Pecan Pie Smoothie

pecan pie smoothie

Mmmm, pie. I love myself some pie. But I’m resigned to the fact that baking one isn’t going to happen, except maaaaybe on Thanksgiving or around the holidays. I can handle a smoothie though, and this one is so good. The combination of dates and nuts is really yummy and tastes like fall. And it’s rather healthy.

For those who are allergic to tree nuts like pecans, you can easily substitute peanut butter. And if you don’t want to go through the trouble of cracking open a coconut (our method here), you can just use soy milk or rice milk instead. It’s a smoothie. It’s very forgiving. The peanut butter combo is actually the main one pictured above, and the pecan variety is in the tall glass.

pecan pie smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 coconut (water and meat), or 3/4 cup unsweetened rice or soy milk
  • 4 tablespoons pecans or 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 banana
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions: Blend.

pecan pie smoothie

Introducing: The Laundry List

riding a bike

Image via Garance Dore

I’ve been meaning to do a links roundup forever. So here we are! Here are a few corners of the Internet over the past week that resonated with me. And because this is my first one, it’s also a cheat week. Some of these articles and vids are a bit older, but worth including.

  1. Some cool advice videos from Lena Dunham. She nailed the intro.
  2. On riding a bike as an adult and overcoming fear. Inspiring story by a close friend.
  3. I’m recycling a few good posts curated over on Wit + Delight — this one is where my head’s at, in my own way. I don’t 100% relate to this next one, but I like her style and feel like we’d be friends.
  4. They had me at neo-hippie.
  5. Ponytail #2 was from a Refinery29 story I wrote awhile back. Fun fact: It was shot in my living room and the model borrowed my shirt! (This one.)
  6. Behind-the-scenes look at Fashion Week through the lens of Natalie Joos. Curious to see what you think about this one.
  7. Gotta admit, Will Smith is so freaking likable.
  8. For SF’ers: I’ve been giving Amour Vert a lot of love lately. But sounds like they’re having a sweet sample sale!
  9. This one has been circulating far and wide but just in case you haven’t read it, The Crossroads of Should and Must. My girl Katie sent it my way.
  10. “Side Pieces” as performed by Drake at the 2014 ESPY Awards. He’s gutsy. Check out all those football players looking sheepish, (but kinda enjoying themselves, too).

Gold Rush

gold skirt

gold, white, nude

gold skirt

gold skirt

Everlane Silk Point Collar blouse, Elie Tahari gold skirt (old), Vince Claire Pumps in Cappuccino, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (non croc-effect version here), Ray-Ban Aviators

Lately I tend to like subtle tones. And then there is this crazy gold metallic skirt in my closet and I LOVE it. So shiny. So whoosh-y! So practical. Yeah okay, not so much. But shiny and whoosh-y, yes.

The combination of gold silky fabric and pleats is magic. I always notice a lot of this duo around the holiday season. (Also, oh my god, how is it almost holiday season?) Like this number, for instance. Liquid gold!

 

Black & Tan

BB Dakota Tyne Leather Jacket

BB Dakota Tyne Leather Jacket

BB Dakota Tyne Leather Jacket

BB Dakota Tyne Leather Jacket (c/o), Clare V. Flat Clutch Supreme in Leopard, Alexander Wang Stasya heels (these are similar), Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Samantha Wills bangle (sold out, more pieces here), HELMUT Helmut Lang dress (sold out but I love this one)

Wore this to the NWBLK this past weekend. Always love stopping by their gorgeous space. I had every intention to Instagram a shot of the massive loft and some of the cool sculptural furniture inside, but I got there and promptly forgot. However my buddy Kristen did snap one of the two of us, so there’s that.

This outfit seemed fitting for the Melissa Fleis, former Project Runway contestant, pop-up the NWBLK was hosting. Simple black basics and leather.

 

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Everlane Silk Point Collar blouse, Blank denim, Clare Vivier clutch (old, messenger style here), Ray-Ban Aviators, Sweet & Spark bracelets, Vince Claire Pumps in Cappuccino, ASOS jacket

It’s so easy to change the mood of all-white outfits with accessories. It doesn’t particularly feel like it (or maybe it does, since 75-degree weather actually is what SF feels like in fall during the day), but autumn is almost here! So I piled on the camels and nudes and tan tones in transition.

P.S. Speaking of fall, did you know you can buy the good stuff online now?? Maybe you always could, but it’s news to me. I’m ready for a bender.

Midi

Nasty Gal white dress

Nasty Gal white dress

nasty gal white dress

Nasty Gal dress (guess how much it costs!!), Clare Vivier bag (old, messenger style here), Loeffler Randall sandals (from a past season; love this newer style), Anthropologie Tassel Swing Necklace, Ray-Ban Aviators

While I had imagined this dress would hit at around the knee-ish, I’m okay with the more ladylike midi length too. Changes the whole vibe! Regardless, it’s such an easy piece and still a suitable vehicle for the fringe kick I’m on. So, mission accomplished.

Françoise

Amour Vert

Amour Vert

Amour Vert

Amour Vert

Amour Vert Françoise ShirtAG Legging Ankle 11 Years Swap MeetJoie Kamari Leather JacketClare Vivier Messenger BagManolo Blahnik heels, Sweet & Spark bracelets, Ray-Ban Aviators

I’ve tried a few of the classic striped shirt brands but many of them don’t hang right on me. Some combination of too stiff or too boxy. Really, I just need a fitted silhouette with some stretch. Well, this top has it! And the label, Amour Vert, is French! The latter shouldn’t matter, but it still feels legit.

Plus, the company is based in San Francisco and has an eco bent. I mean, come on. How charming can you get. The label opened a store in Hayes Valley earlier this summer and for those in the vicinity, I suggest checking it out. It is sure to make stripe lovers and Francophiles very happy. Those who don’t reside in the Bay Area can hit up their online store or Piperlime. Oui!

Boyfriend

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans (old, but here’s their classic boyfriend style), Tibi blazer (past season), Clare Vivier Messenger BagManolo Blahnik heels, Sweet & Spark bracelets

It’s gotten to where I think of boyfriend jeans as a “basic”. Funny how styles evolve! I remember when skinny jeans came into play. They seemed so different and trendy at the time. Before that it was all flares (which I still kinda love), and bootcut (what happened to those?).

And now, here we are years later, with boyfriend jeans still among the pants of choice for fashion enthusiasts. You can go out in them and still feel cool. Which is a feat because they are huge. And you can wear them with incongruous tailored pieces and heels so your body continues to have some sort of shape. And that only makes them cooler.

They’re no replacement for my dark skinnies, but I’d say they’ve still earned “basics” status by this point.

Shimmy

want: tassels and fringe

An obsession with this tote sent me down a rabbit hole of tassel and fringe pieces. There are so many good ones right now. These a little free spirited, a little jetsetter. All good ways to be! I like when outfits are mostly streamlined and then boom, some fringe factor. It really is all in the details.

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White!

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

 Dolce Vita Sabelle tank (sold out but I love this lace version), Ever jeans, Clare Vivier Messenger BagRay-Ban Aviators, Alexander Wang Stasya Heels

Ahh, white clothes. I can’t resist the allure. Yes, wearing them poses a constant threat of acquiring stains. But it’s worth it — so calm and crisp! Plus, it’s nothing the dry cleaner can’t handle. So I can have my Sriracha and eat it too.