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When in doubt.. Go Monochromatic

Bodysuit | Denim | Bag: Goyard| Sunnies | Shoes | Earrings

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a great week! When chasing around a toddler, or preparing for a busy day, a foolproof way of getting ready in a hurry, for me, is choosing a monochromatic look. There’s something so sleek about an all black ensemble!

For Spring and Summer, I love a crisp all white look! I am always stocking up on basic tees and tanks, and neutral shades of denim, because it really extends your wardrobe and mixes and matches so well!

These are some of my favorite tees, tie front tees, tanks, and bodysuits. When I find a style and fit that’s right for me, I invest in multiple colors.

I’d love to here your favorite go-to basics!

The White Denim That’s a Must for Spring

Top (similar) | Denim | Sunnies | Earrings | Wedges | Lipstick: Strawberry Shortcake

I love adding striped pieces to my wardrobe because they’re timeless, so I know I’ll wear them for years! This one is a recent H&M find for only $5! One of my favorite ways to pair them is with white denim. It’s the ultimate Spring staple, and the first basic I grab to pair with espadrilles for a crisp, Spring look! This option is so comfy and super affordable! I love that they offer petite and tall options, as well, because a trip to the tailor with an almost 2 year old isn’t on my bucket list! (Ha!)

When I get back home to colder temps, I will definitely be swapping out my favorite taupe ankle boots and a neutral lightweight sweater for a chic transitional look. The key to transitioning white from Winter to Spring is sticking to neutral basics, without any sort of stark contrast.

White denim can be tricky, as to some fabrics are so thin they can be sheer. I love that this fabric is on the heavier side, so I don’t have to worry!

Snatch this style while you can, it’s currently 40% off at the checkout, making it under $22! Have a wonderful week!

Crochet & Cutoffs

Bikini Top | Bikini Bottoms | Shorts | Shoes (similar: 1, 2, 3) | Earrings | Sunnies | Lipstick: Strawberry Shortcake

I can totally get on board with 70s and sunshine all Winter! The weather in South Florida right now could not be more ideal. I’ve been loving high waisted bikinis this season and this one comes at a serious steal! The detail is so fun! This bold suit and this muted option are on my wish list! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

Guilt-Free Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

 This fruity refresher is set to make any hour happy. The perfect combo of sweet meets tart flavor is made with minimal calories. Serve virgin or add alcohol of choice.

Makes 1 large or 2 small glasses

Juice of 2 lemons

6 oz frozen strawberries

1/2 cup water

1 packet stevia

ice

Blend all ingredients in Margaritaville or high speed blender. Serve immediately.

Eggplant Bun Burgers

Eggplant Bun Veggie Burgers | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

I can’t even tell you how excited I am for you to try this recipe! We are constantly grilling in the Summer, so this dish couldn’t be more perfect (or more simple!) Inspired by Fixate, it’s a healthier alternative to starches, and is heartier than my usual lunch swap, a lettuce wrap.

Eggplant Bun Veggie Burgers | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

I used Amy’s Sonoma Burgers (vegan/gluten free), and my hubby and I made homemade Turkey Burgers from the Fixate Cookbook.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 Large Eggplant, sliced thick

1 Small Tomato, sliced

1/4 Onion, sliced

1 Avocado, sliced

Lettuce

4 Burger Patties of choice

Olive Oil

Seasonings: Rosemary, Parsley, Pink Himalayan Salt, Fresh Ground Pepper

Condiments: Vegan Mayo, Organic Ketchup & Organic Mustard

Cheese, optional

Directions:

Mix olive oil with seasonings in a small bowl.

Brush eggplant and sliced onion with oil mixture, lightly.

Grill eggplant and onion until crispy.

Place burgers on the grill until cooked.

Layer on the toppings & condiments.

I served mine with my Too Delicious To Dip Sweet Potato Fries. Yum!

Eggplant Bun Veggie Burgers | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

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Dewy Summer Beauty

Dewy Summer Beauty - TheSubtleStatement.com

When It comes to summer beauty, I go for lightweight simplicity, with a touch of dewiness. This shimmery based primer, gives my skin the perfect subtle glow underneath my foundation, and this lightweight spray foundation is perfect for a simply flawless look. The key is to spray foundation onto an airbrush style makeup brush, and then apply to face in circular motions, so you don’t overuse the foundation, or look “too done up.” This has been my go-to concealer for years. I apply it underneath my eyes in an upside down triangle. It blends most naturally by patting the under eye area with a beautyblender.

Dewy Summer Beauty - TheSubtleStatement.com

In search of the perfect blush and lipgloss for my wedding, I came across this pair. The dual-intensity blush is perfect for taking your look from day to night, going super subtle or making a statement. This blush brush can be used wet for more intensity for dry for minimal color. The lipgloss is the perfect amount of pop, and my favorite lip plumper & glossy stain is essential.

Dewy Summer Beauty - TheSubtleStatement.com

blush | wet/dry blush brush |  lip plumper/hydrator | lip gloss | foundation | primer | concealer | beautyblender | bronzer | airbrush brush

Detox Lemonade

Detox Lemonade - TheSubtleStatement.com

A lot has happened since my last post. I took my passion of sharing recipes, nutrition and fitness and became a health and fitness coach, we moved into a new house, and I got married! Now that things have settled down, I’m back and combining my usual healthy recipes, along with beauty, home decor, and fashion relating it more to my current life as a lifestyle blog. I hope you follow along 🙂

Detox Lemonade

  • 3 Lemons
  • 10 Shakes Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Packet SweetLeaf Stevia
  • 1 Pitcher Purified Water

Slice one lemon, thinly and add to pitcher. Cut the remaining two lemons in half and squeeze juice from all four pieces into pitcher. Add packet of Stevia, and Cayenne Pepper. Fill pitcher with water. Refrigerate.  Enjoy 🙂

Vegan & Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

After acquiring a bunch of fresh veggies from my dad’s garden. I thought zucchini bread would be the perfect Summer treat. I found this seriously yummy recipe, and added diary free chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. It turned out so good, my fiancé could not believe it was actually vegan, and gluten free.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Strawberry Mint Lemonade | TheSubtleStatement.com

Fresh flowers and warm sunny days should only be accompanied by light refreshing beverages. Water and tea are my usual vices, but since stumbling upon a light organic lemonade (stevia based, instead of sugar) it’s been a nice occasional change. I’m not a fan of syrups or anything artificial, so for our first cookout/bonfire last weekend, I poured a pitcher of the light lemonade and placed fresh strawberries and mint in the attached infuser. After infusing for a few hours, it had a perfect slightly sweet refreshing taste. Slice up strawberries and mint for garnish and it makes a great party refresher.