Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Health & Fitness: What Works For Me



In this post from last week, I promised to share some health and fitness tips that work for me. After some thought, and realizing that I'm no health expert, I've decided to share my thoughts, tricks and mindset rather than recommending tips for others to try. I do believe that finding what works for you involves trial and error, so feel free to try some of these for yourself and share some of your own in the comments!

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Year, New Activewear

Oh, hi! Remember me? Probably not–it's been a minute... or maybe three months.

But the New Year has me inspired to get back to doing some of the things I love and that includes blogging. You could say it's my 'New Year's Resolution'.

Speaking of New Year's Resolutions, I know many jump back on the fitness bandwagon this time of year. While fitness is something that is very important to me, I also understand the struggle of working it into your busy schedule and overcoming those "Nooooo, I don't wanna" days. So, I've compiled some cute activewear (don't worry, you won't find $110 leggings on my list, woof!) to get your butt in gear and next week I'll be sharing some easy health and fitness tips that work for me.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wake Up & Makeup with Meijer


If you're like us, you're just getting in your makeup groove and have perfected your makeup routine for summer–then fall hits and totally sends you into a tailspin. Just when you've got your skin under control with the right skincare/makeup routine, it's time to switch things up and opt for hydrating creams and swap powder matte foundation for a liquid full coverage look. This may be a super frustrating time for some people, but luckily we love trying out new products and creating a list of new favorites as the season changes. Let's not kid ourselves, we still have staples that are constant, year-round, and thankfully the Meijer beauty section keeps our cabinets fully stocked for all occasions. Check out what products we're using to transition from summer to fall–and head to Meijer to take advantage of their Fall Beauty Week!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bye Bye, Bae Bae


This year, Summer was my bae. But now it's Fall and I'm not quite ready to say bye-bye to my shorts and tanks. Why? Because it's been in the 80s the last two weeks and for some odd reason, I'm just not feelin' the sweaters yet. Maybe because I'm not interested in risking a heat stroke for an Instagram photo. :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

White After Labor Day


The answer to your question is–YES, you can in fact wear white after Labor Day! I’m a habitual rule follower in life, but when it comes to rules of fashion, there are only a few I follow–and refraining from wearing white after Labor Day is definitely one rule that has gone by the wayside. Thank god because I don’t know what I would do all winter long without white skinnies in my life.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Home Sweet Home

We’re fashion bloggers, but style is style so it’s a no-brainer that personal style transfers over to the home. After perusing the ideas that Havenly.com, an online interior design company, had on their site, we wanted to share some of our favorite pieces. We were thrilled to jump at the chance to expand our lifestyle section and hopefully give some inspiration to our readers for decorating their own spaces. Take a peek into our homes and tell us what your favorite pieces are or if you have any decorating advice- we'd love to hear it!

Jaime's Neutral Nest


When we built our house last year, I knew I wanted to have neutral grey walls and pops of color accented throughout the house. What I ended up with was about 10 different shades of grey and a lot of room for decor. I'm still in the process of perfecting my built-ins, but one of the things I love most are some of the pieces I've collected along the way. For Christmas, my husband purchased two Alice in Wonderland books for me–and I couldn't have been more excited! I've loved the imagery and whimsy associated with these books for years, and they've become two of my favorite pieces of "decor" if you will. Imagine my excitement when I found these plaster antlers at Target that are the perfect companion for these books.

We'd be here all day if I was listing out my favorites, but two additional faves of mine are the flamingo panting my best friend made for me and the Queen of Hearts art that sits directly below it. To say my best friend is talented is an understatement. I posted an image on my Instagram page and she brought it to life for my birthday as a surprise–and it's definitely showpiece worthy! As for the Queen of Hearts art, that was purchased at a local art fair long ago. I love the simplicity of the piece and didn't even realize how perfectly it fit until today. Odd right?

I'm a complete nerd when it comes to reading–I mean, my Harry Potter books have a shelf of their own. Need I say more?

All in all, I still have A LOT of work to do when it comes to decorating our house, but I'm having fun pulling pieces together and seeing how everything just seems to fit and feel like home.

Kacie's Colorful Casa


As an introvert, my home is the one place where I can relax and truly be myself. To carry that theme throughout my cute little townhome, I had a large print made with the word 'querencia', which in so many words means, "the place where you feel most like yourself". What more could you want in a home? This print is the focal point of the main living area and the first thing you see when come from upstairs or downstairs.

When I moved in earlier this year, I was so excited to have a blank canvas to make my own. I wanted to be surrounded with things that felt like "me" and displayed my eclectic personality. Everywhere you look is a mix of shiny metallics, bright colors and fun sayings. Candles, apothecary jars, pineapples and floral arrangements make up the bulk of my living room decor while my kitchen brings even more kitschy fun with donut-clad kitchen towels, a donut cookie jar and my favorite "Central Perk" FRIENDS mug turned succulent planter. Other faves not featured are my over-cabinet letterboard that currently says, "Love you to the fridge and back" and a silver pineapple lamp.

Now after six months, it's time to tackle my bedroom, which currently has no decor whatsoever, ha! Let's face it, the bedroom is for sleeping; most of the time spent in their is with my eyes closed...or at least that's how I'm currently justifying my lack of decor. :)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Orange Heat


Friday was the first day of Fall. It was also 91 degrees.

To celebrate the arrival of my favorite season, I did my best to  incorporate some "Fall" into my style and the best I could do in the humid, disgusting heat was this burnt orange top and booties. Effort is my thing. Clearly.