Monday, February 19, 2018

My Morning Routine

As much as I'm a night owl I've come to enjoy the morning time over the years. The most important thing I've learned is that it's so important to wake up early and on time so you don't spend those earlier hours of your day frantic and rushing around. If I'm being totally honest there really isn't anything revolutionary about my morning routine but you all have been requesting a post about it for months so here we are!

8:30AM: I spend the first few minutes of the morning in bed filling out my planner for that day and making my to-do list on my phone.


8:45AM: After thinking through my day I throw on my robe and head to the bathroom. During this time I brush my teeth, wash my face quickly, and apply any beauty/health products that are necessary. This usually takes 15-30 minutes.


9:00AM: Generally, the first major thing I do every morning is work out so I don't spend a lot of time getting myself ready. I either go to the gym in my apartment complex or head over to the school gym. Either way I really enjoy starting my day off with working out. It gets me in a positive mood and always makes me feel like I'm on top of things. I alternate between what types of exercise I do but I always make sure I get those feel good endorphins going. After working out I spend about ten minutes meditating with the Headspace app.



10:15AM: After I work out I head back to my apartment to shower and get ready for the day. Shower, skin care routine, curl my hair, and makeup routine (unless I'm feeling lazy which is 90% of the time).


10:30AM: Eventually I make my way to the kitchen to prepare breakfast and my lunch for that day. For breakfast I eat 2 chicken sausages, one egg, and either a mini raisin bagel or a english muffin. Despite the fact that I often don't have much of an appetite in the morning I always do my best to eat so I start my day off with significant nutrition and a full belly. While breakfast is cooking I put my lunch together in a meal prep container that you can find here. For lunch I usually have carrots, hummus, pita chips, grapes, and turkey pepperonis or prosciutto.



11:00AM: The last part of my morning is spent picking out what I'm going to wear for the day and getting all my class stuff together so that I don't forget anything. I grab my lunch and head out the door!


I hope you all enjoyed this post and if so let me know in the comments so that I can start doing more that are similar! Have a wonderful week ya'll!



Friday, February 16, 2018

February Wishlist

I am one-hundred percent ready for spring time and warmer weather so it's no surprise that this month's wish list is filled to the brim with warm spring inspired clothes and accessories. This spring I have a feeling that most of my wardrobe will consist of sorbet shades, florals, and lots and lots of dresses! There's also quite a few beauty products that have been on my radar recently which I can't wait to incorporate into my makeup routine!


Eighteen//Nineteen//Twenty//Twenty-one

I can't wait till the weather warms up here in Richmond because that eyelet flutter sleeve top, beige espadrilles, and pastel floral lace dress are calling my name! I hope you all have had a wonderful week and have an equally as fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What's In My Bag

A woman's bag holds over half their life and all my ladies here know I'm not exaggerating. We carry our bags in and out of office meetings, through the city in the pouring rain, they've sat in our laps while on the metro, through the airport as we're sprinting to not miss our flight to Palm Beach, and squished flat against our hip as we carry one too many shopping bags. So you can see why it's so important to not only have that perfect bag that we can carry day in and day out, but why it's also equally as important to make sure we have all the necessities and even a few of the fun things in our purse! Today, I'm sharing all the things I carry in my bag as well as the purse that I'm currently using (and obsessing over)!

I'm always bouncing back and forth between different handbags but at the end of the day I'm always a cross-body and satchel kind of gal. In the past my absolute favorites were the Lottie and Chelsea, both of which are amazing bags but have very different purposes. Now a days I'm using the Candace and I have a feeling she'll be sticking around for a very long time. I'm always on the go so cross-body bags and satchels are the most practical for me while still being comfortable thrown over my shoulder but also have enough room!



I do my absolute best to keep the handbag I use clean and organized (yes that means no hoarding receipts in the bottom of your bag) and only carrying around what I absolutely know I need! 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pretty Little Details

I am no doubt a skirt and dress kind of girl. If you ever give me the choice, I will one-hundred percent choose both of those over any type of pants. Not only are skirts so much more comfortable but they are also so incredibly flattering and of course, feminine. I saw this skirt and instantly fell in love with the pleated details and the pink diamond pattern on it. It was snug in all the right places and was the perfect length for my petite body. Once I stumbled across this pearl embellished sweater I instantly knew the skirt and top were made for each other and was so eager to see what these two gems looked like together. I was definitely getting subtle Kate Middleton and Blair Waldorf vibes so I decided to pair it with the perfect nude block heels and my favorite pearl jewelry.









I hope you all enjoyed this very feminine and pink blog post in honor of Valentine's Day being only two days away! I'm sending you all lots of love and happiness on this very romantic holiday! Also, for all my single ladies (and men, I know you're out there reading this), take yourself OUT this Valentine's Day! Treat yourself to a mani-pedi, grab your absolute favorite food, maybe have a full blown spa day, but whatever it is, do it for yourself! Valentine's Day should not just be all about receiving love from a significant other, but more importantly receiving love from yourself!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Color Crush: Valentine's Day Edition

I'm back, I'm back, I'm back! Life just gets the best of me sometimes, but today I'm back with a much requested post all about the goodies to get your Galentine's, to help you figure out what you want to ask your special someone for, or to even give yourself if you're making Valentine's day all about treating YOU! There are so many good products out there right now which meant it was so incredibly hard to pick just a few but I made sure I picked products from a wide range of prices and that were versatile! I also used this post as an opportunity to debut my new Color Crush series! Every month or so I'm going to come out with a Color Crush post that is all about a color I'm currently obsessing over! This month's Color Crush of course was all about pink!


One//Two//Three//Four//Five//Six//Seven
Eight//Nine//Ten//Eleven//Twelve//Thirteen
Fourteen//Fifteen//Sixteen//Seventeen//Eighteen

I hope ya'll are getting excited for Valentine's Day! I have absolutely no idea what Ryan has planned for us because every year I always put the control in his hands for Valentine's Day, so I can't wait to see what he's got up his sleeve!