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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shrimp Lettuce Cups


Happy Thursday!

I wanted to share a quick and healthy recipe that I was inspired and picked up from Hey Claire. She showed a great way to eat clean and keep it tasty. If you would like to see click (here) and fast-forward to 5:50 to watch her do the recipe. I went with a slightly different approach by adding a few more veggies and making a dressing besides just lemon juice. Either way it tastes really good and don't need to think too hard on how to make it because it is super easy! Trust me! :) 

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of small shrimp (thawed & cleaned)
4 small radishes (thinly sliced)
10 mini heirloom tomatoes (diced)
1 avocado (diced into desired size)
Head of butter lettuce (washed and dried)

Dressing:

2-3 lemons (squeezed for juice)
1/2 piece of shallot (minced)
S+P

Mix well together and set aside.


Cook the whole shrimps with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkled some garlic powder plus S+P. They will cook pretty fast and so once they turn pink all around, they're done. You definitely don't want to overcook them or else they will be rubbery tasting (gross!). Set aside once you're done. 


Have all the veggies prepped and chopped up into individual bowls. This is a great build-as-you-eat type of food and nice way to add however much you like or don't like. :)


There you have it! Super easy right? And I don't feel so bad eating it so right after I can have some ice cream! That's a balance right? hehehe..

Hope you enjoy and try this recipe out!

Don't forget to enter into my latest giveaway HERE! You can win a $25 giftcard to Nordstrom!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Product Review: Influenster VSX Sport




Top: c/o Aeropostale (Here)
Sports Bra: c/o Victoria's Secret (Here)
Bottom: c/o Victoria's Secret (Here)

Happy Tuesday!

When we came back from our Eurotrip, I was greeted with a box from Influenster and Victoria's Secret to try out their new Sports Bra and capri pants. I was thrilled since we did go kinda crazy on all the yummy foods during our vacation so sooner or later it was getting to be that time to hit the gym again! Both the VSX sports bra and capris fitted great! One thing I loved about the sports bra was that it was fully padded and gave lots of support. Something that's definitely needed in the gym. I also liked how easy to slip it on because in the past for other sports bras, I've had a harder time slipping it on and off due to my broad shoulders. Does anyone else have that issue?? Or is it just me?
 
Overall I think it's a great sports bra and the only downside to it I would say will be the cost. But sometimes you have to invest money into items that will give you the full support and lasts you longer. I also love the capris as well since I'm short and any shorter length is great to me! I love the flexible fit and how durable it is without having to worry about ripping or being see-thru. Also, how cute is the floral print? Something to feel stylish in while working out! :)

Have you tried out VSX sport bras yet?

Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway to win a $25 giftcard to Nordstrom!




Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Château de Versailles + Giveaway!





 Top: H&M (OR this) (Similar)
Cardigan: c/o Aeropostale (Similar)
Bottom: Target (Here)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory and Dogeared (Here)
Bracelet: Tory Burch (Here)
Shoes: Target (Similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 zip via Nordstrom (Here)
Sunglasses: Chanel (old(OR this)

Happy October!

One of my favorite part of our Paris trip was taking the train out to visit Versailles. We were really close on not being able to fit it into our schedule because we had read that you pretty much needed a whole day to fully enjoy Versailles. But we decided to go ahead and go and we were so glad we did! And it's true on what we had read, you can spend your whole day there, just hours of looking at everything. But we did a little over half of our day and still was able to see majority of the Château de Versailles. We also got to visit the Petit Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet which is where Marie Antoinette spent a lot of her free time. The gardens as you can see from the pictures were beautiful and my favorite room in the whole Palace was the Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces). It was like you can take a selfie anywhere in that room! ;) 

Tip - we arrived 45 mins before entry time and had our museum pass ready. The line is separate from the ticket line but with the museum pass you can go straight to the entry line to wait and get in. We got lucky and was able to go into each room without having a crowd next to you or in front of you. We were able to take pictures without a lot of people in the background or get bumped while listening to the audio guide that they had provided. 












Hope you enjoy my pictures of Versailles! Since I was so busy this Summer planning this Europe trip, I totally forgot to celebrate the 2nd year Blogiversary of She is Lovely! And the blog also hit over 500k views! That's half a million! Crazy... :) I would like to do a giveaway now that things has sorta settled back down. So to all my readers that had stuck with me in the last two years, I wanted to give you the opportunity to enter to win a $25 giftcard to my favorite store - Nordstrom! This will be open to U.S. readers only. So sorry! But for the international readers, I'll have something special for you guys up soon. In the meantime..

All you will have to do is read below on how to enter:

 1. The first four steps within the Rafflecopter are mandatory in order to be entered.
2. Please follow the rules and don't just click through. I will be validating your entries. :)

The winner will have 48 hours to reply back to my e-mail with shipping info once it has been announced. If not, I will pick another winner.


Good luck!!


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Travel Diary: Paris [Part 2]














Top: Madewell (Here)
Bottom: H&M (Similar)
Shoes: TOMS (Here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (OR this) (Similar) and Dogeared (Here)
Bracelet: Madewell (OR this)
Watch: Marc Jacobs (Similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip via Nordstrom (Here)

Happy Tuesday!

Another installment from our trip to Paris Part Deux! Here is Part Un if you had missed it. Unfortunately this will be the final roundup of photos from Paris but still flipping through all the other photos in our camera makes me miss it so much already! What would I give to be sitting at a cafe and eating a fresh croissant again! I hope if you want to take a trip out to Paris, these photos will help inspire you to book those tickets fast! It is worth it! :)

1. Early morning trip to Notre Dame.
2. Love locks at the Pont des Arts.
3. Paillard of chicken marinated with lemon topped with arugula at Cafe Central
4. View during lunch of all the Louvre tourists.
5. Hubs ordered the Croque Monsieur for lunch at Angelina
6. The beautiful Mona Lisa. She is so small in person!
7. Surprisingly delicious coeurs de canard at L'Avant Comptoir.
8. Amazing stained glass inside the Sainte-Chapelle.
9. Must have a freshly made crepe with Nutella.
10. Being on top of the Notre Dame Cathedral is breath-taking.
11. A simple Parisan breakfast at Cafe Constant.
12. An array of delicious pastries.
13. A quick day trip out to Sacre-Coeur.
14. Outfit of the Day in front of the Notre Dame. <3

 Stay tuned for our photos to Barcelona, Spain. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

La Tour Eiffel





                                       #SelfieTime! <3                                    
Top: Sincerely Jules via Piperlime (Here)
Cardigan: c/o Aeropostale (Similar)
Bottom: Old Navy (Here)
Shoes: Target (OR this)
Necklace: Dogeared (Here)
Watch: Marc Jacobs (Similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip via Nordstrom (Here)

Happy Thursday!

While we were checking out the Eiffel Tower on our second full day there.. I had to capture the beauty of the landmark itself and take some outfit photos. As you can see it had rained overnight so the ground (and somewhat grass) was wet and small puddles had formed. But funny enough the rest of the day became really sunny and hot! 

I had seen this Sincerely Jules tee from this exact post and knew I had to get it into my closet! I did my version of the outfit using it as an inspiration and really liked how it paired well with this skirt from Old Navy. I also picked up this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up plus it was the BEST travel purse! Seriously guys, best! It fitted everything plus more and the slate grey went with everything that I had packed! :)

Have you visited Paris yet? 


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