Monday, October 12, 2015

MUSIC | 90's Ska & What I Wore

Well, what can I say. Life has been so great, I haven't even had time to blog it. So with the close of summer, I will try to showcase all of the awesome that has been my summer. Starting with this show. I got see two bands I loved in high school: Reel Big Fish and Less than Jake. 

I was always such a little punk rock kid at heart, and doesn't ska just go along with that. Who doesn't love a little brass with their punk. So in slew of that I decided to dress a little punky with some 90s flair. I will forever be stuck a bit in the 90's what can I say. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

DAILY OUTFIT | floral romper

Summer is over,
& hopefully my lack of blogging is too.

The older and older we get, it seems summer slips away in a blink. Well, I blinked. I'm finally getting my summer adventures up with a few outfits and it's over already. 

So great story about this romper, but before I tell you —it looks super cute, doesn't it? It was given to me by a friend while she was bleaching my hair. So it was free to me! But she got it on and literal paid about $8 for it. Crazy, I know. 

Floral textile is making a huge come back and textile design just happens to be what I'm going to school for. So it's just a gift that keeps on giving. 

Thursday, September 03, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Changing my Life and My Look

It's been a while guys, so much has changed.  Starting with my hair. In honor of chopping off all my hair and becoming a blonde, I've decided to take you down a stroll through my sometimes questionable hair fashion over the years.

I've always mixed it up a bit, but I've never really done anything too drastic. This was the year I was going for it all, so why not. A new chapter, most certainly calls for new hair. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Mixing Pattern with Rocksbox

I have been on-the-go all summer, literally living out of my suitcase.  It has it's challenges, but overall, I love the pleasantly chaotic lifestyle.

I am writing this while on the train headed back out to the East End from my Brooklyn apartment. I've been trying to make good use out of my travel time and get everything back on track, so to speak. You see what I did there? Oh yes.

So in my blogging absence, I have had one good experience, after another with the company Rocksbox. And I feel everyone should check it out!

It's a monthly jewelry borrowing program where you get to borrow and wear pieces curated by a stylist based on your personally selected wish list. Not to mention they have all the latest and hottest jewlery designers, such as House of Harlow and Kendra Scott.

Then you simply mail them back and receive three new items in return. Though, if you fall in love, which I will warn you, it will happen: you can buy the item(s) at their special 'members only' price. 

It's a no brainier, truly a win-win all around! So, to sweeten the deal. Sign up at and get ONE MONTH FREE if you use my code: Cassandradotzelxoxo

Thursday, July 30, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Healthier Living with Yoga, Good Food, and Green Tea

I'm not trying to get skinny,
I'm trying to get ready to take on the world.
Being fit and healthy is more than a hobby or a fad.  It is a lifestyle,  a lifestyle that I've been trying to be more consistent with. I haven't hopped aboard the crazy fitness fad train, but I have been trying to keep up with a steady regime of a workout routine,  eating a little better (without sacrificing flavor), and just generally trying to take better care of my body. 
So I have compiled some of the typical things I eat and my favorite at home yoga videos, I try to keep these in my life daily with green tea supplements, and a good attitude. 

Green Tea has a lot of great health benefits including: improving brain function, increases fat burning, and help you lose weight, as well as helping to promote brain health, diminish risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.  

In other words, you should be adding green tea to your diet and daily to your life.  Otherwise, you will probably die a horrible death. Kidding, sort of.  

Check out some of my daily health habits and feel free to tell me some of yours in the comments. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HIATUS | I'm back.

I know, I've sort of been a ghost these past few months.
Though, I'm here.  I'm back to tell you my story.

It was never my intention to just leave my blog hanging out, over these past few months.  It just sort of happened. Life just away from me, I suppose in both good and bad ways. Then before I knew it, half the summer was over.  To get down to business, I have a ton of posts in the draft phase, and I am in the midst of planning so much more, though mostly, I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive... and doing well!  And I hope you are all enjoying your summers as well!   

So, what have I been up to you ask? Well, besides trying to take over the world -what haven't I been up to?  

