When I booked my cruise a few months ago I started buying swimsuits like crazy, then I quickly realized that I needed to get back into my fitness routine. I love being outdoors when I am working out instead of in a smelly gym, so the recent heat in Dallas has encouraged me to get out more. Theses cropped leggings from Under Armour are great for outdoor workouts, because they provide more coverage than shorts but breathe well in warm weather. I typically do interval workouts, so this galaxy print sports bra from Under Armour helps me stay cool during high intensity portions of my workout.
Post workout I am typically starving and look for a healthy snack that will benefit my workout with protein and unprocessed ingredients. KiZE Concepts are a delicious way to help me fuel my best and gain the most from my fitness routine. Not only are KiZE bars made with all-natural ingredients you can recognize on the label, but they also give back 10% or one bar of every box to their “Feeding Fund”. This fund helps provide either food or funds to their community partners (Oklahoma Cleats for Kids, Tenaciously Teal and With All My Heart). My favorite flavors include Vanilla Almond, Cocoa, Peanut Butter and Almond Butter. KiZE uses natural and recognizable ingredients such as raw sage honey, gluten free rolled oats, pure whey protein, raw almonds and unsweetened cocoa. If you live in Dallas you can purchase KiZE bars at Whole Foods (Uptown, Highland Park, Forest Lane and Richardson locations), The Pilates Barre, The Juice Bar and Zynn 22!
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Easter was last weekend, which means I’m back in white (jeans)! I was raised with very strict instructions to only wear white after Easter and before Labor Day, so I am still getting use to the idea of winter white and have not figured out how to pull it off yet. White jeans pair so well with light neutral colors like these tan Kate Spade heels and my favorite tee in sand from Urban Outfitters. I found these skinny white jeans at Gap and love the cropped leg and high waisted fit. I am wearing a size 25 and it fits well through the leg with enough stretch to move around. Shop more of my favorite light neutrals to pair for spring below! xoxo
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Cloth & Stone is one of my favorite brands sold at Anthropologie, they have the softest material and very flattering cuts. This dress was an obvious buy for me as soon as I tried it on, because it is so comfortable and casual. I chose to buy the sky blue color (also comes in light pink, sand and white) because the other colors were slightly see through and looked more of a beach vibe. I am wearing a size extra small, which fits well through the hips and is long enough to be work appropriate with heels. My only complaint about this dress is that the material, while it feels great, easily wrinkles.
I wore this dress to a Dallas Meetup event last Wednesday evening at Lion + Witch where Ashley from The Teacher Diva spoke about her journey though blogging and the importance of analytics. Lion + Witch (located in Highland Park) is owned by the same lady who owns Milk + Honey on Greenville, but Lion + Witch has a completely different feel and style. If you live in the Dallas area, I highly recommend checking out their new arrivals and inspiring store decor! xoxo
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I recently booked my first cruise, and even though it is a whole 60 days away, I immediately started shopping for beach clothes (whoops)! I found this striped set at Nordstrom and both the skirt and top are currently 40% off the original price! I ordered the crop top in a small just in case it was tight on the arms, but I would have been fine with an extra small (it does not fit tightly on the arms). Since the skirt is fitted at the waist, I ordered it in an extra small. I love the button detail down the front of the skirt, as well as the very useful pockets. This striped set is perfect for a day at the beach or a causal patio dinner. Shop more of my favorite beach ready sets below! xoxo
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Here in Dallas it seems like winter never happened, spring has arrived and caught me off guard. I finally traded my dark nail polish for a lighter shade, but needed to refresh the rest of my daily makeup. When searching for products to lighten my daily eye look, I found a variety of shadows perfect for spring at Clinique. I typically like to use a simple eyeshadow pallet, thin eyeliner and of course a full mascara. I found everything I needed to create my spring eye look at Clinique, including an easy to use eyeliner and mascara.
To create my spring eye look, I started with a primer on my lids (I used Chanel CC Cream number 30), then covered my entire eyelid with Clinique Lid Pop 02 Cream Pop. I lined my lashes with Clinique Lid Pop 05 Willow Pop and blended toward the crease of my lid. Using Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen 01 Black, I tight-lined my lashes before applying Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara 01 Jumbo Jet for full, dark and long lashes. I was able to achieve the liquid eyeliner look without the mess and hassle thanks to the eyelining pen. While my spring look was more neutral, Clinique has some bolder eye colors to match any spring wardrobe including 08 Petal, 10 Grape, and 11 Surf. Shop the entire Clinique Lip Pop Eyeshadow collection, as well as their eyeliner and mascara at clinique.com. xoxo
This post was in collaboration with The Blog Societies and Clinique. All views are my own.
Images via Mel.