BIRTHDAY BOTANCIAL GARDEN OOTD

To begin my birthday celebration, I joined my dad for breakfast at Ted's Bulletin at the Mosaic District. I chose the french toast with sides of hash brown and eggs, which was amazing! It was my first time eating here and can't wait to go back to try more of their food! They play classic television shows like I Love Lucy and old-fashioned songs which gives the place a timeless feel. After breakfast we headed to D.C to visit the US Botanical Garden!

Denim coat: Zara | Jeans: Nordstrom | Necklace: Chloe + Isabel | Shoes: Charming Charlie | Sunnies: Tom Ford

SPRING FLING

Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Chloe+ Isabel 

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 | Bag: Neiman Marcus Last Call | Sunnies: Tom Ford

I've been loving this convertible necklace from Chloe + Isabel! You can wear all three or separately! 

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 with 25% off until May 1st using the code: FFSPRING16 

Hope you have a great week!

Helena

ZARA SPRING HAUL

As Spring is approaching, I decided to spruce up my spring wardrobe with some new pieces. I first went to Zara to search for these new pieces and they are having a great sale! Most of the items I ordered are still available but sizes are running out!
Suede Kimono with fringe detail Link to Item
I fell in love with this kimono the moment I felt the suede, its so soft, comfortable and a bit heavy which is a great transitional piece. 
Denim Trench CoatLink here
A-Line top Find it here!
Love this top but it does run small so I'll be selling it on my depop page @helenatewolde
Red Striped T-shirt(Sold Out)
Asymmetric T-shirt Available here
 Helena  

SATURDAYS AT THE FARMERS MARKET

I headed to the farmers market yesterday to pick up some flowers, fruit and walk around and see the fresh produce being sold. It was a beautiful morning and everyone there was so nice and helpful, I will definitely go back next Saturday!                                             
                                                                               




















Helena

NEW YORK: DAY 1




Early on Wednesday morning my family and I made the 4 hour drive to New York City for 2 days during our Spring break! On this day we went to Manhattan and walked through the Financial District, SoHo and went on the Staten Island Ferry where we got a beautiful sunset view of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty. 













                                 
                                                                                    ♥Helena

In the City




It's the first day of my spring break and I started it off with a good old fashion shopping day. Its still cold here on the east coast but hoping for some warmer weather before break ends! Its hard to pick out what to wear when the weather starts changing and become stuck on wearing a light outfit but then have to hold a coat in case it gets too cold!So today I initially went for black tee with gold detailing, a leather jacket and jeans but then threw on my coat because it was a lot colder than I expected!

I actually bought this scarf while shopping to keep me warm! 






Shirt:Forever 21 | Leather Jacket:H&M | Coat: Forever 21 | Jeans: Calvin Klein | Scarf: H&M | Bag: Nordstrom | Shoes: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Latte: Killer E.S.P in Old Town Alexandria :) 
                           

                                                                                                   Helena
                                           

Vegan Brownies





Good morning! My sister and I tried out this vegan brownie recipe as we are both going vegan for a while. Its healthier than the regular brownie and just as easy to make. You can add any type of nuts, coconut shreds or pair with your favorite fruit, in this recipe we used walnuts. 
Recipe:
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup cane sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened 100% cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
handful of walnuts
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.








                                                                            Hope you try it out!
                                                                                   ♥Helena

Favorite Spring Nail Polishes

These are the shades I've been loving during this spring season. I've been going for pinks and I'm also loving the look of a fresh coat of white polish. 

Peach, Coral/Pink, Heatwave, Soulmate, Pink Rose, Easy Going and Savage




                                                                            Have a great long weekend!
                                                                                         ❤Helena

Spring Essentials


Here are some of the things I've been loving this season and found myself wearing the most. These are all easy to style with a pair of jeans or leggings as it isn't warm enough yet to be wearing skirts and shorts. I clearly do too much shopping at H&M!
Leather Vest: H&M
Sweater: H&M
Jeans Jacket:H&M
Yellow Shirt: Zara
Black T-shirt: Forever 21
Printed Jacket: (Full post on it)
Floral: Kimono: Forever 21
Denim Shirt: H&M

                                                                        Enjoy your weekend!
                                                                               ❤Helena


Spring in DC

My family and I took a drive to Washington DC to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was a gorgeous day with the sun out and flowers blossoming. It is definitely feeling like spring out!



Georgetown Cupcakes




Sunglasses: Detour- Zoella Limited Edition

Scarf: H&M (old)
Denim Jacket: H&M
Shirt: Love Culture
Pants: Forever 21
Necklace: Brandy Melville 





                                                                                   ❤Helena

Leaves & Paisley

H&M








This jacket is from H&M. I absolutely love the patterns and its quite unique and different. The piece has a leaf pattern with a paisley pattern on the arms which matches the inside of the jacket. The cuffs and the waist band have a stretch material on them, which makes it more comfortable. Its a great lightweight piece, easy to style and is perfect for the spring season!

❤Helena



Leather and Flannels

Spring is here and this is hopefully the end to snow. Here are the last looks of winter season These looks include the same pieces but shows how a simple outfit can be transformed to street style and a sophisticated look. 

Leather Jacket: H&M
Sweater: Nordstrom
Flannel: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: DSW
Necklace: Forever 21








             
                                                  Have a wonderful weekend!                                            

                                                                 ❤ Helena