Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

Wise Words from Mrs. Spider Man


You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, 

so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.

-Emma Stone

Monday, March 18, 2013

A New Print for Screen

Python Is In 

From Roberto Cavalli to Salvatore Ferragamo to even Guicci and Valentino, Python print is definitely in for spring. Don't worry, Kitsch is on-trend as normal with the blue steel collection.






Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing


Healthy & Delicious 



Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing
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.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

Posh Spice Screams Determination

I personally couldn't agree more with this life motto, what do you think? 


If I set my mind to something I do it.
My biggest wish for all of us is that we are happy, successful,
and that we stay true to ourselves.

-Victoria Beckham 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Most Powerful Women In Fashion

In Honor Of National Women's Month

Since we're only half way through March, why not celebrate the most powerful women in Fashion? 

Miuccia Prada

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?


Anna Wintour

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! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kitsch Mid Week Mix

Healthy To-Go


10 almonds
.5 tbsp walnuts
1 tsp simple seed mix
1 tbsp + 1 tsp trail power mix (gojis, cacao, cashews)
1/2 tsp coconut
1 tsp flax seed

Want a healthy snack for work today? Here are a few ingredients you might have lying around, that when thrown together make the BEST option. 

With super-foods like goji berries and delicious sources of protein like almonds you can't go wrong. You'll get wonderful sweetness from the coconut and a dose of omega-3's from the flax seed! 

It's important to stay healthy and energized, no matter how crazy the week gets! 

Stay tuned for style guides, and Easter-themed inspiration! xx 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

National Women's Month


"You have within you the strength, the patience 
and the passion to reach
 for the stars and change the world." 
-- Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, 1820-1913)

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. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Talk To The Hamsa

Is it just cute? Or something More?

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! 





Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bold Brows? What's Your Opinion?

Real Life or Runway Only?

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?

Weigh in your opinions!







Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kitsch Goes Back To Basics

A Celeb Inspired Style Idea

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! 

Every outfit is better with Kitsch on your wrist! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Morning Breakfast


Muesli To Start The Day


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! 




Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup barley flakes
  • 1 cup rye flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Remember, today is going to be the start of an AMAZING week! 

Sunday Inspiration

Fake It Until You Make It 


Be powerful! Love your life! Live to the fullest extent! Find your passion! 


Friday, March 1, 2013

How To: Wet Look Hair

All You Need Is Kitsch & Coconuts

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.