Oh, hey there. It’s been awhile! I know, I know, I went a little bit AWOL for a little long while… but I’m back and I have a super exciting announcement! I am beyond thrilled to have launched my new blog and brand, Frida & Me. Honestly, this project has been a long time in the making and I feel like I just gave birth. Frida & Me is a lifestyle blog geared toward conscious living and those who are aiming to better their lives, and the world in which we live. We will be featuring clean eats, organic and cruelty-free wellness and beauty products, as well as tons of inspiration for you fellow boss babes! We are also launching our very own line of eco-friendly accessories apparel for pooches and their humans. So please, please head on over and check it out. I’m dying to hear what you think!! And don’t forget to follow us @fridaandme_ for your daily dose of, well, Frida & Me!
So… when AOS approached me to be part of their 5 days of AOS blogger series I was obviously stoked! I’ve showed you my favorite way to sport my winter best via AOS (remember) … here’s how I’m rocking my summer whites.
P.S. Whites are no longer just for Labor Day shenanigans. You can never go wrong with a killer pair of white skinnies.
Anyone who knows me knows I love nothing more than lazing around with my pup. Whether we’re relaxing on the beach, reading in the backyard, or having a Lifetime movie marathon in bed, there is nothing better than cozying up to my little one while donning my adult onesie. Yep. My onesie.
This OnePiece has seriously taken over my life. I live in it. Honestly… there is just something about being all swaddled up like a big baby. They are super soft, and insanely comfortable! Plus, the OnePiece being sported by some super fashionable celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens, Kylie Jenner, Little Mix, Derek Hough, and the guys of 1D.
Oh… and P.S. Frida and I are obsessed with this stuffed narwhal, or any narwhal for that matter.
So, this past weekend we had kind of a crazy storm! Well, crazy for San Diego. I mean, it didn’t last long and I hit the beach later that day… but it did blow a palm frond off of my tree and force me to throw on a sweater… so, pretty crazy I would say. Anyway, I woke up Saturday morning to the rain pounding on the skylights above my bed and immediately a Jack Johnson song popped into my head…
Can’t you see that it’s just raining? Ain’t no need to go outside… But, baby, you hardly even notice When I try to show you this Song is meant to keep ya From doing what you’re supposed to Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in Make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend
So naturally, when I finally dragged my booty out of bed, I decided to do just that… whip up some delish, g-free, 3 ingredient banana pancakes.
Pancakes were my absolute favorite food as a kid and to this day they totally bring me back to my childhood. They are such a comfort food and a guilty pleasure, but these ones aren’t just gluten-free, they are 100% guilt free too!
What you’ll need: 2 eggs, 1 ripe banana, a dash of cinnamon. Yep, that’s it!
I used my VitaMix to mix it all up, cuz let’s face it… using a fork or whisk would require an output of energy from yours truly and that just ain’t what Saturday mornings are all about. However, if you aren’t feeling lazy or don’t have a blender / mixer / food processor, be my guest and whisk away.
Ok, back to the pancakes… throw your banana into your mixer and crack in two eggs. Throw in a dash of cinnamon and blend until smooth… but don’t totally liquify. That’s it, now you have your batter. (I like to double the recipe so that I can make pancakes for two or store the leftovers.)
Now it’s time to cooke ’em up. You can use a pan or griddle, make sure to prep with some butter, ghee, or coconut oil so that your batter doesn’t stick. I typically make mine on the griddle, but this time I decided to try out my new stonewave microwave cooker. It’s like this little adobe pot that you can pop in the microwave and it basically cooks anything and everything in a couple of minutes. I’m obsessed! So how did my pancakes turn out? Perfection! They were fluffy, delicious, and didn’t stick at all.
Top ’em off with whatever you choose… pure maple syrup, homemade whipped cream, fresh fruit, almond butter, whatever floats your boat! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and tell me… how do you like to spend your lazy Saturdays?
I know, I know… I’ve been totally off the grid, yet again. Sorry… but I swear I have a good reason! I have spent the past week and a half moving, decorating, making a million and one trips to Target and Home Goods, and getting totally settled into my new little beach bungalow. It’s already feeling like home and I am beyond obsessed. It is so cute and cozy, the skylights, funky architecture and salty air make me feel like I’m on some kind of island getaway; and the fact that I can walk out my door and go to the beach is just beyond amazing… oh ya, and it has a gigantic closet! Woot woot.
