Add to your playlist: Summer Dance Party

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I might be alone on this but music has 100% to do with how I feel. Music can change my mood, for better or worse. Lately I ave been all over dance music, because 3 minute dance parties are a thing (Grey's anyone?), so here are 10 songs to add to your dance playlist!
IMAGE BY Denele Campbell

Genius - Banx & Ranx Reggae Remix - Sia, Diplo, Labrinth, LSD, Bank &Ranx

Girls Like You - WondaGurl Remix - Maroon 5, WondaGurl

Remember You - Victoria Duffield, Sebastian Olzanski 

With U - Tujamo feat. Karen Harding

The Inversion - Beyond Creations 

SWISH - Tyga 

Anybody - Young Thug feat. Nicki Minaj 

I Don't Dance (without you) - Matoma, Enrique Iglesias, Konshens 

We Don't Care - Signal 

Tune In - Massari 

You can see my full dance playlist on Spotify. What do you guys think?

OOTD - Good Vibes and Blazers

Monday, August 13, 2018

I love a good blazer, you know the one where there are infinite ways to style, whether you wear it out to a casual dinner with boyfriend jeans and pointed heels, a little more formal, with a skirt and ankle booties, or go all the way, for the first impression ordeal with a nice pair of slacks. I use to use blazers mostly for the ladder, wearing them to more formal, work related functions. This blazer is different from my other black and grey more “serious” style but I thought I works well with pair of cut of shorts and a tank. This t-shirt is my fave, I have worn it so many times.

shorts: Levis
blazer: Marshalls
shoes: Call it Spring
shirt: Pineapple Road
glasses: Chanel
purse: Marshalls 

5 Must Have Cookbooks

Friday, August 10, 2018

I love cooking and baking, but unlike my mother who can cook by just putting things together and have it turn our delicious, I need to make things off a recipe at least the first time or two I make anything. While baking would play more to my strengths, I cook often, so finding good cookbooks was very important to me.
Here are five cook books I love:
I don't know what I did before I had this book, probably Googled a lot of things... Its step by step learning how to cook basic. They cover simple things like how to baste a chicken to how to make salad dressing.
This book is written by Deb Perelman who is a food blogger and amazing. This is my go to book for when I am cooking for friends and entertaining.
I own two or three Jamie Oliver books; I love this one in particular because I always seem to be running out of time; so delicious meals in 15 minutes work for me.
Choosing a baking book to share with you was hard. I landed on this book by Christina Tosi and as much as I love it, not all recipes are easy but are all delicious. I like that the book is different from your typical cookbook but unique ingredients and stories it is what makes the baked product so delicious.
I personally couldn't wait for this book to come out. I love her instagram feed and  couldn't wait to get to try some of her go to recipes.
What cookbooks do you love?

Keeping Organized - Few Tips That Help Me Stay On Top Of Things

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Since starting to blog more regularly on top of my nine to five full time job I was constantly looking for way to be more organized and not miss things. Here are few things that have helped me keep more organized:

One day timer. Its one place to have all my things. I found having two (one for the blog, one for work) kept me organized but than there was so many thing and I had to check two places plus my phone. So I bough a bigger day timer and now keep track of all events and things that need to be done for both. 

Evernote. I use evernote to jot down ideas, task that I need to complete and random things that come to me at time when I don't have pen or paper. (Gym.. or walking!)

Mint. This is a finical  budgeting app where you can link all your accounts. Instead having to long into different account - here you can check your balances and do your budget. The app also sorts your purchases into your budget categories so you can see where you are spending your money.

Sunrise. I have two co-contributors so sharing a calendar and assigning tasks can be challenging because not everyone uses the same phone (or e-mail provider) and we know those don't play well with each other. I do a monthly task calendar on paper (yes, I am old school) but sunrise is easy to navigate and will work on most smart phones. I use sunrise to sync all our calendars and add blog events that need to attended. 

7 minute workout.  I am queen of making excuses of why I can't make it to the gym. This app makes sure I can't use the " I don't have time to work out" excuse... like who doesn't have 7 minutes? 

Wunderlist. Ultimate list maker app that allows you to share your list. This works well for when planning holidays or looking for places to eat.

What do you do to keep organized?

OOTD - Summer Basics

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Summer is my favourite - during the summer all of my routines get easier and more simple: I throw on mascara and bronzer in lieu of a full face of make-up, I’ll often let my hair air-dry, and my outfits all revolve around few basics. I’ve been living in pretty dresses , cut of shorts and baggy t-shirt. This flower print dress has been one of those go to outfits. One of the rules my mom has thought me and that I stick to all the time - short dresses go with flats and longer the dress, higher the heel.  

dress: Asos
shoes: Asos
purse: LV

#bookofthemonth :When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Most summer holidays I read more books than I do the five month leading up to summer. This trip and summer holiday was completely different. I only made it through one book, I know - I have no idea what is wrong with me either. My kobo reader broke two days before our trip and I showed up at the airport with no books, complete fail, I m aware of that. However, onto the book I did read: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger. If you read and loved Devil Wears Prada, this is a MUST read for you! Emily is back and she is fantastic. 

" Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbour.

Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton, Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She’s working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now."

I read this in matter of very long flights and couple of days between running around and sight seeing, and honestly couldn't wait to settle into bed and read. The book is seriously funny, with a juicy scandal here and there. This book was a perfect summer read. If you are looking for a lighthearted and hilarious read to cleanse the palate and this book does the job! 

OOTD - Pink Dress

Monday, August 6, 2018

I haven’t been feeling all that good about myself lately. There are certain clothes that make you feel better, like this shift dress was for me at this time in my life. And though it's boxy, the pink hue makes a shape-less dress seemed to do the trick and get me through a hard week. I have paired it with flats because it is a tad short on me.

dress and flats: Asos
purse: LV