March 27, 2015

That Whole Registry Thing

How to do a Wedding Registry | Organized Wedding Planning Tips | Luci's Morsels :: Los Angeles Lifestyle Blogger
I haven't shared much about wedding planning here on the blog. Wedding planning isn't a dream come true for me, so I don't get much excitement out of sharing every single details. There are a few aspects I'm totally loving, however. I'm having a great time with my collaboration with The Container Store (there are a few things I'm dying to get off of our registry), and I have gotten really excited about my dress and shoes (no surprise), the cake (another no-brainer), and being together with so much family and our friends! I love sharing snippets of those fun parts on the blog on Instagram, but I also want to share my tips for getting through this process whether wedding planning is your favorite or least favorite activity. While signing up for a bunch of things that you want sounds fun, creating your registry can actually be an overwhelming process. Our various registries have taken us anywhere from two to five hours, so it's been important to have a plan...

March 26, 2015

Faux LBD

Faux LBD | How to Fake a Little Black Dress w. Leather Midi Skirt | Luci's Morsels :: LA Fashion Blog
There are certain closet staple pieces that every woman should own. Probably the first one that comes to mind is a little black dress (LBD). It's the dress that always makes you look good. The piece that you can wear to a dinner date, to an important work meeting, and to basically anywhere that may - or may not - require it. It is the quintessential wardrobe workhorse and must-have. While I can obviously go on and on about the wonders of an LBD, I don't actually have one. I do own a black shift. I wore it back in the early days of the blog here (dark hair warning!). It's a great, comfortable dress but not exactly chic and slimming. So when an occasion calls for an LBD, I have to fake it like I've done here...

March 25, 2015

Perfectly Roasted Brussel Sprouts

How to Make Delicious Roasted Brussel Sprouts without the Bitter Flavor | @lucismorsels
Brussel Sprouts might be the last vegetable I needed to learn to like. I've enjoyed them a handful (maybe two) times in the last five years, but every other time, I was pretty sure I was being poisoned by the chef and couldn't for the life of me figure out why I liked it those few times. The mystery was debunked for me in a recent cooking class. The bitterness, or poison, is located in the stem of those green things, so if you remove the stem (or at least a good amount of it - see below), the disgusting flavor disappears! And now I'm a total brussel sprout lover!