1) Mail Day! I have been so spoiled by the mail this week! I received such a lovely birthday gift from my friend Alicia who lives halfway across the world in Samoa. I was so touched by her beautiful card and gifts! I am completely in love with the gorgeous flowers for my hair!
I also received a package I have been waiting ages for; SUMMER SHOES! I am SO in love with my new wedges and glad I got them just in time for Vegas!
Floral Wedges, here
Rhinestone Wedges, here
2) Booked a Music Video
So, I haven't talked much about it on LegalLee Blonde, but in addition to being a lawyer and a fashion blogger I am a dancer. Of course at this point/age in my life it is more for fun (after years of ballet and jazz training) but I ended up going for an audition a while ago to be a "featured dancer" in a music video, and I found out this week that I got the gig! I am SO excited for it! The music video will be shooting towards the end of the month (and I will tell you then who the artist is!) Stay tuned on instagram for more about this!
Ps. I didn't have a photo to represent this, so here is an old and super creepy dance photo of me playing Scar in a ballet version of The Lion King.
3) New Book
I started such a great new book this week. As a criminal lawyer my area of passion has always been youth criminal justice. I really enjoy working with kids and youth. I recently picked up Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein. It is an extremely interesting look into Juvenile Justice in the United States (where 3x more kids than ANY other developed country are incarcerated - some as young as 10 years old). I am learning a lot so far, and really enjoy it.
4) Mani/Pedis with a Friend
Wednesday night my friend Natalia and I went for mani-pedi's in preparation for our Vegas trip. It was great to relax and catch up. We also went for delicious sushi afterwards (cream cheese, smoked salmon and cucumber rolls are my downfall). It was a great night!
5) New Recipes
I have been really trying to cook more and more meals at home, and to eat healthier. As such, I have been trying out a lot of great new recipes lately. I made two meals this week that I just LOVED and have to share them with you guys. You can follow me on Pinterest where I have a board of Healthy Eats! The first recipe I loved this week was Mexican Spaghetti Squash (recipe here)
The second meal was a "Coconut Smoothie Bowl". I don't have a recipe for this one, I just made it up but what I did was: Blend in a blender: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup coconut milk, 1.5 cups spinach, 1 tablespoon vanilla & 1 tablespoon coconut extracted. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with: shredded coconut, hemp hearts, chia seeds, dried cranberries, and banana chips. It was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. ... I am actually starting to want one just by writing this haha. Definitely try this out if you are looking for a healthy, filling and easy breakfast!
Phew. That was a lot to say/read! Thanks for staying with me guys. Hope you all had a great week as well. I AM OFF TO VEGAS TODAY AND IN CASE THE CAPITAL LETTERS DON'T TIP YOU OFF, I AM EXCITED. I'll try to post photos on instagram while I'm there!
Linking up with:
Five Things Friday,
Oh Hey Friday