Friday, May 30, 2014

The Nail Files by Yaya: Glitter Feathers

Drawing feathers on your nails can be tricky if you second guess yourself. You don't need to worry about messing up something so simple. Anything can be easily fixed just by thinking creatively. You will see the white side of the feather isn't so perfect so I added glitter to ease the mess I created. Items I used to create this look are: base coat, light shade of pink polish, black polish, white polish, glitter polish and top coat. My black, white and glitter polishes come with a stripper brush.


Step 1: Base coat 
Step 2: Base color
Step 3: Draw a line using a stripper
Step 4: Draw smaller lines connecting to the center line
Step 5: Repeat on opposite side 
Step 6 (optional): Add glitter
Step 7: Apply top coat


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summertime Crops: From Day to Night


Go from day to night in a crop top! There are so many ways to wear the crop top. For a casual look you can always go for a pair of boyfriend jeans or shorts (as in the Day look above) or even a flowy maxi skirt. Dress it up by pairing your crop top with a high waist pencil skirt or even a pair of dark wash high waist jeans for a sexy date night look. 


Friday, May 23, 2014

FFF: Cheesy Taco Mexican Spaghetti Squash

  

It’s time for me to start posting more recipes. I get caught up in dining out, taking the easy way out for dinner, and forgetting that I do in fact have a food blog. Its my job to fulfill that! Charlotte is filled with tons of great restaurants and I want to try as many as I can.
Monday afternoon I made a healthy cheesy Mexican taco spaghetti squash dish. It was phenomenal and super healthy. It was packed with fiber and protein. This recipe made so much! The leftovers were even better! I stuffed my omelet with the spaghetti squash for dinner on Monday night. I will probably add the cold leftovers on shredded lettuce for lunch today. There are so many ways to eat this dish. Another great part of this recipe is the fact that it only took about 30 minutes to make.
All you need is…
*2 Large green bell peppers, sliced, *1 large red pepper, sliced, *1 large vidalia onion, sliced, *2 jalapeños seeded and diced, *1 tbsp olive oil, *1 packet low sodium taco seasoning, *1 1/2 lbs ground turkey, *1 large spaghetti squash, *1 can corn, *1 can low sodium black beans, *1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, *2 cups Mexican cheese.
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Add onions, jalapeños, and peppers to a frying pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook them up for about 7 minutes. Once they are slightly brown, add in the ground turkey burger and cook on medium until turkey is fully cooked.
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While the turkey and vegetables are cooking, prepare the spaghetti squash. I took the easy way out and did the microwave method. It saves about 45 minutes. Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds. Slice the halves until you have four slices. Spray the slices with cookies spray and place them in the microwave. Cooke for about 10 minutes. Each microwave is difference and it all depends on the size of your squash. After the squash is cooked, scrape it into a bowl.
In a strainer, drain the corn, tomatoes, and black beans.
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Add spaghetti squash, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, onions, and turkey to a mixing bowl. I miss calculated and had an over flow. It’s better to start with a larger bowl.
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Add the packet of taco seasoning.
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I had to move all of the ingredients into a large bowl to do the mixing.
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I served the spaghetti squash with plain chobani yogurt, avocado slices and cheese!
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This recipes makes 13 servings. 
2 Cups per serving: 250 calories, 29 g carbs, 5 g fat, 26 g protein, 7 g fiber, 7 g sugar
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*This is a repost from simplytaralynn.com

Style Council: The Perks of the Harem Pant

By: Angela Johnson

A lot of women these days have the misconception that they cannot pull of this amazing Harem pants trend. To those ladies I would say “you’re wrong!”. I will show you 3 ways that any woman of any shape, size, or style will be able to wear Harem pants. First let me start by saying that I love Harem pants. I know it feels to a lot of ladies like “been there, done that” but this is a trend that was due for a comeback. They are great for adding curves when needed, hiding what need to hide, and extenuating the waist. Printed harem pants with solid tops are the best for balancing your body shape. 

Here are some ideas on how to wear your harem pants:


For a casual look you can rock a pair of black or white harem pants, a simple tee - tied in a knot, and some converse sneakers with simple accessories as seen on Kendall Jenner below.


Or you can dress up your look by going for a shiny harem pant in satin or pleather (high waisted is best to show off your waist and give you curves), a nice button down, gold accessories, and pointed toe heels like Rihanna in the image above.

Harem pants can work for any shape size or style and when in doubt you can look to celebs for ideas on how to wear your next pair.


Here are a few Windsor ways of wearing Harem pants:

Tropical Fever: 3 Ways to Wear Tropical Print


Summer is the season we all love to wait for! Well maybe not all of us, but it's definitely a great season to take a vacation! Whether you're going to Bali or Jamaica, or even if you're just taking a staycation, add a tropical touch to your look, with vibrant floral prints, and tropical motifs! 






Thursday, May 22, 2014

Get the Kim K Look, for a lot less!


Photo Credit: People Style Watch

We loved Kim Kardashian's look so much, that we had to recreate it! She wore this super sexy and sleek Wes Gordon dress to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation event in Los Angeles on April 10, 2014. What we love about this dress is that it's slimming, but it highlights all your best assets, especially your curves! Get her stunning look without breaking your bank!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Where are you going?

Get this skirt in the following colors:
 White // Black // Mint // Hot Pink

Get the Look:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 (top) 
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1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Get the Look:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 (top)

Get the Look:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 (top)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Windsor x Race for the Cure® 5K Walk in Chicago, IL

Our District 5 team participated in the Race for the Cure, Chicago this Saturday May 11, 2014. They raised just over $1300! Great job team, we're so proud of you!

Here are images from the day of, enjoy!




















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