Posts tagged ‘j. crew’

August 18, 2011

Isn’t it ironic?

This morning I got up wanting to knock out 4 miles outside because the weather has been gorgeous and running outside > running on the treadmill. On mile 1.5 this song came on:

and what do you know? It started pouring rain. Everytime I see people running in the rain I think they are crazy. Today I was one.

Attractive, I know.

To get that image out of your head I’ll share with you yesterday’s outfit.

Whew, much better! I purchased everything on sale for a total of $50 at J. Crew…score.

Yesterday’s breakfast was a warm one. I toasted 2 Van’s Waffles and made my own peanut butter spread to top it off with.

Anyone still own Peanut Flour?? Try this.

1 tsp of Peanut Butter (I used White Chocolate Wonderful) 1 TBSP of Peanut Four (Trader Joe’s) and 1 1/2 TBSP of Chocolate Almond Milk.

Mix it to get more peanut butter with all of the taste and none (ok, less) of the calories.

Spread your waffles with your beautiful creation

Top with an abundance of fruit. Enjoy 😉

This surprisingly kept me full for hours. I didn’t eat lunch til 2:30! I have gotten a little more comfortable with my chef’s at work and now I request my own meals instead of ordering off the menu.

Is that bratty? Oh well, I’m a healthy brat. I had them saute up some fresh veggies (no butter) and add it to a tiny bit of whole wheat pasta and some chickpeas with a ladle of marinara sauce. I couldn’t even finish so i still have half saved for today. I wont bother them with my brattiness 😉

For dinner we had something I made 2 weeks ago and stuck in the freezer. Mama Pea’s Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna.

When Adam came home and asked what was for dinner I told him and he said I neeeeed meat I’ll never be full.

One piece and he was “stuffed” and it was “realllly good” Vegan Meals/Alyssa 1 – Adam 0.

Oh before I forget the cake batter protein that I use is Muscle Milk Light. It’s actually on sale right now on this website. I add it to Oatmeal, Shakes and even cookies 🙂

Time to get ready for work. For today’s Thirsty Thursday I highly suggest one of these.

QUESTIONS: What is your favorite type of protein? What are you drinking on this Thirsty Thursday?

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April 19, 2011

Shopaholic

Someone needs to sign me up for Shopaholics Anonymous A.S.A.P. I’ve noticed that in the past 3 days I’ve purchased an outrageous number of clothing items, accessories & shoes. I should probably buy stock in J. Crew or Nordstrom  since I basically handed them my paycheck.

In the pile: Salmon colored skirt – j.crew, white shorts – j.crew, sequin 3/4 length coral shirt – j.crew, pink & white dress j.crew, beige tank top – j.crew, gold shimmer tank j.crew, white racerback tank – j.crew, pink & white pinstripe tank – j.crew, orange boyfriend cardigan – j.crew, camel studded belt – j.crew, 2 long necklaces – j.crew, off white flower hairpin – j.crew, starfish gold earrings – j.crew, gray zipper pocket cardigan – j.crew, j-brand flare jeans – nordstrom, black lace dress – bcbg, gold jeweled flats – bcbg, blue and gray striped boyfriend cardigan, orange & white short sleeve off the shoulder sweater – nordstrom

The good thing is all of these are staple pieces and can be worn with many different outfits. Plus, everyone needs a little shopping spree to kick off a new season 🙂 I should also note that you shouldn’t ever go shopping while running on 3 hours of sleep 😉 Unless you want to spend money of course!

If you are into spending money on clothes I have some cheap Spring staples that I wanted to share with you.

1. Dress – This is something you could throw on during the day  with flats for a casual look, dress up with wedges for a night out or add a cardigan to attend a family function. $34.99 – Jc Penny

2. Denim Skirt – When I was younger a denim skirt was a staple for me. I wore one probably 3x a week with a tube top, tank or whatever I could find. I still love the versatility but wearing a ripped, faded and short skirt isn’t age appropriate for me (I’m OLD) anymore. $16.90 – Forever 21

3. Striped Shirt – I’m OBSESSED with stripes. White shorts, skinny jeans, leggings…It all works! $40 – Top Shop

4.  Flower Applique Sandals – I like to wear something that’s not plain. Cant beat these at $12 – Old Navy

5. White Shorts – I would wear these everyday if I nobody would notice 🙂 $39 – Gap

6. Aviators – Loving the classic look. Not too big, not too small – Just right. $16 – Sunglass Warehouse

7. Long Gold Necklace – I used to be against gold…Now I’m a fan. $1.50 – Forever 21

8. Colorful Scarf – Perfect to wear with a tee, shorts and flats to give your outfit a little uumph. $15 – Affordable Scarves

9. Boyfriend cardigan – Always nice to have one of these when it’s NOT so Springy out $19 – J. Jill

10. Canvas Tote – Picnics, Beach trips and Days at work with the kids. This bag would get A LOT of use $50 – Land’s End

This morning I had a delicious breakfast but it didn’t LOOK delicious. I’m horrible at making an omelet look good. Any ideas for me??

It broke before I even flipped it!

Eh, who cares about pretty pictures when you have lump crab, egg whites, red peppers, vegan cheese, old bay and cholula on a Tuesday morning for breakfast?

Not me.

I’m enjoying some leftover chili for lunch while watching Rachel Ray and mentally preparing myself for a butt kicking at Boot Camp tonight.

Happy Tuesday!

QUESTIONS: What is a Spring staple in your wardrobe? Any tips for making the perfect omelette??