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Announcing… Frida & Me!

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!

xo

Katie Roof Frida & Me

Weekly Rewind

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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.

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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.

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Shark sighting!! My beach babe & bestie, Frida. She’s loving our new home too!!

What do you do to unwind and get grounded?

XO-Katie

Home Is Where The ♥ Is

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!

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1 Δ  Wesley Bird For DENY Eye See Hamsa Pillow
$44.00

2 Δ  Geo Square Hanging Terrarium
$24.00

3 Δ  Cheeky Teacup
$16.00

4 Δ  Crosley Cruiser Briefcase Portable Record Player
$98.00

5 Δ  Magical Thinking Jute Elephant Side Table
$179.00

6 Δ  Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
$100.00

7 Δ  Ramones – S/T LP
$19.98

8 Δ  Collectible Narwhal Figurine

$16

9 Δ  Terrarium Moss
$12.00

10 Δ  Get Real Spiral Notebook
$8.00

11 Δ  Mr. Zogs Sex Wax Candle
$12.00

12 Δ  Teapop Tea Infuser
$12.00

So, what are your must haves for the home??

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XO-Katie

Extra Extra… Read All About It: The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide

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Soooo… my friend Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential wrote a book. Ya, like as in she’s a published author. I know, I know, I am beyond proud. I about fainted when I saw it on the shelves at Barnes & Noble… when I came to I proceeded to tell everyone in the store… “That’s my friieeennnnddd!!!” #braggingrights

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I can’t imagine what a huge undertaking it is to write a book. It’s like giving birth to a child. I know she poured her heart and soul into this and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this baby. The second I got it I whipped myself up a fresh green juice, set aside a few hours sans computer ( shocking ), and totally devoured this little gem… cover to cover.

Anyhow… If you don’t already have it, lemme tell you you’re missing out big time. Lauryn is seriously a walking, talking encyclopedia of anything and everything health, food, fashion, and fitness. Like, she’s got all that sh*t down to a science… literally.

So, what will you find in this book…? Amazing pics, healthy and EASY recipes, the low-down on juicing and cleansing, workout tips, beauty must-haves, tons of time-savers, relationship advice ( cuz nobody likes “love chub” ← ew ) , and so so so much more.

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Do yourself a fav and run to your nearest B&N. If you’re a hermit like me you can hit up amazon, or download the ebook on iBooks. I’m dying to know what you think… but I already know you’ll love it!! Oh, and don’t forget to snap an insty and tag #theskinnyconfidential for a chance to be featured on Lauryn’s blog!!

Oh, and if you are in the SD area, don’t miss out on on the book launch partaaayyy… here are the deets…

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“Who Are You Wearing?”… TFB’s Red Carpet Rundown

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Let’s talk Oscars. Oscar Sunday is/has/always will be one of my favorite days. There’s just something in the air… the excitement, the anticipation… it feels a little bit like Christmas.

Not gonna lie though… this year I was a little underwhelmed. The show was great, Ellen is hilar, but I felt the fashion was a little… eh. Usually there is that one person that seriously hits it out of the park, and the other who needs to fire their stylist… STAT. Though there were plenty of hits and misses… none of them really blew me away.

Nonetheless… here is my recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Let’s start with the ugly (cuz let’s face it, that’s everyone’s favorite part).

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– Anne Hathaway in Gucci: OMG. Anne, is that you? I think it is, but I can’t see your face as I’ve been completely blinded by your obnoxious gown. Her dress was over the top x 100… and not in a good way. When she presented the first award I had to don an oversized pair of sunnies. It was soooooo sparkly and distracting that TBH… I have no idea what she was presenting for, and I may or may not have had a mini-siezure from all of the flashing lights radiating off of her chest. Sorry Anne, you’re uber talented, but this was not your best look.

– Julia Roberts in Givenchy: I love you, always have, always will. You can pretty much do no wrong, well… maybe just this once. Honestly, she is so gorgeous that she could pretty much wear a paper bag and kill it. Maybe she should have. The peplum… STOP. Peplum is probably the most unflattering trend. Ever. I was really hoping it would disappear in 2014… but sadly my hopes were dashed last night. Whatever. I still love her.

– Mindy Kaling in Salvador Perez: You are one of my favorite female comedienne, hands down… but again with the peplum. Just don’t. I beg of you. She did look super cute though, and her Neil Lane jewels were to-die. Just promise me… no more peplum.

