Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#iamiconic

top: white house black market c/o | pants: whbm c/o | shoes: steve madden | bag: tory burch | glasses: prada | watch: marc jacobs {sold out; need this style!} | bracelets: stella&dot, jcrew | earrings: anthro {old; love these} | lips: 'st germain' by mac



How often do you wear a classic white shirt? Other than a comfy white tee, I find myself avoiding them, mostly because collared shirts aren't my favorite (I've always felt a little broad and bulky in them). That's why I was thrilled to find several unique styles in White House Black Market's new iconic collection. I didn't hesitate to snatch this (collar-free) top with a laid-back, edgy twist on your typical white shirt.

You can find more inspiration for styling your white shirts by searching #iamiconic on Instagram. And if you're in the market for a new white shirt, be sure to first check out WHBM's Iconic Collection.

Come back tomorrow to see another look with this chic white shirt.
Thanks for reading!


Special thanks to WHBM for sponsoring this post.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fearless Faves: Summer Sales!

ruffle sleeve top \\ white tote {I have one similar here} \\ gold flats {have these, love them}

pink clutch // black-white flats {I own a similar pair} // stripe top {always need more of these!}
dress {just sold out; love this style more!} \\ knit bag \\ bracelet \\ lace-up sandals

I am dying over all the great sales at Shopbop and other retailers right now (follow me on Twitter for more updates on sales). I've been watching several of my favorites get snatched up in the past few days, so I recommend you start shopping pronto (you can always return it later).

See more of my faves here:



I hope you find some goodies that make your wardrobe and your wallet very happy!

Monday, August 25, 2014

$150 L.Mae Boutique Giveaway!


L.Mae Boutique has become a new favorite of mine this summer and I couldn't be happier to be teaming up with these amazing ladies to bring you a $150 gift card to buy some goodies for yourself.

If you need a little inspiration, go here to see my picks from L.Mae Boutique's End-of-Summer sale. And be sure to check out each of these amazing bloggers!

Enter via the Rapplecopter widget below. Good luck!




Friday, August 22, 2014

Fitness Friday: 3 Diet Tools to Try

top, shorts, shoes: nike via tanger outlets c/o

Happy Fitness Friday!
In last week's post, I promised I would share some details about my diet. Like anyone else, I struggle with discipline, but here are three foundational tools I use and recommend for maintaining a healthy diet:
  1. Meal Prep - Prepare a full week's worth of food and divvy up the appropriate portion sizes for each meal on each day. You'll never wonder what you're going to eat next because it's already been decided and when it's gone, it's gone. 
  2. Three-Hour Rule - Read "Choose to Lose" by Chris Powell. He explains in depth, the logic behind eating every three hours to keep your metabolism revved (i.e., burning calories). He even outlines what kinds of foods you should be eating every three hours to maximize fat burning while also nourishing your body. It will change the way you think about food and nutrition. *For a little extra inspiration, see my Q&A last year with the amazing Heidi Powell.
  3. Food Journal - I use the app "LoseIt!" to keep me accountable for calories consumed vs calories burned. As long as I don't go over my daily limit, I can essentially eat whatever I want. The tip here is if you want to eat more, you'll choose healthier, lower-calorie foods throughout the day (more protein and veggies!). The app also provides guidance for setting safe weight-loss goals.
In future posts, I'll share my tips for staying disciplined (without hating life), and easy snacks or "meals" that keep me satisfied and motivated.

What tools do you use to maintain a healthy diet?

Thanks to Tanger Outlets for sponsoring this post.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gap Shift Dress

dress: gap factory via tanger outlets c/o {need this dress!} | shoes: soludos | bag: rebecca minkoff | sunglasses: ray-ban | watch: michael kors | bracelets: stella&dotjcrew | lips: 'red revival' by maybelline



When I visited Tanger Outlets in Park City a few weeks ago, I was so impressed by the selection of shift dresses at Gap Factory. I have to be honest, Gap is sometimes hit or miss for me. But this time it was a definite hit. I walked out of there with two dresses and a pair of shoes (worn here + here) for less than $90, which completely energized my outlook on transitioning from summer to fall fashion. I can see myself wearing this dress in colder months with this amazing cardi, these booties and this belt for a more fitted, boho look. You tell me, should I keep the messy braid?

Thanks for reading this week!


Just a reminder, the Tanger Outlets concert tour is going on now. Go here to learn more about tours in your area and how you can meet singer, actress and Disney star Bridgit Mendler.


Thanks to Tanger Outlets for sponsoring this post.
 

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