Everlane Adds Another Hero, The Court Sneaker

“We started with full-grain
leather produced at a gold-
certified tannery, then cut the
virgin plastic we were using by
54% (and counting).”

More from Everlane! The court sneaker is your everyday hero. Wear them for any occasion. Pair the Court with any outfit. Versatility awards them closet space. They are a clean, minimal, and subtle style choice. Choose from seven neutral colors. Way to go Everlane ! BTW, I am a fan of the no logo.

Everlane continues with their reputation to deliver a constant thoughtfully designed label. Every piece they launch simply proves it. Sustainability is a driver. Always exploring the process to do better. Transparency is what they do well. They are leaders in the fashion revolution. All these reasons are why I love this label and continue to highlight them.

Style It Your Way

One coat styled four ways for different occasions. You make it work! Mood, personality, and personal style all play into the way you dress. Sometimes you look at your closet feel you have nothing to wear. Shopping your closet with some outside inspiration can instantly change that dilemma. I constantly draw my inspiration from others. It helps me be more creative and playful with alternative ways to wear some of my favorite pieces.

Here are four ways to wear Shrimp’s faux fur heart coat:

One gal drapes it over her shoulders (pic 1 & 3) while another pushes up the arm sleeves (pic 4). One wears it super casual like an over sized sweatshirt (pic 2) and another is very Audrey Hepburn (pic 1). Trendy accessories are transforming these looks (heart glasses, pearl headband, black leather beret, and handbags). Footwear ranges from the classic Converse sneaker, colorful booties to pink ballet flats. All pretty timeless. Unexpected pops of color connecting each look.

My personal favorite daily style connects with pic 4. All of these pictures will influence a few of my future outfits. I may not have the heart coat but I do have a faux fur leopard.

All Inspirational Pics From Pinterest

Sunday Cart: Movement

The question of need vs want and the less is always more concept is sometimes reason to pause. Simply put, things are just hard to resist. We all have soft spots. My view: Don’t beat yourself up over it. Just be sure you wear it, use it, or it simply brings you pleasure.

Health and over all wellness is always at the forefront of my mind. Movement is a priority. Everyday you must get outside without question. A walk is a mood changer. The gym is functional strength and focus training to for a strong healthy body for everyday living. Athletic wear becomes part of the package.

I have a small rotation of workout wear and tend to never like wearing them anywhere but the gym. Workout wear needs to move with me and feel like a second skin which is why I am a fan of Lululemon’s Align collection. Here are a few items that are collecting in the cart but on pause with the exception of the Nike yoga unitard. Ordered it, kept it, Love it!

A one piece is minimal and practical. After the workout step into the perfect skirt like this one from Lucas Hugh for a chic sporty 2nd look. Perhaps throw your favorite blazer or hoody on to finish it off. Now you have one piece with 3 different ways to wear it for errands, juice date with a gal pal, or straight to dinner. Maybe workout or maybe not.

All The Above: yoga luxe jumpsuit, elevate the workout look with a sporty skirt, Birkenstocks for coming and going, new yoga mat to stretch it out, a night out with the Boston Ballet calls for your tribe

Happy Movement Sunday!

A Brand To Appreciate: Another Tomorrow

I appreciate those that are fully transparent. Meet my new new discovery, Another Tomorrow. A sustainable brand with careful attention to design, quality, and sourcing to produce thoughtful garments. Approaching the fashion industry with a lens of a global citizen. Every decision is guided by their values with human, animal, and environmental welfare. Their clothes speak to the minimal and modern woman. Confidence, strength, and timeless pieces that are investments. Clothing made to be worn time after time with longevity in mind. Simply beautiful!

Another Tomorrow is worth exploring. They are part of the fashion revolution. Their website is as beautiful as their collection. It is filled with content about the process and decisions that come into play with the creation of this label. Simply love it!

