20 August 2014

Chilean Camouflage








Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography

Wild Brush Gisele Bikini, Eberjey // "Don't Ask Why"Olive Harem Pant, American Eagle Outfitters // Heels, Kenneth Cole (old) // Shades, Aldo // Hat, Eric Javits // Hammered Gold Earrings, Sequin NYC // Hammered Gold Cuffs, ASOS // Rings, David Yurman // Nails, "Borrowed and Blue" by Essie Polish // Lips, YSL Rouge Pur Couture, Glossy Stain in #7 Encre Rose // Hair, "Triple Sec" 3-in-1 Spray by Drybar

Bringing you a little poolside & rooftop glamour from Palm Beach today to get through the peak of the week, and looking forward to one of the last summer weekends! I am a huge fan of the harem pant trend this season and have been wearing them constantly- I really must have ten different pairs, and growing. This pant is wonderfully comfortable, perfect with a heal or a metallic sandal for day.  As you can see, I will throw them on for lunch over my bathing suit on a pool day, or to grab sundowners straight from the beach. Grab a great heel, some gold jewelry, and a quick spritz of beach texturizing spray to your hair and whether it be sea-side or street-side, you're ready for your close up.

It's SAND Tropez Style at it's best!

18 August 2014

Pure Mornings






















Overnight oats, mean purely wonderful mornings here in The Supper Model household. I can say with total sincerity that we are NOT a morning team; when it comes to me and my corgis, Lady Bird and Dutch, the prospect of breakfast is really the only thing that moves us out from under our mountain of pillows (and Birdie from her cave underneath the bed) into the early light of day.

So when a few months ago I discovered Purely Elizabeth, a new healthy food brand that makes exceptional Organic-Gluten-Free-Vegan oatmeals, granolas, and hot cereals I knew that our summer mornings were going to be less of a sloth-like struggle.

What is so different about the Purely Elizabeth oat line that it could change a family routine? It all comes down to the simple process of "overnighting" oats. As you can see we like to take our time in the mornings: the am is really my only time to catch up on blogs, news, or a book I'm loving, and enjoy a walk and game of fetch with my dogs before getting into the emails, social media, shoots, production meetings, writing, editing, and what have you that make up my hectic day. So the early hours of each day are extremely sacred, and therefore kept strategically simple and sweet.

My morning table set is clean and minimal, set with an alkaline lemon water and a bright pastel placemat. I'll have my green smoothie or green juice, and then it's time to settle into freshening up my sprouted and soaked oats. Overnighting Oats is simply soaking, in the case with Purely Elizabeth, a mix of dry amaranth, flax, quinoa, chia, and other ancient grains and seeds in liquid. The mixture will sit soaking and sprouting, covered in the fridge over night, and is perfectly ready for you to enjoy the moment you wake up.

This  process of soaking and sprouting is essential to maximizing the nutritious benefits of the Purely Elizabeth super-grain combos. The grains become fully digestible for us, without the use of heat, and therefore you end up eating the most beneficial and nutritious version of a delicious oatmeal.

When it comes to the right soaking liquid, my go-to combo is 1 part almond milk, 1 part coconut water. I've tried all the nut and coconut milks and in various combinations, and I assure you that this works best to compliment the ancient grain flavors. My toppings are always seasonal: right now I've been addicted to the fresh sweet strawberries that I simply glaze with a little maple-balsamic vinegar before adding it to the overnight oats. Top with a few slices of fresh tart apple, which are just now coming into season, and it makes the perfect end of summer, first feelings of fall transition dish.

But of course the possibilities are truly endless, I am diving into a huge selection of stone fruits this week, so I am sure peaches, plums, and nectarines will make there way into my morning mouthful, and close out my day in a crumble with some Purely Elizabeth sinfully good granola. And as the winds change and weather turns, our first cool morning will undoubtedly get me experimenting with the hot cereals and 2 minute oatmeal varieties Purely Elizabeth has to offer.

Purely Elizabeth: Chef tested, Corgi approved...

