green smoothie recipe + athleisure round-up

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Top: H&M (similar) | Shorts: Nike | Shoes: Converse

I've been obsessed with this outfit lately! It's super easy and comfortable, but the top is cool and adds a little bit of an edgy, street style element. What I love is that this is an outfit that can take you from running errands to chilling at home to the gym, yet it isn't just your basic leggings and tank top combination. 

In the spirit of these workout vibes, I wanted to share some of my favorite green smoothie recipes with you guys. I'm known for my love of green juices/smoothies. In fact, there was an ice-breaker at a work event where we had to say what our ideal 'last meal' would be and the first thing I thought of was a green juice. I probably sounded super pretentious saying that out loud and, honestly, it'd probably be mac + cheese and pie or Chick-fil-a but whatever....I still love a green juice.

Even if you don't have a cold-pressed juicer at home, you can still make a really good green drink by using your blender. Visually, the key to keeping your smoothie a bright, pretty green color (rather than a gloppy, brown mess) is to use light or colorless fruits. For instance, mixing blueberries into your smoothie with greens will definitely make it brown. Use fruits like banana, pineapple, mango, peach, orange, and pear instead.

My no-brainer green smoothie formula is this:

- 1 banana
- 1 handful of greens (spinach or kale, although spinach has a milder taste)
- A watery vegetable like cucumber or celery
- 1 handful of ice
- Mixture of fruits like pineapple, mango, peach, orange or pear
- Liquid such as water, almond milk, orange juice, apple juice, or coconut water

The specific recipe I like the best is:

- 1 banana
- 1 handful spinach
- 1-2 stalks of celery
- 1 handful of ice
- Frozen pineapple
- A mixture of almond milk and orange juice

Some of my other favorite green smoothies are Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie, Goop's Hula Hydrator Smoothie, and Martha Stewart's Green Lemonade. If you're short on time, don't have a blender, or any other excuse, definitely check out 8g tablets. They're packed full of greens in a little effervescent tablet that you just drop into a glass of water.

Whenever I have a good green smoothie, I always feel super motivated and ready to work out. I'm sure you guys are the same, so here's a little athleisure round-up for even more workout inspiration!

white satin camisole + poolside vibes

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Happy Friday! I was supposed to go back to New York on Tuesday but really didn't feel like being in the snow so I extended my trip for another week. It must have been fate because, after I booked the new flight, my original flight was delayed like three times and then cancelled/rebooked twice.

So, if I hadn't rebooked, I would've been scheduled to go home two days after my initial flight and it would've been the worst flight ever as it leaves at 7:45 am, goes to Atlanta, then Savannah, then New York. I truly don't understand why there are two layovers in the state of Georgia. Crazy! Very grateful that I rebooked on my own and that I get another week in the warm weather.

A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for a black, silk camisole with lace trim. For some reason, I couldn't find one anywhere but ended up finding this white Swiss dot one at Victoria's Secret. So far, I've liked pairing it with black skinny jeans and chunky knit cardigans with gold jewelry. Being in the warmer weather, I had the chance to pair it with some gauzy white shorts and a new gold necklace I got from Francesca's! I'm excited to keep finding new ways to style this piece.

round-up: 30 items under $30

I feel like I get a little thrill every time I see a cute item for sale under $30. There's something about that specific number that just feels like you're getting a really good deal. I've rounded up thirty items under $30, so click through and find something new for spring!

my 101 in 1001 goals

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Happy mid-week! I've been seeing these kinds of '101 in 1001' posts for years now but, for some reason, never got around to doing one for myself. I thought it'd be fun to photograph my ASOS x Refinery29 jacket for this post because the back is embroidered to say "Sky's No Limit". That's sort of the perfect message, isn't it? Let me know if you have a 101 in 1001 list. I wanna see your goals!

