Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Turquoise Dress...

dress: shabby apple c/o | bag: michael kors via tanger outlets c/o {last seen here + here; similar style} | boots: mia via nordstrom rack {last seen here; very similar style} | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | lips: 'red revival' by maybelline

Wait a second, are those leaves on the ground? I still cannot believe it's September, but so excited for fall dresses and booties. This dress is another fall favorite from Shabby Apple. Btw, I'm taking over their Instagram today so be sure to follow along for sneak peaks of tomorrow's post (I saved my most favorite look for last... you are going to love the skirt!).

xo


Monday, September 15, 2014

Stepping into Fall...

top: shabby apple c/o | pants: anthropologie | vest: anthro | hat: gypsy threads c/o | shoes: nine west {craving these!} | bag: ralph lauren via tj maxx {similar here} | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | bracelet: mindy mae c/o | lips: 'st germain' by mac

Hello again! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the lovely guest posts last week. I am back from Maui and finally getting caught up today. I can't wait to share more photos from our trip soon, but in the meantime, I'm looking forward to some of my favorite fall trends: florals, jewel tones and soft shades of gray (no pun intended). ;)

What are you looking forward to wearing this fall?

Special thanks to Ashlee Brooke Photography for the amazing pics.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fitness Friday: Two Confessions & Three Recipes from a Breakfast Addict

Bahh! Every time I see my amazing friend, Trish Allen, I get so excited to work out. Beyond her obviously inspiring physique, Trish has the most uplifting, fun personality of anyone I know. All she has to do is say hi with a big hug and I suddenly believe I can achieve any fitness goal I set for myself (probably one of the reasons she runs such a successful training center in Lehi, UT).

I am so happy Trish was willing to guest post for me today while I'm in Maui and I hope you feel just as inspired after you read her tips and recipes below. Some of you may remember the last time Trish visited LittleMissFearless.com (read our Q/A here). I can't wait to share more of Trish's tips and tricks on health and fitness in upcoming Fitness Friday posts.

Enjoy!

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Confession #1: I am a morning person. My own personal solitude takes place in the early hours of the morning, before the sun has risen, and while my house is still quiet. In these still hours I plan, create, meditate, and conquer my own private victories that set the tone for the rest of the day.

Confession #2: Breakfast is the real high-light of my morning. It nourishes my body, satisfies my cravings, and gives me energy for challenges that lie ahead...that and because breakfast just tastes so dang good! If it was up to me, I would have breakfast for every meal.

As a nutritionist and health coach, I have the opportunity to experiment with and create new recipes on a regular basis. Some are good, others are great, and a few go back to the drawing board for further review. Below you’ll find three of my favorite, go-to recipes that have made it off the drawing board and help me start the morning right. Enjoy them, experiment with them, and make them your own. And, if you’d like to see more recipes, visit my website at spoonsandbells.com.

OVERNIGHT OATS

  • 1/3 cup dry rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (approximately 24-28 grams of protein)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • cinnamon and stevia (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fruit of choice 

Combine oats, protein powder, yogurt, milk, cinnamon and stevia in a bowl. Mix well, over the bowl, and store in fridge overnight. The next morning, add a 1/2 cup (or 1/2 piece of fruit) to the oats. Eat cold. 


BANANA AVOCADO SHAKE

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (approximately 24-28 grams of protein)
  • 1/2 banana (sliced and frozen)
  • 1 oz avocado
  • 1/3 cup dry rolled oats
  • handful of spinach or kale
  • ice, water
  • stevia (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. The avocado might seem like a random addition, but it makes this shake so creamy!


FETA WRAP

  • 1 whole-grain tortilla (brown rice, wheat, etc)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 slice nitrate-free turkey bacon
  • 2 TB feta cheese
  • handful of spinach

Cook bacon and crumble into small pieces. Sauté spinach in a frying pan until wilted. Cook eggs in a frying pan, adding spinach, crumbled bacon, and feta cheese while cooking. Spoon eggs into the center of tortilla and roll-up. Add a side of seasonal fruit.

Be sure to check out spoonsandbells.com, and get more fitness inspiration by following Trish on Instagram!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#AirportStyle w/ For All Things Lovely!

Tank: J. Crew | Jeans: Forever 21 | Sandals: Everlane c/o | Hat: J. Crew | Handbag: ZAC Zac Posen c/o {on major sale!} | Sunnies: Prada | Necklaces: Stella & Dot + T Audrey c/o {similar} | Lips: YSL 'Lush Coconut' #1


Today's #AirportStyle is coming to you from the always-classy Megan Runion of the blog For All Things Lovely. Megan is a natural when it comes to effortless, inspiring looks that make you feel polished and put together. Her style is always on-point and her travel style is no exception.

Here are Megan's tips for how to dress (stylish, comfortable, practical) when traveling.
Enjoy!

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What is your #airportstyle? How do you decide what to wear? Do you go for pure comfort, or plan for an IG-worthy #OOTD?

My airport style is all about comfort and functionality.  I always wear something oversized for comfort while sitting, flats for slipping on and off and a large carry all that can hold my necessities.

When overpacking is NOT an option, how do you decide what to leave behind?

I typically pack by the outfit, not just miscellaneous pieces.  If I just threw all of my favorite items into a suitcase, I would look like a crazy person for what I would be able to put together.  The only thing I ever leave behind is something that might be taking up too much space and I could possibly do without, such as a hairdryer (you can always use one at the hotel/resort) or a bulky piece of clothing that you can take out because you packed layers.

Outfits: How do you plan your outfits for your trip? Do you buy a whole new wardrobe for the week? Do you pack a variety of looks so you have options depending on mood, itinerary, etc.? 

I typically know the outfits I’m planning on wearing and for which night/occasion before we leave.  I definitely purchase a few new things, but always take staples that are closet necessities as well.

Any tips/tools for organizing and fitting as much as possible in your suitcase?

I am not the best at this, but a few tricks I do use are packing items inside your beach bag, rolling bigger items like towels or sweaters and using shoe bags for holding intimates.

What are your top 3 cant-live-without items when traveling (aside from the obvi: toothbrush, phone charger, underwear, etc.)? 

A hat (summer or winter), face moisturizer and a fabulous pair of heels.

What’s in your carry-on or handbag? 

A light weight blanet, a travel organizer, a hairbrush, face moisturizer, chapstick, my ipod, Listerine strips, a fashion magazine and a change of clothes.

Be sure to check out ForAllThingsLovely.com and keep up with Megan on her travels via Instagram.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fearless Faves: #AirportStyle

outfit: denim // tee // tote // sweater // shoes
accessories: iphone case \\ power card \\ hat \\ glasses \\ necklace



A few IG snapshots of my #AirportStyle...
Follow along on Instagram for more snippets of my trip to Maui!

 

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