Some of my favorite touches… Frida Kahlo corner, dia de los muertos skull, and my avant garde bar cart complete with vino, an antique Virgin Mary, Led Zeppelin album, and gummi frogs… duh!
Though work is always my priority… being here makes me feel about 10,000 times less stressed and has forced me to un-glue my eyes from the computer for at least an hour or two a day to get outside, hit the beach, and just enjoy the simple life.
Shark sighting!! My beach babe & bestie, Frida. She’s loving our new home too!!
It’s officially offish!! I finally signed the lease to my perfect little beach bungalow. I am over the moon excited… and the best part is, it’s time to decorate!!
This place is so beachy and funky and my head is literally exploding with all of the cute ways I want to dec it out plus some amaze DIYs! I’m feeling super inspired… so stay tuned. In the meantime… scope what I’m totally lusting after… home decor style!
I find myself to be a strange mix between a product junkie and a minimalist.
If I have a dinner, a date, a GNO, or some kind of event to attend… I’m all about prepping, primping, and pulling myself together. HOWEVER, 9 times out of 10 you will see me sans makeup with a giant rats nest on top of my head. Sorry, but I’m a busy girl, and I’m not about to waste an hour getting ready to go to Whole Foods or hot yoga. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
That being said… I’m all about the naked nail trend that is happening. Yep. Naked. Nails. Not ‘nude’… NAKED. I’m a nail-biter, and a picker… so as soon as I get that first chip it’s game over and I’ve picked the rest of my polish off… leaving a Hansel & Gretel style nail polish trail wherever I go. I know. SO gross… but true.
The Olsens have been embracing the naked nail for a LONG time now… which is good enough for me! #WWOD?
Just remember to keep them short, clean, and buffed… cuz long naked nails are a no-no!
Oh ya, and this trend does NOT go for your tootsies too. Keep those puppies polished at all times!
Aaaaahhhh. Sorry for the lack of posts lately :( Between a multitude of projects, house hunting (shoot me), and my camera biting the dust… keeping my head above water this past week has been a liiitttttllleee difficult.
A little work-related road trip with my babe.
Anyhow, I like being busy. If I’m not busy, I’m bored… and I don’t do bored. Good things come to those who hustle… riiiight?!?
Yum x a million!!
So this week is all about catching my breath, getting back on the road to wellness, aka some major detoxification, hot yoga all day e’ry day, and a fully raw diet, and trying to squeeze in a little ‘me’ time. I’ll keep you guys posted ;)
Sipping on some delish detox water…
So… what do you guys do when you need to rest-up and recharge??
So… now that I have a closet full of maxi skirts I’m noticing a new trend is taking over and I’m REALLY into it!! I’m talking about swapping out your maxi for some sexy pants. Yep. Pants.
I attended the most MAJ event last weekend for my babe, Lauryn’s book launch and noticed that probably half of the sexy chicas there were totally rocking this trend. #bitchesinbritches ♥ I love this look because I think it’s sophisticated, sexy, semi-masculine, and super comfy. Also, you don’t have to worry about pulling a ‘Britney’ ( aka giving everyone an eye-full ) while getting out of the car or hopping down from the bar. I was working this trend as well in a pair of sheer, high waisted pants with lace detailing down the sides paired with a crop top. It’s all about showing just enough skin… and trust me, it’s a fine line.
Anyhow, here are some of my favorite sexy pantalones…
Being from SoCal I’ve been a beach babe all my life. There is just something so freeing about being on the sand, in the water, and under the sun! That’s why I’m stoked that two of my favorite brands are teaming up to bring you the LuLu*s x O’Neill beach bound contest.
Follow the steps below for a chance to win a $100 gift card to LuLu*s and these ocean-approved O’Neill pieces!
1. Follow @lulus and @oneillwomens on Instagram.
2. Take an original photo of your spring break style and upload it!
3. Tag @lulus and @oneillwomens and include the hashtag #lulusxoneill
*Don’t forget to your profile must be public*
Oh ya, stay tuned because I’ll be bringing you some more of my favorite beach bound looks later this week!