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My attempt at a fashion post

Fashionable Foods

Certain edible entities are so much easier to photograph than others. Strawberries, whipped cream, and pancakes all fall into the first category, whilst oatmeal and chocolate brownies definitely go into the second.

One of my favorite photos ever is the Ice Cream Sandwich Pancakes.

They were just so photogenic! Today’s breakfast, however,  features a subject I’ve had trouble photographing in the past. It’s the fashion reject of foods, but this doesn’t make it any less yummy:

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My breakfast this morning: Banana Bread in a Bowl.

Or rather, banana bread in a mug.

What’s better than banana bread in a bowl? How about banana bread in a giant blue mug that only cost $3? I never, ever pay more than $20 for a dish. (I usually won’t pay more than $10.) I’d rather save my money up for coconut butter… or chocolate bars. Mmmmmmmm chocolate bars.

It’s also difficult for me to justify splurging on clothing, although I try to remind myself that sometimes a shirt from a store like j.crew is a better investment than something cheaper because it holds up longer.

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Fashionable? What’s that?

It’s an effort to be fashionable now that I stay home for my new job.

The thought of lounging in my pajamas all day is very enticing. Since my dog is my only co-worker, no one would care. (Well, maybe Henry cares; but he wears the same thing every day, so he’s in no position to judge.) Can’t say I don’t sometimes give in to temptation… it’s not uncommon, these days, to find me wearing slippers at 1pm, without so much as a brush through my hair!

Luckily, I have friends who drag me out of the house. Yesterday, we went shopping and I discovered some cute (not-so-expensive) items at Urban Outfitters. That offbeat store is awesome; one time I actually purchased a shirt that says, “Bite Me, I’m Vegan.” Here’s what I came home with this time:

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Comfy flannel.

Love flannel!!!

Love love love!

P.S. It is ridiculous how much blue and green I have in my closet.

After shopping, we came home and made cookies:

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Surprisingly good-for-you Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites .

My friend couldn’t get over the fact that they are healthy cookies. I had to remind her that even healthy cookies aren’t healthy anymore if you eat ten!  Sadly, she didn’t heed my advice, and she ate all the extra cookies… so after she left, do you know what I did? I made more cookies. Peanut butter cookies.

Flourless peanut butter cookies.

Flourless peanut butter cookies that taste like cookie dough.

I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.

Don’t you wish it was tomorrow?

Questions of the Day:

Would you consider yourself “fashionable”?
And are there ever days where you’re still in your pjs after noon?

Every now and then, I try to look fashionable. But normally, my “fashions” consist of clothes that are comfortable, like yoga pants, fleece, and flip-flops. And pjs after noon? Definitely yes!

If you can’t wait for tomorrow: try a Peanut Butter Cookie for One!

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Published on August 23, 2011

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  1. Tricia says

    Haha, I try to be fashionable at the beginning of school, but by like the second week, it all goes back to sweatshirts, jeans, and t-shirts 🙂
    Oh well, rather be comfy than fashionably uncomfortable.

  2. Liz @ Tip Top Shape says

    I think I dress fairly well. My obsession with Gossip Girl and Blair Waldorf has helped with that 😉 I dress so differently than I did before I watched that show. And I LOVE flannel!! I like it really oversized. It’s funny–my grandma actually gave me one of her old flannel shirts and I wear it all the time. Every time I wear it, at least one person compliments me on it!

  3. tweal says

    I definitely consider myself fashionable! As a fashion designer, it would be pretty tragic if I didn’t.

    Although, working from home means I don’t always *look* fashionable. Looking and being are definitely 2 different things!

    I work from home, and I often stay in my comfy clothes all day. Who needs pinchy waistbands and underwires and itchy seams when I can wear yoga pants and a tank top? Much better.

    And as much as I love shoes, it is so much more comfortable to work from home barefoot than outside the home in high heels.

    Totally craving those little cookie bites now!

  4. Jennifer says

    Peanut butter cookies!?!?! Katie, you are such a tease. I do wish it was tomorrow!!!

    And, fashionable? My mother always tells me that you just feel better if you get dressed. She so pounded this into me when I was young that I almost always get at some level “dressed” in the morning–even when I am working from home. Whether this “dressed” is something that I would necessarily want other people to see me in is another story…. Hmm…does that count as “dressed” then?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      My mom says the same thing! She says you should look good for YOU. I guess it’s true… I do feel more energetic when I’m wearing nice clothes and makeup. But maybe that’s because it’s harder to lay down and take a nap when you’re in uncomfy clothes ;).

  5. Minerva says

    Ha, I alwasy struggle to look put together. I just got a haircut over the weekend and I’m already slacking on styling it in the morning. It’s just so much easier to bun and go…especially when my priorities are usually centered around preparing the workday’s lunch…

  6. [email protected] says

    I work from home too! it’s pretty awesome at times. I usually stay yucky all day, gym in the afternoon, then get all showered and pretty by the time my boyfriend comes home. I think I’ve got him tricked 😉

  7. Nichole says

    ahha, i do consider myself fashionable, but it usually involves wearing absurd clothing and bright colors. i tend to buy the cheapest clothes i can find (that i like) and they seem to hold up pretty well. i also sometimes wear pajamas all day. not so much anymore, but i definitely used to on the weekends when i was younger. can’t wait for those peanut butter cookies..

  8. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life says

    Oh gosh I try to be somewhat fashionable but I fail!!! On Sundays I stay in my pajamas or sweaty workout clothes most of the day while I run errands and clean/do chores… Its probably gross, but it works and it feels sooo good once I finally shower later in the afternoon!

  9. Jess says

    those are nice shirts… i’m waiting for some in the mail. i wish i was more fashionable, but stuff is so expensive! i’m trying out a few diy clothes and accessories, hopefully by winter break. i’m really into retro girly, romantic, and princess fashion.

