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Last day to shop the ShopBop sale

September 30, 2017

Happy Saturday! Today is the last day to shop the ShopBop sale! Here are my favorite picks: 

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Top on sale!

Sweater on sale!

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Dress on sale!

Jeans on sale! 

 

I am planning on doing a life update post soon! So many big changes lately – I passed the bar exam so now I am officially an attorney! 

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cute athleisure + my favorite work out

September 15, 2017

I love athleisure – it’s perfect for work around the house, running errands, and actually working out! I looove Alo and Zella leggings (#1-4). Since starting Pure Barre almost two years ago, I have started collecting more and more leggings and cute workout tops/sports bras.  

Pure Barre is a 55 minute class offered at Pure Barre studios. I really like it because it focuses on the main woman “problem areas” – arms, abs, butt, and thighs. This is this first time I have stuck with working out for a long time (I have taken a couple months break throughout my 2 years at Pure Barre due to school, traveling, being sick, etc.). One of my favorite parts: you don’t wear shoes, just socks! Pure Barre just launched a new class, Pure Empower. Pure Empower is more cardio based class – it is 10 minutes shorter but you burn more calories and sweat way more (in a regular pure barre class sometimes you don’t get sweaty at all)! Pure Barre also focuses on lengthening your muscles and making them lean. The classes are always pretty difficult because the teachers change the routines often (adding new moves/exercises) so different muscles are always being worked. In addition, the difficulty of the class makes you forgot outside distractions and causes you to focus and have a “mind body connection.”

I now feel that I have to do some sort of exercise each day or at least every other day even if it is just taking my dogs on a walk! I just realized that I am happier and feel so much better overall when I do something “good” for my body. The other thing that I make sure I do everyday is to drink lots of water! Tommy told me the other day that my body has become a lot more toned since we first started dating! 🙂

Weekend sales:

Anthropologie: extra 25% off sale

Steve Madden: extra 70% off sale

Ann Taylor: 40% off select items 

Rebecca Minkoff: up to 50% off select items 

Wayfair: up to 70% off select items

Asos: $50 off of $200 code: EXTRA50

 

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My Travel Diary: The Breakers Weekend

September 8, 2017

Hi everyone! I have not been blogging lately because I went out of the country and just have been pretty busy lately with wedding planning, etc.

I wanted to do a post about my trip to The Breakers last month which is located in Palm Beach, Florida. It is about a four hour drive from my house in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The resort is absolutely gorgeous! It was such a nice getaway with my fiancé! They upgraded our room from partial ocean view to full ocean view. We really didn’t leave the resort the whole time because they pretty much have everything at the resort property (and we were only there for a weekend). 

 

The hallways near our room ^

Our room

The view from our balcony

Waiting for the shuttle to take us to the Flagler Steakhouse for dinner 

The front of The Breakers at night 

Palm trees line the entrance 

The front of the resort 

Interior of the entrance

Interior of the lobby 

This fish tank is inside of the Seafood bar – so cool! 

We spent Saturday early afternoon at the pool! The frozen skinny margaritas were delish!

Out on the balcony after the pool

Swimsuit Top // Bottoms 

Swimsuit // cover-up

Dress // Purse // Wedges – currently on sale!

My brunch outfit 

Dress – on sale! // Sandals // Purse – Louis Vuitton // Bracelet – David Yurman

Drinks at the Seafood bar with my love!

Dress – c/o Fig & Willow boutique

We got to The Breakers late Friday night. After we checked in, we went up to our room to get ready to go out. We ended up at HMF (inside the resort) which is a bar/ restaurant. We ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine. HMF had a DJ playing music while we ate and drank.  The next morning we woke up and headed to brunch. Brunch was absolutely delicious. I am not  a breakfast person and I thought the brunch was soooo good. There was so much to choose from. We decided to skip lunch since we ate a lot at brunch. Tommy and I spent the afternoon at the pool. There are multiple outdoor pools, including an adult only pool. Later, we met one of my good friends from law school and her sister, at the Seafood bar for drinks and appetizers. After that, we headed to dinner at the Flagler Steakhouse. Everywhere we ate was  delicious…calories don’t count on vacation 🙂  

The next morning we relaxed until check-out. We drove around the Island and explored some before heading back home. In conclusion, we loved our weekend get away to The Breakers! I am hoping to return soon! 

