09.11.2017

Suede On Suede

Top: BP (Similar on SALE HERE) // Skirt: Forever21 // Boots: Sam Edelman // Sunnies: BP // Lips: Mac Lipstick ‘Twig’

Happy Monday! It is finally starting to feel like fall around here (well in the morning it is) and I am getting all the fall feels:) I went to Bath and Body Works last week and picked up a couple of their fall candles which are totally a relaxing for me at the end of each day. Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book with a beautifully lit candle? I have been into this whole “I am going to read before bed” thing which is so unlike me. I have been having huge problems destressing after a long day of go, go, go (like staying awake till 2am worrying about everything I haven’t done) and my mom suggested I read a chapter right before bed to help clear my mind. It has totally helped and I find myself getting better nights sleep because of it.

With fall approaching, I am on the hunt for great staple pieces. Tank tops and basic sweaters are what I am always looking for. I found this sweater and could not resist because of the sleeves! I loved that the sweater was very basic but the sleeves added an extra fun layer:) Also the navy color went perfect with the tan suede skirt! Now that I am trying to link the sweater it is sold out:( But I did find some other great basic color sweaters with fun sleeves that I have linked above for you!

Now on to the best part of the whole outfit… the double suede! At first I did not think I was going to like it but the boots complimented the suede skirt really well! Those boots were definitely made for walking and strutting your stuff, let me tell you! These are last year’s Sam Edelman boots but this year they have a very similar style that was in the NSale. I personally didn’t like this years because the heel wasn’t super flattering and so I snatched last years up for the fall:)

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09.05.2017

5 Helpful Tips To Live Healthier

Lululemon Tank // Lululemon Sports Bra // Lululemon Shorts // Nike Tennis Shoes // Swell Bottle

I have ummed and awwhed about writing this blog post because I know every single person is so much different and there is never one single way to live a healthy life. But for me after traveling for 9 months I really let myself go and getting a healthy life back was all I wanted. Yes I was able to lose 15 pounds in 2 months but it was never the pounds I was after. All I wanted was to be able to look in the mirror and say “Damn she look good!!” haha and at the end of March I barely wanted to take my clothes off to change let alone stare at myself in the mirror! I also was always tired, had no motivation for anything, and my stress level as at an all time high. I knew something would have to change to get myself feeling healthier again!

The following are some healthy tips that has worked for me so some of it may work for your lifestyle and some of it may not. That’s okay! It’s all about living your best self and doing what works for you!

  1. Finding a workout routine that works for your lifestyle! I shared on insta stories that I was doing Kayla Itsines BBG and absolutely loving it! The program is very inspirational and is built around making you feel good not looking for how many pounds you have lost. It breaks it down by weeks and gives you Monday, Wednesday, and Friday work outs. On Tuesday and Thursday I do my own work outs that either include running, walking or biking. Others create their own routines on these days so you can 100% feel free to switch things up. I just love run and I run about 4 miles on those days (First mile timed then the other 3 miles are at my own pace). If your interested I 100% would check out Kayla Itsines’s Instagram! Super motivational and she is always giving healthy tips too!
  2. Eating what you want… but half the amount! I used to have three full blown meals a day. Now for some that totally works but for me who sits most of the day and I know I don’t have super high metabolism, I do not burning all those calories off in a day (No I don’t count my calories. That doesn’t work for me). I still eat all my favorites including, chips & guac, ice cream, popcorn and french fries but I have them in moderation and I limit when I eat them. For example, I love love love McDonald’s french fries so when I order them I get the small because if I get the large I know I will eat every single one even if I am full (Trust me this takes HUGE strength and most of the times I have to have Jeremy order for me because I know when they ask “Do you want to make that a large?”, “Yes” will come rolling out of my mouth before I can think haha). During the week though all I have is a granola/yogurt for breakfast, a sandwich and an apple for lunch and normally meat with vegetables and a starch for dinner. I have light foods throughout the day and a heavier meal for dinner because I sit all day long so I hate having that heavy feeling in my stomach.
  3. Cutting soda from my life was a major game changer! I would have DP’s all the time (Pretty sure I was addicted haha) but now I only drink water, coffee and tea. My favorite thing after a hard work out is getting my Yeti cup filling it with sonic ice, pouring water and filling it with fresh lemons! Fun fact: Lemon juice in small amounts gives you some of the essential electrolytes that provide energy and need replacement after exercise, including potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. Honestly, now I don’t really crave soda like I used too. For the first couple weeks it was really hard but after a while the craving went away and now it kind of discusses me haha.
  4. Mindlessly eating is a big one for me! I try to sit and eat my meals without being on social media or watching TV. My parents were huge about us sitting down for a family meal when we were growing up and we were never allowed to watch TV while eating. As I was traveling I got into the bad habit of working while eating breakfast, lunch and dinner so I would just eat everything in front of me without thinking. Now I am home, I sit with my parents and have conversations with them. While we are sitting talking, I am realizing how full I am getting and stop as soon as I feel full instead of continuing to eat all my food on my plate.
  5. Listening to your body and understanding how it feels about different things. Like after I don’t work out for a couple days or after I eat certain items. I know that sounds kind of weird but it helps being aware of your body. For example, I know if I get more than 7 hours of sleep in a night I end up being less productive because I am more tired than if I just slept 6 or 7 hours. Also when I have had a soda, I become super bloated and feel very sick the rest of the day. By listening and understanding the way your body functions, you can maximize your healthy potential.

