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Picture 079Picture 082Navy pique dress from Isaac Mizrahi for Target, plum tights from target, brown suede slouch boots from Silhouettes, silver necklaces from H&M, orange silk scarf from Banana Republic, silver hoops and cuff. Wore my long brown suede coat from Express.

Hair washed and conditioned, Jonathan Silky Dirt twirled around sections while damp and then dried with diffuser. When dry, curled large sections around curling iron.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W1-3, philosophy The Supernatural in Beige, Nars blush in Orgasm, Benefit's Her Glossiness in Next Question Please, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory over lid. Cover Girl LashBlast in black and Maybelline UltraLiner in black on top lash line.

I know the orange scarf is an unusual combination, but this outfit needed… something. I am looking into getting some more scarves, ones that are longer but more narrow. Think they will be a great alternative to these thicker pashminas and shawls for the warmer months. Any suggestions on places to look? I always have the best luck in the lesser known stores and even stands at markets, festies and such but don't really have the schedule right now to go shopping to those sorts of places. Maybe that is Life telling me to hold off for now… I really haven't had much of an urge to go shopping lately anyway, just would like some new accessories πŸ™‚

However I have done a teensy bit of shopping – got some black patent peeptoe heels from BCBGirls for Spring (gosh that brand feels custom made for my fat little piggies), my new purse from Banana/eBay, and I finally saved up to get something I have really really wanted for a very long time…. a food processor! I know, it's not clothing but I have a passion for cooking as I do for fashion. Not so much fancy recipes, but I really like getting creative in my kitchen and trying out new things. Now I can make a ton more things like my own hummus, salsa and try out a vegetarian version of the fabulous potato-leek soup I used to make with my now-defunct immersion blender! (and I got the classic Cuisinart one – no need for super fancy or super big at this stage of my life…. this baby is already bigger than my itty-bitty kitchen counter!)

Any suggestions on fabu healthy vegetarian dishes that require me to take my Cuisinart out for a spin? Nothing phases me – love it spicy, love it savory, love the lesser known, have plenty of international markets around so can often find more obscure ingredients… bring it on! πŸ™‚

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. CUTE. I want to be bolder with experimenting with mixing colors in my wardrobe, but sometimes I just don’t have the moxie to pull it off.

    Lend me some of your moxie?

  2. I saw this dress in Target last night and thought of you!

    I also saw many long, skinny scarves there. I’m not in the market for one so didn’t fully look to see if they were good or not, but next time your there…

  3. from the hummus capital of the world, i can tell you that the hands down best homemade recipe that won rave reviews from my native in-law relatives is the one from the “moosewood cookbook.” the beauty of this recipe is that you can make it as spicy, lemony, garlicky, (or all three!) as you want. that one is definitely cuisinart-worthy!

  4. Hi – love your blog! If you aren’t adverse to ordering online, I picked up some scarves recently from I got the feather-weight version, so they are perfect for summer. They indicate that they are pashmina, but I can’t attest to the athenticity – they feel soft enough though and for less than $15, I thought it was a good deal. They carry a solid version –

    as well as a currently trendy ombre version –

    in a myriad of colors and there is a 20% off code – VDAY08 that still works and shipping is free in the US. Hope that helps!

  5. Many of my silk scarves have come from thrift stores. World Market is also a good source.

    I’m coming to Baltimore in early May – wish we could go shopping!

    I love that dress – is that the thick knit navy blue one? I saw only one at my local target and it was an xs.

  6. I could go on for days about recipes… That said, I wanted to drop you a link to my favorite food blog. She’s a chef up in Ohio and does a lot of Chinese and Indian dishes, and has tagged all of her posts so you can easily browse the categories for vegetarian and vegan recipes.

  7. I always have great luck with scarves at secondhand stores–there are usually a variety of choices. I also found a great vintage Vera scarf at an antique store. In the fall, I made a long, skinny scarf using some silky fabric I found at Jo-Ann’s. Good luck!

  8. I recentley made the most amazing soup and its veggie and low cal. Sweet potato and chilli. I used 4 large sweet potatoes, 3 large carrots, one onion, 1 red chilli and some veg stock. Chop everything very roughly and add to stock simmer for 40 mins then whizz in the blender. It is lovely.

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