 

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25 things about me for my 25th birthday!

August 21, 2017

Dress // Shoes // Hair (c/o MyDry Blowout Bar)

Yesterday, I turned 25 and decided to do a blog post with 25 facts about me! I had a great weekend with family, friends, and my fiancé. I definitely feel very loved! 

25 FACTS:

1 – My favorite subject in school has always been history (It still is my favorite thing to learn about). It is also my favorite genre of books to read. My favorite type of history is American history especially the Civil War and WWII. I also was fascinated by fashion history as a child and still have some of those fashion books!

2 – My favorite food item is potatoes. I absolutely love them anyway they can be cooked – mashed, baked, fried, scalloped, au gratin, etc! (However I hate sweet potatoes)

3 – I’ve lived all over the United States since my dad was in the Navy. We lived in California (San Diego, Coronado, and Camarillo), Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida (where I was born and where I live now)! My favorite is Florida 🙂

4 – Tommy, my fiancé, and I met on Tinder. Surprisingly, for our first date he took me out to Roy’s in Jax Beach!

5 – We have three yellow labs. Two are English Labradors, they are stockier, have thicker tails, and have “block” heads. The other (Moose) is an American Lab. The two English Labs (Bay and Cali) are half-sisters, they have the same dad and both came from Deep Run Retrievers in Virginia.

6 – My favorite perfume is the original Tory Burch perfume!

7 – I really like to cook. I cook dinner all the time for Tommy and I. It is so much better than eating out all the time!

8 – My favorite type of food is Italian. I love vodka pasta!

9 – I am getting married February 17, 2018! Less than 200 days from now.

10 – I am the oldest of four children. I have two sisters and one brother. My youngest sibling and I are ten years apart!

11 -I went to Florida State University for my undergraduate degree and majored in Criminology and minored in Psychology. I was a Delta Gamma at FSU.

12 – My favorite thing to drink besides water is red wine and champagne. My favorite type of red wine is Merlot. I am not really into drinking liquor and beer. However, I do love margaritas!

13 – I hate shopping in person. I love shopping online!

14 – My favorite workout is Pure Barre. I absolutely love it! I was never someone that was really into working out but I definitely enjoy Pure Barre. You don’t think about anything else while you are working out because it is so challenging. I also like the fact that you just wear socks!

15 -My favorite sport to watch is football. My favorite team is the FSU Seminoles – go noles! My favorite professional team is the Jaguars since I am from/live right next to Jacksonville.

16 – I really want to travel to Europe (Italy, Greece, Germany, France, and Austria). I’ve only been to Ireland so far.

17 – I am a very organized person! Tommy and I’s closet is color coordinated and everything is very organized! Everything in our house has a specific place aka the item has a “home.” My mom is a professional organizer so she definitely rubbed off on me and she showed me how to organize my closet with baskets, containers, etc.

18 – I love when everything goes according to what I plan. I love planning – trips, parties at my house, etc. I also really like to look at menus before I go to restaurants.

19 – I think the best way to drink coffee is black. The only time I don’t drink it black is when I go to Starbucks, I order a skinny iced caramel macchiato.

20 – I am 5′ 8.” I am the tallest female in my family.

21 – My favorite accessory right now are big earrings (tassel, beaded, etc.)

22 – I prefer email and text over talking on the phone…exception: I like talking to my mom over the phone.

23 – I love having candles burning in our house all the time. It makes the house feel so much more cozy and it smells good too! 

24 – I don’t really have a favorite tv show but I really like Botched, Tosh.0, House of Cards, Narcos, and The Bachelor/Bachelorette. 

25 – I love make-up! I love looking my best all the time! I am not afraid to not wear make-up, some days I don’t. I just feel best and most put together when I completely get ready head to toe with make-up included. 

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