Veggie Burger + A Not So Boring Salad

Here are two dishes that are easy, tasty, and far from boring. I have yet to have a veggie burger that is more flavorful, fresh, and delicious as Eating Well’s Sweet potato-Black Bean Burger. Roasted potatoes would have been the natural pairing but decided to try Gywneth Paltrow’s Quinoa with Mushroom + Arugula salad from It’s All Good cookbook.

Recipe For The Salad

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 lb crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups arugula, roughly chopped

Directions

In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil. Add garlic and thyme; cook until they begin to get fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and salt; cook, stirring, until mushrooms are soft, brown and begin to make a squeaking sound. Transfer mushroom mixture to a bowl. Add quinoa and arugula; stir. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

My notes: Couldn’t be more simple. A recipe that lends it self to swapping out mushrooms with other lovely veggies that you fancy. I added fresh squeezed lemon at the end.

Recipe for Sweet Potato

2 cups grated sweet potato

½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

½ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup vegan mayonnaise

1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste

1 teaspoon curry powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

1 cup thinly sliced cucumber

Directions

Squeeze grated sweet potato with paper towels to remove excess moisture; place in a large bowl. Pulse oats in a food processor until finely ground; add to the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Add beans, scallions, mayonnaise, tomato paste, curry powder and salt to the bowl; mash the mixture together with your hands. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Place the patties on a plate; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Stir yogurt, dill and lemon juice together in a small bowl; set aside.

Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Divide the yogurt sauce evenly among top and bottom bun halves. Top each bottom bun half with a burger and cucumber slices; replace top bun halves.

My Notes: Food processor makes this dish super easy and quick. Opted for regular yogurt + added more curry powder.

The Casual One Pot, Vegetarian Chili

I recently attended a Master Class on Food Sensitivities, Allergies, and Gut Health led by a doctor and a scientist. The major take away for me, EAT YOUR FIBER. I am fully stocked with colorful veggies, fruits, nuts, and grains. Cooking game is strong this weekend. Here is a vegetarian chili From Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. Love the lentil addition to this recipe.

I doubled the recipe with the exception of the kidney beans. Adjusted the tomatoes with 1 28- ounce can of whole tomatoes and 1 28- ounce can of diced tomatoes. Upped the chipotle in adobo sauce for more heat (we are a spicy family).

The usual fixings for this comfort bowl included: diced avocado, sour cream, fresh chopped cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. An easy peasy recipe that takes little prep. I let it simmer for most of the day so all the flavors could really come together. Add additional water if too thick for your liking. This is a healthy, flavorful, and not to mention economical meal.

Whipped up a fresh batch of my isostilo granola while the chili was cooking. A winter zen kitchen morning for me with a little kitchen swagger playing on Spotify in the background.

Bit Of This & A Bit Of That

Cafe Style

Travel to Daluama Berlin with this Pinterest Pic. What I would do for this cafe to be in my neighborhood! Heading into the weekend with this image in mind. Remember to make time for yourself and to find that place which gives you a bit of space and peace.

Impact Update

Start thinking vintage. It’s always an option when it comes to your closet. Especially now! “The environmental impact of denim makes buying jeans problematic for eco-conscious shoppers. But more and more brands are developing innovative ways to lessen the damage”, sip your drink of choice and read more from this Guardian article

First Layer Fashion

Undergarments, something we can’t live without! Lululemon nailed it. I was a bit skeptical as the price makes one pause at $18 per pair. But they deliver in my opinion. Wear these as your second skin for their everyday function, simplicity, and comfort. Save the lace for those other cheeky occasions.

A Recipe To Try

David Atherton’s banana energy balls for your pre or post workout.

One To Watch

So much buzz about this movie. Simply put Marriage Story is about a marriage breaking up. It is real, raw, heart breaking, and relatable. Add it your weekend line up.

About the feature image: There are more jeans than people in the world’ … E.L.V. Denim founder Anna Foster. Photograph: Publicity Image Thank you Guardian