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Today I’m sharing a fun little project Jessica, Channing, Valis, and I worked on with Glam.com and Target.  Check it out and leave a comment, letting me know what you think.

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424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage + Sparkle

A few weeks ago, I came across the new 424 Fifth line, from Lord & Taylor, which soft launched back in December, with an official launch party last Thursday.  The line is named after the address for the Lord & Taylor flagship location on 39th & 5th Ave, in NYC.  So many amazing pieces, are a part of the collection, and at a great price point too.  Unfortunately, most of the items I wanted, were not available in my size.  Fortunately, I was able to snag this double print overlay skirt… perfect for spring and into summer.  Although I heard it snowed last night in NYC?!? So maybe you would want to stash this outfit until mother nature decides to corporate again.  Looks like I planned my work trip at just the right time, currently in “the big easy” (aka. New Orleans).   Speaking of which, gotta run… we’re driving to Baton Rouge for the day, but first we’re headed to The Green Fork, for a smoothie – can’t wait! Don’t worry, I will be sure to let you know how it is.

Zara Citron Crop Top, Michael Kors Tortoise Sunglasses  - Sage + Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Pumps - Sage and Sparkle

Citron Crop Top - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage + Sparkle

{Crop Top, Zara | Necklace, c/o TJ Maxx | Double Print Skirt, 424 Fifth – Lord & Taylor | Nude Heels, Zara (similar) | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Ring, Michael Kors | Bucket Bag, Old Navy (on sale now) | Sunglasses, Michael Kors (great options here)} 

 

As the seasons changes, I always go for my tortoise sunglasses. There is something about them that instantly adds the finishing touch to an outfit, without making you look like you’re trying to hard. Today, I have pulled together my 12 favorite tortoise sunglasses, ranging in price from $11.99 to $350. Don’t be afraid to add a pair into your collection… after all you can never have to many pairs of sunglasses. I mean the more sunglasses, the more sun, right? If only it were that easy… either way, I’m staying optimistic!

matching set, three ways .001

One of my favorite trends this season, is the return of the matching set! When I came across this amazing matching lace set, from Zara, I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe.  To tell you the truth, at first I wasn’t sure if I could rock this trend, so I bought the skirt first.  But within days, I went back and picked up the matching top, with no regrets! I mean, can you blame me? This set looks phenomenal together, but each pieces also stands well on its own.  I can tell this is one purchase that will be getting a lot of wear this season.

When it comes to a matching set, make sure you’re purchasing pieces that you love, just as much on their own as you do together, that way you’re sure to get the most use out of them.   With this lace number, I choose to wear a dark purple sports bra underneath, to still give it the see-through but covered look, but you could totally swap the sports bra for a tank, to make a more office appropriate look.

Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

Zara Matching Set, Forever 21 Necklace, Michael Kors Clutch - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Matching Set, Forever 21 Necklace, Michael Kors Clutch - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Skirt, Michael Kors Clutch, Zara Nude Heels - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 1: Matching Set, Zara | Necklace, Forever 21 | Heels, Zara | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection | Clutch, MICHAEL Michael Kors}

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Nude Heels, Old Navy Bucket Bag, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Old Navy Bucket Bag, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Nude Heels, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 2: Lace Top, Zara | Necklace, c/o A-List Jewelry | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Jeans, Zara | Heels, Zara | Bucket Bag, Old Navy | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection}

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Kors Wedges, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Kors Wedges, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Top, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Lace Skirt, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 3: Chambray Top, J Crew | Crop Top, Forever 21 | Lace Skirt, Zara | Navy Wedges, KORS Michael Kors | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Bucket Bag, Old Navy | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection} 

Weekend Browse 4.2.001_Link Love_ Sage + Sparkle

S T Y L E Loving Oliva’s simple-chic, casual look (done two ways)! You can’t go wrong with a gray t-shirt and light distressed denim. Not to mention, the pic’s were taken in my beloved Brooklyn… what’s not to love?

T A S T E Asparagus, egg, and bacon salad- um… yes, please! Can’t wait to try this amazing looking dish.

