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Thursday, February 28, 2013





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Hello perfect hostess gift. Or, just gift yourself, because we both know you deserve it. The red is obviously my pick for fave color, aptly named Urban Fashionista.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013





#Breakfast of champs: homemade #paleo waffles with half a banana. Recipe soon on #FFT! fashionfoodtravel.tumblr.com

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Sunday, February 24, 2013





Cooking in advance gives me two dinners and two lunches! #diet #paleo #eatclean #iLoveToPlan

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Making a big batch of spicy chicken with lots of veggies that I can enjoy multiple times this week. #paleo #diet #eatclean #cooking

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#Running in the park while it’s #snowing, sure does make lovely pictures! #Rotterdam #workout

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Saturday, February 23, 2013





Wine, snacks, good company and watching episodes of #REVENGE baaaaahh!!

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Healthy snacks for tonight’s TV-date! Caramel popcorn, raisins and gluten and lactose free #chocolate. #paleo #healthy #eatclean

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First thing in the morning I did a one minute #plank. Now fueling up with #Paleo #waffles for #breakfast. Yum!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Healthy Go-To Sweet Potato Snack

While I’m on I diet, I sometimes struggle to eat food which are low in calories and filling.
Well I can tell you, I eat this snack between lunch and dinner and it definitely keeps me satisfied until dinner time at 7:30 PM.





How I make this Healthy Go-To Sweet Potato Snack:



I use a sweet potato about 100 grams (which is about 100 calories) and rinse it under water.





I put the whole potato in the microwave for about 2-3.5 minutes.
After, set aside and let cool.



Then, cut the potato in little finger-food pieces.





I add hummus for dipping, but because it’s made of chickpeas, it’s not Paleo. This too would taste great with ketchup, nut butter, salsa & guacamole.





What’s in it? (Calculated with My Fitness Pal)
Based on 100 grams sweet potato and 1 tbs hummus:
Calories: 135
Carbs: 25
Protein: 3
Fat: 3



Do you recommend any other dips for sweet potatoes?
What are some of your go-to snacks?

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Saturday, February 16, 2013





My radio of choice on Saturday morning. #80s #90s

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Surprised At Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! How is your day so far?



My day started great. I surprised my lover with a special Valentine’s Day outfit. This was a great upportunity to wear my red Ted Baker skirt. Paired with DKNY pumps and red lips and I was off to work. Before we left our separate ways, my lover asked me to be his Valentine. So cute!





It felt like any other day at the office, except that someone made a special cake (I didn’t had any) and that some colleagues noticed my Valentine-themed outfit.
After work on my way home I called my lover to talk about our days. This little ritual means so much to me. When I came home, I found a red envelope in my mailbox.



With this card in it!





The inside said: Willemijn, do you want to be my Valentine?
(For those who can’t pronounce my name, it rhymes.)



I was totally surprised and this made my day!!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Healthy Low Carb Lunch Sandwich

I have already shared that I’m trying to tone it up and losing a few pounds. Although I’m intreagued by the Paleo diet, it’s safe to say that I’m no hardcore Paleo follower.
In fact, I just follow a few of the rules and give my own spin on it. (More on this in a later post!)



Now for the Healthy Low Carb Lunch Sandwich:





Ingredients:
Two slices of low carb bread
Two slices of turkey
1/4 avocado
Tomatoes
Alfalfa sprouts





In order: turkey, avocado, tomatoes and then alfalfa. Put the second slice on top and cut in half.





What’s in it? (Calculated with My Fitness Pal)
Calories: 289
Protein: 25
Fat: 14
Carbs: 15



Enjoy!

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Monday, February 11, 2013





Amazing dress by Donna Karan. Love the fur! @donnakarandkny #DKshow

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My Favorite Looks From DKNY Show Fall 2013

I absolutely loved the DKNY show I watched yesterday on my laptop. Wow! I think it’s safe to say that I’m a true DKNY girl. I own so many pieces of different collection. Of course I needed to see the new collection along with everyone else first!


Here are a few of my favorite looks:


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The dress! The bag! That dress is SO me and great for the office! Love that colorblock is still in.


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RED dress! YES!


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Colorblock dress


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Great coat and leopard!


Images from Style.com

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Eat Clean! Broccoli & Vegetarian Burger. #eatclean #vegetarian #food

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Sunday, February 10, 2013





Colorblock #DKNY dress. #dknyshow #nyfw

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Donna Karan at the #DKNYshow. Watching live from my laptop!

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That, and shoes!

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Friday, February 8, 2013





Friday Night Cocktails

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DKNY Black & Leather

I love this black dress from DKNY with leather collar. Great dress for the office I think that says: power! Worn with killer DKNY pumps.



Perfect LBD in my book!



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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tuna Salad Recipe

Happy February! I am so glad that January is over! It went by so fast, but looking back thinking: jeez, happened a lot in that month!
I was sick probably 3/4 of the month and I also started my new diet. Great combo. Not.
But! I did manage to lose 8 pounds! Now I’m not on a diet to lose weight, I just want to tone up here and there and eating clean is helping!



February is up for all exciting things for me that I can’t wait to share with you all, but I’m waiting just a little bit more for the right moment. Stay tuned!



Now on to the recipe. I actually just finished this delicious, healthy, filling -and not totally unimportant- EASY tuna salad.





What’s in it:



- mixed green leafs
- chopped paprika
- red onion
- 1 tbs raisins (love the sweet punch!)
- 100 gram (3.5 oz) of corn from a jar
- 90 gram (half a can) of water canned tuna
- 2 tbs yoghurt based dressing



Now mixed it all together and enjoy this quick, veggie loaded salad!



Calories: 350
Carbs: 29 grams
Proteins: 32 grams
Fat: 9 grams



(Calculated via My Fitness Pal)

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Afternoon Nespresso and reading magazines.

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