January 5, 2015

New Year

I know it is so cliche to start the year with the goal of getting back into shape, but I'm totally that girl. Over the past 6 months my fitness and lifestyle has just fallen to the wayside with my moving to different states every 3 months, and just being lazy to be quite honest. Anyone who does know me knows that I really do love to go to the gym, and enjoy how I feel after. But this is a new year, a new me, and a new opportunity to rededicate my body to being the best it can. 

I really do enjoy shopping for workout clothes, and love chic ones that I can run around in after for any errands or meeting for a lunch. My absolute favorite workout leggings are from Lululemon and even though they've got a lot of terrible press in the past years I still remain loyal. That being said, Old Navy and Nike still have great options that also fill my workout drawers.

These workout tank tops are my absolute favorite! Just because I don't like the built in bras that come in tanks, I do so many different workouts from yoga, barre, to running I just can't imagine having a different tank for every event. Changing the bra underneath lets me use these tank tops for every workout that I enjoy without feeling like I waste my money. And they truly last forever. I have some that are 4 years old and they're still in perfect condition. 

I absolutely adore the Nike Free Run sneakers for when I do get to go running, or to my aerobics classes. They fit my feet well and I feel as if they're the most comfortable. But, I have recently had a pair of Brooks running shoes that I really enjoy as well. I want to try and run a half marathon this year if my hips will stand it so I will have to reevaluate which shoes are best for those long distances! 

I also want to get back into yoga this year. I have had a recent injury to a ligament so I need to keep my body more pliable and I know that this will help. Also, yoga is such a stress reliever that I know I need it! 

What are your fitness and health goals for 2015?

November 27, 2014


Today it is Thanksgiving in the states, while I am not with my family due to my job I am celebrating with my roommate, and sister-friend Meghan. Today take a moment remind your friends and family how grateful you are for them. Take a moment to truly reflect on all of the blessings in your life.

Thank you all for continuing to read and support me and my passions. I am truly grateful for all of you.

November 26, 2014


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Right now my skin, hair, and nails are so incredibly dry. This whole desert thing is just not welcomed, especially by skin that is so used to being in nearly 100% humidity all the time. I have finally found a regimen that is working for my patchy skin, frizzy hair, and cuticles. 

October 27, 2014

Beauty Dreams

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Sometimes when living in a new state (New Mexico this time!) all I can do is think about how I am going to revamp this face. My skin has been so incredibly angry about this desert air, so I've had a lot of time to think about how to make it appear better. I'm all about distracting and camouflage. And if takes a bright red lip and some good contouring to do so, count me in!

July 30, 2014

Weekend in Philly

Over the weekend I took a trip to Atlantic City, and Philadelphia to meet up with my best friend Abby and our friend Krista for a girls weekend. It was absolutely something I needed, as being here in North Carolina has made me miss "my people". Even though Abby was busy with her work, I didn't let that keep me from exploring the city. 

I have a few super simple tips for exploring the city of Philadelphia. Sneakers are in fashion right now, so wear them! I made the mistake of wearing my Sperrys which I love, but they gave me the worst blisters on my ankles. I really wish I would have just sucked it up and brought my running shoes. Make sure you go out of your way to eat at Jim's Steaks on South Street. I got a recommendation from a good friend who grew up there and that's her favorite. Always believe a local. Don't be afraid to explore alone! I had so much fun by myself listening to music and walking all around landmarks. 

"Traveling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."


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