Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Off to the Races


Kentucky Derby is around the corner, and for many of us fashionistas it's an exciting fancy hat spectacle! Celebrities and horse-racing fanatics show up in over-the-top hats and outfits. In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we have styled two outfits for your inspiration! Hope you enjoy!

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Friday, April 25, 2014

FFF: Blackberry Banana Roll Ups!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I had a great run today! I am finally getting used to these hills and my heel is starting to get better. I've been icing it everyday and elevating it when I can. Fueling back up after a run is important! The foods you fuel it with should be clean and beneficial for the recovery process!
Here is one of my favorite post workout snacks!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
All you need is...
*1 medium banana, *1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter, *fresh blackberries, *1 wholegrain 90 calorie flatbread. If you don't have flatbreads, use a tortilla! You can switch the fruit up too. Cherries, strawberries and raspberries all work great!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Spread the almond butter evenly onto the flatbread.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Place the bananas and the blackberries towards the end of the wrap.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Roll the wrap tightly around the banana and the blackberries.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Flip the wrap over so the edges are on the bottom before cutting.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Cut the wrap into six roll ups!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I like to make these before my run and put them in the refrigerator. They are delicious cold!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Not only is this a great post or pre workout fuel, it's a great breakfast or snack!

What is your favorite post workout snack?

Make sure to check out SimplyTaralynn.com for more awesome-ness!


Style Council: My Online Dating Experience - Pt. 2

by Amy C.

For those of you who don't remember me, or never heard of me before, read Pt.1 of my dating adventures.


So I've only been online dating for a little over a month now, but I feel like in that month I really gained a lot of experience in the world of online dating. So naturally I thought I would share some quick tips I've picked up just in case any readers have been inspired by my dating adventures.

So here are some quick do's and don'ts of online dating.

DO
Be open to the possibility of finding love. If you don't go in with a positive mind set you are setting yourself up to fail.

DON'T
Don't say yes to everyone. Going through 1st date after 1st date gets tiring and discouraging quick. Make sure you're at least a little bit attracted to him on paper before meeting in person.

DO
Keep in contact with all potential suitors. Just because he hasn't asked you out immediately doesn't mean he won't in the near future.

DON'T
Don't assume your his first choice. This is online dating after all and the probability that he has another date lined up in the near future is high, just as the potential that you have another date soon should be high as well.

DO
Continue to look around and date even if you think you found a great guy. You never know who you might meet and unless you're at that part of the relationship where you talk about being exclusive keep the search going. Why not right ;)

Now obviously every situation is different so don't quote me on anything! Just remember to have fun, keep an open mind, and be smart and safe about information you give out online.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Nail Files by Yaya: Easter Gift Idea

This Easter Sunday I'll be hanging out with friends for our annual "adult egg hunt". I hate showing up to someone's house without a hosting gift. After much thought I decided to give them something I really love; nail polish! To make it fit the occasion I decided to gift them inside a plastic egg. Here's my creation, but you can alter it to fit your style.

Supplies you'll need:
  • Nail polish or any small gift
  • Plastic eggs large enough to hold your gift
  • Clear plastic treat bags
  • Crafting paper
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Stapler or tape
  • Stuffing
  • Any type of decor or labels

Step 1: Insert gift in the egg.



Step 2: Place stuffing and egg inside the plastic bag.


Step 3: Cut crafting paper to the width of the plastic bag by 4 or 5 inches, depending on how large you want your "label" to be. Then fold right down the middle.  Mine is 5 x 5 inches. 


Step 4: Staple "Label" to the top of  bag to seal the package


Step 5: Decorate








FFF: Bourbon Chicken!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I had no idea what to make for dinner on Monday.  I wanted something light, fresh, and tasty! We were running low on groceries and I didn't feel like going to the grocery store. I took out the frozen chicken breast and grabbed a couple sweet potatoes. I saw the bag of lettuce in the back of the fridge and I decided to use that up as well.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A couple weeks ago, I made bourbon chicken drummies and they were delicious! I used the same marinades for the chicken breast and they tasted just as great.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Season the chicken breast with the brown sugar bourbon seasoning. Add the chicken breast to a mixing bowl. Pour sweet bourbon over the chicken  (about 1/3 cup) and give them a five minute massage. Add another layer of brown sugar bourbon seasoning.
Let the chicken marinate for 2+ hours.(for best flavor)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the chicken to a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Cut the chicken to make sure its done! I placed mine back in the refrigerator because I don't like hot food on fresh salads. It wilts the lettuce and makes me sad :(
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
White the chicken was cooling off in the refrigerator, I baked a couple sweet potatoes in the oven with bourbon seasoning on top!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Top the chicken on a plate with fresh spring mix salad (or whatever lettuce you prefer) raw almonds, fried onion crisp, and a raspberry vinaigrette.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
What is your favorite restaurant salad? I'll try to make a healthy version!
Make sure you are following Taralynn on her new site simplytaralynn.com and on Instagram.com/taralynnmcnitt!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Trendspotting: Coachella Recap

Weekend one of Coachella was jam packed with great energy and our Windsor team was there to document it all! From the great music festival fashion trends and the unforgettable performances. Here's a quick recap of it all.

TRENDING ACCESSORIES:




  • Bindi



  • Metallic Tattoos



TRENDING SHOES:










TRENDING APPAREL






















FAVORITE ART INSTALLATIONS:





HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCES

Pharell and Gwen Stefani
Calvin Harris

Ellie Goulding

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
David Hasselholf

Aaron Paul

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...