Pamela Lutrell for Chicos

Finally, it is Friday and time for a little Fashion, Food, and Fun.  We have had a great week here on the blog with good conversation and comments.  Thank you to all who participated.  I want to enter the weekend feeling confident and casual in a recent Chico’s purchase I made during their after Christmas sales.  I really like this little topper and I know I will wear it often in our warmer climate.  I am still shopping down a size than I usually wear in an effort to get a better fit.  It actually has a band around the bottom and is designed to fit closer to the body and not as boxy as many of the toppers are…so when I tried it on, I said, YEP, this is a keeper!  I can also wear it with color for the other seasons….but I do love this black and brown combo.  The copper ballet flats are by Cole Haan and I have owned them forever.

Depending on how cold It is on Saturday, I may wear this exact outfit to the mall to do a little blog work…my husband says that when I want to shop, I say I am working on the blog or running errands!  He’s got my code down.  I have this jacket in the slide show below and some of the reviews are not positive.  I have had a great experience with the jacket…it fits well, but if the buyer wants a boxy, larger fit, then they will not like this.  The fabric feels great. 

YUM, YUM, and YUM!

Pamela Lutrell's Taco Salad Recipe

Here is an easy recipe that my husband and I both like a lot…we will call this one Gigi’s Taco Salad.  First, put about a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a frying pan, and I cook a cup of chopped onion, a minced garlic, and a 1/2 cup of mild chopped green chilis until the onion is clear.  Then I add a pound of grassfed ground beer and cook until it is brown.  I add a package of taco seasoning to this mixture and let it simmer while I prepare the rest of the salad.

In a large mixing bowl, I put chopped greens (we like Romaine, with some red lettuce, and a little baby spinach), I add a drained can of black beans,  a drained can of corn, a full jar or container of our favorite Pico de Gallo (sometimes we like the one with Mango in it), and sprinkle with a little ground flaxseed.  Then after the meat mixture is done, I stir it in.  Next I stir in about a 1/4-/2 cup of light Ranch Dressings.  On top, I serve it with sliced avocado and with chips that are gluten free.  My husband likes his chips crumbled up over the top of the salad.  It is easy and oh so good.

Over 50 Feeling with healthy Taco Salad

NOW FOR SOME FUN!

Pamela Lutrell and Accessories

One of the best ways to have fun with a new season is with accessories.  My fun collection has come from so many places:  Goodwill, garage sales, consignment shops, our favorite stores, talented jewelry designers, boutiques, and gifts….I often go straight to accessories first.  Think of ways to refresh your standard wardrobe with new accessories.  I actually bought this fun necklace at an education fundraiser and I have always loved it…such a statement piece.  

Also, I have worn the dark colors I love so much all winter long, so when I went to see my nail technician last week, I decided to get a refreshing French manicure.  This is another easy way to begin thinking spring is to go ahead and lightened up your nails on hands and toes.  It is fun to begin to think of the new season since March arrives this weekend.  I cannot believe that Spring Break and the Time Change are almost here.

Pamela Lutrell recommends a French Manicure

Does any way have exciting plans for the weekend?  I hope you will have fun on the horizon, and will take time to be here for Would You Wear It? tomorrow. Next week we will enjoy some more Reader Style Adjectives…see some fun handbags…and who knows what else will be here.  So please plan to return and always, always…………………………………………………………

 

KEEP SMILING, and STAY STRONG!

 

Over 50 Feeling 40 Stays Strong

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