February 26, 2014

coveting-VinceI’m stepping up my sneaker game as previously seen here, and I think these Vince Slip On sneakers would be a great addition to the collection, don’t you think? At first glance they reminded me of my beloved Vans back in college days, but they are much, much chicer than that.

I have a couple trips planned to Palm Springs this spring, and I think these sneakers would appreciate the visit as well. Paired with shorts, dresses and skirts, they are the perfect solution to comfortable style. What are you currently coveting?

February 25, 2014

checking in

Hello! I fully intended to have a post up today, but a ruthless case of food poisoning knocked me to the ground this past weekend, so I haven’t had much energy for blogging the last few days. This was my first battle with food poisoning, and it is debilitating in a way I’ve never experienced. Kudos to my fellow survivors out there. Stay strong, and always moderate your food temperatures.

February 24, 2014

sneaks

Detail-l-TWELFTH-AVENUE 360-Cashmere-l-TWELFTH-AVEN Current-Elliott-l-TWELFTH-AAir-Max-90-l-TWELFTH-AVENUESweater: 360 SWEATER. Denim: Current/Elliott (similar here and here). Jacket: Hinge. Sneakers: Nike. Sunnies: Ray-Ban.

Can’t get much better than this combination, Nike Air heel with Lunarlon midsole makes for a pretty sleek sneaker. I think the aqua and purple will carry very nicely into spring. I’ve been wanting a pair of Air Max’s for what feels like forever, but anytime I saw them in person, I was skeptical that I could pull the look off or that maybe the shoe would engulf my baby feet. In this case, I am glad to be wrong.

I’m excited to pair them with shorts and skirts when the weather gets nicer. I’m already thinking about the sneaker combination with this T by Alexander Wang skirt, stay tuned.

February 21, 2014

chickpeas for breakfast

chickpeas and kale with fried egg | TWELFTH AVENUE

Here’s how it went down last Sunday morning…

1. Saw this picture on Instagram. Cue the tummy rumble.

2. Scrounged my pantry and fridge for a can of chickpeas, greens (eureka! Phil bought kale!), eggs, olive oil, and crushed red pepper flakes.

3. Winged it top chef style (aka threw it all together in a frying pan – minus the eggs, duh – and let it sizzle).

4. Stuffed my face. And Phil’s face. Both faces were stuffed and happy.

I could go on and on about how great chickpeas and kale are for you, how important it is to eat the yolk and the white of the egg for maximum nutritional value, how quick and easy and delightful this is for breakfast or a light lunch/dinner, but you’ve heard it all before, I’m sure. Bottom line, meal inspiration is everywhere you look, and Bon Appétit’s Instagram account is the shiz.

chickpeas and kale with fried egg | TWELFTH AVENUE

Chickpeas and Kale with a Fried Egg
serves 2

INGREDIENTS

1 15 oz can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
2-3 leaves of kale, stalks removed and leaves torn into bite sized pieces
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 eggs
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Drain and rinse chickpeas in a colander. Dry chickpeas with a paper towel.

Heat oil in a large-ish frying pan over medium heat. Add kale and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until kale is wilted, about five minutes. Add chickpeas and cook for another five minutes, or until chickpeas are heated through and start to brown.

Meanwhile, fry eggs in a separate frying pan.

Plate the chickpeas and kale and top with a fried egg. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

February 20, 2014

it happened

TWELFTH AVENUEImages via Daily Mail Online

I never thought this day would come. I am totally crushing on Kylie Jenner’s style. It’s fun and carefree, but somehow mature at the same time – I think it’s the sleekness of the crop top (Alexander Wang, of course of course) that takes the look from hippie teenager to modern young woman with panache. Whatever it is, I’m digging it.