I discovered this Simple Chicken Soup recipe c/o The Everygirl, which is an excellent little lifestyle read that I’d recommend for any 20-something looking to add a little sparkle to their life!
You’ve heard me yammer on about how cold it’s been here in the city and any excuse to whip up and fast & easy soup recipe is fine by me. While this favourite is my usual go-to, I put today’s recipe together in under 30 minutes on Sunday, with a ready-made rotisserie chicken and a few fresh ingredients from the market.
Recipe (adapted from The Everygirl):
1. Drizzle about 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over med high heat.
2. Add garlic and let simmer for 15 seconds. Stir in chopped asparagus and carrots, mixing until medium soft.
3. Pour in a quart of chicken stock and 3/4 cup of water and then add shredded rotisserie chicken. Stir in a 1/4 cup of fresh curly parsley and bring soup to a boil.
4. Season with salt and pepper and let simmer for 30 minutes.
5. Top with fresh avocados and curly parsley to serve. (Clearly I was so hungry I did not make it this far in my photos!)
I don’t know if it’s the lack of warm weather, sun or cool beachy breeze but I have been all about the basics. I love black and white and have been obsessed with animal print since before I can remember so I’ve pretty much been rocking these tones for the past few months. Since I often find myself bundled up indoors lately, my online shopping habits have been off the charts. Nordstrom has so many options and the site makes browsing super simple (which I will leave to you to decide if that’s a good or bad thing)!
What are some of your fave online options?
Saint Laurent ‘Y’ Clutch / Tory Burch Flats / Burberry BRIT Pocket Quilted Coat / Ray Ban Sunnies / rag & bone Denim / HELMUT Helmut Lang Tee / Burberry Giant Check Print Scarf / Sam Edelman Becker Slip On / Tory Burch Classic Logo Animal Print Belt
Well it feels good to be back on Canadian soil! I took a mini-break last week as I deemed my extended boyfriend visit a holiday, and made a quick hop and a jump over to NYC for six days. It’s amazing how hard it is to take a break; I had to constantly force myself not to check emails, Instagram everything or write for the brief time I was off. While I missed my excessive posting and sharing, it was definitely a much-needed minute to slow down the pace and I already feel recharged and more full of ideas than ever.
New York is always a wonderful little jaunt. Can you believe this was my first time spending a full six days in NYC? Usually I’m there for barely 72 hours so it was incredible to explore and try new things, while still getting to see the people I love and enjoy old favourites. It was easily the best time I’ve had in the Big Apple and I would be lying if I said I was ready to leave!
I was lucky to snap a few quick photos on the way to dinner before my flight (thanks to this guy), and I love how these shots captured a few local corners and offered a chance to showcase my winter staple, this Ann Taylor coat, in a more casual look. I don’t think a week of winter has gone by that I haven’t rocked this item once or twice. I love how it’s perfect for evening but I can also freshen it up for daytime with a colour block knit scarf. These pieces always make The A List and though I’m dreaming of warmer weather, it’s nice to know I have these beauties to heat me up!
I am the first to admit I am a serious overpacker, so I love owning pieces that make travel a lighter task. This statement jacket and these leather leggings are warm enough to get through winter weather without compromising fashion and comfort. And as if I needed to snap these shoes again but seriously I do not know where I’d be without these Le Chateau black boots. I literally get stopped on the street for these puppies and it’s just a bonus that they’re so comfortable I can wear them all day to tour the neighbourhood and into the night when I’m ready to take on the town.
What have you been rocking on your A List as winter staples? I know (I hope) we’re almost in the cold weather clear but let me know with a comment!
Also, don’t forget to enter my Covergirl #covermoment contest here!
Details: Animal Jacquard Coat c/o Ann Taylor // Knit Scarf c/o Ann Taylor (old) // Pants Aritizia (old but similar here) // Shoes Le Chateau (old but similar here) // Clutch Jenny Bird // Sunnies Prada
I had such a blast the other weekend hanging out at Toronto’s Pantene Pro V Hair Bar. It was amazing to kick off my Saturday with a little primping thanks to Pantene and I also got to spend a day creating another #covermoment with some amazing, new Covergirl products. It was the perfect pre-vacation pampering and I am so thankful to everyone who made me feel beautiful!
If you saw my Instagram post, you know I’ve been playing with these products for a little while now and I’ve finally perfected a soft everyday look. Using the TruBlend Foundation in M3, TruMagic Soft Touch Balm and TruMagic Sunkisser, I achieved a natural finish with a bronzed glow which I spiced up with LipPerfection in Crème (my new everyday lipstick), Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Tickled Pink and Bombshell Volume Mascara.
The lovely Covergirl team also decked out my nails in a reverse mani and I was ready to go for my Saturday night out. It was truly a day in the life of a Covergirl and I can’t believe that I get to work with such amazing people as I live my #covermoment every day.
Now I want to see how you live your #covermoment!
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