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April 20, 2015

Kaleidoscope


It's been a while since I posted an outfit post, but being buried under the most snow in the history of Boston made taking pictures a little tough! The snow has finally all melted and and the temperatures have even warmed up enough to show a little leg (and toes)!


This weekend N and I attended a banquet thrown by our ORMA (the office of recruitment and multicultural affairs). The event honored the newly admitted minority students to HMS as well as the graduating minority medical students - it was a little surreal being there as a graduating student when I still so vividly remember being there as a recently admitted student! Man has time flown by.


Our banquet was followed by a fun night out on the town (and ended up at a club dancing with Waka Flocka Flame)? Hahaha what a weekend. This dress and coat are both on crazy sale right now (the dress is just over $20)! Shop the outfit below! 


April 17, 2015

Links I Love (4.17.15)


Hello and happy Friday!! Around here the weather is finally starting to really feel like spring (although it's raining currently), and we're so looking forward to spending time outside this weekend! Today I'm rounding up another post on some of my favorite recent links from fellow members of the internet (on the good chance you didn't get that reference, check out the amazing lady I stole it from). 


  • Have you heard of theSkimm? I finally signed up last week and feel so much more up-to-date on the world around me already! This daily newsletter does an amazing job of educating its readers of important news in a short and digestible email that still leaves me feeling well-informed (and even curious to learn more)! 


  • This article is a little vulgar and a little rude, but amazing nonetheless. I certainly don't mean to offend anyone who thinks this way, but this article will hopefully shed light on a movement that is unnecessary at best, and downright harmful at worst. Win for this amazing "science babe."




  • I loved this read from the Boston Globe Magazine - I think it does a wonderful job of illustrating what it's like to be a low-income or first generation student at an Ivy League (or honestly any private higher education) institution. 


  • Do you do podcasts? I was never big into them, but once I moved and my commute changed from a 10 minute walk to a 45 minute-1 hour ordeal on public transportation, I love them (more like need them) and am constantly searching for good ones. This list is perfection. 


  • This is an oldie-but-goodie. If you haven't watched Amy Cuddy's power pose TED talk, make sure you do now (or when you have 20 minutes to spare)! And then practice it! 


  • Everything at Gap is on sale right now, with an extra 30% off using code APRIL. I had to buy Liv the duck swimsuit... and at $14 on sale I didn't even feel bad about it!






  • Wedding season is back in full swing. And with that comes some major spending of money we don't necessarily have. I'm always looking to save as much money as possible when preparing for these events. I love these tips for saving money traveling (although they don't all work for weddings - we can't really control our destination or the time of year we travel, but some of it still applies)! 
    • For dresses, I love using Rent the Runway (a service that lets you rent gorgeous designer dresses), but during times where I think I'll be reusing a dress a couple of times, sometimes it is more cost-saving to buy a cheap dress instead of renting it. Below are some of my favorite picks all on major sale right now at Asos (all less than $100) - the top row dresses are appropriate for black tie weddings, and the bottom row are perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Click any of the images below to shop the looks!






I hope you all have a great weekend!

April 14, 2015

Spring Nails

These are two shades I'm absolutely loving right now (as the weather finally warms up)! The light mint shade is OPI That's Hula-rious (and what I currently have on my nails) and the beige/greyish shade is Orly Country Club Khaki.



What colors are you craving this spring? 

April 10, 2015

Good-for-you Banana Carrot Muffins


Today I wanted to share a fun recipe I threw together in an effort to ease my mom guilt over giving Liv too many baked goods. I'm a huge sweet tooth, and when Liv would literally wake up in the morning and the first word out of her mouth was "cupcakes," I knew we had a problem. These banana carrot muffins (or cupcakes as she thankfully thinks they are) are way better than their super-sweet and nutrient-lacking funfetti cousins (although I still love funfetti cupcakes), and are a huge hit in this household.


(Really) roughly, the recipe I threw together looked something like this:

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
2 (almost disgustingly) ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients (some fancy bakers will say do the dry first, then beat in the eggs, blah blah blah. Just throw it all in there it'll be fine)! Liv loves helping out with baking these, so I'll pre-measure the ingredients and let her toss them in the bowl (and then estimate how much she got on the counter instead of the bowl and try to replace accordingly)! Line your muffin tin and fill them with your batter, then pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes (or until a fork comes out clean)! 


And voila! Delicious muffins you'll actually feel good about eating!

Also - I promise I do Liv's hair. We made these first thing in the morning with her bed head, because she literally did wake up repeating "cupcakes." 
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