There were so many fashion misses at the CFDA awards this year (in my opinion), but here are my favorite looks from the event:

Left to right: Olivia Palermo in Dennis Basso, Sofia Vergara in Herve L Leroux, Ireland Baldwin in David Meister 
Who was the best dressed in your opinion?

Ahi Poke is one of my absolute favorite dishes to order when I go out to eat. Unfortunately sometimes it can be unhealthy when served with chips that are fried in oil. In addition, many soy sauces used in the sauce contain wheat so I set out to re-create a healthier version of Ahi Poke to eat at home. Here’s what you’ll need to prepare Ahi poke over brown rice:
 -1/2 pound of fresh ahi
 -1 teaspoon sesame oil
 -1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
 -1 green onion
 -1 crushed garlic glove
 -1/2 cup cooked brown rice
 -1 avocado
 -Coconut oil spray

Step 1: Cook your brown rice.
Step 2: While the rice is cooking, whisk the crushed garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil together in a bowl.
Step 2: Chop one green onion into small pieces.
Step 3: Cut the ahi into small cubes with a sharp butcher’s knife. Spray a pan with coconut oil and put all of the ahi cubes in the pan. Cook for 30 seconds on each side. The ahi will be cooked on the outside, but completely rare on the inside. You can omit this step–I cooked the outside since I picked the ahi up in the evening and knew it had been put out in the morning, otherwise I would’ve skipped this.

Once everything is ready, place the brown rice on a plate and flatten the top. Add the avocado pieces, then the ahi. Pour the sauce over the ahi. Lastly, add your green onions.

This is such an easy and quick dinner to make. Plus it’s healthy and much less expensive than restaurant poke. The total cost to make this meal was $11.

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CND’s Shellac polishes revolutionized the beauty/nail industry by introducing a nail polish that lasts for two plus weeks without chipping. They’ve just introduced a similar product called Vinylux, dubbed a “weekly polish” that gives a seven day wear and does not use a base coat or a UV light. I was excited by the opportunity to try out Vinylux because while I love the everlasting sturdiness of Shellac, I’m paranoid about putting my hands under the UV light, and I get bored of nail colors less than two weeks in. I was a bit skeptical of the staying power of Vinylux because of these above reasons. Read on for photos of how the polish wore over the course of seven days…
Day 1

Please excuse the mess on my index finger. The color I got was Romantique, and it took four coats to appear more opaque and less streaky. It dried super fast, faster than a regular nail polish and gave a shiny finish with the top coat.
Day 4
On day four, there was a little bit of wear around my cuticles and the edges of my nails, but the polish still looked much better than a regular nail polish would’ve looked on its fourth day of wear.
Day 7

Day five was when things went to hell in a hand basket (pun intended). The polish started peeling away at the edges of my nails, and there was some chipping. I would have removed the polish then, but I wanted to wait and see how they would look on day 7, as CND promises that Vinylux is a “weekly polish”. By day 7, I couldn’t wait to remove the nail polish. It was harder to remove than removing a regular nail polish. I normally use acetone to remove my regular nail polish, and I had to let an acetone soaked cotton ball sit on each nail for about two minutes to remove the Vinylux. 
As much as I wanted to love Vinylux, I’m not a believer. I’d rather stick with my regular nail polish, which is just as shiny, lasts just about as long, and is easier to remove. Have any of you tried Vinylux? What did you think?

For our two year anniversary, I thought I’d share some of my favorite wedding photos along with our wedding video. While there are a million petty things I would love to change from this day two years ago (Pinterest, where were you when I needed you most?), it still remains the happiest day of my life. 


Ever have those days when you feel like you have nothing to wear? When it happens to me, my go-to, easy outfit is a pair of boyfriends and a no-fuss white tee. I added a pair of gold heels and a gold pendant necklace to glam it up a bit. 
{Please excuse the brightness. Late morning photos outside-no bueno.}
Tee: Zara//Jeans: Forever 21 (old), similar//Heels: Sam and Libby//Necklace: Target, similar//