Maple-Balsamic Strawberries & Overnight Oats
Serves One, GF, DF, V

Ingredients
1/3 cup Purely Elizabeth Apple Cinnamon Pecan Ancient Grains
1/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup pure coconut water

Maple-Balsamic Strawberries:
3 fresh strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon Grade A Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Balsamic vinegar

Toppings:
3-4 slices tart green apple, try organic granny smiths
1 pecan, crumbled
an extra pinch of ground cinnamon

Method
1. Before turning in for the night, take a small bowl or mason jar and add the ancient grains, almond milk and coconut water, stir gently and cover. Leave in the fridge over night.
2. In the morning, bring out the overnight oats, stir gently and leave out to come to room temp while you prepare the toppings.
3. Combine the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar in small bowl and add the sliced strawberries coating them very gently. You can add a pinch of cinnamon and a crumbled pecan to this mix if you like.
4. To serve, pour the oats into your favorite morning cereal bowl, top with the sliced apple and then gently pour the maple-balsamic strawberries over the top, making sure to pour all the wonderful syrup over the oats and fruit.

Enjoy, but carefully, while keeping an eye out for overnight-oat-loving corgis...

Shop the Post

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grains // Vintage 1950s Silver-Rimed Glass and Pitcher Set, Nest Interiors // Green Woven Placemat, William Sonoma // Slope Bowl, Crate & Barrel // Blush Off-the Shoulder Blouse, Parker, similar // Kismet Rings, Aldo // Nails, "It's All Greek to Me" by OPI // Lips, YSL Volupte Shine, #5 Fuchsia in Excess 


15 August 2014

Sunshine & Sea Breezy Weekend Wear












Chartreuse Yellow Blouse, BCBG (similar) // Bell Bottom White Jeans, Rachel Zoe, similar & similar// Shades, Ray-Ban // Hat, Eric Javits // Yellow and Crystal Pendant, Topshop UK // Lips, YSL Rouge Volupte in #11 Rose Culte, Vivid Fuchsia // Nails, "Borrowed & Blue" by Essie Polish

Finally, fabulous Friday has arrived! Time to get out there in the sunshine and enjoy one of the last beautiful summer weather weekends. My very favorite weekend attire has to be pairing an essential summer staple, enter your great pair of white jeans, with a bright colored top, a pair of aviators, and a well seasoned tan. Add a bright lip and a stylish hat (for both protection and flare), and honey, let the beach, the boardwalk, or even the bar be your runway... 

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading.

14 August 2014

Six Summer Sephora Beauty Buys














I am a product fanatic. Ok, maybe fanatic is actually too gentle of a word, product addict is actually more fitting to describe my obsession, constant curiosity, and endless sampling of every beauty product that comes on the market. And when it comes to Sephora, well let's just say that I'm that crazed kid in a beauty-candy store. 

So given my extensive and constant research and testing I am going to be bring you my Top Beauty Picks each month! We'll start with my top favorite summer beauty staples that I am loving this hot and humid month. It includes a killer mascara from Too Faced that absolutely doubles your lash effect, negating the need for falsies- a huge time saver. A steal of a deal on a trio of amazing Peter Thomas Roth face masks that will hydrate, calm, lift, resurface, and cure whatever ails your skin at any moment. THE best face moisturizing sunblock ever from Josie Maran of Pure Argan Oil fame. The 3-speed Clarisonic which IS the game-changing cleansing tool if you want to really make your cleansing products work over time for you. The revolutionary time-release nighttime moisturizer mask by hydration expert Amorepacific- you will wake up with renewed and velvet skin even in one use! AND the most fabulous weightless, full coverage BB cream by Smashbox (I use the "light" all year round) which ensures that you're constantly camera, selfie, or even paparazzi ready, all while perfecting your skin's overall tone and complexion! 

These six summer staples are my don't-leave-home-without-using August must haves. Shop these Sephora products bellow and leave me a comment if you have any questions, or just need advice about any of these brilliant beauty buys!


Fashion Credits
Waffle Weave Resort Robe, Pottery Barn // Nails, "It's all Greek to Me" by OPI Polish // Vintage Sputnik Cocktail Ring, Kate Spade

 

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