Weekend Wardrobe: Hooded Fur Coat

This weekend’s look is a little confused because, well, I was a little confused. There was finally a forecast of rainstorms and showers for soCal, which made me so happy! I love the fresh smell of a rainy weekend, and was looking forward to brunching in my warm winter ware. But try as it might to rain, the sunshine prevailed for the most part, leading to fashion improvisations on my part. I ended up with the unconventional look of sandaled feet and a fur-lined face–a look that I’ll definitely replicate going forward (no sweaty ugg feet for me, thx)! Made brunching outdoors on an overcast day super comfy and still glam. I know this isn’t a look you’re likely to see on the east coast, but it was perfect for a more chilly, still chic Cali weekend!

Shop the look:

Nordstrom Coat / H&M Leggings / Vera Wang Shoes / Prada Sunnies / Tiffany Bracelet

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Guilt Free Berry Cobbler

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It’s winter, and when it’s cold out I crave desserts. Have you seen the New Girl episode where Nick’s girlfriend/sleep over buddy “…just isn’t a dessert person” and Jess freaks out? Because seriously!? Who is not a dessert person?? You can lie to yourself all you want, but I’m pretty sure if you don’t like dessert you don’t have a soul.

Anyways, I’m all about this guilt free, healthy version of a traditional cobbler. It’s jam packed with berries and antioxidants (among other things…) so at least you don’t have to feel terrible about it. And, I promise you’ll still fit into your skinny jeans tomorrow.

Here’s what you’ll need:
♥ 2 cups mixed berries
♥ 1 apple, chopped
♥ 3 tablespoons lemon juice
♥ 1.5 tablespoon stevia
♥ I cup oats
♥ 1/2 cup coconut oil
♥ 2 tablespoons honey
♥ 1/4 cup butter

The how to:
♥ Combine berries, apple, lemon juice, and stevia in a bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Place mixture into 8×10 inch glass baking dish.
♥ Using the same bowl from your fruit mixture, cream together coconut oil and melted butter. (By using same bowl, you’ll get the super cute pink effect!)
♥ Mix honey and oats. Add to coconut/butter mixture, mixing slowly to achieve a crumbly consistency.
♥ Cover the fruit medley with your crumble!
♥ Place in oven on middle rack and bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Enjoy! xx

Winter Wardrobe

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PicMonkey CollageIT’S GETTING COLD OUT. When it’s cold, we wear furry hats and fun vests and tights!! Get crazy with different patterns and materials, as long as you keep your colors simple and toned down. I love a red lip in the winter because my cheeks flush so quickly in the cold air.

What’s your winter look? Tag us on gram – @halfsiesblog

Kisses!

Short but Sweet

mammothMammoth, CA.

One of my favorite places in the entire world. My home away from home – a quaint, euphoric place, making it perfectly suitable for escapism.

 photo PhotoJan0282850PM_zps3cfd651e.jpgI have been to Mammoth every summer since I was a child. It is where all of my family summer vacations took place – camping, fishing, hiking, you name it! It was only until recently when we decided to take on the winter chill. This past winter break, my cousins and I made our way to the Eastern Sierra, where we shredded on the powder, and the term ‘bra/bro’ was used quite often. My cousins are much more experienced and balanced snowboarders than I, being that my nickname the entire weekend was ‘Snow Bunny’. I am guessing that was a compliment… right? Anyways, if you ever feel the need to get away from the real world for a couple days (and I suggest you do), and somehow end up in Mammoth, below are a list of activities I suggest you try!

  1. Camping (Caution: There are bears – sometimes – just put away ALL food items)
  2. Fishing (Catch and release – NO BANANAS for lunch – bad luck)
  3. Hiking (You may find a lake at the end of the hike so take extra clothes)
  4. Mountain Biking (Wear a helmet – Take the Paper Route – great trail for beginners)
  5. Horseback Riding (Wear comfy clothes)
  6. Snowboarding/Skiing/Sledding/Cross Country Skiing (Dress warm – take a lesson, there are cute instructors)
  7. Shopping (TONIC – super cute boutique)
  8. Brewery (Mammoth Brewing Company – DO IT – Responsibly)

A glimpse into my winter in Mammoth… (watch in HD!)

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