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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mesh Crops











Top: Lululemon | Leggings: Lululemon | Shoes: Nike | Pullover: Victoria's Secret | Necklace: c/o Bip & Bop | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: c/o BaubleBar | Lips: MAC 'Honey Love' w/ MAC Gloss 'Sugarrimed'
With the start of the new year, it seems like everyone is on the 'get fit' bandwagon.  I've never been the one to have a New Year's resolution involving my workout routine, because I'm pretty good at already going to the gym.  I try to get a decent workout at least 5 times a week, mostly because I enjoy the feeling of being strong and healthy, but also because a workout becomes a mental break for me.  I've been receiving a few questions about my workout routine, so today, I'm going to share some of what I do...but the routine changes frequently, just so that I don't get bored.

I try to do cardio at least 5 times a week, whether it's spinning, running, or using the elliptical.  I also try to lift at least three times a week.  I'll work out my biceps, shoulders, and back one day, my chest and triceps another day, and legs solely on another day.  I'm not as good with knowing workouts at the top of my head like my brother or Andrew, so I head to this NFL player's instagram for different workouts {ok yeah, he's reaaaally intense looking, but just scroll down an you'll see the workout graphics...it's worth it, trust me}.  You'll be crazy sore the next few days! *hurts so good*


Also, I wear this Polar HRM watch to monitor my heart rate {I actually wear the men's and not the women's}.  It also tracks your calories, but I usually just read the heart rate to ensure that I'm doing the most I can.  If I see my heart rate drop, I'll push myself a little more.  The reason why I don't like to look at the calories is because a) you'll get obsessed with how many calories you're losing and b) when you're weight training, you're continuously burning calories for the next few days because of it, so the number shown on the watch isn't final.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Blue Tones









Cords: J.Crew | Sweater: Nasty Gal | Clutch: c/o Ann Taylor | Shoes: Maiden Lane {sold out; similar} | Necklace: c/o Bip & Bop | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: c/o Kendra Scott | Earrings: c/o BaubleBar | Lips: MAC 'Honey Love' w/ MAC Gloss 'Sugarrimed'
Uh yeah, I'm seriously obsessed with this sweater.  I want to spoon it at night because it's just that perfect.  The best part is that it comes in a bazillion different colors.  Ok, I exaggerate, but there are a good five or six colors available.  I loved getting to take these photos, because the weather was perfect for them.  That same day, I threw on some workout clothes {ahem** a tank in the middle of January!} and was able to hang with Andrew outdoors and enjoy the day.  That's the perfect winter treat, if ya ask me!

Make sure to check out all of the colors available in this sweater here:


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pom Pom








Jeans: J.Crew {on sale for $40 with code 'endofseason'} | Sweater: J.Crew | Button Down: ASOS | Tote: Marc by Marc Jacobs {similar} | Hat: Topshop {sold out; similar} | Boots: Steve Madden | Turtleneck: J.Crew | Rings: c/o Kendra Scott & BaubleBar | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'
This sweater has been on repeat, and I'm really surprised it hasn't sold out yet.  It's currently on sale for 40% off and there's another color in it as well, if you're interested {oh and these jeans are only $40 with code 'endofseason'--what a deal!}.  I've also never been a 'hat' person, but I've been trying to wear more of them lately.  I took these photos when it got super cold here in Louisville, so I was more than happy to wear a hat.  What you don't see is a pocket full of tissues stashed for my runny nose.  Anyways, that whole week it was freezing, I tried to wear as many layers as possible and a pom hat made the cut.  

Hope y'all are having a great Thursday!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stripes & Gold Accents











Jacket: c/o L. Mae Boutique | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Clark's | Tote: Tory Burch {also here} | Necklace: c/o BaubleBar | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: c/o BaubleBar | Lips: MAC 'Honey Love'
This has become one of my favorite necklaces! I love anything gold {I rarely wear silver jewelry}, and it seems to go with so many of my outfits.  I'm also pretty sad that this is only the second time I've busted out these booties this season.  They were my favorite pair last year, and I think I sadly forgot about them.  No worries though, I've moved them out to the front of my closet floor, so that I won't skip over them and will wear them more.  I love the chunky heel on them that's a little lower than my other booties--they're more wearable for an every day purpose.

It seems like this week is flying by.  Since we had Monday off and I don't have class on Tuesdays, I just had a 4 day weekend! {Insert fist pump and techno beat}.  I caught up on school stuff, some sleep, and of course, friends on netflix.  Needless to say, it was pretty wonderful.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Buffalo Plaid KY








Skirt: J.Crew | Sweatshirt: c/o Shop Local KY | Necklace: c/o Moon & Lola | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Earrings: c/o BaubleBar | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: c/o Kendra Scott | Clutch: Clare V | Shoes: Kenneth Cole {similar} | Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo' 
Today, I'm teaming up with my gal Danielle from Lou What Wear to style this buffalo plaid sweater from Shop Local KY.  Y'all probably remember me talking about Danielle before, but if you haven't checked her out, make sure to do so here! She styled this blue buffalo plaid sweater, while I styled the red {hmm I wonder why}, and I was so excited to get the chance to team up with her & to collaborate with Shop Local KY.

Also, I snapped these photos over the weekend, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous.  It felt like spring in the middle of January--so yeah, I was diggin' it.  I almost felt like storing all of my coats away until I realized that we still have quite a few months left of winter.  Because of all this warmer weather, I've been wearing some light layers, and it feels oh so good!


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