Vesting it: How to Rock the Vest Look

Dressing for work can be a little tricky because you want to look proffessional but still stay true to your style. I am lucky to work for a company with no dress code so its no surprise to see someone walk in flip flops and another in a pant suit. I have always been someone that likes to dress up so no flips flops going on here. Instead I like to keep my look part dressy and casual at work.

Today’s look is anchored by the fabulous Scuba Vest by Peach, which by the way is my current brand obsession. Peach is known for their fabulous clothes for Gym, Work and Play which I love. Now that I am one of their ambassadors you can look forward to seeing me rocking their awesome looks here.

This Scuba Vest can be dressed up or down. Since I was going to work I dressed it up a little but you can easily wear it with leggings and sneakers or with skinny jean and flats. Its very versatile. My favorite thing about the Scuba Vest is the belt on the waist which accentuates the figure and is also good for those days when you have had one too many greasy burgers. Just hide it under the vest, why not.

How do you like to dress for work? To shop for this vest and more fab looks from Peach, click here and you are welcome in advance ūüôā

Disclosure: The Vest in this post was given to me for free. As usual, all opinions expressed in the post are completely mine. 

Easy Citrus Sour Cream Mousse Recipe

This post was sponsored by Hood, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I recently experimented with a new fun and light dessert idea made with Hood Sour Cream that I am happy to share it with you. If you are looking for a healthy and simple weekday dessert this is the one. The idea for this Citrus Sour Cream Mousse recipe came about when I had leftover Hood Sour Cream from a avocado dressing I had made. Since I am trying not to be wasteful these days I was determined not to let the sour cream go bad in the fridge.Easy Citrus Sour Cream Mousse RecipeEasy Citrus Sour Cream Mousse RecipeSour cream is a very versatile ingredient and does more than just being a topper for dishes. You can use sour cream for easy dinner recipes, salad dressings, dips, as a finish to sauces and soups. It also makes a great addition to desserts for a creamy and tangy taste. I love adding it to my pancake mix and now this Citrus Sour cream mousse is my favorite way of using it.

Good quality sour cream is essential to this recipe. When it comes to sour cream brands, Hood Sour Cream is an absolute favorite. With Hood Sour Cream you are guaranteed rich, creamy and great taste all the time. I love that it is made with top quality ingredients and has the ability to elevate and turn simple recipes to amazing dishes. It has been used for generations and will continue to be the favorite compliment to meals. You can easily find Hood Sour Cream in dairy cases throughout New England.

Try adding some Hood sour cream to your Beef Strogannoff and you will never make it with anything else. Spread it on wholegrain toast topped with smoked salmon, red onions and capers. You can find more exciting recipes made with Hood Sour Cream, money saving coupons and Hood social channels at hoodsourcream.com.

Easy Citrus Sour Cream Mousse Recipe

With only 6 ingredients, no sugar added and the use of sugar and gluten free graham crackers this dessert is delicious and a healthier option compared to other heavy desserts. It is very light, fresh and makes a great alternative to cheesecake while still providing the same cheesecake flavor. It certainly makes a great summer healthy weekday dessert .

To prepare this simple dessert sour cream is mixed with a little whipped cream, orange zest, gelatine and pure vanilla extract. The mix is then layered with crumbled graham crackers and chilled in the fridge to set. It’s that easy!


Print Recipe
Easy Citrus Sour Cream Mousse Recipe
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Hood Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Cream whipped with no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Orange zest
  • 1 packet (2 1/2 tsp) Unflavored Gelatin powder
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 6 Crushed Gluten and Sugar free Graham crackers
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Hood Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Cream whipped with no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Orange zest
  • 1 packet (2 1/2 tsp) Unflavored Gelatin powder
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 6 Crushed Gluten and Sugar free Graham crackers
Instructions
  1. Dissolve gelatine in hot water and place in freezer to cool
  2. Meanwhile beat sour cream, vanilla extract, and lemon zest together until fluffy. Add dissolved gelatin to mixture and set aside.
  3. Whip cream till thick and fold gently into the sour cream mix . Layer with graham crackers in small dessert glasses and chill for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator till mousse is set.
  4. Top with fresh orange slices and serve.

