Olivia Palermo

Check out this set to get this “it girl’s” breezy outfit!
Olivia Palermo

Audrina Patridge - Festival Style

Audrina Patridge - Festival Style
Headed to a festival this summer or just looking for a killer summer getup? Look no further than this outfit worn by Audrina Patridge

Forever 21
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High heel boots
modcloth.com

Retro sunglasses
shopzerouv.com

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf Polyvore Set

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf is wearing a perfect ready for work AND summer outfit, complete with ruffles, bright colors and florals!

River Island floral mini skirt
$16 - riverisland.com

Ak anne klein
macys.com

Maybelline lipstick
$19 - nelly.com

Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kendall and Kylie Jenner
These fashion stars look perfect in these ready for summer looks! All items in these sets can be found at Forever 21!

Forever 21 dress
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Forever 21
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Forever 21
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Style Thursday: Emmy Rossum

Spring is finally here! Take a fashion clue from the always fashionable Emmy Rossum. Most known for her roles in Phantom of the Opera and the TV show Shameless, Emmy  dresses down a lace dress with a jean jacket and floral sneakers for a laid back spring outfit. 

Recreate her look with affordable items all under $100!

<3 Ana

 


Style Thursday: Emmy Rossum Style


Dorothy Perkins dress

Old Navy jacket

ASOS shoulder bag

Keds sneaker

Healthy Sexy Hair Beach Spray

FOODIE FRIDAY WITH CARLY B

" Compliments to the Chef"

I love cooking, but sometimes coming home to dinner just sends my heart through the roof. Complements to the chef on this one, my dad has done it again!  - Carly B 

Cullinary Student Carly Bossert knows how to take the heat in the kitchen! Follow her on twitter to see all of her amazing creations!  

Arugula & Scallops Salad

Ingredients

5 oz. Arugula

4 oz. Bean Sprouts

(Drizzle) Basil Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

1-1½ cups Dried Cranberries

1½ lbs Sea Scallops

One Wedge Fresh Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano 

Directions:

Rinse the arugula and bean sprouts before combining all the ingredients. In a large bowl mix together the arugula, bean sprouts, dried cranberries, shaved Parmigiano. Drizzle the basil olive oil and put in a “good portion” (says my dad) of balsamic vinegar.

 In a medium pan, soak the scallops in white wine for about 30 minutes in a tin-cooking container. Afterwards drain them. Put the broiler on high and broil the scallops until they are lightly browned. Top the salad with the scallops and enjoy! This recipe is delicious and so easy! 

TAN IN A CAN 101

These fail-safe sunless tanning products want you to stay golden, Ponyboy.

by: Jamie deGraaf

 

Oompa loompa doompadee doo. I almost joined in the singing of my ninth grade music appreciation class until I looked around a realized everyone was looking at me…and my radiant melon complexion. That night I scoured my body with lemon juice and swore off spray tans.

That was 2007. Since then, sun tan alternatives, as well as my relationship with them, have come a long way. No, I haven’t had the nerve to get another spray tan, but as a freckled fair-skinner in a lifelong pursuit of keeping up with my bronzed friends, I have done my share of dabbling with the tan in a can.

If you’re headed down the sunless tanning road for the first time, hooray for you—just say no to scary UV. But it can be daunting to know what is what amid all of the product options; I’ve had my share of beach days with streaky legs and dates with orange palms. Here’s a list of my favorite products to aid in navigating the sun-free glow; take it from a self-proclaimed pale girl.

 

Tricks of the Trade

• Prime application time for a sunless tanning product is post-shower when skin is clean and exfoliated. Using a non-oil based exfoliant will slough off the dead skin and ensure a natural even color—avoid oil-bases. 

• Thoroughly moisturize your skin before applying. If your skin is dry, it will drink up the sunless tanning product and will result in uneven color.

• When it comes to lotions and foams, rub the product on in a circular motion to avoid streaking. Use a light hand when it comes to knuckles, elbows, knees, ankles and in between fingers and toes—these dry areas will absorb quickly and leave you with orange joints.

• Keep things natural—apply more product to the top of the arms and less to the underside to mimic a real life sun tan.

• Yes, the product will stain everywhere you don’t want it to. Wash your hands immediately after, because no matter what Yahoo Answers says, lemon juice doesn’t cut the mustard. Pay special attention to around finger nails.

• After application, hang out in the buff for a few, maximizing dry time so as to not smear the product or stain your clothing.

• Steer clear of showering or swimming or getting caught in a rain storm for a least three hours post-application to avoid a dripping tan.

