1:00 | April 9, 2015

T-SHIRT DRESS

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The t-shirt dress. I am all about it. They are so versatile and look cute pretty much no matter what. I picked up this oversized t-shirt dress at Oak + Fort in Vancouver. The main thing I like about it is how many different ways it can be styled. The options are limitless! I will probably do another post on this one soon showing you guys how you can style a baggy t-shirt dress more than one way. 🙂

Also…. hello 90’s!!! The chocker is back and I am stoked about it. There is something so hot about them. I don’t even know what it is but I am into it haha. The one I am wearing here was picked up at Brandy Melville. I got this one because I literally had the same one in grade 5 or something and I mean… #tbt right?! Haha! So much fun wearing this necklace. Such a great throwback.

Okay so you guys know I am a sucker for great deals. I got my bag at Danier Leather (so random, I know) at a major sale they were having. I happened to have an hour to kill at the mall and randomly went in and got this beautiful baby for like 60% off!!! Needless to say, I was a happy happy girl. 

Today is Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday… and yay weekend! What are you guys planning on doing? I will probably go skiing again (there’s a shocker lol.) Tell me in the comments what your weekend plans are! 😀

 

x,

 

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7:23 | April 8, 2015

SMOKED SALMON & DILL APPIE

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Smoked salmon is such a delicious snack, and a great way to get your protein in! These Smoked Salmon & Dill appies are a great skinny option for either an appetizer or a light snack! They are super easy to make, they look beautiful, and taste amazing.

Today I made two different versions. I made half with goat cheese and the other half with cream cheese. Just really depends what you feel like eating!

Here’s the skinny on what is in these Smoked Salmon & Dill appies:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Fresh dill
  • Goat cheese or cream cheese
  • Cucumber

Okay so this is so easy I am not even sure if it counts as a “recipe.” But you guys know me, the simpler the better. It is a tough life being a girl boss, we gotta be efficient! Alight, cut up your cucumbers into nice thick slices. Put your goat cheese or cream cheese on top of each cucumber slice (or do half of them cream cheese half goat cheese…. where my bad bitches at!!) Then, take your smoked salmon and make a little teepee shape on top. S’cute! And finally, put a little bit of that delicious fresh dill on each bite. 

Guys I just crushed all of these and they were freaking awesome. My recommendation? Go to the store and get these ingredients now and have a party for your taste buds. Yes, a taste bud party. (I am officially losing it.) If you like this recipe, check out my other Smoked Salmon Bite recipe too.

 

x,

 

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7:51 | April 7, 2015

RIPPED JEANS

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My committed relationship with Citizens of Humanity has continued. How they made a pair of jeans that manages to fit me this well is seriously impressive. Hence why I keep buying new pairs of the same fit…. lol. If you couldn’t guess already these are the signature cut of jeans I wear called Rockets. And we will be besties for ever and ever and ever. 🙂

Ripped jeans are one of my major essentials for spring. They are such an easy piece to wear and they add a bit of excitement to any outfit. For example, really all I am wearing today is a t-shirt and jeans (duh.) But, wearing ripped jeans just gives the outfit that little extra bit of je ne sais quoi. Jeans and a t-shirt are one of the sexiest looks to me (yea I can be kinda country sometimes 😉 .) I think when you feel comfortable you always look the most beautiful. So, wear what makes you feel comfortable and you will glow like the queen that you are!

My t-shirt is so cozy. It is a bit hard to tell in the photos but it is this gorgeous soft knit material. (Again, spicing up a classic.) I picked this one up at Aritzia in Vancouver. White tee and ripped jeans? Love love love it. 

And finally, the footwear. These shoes mean business. I am super into big chunky shoes at the moment, and these are definitely big, and they are definitely chunky. It isn’t often you say you want something big and chunky… lol am I right?? But ya anyways, into this look right now. My kicks are by Woolrich, and they are actually made of woven wool.

