December 29, 2014


Fitness as a New Year's Resolution? So original! Ha. But bear with me...

In 2014, I ran my first half marathon, and in 2015 my goal is to run a 10k and another half marathon.

It seems to me that the most common New Year's resolution is to get in shape. Right around Thanksgiving I injured my knee and it was pretty much impossible for me to exercise for a month. The injury, paired with the cold weather and Holidays really knocked my health off track. I've been pushing myself to work out more over this Christmas break, and I plan on keeping it up through the new year (and hopefully for, well, forever!). Like I've mentioned a million times before on this blog, new fitness gear is the most motivating way to get me to the gym. Right now is a great time to stock up because of all the post-holiday sales going on.


Tank, Victoria's Secret $29 - Long Sleeve, GapFit $45 - Vest, J. Crew $80 (+ 40% off*)
Leggings, Athleta $60 (+25% off*) - Sports Bra, Hurley $19 - Scarf, 14th & Union $10
Beanie, Zella $34 - Socks, Z by Zella $10 - Mat, Nike $80 (similar)
*As of 12/26 J. Crew and Athleta both have additional percentages off the sale price. 

Of the above, I already snagged the long sleeve, vest, and mat. All three of them have been excellent products, so allow me to elaborate:
Long SleeveI have not stopped talking about how much I absolutely love the long sleeve tee from Gap, it is so comfortable and I wear it around the house and running errands all the time. 
VestThe vest is fantastic because it is not technically athletic wear so I can wear it with jeans, but it's easy to throw on to and from the gym. 
Mat- I recently upgraded from a cheap yoga mat to a nice Nike one. For once, I was not sliding all over my mat during yoga because the grip is astronomically better. I use my mat all the time at home for HIIT workouts, yoga, abs, etc. I can't find my exact mat online, but I found another similar Nike mat. 

Now get out and get sweaty!

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December 26, 2014


I'm getting excited for New Years Eve, especially planning what I'm going to wear. This year, I'm planning on a wide leg jumpsuit, with a faux fur cropped jacket and statement earrings. Like a modern American Hustle vibe. I love jumpsuits because they are chic and comfortable. I'm tired of wearing a sequin mini dress that I have to pull down every few minutes and scratches my arms. I put a few sequin options below though ;). I still love embellishments, but I'm on the hunt for an embellished clutch instead.

Do you have any fun plans? A cozy night in? A small soiree? A huge warehouse party? Let me know!

Strapless Jumpsuit, H&M $47 - Navy Jumpsuit, Zara $80 - Gold Sequin Dress, Rosewe $20 - Silver Sequin Dress, Zara $100 

Earrings: BaubleBar $32 - ASOS $36 - Nordstrom $36
Bracelets: Forever 21 $7 - From St. Xavier $40 - Modcloth $15

Akira $25 - Newlook $31 - The Iconic $28
The Iconic $20 - Zara $80 - Aldo $20

Top Row:
BCBG, $100
Sam Edelman, $84
Vince Camuto $120
Sole Society, $48
Steve Madden, $80
BCBG, $100

Bottom Row:
DV by Dolce Vita $50
Schutz, $95
Carrano, $63
Belle by Sigerson Morrison, $80
Jessica Simpson, $40
Topshop, $95

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December 1, 2014


Christmas Holidays

Welcome December! November was wonderful, I turned 25, started a new job, reconnected with old friends, had a wonderful Friendsgiving, and a wonderful Thanksgiving. Whew! But I'm very much looking forward to the month ahead. I have a reunion trip planned with my best girl friends from college, an ice skating date with my roommate, running a 10k, going to see The Nutcracker (!!! I have never been and have always wanted to see it!), a few Holiday parties, and of course spending the holidays with my family. I also am hoping to squeeze in a sewing class sometime this month. It's a lot, but I truly am the most happy when I am busy.