May 2023 Newsletter•
Posted on May 28 2023
As I ease into summer, I start to come out of my shell and make more social plans. My day to day becomes more pleasant, just knowing I don't have to wear layers just to get out the door. Whether I wear a simple tee and jeans or dress up for an event, I want to feel good with what I am wearing.
Here at the store we see you looking to replenish some of your basics, or maybe finding that perfect dress for your upcoming event. A good wardrobe consists of mostly high quality pieces. There is no way around it. If you want to look and feel good with what you are wearing, investing in clothes that will wear well and last longer is key.
If you have the right basics, you will find that getting dressed can be effortless and easy. Your basic pieces should fit well and feel comfortable on your skin. This actually can effect your mood.
My basic wardrobe pieces consist of four colors. Black, Navy, Cream & white. having those four are essential for dressing well. You should have each color in almost every category.
Basic Layering: fitted tanks, fitted tees, and fitted long sleeve tees.
Basic Tops: tanks, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, sweatshirts, zip hoodies (if you like them), cardigans, sweaters, jackets, coats/sports coats.
Basic Bottoms: casual chinos, dress pants (just black and navy is all you need and leggings (just basic black and navy).
Denim: dark wash, light wash, ripped (if you like the look), black & white.
Dresses: dressy black and navy is a must.
Above is the core basics that you build on throughout the years. I suggest taking a look at what you have and write down what you are missing in order of what you think you will get a lot of use of. Also, when you are out and about and you see that black cardigan or that perfect white tee you are missing in your closet, buy it. Slowly you will create a solid wardrobe you can wear over and over again.
When you begin to do that, you will find that all those classic and basic pieces work well back to all your novelty pieces.
Have all your basic solid pieces in one area, so you can easily grab what you need to wear back to all those prints and colored pieces in your closet.
I hope you take the time to organize your closet in a way you can make the most of what you have, and remember that we offer closet consultation and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Most importantly, I hope you go out there and enjoy this gorgeous weather we’ve been having.
All the best,
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats (you can use regular rolled oats, just reduce cooking time by 5 minutes)
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 overripe, mashed banana
- 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
The first thing you are going to do when making creamy steel cut oatmeal is add your oats and almond milk to a saucepan. Once these two have been brought to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally.
Once the steel cut oatmeal mixture has thickened up, turn off heat. It will continue to get thicker as it sits.
Right when you turn off the heat, use a whisk or fork to stir in the mashed banana, coconut oil, syrup, peanut butter, and salt. You’ll want to be sure that you have broken up any chunks.
- Add toppings of choice and serve immediately. I like to add caramelized bananas, more peanut butter, and maple syrup. In order to caramelize bananas, dice them into coins. Get a pan nice and hot on the stove with some ghee or coconut oil, then sprinkle in some cinnamon and coconut sugar. Add in your banana coins and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon and coconut sugar. Cook for only thirty seconds on each side and then turn off the heat.