11:43 | December 10, 2014

BLUE

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Helloooo everybody! Would you LOOK at this beautiful coat?! I am obsessed with it right now (well, not literally obsessed but you get the picture lol.) It is made by SOIA & KYO and oh boy did they ever do good. It fits like a freaking glove! And there is still room to add more layers underneath, which is a total necessity when things get chilly here in Vancouver. Love love love it. 

Today was an all-leather kind of day. I went the whole 9 yards and paired my leather pants with leather boots. My life is CRAZY, I’m aware, thank you. 😉 The pants are from a local Vancouver store I love called Aritzia, and my gorg ankle boots are by Michael Kors.

Check out another one of my favourite winter coats here. Have a great Wednesday!

 

x,

 

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12:20 | December 9, 2014

STRAWBERRY SCONES

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Do these look delicious or what?! Well, they are SO delicious. And I love them. And I want to be in a committed relationship with them. (Are we still talking about scones?? Haha) Buttt these scones are definitely a once-and-a-while treat yoself kind of thing.

I am admittedly not a huge baker, mostly because if I bake I just end up eating everything I bake. Usually I tell myself I am making the goodies to share with all my friends, and it’s the BIGGEST lie ever haha. (Friends, if you are wondering why you have never received any baked goods from me… this right here would be why lol.)

But anyways, I do like baking every once and a while! There are things you can do and ingredients you can sub-out to make your treat a little healthier. This recipe was originally sourced from a blog called Roti N’ Rice. The original recipe had a lottt of butter in it so I made a more Skinny Belle version below.

What’s In it:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees farenheight. Now, combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in your coconut oil, and mix with a fork so that the flour is a chunky mixture and the oil is evenly spread. Gently mix in those strawberries! Combine milk and sour cream in a small bowl until smooth, and then pour into the large bowl and gently combine. Use your hands to shape the dough into balls that are just a bit smaller than the size of your first, and place out on a greased baking sheet (<– use coconut oil for this!) Bake for 15 mins! Voila!

Now when you pull these warm, delicious, bundles of joy out of the oven, you too will probably want to be in a committed relationship with them. Haha! But be good, everyone. Just have one (ok maybe two ;)) then wrap up the scones and share the love with all your besties. It is the holidays after all!

Enjoy the treat, you deserve it! <3

 

x,

 

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5:55 | December 7, 2014

MAROON KIMONO

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Today I wore head-to-toe Urban Outfitters. Why? Black Friday made me do it. I swear! I definitely have some sort of problem, because when there are sales, I convince myself that by spending a bunch of money I am somehow actually “saving my money.” I know it’s a trap, I know I’m not ACTUALLY saving money… but I cave every time. Give this girl a good sale and I will be on it like a fruit fly on fruit. I kid you not. I can’t stop myself! Haha oh well… If impulsively buying pretty new clothes for a low price is my only vice, I’ll take it! I’d say that still sounds like winning to me. 😉

Anyways, back to this gorg outfit. I am in loveee with this outfit because I feel like it’s totally a classic “Robyn” look! Anything that is long and flowy is right up my alley. I always feel so elegant and glam when I wear outfits like this, which is probably why this is one of my go-to looks.

Check out these other outfits here, here, and here which have a similar feel!

Hope you all had a great weekend! 🙂

 

x,

 

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7:18 | December 4, 2014

EFFICIENCY QUEENS

Lifestyle

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Oh myyyy lawwwwwd is this post overdue! I cannot believe I haven’t written about this yet. Efficiency. SNOOOZEEEE… BORING! *You say.* I am going to have to respectfully disagree with you, because being efficient is probably the best skill of all time. WHY?? Well, because then you have time to fill your life with all the fabulous things you want in it!

There is a reason in lots of my food posts I talk about how quick and easy a meal is. Because I am the efficiency queen! ***Disclaimer: this is totally self proclaimed… just let me have it.. okay? haha 😛

When you are more efficient with your time, you can do all the things you want to do. Suddenly you will have time to see all your besties (because, we alllll need to see our besties on a regular basis! It is basically free therapy + the cost of wine LOL.) That hobby you wanted to take up? DONE. Want to get your Skinny Belle workout in? EASY. You now have time to do whatever your heart desires.

I am all about getting things done and not letting them dribble along so that I can get to my favourite things in life.

Another reason being efficient with our time is the BEST is because it will make us all queens. (Side note: I am over being a “boss.” I have officially decided that being a queen is far superior.) If you are efficient with your life and the things you wish to have in it, you will find yourself achieving all your goals faster than your ever thought possible. Is that the right path to being a queen? Yes. Yes it is.

Okay okay so enough of my blabber. Now that I have told you that being efficient will make you a queen, as well as make time for all your favourite things… HOW DO YOU DO IT?!

Here’s the skinny:

  • Write it down!!! I like to make a “to do” list every night before I go to bed for the next day. This way, I can mentally be prepping myself for all the awesomeness I am about to fill my next day with.
  • Take writing it down a step further… schedule your day! By this I mean write down about what time you will do each task throughout the day, and stick to it! If something is taking wayyy longer than necessary just move along and come back to it later.
  • Get enough sleep! (<– post coming on this soon) Seriously this is so important. I am literally the worst when I don’t get enough sleep. So unproductive and just generally a grumpy-pants lol. 
  • Find the time of the day when you are typically the most productive, and capitalize on this! (<– business school moment lol.) For me, this is first thing in the morning. I am a freaking rockstar queen in the mornings! Come night time… things get super sketchy for me haha. I tried to send an email last night and I cant be sure if it actually made any sense…

Those are my favourite tips for being productive, and eventually becoming a queen of life.

So now, I want to hear from you guys! Do you want to see more posts like this one? What are your fave kind of posts I do?! Telll meee! I love to hear your feedback, so throw a comment in the comment box below. <3

 

x,

 

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12:53 | December 3, 2014

INTERVAL TRAINING

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Doing cardio is actually my favourite way to get my fitness in. I just love the feeling of running and find that it makes me physically feel the healthiest. For me, I do some of my best brainstorming or problem solving while running. It is a nice time where you can think and just focus on your strides. Anyone with me on this one?!

For all of my workouts I have posted so far (Sexy Booty and Legs Workout and the 12-Minute Total Body Workout) I do interval cardio training as my warm up. Sometimes I will do a longer cardio session (45 minutes usually) as my whole workout, but it depends on how I am feeling that day!

So… What is interval training you ask?? Basically it is alternating between period of high intensity cardio to periods of low intensity cardio multiple times during a workout.

My routine (which is just what works best for me) is to warm up power walking for about 10 minutes, and then do 3 minutes jogging, and two minutes power walking. Repeating the 3 and 2 pattern as many times as I feel like! Most of the time I will do these intervals for 30 – 35 minutes total. 

What are the benefits of interval training? Well… Here’s the skinny!

  • You will burn more calories over a short period of time in comparison to steady rate cardio.
  • Improved your cardiovascular fitness (AKA a healthier heart!)
  • I find it makes a workout more interesting… and the time passes faster haha! 😛
  • Interval training burns more fat than just traditional cardio.

And there you have it! So glad I got to get a bit of a run in and share with you my favorite interval routine. Do any of you do intervals in your workouts?!

 

x,

 

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