Fresh Squeezed Juice: The easy way to upgrade your Breakfast

One of the simple pleasures of life is freshly squeezed juice in the morning. I look forward to weekends ¬†when I can treat myself to a refreshing glass of orange juice. It’s not only delicious but also has many healthy benefits. It’s packed with vitamin C, promotes healthy metabolism and gives your immune system a boost.

Fresh Squeezed JuiceI usually use my Breville juicer but you can squeeze the oranges by hand or by using a citrus juicer. I like to ¬†make it fun by adding grapefruit for added nutrition and flavor. Chill it in the freezer while you prep your breakfast and enjoy the pure goodness with one of these delicious breakfasts. It’s true what they say, once you go freshly squeezed you can’t go back.

Reasons to love Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice:

  • Fresh squeezed juice tastes 10 times better than the store bought variety.
  • It is free of harmful chemicals and preservatives. You don’t have to worry about consuming ingredients you can’t pronounce.
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice is packed with nutrition especially vitamin C which is good for collagen production, healthy skin and more.
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Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 4 Whole Navel Oranges
  • 1 whole Grapefruit
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 4 Whole Navel Oranges
  • 1 whole Grapefruit
Instructions
  1. Quarter oranges, remove outer skin and run them through juicer. If you do not have juicer you can halve oranges and juice them over a citrus juicer.

How to Wear a Cape Jacket

The warm weather is finally here! Although here in New England we’re still dealing with a few cool days I can’t complain. Anything is better than cold weather.

My ever so stylish mother recently visited for my wedding dress shopping and in her usual fashion she brought some fab clothing items for me. One of my favorites was this white Cape Jacket. I wore it with white pants for my Baptism in April and will be wearing it a lot this summer.

White cape jacket with black pants


Outfit details:

 Cape Jacket: Zara,

Black Mid-Rise Leggings: Target, Black Strappy Scandal: Banana Republic

Sunglasses (Similar): Marc Jacobs

Statement Flower Necklace (Similar): J Crew 


Cape Jackets are one of those fashion items that you either love or hate, but if like me you love to experiment and have fun with outfits then you will love it. There is something very stylish and sleek about this look.

When shopping for a Cape Jacket, solid colors are the way to go. Start with a white or black one and go with other colors down the line. I love the combination of skinny pants with a cape blazer. I would say that don’t ever wear them with loose fitting clothing to avoid looking frumpy. For example a Cape Jacket will always look good with skinny pants and pencil skirts instead of a maxi skirt or baggy pants.

White cape jacket

Black Strappy Scandal

To complete a Cape Jacket look, add some accessories. Just remember not to go too crazy with the accessories. A few pieces like a watch, thin bracelets and a statement necklace will do the trick. For shoes you can go with a pointy toe heel which always looks fab paired with a cape jacket and skinny pants. For this look I went with black strappy heels, which worked perfectly.

With summer pretty much in full swing, what fashion items are you loving and rocking this year? Please do share in the comment section below! If you are looking for a more casual look be sure to check out on elf my casual ensemble here

Good Eats Boston: Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood

As new fast casual eateries continue to pop up around Boston, i’ve tried to sample each new one.¬†Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood¬†is one of Boston’s newest casual, on-the-go lunch spots which includes a take-out window. That’s right, a take out window! The take out window adds a nice old school element to this already fun restaurant.

Cusser's Roast Beef Sandwiches
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Cusser’s Roast Beef Sandwiches. Photo by Brian Samuels
Cusser's Hot Dog
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Cusser’s Hot Dog. Photo by Brian Samuels
Cusser's Roast Beef Sandwiches.
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Cusser’s Roast Beef Sandwiches. Photo by Brian Samuels

Menu offerings include the classic North Shore style Roast beef sandwich, A juicy hotdog with B&B pickle relish, Hot & Cold Lobster rolls, Fish tacos and lots more. In addition to Beef and Seafood, there is something for everyone including salads, soups and sweets.

Cusser's Whoopie Pie
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Cusser’s Whoopie Pie. Photo by Brian Samuels

This is an awesome spot for those who are on the go but still want delicious food for lunch. If you prefer you can order to eat inside as well. Let me know what you think when you head out there! 

Location and Hours:  304 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116  Monday through Friday 11:30AM Р2PM. If you are looking for another good eats spot in Boston, click here. 

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