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Monday, May 30, 2016


Start June with a goal in mind. I've always wanted to have a great midsection, but it's one area that I've always had a hard time toning. Everyone's bodies are different and it's totally ok if you have problem areas. Knowing where they are and how do handle those love handles is key! Set a goal for yourself and join the ab challenge with us!

Before I hit the beach in July I want to make sure I do everything I can to reach my goals! I hope you guys participate and I'd love to hear about your progress! This plan won't guarantee you a perfect six pack, but these movements will help strengthen your abs and get some nice tone. Abs are strengthened in the gym, but they're made in the kitchen! Eating clean and drinking lots of water is key. 

Love you lots, 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer TOBI Lookbook!

I've had the best time collaborating with Tobi! I can't wait to wear all of these pieces all summer long! Let me know which pieces are your favorite and be sure to check out Tobi's website! You can get 50% off your first order! I am definitely going to take advantage of that!!

Love you lots,

P.S. These are some of my other favorite categories on the website! So great for summer traveling: BikinisPants,JewelryTank TopsCasual DressesLong Sleeve DressesClub DressesWhite Dresses!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Birthday Recap!

So yesterday I turned 24! OH my god... I feel old. 

Basically I am starting my quarter-life crisis a few years early!
I remember growing up waiting months and months for it to be my birthday. It meant the start of summer vacation, an end-of-year/birthday party and to be honest, being the center of attention for the day. I am so not the type to be in the spotlight and I always remember getting really excited about going to school on my birthday and then I'd hide all day so people wouldn't sing to me. The social anxiety was too much and the spotlight always far too bright. Haha!

This year, I awaited my birthday with excitement because I am heading home to Texas, but also dread because I'm another year older, but here's how yesterday went: 

This year with my birthday being on a Friday I did unfortunately have to go to work, but I dressed up in a cute outfit, rocked my favorite heels and finished packing for my trip!

I skipped breakfast to pack so by lunchtime I was on the verge of hangry. Since we're leaving town I asked KB to forgo the cake and flowers because I was worried they'd go to waste. So instead of a cake I got a cupcake and a coffee at lunch! (There are a lot of sweets in this post, don't judge.)

Top || Skirt || Watch || Earrings || Cuff || Shoes ||
I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit yesterday, but I've recreated it with newer pieces for you to see! These were all things I already had in my closet! I changed out of the heels into sandals to walk to lunch :) 
Model Bakery's coconut  cupcakes are phenomenal!!
After work was over we jumped in the car and headed to San Francisco! We stopped at the hotel, I did a quick change (kept on the same shoes and jewelry and changed my dress) and we hopped in an Uber to dinner. We met some friends at Jardinére! It was such a great venue. We ordered some champagne and I had the salmon! Then they brought out a candle, a card, and some mini desserts!

After dinner we grabbed another Uber and went to a bar that I've wanted to go to for so long. Novela is a library-themed bar with books lining the walls, tin tiled ceilings and drinks named after popular fictional characters. And they make a variety of punches that can be ordered in a pitcher for your whole party. I chose to get the Leopold Bloom!

Then after a long day it was time for bed. However, the celebrating isn't over! I got to go today and pick up my birthday present from the mall! KB got me a new suitcase! Most of mine are duct taped together and have been completely destroyed by baggage handlers. So after taking them all over the world (literally) it was time to get a new one. Plus, he's tired of me stealing his large suitcase before he can pack it! It's navy so it won't show dirt and it's monogrammed!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! I'm heading home for birthday 2.0 with my family! Hope you all have an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!!

Love you lots,

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Packing Tips!

I'm headed out on a ten day trip in a few days to see my family and friends in Texas. I'm spending my birthday weekend with everyone that I love and I couldn't be more excited! Plus, to top it all of I get to attend and be a part of my best friend's wedding and my brother's high school graduation. So it's an understatement when I say that it's gonna be a BUSY week and that I have soooo much to pack!

I've been traveling a ton in the last few years and I think I've finally got my suitcase system down! So I wanted to share some of the packing tips that I live by! I hate packing, but I love to travel so it's an inevitable chore that I have to do. These 8 tips usually help make the whole process easier!

Are you traveling anywhere this summer? What are you tips and tricks for packing?

Love you lots,

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend!