Okay so talking about sexy again… what do you guys think is the sexiest look? Are you more a casual kind of gal or do you like glam more? I think switching it up and keeping people guessing is always exciting 😉 Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

 

x,

 

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7:40 | April 5, 2015

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED

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Happy Easter everyone! I spent my long weekend up in the mountains. AKA my happy place. 🙂 There is no better feeling to me than being out in the fresh mountain air, and skiing all day long.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite ways to stay motivated with my fitness. To start, it is so important to do something active that you love. It just makes things so so so much easier haha. Second, (and today’s main topic) is setting personal goals and challenges for yourself. Lately I have been challenging myself to try new things on the mountain to make sure I am always improving at what I love to do. Since I grew up downhill ski racing, I have a bit of a lazy tendency to just want to do the nice groomed runs. Why? Because I’m good at it and it comes easy to me. In my opinion, it is so important to be continuously improving at anything you do and always striving for excellence. Repeatedly doing the same thing over and over can get you into a bit of a “rut.” Your skill level will not improve, and you will become bored and uninterested with the activity because nothing new or exciting is happening (at least that happens to me lol.) I tend to be very motivated by tangible results, or visible improvements in my skill level. This is why I have been challenging myself with my skiing (and in most things I do) to make sure that I am always improving, and always striving for excellence. When you push yourself, you will usually discover that you are better at something or can do things you never even thought you could! Personal challenges in themselves are enough to keep me going up the mountain, and striving to do better. It makes things a bit more interesting, you know? 

What do you do to keep yourself motivated in your fitness routine? Setting personal goals/challenges for myself is a big one for me, and I really recommend you give it a go! Comment below to tell me your favourite way to stay motivated 🙂

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 2, 2015

LIME & SEA SALT CHIPS

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The other day someone asked me what my favourite food was. Without even thinking I answered “salted tortilla chips.” Honestly, if I could have them with every single meal of the day I would. There is something so satisfying and delicious about the nice crunch and the saltiness of corn tortilla chips. Oh god I am getting hungry again just thinking about it haha!

To feed my tortilla chip addiction (rehab is not necessary yet…lol I kid I kid) I created my own home made tortilla chips. In addition to my tortilla chip addiction, I also have a lime addiction. For anything that tastes good with limes I tend to add about 6 times the amount of lime that any other normal human would. Why? Because limes taste freaking AWESOME. Given my natural need to be efficient with all things in life, I was quickly lead to combining my two favourite things. Salted tortilla chips + lime = heaven.

And I’m not talking about the Tostitos crap where there is some sort of sketchy green powder all over the chips that someone called “lime.” (Okay those taste really good too but they are so bad for you.) Back to the point here… my Lime & Sea Salt Chip recipe was born. And yes, it really is a simple as it sounds.

Want to make your own chips at home? Here’s the skinny:

  • Corn tortillas (usually found near taco making stuff)
  • Limes
  • Sea salt (coarse)

Turn your oven on to 350. I usually don’t even let it preheat all the way, I just turn it on a minute or so before I want to use it. Next, cut up your corn tortillas into the desired chip size (it’s an art, really 😉 ) Lay out the corn tortilla pieces on a baking sheet. Make sure they are not overlapping each other. Squeeze some lime all over the chips. The more lime, the more flavour. YUM. And lastly, sprinkle salt all over your chips! I like to use really coarse sea salt, but use whatever you like best!

Now toss this in the oven and WATCH IT CLOSELY. I am not kidding here. These go from soft to burnt in like 0.00000005 of a second. At least that has been my experience haha. Watch them in the oven for about 6 – 9 minutes. Do not forget about them!! They will burn. You have been warned.

Once they are just slightly browning on the tips, take the chips out of the oven and let them cool for a second (it will be hard but do your best) and then go ahead and dig in! These Lime & Sea Salt Chips taste great with my Skinny Belle Guacamole for Cheaters or my favourite Pink Hummus

Okay now one last thing… why should you bother making your own chips? They are soooo much healthier! They are not deep fried, there are no weird preservatives added to them, and you can just make as many as you want to eat! I don’t know about you guys but if I have a large bag of chips in front of me, it is super hard to not just crush the whole thing lol. So homemade is always better for health reasons, and I find it fun to make them myself too!

Have you ever made your own chips before? Do you have a different way of doing it? I want to know!! Comment below <3

 

x,

 

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