Bibibop Review

 

Bibibop is a Chipotle inspired restaurant with a Korean twist. They started in Columbus, OH and just recently opened a bunch of new locations in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to be invited to Bibibop over the weekend to test out their food! Being half-Korean, I was super excited to try out this Korean inspired restaurant.

When you walk up to the counter, you immediately see a variety of different options to create the perfect bowl for you. The great thing about Bibibop is you can add as many, or as little toppings as you want. What I really liked is that you could add multiple bases and proteins to a meal without the extra charge. For my bowl I started with a base of purple rice and lettuce. I then topped it with steak and spicy chicken. For my veggies I went all out. I added kale, carrots, cucumbers, purple cabbage and corn. I also got a side of Kimchi (because duh Kimchi is great, not only does it taste amazing but it’s incredibly good for your gut!). As for sauces, what I really liked is they had their own sauce station. I hate going to a place like this where they put the sauces on themselves. Sometimes they put too much, sometimes not enough. It was great that Bibibop allows you to add your own sauces to the meal. The sauces I chose to try were the Korean red (my favorite! this is like a gochujang sauce that’s a little less thick), teriyaki and sesame ginger.

For a drink I chose their Aloe Vera juice with Watermelon and Peach. This was AMAZING. If you’ve never tried Aloe Vera juice before where have you been? It’s good for you, and tastes amazing. Everyone can also get a free side of miso soup, which was great!

Overall, I really enjoyed my Bibibop bowl. The ingredients had such great flavor! They definitely give you a big portion so it’s great if you’re super hungry or you can save some for later. I really liked how you can customize your bowl to whatever you want. It’s a great healthy option for those of us that are always on the go!

For more information on Bibibop, check out their website here.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary meal for this review.

Chambray Romper

Chambray Romper: DailyLook {on SALE here!} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Ring: Anita Ko and Monica Vinader // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Bag: Gucci

Can you guys believe it’s already almost September? Seriously where has the time gone?? We’re having a major heat wave here in LA. My favorite thing to wear in the heat is a romper because it’s easy to throw on and instantly makes you look put together. This chambray romper I got in one of my recent DailyLook boxes is hands down my favorite romper that I own. I love the light chambray color and the bow on the front. This will be the perfect romper to take me into the fall season as well because of the long sleeves. It’s lightweight enough for summer but will definitely work in the cooler months as well.

Statement earrings, such as the BaubleBar pom pom earrings I’m wearing, have also been a favorite of mine. I love these earrings because not only are they a statement piece but it gives the look some texture. In terms of jewelry I definitely go through phases. Right now I’m LOVING delicate rings and necklaces with a bold statement earring. What are your favorite jewelry pieces to wear right now? Leave them in the comments below!

chambray romper

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

Weekend Reading #30

weekend

Dress: Zara {similar} // Jacket: DailyLook (seen here) // Bag: Gucci {similar on sale} // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Belt: Urban Outfitters

1. How to survive Mercury in Retrograde.

2. Need to try this open faced goat cheese tomato and bacon sandwich!

3. Self defense moves every girl should know.

4. How to make your kitchen seem larger.

5. Instagram is making restaurants more design happy.

6. Tips for reducing anxiety. 

7. How to get fit if you hate working out.

8. Whole Foods is lowering their prices starting Monday!

9. New products at Trader Joe’s to try.

10. Here’s what getting botox actually looks like.

 

DailyLook Elite Box – August 2017

 

Hey ya’ll! I am back with another unboxing of my DailyLook Elite Box. For those of you who are new to the club, DailyLook is seriously one of my favorite brands! Basically you get your own personal shopper (mine is Martha, shout out to Martha!). Each month, you get a box of goodies that you can try on and see what you like and don’t like. Keep what you like, and send back the rest. So let me preface this box by saying my weight has been fluctuating a lot recently so I’ve been in between sizes. This made it a little difficult for this month’s box.  Let’s go through what I got in my box for the month of August!

