Are We Becoming Obsessed with Healthy Eating?

On my way back from Boston, I picked up a copy of the June 2014 Allure and read the article by Lesley Rotchford entitled, “Skinny & Fat”. The article was a brief overview of popular healthy food items that aren’t as healthy as we thought they were.  Keep Reading >>

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Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe | Refined LatelyHappy National Ice Cream Day! Yes, it’s a thing.

To celebrate, I adapted this custard-based coffee ice cream from David Lebowitz’ vanilla ice cream recipe. Even without an ice cream maker, the end result was creamy, smooth, and delicious.  Keep Reading >>

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Summer Staples

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

| Zara Top | Popbasic Deux Loop Necklace | Cabbages & Roses Shorts |

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

| Clarks Sandals | Forever21 Pants |

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

 | Jones New York Dress | H&M Cardigan | Ray Ban Sunglasses | Stila Smudge Crayon in Rose|

Most of these pieces have survived numerous closet purges.  Keep Reading >>

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Makeup Shopping List
Makeup Shopping List

A shopping strategy needs a list and this is mine for makeup. I’m working to overhaul my makeup stash and finally purchase items that I’ve wanted for the past couple of years. Hey, I’m a grown woman with a job.  Keep Reading >>

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One In, One Out: Foundation

One In, One Out: Foundation | Refined LatelyMy philosophy in beauty and fashion is to keep a modest collection with one piece for each category (one red lip, one pair of black pumps, one purse, etc.). Having less options makes it easy to make choices and allows me to get the most value out of my investments.  Keep Reading >>

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