Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ashten's Oats

You know what gets me excited about a new day.... Breakfast.
Here is my version of oatmeal!


1.. Steal cut oats- I prefer to make a big batch for the week and keep it in the fridge.
2.. Raw cashews- Or pretty much whatever nuts I have around to get some extra protein and crunch.
3.. Ground cinnamon- I give it a few dashes for flavor.
4.. Coconut shreds- Trader Joe's is my go to spot for those.
5.. Chia seeds- Add about a table spoon of these cute little guys for your omega-3 dose.
6.. Almond butter- When the oatmeal is hot it melts nicely.
7.. Coconut milk- It's been my milk of choice lately, add about 1/4 cup.
8.. Stirr it up, little darlin, stirr it up. (Bob Marley quote) 


Washed my down this morning with a Dirty Lemon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dirty Lemon

Dirty Lemon's moto: 
Say yes to food. This is not a cleanse
I had so much fun with this raw detox! First I received a case of six shipped right to my apartment then I opened one up while indulging on some delicious food. Dirty Lemon helps with digestion and the activated charcoal absorbs toxins in your body. The taste is really refreshing too with the cold pressed lemon juice.

simple, functional ingredients: 
cold-pressed raw lemon juice, dandelion root, ginger root, activated charcoal.

PS- How cute is that packaging?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Falling Into Winter.

 As a Floridian, I have been thoroughly enjoying this mild weather in NYC.
I can still enjoy different fashionable coats instead of just burrowing into my one tundra coat.
Plus, the leaves have been taking their sweet time to fall too!
This outfit definitely matched it's surroundings in the park.

 I fall victim to winter dread locks in the back of my hair so to avoid using all my conditioner
 I rock out the low bun.

 This faux fur hat instantly gives me the confidence of a woman in the 1940's.

Shout out to my girl Jess at The Kissing Tree Vintage for this awesome skirt!

 Photos by Chris Schortgen

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Yo Yo.

 Exploring around by the Brooklyn Bridge! There is a great installation by Jeppe Hein right now. 
While there I rocked my favorite 100 For All snap back. This luxury non-profit group gives 100% of their proceeds to help people get clean water! If you buy a bottle of their water before Christmas you get one of these hats for free! *Say hi to Chris for me!*

Hat // Similar Coat // Pants // Shoes

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Emily Parsons.

Slowly, I'm reworking my blog since its original start up in 2010 *stay strong Ashten*
My dear friend Emily Parsons helped with the renovations by designing my new blog logo! She is full of creativity and has a big heart, so you should head over to her page and see for yourself! Emily has some pretty awesome illustrations of sports stadiums (Good gift for the sport lovers in your life), architecture, floral, and more.  Just the other night I picked up this illustration from her holiday market in the city! I'm excited to hang it up in my loft.. The Loft
(That's how the roommates and I refer to it).

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My favorite wax denim.

Nothing like a warm Henley top and some dark green wax denim jeans! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge.

I've been walking some bridges lately. 
This Camilyn Beth 'Pearl Dress' is a must for this season! 
It's so feminine and makes you're heart warm even if the weather isn't. 
It can be paired with tights, boots, beanies, and coats for NY...
And if you are in warm climates, pair it with some fun heels and sunglasses.  
Photos by Nicole Unger

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