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How to Wear Fuchsia

February 11, 2015

As far as I’ve ever been concerned, the colour fuschia has been reserved for the uninteresting section of the Crayola 24 pack and the puffy winter coat circa 1997 that I secretly resented. Fortunately, as I’ve grown up, so has my preference in colour – and this hue, previously penned as obnoxious, has evolved into something much more than just a cry to get schooled in colour theory.

Not the subtlest of RGB selections, fuschia doesn’t quite scream “I’m a baby”; yet, it’s not bright/not light/highly saturated tone makes it less than 1% of the population’s go-to colour [#statistics]. Generally, looking like a put-together adult is difficult enough when you have the face of a 14 year old – so naturally it does its job at complicating most situations [more #statistics].

Considering that Bianca and I have been spending ~xtra time~ to implement the “wear more colour” notch in our new year’s resolutions, fuschia has been one of the many segues into this new/old sartorial hobby. And despite the fact that I’m still scared of it, in and amoungst the blacks, whites, and greys, there’s really nothing more comforting than knowing I have a fuchsia bowler hat waiting on the wings to bring me back to 1997 and make me feel yung and wild and free once again.


ON BIANCA: Forever 21 jacket, hat, and mules; Pixie Market lace romper


ON DANI: Forever 21 coat and backpack; Topshop culottes and shoes; Aritzia crop top

Outfits

Tying Knots

February 6, 2015

Got some of that new new Cameo and we’re already living in it. We love their off-kilter silhouettes and funky prints!

This week, we paired their ‘No Advice‘ denim set with a yet-to-be-released rope/grid print. Then we threw on some staple boots, curled our hair the exact same, and went on our merry way. HBU?

DIY

Vegan Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

February 4, 2015

Hi hello, welcome to February! The month of LURVE! This year, instead of writing sweet, sweet poems for one another, we decided to make an entire plate of *vegan* chocolate-dipped strawberries. Because snacks. Here’s how to do it!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 24 strawberries
– 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
– 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
– 1/4 cup coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
– a pinch of salt

STEP 1:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, peanut butter, and salt.

STEP 2:

When the concoction is runnin’ smooth, remove from heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.

STEP 3:

DIP AWAY! Let the excess drip off. When you’re done, lay your strawberries on parchment paper and pop ‘em in the fridge to harden.

STEP 4:

Enjoy with a loved one and/or hog them all to yourself. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!!

 

Rings from Forever 21