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What I Eat in a Day | Vegetarian Edition

While I often eat fully vegan, there are days where I incorporate eggs into my diet. Today I’ll be showing you what I consume during one of these vegetarian days! {I’ll be including my drinks and supplements as well so that you can see how I’m rounding out my nutrition most days}

5am – I start with a full water bottle of room temperature water. I like starting with this little ritual for a few reasons. It starts the day on a healthy note, get you started on your hydration goal for the day, and helps flush your system.

6am – Detox shot. I’ve shared this little recipe before – Morning Routine – But it’s been updated a bit in recent months. I figured, since it already tastes awful, I might as well throw in some other powders and supplements! 🙂 These days my shot contains: Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, chaga mushroom extract, and green superfood powder. Add a little water and shoot. I usually chase it with a strawberry.

8am – Breakfast time varies, I’d say 8am is the average. I tend to wake up hungry if I have a carb-heavy dinner the night before, in which case I’ll eat at 7am. After months and months of oats, I finally had enough {for now!} and moved on to scrambles. I meal prep on Sundays and prep a frittata or scramble for the week and portion it out, plus salsa, into glass Tupperware for the week. My combo these days is 1 egg, egg whites, peppers, sweet potato, red onion, garlic, tomatoes, spinach, and a heavy dose of turmeric.

9am – After breakfast I take my supplements: Vitamin B12 {important for non-meat eaters}, Calcium, and Potassium.

11am – BCAAs for my workout

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12pm – Smoothie time! I generally go back and forth between my green peanut butter smoothie and a berry version.

1pm – Protein pancakes. While I’m prepping my eggs on Sunday I also make some pancakes to take as a post-workout snack. Super easy, tasty recipe – Tone It Up protein powder, egg whites, cinnamon, and 1/3 banana.

4pm – I usually have a No Cow bar on the way out of the office to the gym. Gives me a boost of energy for the workout and holds me over until dinner.

6pm – We go to bed pretty early so I like to plan dinner for 6pm-6:30pm. Similar to the oats, I sort of burned myself out on salads for a while, but I’m starting to get back in the mood again. These days dinner is usually a roasted/sautéed veggie bowl with brown rice/quinoa, or a salad beast with a veggie burger or tofu.

7pm – I usually finish off the day with raw nuts and dried fruit. My current favorites are pecans, walnuts, almonds, and goji berries or mulberries. Yum!

What do YOU think of my vegetarian meal plan? Do you have a favorite plant-based dish I should try?

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MCLV Style: Bloggers Who Brunch

I stumbled on these pictures from a fun brunch a few months ago and just had to share.

If the blonde doesn’t look familiar it’s likely due to the fact that she’s gone through varying stages of color since these images were snapped, including, but not limited to, grey, purple, and blue.

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Checkered Dress – Asos

White Heels – Zara {Similar here}

White Sunglasses – ROMWE

Floral Wristlet – Rebecca Minkoff

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Clearly the unofficially dress code for this impromptu Saturday brunch was black & white paired with a bold lip. I fell in love with this black & white checkered dress over the Summer and enjoyed finding different ways to take it into Fall.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

These shots were actually captured after Kat from KatwalkSF and I shot this fun denim-on-denim Saako picnic in the park across the street and before we wandered off into the alleys of North Beach for this checkered dress photo shoot.

What’s YOUR go-to brunch look?

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IFBCON – Trends, Styles & Inspirations

This week was the much-anticipated Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference – Otherwise known as IFBCON – Held in New York City right before the start of the Spring 2013 Fashion Week.

“Looking back, what made this IFBCON special was how authentic & original everyone and every panel was. True representation of the community.” – IFB

{Fashionistas waiting to get into the conference @ 8:30am on a muggy NYC Tuesday}

The words above uttered by IFB couldn’t be truer, this was an amazing & educational experience. I mentioned here that I wanted to share all of the fabulous fashion that I got a chance to witness at the conference, so share I will.

{Top Left: Bobbie Austin’s Closet, Top Right: The Subtle Statement & Rachel The Stylish Wanderer}

The personal style of the fashion bloggers of IFBCON was utterly diverse, ranging from hippie inspired fringe and layers, to rock n’ roll studs and spikes, to mix-masters who seamlessly paired patterns, stripes, polka dots, or animal prints.

Needless to say, this conference was a people watching dream!

Heels, stacked bracelets, and oversized bags were pervasive, but aside from that there were so many trends and styles that I’m almost at a loss for how to describe it all to you. Over-the-shoulder bags, spiked bracelets, fun tennis shoes, daytime sequins, camo, maxi & midi length skirts, pleats, round sunglasses, printed & brocade pants, peplum dresses, geometric prints, pajama-inspired separates – There was a veritable sea of beautiful colors, great textures, fun prints, and interesting fabrics.

Nearly as fascinating as the fashion bloggers themselves were the panelists and speakers that we were all there to see. Top bloggers, buyers, writers, brands, publishers, tech wizards, journalists, stylists, social media experts, authors, models – Basically, the best in the biz all there offering us advice, inspiration, motivation, and a vision of a possible future for ourselves.

{The one. The only. Iman}

Check out more outtakes from the conference here – just log into Facebook to view

So in summary, I was lucky enough to spend two days with some of the greatest fashion-minded men and women in the industry. People of all ages, nationalities, races, and backgrounds who have one very important thing in common – An all-consuming passion for all things fashionable!

And what did I wear for this amazing event?

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{Left – Day 1 & Right – Day 2}

What’s your favorite fashion blog?

What questions would you have posed to fashion industry greats like Derek Blasberg, Coco Rocha, Iman, Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage, Jessie Artigue of Style And Pepper, or Erin of Apartment 34?

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