January 30, 2015

currently loving

Currently, I am loving...

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1. This outfit. I am obsessed. I recently bought this dress in white from Free People in order to emulate this look with my leather jacket. I love the juxtaposition of sweet and sexy.

2. Speaking of Free People, how cute are these ankle booties?

3. Love love love this Bella Beach Jewels bracelet. So pretty!

4. This Haute Hippie blouse, which is on sale at Piperlime. What's better than a beautiful top on sale?!

5. This Elite Daily article about advice a dad would give to his one-day daughter.

i quit sugar - 8 week plan

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a lot of meal photos the past few days. After I bought the I Quit Sugar cookbook and made the almond butter bark, I was hooked on the concept of cutting sugar out of my diet. With summer slowly approaching and my eating habits during the holidays hitting rock bottom, I decided to sign up for the 8 Week Plan. For the next 8 weeks, I will be following the I Quit Sugar detox plan to become a healthier version of myself.

I am quite the novice cook so things started out a bit rocky, but I am now getting the hang of cooking and meal prepping. After an incident with cooking chicken, I decided to switch to the vegetarian plan.  I figured if I was going to try a vegetarian lifestyle, now would be the time since I would know that I am getting the essential nutrients. But yes, I know, who can't cook chicken... well... me! Other than that little snafu, I have actually enjoyed making these meals and seeing all of the goodness and nutrients that I am putting into my body. Below are some of the meals I have made so far on the plan.

I will be posting photos and updates throughout the 8 weeks on the blog, so stay tuned!

I recommend checking out some of the recipes on the I Quit Sugar website to spice things up in the kitchen, healthy style! Their blog also has some tips on healthy eating habits. There are definitely some interesting stories on their site!

January 9, 2015


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This is the plan for 2015! Have a fabulous weekend!

fitness looks

One of my New Year's resolutions is to lead a healthier life. In order to accomplish that, I need to step up my workout game. Nothing makes working out more enjoyable than if you are sporting a cute outfit while doing it. There are so many chic options out there, so below are some of my favorites...

1. Lululemon Speed Tight Leggings
2. Carbon38 Onzie Flow Tank
3. GapFit Pullover
4. Spiritual Gangster Muscle Tee
5. Under Armour Tote
6. Under Armour HeatGear Sports Bra
7. Lululemon Headband
8. Nike Flyknit Running Shoes
9. Athleta Stripes Bra
10. Carbon38 The Upside Palm Print Bra

Do you all have any favorite workouts or classes that you swear by? I would love to hear them!

currently loving

Currently, I am loving...

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1. This outfit. The perfect winter outfit for running errands, girl's night, or a casual Friday in the office. PS: That coat is amazing.

2. These Shoe Mint booties. Plus they are on sale!

3. This unique bikini top and bottom at Swell. I have never had a bikini top in this style before, but I definitely want to add it to my collection. I'm already dreaming about summer!

4. The fact that I am T - 2 months from being beach bound in the Caribbean. 

5. This ring from Bauble Bar, which is only $28. It even looks like it could be a family heirloom.

almond butter bark

A few weeks ago, I bought the I Quit Sugar cookbook. It is a great cookbook filled with healthy recipes as well as tips and insight into eating less sugar. The cookbook is really helpful and I feel like I know so much more about healthy eating habits already.

I recently made one of the recipes, Almond Butter Bark. It is so easy to make and was made with all healthy ingredients. The bark was sweet enough to be a dessert, but it also makes a quick breakfast-to-go or snack. It was definitely a crowd pleaser as well! Now I cannot wait to try more recipes in the cookbook as well as other options on their website.

stowaways: holidays edition

The holidays were a whirlwind this year! It all went by in a blink of an eye. I feel like we were just getting ready for Thanksgiving and now we are well into 2015. The holidays were spent relaxing with family and soaking in my favorite season. I love looking back at these photos and reliving the good times like the fully decked out Christmas tree or the Winter Classic at Nationals Park in DC. I hope you all had a terrific holiday season filled with love!