H&M Fit and Flare Skirt



Holy Compliments! I wore the pictured H&M Fit and Flare Jacquard-weave Skirt to work last week and got a zillion compliments.  Lately, I’m loving the fit and flare skirt body--like can't get enough of it must find one in every print/color available. Why should you love the fit and flare? For starters, it’s flattering.  It’s a slim fit through the hips and then flares out at the bottom.  I like the fact that it’s fitted at the top because it shows your shape.  The length is right on- hits above the knees but is long enough to wear to work.  Lastly, depending on how you style the skirt it can be dressed up or dressed down- multiple end uses are my favorite. Wear it with a baggy graphic tee and printed tights for a casual feel, or dressed up with a sweater and riding boots for work.

Stay tuned for a full feature on the fit and flare skirt, but for now you can start building your wardrobe with this classic and trendy H&M Skirt.  


The first time I wore the skirt I paired it with an oversized red sweater and camel riding boots. If you like the styles above here are the links:
Riding boots, only $29 $28.99
Red Cable Sweater, only $30 sweater : $30

Pomegranate Apple Salad


I went out to eat with a friend last week and had the most delicious pomegranate apple salad.  Needless to say I tried my own take on it over the weekended and it turned out pretty tasty! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
For the Salad
Chopped romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
Feta cheese
1/3 green or tart red apple
2 tablespoons toasted walnuts

For the Dressing
1.5 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
tiny splash balsamic vinegar
Pinch of sugar

Directions: 

Only directions here are to place all salad ingredients into a large bowl.  Combine all dressing ingredients and stir until blended. Top salad with dressing and enjoy!

Salmon with Mango and kiwi salsa




Ingredients:
2  6 ounce salmon fillets
2 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the Salsa
½ chopped kiwi
½ cup chopped mango
About ¼ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup orange juice

Directions:
Marinate the salmon in a baggie for 30 minutes with the honey, soy sauce, olive oil and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and cook the fish for 5 minutes on each side.  Depending on the thickness of your fillet you may need additional cooking time.
For the salsa, combine all ingredients and serve over the fish.
Enjoy! 

Healthy Chicken Chow Mein


This is a quick recipe that's easy to throw together for a fast meal.  Feel free to add additional veggies such as mushrooms and edamame beans to make it even healthier!

Ingredients:
1.5 cups of green beans, about 20-25 total
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 red onion
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon ground bottled ginger
3 tablespoons peanuts, chopped up into small pieces
2 6 ounce packages of chow mein noodles


Directions
Cook chicken in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and the sesame oil over medium heat until cooked through.  Add chopped red onion and ginger to the pan and sauté for about 4 minutes. Cut the green beans in half length wise and add them to the pan.  Sauté about 2 minutes. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, sugar, chicken broth and red pepper flakes.  Add the broth mixture and peanuts to the pan, reduce the heat to low.  Add the Noodles to the pan and give them a good mix. Continue to cook on low until the noodles are warm enough to eat.

A Few of my Favorite Things









Hi Everyone! I'm Lindsey, coming to you from my lifestyle blog, LSilverStyle. My blog encompasses just about everything a girl dreams about:)  We're talking healthy recipes, affordable fashion finds, fitness moves, beauty tips and tricks, and the list goes on. I thought I'd round up a few of my favorite things I've posted about so far to give you a little taste. Hope you enjoy!


Starting it off with one of my summer obsessions, a healthy cocktail recipe! Who doesn't love a skinny beverage? My Hurricane Drink Recipe gets rid of all of the added sugars and syrups that our waistlines don't need. Try this tasty and healthy drink recipe for your next guilt free cocktail.

Next up, I'm showing you how to get glam for under $20.  The Cartier Love Bracelet is an iconic piece of jewelry that most women want but can't afford.  Luckily I've found an affordable look alike.  Check it out here: Cartier Love Bracelet look alike

If you know me, you know I've got a major sweet tooth! Because I can't seem to give up sweets, I make sure to indulge the healthy way. I'm always searching for ways to convert all time favorite sweet treats into healthier versions. What I'm loving right now is my Fruit Pizza recipe.  Warning: you will be addicted to this stuff!

Next on the list is Fake Bake Flawless self tanning spray. This is my #1 must have for summer! I've experimented with many self tanners before and this is by far the best.  If you don't have time to enjoy the sun this is the next best thing.  You can purchase the spray and read my review here: Fake Bake Flawless

Like many of you, Fashion is one of my passions.  I like to think of myself as a affordable fashion guru:)  Here's one of my newest fashion finds: Forever 21 Geo Print Short.  Super cute and trendy for under $15!

The last piece I'll leave you with is something every lady should own.  The J Crew White Crystals Bubble Necklace is a statement necklace that has just the right amount of sparkle for everyone.  I love this piece and wear it all the time! I'll pair it with a black dress for a fancy evening or put it with jeans and a blazer for a casual friday look.   Oh, and did I mention, this is also under $20?!

How to ask your Bridesmaids to be your Bridesmaids?

Over the Holidays I spent a lot of time with some of my favorite people, including my now confirmed bridesmaids!   I knew I would be seeing all of the ladies I wanted to ask to be a part of my special day,  so in preparation I took to the internet to find a crafty and cute way to ask.  

My findings? What better way to ask than with a bottle of wine?  So I did just that:) I went on myownlabels.com and created custom wine labels that read " Got my Guy, Need my Girls, Will you be my Bridesmaid?"


The labels came out just the way I wanted them.  I have 5 bridesmaids and to make and order the labels it only cost $11 total.  I even made a special label for my Maid of Honor :) After I got the labels in the mail I bought 5 bottles of wine that had plain labels on them so I could stick my custom labels right on top without any mess.  



To add a little bit of surprise I wrapped the wine bottles up so they wouldn't see until they opened them.  I had so much fun with this project and my bridesmaids all loved the idea.   If you're newly engaged and looking for a way to ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your wedding here's your answer. Even if wedding bells aren't in your future, creating your own wine labels is a great idea for party favors or Birthdays. 

A Day of Healthy Meals

For many, ringing in the New Year goes hand in hand with making resolutions.   The top resolution to make is eating healthier.   It's just about 2 weeks into the New Year so hopefully your resolutions are still top priority.  To make eating healthy as easy as possible for you I've put together a day of some of my favorite Healthy Meals.  The links to the recipes can be found below.   Follow this guide and you're on the right track!
Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fitness Move of the Week- Squat Time!



New Year's resolutions are (hopefully) still in tact. Get fit at home with this week's Fitness Move of the Week that focuses on squats.  I love the different variations that Tina at Orange Shoe introduces.  Time to get off the couch and feel the burn!
 
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