Monday, July 28

lust list :: Sneakers

Since moving to Toronto I've been walking a lot more, a lot more. I live an hour away from the office and with Jack still in Montreal for a couple months I found it was a good way to kill some of my sudden and ample me-time.

Lately I've been noticing all my high-impact walking (yeah, that's right, it's gotten serious) is taking a toll on my bod, specifically my poor knees. As cute as my chucks, keds and favourite comfy flats are, they don't really do the trick when pounding the pavement 2 hours a day. I love my cute sneaker collection, I truly do, so I'm looking at this as an opportunity to branch out and get more sweet kicks in the closet.

New Balance 420 [similar] | New Balance 410 [similar] | Roshe Run Nike [similar]
New Balance 420 | Nike Victoria [similar]

Clearly I've already developed an affinity for a couple brands... and styles, but I still can't quite nail it down. Also, I did not have an easy time tracking down these actual styles online. I may have missed the boat on these styles but it doesn't stop me from loving them! If I track down the exact thing, I'll be sure to share the link! Have you stumbled upon any I've missed? What sporty sneaks have got you swooning?

Monday, July 7

Office Florals

A.L.C. blazer {similar} | James Perse top | Club Monaco trousers | Franco Sarto pumps {similar} | Longchamps bag | Marc Jacobs watch

I hope everyone had a lovely long-weekend of celebration & relaxation! Summer has arrived and I've been loving every moment of sunny heat I manage to soak up. My office attire is now a constant rotation of dresses and blazers so I avoid melting on my walk to work.

As lovely as it's been, when the air cooled for a hot minute last week, I didn't think twice as I reached for these sweet trousers. I snatched these beauties up during the Club Monaco Spring sale a while back which means I had a sliver of a window to wear them before extreme heat set in. As the trousers and I are still very much in a sartorial honeymoon stage I happily met the cool air as an opportunity to be reunited. I think next time I pull together this ensemble though, I may switch out the black pumps for nude. Something about them makes it all seem a little too heavy - something I try to avoid in the warmer months.

Happy Monday!
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Thursday, July 3

What I ate :: FISH TACOS

My-oh-my it has been a long time since I last posted a recipe. Not to worry, both the eating and cooking have continued... but anyone who follows me on instagram already knows that. As much as I love recipe posts - and I really, really do - each time I work on one my dinner takes 2 hours longer to prepare resulting in some fairly attractive posts, and some very cold dinners. Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And with that, I present to you, one of my favourite cold dinners - fish tacos!

The first thing you need with any taco is salsa. The fresher, the better. The chunkiest, the bestest. I always like to make extra as salsa keeps well and is always high in demand. My fresh salsa varies slightly each time I make it, this time I kept it extra simple. All you need to know is ::
                      >> 1 cup chunky tomatoes
                      >> 1 tablespoon diced onions
                      >> 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
                      >> juice of 1/2 lime
                      >> 1 teaspoon chili flakes or 1/2 jalapeno

One of my favourite things about these tacos is just how beautiful each part of the fixings is. The purple cabbage is not only delicious in the mix but gorgeous in the stack. I like to pile the cabbage as close to the avocado as possible because they just look so. darn. pretty.
                      >> 1 avocado, sliced thinly
                      >> 4 thin slices of lime
                      >> 2 cups of cabbage
                      >> 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
                      >> 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
                      >> juice of 1/2 lime

Slice the cabbage into thin strips. I used a mandolin and escaped with all my finger tips intact to get the perfect cabbage you see before you. Mix together the Greek yogurt, Mayonnaise and juice of half lime. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of the mixture into the cabbage. Put aside.

Preparing the fish is very simple. Combine the below ingredients over heated olive oil on medium heat, turning once at 3 minutes per side. With so little use of the stove, this meal is perfect for those scorching, muggy nights we've been getting lately.
                      >> 1 lb thawed tilapia
                      >> 1 tablespoon of olive oil
                      >> 1/4 t. of chili powder
                      >> 11/4 t. of black pepper
                      >> 11/4 t. of sea salt.

Now you're ready to stack! Take your whole wheat tortilla, or tostado, and add the fish, cabbage, salsa, avocado and drizzle some of the remaining yogurt mixture overtop. Pour yourself a nice crisp glass of white, sit back & enjoy!

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