Monday, April 7, 2014

Moved to Wordpress

Hello All,
If you haven't noticed by now, I have moved my blog one to wordpress so my google friend connect will not work any more. You  can follow me on bloglovin or subscribe to through Wordpress. The old bloglovin' won't be updated any longer so if you current follow through bloglovin' please click the link above or the button below to continue to follow along.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Asparagus with an Orange vinaigrette

I haven't posted a recipe in the longest time (I'm sorry), so this past weekend I lived in the kitchen to  bring you not one, not two but three Spring inspired recipes! I also have a very very special video series that I'm adding to blog and these three recipes will be the first video I'll be posting (stay tuned for that by the end of this week). 
I also want to mention that I'm in the process of changing blog platforms (pray for me) so please be on the look out for the new and improved Fashion According to the Menu powered by Wordpress.

Ok now for this delectable recipe. I have actually been in search for recipes that I could add to my list of spring inspired dishes and this dish made it to the top of my list. It's a very simple recipe but it was delicious and I love the fresh citrus flavor. All of the recipes that I will be sharing this week share that common citrus/fruit theme. I hope you all try this recipe and please be sure to let me know how it came out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


So a few weeks ago on Oscars Sunday, I was delighted to attend a fabulous event host by Makeda of and Lara of This event was an intimate gathering for some of DC's most fabulous bloggers, where we were introduced to so many amazing products that celebrities use when they want to look red carpet-ready. Here are a few photos that were taken that night and also  an amazing list of products from our gift bags.
Our beautiful hostesses: Makeda of Glamazon Diaries and Lara of Pretty Connected 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Colorful Stripes

Even though this weather doesn't want to cooperate with the season, I decided to rebel and pull out my spring inspired attire. I am so in love with this cobalt blazer. Come to think about it, lately, I've just been in love with cobalt pieces in general. I got these fabulous shoes from Aldo (You can see what I'm talking about on my instagram) in this beautiful hue and I can not wait to style them. 
What are you all doing to rebel against this forever-winter weather? 

Monday, March 17, 2014


"And when I'm standing in this mirror after all these years, what I'm viewing is a little different, from what your eyes show you. I guess I didn't see myself before you."

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maroon and blush

It seems as though my prayers were answered this weekend, the weather was at Antarctica for the first time in weeks. I was able to get out and about. Went to the gilt City warehouse sale and grabbed a fabulous brunch with some new friends. Can I tell you how much I'm ready for spring. 
Because of the milder temps this weekend, I gave a nod to my old friend spring by rocking this blush and maroon tone outfit. I stock with the color pallet with my vintage fur and new Brian Atwood heels. I felt extra feminine and flirty in this outfit. 
Can I say again how much I am looking forward to warm weather on a regular basis?? Well only a few more weeks (le sigh)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Best of F/W 2014

Giambattista Valli
Hello Fashion menu-istas. Just a quick post here showing some of my favorite looks from some of the F/W 2014 runway show. I wasn't able to check out the show in person this season but was definitely checking them out at home. 
This seasons collections were full of rich colors and tons of texture. I tried to pick out a few of my favorites but would love to hear what you liked from the F/W 2014 collection.
Check my collections after the jump.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Peter and sparkles

Hello Beautiful people!!!!
The weather here on the east coast is brutal and this snow is really cramping my style. I nearly froze solid taking these picture. I'm trying hard to be winter appropriate but I can't help but to long for the warmer spring months. The bright aqua colors remind me of the tropics, which would be amazing to be in right now.
I was able to style another piece from my peter pilotto for Target collection. This is actually a dress which I am wearing as a top.
I hope you are all staying warm if you're dealing with the snow and if you are somewhere warm, I hate you. jk

Monday, February 24, 2014


"Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth."

The concept of regrowth and rejuvenation is one that has been swirling around my head for the past few months. 

This past weekend my car was broken into and some douche bag stole my camera (yes the brand new camera I got only one month ago). Initially, I was so upset and flabbergasted by this wondering "why does dumb shit like this keep happening to me?", but then I realized (after sulking for the whole weekend) that there are way worst thing that could happen to me. Last year this time, I had just come out the hospital after spending a month there for a ruptured appendix. Everyday above ground is truly a blessing and I really want to live my life remembering that no matter what happens to me. I will get my car fixed and get another camera but there is no other me and it could have been much worst. 

I don't really know why these things happen and I'm sure all of you have situations that make you wonder "why me?" but you must have rain to see a rainbow and you must go through winter to get to spring. This is only a minor set back (for you and for me). I am ready for my rebirth. 

Speaking of rebirth and spring, we had some amazing spring- like weather this weekend and I just had to take advantage. I wore this great floral print slip dress and lightweight trench to grab some brunch at Shaw's tavern with some of DC's fabulous bloggers. 

I'm really trying to give more meaningful content when I put up my blog post and I hope you all can appreciate it. Let me know what you think.

Monday, February 17, 2014


"No matter how you feel …. Get up. Dress up. Show up. And never give up." My sentiments exactly. We are now in the third week of February and I'm currently evaluating my goals and resolutions. I have been doing good but I can always do better. So today, I'm leaving you with this outfit post and the encouragement to keep on keeping' on and if you've strayed from your path, its never too late to get back on track. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Floral

 Hello all!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing after a long week. I was able to check out target yesterday for the Peter Pilotto collection and grabbed a few things including this top. It was pretty cold out so I layered a vintage dress under it and I love the unexpected print combination.
Besides this top, I got a couple other pieces that I can't wait to style. What were you able to snag from the collection, I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Hello All!! I was really hesitant to put these pictures up because they are all little more sexy than I usually dress but I guess I'm in a sexy mood this week because of the upcoming holiday and wanted to take a walk on the wild side. We were very fortunate last week to have a bit warmer weather than we have grown accustomed to so I decide to put this  outfit together to give some more inspiration for a V-day look. This look is sexy but not in a raunchy way. The sophistication factor is still there and though I show a lot of leg (I have high waisted shorts on as well), the rest of my body is pretty covered up. I actually got the top in the mens section of the thrift store so that it would be a bit oversized and cover my lady bits.