My birthday has always been on or around Memorial Day. That always means awesome sales just in time for some birthday shopping! Growing up it meant stretching my gift cards much further than on a normal weekend, but nowadays it means spending my birthday weekend shopping with my mom and finding some amazing deals!
I tend to do most of my shopping at Nordstrom or rather on their website. I love the quality and the great return policies — you know, in case my online ordering gets a little crazy! Every Memorial Day weekend they host their Half Yearly Sale and if you really want to shop until you drop check out the Clear the Rack sale. I will definitely be hitting up both this weekend! I might even do a little online shopping beforehand. I mean there's nothing wrong with getting yourself a little birthday gift, right? 

These are a few of my favorite things from the sale! They're all on sale and great for Memorial Day weekend! Sitting by the pool or hitting the sales? All of these pieces are great for a relaxed and fun weekend!

What sales are you most excited about this weekend? I'd love to hear where you plan to shop over the long weekend.

Love you lots,

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Feeling the Florals!

ASTR top (Same cut, different print) (Similar here, here, here) || J. Crew Jeans ||

I think I need a pat on the back because I cleaned out my closet and packed all my sweaters away over the weekend! I've been putting that off for so long, but it was getting a little too warm and I was missing my summer clothes. Sunday I decided to tackle the project and I'm so glad that I checked it off my to-do list! I rediscovered this top that I absolutely love! I bought it last summer, but I still love all the colors and the pattern. It's a tad cropped (about as cropped as I'm willing to go) and looks awesome with higher-rise jeans. I also just added a pair of white denim shorts to my wardrobe and I think it would look great with those and some tan sandals, as well!

As much as I love heels, I've been in a super casual mood lately. That generally means that I'm reaching for flats and sandals every morning. This tan/pink colored pair works great as a neutral! They're Valentino look-a-likes, but at an under $100 price point. I love this pair and they come in so many colors that you can definitely find a pair to fit your style!

I know that most people turn in their dark jeans in the summer and pull out the light-wash, distressed pairs, but I love wearing my dark skinny jeans year round. I love wearing light, flowy tops and sandals to them. I think it's a great way to make a summer outfit look chic! 

Love you lots,

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bodyweight Exercises!

With graduations and summer vacations coming up, we wanted to make sure that you're covered on your many trips. It's sometimes really hard to find a gym when you're traveling and even harder to find a spare hour to make yourself go! Believe me, I've been there and there's no judgement! Who wants to go to the gym when you have a new place to explore!?

However, I've got some travel plans coming up so I wanted to come up with a super quick and effective workout that I can do without having to find a gym. I've actually made a habit of using hotel gyms and I really like them because I'm usually all alone! Plus, the equipment is generally pretty new and clean since it doesn't get used that often. But I understand that sometimes the hotel gym is packed or really lacking in equipment, so I asked Matt what the five most effective weight-free and equipment-free exercises are. These are five movements that will help keep you working out on the go and you can do them in your hotel room!

If you make a point to do some kind of exercise every day while on vacation, I promise you'll come back feeling a lot better. I always come back from vacation feeling like I lost track, indulged in too many tasty treats and lost momentum. This time I am going to do my best to exercise more on the go and work this routine and some yoga into my travel plans!! 

What are your summer plans?

Love you lots,

Friday, May 20, 2016

PopSugar Product Review

Body Wash Infused Buffer || Gaiam Yoga Mat (IT'S ON SALE!) ||

May has been so crazy and on a very stressful day I arrived home with this box sitting on my porch. I planned to do a product review video for this box, so instead of setting it aside and saving it I opened the box and was greeted by a ton of products to help me relax! It really was the most perfect timing!

I've already used all of these products (Obviously! I had to review them) and I do have some favorites!! I loved the snack bar because I am always looking for a good healthy treat! The peanut butter flavor was so yummy. I realize that they are pretty expensive for a box, but I might splurge so I have some healthy snacks to throw in my bag this summer!

I also love the bracelets. I am not exaggerating when I say I've worn them everyday since I got them. They go great with my casual summer outfits and I love the little tassels! Plus, they seem like one of those super unique products that you picked up on a vacation!

Then I also really like the Breathe Deeply Spritz! I checked and there's a Sweet Dreams Darling version that I might also pick up. I love essential oils and I'd love to have a calming nighttime spray, too!

Let me know which product you like the most!

