27 Jan 2015

spring is coming, spring is coming!

Okay, so I love layering and flannel and blanket scarves and starbucks red cups as much as the next girl. But every January/February I get SO excited when stores start putting on their Spring arrivals! It makes me so anxious for spring break and beach trips and laying in the sun.

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In Texas, you really never know if it’s picnic weather or a total ice storm in January. I love days like today though where it’s sunny and 70 and perfect to start mixing that winter wardrobe with new spring arrivals. Maybe Spring weather hits your part of the country a little later than January, but regardless…I love mixing sweaters with cutoffs, tank tops with light trench coats, etc. I’ve put together a little shopping guide for you of some of my favorite Spring arrivals from lots of different sites! Enjoy! (Also, today everything from LOFT is 40% off! They’ve got some great new arrivals!)

23 Jan 2015

fashion meets fitness

2015 is now here and moving faster than I can believe! January is a time when gyms are full of people who have made & are sticking with their New Years Resolutions. I just wanted to share a few tips (and outfits!) to help you stay fit in the new year!

  1. Make reasonable goals for yourself. You’re way more likely to continue to work out, stay active, if you have something you’re working towards. But, if you’ve never run more than a mile, maybe don’t make it your goal to run a marathon by march. Try signing up for a 5K or a 10K to keep you motivated and on track!
  2. Get into a routine. Figure out what time of day is best for you to work out and stick with that. I’ve heard it takes 21 days to form a habit. So, set your schedule (ie: every Monday, Wednesday Friday from 6:30-7:30am), and stick with that for 3 weeks straight! After that, it should be as easy as breathing…right?
  3. Make it fun! Working out and being active is way more fun when you can do it with a running buddy, or go to a class that you really enjoy. I also love my fitbit because it helps me stay active even when I’m not “working out”. Working out is also way more fun when you can look cute while doing it…

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Down Vest: Patagonia | Grey hooded shirt: Gap | Tennies: Nike Frees | Space Dye Leggings: Zella

Which brings me to my next point! Let’s all look our best and feel our best when we work out. Here are some of my favorite work out pieces that are not just great for running or yoga classes, but you can actually wear when running errands or grabbing lunch. I wear my Zella leggings…probably way too much.

First, start with a good pair of tights. All of these are great for running, yoga, or just everyday wear. I love all the bright colors + fun patterns

Next, cold weather gear. It’s so easy to make excuses in these cold months to not go work out. Layer up in some of these great jackets and then you’ll have no excuse, right?

Lastly, you will get nowhere with your work out regime if you don’t have a good pair of shoes! I just started running in these Nikes and have had a great experience so far! I also really like Mizunos. Running shoes aren’t cheap, but they are worth the investment if you want to stay away from injury.

Make sure to check out my pinterest board for more great activewear + fitness tips!

21 Jan 2015

a hint of leopard.

I am such a fan of being comfy, and if I am not in a pair of sweats or my favorite lounge denim, then I love to add a little chic-ness to the leisure look. T I P S: add a statement vest with a rad shirt dress.






19 Jan 2015

valentine’s day gift guide <3

Hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is now less than a month way! Everyone has different opinions on this holiday, but here’s mine: it’s the greatest day ever. A day to celebrate love and eat chocolate and everything is red and pink. Lo & I have put together a little gift guide for anyone who needs some ideas for their man!

1) gin rummy glass // “they are so cool and masculine // jase loves ours” – Lo

2) steak knives

3) whiskey rocks

4) Habanero Escobar Beef Jerky

5) the yummiest coffee

6) for the photographer

7) a cool duffel bag for weekend trips

8) a new pair of running shoes
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I am also in love with this new pullover we got for Michael this weekend. It’s Patagonia – so it’s super sporty and athletic, but the buffalo check makes it so on trend and great for a casual date night too!

Shop our Valentine’s day gift picks here, or check out my gift guide on Pinterest!

16 Jan 2015

casually striped.

This is my go-to running-errands ensemble. Neutrals have started dominating my closet, and I incorporate the outfit pop in textures and prints rather than color (aka stripes, sweatshirt arms, and denim all over).




15 Jan 2015

a sweater + skinnies

there’s something so wonderful about a good sweater that you can throw on with skinnies and have a complete outfit. yes, it’s always fun to dress up and layer and accessorize, but I think there’s so much beauty in simplicity as well.

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sweaterhandbag | scarf (buy one get one free!) | skinny jeans | long necklace | horseshoe necklace | booties

Shop my look here!

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