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New Year’s Resolution: Sartorial Edition

January 2, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Though my New Year’s Resolution should be to improve my Photoshop skills because I aligned these photos on MS Word, instead it is to Alexafy my wardrobe. In my eyes, Alexa Chung, British TV personality, is the epitome of style. She. Can. Do. No. Wrong.

Is it possible to be tousled and classically chic at the same time? Alexa’s style is absolutely effortless. No matter what she puts together, it always seems to work perfectly. She has conquered the menswear-meets-feminine look that I’ve been infatuated with for awhile.

Alexafying my wardrobe will require several things: more oxford, more breton stripe, more Mulberry, more tights, more blazers, more vintage jewelry, more belts, more skirts, more briefcase, more London, more ALEXA.

So here’s hoping for a classically chic 2010.

New Year’s Resolution: Food Edition

Filed Under : EAT - RECIPES

I was planning on posting yesterday so that my New Year’s Resolutions had more of an impact (it being January 1st yesterday) but I went to see the movie AVATAR and it took up about 85% of my day. Boy that is a long (but truly great) movie. Thus, I was unable to post.

Anyways, for 2010, I’m going to make both food and sartorial New Year’s Resolutions. Food-wise, my resolution is to eat more kale.

Kale is a hearty, leafy green that is considered to have an extremely high nutritional value. Not only is it rich in antioxidants, but it has high levels of beta-carotene, Vitamin K (over 700% per serving!!), Vitamin C, and calcium. Bottom line, Kale is SO good for you. It is even believed to have anti-cancer properties.

There are many different ways to eat kale. You can saute it, boil it, toss it with pasta, add it in soup, and even blend it in a smoothie. Here are some kale recipes that I plan on using this year:

I consider this New Year’s Resolution a twist on the generic “I’m going to eat healthy this year!” I know for a fact that in 2010, I will never turn down a piece of cake nor will I ever refuse a cookie. It’s just not in my genetic makeup to refuse sweets. Instead, I’m going to focus on one positive, healthful item and hope that my year will, in turn, be a little more positive and healthful.