E X P L O R E Let’s all be a weekender, a-la Miss Kris Turner! So inspired to plan a little staycation of my own, after reading this post.  #shewokeuplikethat

C R E A T E Easter is next Sunday, can you believe it?!  Loving this grown up easter egg DIY project, via a Pumpkin & a Princess. Perfect project to complete this weekend.

D E T O X I recently was cleared to get back in to Pilates and Hot Yoga, after my foot injury and of course the first thing I thought was, now I have an excuse to revamp my yoga attire.  Loving all the new pieces from VS Sport.

 

Old Navy White Distressed Denim, Old Navy Tan Bucket Bag, Leather Jacket, Gold Oxfords, Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

In the past, white denim before memorial day was a faux-pas, but that rule is no longer.  White denim is something you can wear all year-long, no matter where you live, as long as the overall outfit is still weather appropriate.  Don’t be afraid of white denim.  I know many people think it will pack on the pounds, but as long as you get the right fit you will have nothing to worry about. With white denim, it’s also so important to get the right thickness in material.  Anything too thin and they will end up being see-through, (insert lululemon joke here). Plus when they’re a little thinker, they end up holding you in a bit more, in turn making for a much more flattering fit.

The distressed pair of white denim I’m wearing, from Old Navy, arrived last week and absolutely love them! For under $40, you can’t go wrong!  At the same time, my bucket bag also arrived and I have to say, I love it even more than I thought I would.  It’s faux leather but you would never know it.  The material is super soft and the length of the shoulder strap is perfect! I have a feeling I will be wearing this bag a lot in the coming months.

So if your still worried about the whole white denim before memorial day thing… please don’t! Start with the right fit, pair it with your go-to chambray top and a leather jacket and welcome spring with open arms!

Old Navy White Distressed Denim, Old Navy Tan Bucket Bag, Chambray Top, Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

Old Navy White Distressed Denim, Old Navy Tan Bucket Bag, Leather Jacket, Chambray Top, Gold Oxfords, Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

Old Navy White Distressed Jeans and Gold Oxfords, Sage + Sparkle

A-LIST Necklace, Chambray Top, Sage + Sparkle

Old Navy White Distressed Denim, Old Navy Tan Bucket Bag, Leather Jacket, Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

Old Navy White Distressed Denim, Old Navy Tan Bucket Bag, Leather Jacket, Gold Oxfords, Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

{Leather Jacket, Michael Kors | Chambray Top, c/o TJ Maxx | Rose Gold Fringe Necklace, c/o A-List Jewelry | White Distressed Denim, Old Navy | Tan Bucket Bag, Old Navy | Gold Oxfords, Sam Edelman via TJ Maxx (love this cut out version for spring) | Ring, Bracelet, and Sunglasses, Michael Kors

green monkey smoothie recipe, peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, sage + sparkle

If you haven’t caught on by now, let me fill you in… I love green juices and smoothies! Not only are they delicious but they’re such an easy way to incorporate more veggies into your day. What I also love about green juices and smoothies, is that the possibilities are endless and I love coming up with new recipes and of course, sharing them with you (case in point).

Today’s recipe is so yummy, I can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you yet.  I actually made this almost a month ago, but for one reason or another the pictures got lost in the shuffle.  Nevertheless, I’m happy to be able to share them with you today.

Inspired by a Funky Monkey Smoothie, I had while in Nicaragua last year, but with spinach. I also used PB2, powered peanut butter, to still get the good fats but save on some of the calories. Give it a try, then let me know what you think.

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

Ingredients:

  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon PB2, powered peanut butter (real peanut butter works too)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  • Add spinach to food processor or blender; blend
  • Add almond milk, powered peanut butter, cinnamon, and banana; blend
  • Add additional milk if necessary, to get the consistency you prefer; blend
  • Serve cold and enjoy!

