Category Archives: My Life

Today Is Perfect

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It may be the middle of February… but here in SD you would seriously never know it! I really can’t complain about being able to soak up the sun and work on my tan in the middle of winter, esp when the rest of the country seems to be freezing their a**es off. Honestly, it makes me feel a little guilty. But whateves, I can’t control the weather… so I might as well enjoy it!

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I’ll admit… even living in the most beautiful city, it can be tough to tear myself away from the computer. Like seriously… it’s a problem. A big one. Buuuuuuut, being an O’Neill Style Ambassador encourages me to do just that… and do so in style.

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If you couldn’t already tell… I love throwing on a kimono over about anything and everything… light, breezy, and perfect for this SD weather… year round!

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These new fringe boots are everything… the more fringe, the better IMHO.

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It wouldn’t be a perfect day if I didn’t spend it with my partner in crime… Frida!

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What’s your idea of the perfect day?!?

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Make My Day

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So… this weekend was pretty much a success. Nice and relaxing with a little bit lot of work thrown in. It’s all about balance ← still tryin’ to figure that one out.

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Pretty makeup doubles as home-decor.

Any-hooooo, my bestie and I kicked it off by celebrating Valentines day with some vino and a sappy movie at Cinepolis. If you don’t have a one nearby, all I can say is I’m sorry. It’s the ONLY way to see a movie. Leather recliners, a full bar, and chair service. Check, check, check. Literally all they are missing is someone who can feed me popcorn kernel by kernel and go pee for me during the movie. <– Sorry… but there’s just never a good time to break away.

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The perfect pink pout for a night out with your boo… or your bestie!

I’ve always been weird about movie theaters… the sticky floors, the smell of nasty hot dogs in the lobby, and the red cloth seats that just SCREAM “Lice, lice, lice”. Seriously. I always wear a hoodie, but at Cinepolis I can let my hair down ( literally ).

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Jewelry organization 101. Obsessed with lucite trays to store all of my pretty things!

P.S. Can I just say that V-day is by far the best day to people watch… esp at the movie theatre. Ugh. Awkward x 1000. Maybe it was just the wine, but my friend and I were literally dying crying. Like dead. There were so many pashminas / prom gowns / ill-fitted suits happening… it’s a movie theater people… not an opera house. Where are the fashion police when you need them?

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FAVE find from The Indian Store… a little antler to display my favorite jewels.

We closed out the weekend with a little trip to The Indian Store, which is basically insane. This place overwhelms the shiz out of me. It’s pretty much a gigantic warehouse filled with beads, geodes, cow skulls, antlers, arrows, dream catchers, turquoise everything and so much more. It really gets my creative juices flowing… so stay tuned for some killer DIYs!

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The Amethyst is said to carry the energy of fire / passion / & creativity.

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A few of my favorite rings ♥

Soooo… what was the highlight or YOUR weekend?!?

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Happy Heart Day, Lovers

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“Single”, “taken”, “it’s complicated”… who the heck cares!

It’s V-day, babes… so whatever your “status” is… embrace it. Get dolled up, eat chocolate, give a gift, get a gift, drink some vino and CELEBRATE!

Just don’t be a negative Nance. Nobody wants to hear you bitch about your ex or see you cry into your martini glass. Trust. That’s a sure fire way to spend this Valentines day and the one after that alone x a million. Ain’t nobody got time for that! You catch more flies with honey. Am I right, or am I right? { SPOILER ALERT: I’m right }

K… glad we cleared that up.

P.S. If you are reading this you totes already have a Valentine… ME! You guys seriously make my world go ’round!

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Lovers & Friends

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So, unless you have been hiding under a rock… you probably know that V-day is right around the corner.

Yes. Valentines day may be a cheesy holiday created by greeting card & candy companies to rake in the dough, but whateves. Who cares? It’s an excuse to be girly, wear pink, eat chocolate, and give and get some presies. I’m in.

If you know me but AT ALL you know I may or may not have a little major shopping addiction. This extends far beyond shopping for myself. I also loooove buying gifts. It’s a way to feed my addiction and not feel quite so guilty as I am not on the receiving end.

