Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Via Vita :)

Firstly, I am going to profess my love for hole in the wall cafes. Something about their coziness and simplicity makes the place so intimidate and charming. They always have the kindest staff and very fresh tasting foods :)

Last week Aria, David, and I went to Via Vita. It's a very small and cozy French cafe in New Brunswick. They serve sandwiches, savory and sweet crepes, and a variety of coffees. The atmosphere was very romantic and comfortable.
I, of course started things right with an espresso!

I ordered the Frais Naturale. Which was a mozzarella, spinach, and artichoke crepe with a very fresh spinach salad...Did I enjoy it?

             the answer was yes! the crepe itself was crispy, light, and airy. The filling wasn't bombarded by cheese which I liked and it contained the perfect amount of warm spinach and artichoke. But the deliciousness wasn't quite finalized... 
 Everyone meet Kassandra. She's a crepe served with a single scoop of french vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and strawberries. The outside does not compare to the inside. On the inside was sweet bananas, smothered in a generous amount of WARM nutella. I think I died and went to heaven while devouring this. Don't worry I shared!!! ;)
After Via Vita, we went to "The Closet." It's a consignment store with affordable clothing and accessories. I spotted an adorable maxi dress from Free People, but didn't take a picture... besides it was too big. I didn't really find anything of my liking that visit. So, we left and watched Cop Out. I fell asleep.. all was fuzzy that day and all I remember is the nutella and banana bliss.

Friday, October 22, 2010

How to make any piece of clothing more versatile

A common misconception when it comes to clothing is that certain pieces may only serve one purpose. Often times you will go shopping for a certain event/occasion and say to yourself “I’ll probably only wear this stupid dress once”. Well you’re wrong! Many “one time” pieces can easily be transformed into an outfit for any and all occasions. For example all summer I was searching for the perfect pair of black dressy shorts to wear to go out with friends or dress down when I just wanted a little edge in my look. Well I finally found these shorts at the very end of the summer, at Urban Outfitters no less for $48. When I excitedly told my girlfriends about my purchase they assured me that it was silly to pay that much for a simple pair of shorts considering the summer was over in less than a month. Guess what? I wore these very shorts over the weekend with my outfit for a friend’s birthday and is it summer, NO! So with that being said there are plenty of ways to transition a spring/summer piece into a fall/winter one as well as turning a simple party dress into a weekend city look. All you have to know are some fun ways to re-accessorize the pierces to turn them into the look you desire. Here are some ways you can make the most out of your closet (and wallet) and transition pieces of clothing as the seasons change.
Example One
 This is how I wore this cute lacy dress from H&M for my parent’s 25th anniversary party. Below is another way to completely change the look into a more relaxed and casual one.
A fun chic weekend look!
Just add a cute little jacket, and throw on some boots or even some cute flats, whatever your comfortable in (I showed it with my favorite denim jacket and vintage cowboy inspired boots). Since we are now approaching winter, add some knit or sheer tights in a wine or burgundy color to really pull the look together. Shown here are some tights I found on the Forever 21 website for only $4.80. I'm a big sucker for bargins ;)
And now for Example two: Dressy Black Shorts.

Here is how I made them work for the Fall:

To achieve this idea add tights-go for textured or ones with a funky print if they are plain black or pair with a funky top to make the look more fun. I added a metallic silver body suit that zippers down the middle that I got from American Apparel. If you are going for a dressier look, add sleek accessories like a black clutch or a sharp black blazer which I paired with the look. Just remember these are just suggestions, there are tons of ways to revive pieces it's all about accessorizing and mixing and matching the right ones!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Never Take ANYTHING For Granted!

I am writing this post to remind everyone that life is short and should never be taken for granted. You have to live each day like it's your last and really thank God for all those that you love and cherish because in a second it can be taken away without you even realizing it. Why this sudden revelation, well last night my boyfriend and I were victims of a serious car accident. Can't really explain much, the last thing I remember is my body being thrown around in the front seat as my car literally rolled over from the right lane to the left, right by the divider (thank the Lord for seat belts or who knows if we would both be here today). The front end of my car was completely ruined, the windshield cracked in every which way, the air bags deployed and the driver side window was blown out. A very surreal and life changing experience that taught me that 1: God is on my side and protected me a David, 2: Never take anything for granted and always be thankful for everyday, and everyone in your life and 3:God will protect and provide for you, just have a little faith. I am truly so thankful that David and I are OK and all we have to show from this accident is some minor scrapes, scratches and bruises. Be safe, and ALWAYS wear your seat belt!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Welcome to Our Blogging Journey!

Lets start off by telling you a little bit about ourselves.Our names are Aria and Jessica and we're sisters living in New Jersey. Our decision to create this blog came from our love of food, fitness, and fashion. We hope to use this blog to share with others with the same passions as well as gain inspiration.