I recently spied a pair of Gucci loafers on a fellow blogger and needed to get them for myself. I have held off on all the slip on Gucci loafers with the fur and without because I was really waiting for the perfect pair to come along. Enter the Gucci driving moccasin loafer that is as comfortable as can be and gorgeous with the signature webbing and Gucci logo on the top of the loafer. I am so in love with these loafers I will be finding new ways to wear these loafers all summer into fall. Gucci loafers available at Neimanmarcus.com
Yellow is such a great color for summer. This summer every designer has jumped on the yellow color trend and have even included yellow lemon leggings on some of their dresses or leggings. I am in love with this perfect off the shoulder ruffle dress this summer from Nordstrom.com that is only $69. The price is right and the material is 100% Polyester which means it will be easy to care for and pretty every single time you take it out of the washer and dryer.
If you are looking for a very fashion forward pair of sneakers for summer travel, look no further than the Valentino rockstud sneakers. I love the white leather studs on the heel of this clean white sneaker with the exposed seams and gold studs. It is the perfect sneaker to wear with a great looking white shift dress like this Coco Chanel like dress here, or with a pair of released hem cropped denim jeans like these ones by Alice + Olivia. I have worn these sneakers walking at least 7 miles in New York City in one day this past April without getting one blister.
When wearing the Valentino rockstud sneakers, consider pairing the Chanel ish dress below with the Chanel ish jacket as a set. The dress is $24 and the jacket is $34.
Yesterday was the annual Virginia Robinson GardensTour where Friends of the Robinson Garden came together for a garden and estate tour for the day along with a luncheon and fashion show by Theory in support of this historical landmark. The estate was built in 1911 and was one of the first homes in Beverly Hills. This majestic home is now used for photoshoots and open to sightseers year round to raise money to continue to preserve the historical home and 6 acres of landscaping for all who visit to enjoy. The home was once the site for many Hollywood parties where legends like Sophia Loren, Fred Astaire, Elvis Presley, and Marlene Dietrich attended.
This week I had the pleasure of listening to author, celebrity nutritionist, and cancer survivor Elissa Goodman speak at Sweat NSK about how to live a healthy life. Elissa’s talk was about what foods to avoid or to eat in moderation and how she stays healthy in her life. As a cancer survivor, Elissa decided to make sure that the foods she was eating and feeding to her family daily were going to be clear of toxins and pesticides.
Her daily routine includes a green juice that she prepares in her blender made up of celery, romaine, parsley and a few other ingredients. She talked about the benefits of a mostly vegetarian diet, and moving our bodies daily. She also brought her seed bars to share with the audience which had good for you flax seeds and other ingredients.
Recipes for Elissa Goodman’s green smoothie is below and can be found on her website here.
2 cups romaine
1 medium cucumber
1 big handful parsley
1 cup broccoli stems
2 stalks celery
Juice all ingredients.
Elissa Goodman’s seed bar recipe is below and also can be found on her webite here.
Line a 9-inch square cake pan with two pieces of parchment paper (one going each direction)
In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, rice cereal, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, 1 T. vanilla and mix well.
In a small saucepan, stir together the coconut nectar and almond butter until well combined. Cook over medium to high heat until the mixture softens and bubbles slightly, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
Pour the nut butter mixture over the oat mix, using a spatula to scrape every last bit out of the pan. Stir well large metal spoon, until all of the oats and cereal are coated in the wet mixture (the resulting mixture will be thick and slightly hard to stir). Fold in goji berries or goldenberries.
Transfer the mix to the pan lined with parchment paper. Spreading it into an even layer, lightly wet your hands and press down on the mixture to even it out. Press firmly and evenly. This helps the bars hold together better.
Place the pan in the freezer, uncovered, and chill for 10 minutes, or until firm. Lift the oat square out of the pan, using the parchment paper as handles, and place it on a cutting board. Using sharp knife, slice the square into 6 rows, then slice in half to make 12 bars total. Wrap bars individually and keep in airtight container in fridge for 2 weeks or you can store extra in freezer for up to a month.
Lifestyle blogger Melissa Meyers also joined the event and brought Looma Jewelry along to showcase her new Glowgirl necklace collaboration she did with Looma Jewelry. The Glowgirl necklaces are all 14KT gold with a diamond starburst in the middle.
Sticky Be Socks brought Elissa Goodman to Sweat NSK for the healthy lifestyle talk and they also brought along a fun new collection of socks for everyone to see at the event. Sticky Be Socks can be found at Sweatnsk.com
Teaonic organic, unsweetened, herbal wellness tea was also at the event giving out samples of their yummy teas.
This weekend while in Las Vegas for Mother’s Day weekend, I brought along my new favorite yellow motorcycle jacket and it was a hit. Everywhere I went, people would stop and ask and ask me where I got this perfect yellow jacket. They didn’t believe me when I told them the jacket was under $35. Get the jacket here and get compliments wherever you go this spring and summer. Pair with my favorite JCrew chambray tie waist shorts, Birkenstocks Gizeh sandals in white, and a fun ruffle top.
If you are planning a moms weekend, definitely take your sisters or friends and go to Las Vegas. If you want to get a lot done in around 36 hours, Las Vegas is the place to do it. I flew in to meet my sisters on Friday night after work at 10pm for a quick Mother’s Day getaway and we started our weekend by having dinner at the Carbone restaurant at the Aria Hotel. The food was traditional Northern Italian cuisine and I felt like I was in Italy. The service was impeccable and we ate everything from ravioli with ragu to almond marzipan cake for dessert with lots of rose wine. After that we spent the night playing a little poker, craps, and roulette.
On Saturday morning, we went to brunch at the Bardot Brasserie which was a Parisian bistro. We had crepes, eggs benedict, and brioche french toast. We then spent the day at the Aria spa and tried their sauna and salt meditation rooms before hanging out by the spa pool until dinner.
We ate dinner at Beauty and Essex that evening and had some very creative dishes that included a cool spin on avocado toast and a Thai chicken dish. I had a very green thyme lime gimlet which was different but delightful.
If you are a fan of the cold shoulder look, but not sure which one to invest in, I have found the must have piece in this on trend item from Rosetta Getty. What I love is the tailored pinstriped look with the red stripes threading throughout the button up shirt. It is like a perfect top for a suit, but also a great piece for an evening out. Pair it with Alice + Olivia red pants, Robert Clergerie flats, a Sophia Webster glitter clutch, and some Givenchy gold tone earrings and the look is perfection for any outing.
Is there anything better than a Chanel iPhone holder? How about a vintage Chanel cell phone holder. This one looks like it was made for some of the earlier cell phones. But the size of it makes it perfect for today’s smartphones. I am not sure Chanel made one for the iPhone plus size yet. This one will fit that size for sure. Other options like the Chanel CC embossed caviar iPhone holder can be found at TheRealReal.com.