Start: 10 March 2018 | End: 4 December 2020

Personal Development (0/20)

Vote in the 2020 election
Read 150 books
Go to the chiropractor
Join a gym that I love
Get a facial
Donate to 3 charities
Learn and wear an elaborate braided hairstyle
Finish re-reading the Harry Potter series
Treat my mom to a blowout at Drybar
Read all of Proust's In Search of Lost Time
Get genetic DNA testing
Go to a protest or political event
Explore the Asian Art wing at the Met
Revisit the American wing at the Met
Get my balayage highlights redone
Volunteer
Go to a class at the Ballet Beautiful studio
Get a massage
Take three different fitness classes (0/3)
Fill out the monthly reflection pages in my Passion Planner for a year

Professional (3/15)

Update my resume
Go to a networking event
Buy a DSLR camera
Start a side photography business
Finish writing a novel
Read 3 new professional development books
Film a "Travel With Me" vlog
Meet three bloggers I admire (1/3 - Marianna Hewitt)
Go to a launch party
Take a new headshot
Meet my personal income goals
Start investing in a 401(k)
Send thank-you notes to people who have helped my career
Mentor someone younger/earlier in their career
Find a mentor

Home (1/10)

Sign a new apartment lease
Move to a neighborhood that I love
Buy groceries at the farmer's market
Recreate my bedroom at home in new place
Buy a Smeg appliance
Organized digital photo library
Sort through and donate books
Type up all of my journals
Make 3 fun cocktails
Make 5 recipes from Pinterest

Baking (2/10)
Bake a very intricate pie
Make gingham sugar cookies
Bake macarons
Take a baking class at Milk Bar
Bake a unique bread recipe
Bake homemade Poptarts
Make a perfect souffle
Try 3 baked desserts I haven't tried before (0/3)
Bake blueberry scones
Bake something from KawaiiSweetWorld's channel

Travel & New York City (0/20)
Make another trip abroad
Go to Palm Beach
Visit Harry Potter world
Get Global Entry pass
Dine at a Michelin starred restaurant
Take a summer trip to Austin, Texas
Visit Japan
Go to the new Whitney museum
See the James Turrell light exhibit at MoMA PS1
Take a weekend trip somewhere new
Drink cider at a biergarten in the fall
Stay at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Stay in a unique Airbnb
Visit Montreal & Quebec City
Go to a beach outside of Florida
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Visit a castle
Take the train to Coney Island
Eat ice-cream from Ice & Vice
Have a cupcake from Little Cupcake Bakeshop<

Just For Fun (0/26)
Go to a concert
Watch all of the Best Picture nominees in a year
Dress as Lara Croft for Halloween
Celebrate my 26th & 27th birthdays
See 3 Broadway shows (0/3)
Watch a tennis match
Watch a World Cup game at a bar
Sign up for MoviePass
See Taylor Swift in concert
Go to Hillsong
See the Nutcracker at the NYCB
Get makeup done at Blushington
Go to a live talk show
Leave a 100% tip
Watch every Audrey Hepburn film
Go to a Yankees or Knicks game
Send photo Christmas cards
Buy an investment handbag
Buy new clear or rose quartz glases
Drink a bottle of Veuve Clicquot
Finally watch "The Wire"
Go to a music festival
Find a new signature perfume
Make a short film
Find + buy something I love at a vintage store
Throw a themed party

pretty things (no. 9)

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Happy Saturday! Ready for some cute things?

I'm already thinking about my spring/summer wardrobe and am planning on making these long wrap dresses a staple. I love this navy one from Ganni and would style it with Vans, Converse, block heels, and wrap sandals.

In keeping with the French girl summer vibes, I'm loving this round basket bag. Round bags are a huge trend for 2018 and I think the basket versions are super cute. They are a kind of natural progression from the basket bags that were popular last summer.

I mentioned wearing Vans with maxi dresses above and these dusty rose ones are perfect for that. You could really pair them with just about anything! Obviously maxi dresses but also shorts and t-shirts or kick-flares and tank tops.

If you want to go ahead and get into the spring/summer vibes now, I highly suggest this Lollia bubble bath! The scent is apple blossom, jasmine, and rose which is like the perfect magical garden combination. Can you imagine this scent filling your bathroom? Heaven.

Do you guys follow Johanna Olsson? She does this thing where she will wear a super basic outfit (sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc.) but then throw on a super chic pair of sunglasses and she looks incredible. I feel like these yellow sunglasses from Reeva are that kind of pair. You could be wearing the most boring outfit of all time, but these sunglasses would make you look like a street style star.

Have you seen The Florida Project? I watched it a few weeks ago (finally) and absolutely loved it. I grew up near Kissimmee, where its set (although I grew up in a totally different environment) so it was really, really interesting. The performances were incredible and the storyline was very authentic to a subset Central Florida. The big reason I included it on this list though is because of the candy-colored cinematography that Sean Baker is so famous for. The vibe is very nostalgic and magical and pleasing to the eyes.