September 1, 2014
What Harlowe Wore
August 29, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 22, 2014
So the weather is officially weighted less toward Summer than Fall, but it’s still warm enough to let the legs out for their last bit of sun this year. This specific period that call for outfits that are both Summer and Fall appropriate and nothing is easier than a chunky sweater and skirt. Continue Reading
From Head to Toe
August 19, 2014
Over the last few years, I’ve slowly acquired a small handful of Rag and Bone pieces. It started with skinny jeans (last worn here) which were purchased after repeatedly hearing that their jeans are the best thing since sliced bread. I have not been disappointed. In fact, I got another pair of skinnies during the Nordstrom Sale. Continue Reading
August 18, 2014
Don’t worry – this is not your typical ‘cleanse diet’ post where I detail the benefits of abstaining from solid food for 3 days (losing 5 lbs, miraculous glowing skin, becoming 20% more productive). The truth is, I’ve tried juice cleanses a few times and they don’t actually make me feel great. Especially not while I am on them.
I eat fairly healthily, work out as often as I can (The photo above is of friends Julia, Kristin and I at TRX! ) and usually feel pretty good. Lately, that has changed. Between my job, blog, commute and family, I’ve found it difficult to stay motivated to make time to prep and cook wholesome meals. The Banker and I have had one too many gluten-free pizzas and washed them down with one too many glasses of chardonnay. I’ve noticed some changes in my mood and appearance: I have not been sleeping well and my skin is a little lackluster just to name a few. Whenever I’m not feeling great, I know it’s time to mix it up.
I’m not one to cook every night, so I figure this is a great excuse to put our newly-purchased Vitamix to use. Yesterday (as you may have seen on Instagram) we went to the farmer’s market and picked out some fruits and veggies – which we’ll pair with almond or coconut milk and frozen fruits. So begins my quasi-cleanse which I totally made up with no medical expertise at all. (That was me warning you!)
Just so we’re clear, here are my Quasi Cleanse ground rules:
- No booze (Side note: If you interact with me regularly, please do not offer me sangria. I am incapable of saying no. Seriously.)
- No dairy
- No gluten
- No red meat (I don’t eat it anyway, but just in case you want to join me!)
- For breakfast, I’ll have smoothies every day (See these smoothie recipes!)
- At least 30 minutes of physical activity each day
- Finally, and most importantly, if I happen to succumb to a momentary lapse in judgment, I’m not going to beat myself up about it
So, today marks the first day of my 5-day quasi cleanse and I am feeling very excited. What motivates you to stay healthy and fit and what tips can you share?
Easy Office Style
August 15, 2014
If you’re like me, shaving your legs can be an ordeal. It’s a tedious yet necessary task to be suffered by all skirt wearers globally. While it doesn’t happen everyday (despite my husband’s wishes), I try to capitalize on shave cycles by confidently adorning a skirt afterward. For office days, I like a chic skirt styled with a casual top. These skirts online at Metalicus are one of my closet staples.
August 13, 2014
This is the kind of shirt that looks more expensive than it actually is. Sure, it breaks two of my fashion purchase guidelines: Continue Reading
Back to Black Outfits
August 11, 2014
After college, I was more than partial to black outfits. I mean head-to-toe, no-regard-for-seasons black wardrobe for an entire year. Now, several (not that anyone is counting) years later, I’m resistant to the dark monochrome strategy; yet something about this dress and some casual shoes seems perfect. Wonderfully comfortable too. Continue Reading