Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Weekly Share: Detox Salad

The past week has gone by in a complete blur. After spending four days out at a music festival, followed by a quick week of finishing up my summer class I have definitely been feeling a little sluggish and unhealthy. We've definitely been living it up here, but a bit of detox couldn't hurt either!

At our end of the year barbecue, one of my coworkers brought a wonderful raw, chopped salad that he called a "detox salad". I had never heard of it before, but a quick search led me to this recipe from Oh She Glows, which gave me just enough guidance to riff off of. It seems the original is a riff off of a Whole Foods recipe, so I felt pretty empowered to take liberties and use the veggies from our CSA share. The result is super light, crunchy and definitely healthy. I feel a little bit like a superhero eating this salad!  

Detox Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes           Wait Time: 60 minutes              Difficulty: Easy

1/2 head cabbage
small bunch kale
2 medium carrots
4-5 salad turnips (or radishes)
2 small beets
1/2 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp chopped basil
3 limes or lemons

Using a food processor, shred the carrots, turnips, beets and cabbage.

Remove the woody ribs from the bottom of the kale. Feel free to leave some of the center ribs though. Chop the kale first into fine slices, then cross chop it so it is very fine.

Mix, mix, mix...

Add the basil and juice of the citrus. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least one hour and enjoy!

Feel free to substitute any veggies in that you want. The important detox properties come from the raw kale, but really any raw veggies are going to be great here. Just make sure that the nuts and dried fruits make it in. They make all the difference.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Festival Bound

You guys, I'm so excited!

This weekend I get to spend four days camping out, dancing, and generally living it up with all of my friends at The Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance

I can hardly sit still and make it through my workday right now since as soon as I am done I get to head out to see two of my favorite bands back to back tonight. Today's struggle was finding an outfit that was both work and festival appropriate, but this little DIY dress was just the right thing. It got a little chilly today, and since I'm planning on being out until late tonight I knew layering was key.

I'm Wearing:
jacket, tank- Old Navy
dress- thrifted and altered
sandals- Dansko

Want to see the close up of the buttons embellishing my jacket? Head on over to my instagram to check them out! I'm over there as thriftyschoolmarm.

Personally, I think a little flowered dress is the perfect thing to wear for dancing the night away!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I have always loved kimonos. 
There's something so romantic, exotic, and a little bit sexy about the drape and silken garments.

But, I have always kept my kimono wearing to the confines of my own home, but luckily this summer a few brave women have taken the kimono out of the bedroom and out to the streets. The best iterations I have seen are on girls who kept the look simple, so that is where I got my inspiration.

I'm Wearing:
necklace- gift
kimono, skinnies- Target
tank- Old Navy
sandals- Dansko

A kimono, a simple tank, and skinnies- a recipe for style!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Long and the Short of It

Hey folks, it's Monday! 
And I got dressed!

 I'm Wearing: 
top, shorts- Old Navy
necklace- souvenir from a trip to Georgia
sandals- Sofft

This outfit was an experiment in proportion. I liked the concept of pairing a longer tunic with shorter shorts. Looking at the final product, I'm not sure though. 

Did it work? What do you think?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Livin's Easy

Ah, Summertime...

I know I've been pretty absent on the blog lately, but for once I am not going to apologize for it. Real life is just sometimes more important than sitting down in front of a computer.
 I'm Wearing:
jade necklace- gift
top- Ann Taylor (thrifted)
skinnies- Target
sandals- Dansko

 I love the way the reflection off the windows makes it look like I'a standing in front of a dreamworld!
So there you go, no apologies, just a cute outfit!