From left to right: Baublebar//Baublebar (sold out, but very similar here. I actually just purchased this one myself)//Juicy Couture//Rachel Roy//Astley Clarke//

In Islamic, Jewish, Assyrian, Hindu, Ethiopian, Greek, and Italian (the list goes on) cultures, evil eye jewelry is meant to serve as protection against negative/evil energy. These protective pieces have transformed into a full on fashion trend, and I am loving it (especially as a paranoid person, ha)! Whether you’re superstitious or not, why not take extra caution and don an evil eye piece?

Denim shorts are my favorite Summer staple because they go with virtually anything from a slouchy tee to a structured peplum top. These are some of my favorite denim cut-off looks…
 Here’s my round-up of some of my favorite pairings with denim shorts that I’ll definitely be rocking this Summer!
How would you style denim shorts?

We attended a daytime wedding this past weekend to kick off wedding season–such a fun time of the year! Since the wedding took place during the day and was at an old barn, I went more casual with this fun H&M bright coral dress. I love the playful shape and color, which is perfect for Spring and Summer! I love taking any opportunity I get to re-wear my wedding bracelet, and this was the perfect excuse.
Dress: H&M//Shoes: BCBG//Necklace: BCBG//Bracelets: Stella And Dot, Haute Bride, J. Crew (similar), Forever 21//

I got my hair done today, as I mentioned last week. I’m still getting used to it since it’s a pretty big change for me. My stylist put highlights in all over, and then did balayage with random pieces of hair framing my face, as well as some pieces in the back. Since my ends had bleach left over from years ago, the bottom portion of my hair will need to be toned one more time, probably in the next couple of weeks. Here’s the before (excuse the iphone quality photos)…
And after:
On another note, you may have noticed that my blog got a little makeover! I hope you all like it. I’m working on adding a navigation bar among some other details. Let me know what you think! I also have a Facebook page, where I post recipes, fashion finds and other musings on a regular basis. Since Google is removing the “follow” option, this is a great way to stay updated on new blog posts as well. You can like my page here.

I wanted to share a few recent dinners that were big successes. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland (and yes, I consider eating bacon to be ‘healthy’). While I don’t follow the paleo lifestyle completely, I do end up eating paleo meals a lot of the time. 
Bacon wrapped scallops over sauteed kale and mashed sweet potatoes:
This is a very easy dinner to make! To make the scallops, cook the bacon in a pan, let cool, then wrap the bacon around each scallop and secure with toothpicks. sprinkle the scallops with pepper, then cook them in the same pan as the bacon was cooked in, with some squeezed lemon on top. Cook on each side for two minutes. And voila! 
Cauliflower and almond flour crust pizza:
I have tried making cauliflower crust pizzas before, and they always turned out a bit soggy, which isn’t ideal, especially for someone who loves a crispy crust! I tried mixing equal parts mashed cauliflower with almond flour, 3 eggs and some oregano for this pizza and it worked. Most cauliflower/almond flour pizza crust recipes will tell you to bake the crust alone for 10-15 minutes, add your toppings, and then put it back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. If you like your crust to be crispy, bake the crust alone for 30 minutes @ 350, and then add your toppings and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Red Curry shrimp with cauliflower fried “rice”:
On a low carb day, I made this delicious red curry shrimp and cauliflower fried “rice”. To make the shrimp, cook raw shrimp with coconut oil in a pan. Remove, then heat 2 tablespoons of coconut cream and 1 teaspoon of red curry paste together. Add chopped red bell peppers, basil, and garlic until the mixture bubbles. Add in shrimp and you’re done! The cauliflower rice is so easy to make, and takes much less time to prepare than real rice. Chop cauliflower into gold ball (or smaller) size pieces and put into a blender or food processor and chop until it becomes a rice consistency. This only takes about 5 seconds in the food processor–you don’t want it to be too fine. Add some coconut oil in a pan and cook the cauliflower for 3-5 minutes. Add chili paste, gluten free soy sauce, 2 scrambled eggs, and peas.
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