Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Five Must-Have Shoes

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Fashionistas,

They say that one can never have too many shoes. I totally agree with this saying, but unfortunately, not all of us have money to burn like Imelda Marcos and buy all the shoes we want. I’ve had my share of experience of walking away from a pair of shoes that I wanted to own so badly. I have bills to pay and a family to feed and much as I would like to indulge myself ever so often with a pair of shoes, it is a luxury that I simply cannot afford to do. For practical reasons, I only get to buy shoes that I actually need, and not just want. So to satisfy my longing, I did a little research and went window shopping online for the five shoes every girl needs to survive and get by in this world. These shoes are classics and will not go out of style. And if you’re a shopaholic and can’t seem to stop buying every darn shoe you see on sight, this will serve as a guide to free yourself from the temptation of overindulging.

The classic black pumps is the go-to shoe of every career girl because it projects a professional, elegant, and understated look. Another serious investment is a really good pair of either knee-length or mid-calf leather boots. Inclement weather notwithstanding, these boots are versatile and can be worn even if it is no longer snowing. For casual and intimate affairs, pair off a sexy dress with a pair of strappy sandals. This killer combo is perfect when you are out on a date with someone special. A pair of ballet flats (in a nice print or a solid color) should also be a staple in your wardrobe and should be used for running errands. You can also do with a pair of sneakers or tennis shoes for going out somewhere where you’ll be doing a lot of walking or some other physical activity that you wouldn’t normally do if wearing any other shoes.

So there you have it in a jiffy! I’m pretty sure a lot of women out there won’t be content with owning just 5 pairs of shoes. I know I can’t live with just 5, but it sure can be fun to at least try!

XOXO,

Nikki ♥

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Almond Chicken

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~ Fashionistas ~

Eat 2 Live, Not Live 2 Eat

Almond Chicken

Fashionistas, another one of my delicious treats…

2 large eggs

2 tabelspoons melted butter ~ NOT margine!

1/2 cup ground almonds

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 teaspoon onions powder (organic)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (organic)

1 pound boneless, skinless free range -antibiotic free

chicken breasts cut into 1 1/2 – 2 inch pieces.

Pinch & Sprinkle with Salt of Life

*extras to add in batter: 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced

* thinkly sliced chives

Heat oven 375 F

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment

Whisk together eggs and butter in bowl

Combine next 4 ingredients and 1/4 tsp each Salt Of Life (himalyn rock salt) and

pepper in shallow bowl * add 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves and chives into batter mixture.

Coat chicken in egg misture and then roll in almond ground,

Place on prepared pan

Bake chicken turning once until cooked and golden, about 20 minutes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes serves 4

DDDdddddddelicious Fashionistas !

XOXO

Nikki