  10. Barb says

    I wish it was tomorrow!! I can’t wait for this recipe! Way to keep us in suspense, and I LOVE the new clothes! They look so cute on you!

  11. Kristin @ STUFT Mama says

    OMG- I am soooo NOT fashionable. If there’s ever a day when I can stay at home all morning I totally wear my pajamas (and hope no one stops by for a suprise visit). 🙂 And yes, I wish it was tomorrow because I want that peanut butter recipe! 🙂 I also wanted to thank you for my new addiction to coconut butter. 🙂 My empty wallet wants to thank you too! He he! Love your new shirts!

  12. CookiePie says

    Ha! I am definitely not fashionable, though I admire people who are! But I love the recipes you posted today — I may need to have some of that banana bread in a bowl tomorrow 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  13. Ashley says

    I actually work from home too! I have spent days in my pjs and well, shopping for “work attire” has never been more comfortable! I’m running low on flannel pjs at the moment, but thank goodness it’s almost fall!

    I would love to consider myself fashionable, but I don’t think I’ve ever truly found a sense of “style”. I’m in love with ballet flats and dresses, and would love to find a good pair of jeans (they just never seem to fit right!).

    By the way, those ice cream sandwich pancakes look amazing– and so do those cookies! I have friends coming to visit today, so I think I’m going to make them. The cookies, that is! 🙂

  14. Michaela says

    I am sooooooo excited for your recipe!!! It comes in handy, as I have only tried Averie´s recipe last night, which tasted fabulous, but didn´t work out with the texture thanks to the flax egg. So, can´t wait to give your recipe a shot!!
    I would certainly never describe myself fashionable, bc I never follow a trend and well, comparing to some REAl fashionitas I know, I just have my one kinda style (skirts, ruffles, flowers, very girly, but comfy ;)). When I am staying at home, I still get dressed, as I will not do anything otherwise due to a lack of motivation that comes with me staying in pj´s 😉

  15. Gen says

    I definitely don’t think that I could be classified as “fashionable”. I usually wear comfy clothes…..not necessarily cute ones!

  16. Cait @ Cait hates Cake says

    I also work from home, so while I could stay in my pajamas till noon, it wouldn’t be a good idea. I need to get up and get dressed to get in the work mindset. Granted my “getting dressed” is throwing on yoga pants and a tank, but it still makes me feel more awake and looks slightly more respectable when I take the dog out for a walk 😉

  17. Jenny says

    Fortunately, I am considered the most fashionable amongst my friends… so yes, I suppose I do consider myself to be as well. 🙂 I love putting together new, funky outfits on a whim! That said, though, I don’t wear anything uncomfortable. I think comfort and fashion can easily coexist, if you want them to.

    I’m an early riser… and early to “get ready” for the day, too. If I stay in my PJs, I’m tempted to just not do anything or get the day started, so I always wash my face, brush my teeth, and change into actual clothes that I could wear out early in the day, haha.

    Flourless peanut butter cookies… Well yes, NOW I do wish it were tomorrow!!

  18. Susan says

    Urban Outfitters is a fun place!

    I rarely wear my pj’s til noon (I have a thing about being dressed during the day), but I don’t think I consider myself “fashionable”. I don’t have the budget to spend a lot on clothing, so my closet is pretty small and contains stuff that hopefully won’t ever be too out of style!

    I love looking at what other people are wearing and admiring it. If I had the money and time (yeah, I think it take a lot of time to put together those trendy pieces – it doesn’t come naturally to me), I bet I’d be a fashion whore!

  19. Lilly says

    honestly, most days it’s workout gear or yoga pants… even to school, oops 😉 But when I do put on “real clothes” they are always comfy, being fashionable can totally be comfortable too… it’s the only way I roll! Gahhhh, counting down the hours until tomorrow 😀

  20. Amber K says

    Ha! I have never been, nor will ever be “fashionable.” I don’t understand why a t-shirt should ever cost more than $5-$10. I have never spent more than $30 on a pair of shoes. I just simply don’t understand the appeal of “fashion.” I guess I can appreciate it on others, but can’t justify the cost for myself.

    And I definitely wish it were tomorrow, because I can’t wait for that recipe!

  21. Amanda says

    I am SO not fashionable! I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a teacher so I have summers off. I do wear different workout clothes every day (cuz that would be gross if I didn’t) but I spend the rest of my days in basically the same comfy tee shirt and pair of jean shorts. I do change when I go anywhere besides the grocery store or library – usually into a less sloppy tee shirt and pair of shorts – but I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I have no job and can’t afford clothes!

    That new green top is super cute. Can’t wait for the peanut butter cookie recipe!

  22. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    I would say I try and be stylish and put together. I’ve always loved clothes and shoes and find it really fun to put outfits together! I used to work from home as well though and would rarely find myself getting ready until lunchtime or 3:00. Now I have a job that requires me to look fashionable so I like getting ready in the mornings!

    And yes- I cannot wait for that recipe! YUM!

  23. Megan says

    Your new clothes look so cute! Oh how I love flannel! I definitely go for comfy clothes when going to school- jeans, tee shirt, Toms, running shorts- but I do get dressed up cute for church and hanging out with friends. I consider myself fashionable when I try…even if I wear mostly Target versus high end clothes. I LOVE Anthropologie (way out of my price range!) and cannot wait to go to the new H&M! I try hard to not keep on PJs because I tend to be sleepier and less productive. By the way, your “banana bread in a bowl” picture makes it look very enticing and I am excited about peanut butter cookies!

  24. Gro says

    Comfy trumps fashionable in my book. And there is nothing wrong with green and blue 😉

    I look forward to tomorrow!

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