That being said… here are some of my fav finds for your guy or gal pals for the big V.

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THE-FASHION-BITE-KATIE-ROOF-valentines-day-she I  CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Suspicious $27 Δ The perfect pink-ish red.

II  ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana Black $22 Δ A sexy, musky vanilla. MK+A can do no wrong.

III  FXXI Sleek Chic Ring Set $4.80 Δ Love dainty gold finger candy.

IV  FXXI Love You Mirror Compact $3.80 Δ Tell ’em how you really feel.

V  UO Magical Thinking Colorblock Catch-All Dish $24 Δ Perfect for rings and things.

VI  MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Sunny Seoul $16 Δ My all time fav pink lippy.

VII  UO Laboratory Flower Vases $24 Δ Who doesn’t love flowers… and beakers.

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I  LOSER MACHINE Samson Beanie $28.00 Δ Love a basic black beanie.

II  TOM FORD Private Blend ‘Tobacco Vanille’ Eau de Parfum $210.00 Δ Mmm. Sweet yet manly.

III  COMME DES GARCONS ‘Classic’ French Wallet $205.00 Δ Comme Des Garcons never goes out of style.

IV  BROOKLYN GROOMING Fort Greene Classic Shave Oil $48.00 Δ So you can snuggle up to a smooth shave.

V  NIXON Sentry Stainless Steel Watch $250.00 Δ Chic and timeless.

VI  THE TIE BAR Dynamite Tie Clip $18.00 Δ A sexy little tie clip.

VII  RAY BAN ‘Classic Wayfarer’ 50mm Sunglasses $150.00 Δ All men look smokin’ in a good pair of wayfarers.

VIII  UO Classic Suspender $18.00 Δ Cuz there’s nothing sexier than a man in suspenders.

IX  URBAN RENEWAL German Leather Keychain $14.00 Δ Simple / understated / practical.

What are your fave V-day finds??

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Out With The Old…

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So, I’ve decided to take pre-emptive actions agains Spring cleaning. I’m just in the mood to start fresh and make room for good things to come my way. Soooooo… as the old saying goes… out with the old & in with the new!

Even though I’m completely OCD in just about every aspect of my life, I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a pack-rat. I guess I’m just a little bit super nostalgic. Like… do I really need to hang on to my Disneyland Passport that expired in ’91…? Probably not.

Anyway, cleaning out your closet / room / house / life can be kind of a daunting task. What’s the best way to tackle it? First of all you’ve gotta have the right mind-set. If you’re not ready to let go… it’s not the right time. If you are in the mood to get rid of absolutely everything… do it. I can almost guarantee you won’t regret a single thing you get rid of. Also, designate piles. In my case, I had four… Stay, Go, Goodwill, and Tradesy. P.S. The Fashion Bite’s Tradesy Closet will be up and running soon… so stay tuned.

Being able to access all of my favorite pieces ( and only having things that I actually wear in my closet ) totally gives me piece of mind. Plus… as a self-proclaimed shopping addict, I made plenty of room for some new goodies. Speaking of shopping… you can now easily shop my style. Just click on the “SHOP” link in my menu and get your shop on ;)

I know this may not sound like the most exciting way to spend your weekend… but it totally made my day!! So spill… what are your tips for cutting out the clutter?

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Make My Day

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This weekend was pretty much the perfect mix of fun and productivity… just the way I like it. I’m back in SD and couldn’t be happier. Friday called for a GNO with my babes and it did not disappoint. We sipped some champs at the Park Hyatt Aviara while being serenaded by OttoPilot ← srsly… check them out. They are insanely talented.

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The-Fashion-Bite-Katie-Roof Starbucks Iced Coffee Saturday was all about recovering and getting sh*t DONE while sipping on green juice and coffee ← iced coffee w/ a splash of almond milk & stevia. A Saturday essential.

The-Fashion-Bite-Katie-Roof-Africas-Secret-Skin-CreamDon’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate after a night out. Yes, chug H20 like it’s your job… but don’t forget about your skin! This is my current fav.

The-Fashion-Bite-Katie-Roof-Leandra-The-Man-RepellerThere is seriously NOTHING like kicking back with a good book! Current read = Man Repeller. Leandra seriously makes me LOL.

