6 Non-Trends I’m Loving Right NOW

16 Sep

I’ve never been too much of a trends girl. In fact, if we’re talking fashion I’m farrrrr from “trendy.” I wear what I think looks good on me and what I feel comfy in. Yes, I have a pair of Uggs and no, I don’t think they look cute by any means. I just think they are the most comfortable things to prance around with in the winter. If people are raving about a certain restaurant or bar, I don’t fall for it until I try it myself, and I thought the whole hot yoga thing was ridiculous until I took a class. BUT, I do make my own trends and there are a few things I’m absolutely loving right now that I thought I’d share with you. Trendy or not, here goes:

Dog Days are Over: Yes, the song. If you watched the VMA’s then you surely saw Florence and the Machine’s performance of this absolutely amazing song. Seriously, it’s so inspiring and motivating, making for the absolute best song to run to. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen to it now. Just don’t blame me if you want to start dancing crazily around your apartment (or at work). 

Butternut/Spaghetti Squash: It’s official: my two favorite squashes are back. I saw them both on sale at Trader Joe’s the other day, and I can wait to get my hands on some of them. I plan to make butternut squash baked with cinnamon, agave syrup and nutmeg, the absolute perfect fall dish. I also can’t wait to make my famous “Spaghetti and Meatballs” made with turkey meat balls and spaghetti squash. Nifty, huh? 

Fall dresses: Even though summer’s over, I loooooooveeeee wearing dresses in the fall. I’m a dress girl. If you look in my closet, you will see that 85% of it is dedicated to dresses, of all colors, lengths and patterns. I particularly like pairing flowery dresses with boots and a cute scarf, or neutral dresses with a pair of flats. If you’ve got a summer dress that’s a little short but still wanna rock it, pair it with some cute leggings and some flats!

Mixing Coffee Flavors:  Going out for coffee every day can get expensive, so I’ve been attempting to make it from home. Lately, I’ve been exploring new coffee flavors, instead of always sticking with my same old french vanilla. I also love mixing flavors you never would have thought i.e. chocolate truffle with hazelnut. Just do a scoop of each, add in a cup of water and you’re golden! Lately, I’m obsessed with the cinnamon hazelnut I found at the supermarket the other week. Cinnamon hazelnut with fresh vanilla? YUM. I just add in a little vanilla or chocolate soy milk and it’s to-die-for.

Twitter: If you haven’t noticed, I’ve recently became mildly obsessed with Twitter. I know this is something everyone is doing, but it took me a couple years to get into it. I’ve had a personal account for more than a year, but never seemed to get into it. (Maybe that’s why I only had 50 followers?) Anyway, now I officially love it, and have been updating my status quite frequently every day since last month when I created my account. Follow me @healthy_chicks to join the fun!

In-House Yoga: I know it’s not as fun or “classy” as joining a fancy yoga studio surrounded my cool, hip yogis, but when you’re on a budget this will do. I’ve been doing On Demand Yoga in my apartment, and particularly like the quick “Less is More” segment I came across the other day. I also have been attempting to practice my own yoga, going through several flows both standing and on the floor. So far, so good. Maybe soon I’ll be doing it in the park…once I get a little more confident in my poses that is! 

What are some things you’re obsessed with these days? Anything out-of-the-ordinary we should all know about? 


6 Responses to “6 Non-Trends I’m Loving Right NOW”

  1. Morgan @ Life After Bagels September 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I’ve already started the soup and stew trend of the fall. I can’t help it, the second September 1st hits I’m like “goodbye summer salads” . . . but I guess soup and stew in the fall is a normal trendy thing

    • healthychicks September 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

      YUM! I can’t wait to make my first batch of vegetable lentil soup or chili. What kind of soups have you made?

  2. beckabes September 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    Black skinny jeans…I cannot stop wearing mine!

    • healthychicks September 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

      Oh, I like that Becky and that’s definitely something I’ve never tried. Where did you get them?

  3. Brandi September 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    I love EVERYTHING about fall! Boots, tights, sweaters, squash, tea, cinnamon. Everything!

    PS: I saw a tweet that you’re publishing some books – any tips? Do you already have a contract/agent/etc? That’s so exciting!

    • healthychicks September 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

      Brandi, that all sounds heavenly! And I’m in the VERY early stages, but it’s something I’ve been working on for some time now. I have my idea, strategy and much of the writing done, and now that I left my full time job I can fully concentrate on working on finding a publisher, etc. I’ll let you know some tips as I’m learning, but again it’s still very preliminary.

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