• Training Tuesday – How My Fitbit has Changed My Lifestyle Forever

    I have gone from someone who didn’t really want to buy a Fitbit, just looking to see what all of the fuss was about, to someone who will drive home from work because I forget to put it back on after my shower. I am literally in love with my Fitbit. Because I was not completely sold on the benefits of using the product, I bought the cheapest one, the Fitbit Inspire. Along with the rubber, black band that came with the Fitbit, I also bought a cheap leather band off of Amazon to use when I would need to dress it up a little bit. Online, the band looks a little…

  • Sunday Shopping – Pieces for Hourglass Body Types.

    Hourglass body types have so many options when it comes to clothing pieces. However, I can see how dressing this body type can be somewhat intimidating to some people. An hourglass shape is so beautiful and it’s so easy to find pieces that can make you feel GORGEOUS. But, that’s the point! To find pieces that make you feel gorgeous. If you find something that doesn’t fit with the below pieces, do you, girl! Tops I don’t love the look of an obvious peplums. But, I love pieces that have a peplum shape without being one outright. These pieces really emphasize your waist and make an outfit go from frumpy…

  • Styling Saturday: Drab to Fab

    The outfit on the left is pretty chill for a casual day around the house or running errands. But, I wanted to mix it up a bit and put a little of my flare into it. Autumn Cashmere / Sweater – This sweater is soooooo soft and comfy. What really attracted me to it was its versatility. I love how it’s somewhat slouchy so it can be worn pretty casually. But, I also loved that I could see myself dressing it up with possibly a cream pair of slacks and nude flats on a chilly Spring day. It’s pretty breathable so it’s perfect for lounging around the house when it’s…

  • Training Tuesday – How I Got Into (and Keep Getting Into) Running

    I have been trying to get into jogging since I was in high school. I’ve picked up a few tricks here and there to make running more pleasurable for me. I still don’t run that far. BUT, I do try to make an effort to run often (about four times a week). Finding the Right Time to Start Training. I find it much easier and more enjoyable to run in the Summer. I absolutely love Summer weather and actually really enjoy being a little toasty and would much rather be sweating buckets than shivering even slightly. So, I got the most difficult part of running out of the way –…

  • Sunday Shopping – Stores I Browse for Preppy Looks

    I find it hard to pinpoint my style. It honestly depends on how I’m feeling that day and what influences I’ve recently had. If I’m watching a certain show and I’m digging their style, I’ll start to put together outfits that fit that theme for a couple weeks until I’m influenced by something else. But, I always seem to gravitate back to the classic style that is almost timeless. An aspect of this style is preppiness. I have my go-to stores for preppy, classic styles. I’ve picked a few pieces from some of these stores that I would buy and would fit into my idea of preppiness. Of course: I…

  • Styling Saturday: Drab to Fab

    This is one of my all-time favorite dresses as it can be styled so many different ways. (I bought this dress a couple years ago so it’s no longer being sold. But, I’ve linked some similars below.) It’s a little underrated because, at first glance, it’s pretty boring, ordinary. But, when paired with the right accessories, it can become anyone’s favorite piece in their closet. Here, I styled it pretty simply, as most people might style it: very relaxed, comfortable, and simple. But, below, I added a few pops of color and accessories I’ve had in my closet for years and I changed it from a boring dress to an…

  • Finance Friday: My Plan for Living in NYC on Less Than $2,000 a Month.

    I am currently preparing to move to NYC to spend a year volunteering with the organization City Year. I am SUPER excited to be doing something meaningful and important. But, another perk is getting out of the office setting I’ve spent a year and a half in. The tradeoff for doing something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time is that I’m going to be living pretty much paycheck to paycheck each month. This is going to be rough for a major shopaholic. But, I’ve created a pretty detailed budget plan that covers all of my necessities but also accounts for some fun activities as well.…

  • What I Wear Wednesday: OOTD

    Dress / Similar Sneakers I absolutely love this dress. It’s a super soft gauzy material that breathes really well in the heat. I go on walks everyday and this dress, although long sleeve, doesn’t affect me too much in the humidity, allowing me to keep my PALE skin covered. My shoes are a huge staple in my wardrobe. Although they no longer sell them, they’re still my favorite (they’re my second pair). They feel like walking on clouds and, if I’m not already wearing them, I pop them on before my walk. Overall, this is a pretty comfy outfit, which is something I strive for now that I’m staying home…

  • Tuesday Training – How My Workout Routine Has Changed in Quarantine

    I feel like my love for fitness has been heightened during quarantine, specifically because I really don’t have anything else during my day to look forward to (other than hitting the pool). I absolutely love waking up early, starting my day, and getting exercising out of the way. In an effort to keep things interesting, I’ve been looking around for new routines and products to keep me on my toes. Here’s what I’ve been doing thus far during quarantine but I’m going to make an effort to mix it up each week and mark my progress every Tuesday. To see my previous routine, that included working out at 5AM, take…

  • Sunday Shopping – My Search for Americorp Uniform Items.

    I will be doing a year with Americorp’s City Year starting in a few weeks. Because we are working in schools, there seems to be a fairly strict dress code and uniform. In order to comply, I will be wearing a City Year polo and black pants and shoes. I have a pair of black pants but wanted to stock up on a few more so that I’m not constantly doing laundry or wearing dirty clothes. Loft is one of my FAVORITE places to shop for pants because I’m fairly short and it’s always so difficult for me to find pants that fits correctly. But, their trousers always fit me…

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