The-Fashion-Bite-Katie-Roof-Versace-Crystal-NoirI am all about simplifying my life right now… out with the old and in with the new, so I’m tackling my house one room at a time… starting with my bathroom. I literally threw out 3 giant bags of products, perfume, half-used bottles of shampoo, bla bla bla. I also found some old gems. I’m bringing sexy back with Versace Crystal Noir… an oldie but a goodie.

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HANDS DOWN the best lipstick. Ever. End of story. Cle De Peau does it again.

 

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My lucky bobcat tail.

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New FAVORITE snack. These things are redic… raw, organic, vegan, gluten free, and seriously delish! Oh ya, and only 60 cals / serving. Win.

So… what made your day / weekend / week / life?!? Tell, tell!

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HIIT Me Baby

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You all know I loooooveeee a good run, and try to get one in on the daily. It clears my head, helps me manage my stress, and sometimes it just feels so good to SWEAT. However, I do think that cardio can be highly overrated… esp. when it comes to the ladies.

Our bodies CRAVE change… so you may actually be doing yourself a disservice by jogging the same old route, practicing the same yoga routine, or hopping on the elliptical daily. It may feel good, and yes, it’s obviously better than sitting on you a**… but your bod is saying “yawn, yawn, yawn”… been there, done that!

So, let’s talk about HIIT-ing the gym to work smarter, not harder ← well, maybe a little bit harder. I’m talking about HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training. Here’s why it’s the bee’s knees…

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My fave HIIT workouts of the moment are the “HIIT The Beach” portions of the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVDs… yep, volumes 1 & 2. I’m seriously obsessed. They are about 40 minutes each and inspire a serious sweat sesh. They mix up HIIT segments with toning segments so you end up with a full body workout. They are perfect to pair with more targeted toning routines, a little cardio, or on their own if you’re short on time.

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Starting each day with a HIIT seems to be the perfect recipe for health and happiness :) So… what’s your favorite way to HIIT it??

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Cheers To A Clean, Green 2014!!

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So, we’re all into starting new, feeling fresh, getting healthy, bla bla bla… but once that magical feeling of a brand new year starts to wear of this can be easier said than done… right?

In my opinion it’s all about finding little things that a ) you enjoy, b ) make you feel better, and c ) bring you one step closer to your health and fitness goals.

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I must have been a pretty good girl this year, cuz Santa brought me a Vitamix for Christmas. Woohoo. Seriously… best. present. EVER. I have pretty much been juicing, blending, and pulverizing anything and everything I can get my hands on for the past week.

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I’m so excited to bring you my favorite new recipes and I’m starting off with my ultimate fave ( and the way I like to start each day )… the Glowing Green Juice. I’m definitely a lover of juice… esp. green juice, but holy shiz… this seriously blows everything else out of the water. Being able to make my own, fresh juice is making me feel like a kid on Christmas every. single. day.

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My girl Lauryn was ranting and raving about Kimberly Snyder’s book “The Beauty Detox Foods”. She highly highly recommended it to me so I did what I do best… ran to the store and bought it! She was right ( thx L, xo ). This book is AMAZE! It’s filled with sooooooooo much quality information and I really agree with her philosophy. Also, the back is filled with bomb-ass recipes, including the Glowing Green Juice. So, here it is!

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I like to use water, spinach, romaine, celery, one apple, one pear, a splash of lemon, a few ice cubes, and a table spoon of chlorella ← more on that later.

P.S. This recipe will make enough for a few servings of juice. I like to store my leftovers in cute little glass bottles so that I can grab and go, or share with my friends and fam!

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If I want it a little creamier I will add a banana. Chia seeds make a nice addition too. If I’m treating myself post-workout, I’ll add some Perfect Fit Protein. Yum. So delish!

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This juice is SO refreshing, SO satisfying, and no joke, after a week of sipping it on the daily my skin is seriously glowing.

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A total bonus…? Making fresh, healthy food for my pup & my nephew. Their current fave is a puree of spinach, carrot, and blueberries. Mmmmm. Stay tuned for more of my favorite, healthy Vitamix recipes.

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