DailyLook LS Nelly Cold Shoulder Strappy Top: I really liked this top. I love the cold shoulder trend and have a bunch of items similar to this. I almost kept this item but it was just a little bit too big on me. RETURN

Just Black Mandy Distressed Denim Skirt: I’m a huge fan of the denim skirt. Thank God this trend came back! I really like the distressed look on this skirt, unfortunately it was just too big on me. If I got it in a size down I would definitely keep it! RETURN

DailyLook SL Marsha Twist Front Top: I don’t know why but royal blue is just not my color. My roommate Brig would have LOVED this top. She loves all things blue. For me, it just didn’t work. RETURN

Korye LS Blake Tencel Top: This chambray top was super cute but I have something SO similar to it in my own closet. For that reason it just didn’t work for me. RETURN

Milan Side Tie Wrap Skirt: OBSESSED. This was my favorite item from the box. Normally I’m not a big skort person, it seems very elementary school. However, this one just fit perfectly and was super comfortable! I can’t wait to show you guys how I style this! KEEP

HOM Venice Gaea Side Lace Top: I loved the mock turtleneck on this and the lace up side details, however the color just didn’t work for me. It washed me out. RETURN

Just Black Blaine Boyfriend Jeans: Last month I kept a pair of Just Black jeans and I’m obsessed with them. This pair however just didn’t work for me. 9 times out of 10 I look terrible in boyfriends jeans, and this was no exception. RETURN

Storee SL Carina Lace Up Side Tank: Now most of the items in this box was a little too big for me, but this was actually the opposite. It was too tight on the top and squeezed my boobs in an unflattering way. I did love the side lace up detailing on this tank. It would be so cute for a night out! RETURN

Gorjana Taner Bar Necklace: I’ve always loved Gorjana. They have such amazing simple jewelry and the quality is really great. I already have a couple bar necklaces so for that reason I decided not to keep this one, but I was tempted! RETURN

So there you have it! These were my items for the month of August. A lot of the items I really liked, they just didn’t fit very well on me. But hopefully next month the items will fit better! To get started with your own monthly box, go to DailyLook and sign up!

 

Summer Staples

Dress: Reformation {similar} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Bag: SHASHI // Shoes: BCBGeneration // Ring: Anita Ko {similar} and Monica Vinader

Summer is here in full swing. Is it just me or does it never actually feel like summer since we don’t have summer breaks anymore? Not to mention, I live in California where it’s summer all year long. Although the weather is pretty much always sunny in LA, it has been quite warm out lately. I love this Reformation dress for a simple summer outfit. I picked up this dress a few months ago during a sample sale Reformation had. Although this dress is no longer in stock, Reformation has a ton of other dresses in this lovely cloth-like fabric. This fabric is perfect for summer because it’s super lightweight. I love this dress and this one, they are both similar to the dress I’m wearing here.

Another trend I’m obsessing over for summer is tassels. Give me tassels everything. These earrings from BaubleBar are my newest obsession. I also found this super cute bag from Revolve. It’s got the same cloth-like material as the Reformation dress and is perfect for summer. This bag gives me serious tropical vacation beach vibes, and it makes me want to go to paradise like now. Speaking of paradise, who else is excited for Bachelor in Paradise to start next Monday?? If you’re planning on watching let me know in the comments below!

summer staples

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

Weekend Reading #29

 

Dress: Reformation // Shoes: Matisse (ON SALE!) // Earrings: BaubleBar // Sunglasses: Karen Walker
 

1. Lower carb pizza recipes I need to try!

2. Is intermittent fasting bad for women?

3. A new online wellness store that sells everything for under $3? Yes, please.

4. What to eat while on antibiotics.

5. How to detox your skin.

6. Restaurants where you can get free food for your birthday.

7. American breakfast through the years.

8. Is social media killing female friendships?

9. What to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

10. Stay healthy this summer with these travel tips.

 

 

Sequin Jacket

Cali

Sequin Jacket: True Decadence on DailyLook //  Shirt: Sincerely Jules {similar} // Shorts: Just Black on DailyLook {similar} // Sunglasses: Dior // Booties: Franco Sarto // Choker: Forever 21 // Rings: BaubleBar and & Other Stories {similar here}

Hey ya’ll! How is everyones week going? Mine has been quite the week. I’m battling a cold that’s been lingering for a few days, and also getting over some food poisoning from the weekend. I’ve seriously been taking a million supplements and Wellness pills that I got from Whole Foods. I’m on Vitamin D, Wellness Pills and Oregano Oil, honestly just doing whatever it takes to nip this cold in the bud. If you guys have any cold remedies, please let me know in the comments below!

Now onto the outfit because I’m super excited to share this with you. This is one of my favorite summertime casual outfits. This look is perfect because it can take you from day, to night. The sequin jacket I got in my DailyLook box is seriously EVERYTHING! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this jacket! On its own, this outfit is very casual. Jean shorts with a cute Cali tee and some booties, but throw that jacket over it and BAM. Next level.

sequin jacket

Photography by Jordan Zobrist

Cauliflower Mash Recipe by Catherine Marchetta

Hey Everyone! I am Catherine, from my self named blog Catherine Marchetta bringing you healthy living recipes and life tips. Today I am sharing Cauliflower Mash, it is super easy to make and delicious. I promise you won’t miss the potatoes in this recipe, the consistency and taste is so similar, it may even be…dare I say, better.

