Friday Food and Faves...Cauliflower Crust Pizza and More Modest Styling Ideas

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Friday! I've been on a diet forever and I finally lost about 6 lbs on the Dukan Diet...woohoo. I stuck to the attack phase for about 10 days (protein only) and then slowly eased in some veggies. Now I'm up to just doing my own thing to maintain. The key being that in order to maintain you must still be on a diet!!

Okay, for those of you who have an aversion to that obnoxious four letter word you can switch it to whatever kinder or gentler term you'd prefer (maintenance plan? healthy way of life?) But in the end of the day it's a diet. And maintenance is the longest and most important phase of the diet because without it all your hard work is for naught and those fat cells will fly right back on your favorite spots before you can say "just one bite of pizza". And call it what you may, it's forever. Sorry folks!

So this is where cauliflower pizza comes into play. No matter how you slice it (pun intended), diets are really hard. Now if you're in your 20's or genetically blessed, sure you can have a slice of pizza once in a while on your 'diet'. But for me personally, I've learned that white flour is my enemy. It makes me cranky, hungry and gives me brain fog.  So yesterday, when I was making homemade pizza with my kids, I saw this recipe with pizza dough made out of cauliflower, and just had to try it for myself. And in the end it satisfied my craving without any of the negative side affects and self loathing that come along with binging out on the real deal.

Recipe HERE

While I'm on the subject of 'extra weight' I'd like to get something off my chest. I love being a blogger and I truly love the companies that approach me and offer their merchandise for me to style and write about. I really try to be ethical and post about those items in a timely manner, but there are two really cute pieces that I just haven't gotten around to posting about and I truly apologize to both of those fabulous companies, Carolina Benoit and Sugarlips, for my delay in posting. Here they are:

Look #1 A Touch of Romance

When I first heard from Carolina Benoit she was so gracious and wanted to send me something for a giveaway. When I clicked on her Etsy shop I immediately fell in love with her gorgeous pieces. I chose a fabulous tulle bolero which adds a unique touch to a simple top or dress. 
All of Carolina's pieces are romantic and feminine, as she describes her shop as: "Romantic and feminine ready-to-wear for the everyday dreamer."

T-shirt: Kiki Riki, Bolero: Carolina Benoit, Skirt: Express, Shoes: Bakers

Here are some more of my favorites from her Etsy shop:

So watch for the exciting giveaway and do check out her Etsy shop and tell her Fashion-isha sent you!

Look #2 How to Make a Mini Modest

A few weeks ago I received a really cute skirt from Sugarlips. I was able to choose which one I liked, but when I got my package I realized the skirt was a bit too short for me, considering that I wear my skirts no shorter than knee length. I was excited about the challenge of making this skirt work in a cute and modest way. Check out how I styled it!
Can you tell where the original mini skirt is?? With the peplum look being right on trend I decided it was okay to wear the fuller mini over a more fitted t-shirt skirt. I layered a matching coral tank under my t-shirt just to pull the whole look together and create more color blocking. 

T-shirt: Kiki Riki, Tank: Nordstrom, Mini skirt: Sugarlips, T-shirt skirt: Brooklyn Southwest, Lakewood, NJ

Wishing you all a peaceful weekend and an easy fast this Tisha B'av. May all sadness turn to joy!

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  1. Love the clothes..and you model them beautifully! Will check out her site, am a sucker for anything with a bow:) And the caufliflower pizza...who knew pizza could be healthy! I am intrigued!!

  2. As always you look beautiful.I think you could wear a grain sack and look trendy.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Great looks! I love how you styled the mini! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. i've actually done cauliflower pizza on the blog, and my kids love it

    on another note, look at you looking glam!
    Xo Megan

  5. Layering skirts is such a great idea :)


  6. The food looks DELICIOUS! And I love your looks dear :)

  7. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    Where are you from?

  8. hey sharon! i love both outfits (carolina and sugarlips). they look great on you and thanks for introducing them to us. i've heard of cauliflower pizza. it looks so good. will definitely take a look at the recipe. CONGRATULATIONS on dropping the pounds girl! It always makes you feel better.

  9. Great dresses and looks Sharon! Those healthy pizzas look insanely delish. Have a great weekend.



  10. You've nailed it Sharon on the layering & peplum trend....all the pieces look seamlessly pretty!


  11. Mmmm well I wanna eat this now;)

  12. I really like your blog and check it out regularly. You have a lovely style of dressing and of blogging. Dukan has never worked for me :-(

  13. Wow! it's incredible how you adapted the second outfit. You look so beautiful in both by the way.
    Congrats with the Dukan. I didn't survive the first 3 days when I did it. I now stick to Jason Vales Juicing books when I need to shift some pounds.Highly recommend it as you NEVER feel hungry. I did the 7 day juicing fast and lost 11lbs. He has a Facebook page; I strongly recommend it ;-)

  14. Can I use some of the content from your site on mine? I will make sure to link back to it :)