It’s been a while since I did a fashion blog, so here goes. This Valentine’s annual dinner and dancing, the theme is “Sailing Through the Years”, a salute to all things nautical. Now, I’m not going to lie; I almost thought of buying some anime looking get up, like dressing up like Sailor Mars, but I would have stuck out like a buoy in the ocean. So, I decided to flirtatiously look around at the stores in the mall, and what do you know?! The nautical look has MADE A COMEBACK, folks. I mean, Anthro, GAP, Banana Rep., Black and White Market, etc.; there are stripes on stripes, navy blue all over the racks, as if Popeye threw up a whole can of nautical spinach. So, I thought of doing a blog homage to the naughty nautical look. Here are some dresses I would have chosen this year. Anchors away! Or you can go casual, and rock those yummy flared high waisted front pocket sailing pants… (which they are also selling in GAP) Then you’ve got to give it up for GAP for making things more apparent as they are by spelling it out in their shirts. (voyager : captain […]
Lately, I’ve gained a growing affinity to blackberries, eating them especially for breakfast with my coffee. There’s something about the playfulness as the individual chambers separate and dissolve in your mouth, giving way to a tangy/sweet goodness. Then you’re left with tiny seeds you must demolish and eat. Most people don’t like this step, but let’s get over it and handle business, ok? So here’s some nutritional 411 of why we should eat blackberries. Blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels, which lowers the risk of cancers when consumed as it is. Tightens tissue, which makes your skin youthful. Prolonged consumption leads to better memory and alertness of your brain. Bramleberries reduce intestinal inflammation, alleviates hemorrhoids and effects of diarrhea. Contains bioflavonoids, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate, fiber, potassium, copper, and magnesium. Additionally, it is low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. So, the downside? the bad side? the other side of the metaphorical coin? They are expensive! Supposedly, they’re hard to grow, hard to harvest, and aren’t plentiful, so the demand yields higher prices. Ugh. Boo.