Thursday, February 28, 2013

They Fit!!

Can I tell you a little personal story about me and pair of leopard pants? About two years ago I entered a contest giveaway by Hot Kiss. The contest was to write about my first kiss and the story Hot Kiss loved the best would win a pair of fabulous leopard print skinny pants. Afer writing my story I won! I was so excited to receive my first pair of patterned denim and to write a fun outfit post featuring the pair. I sent away my information and waited anxiously for its arrival. About 1-2 weeks later, the pants arrived. I quickly grabbed the pair and ran to my bedroom to try them on. I felt like I was really coming along in style and was going to be able post my first outfit post on my at the time newbie blog. As I slipped my legs into each leg, my face drained of all color. I couldn't believe it, I couldn't fit. I couldn't pull up the zipper or button it completely without looking like an overpacked sausage. I checked the size and they were the right size. I didn't want to send the pants back for a bigger size because I felt embarrassed. Instead, it stayed hidden in the back of my closet.

Occasionally, I tried to slip them back on and see if I could fit and I end up disappointed. Even when I was really into exercising and eating extremely healthy or a serious couch potato, they wouldn't fit. I guess the average girl would just give them away but I couldn't bring myself to donate. Slowly, I learned to stop counting calories on my iPhone app (Fitness Pal) and over pushing myself with exercise. I replaced those habits with mindful portion control, drinking water to help stay full and hydrated, and repeating this phrase in my head, 'no matter how slow I go, I'm still going faster than the butts on the couch'.

With that being said, I can happily report than I can fit in those jeans! They're a little tight around the hips but at least I can zip up, button, and move with ease. I didn't lose any significant weight nor inches nor did I try to stretch the pair out through washing and drying yet they fit. It's magic ;)

Jacket-Target Blouse-gift Pants-Hot Kiss Boots-Target Cocktail Ring-Target Earrings-Target

Did you receive or buy a piece that was too small in hopes on day you'll fit?
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring 2013 Trend - Tie It With A Bow

I'm a huge fan of bows. I think they're cute, feminine, and give off a retro vibe. Whenever I see bow hair clips or bow rings, I silently freak out and do my happy dance (in my head, of course). You can sport a bow is any part of your outfit, hair, nails, hands, and feet. I'm excited to see that the bow design is a hit again this spring and summer. So when picking out S/S wardrobe, let's tie it with a bow.

Spring '13 Trend - Bows!




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Friday, February 22, 2013

Chunky Monkey Smoothie

If you've been on my Pinterest page lately, you'll notice that I've created a board just for yummy drinks and smoothies. This morning I tried the protein packed Chunky Monkey smoothie and it was so good that I had to not only repin the recipe but share it all with you! There are many different variations of the Chunky Monkey but this is my favorite because it's the simplest and I had all the ingredients at home. The drink is a great post workout replenishment or breakfast meal.

1 Medium ripe banana
1 Cup of Silk Dark Chocolate Almond milk (more calcium than regular milk and best tasting premade chocolate milk I've had) or any low fat chocolate milk
1 Tbsp of low fat peanut butter
1 Cup of ice 

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Jumpsuit - Yay Or Nay

The jumpsuit and it's shorter version, the romper, are making their way back into our fashion consciousness. In the Spring and Summer, rompers are very popular and are a cute alternative to sundresses. But what about the jumpsuit? What's the deal with those? I don't see their appeal and find them to be silly looking. Maybe it's because I could never pull them off (too short). Either way, I want to know, what is your take on the jumpsuit. Yay or nay?

Jumpsuits. Yay or nay?

Even though I don't like jumpsuit I love rompers! They're cute, breezy, and always have adorable patterns. Some rompers disguise themselves as a dress while others show off the shorts. There are a couple of issues when trying on the new summer staple: appropriate length of shorts and avoiding a wedgie ;) Some shorts can be too short which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing so you'll want to jump around and test out different positions while trying them on. It's better to be be silly in the dressing room than to be sorry at home.

Rompers. Yay or Nay?

What are your thoughts?
Jumpsuit - Yay or Nay
Romper - Yay or Nay

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