LOTION

Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer: $8, Target, Meijer, CVS

This lotion achieves best results when applied gradually over the course of three days, but will still do the job for a one time quick application. It’s composed of a blend of skin tone-specific color enhancers: dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose which deepen skin color through chemical reactions. It also contains anti-oxidants and moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin, petrolatum and mineral oil.

FOAM

Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer: $9: Target, Meijer, CVS

This daily moisturizer is for those looking for a subtle constant glow. The non-greasy foam dries in seconds so there is no need to lock yourself in the bathroom and find things to pick and pluck while it absorbs. The skin-darkening formula develops a natural even color—just make sure to shake the bottle well before use.

 

MIST

Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan: $11, Meijer, Target, CVS

The airbrush spray is great for those not trying to get their hands dirty. The mist covers evenly when held about six inches from the body and keeping the can in constant motion. Ideally, this is a no-rub application process, but you may find you have to even out areas at the end of your strokes by hand. The product is oil free, won’t clog your pores and dries in less than five minutes.

GEL

Kardashian Glamour Tan: $34, Sephora

If Kim Kardashian gets her flawless russet glow from this bottle, I figured I try it too. The gel is non-streaking, non-staining and results are noticeable after 24 hours. The formula contains antioxidants and vitamins C, D and E. It’s the only self-tanner containing imudulin, an ingredient that stimulates vitamin D synthesis to lessen the appearance of those crow’s feet you may have acquired before switching from fake n’ baking.

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful…


…And Frightful it is. It’s getting to be that time of the year where the chimneys start smoking and oversized sweaters become your number one friend. So it’s time to warm up and make some comfort food. We are in the prime season for hearty vegetables and the fall/winter offers a bounty of them.  This time the vegetable of choice is butternut squash!

Photo Courtesy of cookyourdream.com

The recipe down below is super easy and makes you feel like a regular chef! The organization I’m apart of at my University hosted a “Cooking the basics” event, and this soup was a hit with the students that attended and had to cook it!

Butternut Squash Soup

(http://allrecipes.com)

Makes 4 Servings

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 25 mins

Ingredients

 

  • 1½ tablespoons of butter
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • ½ butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • ½ cube of chicken bouillon
  • 1 pinch of ground cumin
  • 1 pinch of ground allspice
  • salt and black ground pepper to taste

Directions

 

1      Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat

2      Cook the onion, garlic, and thyme in the hot butter until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.

3      Add the squash and chicken stock

4      Bring to a simmer and cook until the squash is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

5      Crumble the bouillon into the soup. Season with cumin, allspice, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat.

6      Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway.

7      Hold the lid of the blender in place with a kitchen towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree.

8      Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a serving bowl. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup in the pot.


Carly Bossert, Health & Fitness Contributor
Education:  Rutgers University, Nutritional Sciences, Digital Media
Website: http://declassifiedcollegeguide.tumblr.com/

Email: carlybossert@gmail.com

Trendy Tuesday: This Week’s Fashionista of the College Community

Meet: Samantha Aller

Age: 21

School: Rutgers University

Major: Communications/Spanish

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Q: Before we go into your describing your style, let’s get to know more about you. Tell me about your leadership roles and organizations that you’re involved with at Rutgers.

A: “I am Executive Vice President of the International Association of Business Communicators, Event Coordinator of the Association of Women in Communications, and Publicity Chairperson of the Rutgers Fashionista’s.”

Q: That’s amazing! I’m sure you have a lot on your plate. Tell me, what are some goals you are presently trying to accomplish, and what have you accomplished thus far? It can be anything from school, work, or personally related.

A: “Right now to graduate with honors and get a full time job in the entertainment business. My accomplishments….I, along with a good friend of mine, am heading the marketing aspects of a new company called Juicetank which helps fuel start-up companies. I’m really excited because being a senior in a college with 50,000 smart kids and getting recognized for my perseverance is a huge deal for me. I’m going to be doing everything from creating marketing strategies for new products, to heading photo shoots, to planning events, everything that involves being innovative and creative. It’s my ideal startup job.”

Q: Wow! Anything else you have planned for the future?

A: “I want to rule the world. Just kidding (not really). Honestly, though I want to something that will inspire people. First off, I want to travel the world. Then I’d like to start my own marketing firm, open a lounge/club/bar, open a restaurant, start my own music production company, and start my own non-profit.  I just want to do everything.”

Q: Seems like you’re on the right path! Now let’s get to the fun part! Can you describe your style?