– Jennifer Garner in Oscar De La Renta: One word. Tassels. Tassels on tassels on tassels… literally. This flapper-esque gown was just too costume-y. Guess she’s still miffed about not getting a part in Gatsby.

– Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel: When I saw the back of this gown I was in love… then she turned around. Oy. Just too much going on. Her dress had a major multiple-personality disorder thing going on. The cutouts… the mesh… the too-low slit with the fringe…the blood red detailing on the midriff… it was confused. And BTW… since when is J. Mendel designing gowns for Hot Topic?

Now onto the good…

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– Charlize Theoron in Dior: Is this girl human… I’m going with no. She is so beyond beautiful, I don’t even get it. She is the epitome of effortless Hollywood glam. The juxtaposition of the sculpted black gown and the nude straps was perfect. I love how she always keeps her accessories, hair, and makeup to a minimum… letting her gown speak for itself. Flawless.

– Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace: Wow! She seriously killed it. The white dress, the plunging neckline, and the CAPE. Ugh. She looked like freaking superwoman, in a good way. Remember when Lupita Nyong’o wore that insane Ralph Lauren red caped gown to the Golden Globes? The cape is by far my favorite new red carpet trend.

– Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture: Could she be any more likable? I think not. Exhibit A… she fell. AGAIN. She’s such a spaz, but so poised at the same time. I mean, she’s only 23 and can hang with the best of the best. This Dior gown fit her like a glove. I loved everything about this dress… the simple structure, the color, the minimal details. Also loved the drop necklace down the back. Win, win.

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein: This gown was SO classic and different from everything else we saw. The high neckline, the capped sleeves, and the simple slit up the back = proof that you don’t have to show a ton of skin to look super sexy. Calvin Klein always kills it with their understated elegance. Her diamond studded Bulgari choker was kind of insane too. She looked beautiful.

Favorite risk-taker…

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– Pharrell Williams: He is just so stinkin’ cute. He also doesn’t age which kind of weirds me out. He’s 40… just sayin’. He ditched his Arby’s style hat and opted for some Lanvin tuxedo shorts instead. I don’t know many guys who could pull this off, but he is definitely one of them.

And the award for best dressed couple goes to…

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– Olivia Wilde in Valentino and Jason Sudeikis: Olivia and her unborn child have never looked better. This was the perfect dress to show off her baby bump. The gorgeous open back  with the black and white detailing  was spot-on. The front was simple… not too-tight, but not too drape-y. Perfection. She is honestly so gorgeous. And I’m sorry, but when did Jason Sudeikis get SO hotttt? His midnight blue Prada tux was perfectly tailored, I love the tapered pants, and he just looked smokin’. End of story. Midnight blue is by far my favorite new man-trend. I also loved Kevin Spacey in his blue duds… very dapper. And Ellen looked so cute in her deep blue, sparkly Saint Laurent ‘smoking jacket’. Blue is the new black.

So that’s my red carpet rundown. Agree? Disagree? Who made you swoon… and who made you reach for your air-sickness bag? Tell, tell!!

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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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Why Cayenne Pepper Rocks My World…

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As a rule of thumb I typically say… the hotter, the better!I No, I’m not one of those people that carries around a bottle of Tapatio in her purse ( though I’ll admit I used to be ), but I’m not gonna pretend I haven’t pulled out a shaker of cayenne pepper a time or two… or ten. I definitely prefer things on the spicy side… esp my drinks! So, when it comes to heat, I say… bring it!

I like to drink a TON of water. Like, a ton. Good luck finding me without my favorite sippy cup in hand. I mean, we all know it’s pretty much the best thing you can do for your body, but regular old H2O can be SUCH a bore!! Like, Snoozefest 2014. I like to mix it up so that I’m sure to get in plenty of liquids, yet don’t die of boredom.

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My bevies of choice, you ask…? I have two! The first is water with a splash of lemon and a little bit LOT of cayenne pepper mixed in. It’s seriously such a tasty treat and packs some serious health benies. Number two is iced green tea, a splash of lemon, a couple drops of stevia extract, and a generous sprinkle of cayenne ← sooooooooo yum!!

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So… why should you incorporate cayenne into your diet. First and foremost, it’s freaking delish, but even more importantly it can majorly amp up your health game. Cayenne pepper contains hefty amounts of vitamins A, E, C, K, and B6. If that’s not convincing enough, check out some of its other insane benefits…

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So drink up and spill… what’s your healthy drink of choice?

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