 I actually got the inspiration to put this outfit together by looking at some of the 2014 S/S designer collections. Speaking of collections, NYFW week starts tomorrow and though I  won't be there this season I will definitely be checking out the shows and even share some of my favorites looks. 
Please let me know what you this of this look and what you plan on wearing for Valentines day. As always , you can check out more great content on my Instagram @according2trish

Monday, February 3, 2014

Black, white and sparkles

Happy Monday! Today's look is my inspiration for a valentines day outfit. It's sweet yet interesting enough to wear for a romantic night of dinner and dancing. This week, my outfits will provide a little V-day inspiration. I'll also be featuring some yummy treat to try, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

According to the Menu: Doubles

Hello again hungry fashionista, today I come to you with a fantastic recipe for a Trinidadian classic, Doubles. As you should already know, I have West indian roots (Barbados, Haiti and Cuba) and I am certainly not stranger to Caribbean cuisine, that's why last week when I was in New York and my friend, Kayla, asked us if we wanted to go to the local Trinidadian restaurant, I was more than happy to say yes. There was so much wonderful Caribbean cuisine to choose from, like Roti and  bake and shark but I decided to get Doubles because they are such a great portable meal. After my first bite I was instantly hooked. I was craving Doubles for the next two days after that but unfortunately I never got to go back to that Trinidadian restaurant before heading home. So I decided to make my own. I found this recipe while scouring the internet and they came out beautifully. Check out below for my step by step instructions on what I did to make these delectable little treats.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Business Casual

Happy Monday all. As a licensed real estate agent by day, I am expected to be very business appropriate but the fashionista in me has a hard time confirming so I always try to spice up the traditional business wear. This is a business casual look that I would wear to show houses or for a business lunch. Thanks for stopping by and to see more great content check me out on instagram @according2trish

Friday, January 24, 2014

Polar Vortex

Here on the East Coast, it seems as though mother nature is really starting to get the hang of this winter thing. The other day we had a bit of a snow storm which made our three day weekend, into a five day weekend. I am not one to let a little snow hinder my style so I threw on my fabulous fur coat and took that storm head on. I do have to admit that my ankles almost felt frost bitten but I guess thats the price you have to pay for fashion.
Check out more fun content on my instagram @according2trish.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Maple-Mustard Salmon

Hello my hungry fashionistas!! I'm coming to you today with a quick and yummy recipe. This recipe is great for an easy weeknight dinner and the flavors are something everyone can appreciate. If you do decide to try this recipe, let me know how it comes out. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Stripes and leopard print

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone. I hope you had a great weekend!!! I spent my weekend in the New York to celebrate on of my good friend's bday. It was a very fun girls weekend and it's always great to be in the city. I fall in love more and more every time I'm there and it makes my upcoming move this summer that much more exciting. 
I wore this outfit on saturday as my friends and I walked the streets of downtown Brooklyn. The weather wasn't super cold but the wind nearly frost bit my ears so I wore my scarf over my head to protect them. What do you think of my little head wrap situation? 
Leave comments below and don't forget to follow along on instagram @according2trish

Friday, January 17, 2014

Midi Skirt

There is nothing like a midi skirt to make you instantly glam and lady like. I love this circle midi skirt that I got from H&M last year. The last time I wore it. I went completely lady like, this time I want to add a bit of edge with the open back crop "top" and the leather pumps. The "top" is actually a cardigan that I wore backwards. I love to repurpose pieces and make them function differently for an outfit. What do you all do to refresh your wardrobe (besides shopping because we ALL do that  lol)?
Let me know in the comments below and check out more content on my instagram @according2trish.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vision Board Brunch

This past weekend I hosted a vision board brunch at my apartment and invited some amazing ladies to brunch and make their own personal vision boards.
We had a wonderful time eating and putting our aspirations onto paper. I made a few yummy dishes and I figured I'd post recipes since the ladies enjoyed the dishes so much. The recipes are for Cinnamon Sugar donut muffins , Spinach and Ham Quiche, Sausage Pancake bites and orange sorbet mimosa .

Monday, January 13, 2014


Hey beautiful people!! I'm so happy to able to bring you a new outfit post after my hiatus. I have a new camera now and it takes amazing photo. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it well , so my pictures should continue to get better and better.
This outfit reminds me so much of the seventies. From the light blue trousers to the lace bustier and fur collard coat, I kind of fell like I was in a Shaft movie. Though it is reminiscent of that era, I believe I was still able to make look modern. I love trying different styles and mixing modern with vintage, but you probably already know this.
 Any who, it feels great to be able share a new outfit with you all and I hope that you will return because I have some great things in store. 

Monday, January 6, 2014


Hello my hungry fashionistas, Happy New Year! Thanks for joining me in the New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful NYE and are ready to get the year started off right. I am so excited to share this year with all of you and I can't wait to share with you some of the new and exciting things that will be happening hear on Fashion According to the Menu.
Today I just want to share my digital fashion/mood board for 2014. These are just some ideas and visions that I have for the blog and my style for this year. Recently I have been really into vision boards. I've done a lot of research about them and I think that they are a great way to have a reminder of what you want for your life and give you motivation to achieve it. I'm even having a vision board party. Click here if your in the DMV and would like to attend.
Well with out further adieu, here is my vision board for Fashion According to the Menu in 2014.