture. You can read the controversy HERE.

Into the Woods - The musical aspect doesn't appeal to me, but when Meryl Streep is nominated for Best Supporting Actress it's kind of a given.

The Judge - Robert Duvall is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

Wild - I heard mixed things, but since Reese Witherspoon is nominated for Best Actress I feel like I should give it a chance.

January 20, 2015

Warm Spinach Salad

When I made this warm spinach salad last week, it was gone in a heartbeat. For containing so few ingredients, I couldn't believe how delicious it was. This is another great recipe to have on hand for weeknights when you get home and are so ravenous you'll eat anything in sight. In less than 20 minutes, you can satisfy the hangry (hungry + angry) mess you've become with this healthy dinner.

January 16, 2015

Weekly Roundup: January 16, 2015

Work was super busy this week. With a big project on the horizon, I had things I wanted to write about but I was tired. So yes, I was just being lazy. With just a few things planned for the long weekend, I'm hoping to regroup and get back to business.

Taking a pop-up yoga class at THE PLAZA this weekend.

How well do you know 2014 POP CULTURE?

Have you heard of this? You can now send your enemies GLITTER.

This pup takes THE BUS!

What would you do if MAROON 5 crashed your wedding? Faint.

An interesting read on a TEENAGERS VIEW OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

The LULU FROST SALE. I want it all and now's the time to buy, because you could find something you've had your eye on for months on crazy sale...

SERIAL as a rom-com.

What it would be like to date JIMMY FALLON. Side-note: CANNOT WAIT to see him next week.

And in case you missed it here on L&C...



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January 13, 2015

White Bean Chipotle Dip

When I found THIS RECIPE I knew it was one I needed to make sooner rather than later and NYE was just the occasion to test it out. In 5 minutes (I kid you not) you have have a healthy appetizer that packs some serious heat. Paired with tortilla chips or crackers, this spread would go great on a pita with some veggies for a nice, light lunch.

January 12, 2015

2015 Golden Globes Fashion

Every time the Golden Globes roll around I realize I have a lot of movies I need to see before the Oscars. Last nights awards had some big winners for performances that were truly award worthy - Amy Adams, Matt Bomer, Joanne Froggatt, the list goes on. But as usual, the fashion takes the forefront because, let's be real, that's what those of us who haven't seen most of the movies tune in for. There were so many dresses I loved last night it was hard to narrow down who was my favorite, so here we go...

January 9, 2015

Weekly Roundup: January 9, 2014

As we wrap up the first full work-week of 2015, I'm already getting the sense that this year is going to FLY by and as much as that means another year older, I'm excited for all that's in store. But yet, as the weather continues to get colder, all I can think about is how badly I want a vacation. And again, I try to remind myself it's only the beginning of the year.

Thank you Refinery 29 for reading my mind. VACATIONS TO BOOK NOW.

Remember when I wrote about CAROLINE DE MAIGRET? Check out her gorgeous spread in THE EDIT.

Love THIS all black outfit and THIS one too!

Getting a kick out of this DOORMAT.

Pretty neat WIND MAP. God damn it's cold.

DEVON'S post has some great inspiration if you feel like you're in a wardrobe rut. Or remix how you wear your blazer a la AIMEE.

REBECCA ATWOOD'S gorgeous pillows are on ONE KINGS LANE. I first wrote about her in THIS POST when she was featured on the site earlier in 2014.

Preppy girls everywhere can rejoice. Target's newest collaboration has been announced and its with LILY PULITZER.

These NYC APARTMENTS are to die for.

This ROOM hasn't been touched in 100 years. So cool.

I've heard good things about ORANGETHEORY, so excited to give it a try when they open in NYC.

Adding this RECIPE to the collection of things to make in the new slow cooker we got for Christmas.

Very envious of this SHOE COLLECTION.

A simple interior DIY.

And in case you missed it here on L&C...



A simple recipe for CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP.

DOVECOTE. A fabulous home store in Westport, CT.

Kate Spade Saturday X West Elm

Have you seen the new WEST ELM collaboration with KATE SPADE SATURDAY? This collaboration pairs one of my favorite home stores with another favorite retailer. Resulting in designs that are bright, fun, yet stick to the WEST ELM design aesthetic. These pieces are sure to bring many good vibes to your home and not just on Saturdays. #welovesaturday

January 8, 2015

New Year, New Gear

If you're like me and one of your goals this year is to pick a workout routine and stick to it, it's easy to justify the need for some new fitness gear. And it's easier to at least want to workout when you have cute clothes, am I right?

January 7, 2015

It's All In The Details

When I stumbled upon this dream Pacific Palisades home on DOMAINE, my jaw nearly hit the floor. The light, neutral palette caught my eye, but what really did it for me were the details. You can tell that the interior designer, KISHANI PERERA, pays extremely close attention to detail. I mean check out the herringbone floor (!!), the tiles used throughout the home (!!!), THAT STAIRCASE! My god, this is what dreams are made of. One day Jen, one day. Until then, I'll swoon over these photos.

January 6, 2015

Chicken Noodle Soup

It seems as though everyone decided yesterday that they were going to post their Chicken Noodle Soup recipes, but I missed the memo. So here's the recipe I whipped up Sunday afternoon. This was perfect to come home to last night as the wind picked up here in NYC. Nothing better than a nice hot bowl of soup. Ok, maybe a mug of hot chocolate. But I took care of that too LAST NIGHT! Enjoy the soup recipe below - quick and easy!

January 5, 2015


A few weeks back, as I was doing some shopping in one of my favorite towns, Westport, CT, I stumbled into the lovely home design store DOVECOTE. Opened by Sarah Kaplan, the store features chic furniture, antiques, and furnishing picks which reflect the owner and designer's truly impeccable taste. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or stylish accents, DOVECOTE will have it. Get inspired by the fabulous decor below.

January 2, 2015

Weekly Roundup: January 2, 2015

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2015 is here. Wow! I feel as though 2014 just flew by. But onto bigger and better things. With a low-key weekend on the agenda, I can't wait to start this year feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Dying to get a GoPro and try THIS on my dog. I've always wondered what she does when we're gone...

Love these looks from KRYSTAL, MERRITT, HELENA, and JULIA.

Need to make this TOSTADA recipe.

The French woman's 5 STYLE ESSENTIALS.

An interesting read on the decline of MOVIE QUOTES.


If one of your goals/resolutions is to eat healthier like mine, check out this post which includes 16 WEEKS OF HEALTHY RECIPES.

And in case you missed it:


2015 GOALS.

2015 Planners & Calendars

I love planners and calendars. At any time I have at least 2-3 either on my desk or in my possession. And that's in addition to my Google calendar. Here are just a few that caught my eye this year.


January 1, 2015

2015 Goals

Happy New Year! Call them what you will - goals, resolutions, etc. - they are good to have. I've put a few together for myself to help motivate me this year. Here's to 2015! 

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