Salad: 5 cups cooked and cooled quinoa one 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed 2 ears of corn, kernels cut from cob 2 cups halved or quartered cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, and diced 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (~1/2 of a bell pepper) 2 avocados, diced
Dressing: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (~1 lime) 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro 1/3 cup olive oil
1. Mix first four ingredients of dressing together in a small measuring cup or bowl. While whisking, add in olive oil. 2. Combine all salad ingredients in very large bowl. Pour dressing over and gently stir until combined and all ingredients are coated with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Since we're only half way through March, why not celebrate the most powerful women in Fashion?
The last name says it all, or does it? Miuccia has a Ph. D. in Political Science, and with the help of her husband has turned the once luggage only family business into a multi-million dollar style house.
She helped transform the Prada name into a household icon and sought after by many world wide. By the way, she still lives in the same apartment she grew up in as a child, how's that for humble?
Kanye raps about her, books are written in her likeliness and absolutely everyone respects her fashion advice. The timeless bob and oversized glasses are reflective of her signature look, and definitive style.
As editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, Anna can be seen at every notable fashion show, after hours event and is helping forecast what you want to buy even before you know about it.
Although she's claimed to be quite the ice queen, she has changed the face of Vogue while still maintaining it's prestige. She's made fashion available to the masses by making the magazine not only feature the latest trends, but also how it can be utilized in lower price pointed ready to wear.
----Next week will will feature more! We are just getting started!
With March honoring National Women's Month, there will most certainly be debates regarding feminism, antifeminism, and a women's "place". The people before us have fought long, and hard for our rights- but the most important part of the fight was that they were fighting for happiness and equality.
Be happy, honor equality and never settle for less.
One of the best things about the Charm Collection is there is meaning behind each and every beautiful piece!
Have you heard of a hamsa before? It's an icon, usually used in jewelry in the Middle East and Africa. It predates Mesopotamia (that one place, you probably only remember because of it's weird name in your 6th grade history class) and represents blessings, strength, power and protection. It's main duty is to help protect from the "evil eye".
Not only are you wearing something stunning, you are wearing something meaningful!
Bold brows have been a statement for the past couple of seasons, but this year we saw them in FULL force for spring. What are your feelings on bold brows? Do you like the Audrey Hepburn-esque look or do you prefer something a bit more tamed?
Take a note from your favorite celebrities, and designers by opting to just go for a basic white t with your jeans this spring! Don't forget to complete your outfit by adding hair ties that will keep you simple and chic!
Do you love the taste of granola but want to cut back on sugar? Try some muesli in your diet! You'll always start your mornings a little brighter when you've got the right amount of healthy, natural sugars and fiber!
Want to make a cute gift for a friend? Make your own muesli mix, put it in a cute mason jar and decorate the jar with your favorite Kitsch hair ties!
1 1/2cupsold-fashioned oats
1/4cupdried cranberries or chopped dates
1/4cupchopped dried apricots
1/4cupshelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4cupchopped roasted almonds
Remember, today is going to be the start of an AMAZING week!
Trying to figure out a great and healthy way to work out the new "wet look" trend, I tried a couple options, and took a ton of how-to pictures. Here are a couple tips to help you get going.
Avoid any type of spray that has alcohol as an ingredient, it's going to dry out your hair.
If you aren't sure that it's "the" look for you, definitely avoid purchasing a high cost specialty spray.
Use coconut oil to create the wet look in your hair. It's nourishing, and you probably already have it in your closet. Only one tablespoon will make your hair look as wet as mine does in the photos. Focus on the roots, because thats where you will want the most moisture. When you wash it out at the end of the day, you've got beautifully moisturized hair! (Just avoid getting your ends oily, you don't want it to stain your clothes!)
Keep sure that you've got your favorite kitsch headband handy, whatever product you've chosen you don't want sticking to your forehead. It's a heavy hairstyle and you don't want to have excess sticking to hairline.
The Kitsch blog is here to discuss and share all things Kitsch, from our elastic hair ties and headbands that are kind on your hair, cute on your wrist, to our super cool sometimes vintage jewelry. We'll have fun photo sharing contests and giveaways, informative how-to guides, and and other random awesomeness. All are welcome to participate!