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Archive for August 2018

I love capris with  a loose top in hot weather. 

This top is actually looser than it appears, the wind was nice for the heat of 92 degrees, but of course with light weight fabric changed it’s appearance. 

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In cleaning out my closet, I happened upon these capris ,

which did not fit me last Summer, but I tried them on and alas with 

my recent weight loss, they did and were not even tight, lol 

I love using a handbag or shoes to pop another color into an outfit,

hence the choice for my yellow one.  

I thought I would share my weight loss journey with Intermittent Fasting today! 

The most important thing to note about fasting is that it is not about deprivation, you must get in your calories during the eating window.  

I chose the 16: 8 version where you fast for 16 and eat for 8, I also extend it , by mixing it up daily sometimes fasting for 16-19 hours and adjusting the eating window to what equals 24 hours. My general fasting hours start at 6pm and eating at 10am. 

Lately I have changed it to 5pm and eating at 11am for 18 hours of fasting.   

Another important thing to note is that I drink more water than every before, 32 -48 ounces in the morning before eating and another 32-48 after dinner until a hour or so before bedtime.

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This is a typical breakfast, notice the word break fast….

A yogurt/strawberry smoothie is great as some people have constipation with fasting.  

The Kiyani Sunrise is a supplement of super-foods for added nutritional benefits.  

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I alternate with a smoothie with these ingredients blended with a frozen banana. 

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I typically eat only two meals a day, but some days I add 

in apple, because I figure the added fiber is good and that whole

an apple a day comes to mind. 

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This is one dinner I had last week of chicken with mushrooms, onions,

artichoke hearts , diced can tomatoes, cooked with Italian Seasoning 

and topped with Feta.   

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I had this last night and was worried it wouldn’t be enough to hold me for 16 hours

but I lasted for 17 ,lol.   It will actually last me 3 nights as my family doesn’t like

eggplant.  It brings back memories of my father who loved it and made it a lot. 

IF is by far the easiest method I have found and has the added benefit of curbing all my cravings in addition to a clarity of mind and increased energy.   

Losing 11 pounds in 5 weeks, along with a few inches of loss has been encouraging as well, but truth be told the other benefits make this a method I will make it to a lifestyle!

If you want more information on Intermittent Fasting, I suggest starting with 

This Video from Dr. Fung and he has many others too.  

There is also a Facebook Group called : Intermittent Fasting for Women 

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Have a Great Day and Thanks for Stopping By!  

 

 

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I was so excited to get back to blogging and doing an Outfit Post that I 

Laid out my Look last night , including the jewelry, lol 

Check out this blog : https://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/my-afternoon-at-charlottes-soft-surroundings-beauty-products/

This look is very much my style for a few reasons, 

Color, Pattern, Cute Jeans and Wedges!  

Of course, I had to add in a layered necklace

look to finish off my maximal style!  

My shorter necklace is actually one my sister made, 

she made jewelry to sell and wear herself as a hobby. 

The Jeans are my favorite jean designer, Diane Gilman  ( I may be addicted) 

are a fun cropped flared version.   

I haven’t tried them with booties yet, but 

will in the future to extend their wear- ability . 

The Babydoll Tunic, I picked up from Jane  is a great style, fitted in the bust with

the empire waist and perfect flair to help camouflage the menopause tummy. 

I will be posting soon about my weight loss method that has resulted in 11 lbs 

and inches off in the past 5 weeks!  

I now have several of these wedges that I picked up over last few years

at TJMaxx by different makers.  I unfortunately have been stuck in 

flats this Summer after twisting my ankle at a Cemetery in July, 

when in Boston to say farewell to my husband’s Aunt Jane.  

*Note I took photos too early when sun was bright, was excited to get back to outfit post! 

As my past readers know I am really big on third completer pieces , 

and right now I am adoring these fun vests.

This one is one of the samples I have been trying out. 

In fact I am looking into selling these. 

I started an Amelia James clothing boutique business 6 months after my sister passed on, 

big mistake and never got it fully off the ground.  I have to sell my inventory and move on as I love the company and clothes , but not the mlm business culture . 

The good news is 

 it taught me was that I want to sell 3rd Completer Pieces!

 

I created this September Calendar for a group of Style Sisters for 

Facebook group that had not been very active to get us back to posting 

pictures and to hep me get back to blogging. 

I invite any of my readers to join in if they wish.

Please if you have not joined my

Versatile Style by Tracey Facebook Group

do so, and post pictures of your outfits!  

 

 

 

After allowing myself 20 months of mourning, the loss of my sister,

I am finally ready to get back to my Passion for Fashion and consistent blogging. 

I put together a calendar for September Outfit Inspiration prompts for a group of my Style Sister’s

, so thought I would share it with my readers in case anyone wants to join me.

I will post it next week and post inspiration looks to give you ideas the day before each one. 

If you haven’t joined my Facebook Group, please do so now , to post pictures of your looks and see others too.

I will also be fitting in some weight loss journey posts as menopause weight gain and then emotional eating took their toll.   

Now for my Fall Haul in Preparation for my return to blogging. 

I began this in Spring, lol . 

 

 

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If you know me at all you have heard me talk about my love for the balance of ying/yang

and with outfits that includes edgy mixed with feminine touches.

Usually that means mixes pieces, but nothing is better than finding that balance in one piece! 

I bought the blue one first as it was a daily special and on my list of colors I wanted to add for the season.

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 I went back and added the black in a slightly different style , but the same designer

because it truly was more edgy! Can’t wait to style these! 

 

 

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The absolute best thing about having all the basics

means you can add some wild cards and fun colors.

Ever since I saw the Nina Proudman character with green suede boots,

I wanted a pair!   They are really a neutral that will go with a lot. 

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 I love a bit of western flair, with no desire for actual cowboy boots, 

so what better find to soothe that itch than these fun mules in a wonderful hue for Fall. 

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  Red is going to be huge for the season in everything from monochromatic head to toe looks, 

as well as mixing with light pink, hot pink and orange.

Polka dots are also going strong on trend.

Don’t forget a scarf or other accessories to add in a trend and bump up your wardrobe for the season.

 

 

 

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I dislike button up blouses, but love pullover ones.

They are so great faux tucked into a skirt, pants or jeans

or layered under a jacket,vest or cardigan.

The new trend of layering up

has tickled my imagination

and I picture trying this with a navy turtleneck underneath. 

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I adore the femininity of a peplum top,

but currently only have short sleeve versions.

This fun orange and pink shades will be fabulous for the season.

This brand runs big, so I ordered a size small. 

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A new Cardi is always a great addition and this one caught my attention.

Thinking my new mules will work nicely with this.  I also like the length to wear with dresses too. 

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Football Season for my favorite team begins the day after my birthday,

so I call this my early birthday gift.  It is super soft and fabulous! 

All football tops seem to run small and I got this in large. 

Dear Readers,

Thanks for Stopping By! I look forward to reconnecting!

Have you been shopping for Fall yet?

What have you found or, what is on Your Wish List?  

Comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated! 


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