Music Monday: Bon Iver

09 March 2015

Today on Music Monday, I bring you my weekend muse-Bon Iver. I was on an acoustic rut all Sunday morning and felt so compelled to share one of my favorite Bon Iver songs. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has been melting my heart ever since Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago. I think as a whole, that album is beautifully written and composed-not to mention the romantic thought of that album being recorded in a northwestern Wisconsin cabin during the Winter season. I have a few favorite songs on For Emma, Forever Ago, but the song that I usually tend to replay is, For Emma. The mellow mood of the song makes me see vintage skies and wish for an eternal summer by the beach. Take a listen and tell me you don't wish for the same! Hope you all enjoy the song and don't forget to listen to the entire album-have a happy Monday!

 xo..Brocade Closet

Spring Vibes with Sam Edelman x Saks Off 5th

05 March 2015

Blazer: Luna Boutique-old (Shop similar here + here)// Dress: Foreign Exchange Clothing-old (Shop similar here + here)// Shoes: Sam Edelman bought from Saks Off 5th (Shop here + similar here)// Necklace-Old (Shop my favorite alternatives here + here and here)// Clutch-Brocade Closet Creation (Shop similar here + here)
All photography by: Marisa Null, for inquiries visit her site here

I guess it's not really fair to say this, since I live in Southern California, but I'm so excited for Spring!  Although it feels like Spring year round for us, it's the official season title that gets my color blocking gears going, as you can tell with this outfit.  In this Spring style post, I partnered with Saks Off 5th in showcasing my newest #Off5thFind-Sam Edelman Pointed Toe Pumps.  Believe me when I say I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of nude heels, so needless to say, I was pretty excited when I came across these.  I can't remember for the life of me how much they came out to but I want to say, they were definitely in the mid $60 range.  I've previously mentioned that I'm a sucker for comfortable heels and these have fully fulfilled my shoe needs.  Aside from the shoe, the clutch I chose for this outfit is the reverse side of my Valentine's Day  clutch I made!  I'll have to do a quick DIY post on how to make a reversible clutch for you all soon so we can all enjoy the millions of fabric choices this Spring together.  Don't forget to hashtag your #Off5thFind for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Saks Off 5th, I'll check in with you guys later, have a great weekend!

xo..Brocade Closet

Breakfast Recipe: Blueberry Protein Pancakes

04 March 2015

It's been a while since I've posted a recipe on here so I'm back with a yummy one!  Saturdays to me are my sleep in, have breakfast at noon if you want, kind of days.  Since I give myself an ample amount of time to sleep in without a problem, the biggest pro that comes out of this, is I get to make myself an enjoyable breakfast!  A few weeks ago I made blueberry protein pancakes and they were so yummy I had to share.  They're super easy to make and don't require too much time because they cook up right before your eyes, lets go over the ingredients!

You'll need:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/3 cup Egg whites
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use the Intek brand found at my local Wholesale Nutrition Center)
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/4 of a ripe Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries

  • Toss all of your ingredients, minus the blueberries, into a blender and blend until the contents are smooth.
  • Heat your pan up to medium-high and spray your pan with olive oil (this is personally my favorite but any other will do.)
  • Pour half of your mix into the pan and drop a few blueberries over it.  Unlike regular pancakes, these won't bubble up on top as your indication that the bottom is ready to flip over.  I'd say wait about 10-15 seconds before you flip your pancake over.
  • Once you've flipped your pancake over, pour another few blueberries on top and cook for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Repeat these simple steps for the next pancake!
Once your pancakes are fully cooked, top them with the rest of your blueberries, your favorite pancake syrup and you're ready to eat-enjoy!

Xo..Brocade Closet
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