No Sew Infinity Scarf

I've uploaded a machine sewn infinity scarf, a hand sewn infinity scarf - here's an easier version!
An easy, non permanent way to create an infinity scarf.
Start with a regular scarf.
All you need to do is knot the two ends of the scarf together.
When you put it on, put the knots at the back, under the infinity layer, and it will be hidden from sight!
Simple as that.
For a more complex infinity scarf check out my knitted infinity scarf diy, where you hand stitch an old knitted scarf or this infinity scarf diy, where you take a cotton scarf, and machine stitch the ends together.


Maple Pecan Butter Tarts

As a little kid my grandparents always had butter tarts as a treat to have with tea.
They remind me of fall, and this is a delicious recipe I found when I was in high school.
Ingredients:

Basic Sweet Pastry:
2 ¼ cups of all purpose-flour
2/3 cups of icing sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
4.5 ounces of Crisco
4.5 ounces of butter
2 tablespoon of cold water
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Tart Filling:
2 eggs
1 ½ cups of brown sugar
½ cup of corn syrup
3 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of salt
pecans (for garnish)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F

Basic Sweet Pastry:
Mix together the flour, icing sugar and salt.
Using a pastry cutter, add in the Crisco and butter until you have a crumbly consistency.

Mix the water and vanilla together in another bowl, and little by little, add to the pastry mixture.
This should hold it all together.

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface with a rolling pin until it is about 1/8 inch thick.

Cut circles with a cookie cutter and place in a non-stick, shallow muffin tin.
I used a glass to cut mine because I didn't have the right size cookie cutter.
Depending on the depth of your muffin tin, you will have to add to the size of the pastry circle.
The tin I used was very very shallow, so I only needed to add a little bit to the size of the pastry circle I was cutting.
Chill the pastry tart shells in the freezer for half an hour.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Tart Filling:
Melt the butter, and mix in the brown sugar, followed by the corn syrup, maple syrup, vanilla and salt.

Pour the filling into the baked pastry tart shells, leaving at least 1 cm of pastry crust at the top.
This depends on the size of the muffin tin.

Place the pecans on the top before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes approximately 16.



Print the recipe card here.

Enjoy!

Fall/Winter 2013 Inspirations

Fall/Winter 2013 by emmacourtneyy
vestiairecollective.com
oldnavy.gap.com
aldoshoes.com
missselfridge.com

We're nearing the end of Fall and entering Winter, so I thought I would share some of my fashion favourites.
For me, comfort is very important, while still looking good and keeping warm.

I have this problem...where i'm in love with cream coloured tops, so my aim lately has been to spice up the colours in my wardrobe. Normally, I don't pay too much attention to the "in" colours of the season, but this year I decided I needed some inspiration.


I am loving big comfy sweaters right now, all different colours, styles.
I honestly find them in many different stores, not just one. 
Winners and Forever 21 have many different styles and colours.

RAGLAN SLEEVE SHAKER STITCH SWEATER $29.99

A favourite of mine has always been plain tees. They are plain and simple but you can dress them up with accessories - plus they are comfy!

V-NECK T-SHIRT WITH ROUND HEM $16.90 

One of my winter favourites is my leather jacket from Danier, it's a bomber style jacket and very similar to the All Saints jacket in the picture above.
allsaints.com

KARLI $25.00

A favourite of many, is the knitted infinity scarves - I love them, I have so many.
Check out my easy DIY.
Update an old tassel-y scarf to an infinity scarf, fast and easily!

Many people have mixed feelings about leggings, but they are comfy - I recently found some comfy leggings, with some added detail.
I own both pairs of these leggings - they are great quality for the price.
I love them!
The pair on the left are also very similar to a more expensive pair from Zara.
I also love how they are long, so there is no sock gap, which isn't nice in the cold winter weather!

LEGGING WITH FAUX LEATHER SIDE PANELS $29.99 & HIGH RISE LEGGINGS WITH SIDE DETAILS $29.99 

I love these boots from aldo - probably not on the comfortable side, but if you don't plan on doing much walking, then they are cute and perfect.
Both are very different, but I love them.


SALAZIE $140 & STOLLAR $130

 A casual favourite of mine, which is more on the comfortable side are these boots from Steve Madden.
I have a similar pair from last season. 
They have a little wedge - but they are so comfortable and stylish.
Even a pair of leather boots without the heel are great!

ELEVATED $109.95


Big totes are also something i'm loving right now.
Easy to throw everything into - you'll never forget anything because it's all in one place.

I tend to not cake on my make up too much, but I always love the smokey eye look.
Whether you keep it more subtle for casual, or more bold for a night out!
Here are two tutorials from a good friend of mine in London - Miss Debbie Hyshka
Check out the Pop of Blue Easy Smokey Eye and the Purple/Gold Easy Smokey Eye tutorials!
Perfect for this season!

I hope this gives everyone some inspiration for some warm fall/winter fashion!