A: “Oh boy, where do I begin? The best way I could describe my style is…I put things together that other people typically wouldn’t. I match things the way I see fit and I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I’ll wear anything from the most boho maxi dress with a studded denim vest and Minnetonka booties to the most chic ivory and black blazer with a chunky necklace, peplum blouse, and Kenneth Cole flats. Some days people tell me I’m a hippie, and some days people tell me I look modern chic. I dress in whatever makes me feel awesome.”

Q: What is a fashion staple in your wardrobe?

A: “My American Apparel brown circle scarf. It’s super chunky and warm so it’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons. It just makes everything look fun and cozy.”

Q: How has fashion influenced you?

A: “To me, clothes are pieces of art. It allows me to express myself in whichever way I’m feeling. It’s made me the strong being I am today. Because I can make such a statement with just the clothes I wear, I feel like a stronger woman. I have a strong personality, and I think fashion has allowed me to demonstrate that.”

Q: Anything you want to add on how fashion has played a role in your own confidence?

A: “Ohhhh girl, let me tell you! If my clothes are beautiful, I feel beautiful. Who can’t help but feel good about themselves when they’re wearing flattering clothes, or just an outfit that brightens their smile. Everyday I wake up excited to put together an outfit because I know it’s one part of my day that I’m completely in control of. It makes me feel great when I can effortlessly put together a great outfit. Every girl should wear what they feel great in and strut their stuff like they own it.”

Q: You have killer style Sammy, where do you love to shop and what is your favorite store?

A: “My mom’s attic! I always find the best stuff in suitcases full of her old clothes. That’s some real vintage for ya! Oh and SOHO in NY, all day everyday, so many boutiques to find amazing clothes and stands on the streets with tons of funky jewelry. I’m a huge fan of LF Stores. Not the most affordable place, but boy when they have their sales, I walk out with thee most unique pieces that I’m obsessed with. And I know I’m only supposed to pick one, but H&M is also my other obsession. I spend hours in their trying everything on, it’s thee best and most affordable for people trying to stay in style.”

Q: It’s hard being a college student, I mean being tight on money, and not always having time available for frequent shopping between classes, studying and extra curricular activities, how do you budget?

A: “I always make sure I save up money for every time I go shopping. If I see a watch or a bag I’ve been eyeing for a while, I’ll save up for it. And I always make sure to go to post-season sales. There’s so many great buys at the end of a season that will look just as amazing the next time around. I make sure I always get my money’s worth.”

Q: What is your life’s mantra? What are some tips you can give to other young women?

A: “If you’re dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. As for tips, wear what shows your inner most beauty. Think about what pieces you love, not what you think everyone else will. Your clothes are yours and its the easiest way to show who you are. AND always, always, always look your best, you never know who you’re going to meet or run into.”

<3

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Delight

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Delight

Healthier Chocolate Mousse


It’s getting to be that time of year again…the time of year where you just want to stay at home in your pajamas all day, curled up on the couch with your favorite comfort food and a great book or movie. This is a great recipe that will leave you feeling guilt-free! It’s a paleo recipe, which means it’s gluten free, wheat free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and legume free.

Ingredients:

1 can Trader Joe’s coconut cream

4 heaping tablespoons Enjoy Life chocolate chips*

2 tablespoons coconut sugar**

Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional-I added about a teaspoon, but you can add more for a darker chocolate flavor)

Directions:

Scoop out all of the coconut cream and discard the liquid on the bottom of the can. Try not to get any of that liquid in your bowl. Add coconut sugar and mix with coconut cream. Then melt your chocolate chips in the microwave (a little bit at a time so it doesn’t burn!) As your chocolate is melting, get your electric mixer ready. You need to move quickly because if your coconut cream is cold the chocolate will start to harden again. Once chocolate is melted, pour into your coconut cream and mix with an electric mixer until it’s all as smooth as possible-it might look like there are specks, and that’s fine. It could be the coconut sugar and/or little specks of chocolate that have hardened (and that will taste awesome!) Divide into 4 bowls and chill in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.

*Free of dairy allergies? Feel free to use your favorite chocolate, but note that in addition to dairy it may also contain soy.

**Honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup will also work, but may make the final product a little thinner.

Enjoy!

 

This guest post was written + shared by the beautiful Eleni Chechopoulos, founder and creator of TheBaboo.com. Check our her website for her daily recipes and workout inspiration! 

http://thebaboo.com/

Twitter: @EleniChech
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Education: San Francisco State University, Psychology