Sundaze

This weather has been driving me bananas lately, one day it's 70 the next its 40 and rainy - get it together mother nature! Luckily the days it has been nice I've been off work and got to spend some time outside! I'm all about the summer casual look...a crop top and jean shorts are one of my easy go-to outfits. I linked a similar top in black and a super cute halter one (which I'm so excited are coming back!) below, along with these jean shorts I always get so many questions about. Have a great day dolls! 

SHOP THIS LOOK


Headed to Dinner


Moto jackets have been on rotation in my wardrobe lately - it's not warm enough to go without a jacket, but it's too warm for a heavy coat. Here's a look I wore to dinner last weekend - I wanted to dress it up a bit, so I threw on a great pair of statement earrings (only $10!), and nude heels. Hope you have a wonderful day - you may have seen on Instagram, my little has been sick all week, and now I've got it, so we will be cuddled up on the sofa today watching Disney Junior - thrilling ;). 

jacket: zara (similar here - love this one and only $110) / top: forever 21 / jeans: shopbop / shoes: zara (similar here) / earrings: windsor c/o / sunnies: celine / bag: saint laurent (sold out, similar here)



She is Strong



It's Monday again my loves, another weekend that was too short! Today is an extremely emotional and painful day for me - my mom starts her first round of chemotherapy. Some of you know that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy last month. We recently found out that although her cancer was small and caught early, she needs chemotherapy and radiation. The breast cancer diagnosis didn't feel real until I got to go home for the surgery, and this certainly doesn't feel real. It's definitely one of those situations you see happening to other people and think it will never happen to someone so close to you. My mom has had such a positive attitude throughout all this and has shown a new side to herself - she is so strong, courageous and is a fighter! It's times like these I wish I was closer to home but I know she has a great support system around her to fill in for me! Today I will be rocking my "she is strong" tee and be sending good vibes to her way all day long. Love you mom, kick cancers butt!



You can buy the tee here. Have a great start to your week! xo


Fit Friday: Isagenix Weeks One & Two

As you know,  I'm striving to make health & fitness a priority in my life (but it's definitely something I struggle with on a daily basis). If you've been following our blog for a while, you know I'm a mom to a 1.5 year-old babe, and the changes that your body goes through during pregnancy are simply amazing, but I've never been completely happy with my body after baby. I had been holding off on joining a gym in NYC, but after constantly feeling sluggish and relying on caffeine to get me through the day, I decided to bite the bullet and get a membership. When we moved to NYC, I left the business world to stay home with our daughter, and I've found that going to the gym has given me a sense of independence that I used to feel in my career (I'm sure many stay-at-home mamas can relate). I get an hour to myself to work towards bettering my health and overall happiness. My goals are to lose some fat, but mostly gain muscle and lean out. 
28 weeks pregnant - summer of 2012

Anyway, moving on to the main subject of today's post: Isagenix. If you haven't heard of it, you can read more about it here. I mentioned a couple weeks ago I was starting a 30-day cleanse and I've completed the first two weeks, so wanted to share my experience thus far. Overall, I'm enjoying it - it's not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated, and I'm definitely noticing improvements in my sleep, energy levels (I've had NO CAFFEINE for two weeks - never thought that statement would come out of my mouth), skin, and fitness. I've summed up my first two weeks below, enjoy! 

Week 1:
Pretty simple, and painless (except for the no coffee thing - I miss my lattes!!!!). Without going into too much detail, I started week 1 by replacing two meals/day (I chose breakfast & lunch) with an Isagenix shake. Snacks throughout the day stayed the same - fruit, veggies, hummus, etc, and I had a regular (600-800 calories) dinner each night. Drinking a minimum of 60 oz of water/day. Overall, not too difficult. There were times when I wanted to cave and eat what was in front of me, AKA what my husband was eating (grilled cheese at Bryant Park, ice cream from the 25 ice cream trucks roaming the city, peanut butter french toast...), but I didn't - and I'm happy about that! I did have Mexican food one night, but a small portion so I wouldn't ruin my entire day - it's all about moderation. I hit the gym 3 times this week - 45 minutes of pretty intense cardio (500+ calories burned), followed by 15 minutes of weights + abs. On to week 2 (which includes a real 'cleanse' day - nervous for that!).

This water bottle is the only way I'll stay on track with my H2O. 
Week 2:
Really feeling improvements in my energy levels and sleep, and noticing my skin looks brighter. Experienced my first "deep cleanse" day on Tuesday, and it was not as bad as I expected. I was not starving (there are cleansing drinks that you have 4 times/day, and a few snacks you can eat to curb your cravings). Woke up feeling extra energized on Wednesday after my cleanse day, and cleaned my entire apartment - all 1,200 sq feet ;). The rest of the week has been pretty simple, and I'm noticing changes in my abdomen - it's definitely not where I want it to be, but it feels much tighter. I've been to the gym twice this week, and planning to go again tomorrow. I've decided to wait until the end of the 30 days to post my "overall" results (if I lose weight or inches).

New sneakers to keep me excited about going to the gym ;). I was so happy to hear that new workout gear helps you ladies stay motivated as well! HAPPY FRIDAY lovahhhs! xo 


Vans


SHOP THIS LOOK


Perfect Striped Tee

 #Humpday. A casual look I wore last weekend to grab a late lunch. I've been searching for the perfect black and white striped tee - I didn't want it to feel too nautical, and was so happy when I found this one at American Apparel. I'm planning to order a few more colors - it's the perfect basic tee. I always get so many questions about these jeans - they are by One Teaspoon. Have an amazing day ladies! xx

jacket: she inside (only $57!)
jeans: one teaspoon
sunnies & bag: celine
sandals: zara (sold out, similar here)


Forever21 Steal

Hi babes! Hope your week is off to a great start! No complaints over here - I'm in gorgeous Miami! I've been having the best luck in the dress department at Forever21 lately! This is by far my favorite - its casual, comfortable and it creates an easy breezy look - will definitely be a staple in my summer wardrobe!

SHOP THE LOOK

Easy Breezy


Happy Monday, loves! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, why does Monday always have to come so soon? Spring is finally upon us, and I took full advantage with this look - this tank + wide-leg pants combo is so comfortable, it will be a great option for summer in the city. I love this top - it's just sheer enough, and the hemline is great. I finally found my sunglasses online - I always get questions about where to find them. I got mine at Barney's, but they are actually $100 less here, they are my absolute favorites! Have a great day xo! 

jacket / tank c/o / pants / shoes / sunnies / bag / bra 


NEWER POSTS OLDER POSTS HOME