November 30, 2011
November 29, 2011
...the vibe, the caught in deep thought looks and the pieces, of course the pieces. Earthy meets cutting edge and never got along so well.
Images via Pamela Love Lookbook. Check out the rest here.
...fit, color, cut and a little unexpected skin and these ladies have got it goin' on. Some good holiday party wardrobe ideas to pull out of here as well. Patterns, pops of color and some peek-a-boo for kissin' under the mistletoe !
November 28, 2011
So most people either love brussel sprouts or they hate them. I happen to love them and not just for the taste but for their incredible nutritional value, they are packed with vitamins A and C and high in fiber. I have written about it before but, we just don't get enough fiber in our diet and we NEED it. Brussel sprouts have 4 grams of fiber per serving which is pretty good when it comes to vegetables, and the fiber is what helps keep blood sugar levels low and keeps overeating in check. There are a number of other benefits but I think one of the most notable benefits is the ability of brussel sprouts to help fight inflammation and in turn help fight disease, in particular cancer. There are so many great ways to prepare brussel sprouts but this is one of my favorite, simple recipes...
... the inspiration just never stops coming from these two phenoms. High up on the favorite muses list for so many reasons but, mostly for their always on point mix of uptown chic and downtown cool.
Accidental Brilliance layout with images via Olsens Anonymous
...I sometimes think about the people who I have shared parts of my life with who, for one reason or another, good or bad are no longer around. What was the last thing they said ? Perhaps we would pay more attention if we thought it might be last thing they shared with us, maybe it would have meant more. What was the last really nice thing someone said to you ? When was the last time you said something nice to someone for no reason ? I have always loved the thought that sometimes the smallest things we say to someone can fill in the whole in their heart. Indeed when words are kind they can change everything.
November 26, 2011
November 25, 2011
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With the holiday season upon us there will no doubt be millions of people around the world who will go hungry this year. There is something you can do, Use Your Voice and help feed the hungry. I have posted before about The Hunger Site and this time of year feels like the perfect time to highlight again what an exceptional idea they have. They are dedicated to feeding the hungry around the world and they make it very simple to get involved with just one simple click. Click on over to their site, hit the GIVE button and instantly they will donate 1.1 cups of food to the hungry. I have their site bookmarked and everyday when I check my daily emails I click on over and hit the GIVE button, it's the least I can do to help make the life of someone in need a bit better and in a small way help make a big difference.
....so many things to be thankful for this year. And although I think we should spend a bit of time everyday thinking about what we are thankful for, I know sometimes life gets in the way of finding the time to string together the small details, the ups and downs, the thoughtful things people say and do, the things that make up a life. The songs that become your soundtrack, the sunrise that inspires a new day, the heartbreak that makes you realize how strong you are, the tear that slips down your cheek from laughing so hard it hurts, the knowing that tomorrow is a new day and everything is going to work out. Thankful for so much this year and hopeful that we are all on the right path...
....so simple, so right on. Jesse Kamm does good things with keeping it simple and keeping it real. To see the rest of the collection click on over here.
November 22, 2011
...such a brilliant thought. The less you care, the happier you will be. Society places all these pretenses on what makes a person happy. But what really makes you happy ? If you could live anywhere and be anything what would you be, where would you go ? And despite it all, if you didn't care what anyone thought what would you change ?
Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via marlow35, pinterest
November 16, 2011
November 15, 2011
...so although I love the look of a little fur coat, I think it's best to opt for a good looking faux version. But, you gotta admit this is some fine fur inspiration to work off.
...no doubt these girls have got it goin' on. A pretty metallic shoe added to an otherwise casual look, the ultimate shade of emerald, a pretty little up-do and a few killer patterns layered upon each other. File these right in the style files.
Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via A House In The Hills, Street Style, Musings in Femininity,
There are many supplements I take everyday and others I rotate in and out depending on how I am feeling health wise, flax seed oil is one that is a pretty constant in the mix. Flax seed oil is a rich source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Lately no matter where you look there is more and more news coming out about the importance of essential fatty acids, and for good reason. If it is better cholesterol, more efficient metabolism, hormone regulation, cardiovascular health and better cognitive thinking ability to name just a few- flaxseed oil just might be worth adding into your routine. But, did you know that it is all about the balance. Omega 3 tends to reduce inflammation while omega 6 has been known to promote inflammation. An inappropriate balance of these fatty acids leads to disease while a proper balance leads to better health. A healthy diet should consist of roughly two to four times more omega 6-fatty acids than omega 3-fatty acids. The typical diet contains 14 to 25 times more omega 6-fatty acids than omega-3. Many researchers believe that this is the reason that we have such higher incidences of disease and inflammation. It is simple to get it into your diet, I just take a few tablespoons straight up but you can add it to smoothies and salad dressings for a nutty flavor. My favorite is Barlean's Cold Pressed Oil but check out what your local helath food store carries. Promise this is one supplement worth the investment.
