Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy Breezy

Dress: TJ Maxx // Cargo Jacket: Old Navy // Boots: Asos // Assorted Bracelets: Forever 21 & Vintage

Major apologies for the lack of posts lately-- Life is super crazy and won't be slowing down anytime soon! I just got back from my sister's Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs(SO fun), and now am packing up to leave for Miami tomorrow, so definitely a lot going on (AND not to mention my sister's WEDDING is in 3 weeks-#OMG!)! 

I wore this outfit a couple weeks back when I was still in my glasses non-stop (Update: I went to my eye doctor who magically figured out what was wrong so I can wear my contacts again- yay!) And I just love the flirty floral dress toned down with cargo jacket and booties- you can tell this is my new go to considering I wore something similar to IFB Con here. It's a perfect balance of flirty fun with casual & comfy-definite win, win. 

Thanks for sticking around and bearing with me during this chaotic month, you guys rock! <3

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Peplum Please

Top: TJ Maxx // Pants: Forever 21 // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Necklace: HRH Collection // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Calvin Klein

Yes...this is happening...me, in a peplum top! As some of you may know, I never really thought peplum worked for my body type so I steered clear of it for quite some time now. But when I saw this baby at TJ Maxx a few months back I had to have it, and was determined to make it work! I actually have worn this a few different times and each time, my love for peplum grows deeper and deeper! This time paired with my $10 Forever 21 skinnies-love!, new Ann Taylor espadrilles on super super clearance (only $35!!)-love! and my handy dandy Rebecca Minkoff tote-love! It's just one major fashion love affair going on. :-) 

What styles or trends are you having a love affair with right now?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Flawed and Fabulous

((Images via Pinterest))

Happy Friday friends! Today I wanted to talk about something a little different than I normally do- eating habits and being happy with yourself no matter what. (Deep right?)

How this all began was with my sister's Mexican destination wedding being just ONE month away, I really wanted to push my fitness and eating habits into high gear, and have been reading a LOT about the Paleo lifestyle, which really intrigued me. So I started last week, and was completely set up for success- I did my research, stocked up on the proper foods, kept a food journal... and just 7 days after eating Paleo style- I found it is NOT for me... Let me back up for just one second though, because in general, I am a very healthy eater- low fat, always whole grain..and as much as I love sweets, I eat everything in moderation! So when I decided to go Paleo, I thought this would be a good challenge for me to cut out all grains, sugar and dairy...and basically anything processed. But being someone who loves a little cheese (ok a LOT of cheese), and a good cocktail- a week into high protein meals had me feeling like one big meatball. I mean let's get real, a whole week of chicken, steak, eggs, veggies and avocado will definitely do that to you!

I don't like to think of myself as a quitter, or someone who starts something and never finishes, but when you know something isn't right- don't do it! I feel way healthier working out regularly and eating a balanced lifestyle. Whether or not that gets me into a bikini in one month, we shall see. But all I know is I am not going to beat myself up because I couldn't get through a month of what I set myself out to do...because it's just not practical and wasn't for me. I guess this post is turning into a "Don't feel bad about yourself" type of post...because to be honest, I felt a little guilty when I realized I wasn't going to make it through the month of eating a certain way. Always do what is right for you, even if you blasted it all over social media, because in the end YOU have to be happy, and to be happy you have to feel good! (Can I get a heck ya!?) 

And ironically I am going to end this post with a quote from my Dove Chocolate "It's okay to be flawed AND fabulous"...best piece of chocolate to date, AND more inspiring than any fortune cookie I've got! ;-)

If you have any Paleo questions, I am no expert- but am happy to share more of my experience with you! And just a heads up- I plan to do more posts like this in the future, whether you call them inspirational, food related, or just rambling- get ready! :-) 

Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IFB Con {Day 2}

Dress: Topshop // Boots: Asos // Necklace: Forever 21 // Jacket: Old Navy

I bought this Topshop dress months and months and MONTHS ago while back in New York with work, and I have been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it...so of course it was fitting to rock it when back in the big apple at day 2 of IFB Con! Because of how neontastical (yes, it's my new favorite word) it is, I wanted to keep everything else simple, and dress it down a bit, which is why I opted for the cargo jacket and booties. And yes- I wore these booties BOTH days of the conference and it was probably the best decision I have ever made, my feet were so grateful!

All in all, IFB Con was amazing, New York as always inspiring, and total side note- taking outfit pictures on the streets of Soho ROCKS--The backdrops you New York ladies makes me so jealous. 
Until we meet again New York! 

Back to reality...for now! I have 3 more trips coming up within the next month- one of which being my sisters wedding!! AH! :-D 

Monday, September 10, 2012

IFBCon {Day 1} Recap

Pants: H&M // Top: Tobi // Blazer: Topshop // Booties: Asos // Cuff: Forever 21 

As most of you know, last week my favorite kitty and I, headed to New York to attend IFBCon, and let me tell you- I had THE best time ever! Being such a blog junkie, I was super stoked to meet some of the gals I have been social media buds with for years now- there is just something about being able to be in the flesh and have a 'real' conversation! Besides meeting old and new blog buds, we had the chance to listen to inspiring panelists, take fun photo booth pics (you know us Poshmark gals love a good photo opp), and Bare Minerals was there freshening us all up with their amazing products! All in all, day one at IFBCon kicked butt....minus the humidity...but that is a whooole nother story.

Stay tuned for what I wore to Day 2- little hint: it's neontastical!