Recipe List: 

Frozen Cauliflower
Butter
Milk of choice (I used Almond)
optional: thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper

*Disclaimer: you will need a food processor, trust me on this…possibly a Vitamix would work too. Do not use a hand mixer, you will have cauliflower flying all over your kitchen. I may have learned that the hard way.

Firstly, you’ll need frozen cauliflower because we are busy and don’t have time to wring out the water in fresh cauliflower. Am I right? I love buying Trader Joe’s frozen grilled Cauliflower its gotta be one of my favorite items from there.


Directions:

Step 1: Place frozen Cauliflower or frozen riced Cauliflower (gather whatever serving size your heart desires), into a microwave safe dish with water covering cauliflower and microwave covered for 7 minutes.

Step 2: Drain water out of cauliflower dish and transfer to the food processor

Step 3: Add cauliflower, butter, garlic clove, splash of almond milk (you won’t need much since cauliflower is very water based) and pulse until smooth

Step 4: add salt, pepper, thyme and parmesan cheese.

Honestly this recipe is so easy I just eyeball everything measurement wise. It is super versatile and can be paired with vegan or paleo dishes and you’ll be sure to have leftovers.

If you’ve ever tried cauliflower mash before, comment below!

Until next time!
xo Cat

Be sure to check out Catherine’s blog here, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook! *PS: I have a guest post on her blog as well so be sure to check it out!

DailyLook Elite Box – July 2017


Hi everyone! We’re back once again with another month of the DailyLook Elite Box. For those of you who are new to the club, DailyLook Elite Box is a monthly subscription service where you get your very own personal stylist to send you a box full of clothes and accessories. You keep the pieces you like and return what you don’t want. These are what I got in my July box.

Julie Faux Wrap Skirt Suede Dress – $89: Love, love, love this dress! It’s a beautiful rust color and the suede material is very soft. I love the cut detailing on the bottom which makes this dress very flattering. I can’t wait to have an event to wear this dress! KEEP

Olivia Grey Paradise Heaven Dress – $96: When I first saw this in my box I thought I was going to love it. I love the cold shoulder trend. But this dress somehow just did not work. I don’t know if it was cause it was too big on me but it honestly just looked like I was wearing a floral garbage bag. RETURN


Uptown High-Waisted Super Skinny Jeans – $78: Love! These jeans are so comfy and fit very well. I love the dark wash on them and the high waist. Also, for $78 you really can’t get any better! KEEP

Olivia Gray Miss Independent Top – $79: This was an unexpected top for me. It looked cute when I first got it out of the box but it wasn’t until I tried it on that I realized how flattering it was. I love the knot on the bottom, it’s a really different element to the shirt that I haven’t seen elsewhere. KEEP

Raga Molly Jumpsuit – $98: This jumpsuit I was very torn about. I loved the open back, and the whole thing fit really well except the side boob situation. I’m not sure if my torso just wasn’t the right fit for this jumpsuit but something just didn’t look right. The boob area puckered in a very unflattering way, and no matter how I tied the back, I just couldn’t get it to look normal. RETURN


Corine Lace Up Bodysuit – $62: I got this in a previous month’s box. I wasn’t that big of a fan because of the stripes and the snap button of the bodysuit. RETURN


DailyLook Sasha Satin Slip Dress – $58: This was another repeat item in my box. I ended up keeping it previously, and I still love it now. This was the dress I wore to Coachella. If you are looking for a cute slip dress, this is a great one! RETURN


Korye Unexpected Waterfall Cardigan – $88: This was a super cute cardigan and I loved the color, however it’s about a million degrees in LA right now so the last thing I need is another sweater. RETURN

Olivia Grey Makin Me Look Good Top – $69: This off the shoulder top is obviously one of my favorites in the box! I love the olive green color and the bell sleeves. Definitely wearing this on a night out on the town! KEEP

DailyLook Vivian Silk Intimate Layer Up Cami – $74: This is another one of those items I almost kept. I love the cut of this cami, it looks very flattering on. The color is also very beautiful. I just have other tanks in my closet that are very similar, so that for I decided not to keep it. RETURN

So there you have it, those are the items in my July DailyLook Elite box! Let me know which items you would have kept from this box in the comments below!

BTW, I just started my YouTube channel up again and have an unboxing of this month’s box so go check out the video here and be sure to subscribe!