Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekend Wear: Diagonal Stripes (Part 2)




| Dress - F21 | Purse - The Limited | Sandals - Ralph Lauren | Jacket - Oldnavy |

I enjoyed my three day weekend, did you? I cooked a couple of vegan meals and got in some great workouts.  Picking out outfits wasn't at the top of my list so I grabbed something I knew worked.  This outfit is repeat of this dress I purchased two summers ago.  When I am feeling lazy it's always easy to grab a good foundation piece and switch up the shoes, purse, etc.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Color-blocked




| Peplum - F21 | Skirt - The Limited | Pumps - BCBG | Belt - Etsy |

This outfit is a wonderful contrast to my Black on Black post from Tuesday.  When I headed to Wynwood to take outfit pics I had no idea I would find this perfectly color-blocked wall.  I was actually looking for this mural but sadly it had been painted over. However, I ended up with a wonderful backdrop that looks amazing with this outfit. I have worn this same color-blocked color combo three times previously here, here and here.  Maybe it's time to retire all red and pink outfits after this, lol. 

I added my leopard pumps as my neutral instead of going with a standard nude shoe.  I think the leopard makes the outfit a little more interesting.  This color combo is pretty bold for me. Y'all know I love wearing neutrals but every once in awhile it's fun to shake things up.

What colors do you wear when you feel like you need to brighten up your outfits?




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Black on Black





 

| Dress - Gap (sold out online) | Purse - Target | Booties - Dolce Vita | 
| Necklaces - Forever 21 |

So this outfit was inspired by my friend Kerissa, she posted a picture on her facebook page  a few weeks ago wearing a fitted midi dress and long cardigan and I loved it. As it would happen right before Christmas I found this dress on Gap.com.  It was full price and y'all know I was NOT paying full price no matter how much I wanted it.  Of course waiting paid off and the Gap had a 60% off sale.  Online the dress didn't really look like much but I could tell it had potential.  I actually need to have it taken in under my arms so it fits better around my torso.  Sometimes I just want to hurry up and wear my clothes and not have to worry about alterations but of course alternations are always give you the best fit.  Once this dress has been fitted I think it would look amazing with my leopard or white blazer.

I changed my hair again, do you guys like it? I love it.  It definitely fits into this edgy look that I am serving, lol. I believe this is a good first outfit post for 2015!


 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Local Love: Deliver Lean

If you have been following my blog for sometime then you know that I am a vegetarian/pescetarian with vegan tendencies.  The last three months of 2014 were difficult for me and I was stressing over everything it seemed like.  I wasn't keeping up with my weekly meal prep and I felt it.  I knew that after returning from my Christmas vacation I had to refocus on my overall wellness.  I given the opportunity to try a five days of gourmet meals via Deliver Lean and I happily accepted! I knew I could use this opportunity to get my eating habits back on track.  I recieved compentsation

My first food delivery arrived Monday January 5th and was waiting for me when I returned from my 5am workout.  Normally, I would have a smoothie or green juice. Instead I opened my Monday breakfast container and warmed my food in the oven while I got ready for work.


scrambled eggs with poblano peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese & quinoa sweet potato cakes 

As you can see I had so many great items to choose from and each meal was between 300-400 calories, prepared freshly with local premium ingredients and includes a balance of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. 

 balsamic onions & rapini over whole wheat linguine with blistered tomatoes

 green noodles & sesame kale with steamed rainbow chard, sweet red peppers & lemon quinoa 

From start to finish my experience with Deliver Lean was amazing.  I loved every single meal that I ate and even tried new foods like rapini, rainbow chard, and buckwheat.  I also shared the snacks and deserts with my co-workers who hate anything vegan or vegetarian. Of course they were shocked ate how great "real" food tastes. Deliver Lean had me covered with breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and deserts not to mention the cold-pressed juices from OnJuice.


Deliver Lean is extending an offer to Curves and Confidence readers! Receive three days free with the purchase of any four week plan including: traditional, paleo, vegeterian, vegan and gluten-free.  They deliver in the South Florida area from Kendall to Jupiter and meal plans start as low as $8.95 per meal. 

Have you ever tried a meal delivery service? If so what what your experience? How do you re-boot after going through a stressful period?

I received compensation for my participation, thank you to Deliver Lean for supporting blogs and blogger brands.