It's 5 Degrees and I'll Wear a Kimono if I Want To

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kimono: ASOS; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Tank: AE; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Booties: Sam Edelman (last year); Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Gorjana Layer Necklace

Yes, it's WAY too cold to be baring my pasty white arms. But have you ever seen a puffy coat look chic? Me either. So for the sake of some blog photos, I shivered and smized like we were shooting in Hawaii. Speaking of Hawaii, this kimono is slightly reminiscent of my favorite tropical location. All the more reason to wear it during this never-ending polar vortex. Don't you agree?

LOVE layering dainty gold necklaces

Thank you J for the pics!


The Big Reveal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

So there's no actual big reveal. But I did complete my cleanse last weekend and am feeling great. If you followed along on Twitter, you know I tried a variation of the Sacred Heart diet for six days (the BF and I opted to enjoy football on Sunday and eat whatever we wanted instead of the "Miracle Soup"). This cleanse was more to prove to myself that I do in fact have SOME willpower (woohoo!) I lost a total of six pounds but the biggest improvement has been my change in attitude towards crappy food. Okay so I'd be lying if I said I am miraculously cured of my chocolate cravings but I haven't tried to order pizza since completing the diet and that's a HUGE accomplishment for me. We are continuing to incorporate more fruits, veggies and lean protein into our diet and we are working sessions at the gym back into our schedules as well. I have always been blessed with a high metabolism and I was an athlete throughout my high school and college years so this whole late-20s body changing/metabolism going down the drain thing is BS. But, such is life, right? I plan to welcome my 30th birthday in August looking and feeling my best yet!

Back to regular posting next week... Thanks for sticking with me and cheering me on during my cleanse!


Hi Again!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Apologies for the radio silence lately... I took some time off before and after Christmas and ended up getting a couple extra days off thanks to Winter Storm Hercules (seriously with that name?) So needless to say, it's taken me some time to get back into the swing of things. Not to mention I've been feeling a bit uninspired. Maybe it's the Christmas cookies sticking to my hips or the fact that the only pants I feel comfortable in are my bulky, fleece-lined sweatpants (hey, just being real!) but I'm hoping once the polar vortex lifts, (again, seriously with the apocalypse-esque terminology?) my mood will follow suit. 

Seeing outfits I've posted from the past year helps and blogging is truly something I have enjoyed over the past two years. Have you ever hit a lull like this? How do you pull yourself out of the funk? I'm getting back into the gym and starting a 7 day cleanse next week (check it out here if you're interested in joining me!) and I vow to blog/tweet my experience and results along the way. Hopefully I'll be back to regular posting soon!

Thanks for sticking with me!