Saturday, August 23, 2014

AU REVOIR FOR NOW!

[munich, germany]

I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to post this. I have so much to say. But because I'm not quite sure how to say it yet, I'll keep it short. After years of visualizing and tons of hard work, I've been able to make my dream a reality and move abroad. I hope this can act as inspiration to all of those who've wished just as hard for something. I've chosen to stop blogging on Fashionista Barista for now, so I can focus on appreciating every moment of this exciting chapter. Please feel free to follow my adventures on Instagram (@FashBar). Until next time!

Humbly yours,
Elisa

Thursday, February 13, 2014

90s KID WITH AN 80s HEART



[thrifted old navy jacket // forever 21 tee // modcloth skirt // keds shoes]

Imagining a day sans snow and dripping in sunshine. Where your beat up jean jacket and a trusty pair of keds is all you need for fun. A little #TBT today, since the cancelled flights and layers of sweaters are making these daydreams difficult.


To daffodils and sentiment,
Elisa

Monday, January 13, 2014

BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

You've likely heard your fair share of anecdotes about morning routines. It can be easy to delay the alarm and grab a bagel on your way into work, and sometimes, that is exactly what you need. But why not make a habit out of accomplishing one good deed at the beginning of your day, everyday? I'm not talking about world peace or rescuing puppies, it can be as simple as making the bed or preparing a healthy breakfast. The kicker? It should only add 5 minutes to your routine.

Today, I'm sharing a recipe for a super easy smoothie that packs a healthy punch. All you do is dump in the ingredients, press 'blend' and pour into your to-go cup. You can rinse the blender now for the easiest clean up or toss it in the sink for later. Tell me your favorite combination of ingredients!

10 oz. almond milk
1 scoop vanilla plant protein powder
(protein example here)
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
 4 frozen strawberries
3 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds

Tip #1: Be sure to sprinkle the chia seeds onto your smoothie once you've poured it into a cup, they can gunk up your blender.
Tip #2:  I recommend quickly rinsing out your blender before you go, once the smoothie dries, it takes a little scrubbing to remove.
Tip #3: I recently bought a Ninja at Target. Its one button is so easy to use and it breaks down for an easy clean up. You can see my model, here.

To the small changes that
make all the difference,
Elisa

Friday, January 3, 2014

INSPIRATION: FULGID FOREST

//all images found on my pinterest boards//

May this year blossom into something beautiful for you. May your days be full of life and your nights full of love. I wish that you find peace and fulfillment along your journey this year. Here's a little inspiration to get you excited about all the opportunity this next chapter brings.
 
To seeing every possibility,
Elisa

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ALL BLACK OUTFIT

//h&m sweater//modcloth tunic//target leggings//modcloth booties//
 
I love me a good monotone outfit, especially when it's so comfy it doubles as your after work yoga uniform (read: remove sweater and tunic). Keeping winter dressing easy doesn't have to be slovenly. Utilize comfy fabrics and loose layers and it'll practically feel like you're at home, cuddled up on the couch, except of course for the endless emails and background chatter. But you get my drift....
 
To making the process as
comfortable as possible,
Elisa
 
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A LONG CARDIGAN + MAKE BELIEVE

//thrifted cardigan, similar here//hm sweater, similar here//gifted jade necklace//modcloth booties//modcloth socks//cartier ring//
 
You can't be afraid to dream big, to persevere despite rejections and dive headlong into a life driven by passion. It's just so worth it. Every successful person I admire preaches the reward in following your heart. And truthfully, all of my successes have come from following this same understanding. That you find what you love and decide to do it everyday. Even if that means dressing up in outfits that remind you of Neo, so you can pretend you're on a mission to change the system and determine your fate.
To reverting to make believe-
to make you feel stronger,
Elisa

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

INSPIRATION: BLUSHING AMBITION

//all images found on my pinterest board//

I've always been a girl in love with pink. Thankfully, my favorite shade has grown a little more tasteful with age. Oh, blush. The perfect mix of femininity, maturity and whimsy. And the versatility! It's great for staples, accessories, decor and art. Maybe I'm biased, but this hue is perfect for a gal with blushing (read: unflinching) ambition.
 
To colors that grow with you,
Elisa