Getting my Style On and Raw Coconut Dream Bars

Hi Everyone!

Ahhhhh Sunday, how I love you – wake up leisurely, have breakfast leisurely and then whatever activities make you happy!  I had a lunch meeting this afternoon which was great, and that makes me happy :)
Like I advertised on Facebook and Twitter, I had my own personal stylist yesterday – my sister!

I wanted a new “business” kind of look and she needed to style someone for an upcoming project (she is currently back in school following her fashion dream!) so out to the mall we went.  Well first we stopped at wholefoods to have some lunch and then we hit the mall! 

Something young, but something business was difficult for me because I am not the one to wear frumpy clothes.  So she put together this little number.  I am in love with blazers right now and usually rock them with jeans, but never a skirt like this!

(s0rry its a tad blurry – iphone picks taken quickly, as you are not allowed to snap shots in stores!)


Cute, right? 

I have said this a few times, but my sister has an amazing shoe blog if you are interested in fashion and shoes – check it out!

After our lovely styling session and bad photo opts, we headed to starbucks (what we do best) and sipped americanos while we chatted.  We chatted a lot about my Ann appointment I had last week.  There is no better listener and “non judger” as your sister!




I whipped up these amazing raw bars that taste of caramel!  They are beyond delicious and so easy to make.  These are going to be our watch a movie snack tonight ;) 

My sister used to make these bars, or very similar bars to this when she had gone all raw for a detox she was doing.  Ahhhhh MAZING Bars!

Coconut Dream Bars:



1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 cup raisins or dates


1 cup shredded coconut
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp agave nectar
raw cocoa nibs or dark chocolate (optional)


1. Place the pecans and raisins or dates in a food processor and process into a sticky meal.
2. Pour crust into a glass baking dish (I used an 8×8 dish) – Pack down into a thin crust
3. Place all other filling ingredients into the food processor
4. Pour filling on crust and level out. Sprinkle with chocolate if desired.
5. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes and cut into squares.




Have you ever had a stylist?  Would it be something you would love to have? 


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18 Responses to “Getting my Style On and Raw Coconut Dream Bars”

  1. Lauren519 January 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Cute outfit! These bars sound yummy! Thanks for the recipe~!


  2. JustAudrey January 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    oh my gosh. Those bars look a-maz-ing! I've got to make those soon–caramel flavored is a winner in my book.

    I love your outfit and your attitude in the pic. Sister outings are so fun!


  3. Ameena January 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    You look amazing! Can I have your hair please?? I have never had a stylist but I may just hire your sister now. :)


  4. nikki_w January 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    I love the skirt! You look adorable. I'm excited about the bars, going to try them tomorrow. I love the flavor combo and have all the ingredients here :). Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  5. Dairy Free Betty January 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    OMG those look amazing!! (And so do you of course) I would die to have a personal stylist!! I wear hoodies all the time, because I have no idea what else I look good in… Maybe when I come to Van, we'll have to take your sister out on our date ;)

    Must try these bars ASAP!!

    Ciao bella – and you look fabulous!


  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 18, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    It's too amazing that you just posted these bars…I am posting some thing super similar tomorrow. The post has been pre written for a couple days, i just havent pushed publish yet LOL….yours look great, easy, and yummy!

    Ok and you are totalllllllly rockin the hottie biz woman look there. Va va vooooom! LOVE IT!!!


  7. Natasha January 18, 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Those bars look delish! And you look awesome! I love the sleeves on that blazer.

    You have one talented family there! I've been following soleinthecity too!


  8. Jenna@ Health and Happiness January 18, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    You look so professional in your outfit! Too cute! I have never cooked with coconut oil and I believe this recipe will definitely be a great way to test it out! They look so yummy!


  9. Heather @ Where's the Beach January 18, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Oh how fun would it be to have a personal stylist! And thanks for the link to your sister's shoe blog too! Way to feed addictions LOL


  10. thetwentyfifthyear January 18, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    Kris I am loving this look on you! I, too, enjoy rockin' out a blazer with jeans – I just bought a boyfriend blazer the other day and wore it to out to dinner – it was sharp! Now I gotta try it with a pencil skirt a la you!!


  11. theemptynutjar January 18, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Girl – you look so pretty ….and happy …wow!
    The recipe looks great…send some of your kitchen gadgets my way, and I could get baking :)


  12. Kristie January 18, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    I've definitely never had a stylist before – but you look super cute in that business outfit so it looks like your sister knows what she's doing ;)


  13. January 18, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    those coconut bars look so good! i have to try and make them…….


  14. helloveggie January 18, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    You look super cute! I just got a blazer that I love the other day, they're great to add on to an outfit. Those coconut bars look fabulous! Thanks


  15. Shelley January 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    aw your sister is sweet for helpin you out! cute outfit :) that recipe sounds deliciouss


  16. Jholistics January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    that looks DELICIOUS! thank you for sharing a healthy and yummy recipe :)


  17. eatingRD January 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    oooh, yum! These look great. I'll have to try them since I'm crazy for dates (the fruit kind) :) I would love a stylist!



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