Style-Delights

January 28, 2015

Lookbook: Bundle Up In Blue

Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Green Rain Boots, Hunter Boots Lookalike, Blue Zara Coat
The much-hyped blizzard Juno finally passed by New York/New Jersey with less-than-anticipated snow. The blizzard warnings were off the charts but in the end, the blizzard proved to be just a regular snow storm, not the historic 'snowmageddon' some believed it to be! For once, I am glad that the meteorologists were off the mark! I like the snow, but only to a point where it doesn't disrupt the day. The powdery snow made it possible to have snow ball fights and make snowman ..err snowWOMAN and just enjoy the nature's cold beauty. 
Snow Outfits Ideas, Winter Layering Outfits, Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Green Rain Boots, Hunter Boots Lookalike, Blue Zara Coat

I love my Hunter boots, and wear them in rain and snow all the time, but if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to Hunters, I strongly recommend Kamik 'Jennifer' rain boots. They are very well  made (I have them for almost 3 years now and they are just fabulous!) and come in a variety of colors.
Snow Outfits Ideas, Winter Layering Outfits, Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Blue Beanie
Hat :DIY crochet (Similar //Similar // Similar)
Sunglasses : Ray-Ban (Love!)
Snow Outfits Ideas, Winter Layering Outfits, Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Green Rain Boots, Hunter Boots Lookalike, Blue Zara Coat
Boots - Kamik
Bag - Old Navy (Refinery 29 Pick)
Snow Outfits Ideas, Winter Layering Outfits, Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Green Rain Boots, Hunter Boots Lookalike, Blue Zara Coat

Snow Outfits Ideas, Winter Layering Outfits, Kamik 'Jennifer' Rain Boots, Green Rain Boots, Hunter Boots Lookalike, Blue Zara Coat




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January 25, 2015

Kitchen Delights: Quinoa & Chickpea Soup {Recipe}

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes
 I love simple food that tastes great. So when I see a recipe that fits the bill, I have to try it. January issue of Real Simple magazine has some yummy soup recipes, perfect for winter weather. The quinoa and chickpea soup recipe caught my fancy and I decided to try it. I changed it a little bit  -I didn't use cheddar cheese, frozen corn and added some crushed chili flakes for some spice! I also altered quantity of ingredients so it is enough for 2-3 people, instead of 6 people as the magazine suggested) It came out really good. It is a hearty, healthy soup and so very simple to make. All the ingredients I could find in my local Walmart (BTW, you can now find a lot of organic ingredients and produce in Walmart!)

What you will need:
1/2 cup red quinoa (I used Wild Oats organic quinoa)
1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
4 cups vegetable broth (I used Pacific organic)
2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
2 small tomatoes
Salt and crushed red chili flakes
Lime and cilantro for garnish

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

To make this soup, wash and rinse quiona and rinse the canned chickpeas. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until onion is translucent. Add vegetable broth, quinoa and crush red chili flakes. Bring it to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until quinoa is tender (10-12 minutes) Add the chickpeas and tomatoes, cook for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve with lemon wedges and fresh cilantro. 
Optional : Add some tortilla chips and cheddar cheese on top if you want.
You are very welcome!
Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes


Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes

Quinoa Soup, Quinoa Chickpea soup, Healthy soup recipes, cold weather soups, quick soup recipes
What is your favorite winter soup? I'd love to know the tried and tested recipes:-)
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January 23, 2015

Loookbook : Plaid On Plaid

Burberry Plaid Scarf, Plaid Blanket Scarf, Zara Fur Vest, Red Wool Fedora Hat, Forever 21 Red Fedora
Because double plaid is better than single! Today's outfit is getting a double shot of winter-weather omnipresent  plaid. This scarf is super warm and the fur pom poms on the fringe give it a playful look. What better way to wear it with another plaid print in contrasting color? Keeping it casual and warm with a suede and faux shearling Zara vest a winter gray day!
Burberry Plaid Scarf, Plaid Blanket Scarf, Zara Fur Vest, Red Wool Fedora Hat, Forever 21 Red Fedora

Burberry Plaid Scarf, Plaid Blanket Scarf, Zara Fur Vest, Red Wool Fedora Hat, Forever 21 Red Fedora

Burberry Plaid Scarf, Plaid Blanket Scarf, Zara Fur Vest, Zara Shearling Vest

Burberry Plaid Scarf, Plaid Blanket Scarf, Zara Fur Vest, Zara Shearling Vest
 




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January 20, 2015

Lookbook: Plaid Coat, Floppy Wool Hat & Kate Spade 'Pippa'

H&M Plaid Coat, Wool Plaid Coat, Wool Floppy Hat, Red Wool Hat, Kate Spade 'Pippa'
Today's outfit has some of my favorite style elements in it - a serious plaid pattern, edgy leather pants and a fun floppy wool hat! I love the floppy hats and fedoras as they can rescue me from bad hair days, specially during the frizzy rainy weather!
H&M Plaid Coat, Wool Plaid Coat, Wool Floppy Hat, Red Wool Hat, Kate Spade 'Pippa'
Coat - H&M (old) // Similar //Similar
Hat - H&M (old) // Similar // Similar
Shoes - Cosmopolitan via JCPenney // Similar
Bag - Kate Spade 'Catherine Street Pippa' (different color)
H&M Plaid Coat, Wool Plaid Coat, Wool Floppy Hat, Red Wool Hat, Kate Spade 'Pippa'

H&M Plaid Coat, Wool Plaid Coat, Wool Floppy Hat, Red Wool Hat, Kate Spade 'Pippa'

H&M Plaid Coat, Wool Plaid Coat, Wool Floppy Hat, Red Wool Hat, Kate Spade 'Pippa'




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