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Captured a few shots from my Sunday at the park where we celebrated my dear friend Liz’s Birthday. A lot of people at the party are dancers, including her boyfriend, so there was endless entertainment and some pretty impressive mini performances that took place. Hope you all had a great one and if you are a Germany fan, congrats! xo

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Green Recovery Smoothie via Green Kitchen Stories

 

Recently I have been on a bit of a health kick. I always try and maintain a mostly healthy lifestyle (except for my occasional weakness for pizza and fries) but I’ve wanted to integrate more smoothies and green juices into my daily routine. I bought the NutriBullet, plan on ordering fruits and veggies more regularly from Fresh Direct and am even embarking on a 12 week workout plan. We will see how it all goes, but as I am getting older, I see no reason not to be in great shape inside and out, you know? And seeing that I have all the resources at my finger tips, there really is no excuse in my mind. I would like to start sharing more health and fitness posts on the blog, so I’m aiming to do so once a week. Would you guys be into that? I would also LOVE to hear what types of smoothies and juices you guys are into – the more creative, the better! xo

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  Be Better Beetroot & Strawberry Smoothie via Green Kitchen Stories

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 Super C Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie via Green Kitchen Stories

Recipes:

1. Green Recovery Smoothie

Celery and banana are rich in the electrolytes Sodium and Potassium (which you loose when you sweat). Together with the proteins in the hemp powder and nut butter, they are the perfect ingredients in a recovery drink. Keep hydrated and drink this Green Recovery Smoothie after a workout for best result.

1 celery stem with leaves
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 kiwi, peeled
1/2 avocado, stoned
1 lime, juice
1 tbsp hemp protein powder, optional
1 tbsp almond butter or soaked almonds
1 cup coconut water or plant milk of your choice

Mix all ingredients in a blender with a few ice cubes until smooth.

2. Be Better Beetroot & Strawberry Smoothie
Serves 2

Nitrogen rich vegetables like beetroots increases the blood flow to the muscles, which means that you get more energy and better performance when you are working out. Cool right!?

1 handful frozen strawberries
1 raw beetroot, peeled (shredded if you don’t have a high-speed blender)
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp dried goji berries, optional
2 fresh dates, pitted
2 tbsp chia seeds or flax seeds
1 inch fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch ground vanilla or extract
1 cup almond milk or plant milk of your choice

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more liquid if it feels too thick.

3. Super C Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Serves 2

Vitamin C is found in citrus fruit, rosehip and mango, and is in fact a strong antioxidant, helping repair and protect the cells in our bodies. Turmeric has highly anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Add 1 tsp to your daily routine.

1 mango, peeled and stoned
1/2 orange, peeled
1 raw carrot (shredded if you don’t have a high–speed blender)
1 handful soaked cashew nuts
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp bee pollen, optional 
1 tsp rosehip powder, optional
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water

Mix all ingredients in blender with a few ice cubes until smooth.

Image and Recipe Credits:

After going down a healthy-smoothie-recipe-pinhole, I came across this amazing site called Green Kitchen Stories and snagged a few of their recipes and photos (all shown above). Although I am not a tried and true vegetarian, yet tend to eat that way generally, if you happen to be and are looking for a plethora of amazing recipes, you should definitely check out this site. It’s pretty impressive and creative, with beautiful photography.

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1. Cuyana Panama Hat / 2. Rag & Bone Tee/3. Thais Calfskin Leather Sandals /4. Clyde Panama Hat / 5. Current/Elliott Shirt / 6. Top Shop Sandal / 7. Aviator Sunglasses / 8. Top Shop Overalls / 9. Top Shop Mule

I was online shopping last night and as I was about to check out, I realized that almost everything single thing in my cart was white except for this pair of gray suede birks. As I am sure you’ve noticed, there is definitely a huge white shoe trend happening right now and I have absolutely and happily hopped on the band wagon. But white anything, really, is perfect for summer, so I thought I would round up the white pieces that were in my cart, along with some others I am coveting (hello white mules!) that I hope to make mine soon enough. Happy shopping! xo

Shop the post below…

P.S. (If you are looking to pick up a great white Panama hat for summer and don’t want to order it online, this one from J.Crew is really great and affordable.)

 

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I haven’t done a giveaway on My Style Pill in quite some time, so when Glossybox contacted me about running this fun offer for you guys, I felt the timing was perfect. In case you aren’t familiar with Glossybox, they are a beauty subscription service that offer luxury beauty sampling packaged in high-end gift boxes each month. (You can learn more and subscribe here!)

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The fun part is, each month you will receive something different so you’ll never know what will show up, but seeing the brands they work with, it’s guaranteed to be good. In this particular box the following treats consisted of:

StrangeBeautiful Nail Polish: I have yet to use this because I have a gel manicure at the moment, but can’t wait to play around with this red and blue duo soon.

Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray: I love dry shampoo but the various ones that I own are in larger bottles that live in my bathroom. This was the perfect size to throw in my purse this past weekend, especially since I was outside a lot and having to deal with beach and pool hair.

Ayres Patagonia Body Butter and Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy: Both of these moisturizers were so great for this past weekend since they fit in my bag and kept my skin and hands soft and smooth especially after being in the elements all day.

Sumita Beauty Champagne Eye Shadow Pencil: I tried this product Saturday night before heading to dinner with friends. Since it was so hot out and I didn’t feel like putting a ton of makeup since it would slide right off due to the humidity, this eye shadow pencil was the perfect solution. It’s lightweight but still has a pretty shimmer, great for day or nighttime use.

Now for the GIVEAWAY part! Here’s all you need to do to enter:

1. Like GlossyBox and My Style Pill on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment below with your email address.

The winner will be chosen at random, one week from today and notified via email

GOOD LUCK! xo

P.S. Still curious about the products? You can see more photos here!

P.P.S. Want to subscribe to Glossybox? Click HERE!

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I spent my Fourth of July weekend with friends on a rooftop, at the beach and by a pool. It was wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating. I hope yours was equally as fun and that you feel rested and refreshed to start the week! xo

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Have a great week! xoxo

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! What do you guys have planned? It is supposed to rain all day so I might try and see The Fault in Our Stars this afternoon but then am meeting up with friends on a rooftop in Brooklyn to watch the fireworks. Fingers crossed the rain stops by the evening. Regardless of the weather, I hope you all have a great day celebrating America’s Birthday! xo

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So excited to be the temporary owner of this gorgeous navy Chanel bag thanks to Bella Bag.

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I have been living in these white sandals from Top Shop. I am also digging this version as well.

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Photos by: Casey

Sunglasses: Saint Laurent / Watch: Rolex (Borrowed from Casey) / Shirt: Nashville Tee from the Grand Ole Opry Gift Shop/ Shorts: Dad’s Old Levis / Bag: Chanel (on loan from Bella Bag) / Shoes: Top Shop

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Sunglasses: Karen Walker “Super Duper” / Necklace: Bauble Bar x Stripes & Sequins (gift) / Top: Forever 21 / Shorts: Zara (old) / Heels: Zara (old but similar here) / Bag: Givenchy

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Shop the accessories below!

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Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (gift) / Tee: Rag & Bone (on sale!) / Blazer: Mango / Jeans: Citizens (gift) / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bag: Celine / Lipstick: Mac “Viva Glam” / Phone Case: Rifle Paper Co.

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Photos by: Lydia Hudgens

Keeping it simple. Outfit inspired by my girl, Alicia. xoxo