Love you lots,

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Weddings!

Look 1: Dress || Clutch || Wedges || Earrings || Nails (She Said Yes) || Lips (Cosmic) || Cuff || Rings ||
Look 2: Dress || Bag || Sandals || Earrings || Nails (Naked) || Lips (Energy Shot) || Cuff ||
Look 3: Dress || Clutch || Wedges || Earrings || Nails (Beauty School Dropout) ||
Lips (Peach Blossom) || Bracelet 1, 2, 3 ||
Look 4: Dress || Bag || Heels || Earrings || Bracelet || Nails (Coral Pink) || 
Lips (Lingerie Pink) || Rings ||

I have two weddings to attend this summer, so I'm already planning my outfits!! Plus, every time I turn around or open Facebook someone else is getting engaged, which means this is going to be an on-going thing. I don't think I'm alone in saying that I love attending weddings, but I never know what to wear. So I created four outfits that I love and think would be great for all the summer weddings and parties you have on your schedule. 

My real problem is that I love wearing white in the summer. That leads to always being drawn to white sundresses and my closet can sometimes be a little devoid of color. I've heard that it is now socially acceptable to wear white to a wedding, but I think that really depends on the bride so I choose not to test it. Instead I take it as a challenge to find and wear some color and branch out a little. Plus, then I can mix in all the neutral accessories that I love and not be too washed out.

I am so excited to go to all of these weddings, but I think these looks would be great for graduations, too! There's so much going on the next couple of months and I can't wait to style an outfit for every occasion! 

Love you lots,

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunnies and Polka Dots!

So what happens when you wash all of your jeans on the same day? You wake up to slightly damp pants and have to get creative. Good thing there's nothing better than a pair of white jeans on a warm summer day. I love these Joe's Jeans and I've worn them in a ton of posts before. However, I do want a pair that's tighter around my ankle for when I wear heels. I've got my eye on these Jamie Jeans from TopShop. Like I said this Joe's pair are great and so comfortable, but they definitely look better with sandals and flats than with a higher heel! Maybe I'm just too picky!

I've also always been a sucker for a great nautical outfit. While this outfit isn't screaming "let's go sailing" the navy and white with all the gold accessories definitely has those vibes. It's a classic combination that I turn to quite a bit in the warmer months. I found this top during the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom last year, but there are some really cute alternatives that I linked. I like them so much that I might even add a few to my summer closet!

What are some of your go-to looks for the warmer weather? I was so excited to finally wear a tank top today and not end up freezing!

Love you lots,

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yoga on a Monday!

I've been traveling and a little stressed recently so Matt decided it was time to work some yoga into our routine. This is by no means a replacement to a full yoga class, but five really great poses to use to recover after a workout or a long day! I very rarely do yoga or pilates, but I have so many friends that swear by it. I've been looking into a few classes and some videos so that I can actually start using my cute yoga mat! If you have any suggestions about starting a yoga routine, I'd love to hear them!

These are five poses that Matt recommended I try to help relieve tension from previous workouts (hello!! spin class) and general stress. I was surprised by how tight my muscles were and how much work they got from holding each of these poses. Try to hold each movement for at least a minute and flow smoothly between them. Then do the whole routine three times. It should take about fifteen minutes and is a perfect way to unwind right before bed!

Love you lots,

Friday, May 13, 2016

Oversized Sweater and a Pom Pom Bag

DIY'ed Pom Pom Bag (similar here, here & here) ||
Charles David Shoes (old, try these!) || Kendra Scott Earrings || 

There's nothing I love more than throwing on an oversized sweater in the spring and adding in some fun accessories. Possibly my favorite spring outfit is a big sweater, a pair of shorts and some sandals. It's the perfect casual look! So while that is a staple weekend look for me, this time around I paired  my most cozy white sweater with jeans and heels because I had to go do work things.

These sunglasses are a few months old, but they are finally back on the J. Crew Factory website. I am so excited that I can share them with you all because they're great for summer and super affordable. I love the kind-of-cateye shape and that the gold arms give them a less heavy, delicate look.

Plus, if you haven't seen it yet, check out my DIY video about how to make this bag. I'm loving this trend so much right now and figured out how to make the same look for a lot less! Of course, if you don't want to get crafty you could just do some online shopping! I linked a few options that I really like!

Love you lots,