Fashionably M.French: January 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Never Ending Inspiration!

Whenever I find myself running low on creative juices or just need a recipe for dinner, there are a few sites that never fail to provide a plethora of ideas! These sites have carried me through 2013 and into 2014 without a hitch. Take a look- but beware! You'll soon be addicted...

Pinch of Yum
This site is new to my list of "go to's". I've only known about it for a few days but I am already obsessed. When I read the "About" section I felt as if I was reading about a friend. Lindsey, the lovely lady behind the blog, cooks mostly vegetarian dishes but isn't fussy and includes all sorts of recipes as long as they are delicious, wholesome, and healthy! The first recipe I read made my mouth water! Here are some recipes that I will be attempting very soon. My favorite part about her recipes is the complete nutrition fact table at the bottom of the page! Wander on over and take a look! Word of advice... don't do it while your hungry. 

Camille Styles
This site is sort of a one-stop shop for me. You can find recipes, tips for entertaining, style advice, beauty tips and tutorials, and more! The site is run by a team of fourteen innovative and creative women. If they weren't located in Austin I would intern for them in an instant! As a Texas born gal myself, I feel a certain level of connection with all of them already. I have a post coming soon about my own attempt at their Spicy Peanut Noodle dish featured here. It has become one of my all-time favorite meals and I have made it too many times to count. 

Their table settings and decor ideas are modern, whimsical, and full of love and life. They have thought of every occasion from a little girl's first birthday party to a tuscan dinner party between the vines to holiday dinner. Monday they put out their Monochromatic Monday which is full of inspirational images and ideas under a certain theme. All in all, these ladies are wonderful. Go and have a look! 

Lady Smart
I have some serious closet envy here, especially her most recent shoe closet post here!!  I would say that her closet rivals my Pinterest closet. Her outfit of the day posts are wonderful and unique. Need something to wear with those bold patterned pants? She's got you covered. Need some chic and casual outfits for vacation? Once again, Niomi has got in in the bag. Go take a look :)

A Model Recommends
As a model I was immediately drawn Ruth Crilly's site. She has wonderful health and beauty tips!  Because of AMR, I have been introduced to many great new brands and have now come to appreciate the fact that money is always well spent on good skincare. Before I found AMR, I didn't even want to stray into the foundation at Sephora for fear of spending too much money. Now I realize that it is an investment that is necessary to make - not only for the health of my skin but for my career as a model as well. I'm not just talking about spending a little more on a good foundation. It is worth it to invest in anything I am putting on my skin! Recently, she has done a number of posts on bargain buys that are out there after the new year. You should definitely read up on it- you might find just what you're looking for! Ruth also has a YouTube channel here.

There are many more blogs and sites that inspire me, you can find out all about them in my future inspiration posts! Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. for any updates and other bits and bobs! All of my links are in the side bar- feel free to subscribe as well! Thanks for popping by! x