Month: March 2014

You may have noticed how bigger size bags have
taken the back seat in the fashion world lately.  The current trend in
bags now is a smaller, slicker bag that has a night time appearance
although it’s used during the day as well.  I’m coveting
all bags designed by Delvaux lately, mainly the Madame mini which is
extremely similar to the Sophie Hulme mini envelope bag.  Sophi’s is a
lot more affordable.  Therefore I most likely will end up with the
affordable one.  Enjoy!

From top to bottom, left to right: Elizabeth and James, Sophie Hulme Mini Envelope Bag, Sophie Hulme, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, DVF, Boticca, Milliner, Flynn.

Study me as much as you like, 
you will not know me, 
for I differ in a hundred ways 
from what you see me to be.
― Rumi

This is a gluten-free blueberry & fig cake recipe for those who prefer cakes that are not too sweet.  I don’t enjoy desserts when all you can taste is the extra sugar.  I feel it takes away a lot from the real flavor.  I got to warn you that when you make this cake you will want to eat it all at once.  Yeah, it’s that good!
Ingredients
1 cup of blueberries
1 peeled quartered orange
1 inch strip orange peel
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup of 0% lactose milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extra
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups gluten-free flour
1 cup chopped figs
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Preparation:
Place blueberries, orange, peel, oil, milk, sugar, egg, and vanilla into a mixer and blend.  Combine flower, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl.  Mix together and stir very well.  Slowly add the blueberry and orange mixture to it and stir well.
Pour mixture in a Pam sprayed loaf pan and bake at 350 F until you insert a fork and comes out clean.  Approximately 60 minutes.  Enjoy!

All images by me

I wish women were more like men.  Let me explain myself so girls out
there don’t hate me and maybe you even end up angry with me.  I love a
man’s personality, I love that they don’t hold resentment, they’re
relaxed and seem to always get a hold of things, they
are very understanding and they don’t hate other men just because.  How
many times have you heard a man gossiping about other men?  Women are
nurturing by nature I know, but women sometimes can’t help but compete
too much against each other, instead of supporting
one another, we instead compete and end up hating each other for
absolutely no reason or for childish reasons.  Men don’t do things like
that, men don’t even think about those things.  Instead they play
sports, they say “Hello” when they cross eyes with someone
else, they don’t sweat the small stuff.  They are always innovating,
changing lanes while driving, they make up conversations, they speak
with enthusiasm!  It’s true that they may forget that you already wore
that skirt before but doesn’t even that forgetful
attitude have something nice to say about them and a lot to say about
our vanities? 
Think about it and have a good weekend.

All images via Darling, be daring.

7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog
Since I like to cook I would love to keep my pots and pans in the open where I can easily reach them whenever I need one.  Although I know that many people prefer to keep their cookware in closed storage to keep them out of dust, I don’t mind rinsing them off before using.  One thing everyone would agree on is the fact that Organization in the kitchen is crucial in order for it to be useful.  Reasons like lack of storage may force a homeowner to display their pots and pans, if that is your case then here are 7 stylish ways to display them.
7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog
7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog

 

7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog
Rose Uniacke
7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog

 

7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog
7 ways to display pots and pans in the kitchen via belle vivir blog

Olivia Palermo wearing black leather head to toe in Preen.

Olivia Palermo is a style icon for many girls.  Her style has been for
most very conservative and feminine, always wearing easy to emulate
down-to-earth fashion pieces that many can easily relate.  Tailored
skirts and suits, pull-overs and skinny jeans and
feminine soft dresses are only a few of her closet staples.  Olivia has
stayed away from stand-out and bold fashion choices while still
managing to be a bit edgier lately.  As in the pictures below Olivia’s
street style during the latest Fashion Weeks was
a bit more modern but still very lady-like. 

Christian Dior

At Carven
Diane Von Furstenberg