Like I said before these are just some tips I have found to be very helpful for me! I got a couple questions about what I do and thought I would share with everyone:) What are some great tips you follow to living healthy? I am always looking for fun ideas to add to my routine!

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08.28.2017

Looking Forward To Fall

Sweater: Missguided (30!!) // Shorts: One Teaspoon // Wedges: Marc Fisher // Bag: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: BP // Necklace: Starfish Project // Lips: Mac Lipstick ‘Viva Glam II’

Happy Monday, Y’all! Since I have been talking so so so much about fall and wishing that the temperatures would cool down, I decided to share some things that I am super excited for this fall! One being wearing tons of cozy sweaters like this one HERE🙂 I promise I haven’t completely lost my marbles yet with all the sweaters I have been wearing but for Texas people the struggle is very real.

Outside is like 100+ degrees so you crank that AC down to 65 degrees and then you sit in your house and freeze so you put a sweater on then you forget about the sweater and walk outside and suddenly really regret all decisions up to that point! It is just a continuous cycle because every time I tell myself I wont ever go outside in a sweater again, I forget and then end up sweating a ton. Any Texas people feel me??

Alrighty, now that I have “justified” why I have a sweater on in the middle of Texas summer lets talk about all things that fall will bring:)

  1. Fall Candles! This is what I am honestly truly the most excited for. Having pumpkin spice and vanilla bean candles burning everywhere. I basically go through so many and smell it so much, its a good thing fall happens a full year later because it takes me that long to recover from smelling it all the time haha.
  2. Hiking! Jeremy and I are big outdoorsy people… well I am to an extend! haha sleeping on the floor when I have a perfectly good bed is not really my cup of tea but I have done it a time or two. Hiking is so much fun for us because the temperatures are cooler and its a super good workout. It’s also a break for us to talk about us and things we love instead of being busy with your lives. We love to try and go to either Colorado or Arkansas to get that real fall feel!
  3. Pumpkin Carving! Who can resist pumpkin carving in the fall? Last year I had to miss out due to being on the road and traveling constantly but before that Jeremy and I had made it a little tradition to go to a pumpkin patch and pick out a few pumpkins. Also I love keeping the seeds on the inside and cooking them:)
  4. Riding Boots with Leggings! 100% this will be my uniform for the fall! Between working and grad school, I have to dress nice but I am lucky enough to be able to be casual. So riding boots and leggings will be my thing for sure.
  5. Crisp leaves! We don’t get a huge amount of that here in Texas because we don’t have a huge change in seasons. Our fall for most people is others late summer haha but if you travel to Arkansas you get beautiful views of changing color leaves! Another place Jeremy and I have talked about visiting during this season is Charlotte. They have stunning trees during the fall filled with tons of vibrant fall colors:) We will see if we make it out there this fall, might have to wait till next year:(

What’s your favorite fall thing you can’t wait for? Leave me a comment because I would love hear from y’all!

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