Apr 30, 2019

Elegance

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A word about Elegance from the late great Coco Chanel…She knew a thing or two about looking refined and pulled together. Hashtag-Goals

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Apr 30, 2019

Jazzing up (Morning) Joe…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Coffee. Ohhhhh…. how we all love a good cup of coffee to start our day. What’s not to like about having a morning Cup of Joe? There’s the wonderful aroma,the warmth of the cup as you hold it in your hands and the added bonus, if you’re feeling a little sluggish- the kick of caffeine (unless you go decaff) .

I’m a “basic black” cup of coffee kinda girl- but as of late I am absolutely amazed at the number of add ins used to jazz up your Joe!.

If you’re looking to shake your morning up a bit by adding in a little extra somethin-somethin…here are a few simple and easy suggestions…Enjoy!

  1. Cinnamon. Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice, and adds a warmth to your already brewed coffee. Cinnamon can reduce nausea, inflammation, and rev up your metabolism. Added bonus – its antibacterial benefits help to ward off colds year-round!
  2. Butter. You’ve heard of bulletproof coffee, so now you can put it to the test. Adding one tablespoon of butter to your hot coffee (don’t try this with your cold brew) allows for the coffee to be released more slowly into your bloodstream, for a longer stream of energy throughout the day.
  3. Coconut milk. Use some of your leftover coconut milk from last night’s curry recipe to thicken your morning coffee. This dairy-free alternative adds a subtle coconut flavor, and also makes for a rich cup without using artificial creamer.
  4. Ginger. Christmas in a glass! Adding a small scoop of this warming spice, or infusing a small hunk of raw ginger into your coffee mimics a gingerbread latte like no other! Ginger is a powerhouse in soothing inflammation, promotes healthy cholesterol, and protects your liver – maybe the best thing after a night out.  
  5. Vanilla Extract/Vanilla Bean. A quintessential addition to your cup – vanilla and coffee just go together. Rather than using processed vanilla simple syrup, add a few drops of vanilla extract (remember – it is typically alcohol-based, so a little goes a long way). Or, drop a split vanilla bean pod into your pot as you brew to infuse flavor into your entire kettle.
  6. Peppermint Oil. Just a dash will do – adding peppermint oil to your drink can sub for a healthier alternative to a winter peppermint latte. However, it can be easy to overdo this, so just start with one drop and go from there. Peppermint contains a host of vitamins and aids in digestion, which is a perfect pair for coffee (known as a diuretic).
  7. Dark Chocolate. If you love mochas, this add-in is for you. Drop a few shavings or a small square of dark chocolate into your hot coffee, and let it melt slowly into your drink. You’ll get all the known antioxidant benefits from dark chocolate first thing in the morning, and the sweetness will help curb cravings for the rest of the day.
  8. Honey or Agave. Another sweet option – rather than choosing your usual white or brown sugar to stir into your coffee, try honey or agave nectar. This more natural form of sugar contains less sucrose than regular white sugar, which means its tastes sweeter and you’ll need to use less to get the sweet boost.
  9. Kosher Sea Salt. A pinch of kosher sea salt (very different from your usual table salt) in your cup can help offset some of the bitterness. It is recommended to put a pinch in your grounds before brewing for a smoother taste.
  10. Ice Cream. If you want to go for it, go for it! Hey, there’s no shame in indulging once in a while with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in your coffee, turning your usual morning drink into an affogato. While this may not be the healthiest alternative, restricting your cravings too tightly can turn into indulging a little too much later.

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Apr 28, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra
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Apr 28, 2019

5 Things

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I’ve been getting a number of requests from you my lovely readers,asking for a bit more background and or personal info on the blog writer. I promise, that I’m not in any sort of witness protection program. I started this blog to bring readers a bit of inspiration and beauty to their day. But I do want to oblige your requests for some 411 on me so here we go…Thank you for reading Go To Glamour Girl !

Have a lovely Sunday. (P.S. Which just so happens to be my FAVORITE day of the week.)

I share the same birth date as Coco Chanel. August 19.. NOT the same yer. Just say’n.
My Mother was an expert seamstress and used fabric scraps to make evening gowns for my Barbie. Mom had beautiful attention to detailing and my Barbie dresses had beading and trains and rhinestones galore. Mom had some pretty premium scraps. I have a strong suspicion that those handmade gowns for my Barbie-inspired my never ending quest of coveting gorgeous evening gowns to this day.
I have a major penchant for the color pink.

I love to sew and make allot of my own clothing.
Owls fascinate me.

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Apr 25, 2019

Beautiful Bodice(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

It’s almost the weekend and right about now I could go for a beautiful bodice break. Yes, you heard me. It’s a thing. Taking a moment out of your day and admiring something that is beautifully made & feminine. Bodices aka corsets are something frivolous. I mean you really don’t NEED to have a sparkly corseted bodice on BUT wouldn’t it be nice just to have one at the ready just in case you wanted one. Here are two images I came across on my favorite online inspo site-Pinterest. Beautiful.

Image Courtesy of Sasha Styles Fashion
Image Courtesy of Moda & Lifestyle

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Apr 24, 2019

Loving…. some Lela Rose

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

In case you need a breath of Spring, might I suggest a sneak peak at the Lela Rose Spring 2019 Collection. You’ll find soft colors in feminine silhouettes,detailed to perfection. Can we just say Lovvving!

All images courtesy of Vogue.com
https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2019-ready-to-wear/lela-rose

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Apr 22, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

To get your week off to a good start I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite quotes of all time…it’s from the recent remake of the movie classic Mary Poppins.

Here’s to embracing everything that’s possible!

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Apr 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Today is Earth Day. Our planet is so beautiful yet fragile. Let’s do our best to take care of this lovely Earth that we inhabit.

Let’s all do our part to preserve our environment. Here are a few tips that can help make a difference in our environmental footprint:

  • Recycle (Since this is a blog filed with fashion, might I suggest three sites where you can sell aka recycle items you no longer want in your closet: Check out: Poshmark. The Real Real and eBay are great places to start.
  • Donate things you don’t want
  • Try reusable bags
  • Turn things off
  • Make Food scraps into compost

Happy Earth Day!

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Apr 19, 2019

Friday..Yeah!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra
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Apr 18, 2019

Sweet & Simple Centerpieces

Posted By: Terri

There’s no need to stress over a centerpiece for your Easter table..Here are a few simple suggestions that should inspire you to put some pretty posies in a vase and make your table Easter happy!

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