The September EBEW is here, and the verdict: Colored Pants! EBEW is officially my favorite time of the month (even though it FORCED me to break out the purple harem pants because I already used my go-to yellow pants in July’s EBEW).
I was excited to style a look geared more towards fall anyway, so I guess it’s a win-win for me. And even though animal print (it’s very much “in” right now, did you know?) was the voter’s runner-up theme, I couldn’t help myself and went ahead and made an outfit featuring both.
What do you think? And what’s your take on colored pants? Do you have a favorite color or material to wear?
Pants and jacket: F21, Top, Purse, and Ring: Urban Outfitters, bracelet: Express
In some ways she makes me think of myself a few years back: a Southern gal who got married and moved far away from home, let a new place change and shape and infuse her, and who reinvented parts of herself from her diet up. She has inspired me to get some almond flour and start experimenting!
Hi all. I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I haven’t posted in weeks. Sorry for that, and thanks to Fran for holding down the fort at youfrillme! In the last few weeks, two things hit me at the same time, making it hard to feel inspired, much less to find the time to make a new post: 1) My last year of seminary has officially begun, and I have seriously underestimated the workload and the power it would have over me! AND 2) After having digestion problems for months, the doc found a Candida fungus and put me on a very restrictive diet (no carbs/no sugar) in order to starve it out.
I’ve been trying to adjust, and it’s been really hard! I’m such a foodie; I love trying new recipes, eating at different restaurants, and especially baking and eating SWEETS! Even more, I LOVE being social, and it seems like socializing often revolves around food. Needless to say, this new diet has really put a damper on things. However, I’m starting to get my groove back, and I’m even learning a lot in the process. One major thing I’m learning is how to make not just Saturdays, but every day sweeter without the comfort of my favorite foods. So, for now, unless I have an order for Cake Jubilee, Sweet Saturdays will be exploring all kinds of ways to taste life’s sweetness outside of simply baking.
Until then, here are a few ways I’ve been surviving on the Candida diet:
For breakfast every day, I’ve been having either scrambled eggs or plain greek yogurt (plain yogurt and non-aged cheeses are the only dairy I can have) and fresh berries (fresh berries and green apples are the only fruits I can have). We made turkey bacon for breakfast this morning as well.
A good lunch or dinner option has been stir-fried veggies with fresh garlic and ginger. I changed up a great peanut sauce of Fran’s since I can’t have peanuts and used organic almond butter, xylitol, apple cider vinegar, and a little soy sauce (the soy sauce was a cheat, but I couldn’t help myself) instead.
Dinner: crock pot roast, rice with egg (I’m not supposed to have more than 1/4 cup of brown rice, if I have it at all), and mixed greens with a homemade lemon,garlic, and olive oil dressing (I can’t have store bought salad dressings or most any other type of condiment).
One of the main reasons this diet has been hard is because Lyle and I have maintained a vegetarian household for the last three years. However, on this diet, I can only have beans in very small portions, and I can’t have anything with soy or gluten, making it VERY hard to rely on anything but meat and veggies to keep me satisfied.
Kale Chips (Thanks to Fran and Ashley for the inspiration). Yesterday Lyle and I went to see Crazy, Stupid, Love, and since we couldn’t partake in any refreshments at the theater, we baked and packed some kale chips to snack on instead. They are actually quite delicious and provided the similar salty and crunchy taste as popcorn!
Finally, I’m really thankful to my sweet husband for going on this diet with me, and for being so supportive and patient when I cry over trivial things like missing cookies or wanting pasta. I’m also thankful to all of my friends who have given me words of encouragement and recipe ideas. Thinking about you guys is enough to make my Saturday sweet and complete. And if any of you know about the Candida diet and have recipe ideas, I would really appreciate it!
I go back and forth. Is it a hip, functional layer? or is it a hippie-wannabe half-mumu? I see a photo like this and think Yeah, cool. Effortless, easy to wear, figure-forgiving.
But then I see something like this, and I think Ack! Bag Lady!
(Ashlee’s poncho is Madewell, btw)
What do you think? Cool or not? Only when done right? or OMGNever?
update: I came across an amazing example of styling the poncho for maternity here.
Check it out: I’m featured on Mom Street Style over at Ain’t No Mom Jeans. love those gals…
Happy Friday! And happy Labor Day weekend! Do you have fun plans? We are off to Great Sequoia National Park to take in the big trees.
I am sooo FRILLED by these colorful housewares from Rice of Denmark (via Decor8). I am always drawn, to crisp white + color, and everything in the catalog is making me beside myself with glee. I think I pinned like a hundred things.
Nursing bras are going haute.
And doesn’t Reese look cute in pink floral?
I was glad to see that BabyGap is taking some cues from hip Euro brands in this fall’s lineup. Y’all know I can’t stand foofy baby clothes, and as far as I’m concerned, European brands have a far better take on what is cute and comfy for babes. Plus I can’t resist babies in stripes.
Basics from Polarn O Pyret:
Basics from Gap Baby:
Where do you go for comfy baby basics?