Boho Weekend

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geometric cardigan

Trask boots

geometric cardigan

geometric cardigan

 

Outfit: Booties c/o Trask| Jeans via Forever 21| Boho geometric aztec cardigan c/o Black Five| Navy top via Marshalls| Floppy Fedora via Forever 21| Similar sunnies

My parents are in town and we’ve been having so much fun this weekend! Today, mom, Molly and I went to Dandelion Communitea Cafe for a portabella mushroom wrap and some delicious tropical tea. If you live in the Orlando area and are looking for a cool spot to have lunch I’d recommend you try it!

After lunch, we scoped out a few cool thrifting spots including my personal favorite in College Park, Dechoes. We found some cute vintage tops and jewelry. Love that place!

I tell ya, there’s something about a packed weekend with family that makes you feel at ease for the week ahead. Nate had a gig last night at this bar called Fish on Fire (a seafood restaurant, too) and we had a blast eating and watching him jam out. I couldn’t be happier that my family is all here, and can’t wait to see all the fun we get into this upcoming week!

Today, because it was on the chilly side, I went with an easy layering outfit including this gorgeous geometric cardigan sweater from Black Five. I couldn’t believe it was less than $30–this thing has some serious warmth factor! To let the piece stand out, I paired a navy top with dark wash jeans to streamline the look. With a few boho extras, I was weekend-ready. Loving this super-cheap floppy fedora although sometimes I feel like I look like one of those people who spends a little too much time drinking coffee and endlessly typing at Starbucks while simultaneously bitching about someone trashing the environment. Whatever, it’s cheap so I figured I’d give it a whirl.

Hope your weekend was equally as fun! :) [Try] to have a great Monday!

Casual Print Mix & Tory Burch FitBit Bracelet Review

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leopard pocket tee

leopard pocket tee

leopard pocket tee

Outfit: Tory Burch FitBit bracelet| Jeans via Forever 21| Tee via Victoria’s Secret and here| Cardigan via Target| Flats via Gap {very similar here}

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have literally been living in these $8 jeans for days straight. It’s almost to the point of ridiculous. Almost. Either way, I find it comical that out of all the jeans I own–these are the ones I usually go straight for in my closet. The reason is more than likely the fact that they lay really nicely (no pocket bulge), are a dark wash, and have a lot of give to them (necessary for my J-Lo-esque booty).

Something I’ve noticed that I’ve done lately that is unmistakably uncharacteristic of me is that I’ve been reaching for neutrals lately. Very weird. This neutral Target cardigan seems to go with every crazy print in my wardrobe without a hitch. I think it’s a keeper–and at under $20–it’s a steal.

This leopard pocket tee from Victoria’s Secret holds a special place in my heart as well. Since I snagged it on eBay a couple of months ago, it’s been my weekend go-to. I love how long it is and the fact that a medium feels like an over-sized tee. Super comfy and can be layered with everything from a denim jacket to a military vest.

One major purchase I recently made (that I’ve been eyeing for months now) has been my Tory Burch FitBit bracelet! Since I posted this little baby on my Instagram, I’ve been getting several requests for a review–so here it is!

Quality: The quality is what you’d expect from a Tory Burch product. Very beautiful and gold-plated. A lot heavier than I expected and rolls around a lot.The metal is high-quality and shiny in a way that looks and feels expensive; like I said, high quality as you’ve come to expect from Tory Burch.

Fit: This is where I’m running into problems. I have pretty small wrists–not abnormally small–but quite small. I have a small FitBit bracelet of the regular, standard-issue rubber bracelet that came with the actual FitBit. This original one fits me perfectly, but I keep it hooked in on the 4th notch in. The Tory Burch FitBit is very big on me and rolls around while sliding down my hand. It doesn’t come off but definitely doesn’t stay secure. It’s a bit top-heavy and the word “clunky” comes to mind.

Wear-ability: Unfortunately, when I ordered this I expected to wear it ’round the clock but now that I tried it on, I realize that this is more of a “special occasion” type of bracelet. It’s way too heavy and large to comfortably wear to after-work activities, the gym, and of course to bed. (not that I was expecting to wear it to bed) I almost feel as if I would need to have a watch fit tightly around my wrist to prevent this FitBit bracelet from slipping too far down my wrist.

Structure/design: The geometric design is really cute and the gold goes with everything. A complaint I have is that the little part where you are supposed to see the light-up dots doesn’t really align with the openings in the bracelet. The FitBit slides around inside the cage with a hinge door and makes quite a bit of noise. Getting the bracelet open to take on and off is very much a challenge as well. Nate and I tried relentlessly to get the bracelet open when I first received it and it took us pressing on it with a tool very hard to open the pop-up hinge.

Overall rating: I’d give this a 5/10 because it’s gorgeous and high-quality (perfect for wearing with a watch and other bracelets to work), yet the fit and structure seem to fall short of what I expected. Bottom line, if you have small wrists–it’s probably not worth how many times you’re {not} going to wear it. 

Target Plaid Blazer Remix

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Outfit: Top via Express| Blazer via Target| Pants via JC Penney {similar here]| BCBG heels| Earrings c/o Rocksbox

So I’m sure that many of you picked up this awesome blazer from Target when it came out last year, but I’m still loving it! I keep trying to reinvent the piece by mixing up prints and adding next textures like chambray.

This time, I opted for a little mixed print–color combo action and adding this ruffled Express tank from a few years ago. In an effort to save a bit, I’ve been trying to remix my clothes more instead of buying more things I don’t need.

These heels have been a staple for me at work since I got them a few months ago…they are just the perfect heel height to give me a lift but not kill my feet while I teach (and stand during lunch duty!).

I have to share with you guys this hilarious video my friend sent me today–we’ve been going to the gym 3-5 times a week for the past month and taking two classes a night–either Zumba, hip hop, or boot camp–and laughing about how out of shape we are. But in all honesty, I am proud of the progress we’ve made. I’ve been eating clean for just over 2 weeks now and I feel great and am sleeping better.

Check this out, I died laughing:

Hope you all had a good week, almost time to relax for the weekend! :)

Love yourself! The start of the month is a great time to start a new fitness routine. The Skinny Ms. Total Body Transformation is outstanding and realistic! #totalbody #transformation #fitnessprogram