I think most bloggers will agree, after a couple years, you get a fair share of daily emails. There’s the good, the bad, the spam and the PR ones. Thanks to a Neutrogena press release earlier this month regarding its acne wash, I learned February is National Grapefruit Month. I was actually happy to be re-introduced to my 2nd favorite fruit (raspberries are my #1 hands down) because I forgot that grapefruit is actually the perfect snack to lose a few pounds. Why?
Whenever I eat a grapefruit, I have a bit of an obsessive routine. I take a knife, slice it in half (like I did today above), and cut out every single section so it’s easy to eat with a spoon. Then I squeeze the juice out into a glass to drink later and repeat with the other half. It’s about a 10-15 minute process which takes up time and helps me avoid a snacking-sesh on greasy crackers or candy. Calories saved? A lot.
PS - You have no idea how much you appreciate an US Weekly subscription (even if it is a few weeks late) until you live in a foreign country that could care less about American celebs. Happy National Grapefruit Month! Here’s a few of my favorite grapefruit products below if you’re a citrus lover too…
Remember as a teen when one of your parents made a comment similar to Cher’s dad in Clueless along the lines of ‘Are you really going out wearing that!?’ Suddenly, a decade or more later you’re hearing that same little voice – only this time it’s your own, instead of mom’s. Welcome to the world and uncertainty of styling crop tops. Teenie boppers at Coachella and models in fashion mags make this 90′s trend revival look so simple and carefree, but it’s not the case.
Keeping the look simple, monochromatic in all-black, sucking-in, and showing just a sliver of skin helped me brave this trend. Blazers, pencil skirts or paired with high waisted trousers help too. And don’t forget a strategically placed clutch can work wonders when it comes time for the ‘group photo’ at a dinner party. If you’re wearing a cut-out dress or crop top; prevent an ‘un-tag‘ with the proper purse placement I’ll demonstrate below. Here’s my first attempt styling a crop top on our last evening in Venice closing out the post with my #1 crop-top wearing tip to spice up a look… Read more ›
Paris may be called the ‘City of Love,’ but I’m going to veto that in favor of Venice, Italy. We spent Valentine’s weekend in Venice and in between gazing at gondola traffic jams and sight-seeing in San Marcos square; I snuck in a mini shopping tour of few Italian brands that really really need to have store locations in the US soon.
As I was on the hunt for stylish sneakers (a must-have this year), I crossed my fingers they’d have the size 40 I needed. Thankfully, the salesman assured me there are some ‘Italian girls with big feet’ so they should have my size. Whew! A few stores later I found the perfect pair. Of course, there’s nothing like an exchange rate to put a bit of a damper on retail therapy in Europe. The US dollar is so weak, literally, but I found a couple must-have Italian brands without a trace of Euro sticker shock. Here are the Italian styles to steal… Read more ›
The first time I went to Vegas, I was in awe of the gondola rides in the the Venetian hotel and the baby blue faux cotton candy painted sky on the ceiling. I never imagined seeing Venice in real life, but it is truly one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited over the weekend as captured for 6 seconds in the Vine above. Coming this week on Savvy Spice – the sounds, sights, and true Italian style must-haves.
Hope you had a great weekend!
If you’re genetically blessed with long, luscious locks; then 2014 has the must-have hairstyle for you. Ultra-low sleek ponytails were all over the runways at NYFW the past two seasons meaning now it’s time to wear it. However, if you’ve ever been in a situation like me where you think you’re doing a great job ‘growing out’ your hair, it can be a different story. I know when I attempt a low pony and it looks more like this, a rat tail, that’s when it’s time for my extensions.
I’ve been wearing them for nearly a decade and have different styles, lengths and shades throughout the years. While it used to be a bit of a taboo, nearly every woman in Hollywood wears extensions on some level. Christie Brinkley considers them one of her anti-aging secrets.’ Last fall, the ‘blonde bombshell revealed that she wears 16-inch clip-in hair extensions almost every day. Brinkley uses the hair pieces to add body and highlights to her thinning locks, which instantly reverses the signs of aging hair.’ – Huffington Post. So if you’re in the mood for this simple, hot Spring hairstyle and might need the help of extensions; here’s exactly how to do it… Read more ›