7.16.2012

a week of animals. zebras and a deer.

my sister brought back this shirt from her recent new york travels. it fit the bill for being perfectly lightweight and breezy, and i gladly welcome anything with animal prints. the zebras made me think of other animals, which made me think of safari, which made me think of cargo pants. so along with today's zebras and deer [antlers], i'll be dedicating the
week to wearing...animals. 

a while ago i bought a box of quinoa because i heard it was a healthy alternative to say, rice. anyone who has cooked quinoa knows that the germ ring becomes visible as it separates from the seed. well, my phobia weirdness about holes got the best of me when i saw all those rings in the pot. that was the first and last time i cooked quinoa...till this weekend. quinoa has been all the rage lately with the neighborhood moms, and after trying some of their salads recently, i decided to give it another go. my first batch included cucumbers, red pepers, red onions, olives, and feta cheese tossed with a dressing made of olive oil, red wine vinegar and dried oregano. the oregano was a bit strong for me, so i modified the second batch using just olive oil, red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.

have you tried quinoa? do you have any phobias?

second batch of greek salad with quinoa...
(top, h&m (gift); carrie cargo pant via oomph (buy); shoes, aldo)

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33 comments:

  1. that shirt looks awesome!!!! I can see you styling it 100 different ways! & I've eaten quinoa before but I've never cooked it! I guess I'm going to have to try now!!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  2. Your printed top is really lovely <3
    Defnitely a "must have" :)

    I hope you are having a cute week,
    see you!

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  3. lovely! I cooked quinoa a couple of weeks ago, alone... what a mistake.. did not like at all lol...

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  4. I eat quinoa once in a while but never really crave it, there are a lot of proteins I crave before that.

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  5. I do like quinoa, but I had the same reaction as you when I first saw it.

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  6. I have never even heard of that before! But, I always think any food is worth trying. Good job giving it another go! I am loving your zebra blouse. I love that it has zebras within the zebra stripes--very creative and pink to boot! Great blouse and I love it with the cargo pants as well. All in all the looks a win, Rebecca, and I can't wait to see what other animals you have in store for us coming up!

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  7. Lovely top. I enjoy keenwah when someone else makes it.

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  8. that's a great top Becks! i had to look closely to see the Zebras. that's the sign of a fabulous design girl. love the cargo's with it and killer shoes girl. i've never tried quinoa. it looks good and i've seen other people eat it. think i'll have to try something new. can't wait to see your animalistic looks this week. :D
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  9. That looks like a really nice shirt for summer.

    I've had quinoa but my mother made it... I have yet to try to make it myself. It wasn't half bad. :)

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  10. I like quinoa and have it regularly but it's always cooked by my boyfriend so I never knew there was such an *interesting* stage in the cooking process ;-)
    Love the shirt.

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  11. I love quinoa and after reading your post I'm happy don't have to cook it (my hubby does all the cooking).
    and your top is lovely! I love the zebra red pattern and its shape - very pretty

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  12. You always look so stylish, my dear friend, and yes I do love quinoa, so I must try the salad.
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  13. LOVING that zebra top!!! super cool!!!

    love K

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  14. so cute your top!
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    what do you think?

    Pretty To Be Happy

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  15. Top, top, top <3 Is amazing :))))

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  16. thank you for your comment dear!!!!

    love the outfit! i want that ring! he he just kidding! it's so cool!

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  17. I like your zebra printed top! and your deer necklace is to die for!! you look chic in this outfit! :D

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  18. SIMPLE CHIC! I HAVE NEVER TRIED QUINOA BEFORE, KIND OF INTRIGUED :)

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  19. I like your necklace
    - visit my blog in your free time :)

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  20. I have a girlfriend who is OBSESSED with quinoa. I only use it in salads and there must be strawberries.
    I lol'd at the way you started this post. So great.
    And as always, looking lovely ....

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  21. Love your top! And thanks for your opinion on DSLR! That salad looks good right about now!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love this combo! Can't wait to whip out my green cargos!

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  23. love that zebra top and that greek salad looks so good!

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  24. your blouse is beautiful!
    I loved the pattern :)
    accessories, all!
    kisses

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  25. I adore that zebra pattern top!
    xo,
    nancy

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  26. Love the zebra blouse! You look so adorable.

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  27. Cute outfit! I am in love with your ring. I've never cooked or ate quinoa but now I'm curious, but I don't know if I could get past the whole Germ separating thing either.

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  28. This whole outfit including the accessories are so light and breezy - so perfect. And I love quinoa, I think the trick is to start with small amounts and then build up as you get used to the taste and texture :)

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  29. Love the color of those shoes!
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