Nike Running Shoes / Nike Jacket / Ellie Truth or Dare Racer Top* / Ellie Kiss Me Capri Pants* / Ray Ban Sunglasses
I’m a strong believer that exercise alters your mood, decreases stress level, balances out hormones, helps with weight struggle, and boosts confidence dramatically. I’ve been an athlete my entire life (I did grow up with five brothers after all!), and being active is a big part of my life to this day. While whipping myself into shape, I like to make sure I have lightweight, good quality clothing on. The pants I’m wearing are light, but strong enough to absorb sweat and keep me dry. I tend to keep my shirts dark because I sweat often, and don’t want anything sticking to me. This top is thin and soft, and I’m able to move comfortably in it. Above is my go-to outfit for a run outside or a spin class.
*Items were gifted
It finally feels like Spring in the nation’s capital, and we are all extremely excited. The cherry blossoms are blooming, and people are starting to come out of hibernation-myself included! I’ve been stalking Pinterest lately for Spring/Summer backyard ideas, and refreshing cocktails. 20 mins just looking around turned into an hour which turned into this post. I should know by now that 20 mins on Pinterest means over an hour…easily.
Well I hope the pictures above are you getting you excited for Spring, and regarding the chocolate chip cookie picture-it’s paleo & I can’t wait to bake them!
[Last batch of brussels sprouts for the winter....farewell]
[my roommate gifted me my initials & I decorated them with several buttons.]
[Tory Burch-Valentine's Day gift from the boy]
[Tracey Reece for Target dessert plates are now decoration....Confession: I've never eaten off of them, and probably wont!]
[Good food & drinks with the ladies]
Zara Dress / Vintage Earrings / Nordstrom Clutch / Michael Kors Jacket / Zara Shoes
I snagged this Zara LBD (little black dress) during my last trip to NYC & figured this would be a good transitional piece from Winter to Spring. I often buy season transition pieces simply because I can wear them year round instead of during a certain time of year.
One tip I like to follow while shopping is thinking of the different occasions where I can wear the piece so I know I’ll get enough use of the clothes. I recommend always thinking ahead while shopping, because if you don’t-that’s how clothes stay in your closet for forever & still have the tags on. Hate when that happens!