Monday, August 31, 2015

Food, Fashion and Fun: This Week's Recommendations


Avocado and Egg Sandwich with Whole Wheat Bread

Spread mashed avocado onto two pieces of whole wheat bread; add all-natural swiss cheese and two cage-free fried eggs; and combine to form a sandwich. It's filling, mouthwatering and protein-rich. Enjoy as breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Dark Accessories

Jewel-toned accessories best-embellish fall wardrobe. I like purple. How about you?


Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation

Don't watch it for Tom Cruise. Watch it for the girl.

What parents, in their right minds, would name their child "Pussy Galore?" 

Being a smart, capable female yourself, don't you feel that James Bond movies objectify women to an obscene degree? Though the franchise has recently incorporated stronger female characters; none of them--not even the cheeky late M--match Ilsa Faust of Rogue Nation.

The Mission Impossible series--now that we're on-topic--has integrated powerful female characters all along: the cunning Mrs. Phelps of MI-1, that charming thief on 2, and all of Ethan Hunt's kick-ass counterparts there on. Even the meek suburban wife in MI-3, whom Hunt married to attempt a life of normalcy, became the heroine that saved the day.

But you argue,"they've all used their sexualities, just like the Bond Girls."

So what they look smoking hot in stilettos? Society--and Hollywood--objectify women no matter what. Might as well give them a brain that can hack into CIA's central server and legs that kick ass. Women of MI, with their bomb-diffusing, techy-brainiac ways, trump Bond Girls any day.

Faust is the baddest. 

Her intro says it all: pant suit, black trench, and fights with her bare hands. She saves Hunt; then, instead of running away with him, she runs back into danger. I fell for her right there. Later we learn that she'd gone rogue. A woman who holds her own. I am now head over heels.

In the fifth installment of Mission Impossible, Hunt meets his match. She saves him over and over again throughout the film. Like him, she is agile, witty, ferocious and constantly two-steps-ahead. But she is vulnerable--a good person who does bad things. It's very hard to not like her.

Can the next opinion be completely self-indulgent please?

SHE IS SO-MY-TYPE!!!!!!!! Girl-next-door with unconventional beauty. Oh, and, don't be surprised if she outperforms a Marine at the pull up bar.

Hmm. What else?

The storyline, as well as an all-star cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin, delivered as well. But hey, you'd have to see it for yourself. Here's a trailer:

Oh yeah. The motorcycle scene that everyone's talking about:

"Ugh! I don't like Tom Cruise!" Responded a mom-friend, after I recommended MI-5 to her.

"Don't watch it for Tom Cruise," I smiled, "watch it for the girl."

Hope you do too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

7 Fur Vests That Will Suit Every Wardrobe (Fashion Blog Post)

* This is a sponsored post with pre-written text by third party. All photos belong to ML Furs.

Fur can be a beautiful addition to anyone's closet, but what if you aren't sure which vests are the most in-style for 2015? Or what if you've never purchased a fur vest before and are looking for a guide to the best of the best? Here are just seven fur vests that you're sure to love.

1. Chinchilla Horizontal Fur Vest

Nothing says luxury like chinchilla fur, especially when it comes with high buttons and an upturned collar. Wear it to a fancy dinner party; show it off at the opera; let it speak to your wealth during fundraisers or corporate events.

2. Reversible to Leather Mahogany Mink Fur Vest

Sometimes you feel like flaunting your fur. Sometimes you don't. With this reversible vest, you don't have to choose! Simply turn it to either side for brown leather or furry mink.


3. Nafa Ranch Mink Fur Vest

Black is classic for a reason. This vest can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and it will also go with just about everything you have in your closet, so you don't have to worry about matching!


4. Hooded Sable Plate Fur Vest

Perfect for days when the weather just can't be predicted, this hooded vest will keep you warm and cool. Not only is it a stylish accessory for any fashionista, but it's also a versatile one.


5. Purple Rex Rabbit and Fox Fur Vest

If you're looking for something a little different, try this vest! The rabbit and fox fur has been dyed purple to add a splash of personality to your outfit, but it's still all-natural and extremely luxurious.


6. Natural American Lynx Fur Vest

An eye-popping addition to any wardrobe, the Natural American Lynx Fur Vest comes with multiple colors and patterns that will catch the light in dozens of different ways. You'll definitely stop traffic when you walk down the street in this creation.


7. Red Patchwork Fox Fur Vest

Like the name implies, this vest has a patchwork fur design. What the name doesn't tell you is that it's also an amazing sight and one that's sure to attract compliments!

If you're looking for a way to spice up your wardrobe, these are just seven fur vests that are worth the expense. Check out sites like ML Furs ( to learn more.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Weekend's Wise Words

You don't have to agree, but I hope you do.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!