Flannels and pearls 

Hey, Lovies, Friday is almost here! 

As I mentioned earlier this week, my schedule is slowly getting back to normal, meaning I’ll be back to regular posting before you know it! 

I took some shots for you during my lunch break as it was a casual laid back day 🙂 

I’m wearing a Zara sweater on top of a basic flannel shirt from American Eagle, Versace denim (regular fit, dark wash), Guess riding boots and long faux pearl necklaces to complete the look. 

Hope everyone is having a great week and some plans for the weekend ;] 

Xo, Silvia Mèlange
 

  
    

 

An office weekend

Greetings, Lovies! I hope everyone had a great weekend 🙂 I had to work both Saturday and Sunday so I just used the evenings to relax and watch some movies. Remember last month’s Coats entry? The hunt is over, darlings! After all, a woman is never too busy to shop! I scored some other cool things on sale but I’m absolutely in love with this gorgeous Zara trench coat 🙂

It’s the perfect basic coat as the solid grey-black mix makes every color and accessory pop. I took advantage of the fact that it was the weekend so I retired the high heels for my comfy Nine West riding boots from the Vitage America Collection (featured in September’s Vogue) and skinny jeans (low waist) from H&M. It was chilly outside so I added a scarf from Express with a little bling and my Guess bag for some color. 

Follow me on social media for daily updates and random posts (@SilviaMelange) and I hope everyone has an easy going week! 

Xo, Silvia Mèlange 

  
  
  
  

Valentine’s Day look

Happy belayed Valentine’s Day, Lovies!

Single or not, I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday! My s/o and I are not big on all the craziness surrounding February the 14th, so we had a lovely dinner at home, followed by some drinks at our favorite bar. I wore a custom made wool dress, my favorite Guess ankle boots and a faux fur clutch I found at a local market. The gorgeous details on my dress paired perfectly with my Swarovski earrings and I added my favorite Lokai bracelet for balance 😉

Feel free to follow me on Instagram (@SilviaMelange) for daily updates and randomness.

 

With Love, Silvia Mélange

 

 

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Guacamole fresco

Hey folks! It’s time for our weekly recipe sharing! I’ve been craving authentic Mexican food lately and some of the ingredients are really hard to find in my country! Today I’ll reveal one of the my dearest recipes- Guacamole fresco (fresh guacamole). I hold this one so close to my heart as guacamole was the first Mexican dish I ever tasted but also, because I was taught how to make it by una mujer Mexicana! Guacamole can be creamy or chunky, depending on your preference; served as a side, add on, dip or an appetizer! It’s quite healthy when consumed in moderation as avocados are known for being rich in good fats 🙂

Jacqueline Martinez, this one is in  your honor!

 

You will need:

 

2 avocados (ripped)

2 roma tomatoes (peeled, cut in cubes)

1/2 cup diced onion

1 lime  (juiced)

3 teaspoons fresh cilantro (finely chopped)

1-2 teaspoons garlic (minced)

1-2 teaspoon(s) jalapeño peppers (optional but the authentic one requires it)

2 teaspoons crushed, dried crickets (yes, you read that right, yes, that’s how they eat it in Mexico and no, that’s not how I made it)

 

How to make it:

 

Just mix and mash everything together util blended. If you like it creamy, throw it all in the blender on the lowest setting for about 30 seconds. It’s best served right after you make it but if covered and stored in the fridge, it’s still awesome the next day! Do not consume if the avocado gets a dark hue or you will be riding the white horse!!!!

I did some research online and a lot of the recipes mention cucumbers, cayenne pepper or even cherry tomatoes- nope, don’t even consider it if you want to get the real taste of Mexico!

Let me know in the comment how you like it, how you make it or what’s your favorite kind.

 

¡ Salud!

-Silvia Mélange

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Mushroom-cheese Risoni

TGIF, Lovies!!!

I was so busy this week; I had no time or energy to post anything! To make it up to you, I’ll share another favorite recipe. Risoni is rice shaped pasta, pairing amazing with all kinds of veggies and cheese! It’s quick and super easy. The risoni recipe I’m talking about tastes rich and could be used as a Valentine’s Day meal if you chose to spend it at home. I have noticed my nieces always ask for seconds, so it’s one of these Perfect-for-every-occasion-recipes 🙂

 

You will need:

A pack of risoni noodles

For the sauce:

400 g mushrooms

2 white onions (cut in cubes)

200 ml cooking cream

100 ml beer (light)

200 g smoked cheese

200 g shredded cheese (gouda, ny style cheddar)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 t.s. fresh rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, v. oil

Freshly grinded parmesan to taste

 

 

How to make it:

 

Boil the risoni in salted water and a drop of virgin oil like you prepare all noodles.

The sauce:

In a sauce pan, heat up the oil, flavoring it with one of the garlic cloves and the fresh rosemary. Once your kitchen starts smelling amazing, remove the rosemary and add the mushrooms, onions and beer, sauté lightly, reducing to medium heat. Once the beer is mostly evaporated, add the cooking cream, smoked cheese and the rest of the spices, reducing the heat to low, stirring every 5 minutes or as needed. Once your mixture begins to blend and look creamy**, add the shredded cheese and continue stirring until it melts, fully blending it in.

By that time, your risoni should be ready as well. Drain them and rinse with cold water. Add the risoni to the cheesy mixture and stir until it’s blended. Serve with parmesan up to taste.

It pairs up great with green salads and dry white wines.

** If your cheese sauce is too thick, add 50 ml of milk or more as needed.

 

Cheers, Silvia Mèlange

 

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January *instagram posts*

Hey Lovies! 

As some of you may know, last month I started this new ritual of catching you up on my month in Instagram spots. If you don’t follow me @SilviaMelange or you just don’t use Instagram, here’s your chance to catch up! 

January was a very busy month (you can tell by the amount I’ve posted) and it went by way too fast if you ask me! I worked a lot but also managed to travel a little, spent some quality time with my fur babies and did a little shopping. Most importantly- I managed to seek and find inspiration every-single-day! The highlights of my month were catching up with some old friends and getting a response from the one and only @upcloseandstylish ! I have to admit, just the fact that she acknowledged my excistance and was kind enough to take the time to reply to my question, made me feel a special kind of special 🙂

 I hope you guys enjoy and you all had a fabulous month as well 🙂

Xo, Silvia Mèlange 

  
  
  
 

Spring shopping look

Greetings Lovies!

This past Saturday I finally had a few hours to dedicate to Spring shopping! I visited a new mall and I’m excited to share I found a few brands I thought I can only get online in my country.

There’s too much walking and fitting room hassle involved on major shopping days so I like to keep it simple; shoes that are easy to slip on and off, clothes that take minimum time to be put back on. Last Saturday I wore my trusted Forever21 cable-knit hoodie, my favorite denim from Miss Sixty (Eden Style) and tall chocolate brown Ugg (tall, Bailey button style) boots.

I decided to use the gorgeous view from the observation deck as a background for my pictures.

Xo, Silvia Mèlange