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Red White & Blue Breakfast


I’ve always loved fruit & oatmeal for breakfast, but recently I have been adding a new spin, which is full of protein and tastes amazing! It’s super easy to meal prep too! I make a batch on Sunday and prep 4 bowls for the week. 

Makes 1 Serving

  •  1/2 Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Water
  • Cinnamon 
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 cup Plain Unsweetened Yogurt (I use dairy-free Kite Hill)
  • 1 cup Berries
  • Stevia 

To make the oatmeal, add oatmeal, water, cinnamon, and salt to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. 

Once cooled, add to a bowl, and layer on yogurt and fresh berries. Enjoy! 

**i multiple the recipe by 4 for meal prepping 🙂 

Weekend Roundup 

Comfy & cozy is key, now that I am in the third trimester. Cardigan | tankleggings  | boots | handbag | styling wand

A $6 manicure in under 5 minutes, is the ultimate quick fix, when in a jam. A little filing and you’re good to go.

A comfy casual look for an errand filled week preparing for my baby shower.  Cardigan | tank | Denim: maternity & non-maternity | shoes | handbag | styling wand

A sneak peek of my baby shower, this past weekend. We are so grateful for a perfect day celebrating our little pumpkin, we can’t wait for him to get here!  A detailed post to come!

Morning Links…

morning links | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. The whimsical, enchanting vibe of the Delpozo SS14 collection made it my absolute fave (style.com)
  2. Fall Nail Trend (theglitterguide.com)
  3. A yummy veg filled dish to whip up quick (marthastewart.com)
  4. Moving? How to simplify the process (buzzfeed.com)
  5. Transition your whites into Fall (Labor Day is not a deadline) (lextravagance.tumblr.com)
  6. Engagement parties, bridal showers & weddings galore & no time to shop? (renttherunway.com)
  7. A close second to these Rag & Bone ankle boots for significantly less (forever21.com)
  8. The ultimate staple belt to transform your LBD, LWD & bold coats this season (zara.com)
  9. The chicest calligraphy make a unique gift (etsy.com)

Patriotic Manicure

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After perusing through a zillion patriotic inspired manicures on Pinterest, I was determined to recreate a star-spangled look myself. Surprisingly, this manicure can be done in minutes–a speedy top coat is much to thank for it!

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What You Need:

Base Coat – I like Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat

Fast Drying Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat is absolutely fabulous

Scissors

Tape

Red, White, Blue, Gold, Glitter lacquer

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Essie (Fifth Ave) | Zoya (Snow White) | Dior (Tuxedo) | butter LONDON (The Full Monty) | butter LONDON (West End Wonderland)

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  1. Attach an end of a lengthy piece of tape onto a counter or table. Apply two coats of blue lacquer to the tape and let dry completely.
  2. Apply two coats of red lacquer to your thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers.
  3. Apply two coats of gold lacquer to your middle finger.
  4. Apply two coats of white lacquer to your ring finger.
  5. Once dry, apply two coats of gold glitter lacquer over the already polished gold nail.
  6. Cut the painted tape into thin identical strips.
  7. Once completely dry, place two tape strips one at a time, evenly over the white painted nails.
  8. Using scissors, trim the ends of the tape strips to fit evenly over your nails.
  9. Apply one coat of a fast drying top coat to all nails.
  10. Apply an additional top coat layer over nails with the applied tape strips.

Friday Finds {red, white & blue}

Red White & Blue

Vintage Photo Source

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Friday Finds

This year is flying by so quickly. I can’t believe it is already the beginning of March. I’m ready for change, warm weather and all the bright refreshing aspects of Spring.Butter London

Butter London has become one of my favorite brands for their 3-free polishes, long-lasting wear and fab color selection. I’m stocking up on Spring favorites.. bright pinks, pale pastels and bold whites.

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Little updates are a nice change. This is the start of a gallery wall above my bath tub. I love mixing frames, sizes and textures. {DIY here}

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Organization keeps my mind at ease. My obsession for with a pink pout is kept under wraps with this lipstick/gloss organizer.

Juice Cleanse

Once a month, I like to do a green juice detox to stay healthy and be refreshed. Pressed Juicery has the best juices and homemade nut milks, making it something to look forward to.

IMG_4488An abundance of whole foods recipes that I cannot wait to try. [1|2]

Milly NY Handbags

Neapolitan Rose Cake

Neapolitan Rose Cake

I love baking, but I love baking for birthdays even more. I have always loved rose decorated cakes, and decided to try a neapolitan version that I saw on I Am Baker.

Neapolitan Rose Cake

Visit I Am Baker for her talented techniques. (A first timer still ranks me amateur status.) I’m hoping to improve, since I plan on making this my Spring celebration staple.. (thinking yellow, pink & purple possibilities!)

Neapolitan Rose Cake Neapolitan Rose Cake The homemade layers consists of chocolate with chocolate buttercream icing, strawberry with strawberry buttercream icing, and vanilla with buttercream icing.
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Happy Baking! xo

Plaid & Polkadots


Plaid & Polkadots

It may not feel like the Holiday season just yet (today it was almost 70 degrees!) But lately, I’ve found myself leaning towards cozy plaids, and statement metallics. (oh and a festive red lip!.. love Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous in Inimitable)

Plaid & Polkadots

Top: J.Crew (similar)  /  Scarf: Cejon via TJ Maxx  /  Denim: J Brand  /  Shoes: ShoeMint  /  Bag: Prada  / Lips: Chanel Inimitable /  Nails: Julep Julie

Plaid & Polkadots

Plaid & Polkadots

 

Plaid & Polkadots

Plaid & Polkadots

Polka Dots & Mint

The polka dot find from the J.Crew event I hosted has become a serious asset to my wardrobe. From a chilly night in Pennsylvania last week, to a sunny day in Florida this week (yes, you CAN wear white denim/dresses/etc. year round!), this printed top screams multifunction. Eager to share with you, I searched the dotted popover but found that it had been sold out online. Luckily, I found similar finds that are seasonless must-haves, too!

**Update, the J.Crew Polka Dot Peplum is back in stock! Swoop it up while you can.

Top: J.Crew (similar & similar) / Shorts: Paige Denim (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell (similar) / Rings: David Yurman & JewelMint / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

DIY Pumpkin Inspiration

I‘ve been finding so many glamorously decorated pumpkins lately, that I’ve been dying to DIY. I love the idea of decorating, it’s chic, simple and a lot less messier than carving. These are some of my favorite glam finds. Have you decorated or planning to are decorate pumpkins this year?

  1. Thumbtack Covered Pumpkins
  2. Silver Pumpkin
  3. Gold Metallic Pumpkins
  4. House Number Pumpkin
  5. Pink Monogram Pumpkin
  6. White Monogram Pumpkin
  7. Thumbtack Monogram Pumpkin
  8. Silver Monogram Pumpkin
  9. Glitter Pumpkins
  10. Gold Glitter Pumpkins
  11. Silver Glitter Pumpkins
  12. Orange Glitter Pumpkin
  13. Silver Rhinestone Pumpkins
  14. Bejeweled Pumpkin
  15. Black Rhinestone Pumpkin
  16. White Rhinestone Pumpkins
  17. Silver Chevron Pumpkin
  18. Chevron Pumpkins
  19. Gray & White Chevron Pumpkins
  20. Pink Chevron Pumpkin
  21. Gold Polka Dot Pumpkin
  22. White Polka Dot Pumpkin
  23. Black Polka Dot Pumpkin
  24. Ombre Polka Dot Pumpkin