Wise Words from Designer Rebecca Minkoff


…Happy Sunday! More content coming soon…hang tight🙂


Why you Need a Tank Dress and Gladiator Heels





{Left: Brittani Williams, make-up artist and blogger in the making–look out for her site to hit soon!}

Dress: H&M Tank Dress // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag *Sale* //Shoes: Aldo “Valleroy” Gladiator Heel *Sale*

Summer, not so fast! We still have a few more hours. With a handful of warm days left before we’re in a full fledged fall, it’s time to take advantage while you can! I love this “If Not Now When” tank dress from H&M. It can be worn under a leather jacket or layered with tights on a cool evening. I love garments that are simple, but can easily be dressed up.

I’ve had a lot of people asking me about these “Valleroy” gladiator heels from Aldo. They’re super easy to walk in, and coming from someone who really HATES walking in heels, this says a lot. These are also on sale right now, so grab while you can!

I wanted to throw in a settle pop of color. Of course, I brought back my favorite plum Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag. This baby is also on sale, so take advantage!

*Quick Tip*: I recommend going on Retailmenot.com and searching: “Rebecca Minkoff” for additional coupons whenever you decide to buy. You typically can double discount on Rebecca Minkoff’s site and get your handbags for a STEAL.

Links to where you can find my outfit and similar pieces are above in pink !


Happy Shopping…XoXo

Black on Black: Streetwear Chic




Forever 21 Mesh Crop Top //H&M Leggings// Dolce and Gabbana Sunnies

After a long blogger hiatus, Monday’s Outfit of the Week is back in full swing! In honor of the fast approaching fall season this post an ode to my seasonal favorite:  leggings and boots. I really loved this jersey crop with mesh arms, I found at Forever 21. I went ahead and paired it with my favorite high-waisted leggings, ShoeDazzle boots and accessorized with gold hoops and my Dolce and Gabbana sunnies.  Links to where you can find these pieces and similar ones are above.

Happy fall shopping, fashionistas 🙂


Tutu Glam




Francesca’s Tutu //

Today’s Outfit of the Week is my Carrie Bradshaw inspired “Tutu Glam” ensemble. I got this tutu from Francesca’s! I can’t seem to find the exact garment on the website, but I advise my readers to check in store to see if they still have it! You can pair it with a denim shirt, a tank…anything really! Who doesn’t love the intro to Sex and the City where Carrie is twirling around the chaotic streets of New York city in her white tutu!?


{Photo taken from Google Search}


Happy Shopping 🙂

Denim Inspiration



Forever 21 Crop Top // Urban Outfitters Jeans // Hot Topic Hat // Timberland Boots

I’ve been sort of MIA these last few weeks, traveling home and working, working, working!!! This week my OOTW is back, finally!

This is a crop I got months ago from Forever 21, Jeans from Urban Outfitters, thrifted denim button up, Hot Topic hat, and my chestnut Timbs. You can click the links to where I got my things above and recreate your own look!

Happy Shopping 🙂

Kimono Krazed



Boohoo.com Kimono Wrap Dress // Rebecca Minkoff Shoes *SALE* $118.00


Today’s outfit of the week is via Boohoo.com, a UK based online site.  I am OBSESSED with this Kimono dress which sadly, doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the site anymore, BUT there are plenty of awesome pieces that they carry. You can find kimono cardigans (another chic way to do kimono) and all sorts of dresses, street wear pieces, and even bathing suits. They offer free shipping on all U.S. orders (however, you will get charged a small fee when your package goes through customs.)

Remember since it’s a UK site, the sizing is different–if you’re a medium, you’ll probably want a Size 10, and smalls are usually size 8.

I also went ahead and attached the link directly to my Rebecca Minkoff shoes above, that are on sale!


Happy Shopping 🙂

Cava Nostalgia: My at-Home How-to


Alright, so for those of you who have been with me since the beginning, when Teeny Avo was merely a start-up food blog, you may recall the post ‘A True Cava Lovah’ in which I profess my undying love for Cava Mezze Grill. Cava is a “Chipotle-style” Mediterranean grill, where you go down a line and pick from various sauces, meats, and veggies you want to create your rice bowl or salad bowl with. Unfortunately, Cava is ONLY located in the D.C., Maryland, and Virgina area (AGAIN, TAKE THIS AS A PLEA TO THE CAVA CEO, WHOM EVER YOU ARE, OPEN MORE PLEASE!)

I’m heading home in a few weeks….and then I finally take a trip to the Whole Foods in Lexington, Kentucky a few days ago, and stumble upon, quite possibly the most amazing thing…Cava Mezze’s line of Hummus, Harissa, and Tzatziki dips! I don’t know what I was more stunned about? That I saw “Cava Mezze” going across the packaging or the fact that the Harissa (my favorite) was a steep $5.99 (that good, they have to hike up the price huh.)

In order to save money I decided I would recreate my favorite restaurants rice bowl dish, splurging on the Cava dips and buying the rest of the ingredients from Trader Joes.


You’ll need a:

Large Dollop of Cava Mezze Roasted Garlic Hummus Dip (bought at Whole Foods)

Large Dollop of Cava Mezze Harrisa (bought at Whole Foods)

Large Dollup of Trader Joes Cilantro and Chive Yogurt Dip

As much Trader Joes Crumbled Mediterranean Feta as you want

1 packet of Trader Joes Organic Jasmine Rice

1 packet of Trader Joes Organic Quinoa

Red Onion (not pictured–& as much as you want)

Trader Joes Chicken Samosas (not pictured)

Trader Joes Pre-Cooked Turkey Meatballs

1 Lemon

1 Teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil drizzled at the end


So I figured out that I didn’t really enjoy the meatballs as much with this as I thought I would. This is your personal preference. I found Trader Joes’ Chicken Samosas to go best with it. I also recommend you be careful with the Harissa (IT’S HOT!!!!!) A little red onion gives it a nice kick as well.


…..Let me know what you think 🙂