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

peanut butter banana spinach smoothie, powered peanut butter, smoothie recipe, sage and sparkle

Deep Sky Blue and tomato red, Outfit Post, Fashion Blogger, Sage + Sparkle

Oh Monday, why do you always arrive early?!  Anyone else feel this way?  Come Monday, I am always wondering, “where did the weekend go?”… Nevertheless, I had a great weekend, filled with a date to see the movie Noah, followed by a massage, dinner with a good friend, and lots of spring cleaning (a.k.a. cleaning out my closet).  How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting that I must know about?

As for todays outfit, over the weekend, the weather was gorgeous in NY, which inspired me to break out some color! It’s always fun as the seasons change to start wearing brighter, more saturated colors again.  I love me some muted, deep fall tones, but even a fall lover like me can get behind some spring/summer brights.  Plus, after the winter we had in NY, I will be just fine with not wearing black for a while.  How about you?  Once the seasons change, do you find yourself revolting against the darker tones in your closet?

Rachel Roy Skirt, Zara Heels and Top, Sage + Sparkle

Rachel Roy Skirt, Sage + Sparkle

Wink and Flip Necklace, Michael Kors Sunglasses, Sage + Sparkle

Alex and ani bracelets, Sage + Sparkle

Zara Heels, Sage + Sparkle

Zara Heels

Zara top, Wink and Flip Necklace, Sage + Sparkle

Rachel Roy Skirt, Zara Heels and Top, Sage + Sparkle

Rachel Roy Skirt, Zara Heels, Sage + Sparkle

{Zara Top | Rachel Roy Skirt c/o TJ Maxx | Zara Sandals | MICHAEL Michael Kors Bag | Alex and Ani Bracelets | Michael Kors Ring | Wink and Flip Necklace | Michel Kors Sunglasses}

 

Weekend Browse 4.1

S T Y L E I love a good ring stack, but I realize the trend can be intimidating.  If you have always wanted to give the trend a try but not quite sure where to start, check out this video on how to stack rings.  And even if you’re already a pro, it’s still worth a peek.

T A S T E Sushi made healthy??? Um, sign me up! Love this DIY Mango + Avocado Quiona Sushi.  Yes, I said quiona.  Sounds interesting, right?! First I need to get the supplies, but this is one sushi roll I plan to attempt to make!

E X P L O R E On the hunt for a new weekend carry-all?  This striped weekender from Anthropologie is absolutely perfect!  Sequins… stripes…. need I say more?

C R E A T E Love, love, love, this simple DIY Hanging Shoe Organizer Garden.  Not only is it a super cute way to repurpose a hanging shoe organizer, but what I’m really obsessed with, is the video tutorial by Kriss Turner of Miss Kriss, along with her total site overhaul/re-branding!

D E T O X You already know I love Tone It Up, but what you may not have known, is that I was a big fan of The Hills as well. Okay, so you probably figured as much.  I’m a girl, of a certain age, that loves fashion, of course I watched the Hills and of course I was a LC fan. Since then, it has been great to see Lauren Conrad turn her 15 min of fame into a full-blown career, but I digress….  Back to detoxing. Totally loving this roundup of detox approved snacks on Tone It Up, via. LaurenConrad.com

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast

Avocado toast had become so popular these days, and one of my favorite things to have for breakfast, besides a juice/smoothie.  We don’t usually have bread our my kitchen, as we can never seem to finish it before it god bad, but every now and then I pick up a pack of english muffins, which I’m now convinced is the perfect base for avocado toast.  The things with an english muffin, is that is light and airy and hows those wonderful little crevasses for the avocado to hide in.  Win, win for all!

Super easy to make, all you need is 1/2 an avocado, 1 english muffin, sea salt, 1/2 lemon and cayenne pepper.  Toast the english muffin, to your liking…. I like mine a little more on the brown side.  Next scope out the half of the avocado, save the other half for a smoothie the following morning, and mash onto the english muffin with a fork.  Squeeze the lemon juice on top of both and sprinkle with sea salt and cayenne pepper.  Then all you have to do is enjoy this delicious and super filling breakfast!

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast

avocado, avocado toast

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast

avocado toasted english muffin, avocado toast