Links You’ll Love
Outerwear is always one of my favorite parts about dressing for Fall, and with all of the fun patterned and colorful blazers in stores this season I’m even more excited than usual. Not sure where to start? Time to check in with the experts! The Glitter Guide’s Fall Shopping Guide: Blazers.
One of my new favorites to keep an eye on during Fashion Month is Russian designer and photographer Ulyana Sergeenko. Her style is dramatic, eye-catching, and perfectly over-the-top. And luckily for us fashion lovers she’s just one of many chic up and coming Russian fashionistas making the scene these days! You’ll thank me after you check out all of these lovely ladies in Bougeotte’s Modern Russian Czarinas Are Being Born.
Beauty lovers have been buzzing about the new Courtin-Clarins beauty blog that launched last month. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see what these French beauties have to say now’s the time! WhoWhatWear – The Scoop: Claire & Virginie Courtin-Clarins.
Patterned pants and all-over-prints on suits and shorts suits are all things that I’m excited to wear this Fall and next Spring, so why not check out some fabulous versions worn lately to get you in the mood? The Next Evolution of Fashion’s Print Obsession: The Printed Suit.
I recently discovered a fun new fashion blog that I’d love to share – Advanced Style was created by Ari Seth Cohen and celebrates the fabulous fashion of the older generations. As someone who grew up on Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant movies, couldn’t wait to start working after college so I could have a formal wardrobe, and dresses up to travel – this is right up my alley. I love the formality and classic approach to fashion celebrated by previous generations and this website is a great place to find stunning photographs of just that. Enjoy!
Health & Fitness:
I remember thinking at 18 that 30 was so old but now as I’m swiftly approaching the big three-oh my thinking has changed – I’m looking forward to the things that I’m going to accomplish in my thirties, the goals I’m going to set, the places I’m going to visit. Needless to say I was thrilled when I saw this article – Does life really begin at 30?
Sweet potatoes are a great favorite of mine – I love that there are an endless number of recipes that you can make with them, from snacks to savory dinner to sweet desserts. Versatile and delicious, what more could a girl want? More recipes to try of course! 10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes: Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less.
Finding new recipes, reading about food, health & nutrition, and finding great food blogs written by creative, passionate people are some of my favorite pastimes so I was thrilled when Green Thickies posted a list of the their favorite blogs – Some I already knew and others I eagerly looked up. I had dozens of recipes printed in minutes! 🙂 Check out 8 Best Vegan Blogs for links and recipes to try!
Sometimes when I look at a recipe I’ll immediately think “no” in my mind when I look at the amount of oil, butter, or sugar being recommended. Rather than count certain recipes out, we can substitute healthier, nutritious ingredients for the more calorically dense, fattening ones. Apple sauce is one of my go-to ingredients to lighten up a recipe, but for Fall why not try pumpkin? How to Substitute Pumpkin Puree For Butter and Oil.
Speaking of pumpkin, this was one of the first pumpkin recipes I made this season when Trader Joe’s started stocking the shelves with canned pumpkin – How To Make A Quick Healthy Pumpkin Pie Fudge. So. Good.
Links You’ll Love
In the market for some new shoes? Refinery 29 and FabSugar have you covered on all fronts! Pump It Up: 10 Comfy-Chic Heels Every Working Girl Needsand 10 Super Chic Foldable Flats For the Girl on-the-Go.
Accessory obsessed? Real Simple has the goods on which baubles to buy – 7 Trendy Jewelry Pieces For Spring, WhoWhatWear shows you just what to put on your face Accessory Report: Retro Frames, and Mama’s A Rolling Stone has everything else you need for Spring – Style Essentials: Spring 2012.
In the mood for some fabulous vintage-inspired pieces? The Ulyana Sergeenko Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook contains everything from gowns to floor length skirts to pin-up style one piece rompers.
Have you been enjoying the Do It Yourself articles that I’ve included in the last few Links You’ll Love posts? (The decoupage tray from Refinery 29, tuxedo pants & knockoff Chanel pants, sequined & beaded collared tops) You’ll love these two DIY suggestions!
- Are you a fan of all the gorgeous floral pants out there for Spring but unsure about dropping $100+ dollars on a short-lived trend? I Spy DIY walks you through how to make your own! [MY DIY] Painted T – You can apply this method to anything you’d like to freshen up for Spring – pants, a t-shirt, a canvas tote… The options are endless.
- I absolutely adore Peter Pan Collars (clearly) and was thrilled to discover Love Maegan’s Leather Peter Pan Collar Necklace DIY. Simple and chic.
Are you a fan of the rush of endorphins you get after a workout or run? It might be evolution’s way of motivating you to hit the payment. heck out Science Daily’s Runner’s High Motivated the Evolution of Exercise.
I love to travel, but there’s one thing that never seems to get any easier – dealing with jet lag! Ever think about trying fasting? Steve Hendricks rights for Harper’s Magazine The Empty Stomach: Fasting to Beat Jet Lag.
Did you enjoy the Mark’s Daily Apple piece Why Fast? Part I – Weight Loss? that I shared a few weeks ago? Check out the next installment: Why Fast? Part II – How Fasting Fights Cancer.
Did you enjoy the breakfast ideas that I included in last week’s link post? Here are a few more ideas to spice up your breakfast routine:
- Easy Blueberry Cherry Granola from Yum Universe
- Strawberry Muffins (Gluten, dairy & sugar-free) from FitSugar
Personally, I love a little external inspiration to get me amped up and ready to hit the gym. Luckily Modelinia agrees and showed off some oh-so-fit Victoria’s Secret Angels in the new VSX Sexy Sport collection: Candice Swanepoel & Erin Heatherton Have Us Ready to Hit the Gym.
How about you, are you ready for a workout now? 🙂