Friday, May 15, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Keep it Simple

With just enough flair.

I put my twist on pretty much everything I can, I just like to add my own flair. Though there is a fine line between a little flair and going overboard.  Hats, leopard, gold chains, trenchcoats; a few things that I happen to love, but can be overkill real fast. The key is balance the flashy pop items with more neutral or subdued, chic pieces. 

I know it has been forever, well -two weeks to be exact, since my last post.  So bare with me, but I have so much new stuff to share with you guys!  I can barely contain myself from spitting it all out in this post. Though, I won't.  I'm almost all done moving into my city apartment and my impromptu hiatus should be coming to an end and therefore I will finally have time to blog all my latest adventures.  Life was getting a little too hectic, coming from the girl who always has three jobs and runs a blog. Yahhhhssss, that's me.  ;)      

So, please bare with me.  Fun and Adventures are coming.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NOMS | The Easiest Cheese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

I don't really do boring.
I usually only know one way and it's balls to the wall. 

So when I choose to make a "simple" dinner it is still usually something interesting. I had random groceries filling my refrigerator and I decided to throw together the fastest stuffed chicken served over a tomato and mozzarella risotto, and a toasted garlic kale. 

Stuffed chicken is sort of my specialty -I make a mean stuffed chicken cordon bleu; ricotta, sundried tomato, and spinach stuffed; marsala sauce and mushroom stuffed; and even bacon stuffed.  All of these are usually breaded or egg battered -completely delicious and a total ordeal to make.

These days, I don't have as much time to dedicate to these elaborate dishes.  To compromise, I simplified the process.  I chose one stuffing, the MOST important one : the cheese. Duh.  Nixed the breading and voila -simplified but still full of flavor.  Check it out, you'll be surprised at how easy it is. Do it.     

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DAILY LOOK | Bohemian Rhapsody

Is this the real life -Is this just a fantasy?

It all seems too good to be true.  I feel like I'm in the midst of getting everything I've ever dreamed of. In a couple of weeks I will finally be moving to the City (sort of, really who can afford manhattan these days), I've found real love, and I'm finally going to give my everything to make my dreams happen.  It is now, or never.  

I'm still anxiously awaiting a certain acceptance letter while packing up my life for a new adventure. Ten years ago I had wanted to move to the city, but I still thought I was lost.  It took me years to realize I was never lost, I just needed to wander until my soul realized that. Instead I continued to move around the east end of Long Island, only to move to Connecticut, then to an island in the Caribbean, back to the Hamptons, and now to Brooklyn.      

So bare with me, while my posting has been very sporadic these last couple months and will probably continue to be for a little while.  Though brace yourself, bigger and better things are coming.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Quite 'ze Engagement Soiree

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Wedding Paper Divas. 
I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

A touch of Old Hollywood Flair -with the Invitations to match.

As most of you know by now, I am an engaged woman. It has been one grand adventure, these past six years and it seems to only be getting better. Two months ago we finally had our big engagement soiree and we couldn't of been more pleased.  Since, we plan on waiting a while to officially tie the knot -we threw one big, ridiculously awesome party to celebrate our love instead. We had to do something full of love and extravagance, just as we are together, in order to properly commemorate something as pure as real love. To do this, we decided to throw one hell of a party -and that we did. Follow our story here.

Before the bubbly, the laughs, the sparkles, and the celebration -comes the planning. Invitations can be so overwhelming, but Wedding Paper Divas really helps simplify one aspect of your planning. WPD offers vast selection of fresh designs at a super affordable price-point while upholding to standards of style.  On their website you can customize every facet from the array of luxe paper textures, formats, trim options, and even add your own photo or design.  I chose the traditional style matte card-stock with rounded trim and I opted to upload my own photo to one of their great premade designs. You are able to order sample designs for FREE hereby using the code 'FREETRY'.  I also loved that besides everything being customizable you can even consult with a designer before your invites go to print.  I would definitely consider using their invitations for my bridal shower and other festivities when I am ready!


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