Sweater & Jeans: New York and Company
Shoes: Sperry Top Sider
Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
We were all set to go to Louisiana this weekend but then just 2 hours out of town my cars battery died. We stopped at a rest stop and could not turn my car back on. It was already late at night and with only a couple days off, we decided to face it and not go. We were so thankful to have road side assistance because I don't know what we would have done at that point!
Despite the little hiccup during the weekend, we decided to enjoy the beautiful weather and go on a walk at a nearby park. This little park was only 8 miles from our home, so it was so nice to find somewhere that was both dog friendly and easy to walk. Fred just loved the park! He had so much fun. I think we will be going back very soon.
If you have a dog, where do you like walking your dog?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Spring is right around the corner. After that summer time! Soon you will get invites to pool parties. What to wear? Many think, I will just wear my bikini and cover up. Well, not so fast! Depending on where the pool party is, will determine what you should wear.
Here are my tips on what to wear to a pool party!:
Swimsuit: Victoria's Secret, Bobbi Brown Summer Collection, Shoes: Victoria's Secret, Sunglasses: Gucci.
When you have a pool party at the Hampton's, a yacht, country club, etc. it calls for a sophisticated look. To look expensive, look for a one piece (no bikini's here!) that has a classic look like the one above. I love black and white for this type of event. It's sophisticated and timeless. Pair the look with a floppy sunhat, sunglasses, and metallic sandals. Don't forget that cover up!
As for beauty, wear more makeup than you think. More often than not, you will be socializing over swimming. And if you do go swimming, it will probably be in a Jacuzzi. For makeup, go for a natural look with glowing skin.
Adult Pool Party or Spring Break
It's spring break and it's time to have fun! Pull out that fun printed bikini. Bikini's with strap detailing is big this summer, and it would be perfect for this event! Think bright and fun! I like the cover up above because it's perfect to get you from the hotel lobby to the pool.
As for beauty, obviously don't forget the sunscreen, minimalism is key. Lip gloss and waterproof mascara is all you need. Wear BB cream if you need some help evening out your skin.
Kids Pool Party
Dress: Modcloth, Swimming Suit: Boden, Laura Mercier Flawless Eye Essentials, Victoria's Secret Beach Tote, Shoes: Topshop
Going to a kids pool party this summer? It's time to cover up a little bit, but not too modest! I love a maxi dress for this type of situation. If you want to go swimming with the kiddo's, a retro one piece is fun and stylish. Also, it will keep everything in check! ;)
Bring a tote full with pool essentials, like toys, games, snacks and water.
As for beauty, you can wear makeup if you like. Again, minimalism is key. Waterproof mascara and lip gloss. You can swipe on a eye shadow a shade darker than your skin tone with a winged eye liner if you would like as well.
What would you wear to a pool party?
Many of my readers know of my weight loss but some of my new readers may not!
March is a special month for me because it marks my four year anniversary of successfully keeping off 80 pounds. I went from 223 pounds to 145 pounds and size 18 to size 6!
Did you know that only 5% of people successfully keep the weight off after a year of loosing the weight? I am proud to be in that small population. It has been a challenging road but also very rewarding.
Let me tell you about my weight loss story! Back in 2008 I meet my wonderful husband. Prior to that, I have always struggled with my weight. My family never taught me how to eat right or what exercise can do to benefit the body and mind. When we started to date, we ate out just about every day. I went from size 14 to size 18 in just over a year. In the spring of 2009 I was almost to size 20. I use to be that size right out of high school. I knew something had to change. It was getting out of control! I was unhappy with the way I looked and tired of trying to find clothes that would accommodate my size. I was walking to Subway when I saw a sign for Curves. It opened just that month. Something just clicked in me and I went in.
I don't remember the owners name, but she was so nice and encouraged me to change my life. I was a broke college student at that time, couldn't afford to join such a program but she was so nice to drop the enrollment fee for me. With the program, I was given a book on the "Curve's Diet" and was asked to come in at least 3x a week. Unfortunately, Curves closed after 3 months due to insufficient funds. I then went to YMCA and stuck to the same diet.
From that day, it took me 9 months to loose the 80 pounds.
What kind of diet you may ask? Well, just what you think. Cut the calories! I ate a 1500 calorie diet, eating more healthy foods and cutting the bad stuff. But everything in moderation! Curves allowed me to have those treats but in moderation. Such as one cup of ice cream! :)
It has been the most challenging things I have ever done in my life, but also the most rewarding.
If you want to loose weight, whether it be 5 or 50 pounds, YOU CAN DO IT! You have to be ready for change, ready to change your life in all aspects. It's a lifestyle change, not a quick fix if you want to be successful for long term.
It's never too late to change and to loose that weight!
Do you have a successful weight loss story? Share below and lets inspire each other!! :)
Resin Deco Necklace at Humble Chic for $58, Bright Neon Nautical Anchor notebook for €11.75 at Zazzle, Echo Design Cotton Pillow for $50 at All+Modern, Shoes and Handbag- YSL.
Spring is right around the corner. Neon is the perfect touch to a spring outfit. However, this year neon is not as prominent as last year. We are not seeing bright neon dresses, shirts, pants, etc. What we are seeing, are bright neon accessories to pair with outfits. So put away that neon dress and pull out that neon bag!
I would wear a LWD with these gorgeous neon pumps or pair the dress with a neon bag and nude pumps. If you have a pastel colored summer dress (another big trend this season!), the neon necklace above would pair perfectly with it! If you are not big on the neon trend, try sporting a neon lip with barely their eye makeup. I love the nail polish above as well, bright and fun!
You can also incorporate neon into your home decor! Put a neon pillow, lamp or vase in your living room. In your office put in a bright neon notebook or office accessory. It will brighten up your day!
How will you incorporate neon into your spring/summer wardrobe and home?
Dress: Victoria's Secret
Clutch: Gift from my Aunt
Lipstick: Maybelline Red Revival
This is what I wore on Valentine's Day this last Friday. I was so happy that it got cold enough to wear this gorgeous sweater dress made of angora wool. I have had it in my closet ever since I moved from Oregon! It's not too often you get to wear a heavy sweater dress like the one above in Florida!
I love the color of the dress and it's perfect for V-day. I paired it with sheer black hose and black pumps. I wore minimal jewelry because I wanted the dress to stand out. The perfect date dress! My husband loved it as well.
Also, this dress has proven to me that my fitness routine and eating right is paying off. If you didn't know, I started P90x3 in January. I am not following it strictly (just working out 3x a week) but I can definitely see a difference- especially in the lower half of my body. My husband says that he can see a difference too! He has been on the program as well, and he has lost around 5-10 lbs! :)
I also am planning to do more outfit posts in the future. I know I have been lacking! It's hard to fit them in when you have a busy work schedule. Plus, unfortunately I have to wear a work uniform so I don't get to wear many of my clothes anymore. That is why I always look forward to my days off, clothes freedom!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!