November 13, 2011
...and if it's a strong and clear mind, this man's voice sends me on the path to it. I have said it before but there is a deja vu that I feel when I listen to him, not sure if it is from something I have known or something that I have yet to know...
November 12, 2011
November 11, 2011
Stopped into Calypso the other day and as expected found a little inspiration and a few at the moment favorites...
November 10, 2011
I have always been fascinated with the virtue of patience...perhaps because I very deeply believe that if you embrace the patience that is necessary in a situation, it will unfold as it is meant to. That does not mean that everything will always work out, but without the common tendency to interrupt out of the need for instant gratification when you wait things out they tend to make sense. And just as not all things work out, not all things make the sense you expected. Practice patience has always been one of my guiding lights...what is meant to work out will work out. There is a certain sense of shelter in that thought...
November 9, 2011
November 8, 2011
...lots of good things goin' on here. Loving the layering of a denim shirt, the addition of a little glam from a metallic blouse, a scarf thrown on as a chic head wrap and the bright white of a cuffed pair of jeans with heels.
Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via streetstyle tumblr, pinterest, ciara bird
There is no doubt that when it comes to reaping the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, juicing them gives you more bang for the buck in the vitamin department. But there is always that question, which should I include in my fresh juice ? Beets are one of the vegetables that belong in the mix, well known as one of the most powerful cleansing and blood building juices around. They contain four of the most important vitamins and nine of the essential minerals that the body needs. They have a bit of protein and are a great source of iron. And, the trick to getting the most out of your beets, include the tops or the greens which are a perfect source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, C, calcium and potassium. The juice tends to be very strong so throw a few apples in the juicer to lighten and sweeten up the flavor. And here is my handy juicing guide so you can juice up the best blend tailor made for you.
November 7, 2011
When it comes to rounding up a weekly muse, Loulou de la Falaise definitely belongs up there on the list. Well known as the muse of Yves Saint Laurent who she met in 1968. The inspiration for his famous Le Tuxedo, the groundbreaking menswear inspired tuxedo. And as far as sexy goes, a woman in a perfectly fitted tuxedo is just about as sexy as it gets. When I heard the sad news that she passed on last week, I went to look in my inspiration files for photogrpahs of her home that I had saved. This lady will always be muse worthy for sure...
November 6, 2011
November 5, 2011
...believe that you are on the right path and get out there and continue to walk it. I have been listening to this one, the newest from Mumford & Sons for the last few days. So for today, I leave it with you and also my hope that you find resolution to all that is holding you back from living your highest potential. And above all that you know, it will all be alright...
November 4, 2011
Few new favs have ended up in the beauty bag lately, with the turning of the season I always try to change things up a little. Only requirements, all natural ingredients and as minimal looking as possible. These three products pull you together without being made up...a good tan, a well maintained set of brows and soft lips equal out the door and ready for anything !
Get the goods...Tarte bronzer available here, Eco Lips available here, ZUZU Luxe mascara available here
November 3, 2011
and repeat again...sometimes a song just fits, a mood, a thought. Finishes a sentence you couldn't quite find the words for and if you close your eyes and listen closely you can hear your heart beat and you can find your way back...
Something truly fascinating about the artwork of Dorothy Goode. Taps into that inner debate and decision to leave certain things undsaid. Beneath the emotions or in this case beneath the colors, words that can't quite be deciphered and in turn remain unspoken. Somehow beautiful yet, perhaps also wasted.
...to see the rest of her work click on over here.
November 2, 2011
Have you ever stopped to think about time and patience, that the beauty of certain experiences is not always instantly revealed. Well if there is one thing I have learned it's that, life does take care of itself and it always takes care of you. From one experience comes the next...the natural evolution of the soul, of inspiration and of your journey. So let it happen, let go and go with the flow.
Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via beautiful soup, ciara bird, pinterest, gretchen jones, we heart it
Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via beautiful soup, ciara bird, pinterest, gretchen jones, we heart it
November 1, 2011
...so simple is best is my motto for most things. And it doesn't matter what style, a simple white blouse just always gets the job done doesn't it ? Add these ladies to the style files for sure.