Monthly Archives: October 2016

How to be stylish even in cool weather

So in my part of Western Canada , Edmonton, Alberta, the snow flies as early as October like it did last night!! β„οΈπŸ˜±

However that doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish! Β Take advantage of the rich colours and forgiving layers and have fun!

Here are my favorite things that are my go-tos for cooler weather dressing

1. Capes

Truly one of my fave things to wear in the cooler weather! It’s literally like wrapping a blanket around you!

Capes can be thrifted on purchased online for a great price!!

2. Leggings or tights.

I love how leggings and tights are both flattering and warm and I prefer them over jeans for keeping warm! They come in so many colors and patterns and they look great with sweaters, dresses and tunics!

 

3. Knee high boots or over the knee boots!

Both Β are equally cute and add such style to any outfit! I love how there is so many choices out there!

3. Blanket Scarves

There is nothing like a great blanket scarf, it not only keeps you cozy but the vibrant colours draw attention to your face and you can experiment with bolder makeup and lip colours!

4. Bold lipstick

I love how in the fall that you can rock a deep red or crimson lip and it looks so rich and beautiful πŸ’‹πŸ’„

5. Knit skirts

Paired with tights, leggings and boots I love the look of a figure hugging knit skirt, they look great!

 

So there you have it! Β You can still look cute in cooler weather! And remember you’ll look amazing in the warm light of a cozy fireplace!! πŸ™ŒπŸ‚πŸπŸ”₯

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Special feature-Dear Skarlett Boutique

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To say I was thrilled to be contacted by Krista from Dear Skarlett Boutique is an understatement! Β I love supporting local businesses in Edmonton (YEG) and when she told me about the monthly lady box subscription I was excited!! Β It’s a matter of filling out a simple survey and for a monthly subscription cost you get a box of goodies hand picked for you!

click on this link for more details:

http://www.ladybox.ca

I wanted to share all the great items I got in my lady box!!

When I opened it I was so excite!!

Firstly, let’s talk about this adorable floral romper! It fit just perfect! Β I love that it has a little snap at the top so it didn’t show off too much cleavage!!πŸ˜‚ It would not only be cute for summer but I “winterized” it by adding black tights and a cardigan

Next up this gorgeous lacy pleated tunic blouse!! I got so many compliments when I wore it!!

And I have to rave about these ripped jeans!!!! πŸ™Œ I am always a bit self conscience about my ample thighs and butt however, these jeans fit like a glove!!! They have a perfect stretch, ripped in the right places and also are a mid-rise to avoid the dreaded muffin top!! Love them!!

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Love these jeans!!!!! 😍

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Lastly these pretty panties!! Sorry no modelling shot! πŸ˜‚ They are super lacy but have a nice cotton panel in the front for extra comfort from the lacy fabric! They fit perfect!

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I was really impressed with the quality and fit of all the items I received in my lady box! It was also a great value for the price based on if you were to purchase each item separately!!

Be sure to check out Krista’s Instagram page and website!!

http://www.dearskarlettboutique.com

http://www.instagram.com/dearskarlettboutique

 

Healthy Spaghetti Squash Low Carb Lasagna

I thought i’d post something a bit different today. I’m always inspired Β to cook in the fall. One of my favorites is spaghetti squash lasagna. Because I have celiac disease this is perfect and I have to say my family prefers it. You can’t beat the nutty flavour of spaghetti squash plus it’s low carb!

Ingredients

Large spaghetti squash

ground meat of your choice ( I use turkey)

olive oil

-jarred pasta sauce

-1/2 cloves of garlic

-one small onion

-cottage cheese

-shredded cheese

-frozen spinach

Spaghetti squash takes time to cook. Most recipes suggest cutting in in half first and cooking the halves face down in a shallow pan with water. I don’t even bother with that, I poke holes in the squash and bake whole for an hour in a 400 degree oven. I cut it open after its cooked. Once fully cooked scraping the squash out with a fork and removing seeds is super easy!

The next step is to cook the onions and garlic in a bit of olive oil. I then add the ground turkey until fully cooked and add the jar of pasta sauce and simmer on medium heat.

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While the meat is cooking I prepare the spinach and cheese filling. I buy the frozen spinach that comes in cubes and I thaw about 4-5 in a bowl in the microwave and add the cottage cheese and shredded cheese in a bowl and set aside.

The rest is pretty easy. I grease the bottom of the dish, spread a bit of sauce on the bottom and alternate layers with the spaghetti squash, meat sauce and cheese and spinach mixture and top it off with squash and sauce and top with shredded cheese.

Lastly just bake covered with foil at 375 c for 15 minutes and then cook uncovered for another 15 minutes and voila! Let cool before slicing.

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note: because the squash has lots of moisture, you may have to drain some of the water out of the bottom.

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Enjoy!!πŸ‚πŸπŸŒ»