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Friday, May 29, 2015

At Home Tan
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Okay guys, so now that summer is near it's time to talk about the glow, as in a good tan while not really frying your skin. I am a freak about sunscreen and will not let my skin get sun like I used to when I was young. I don't want age spots and wrinkles for the rest of my life. I am all about doing a spray tan or an at-home-tan instead of letting your skin get burnt. I am talking today about my go to at-home-tan and I know have done a video about this before, but I wanted to do a new video with Million Dollar Tan's new Mermaid Mousse simply because it is the bomb! I talk about the details in my tutorial so make sure to check it out. The tan lasts about a week for me and slowly fades during that time. It's super easy and quick to rub on and apply, and their mitt to apply the tan with is the best mitt I have ever tried for sure! Follow along with the tutorial for all the details and don't forget to use my code "beachbum" to get 20% off Million Dollar Tan's entire website. Have fun shopping and have a good weekend!




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Night in Midtown
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Hey everyone! Today's post is a continued documentary of our little New York trip. Last night, we went on a lil' date night in mid-town to a bunch of different restaurants, before finally deciding on a juicy burger and Shake from Shake Shack (probably a bad idea for my health, but man it was great!) After dinner and strolling around town, and making too many silly/crazy faces (Brod made me take those pics), we were planning  on a seeing a show on Broadway. Unfortunately, we had forgotten that most of the shows on Broadway do not have shows scheduled on Monday nights! So, after some more strolling and hanging in the city, we decided on a movie in the heart of Times Square haha! We were the only ones in the theater which allowed us to laugh and chat loudly as we watched Pitch Perfect 2! Anywho, hope you all have a fantastic day, and remember sometimes the most fun date nights are those that are improvised on the fly! For me, it's more about being with the people I love to spend time with, and the plans seem to work out. Hope you enjoy the "vlog" I included as well, thought it would be fun addition to share, hope you like it! I will try and keep them coming!




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jeans (cheaper option)
shoes
bag (more Louis Bags)
necklace
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Exploring The City
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To start today's post, let me just say how thankful I am to all those who serve our country and protect the rights and freedoms that we have! I am grateful for you and for the freedoms my family and I enjoy, because of your sacrifice, and want to wish a belated Happy Memorial Day to all of you! Today was a great day spent in New York with my bae! He and I had the opportunity to come out here and spend some time together as a couple, and we spent the day roaming New York, eating great food, doing a little bit of shopping, and simply enjoying the this great city. I must admit that I miss my boys like crazy, and am thankful for Brod's parents and my parents for being so willing to help take care of them while we are gone! Anyway, I hope you enjoy today's post that illustrates a few of the experiences we had while here in New York. I find it hard to communicate exactly what I like about days like today, but it comes down to a combination of being thankful for all I have in my life, spending time with my best friend, and wandering in a city that is so full of life and excitement. Thank you all for following, and hope you have a wonderful day!

 
Forever21 skirt (sold out, similar below)


Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Finally
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The weekend is finally here and I'm as giddy as a little school girl. For some reason this week felt like it was a month long, and I am so glad to get a little break. I actually have a fun job this next week in New York and I am taking Brod along for his bday! We never get time with just the two of us anymore and I can't wait to spoil him for his bday.
I also wanted to share something really exciting that I am going to be a part of! LE TOTE is coming out with a maternity collection soon and I get to design two exclusive pieces for the selection! I always had a hard time finding cute maternity pieces so I was so excited when I was asked to help with the line. In case you don't already know, LE TOTE is a fashion subscription where you can wear and return unlimited styles every month, pretty awesome right!? Make sure you join the wait list because you will not want to miss it. Have a good weekend and don't let it go too fast, I'm sure mine will! 


Free People sweater via c/o Nordstrom Rack
romper
FREEBIRD boots via c/o Steve Madden Mountain Stores 303-331-8353
Burberry Bag via c/o Nordstrom Rack
Prada sunnies





Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Boyfriend Tee
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Okay so without sounding completely ridiculous because I know this tee in from my own line, but I seriously wear these tops ALL the time! I wear them on a date night out, in my sweats, or anytime I am just chilling at home....pretty much I wear them anywhere. They are the comfiest tops ever and that was exactly what I was going for. I have had tons of questions on sizing and so I thought I would do a little post to help out. They do run a size big or over-sized. I wanted a top that was long and had a boyfriend fit to it, and that's exactly what this is. I hated it when I got an over-sized top that was just wide and short. Thank you for all the awesome support and all the sweet comments, they have made all the hard work well worth it. I will be coming out with more lines in the soon future and I hope you guys love them just as much. I also am working on restocking some of your favorites so make sure to keep an eye out for that! Thanks again and have a good day, love you all!

Cara Loren Top
skirt (old, similar)
boots (similar below)



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sunday Babies
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The boys in their church clothes is probably one of my favorite things in the world. They are so stinking handsome and the craziest little dudes ever. Arrow is a complete maniac and the sweetest little baby! He makes everyone smile and loves making everyone laugh. I have to catch a picture of this little scrunchy face he has been doing lately because it's the funniest thing ever. And Hanes, as you can probably tell, is impossible to get a picture of lately. He doesn't stop for more than 2 seconds at a time....ever! He is a character at all times and is always on the run, he's the best little buddy to mommy! Once I start talking about my babies I could go on for days so I guess I will stop now before I begin to write a novel. As far as our outfits in today's post, I wanted them to be clean and sleek and the best place for me to find that look is at Nordstrom.  I bought this dress thinking I would probably  wear it to my SIL's wedding, then decided on a different one, but I loved this one too much to return!  Hope you like and hope that everyone has a happy Tuesday, love you all!


Jenny Yoo dress via Nordstrom (maxi version)
Kate Spade pumps
Burberry bag

Hanes' outfit:
top c/o
shorts c/o
Burberry shoes

Arrow's outfit:
shorts c/o
shoes c/o
Monday, May 18, 2015

Butt and Legs
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Okay guys, so I promised a workout post soon and I wasted no time! I dedicated this post entirely to butts and legs, so I hope it helps everyone out. One thing I like to do is switch things up a bit when I work out depending on what I want to work on that day. Some days I will dedicate an entire workout to butt and legs, and then others I will squeeze everything in one workout and will give 15 minutes to each section of the body. If you did every one of these workouts below I'm pretty sure your legs and butt would be on fire. I usually won't get to every one of these workouts in one day but I wanted to give you a bunch of different options. You can do these workouts at home, or at the gym, and even mix it up by adding more weight and reps to some of the workouts. I also added a couple exercises focused on rolling your muscles out after working out because this is key! It will help you not get so tense and sore after a killer workout. I promise it will make a difference.
When I workout at home I like to be a little more casual with what I wear.  It may sounds weird but sometimes I prefer to work out barefoot. I love, love this amazing top from Gaiam at Kohl's. It's seriously the comfiest top and amazing for more than just working out. I am all about having a little pop of color and that's what I love most about this cute, strappy sports bra. It's a simple and easy look and something that you could easily wear over and over. Like I have said before, I am no expert in the world of becoming fit, but I do know that the more I put into working out consistently and eating more healthy, the better I feel and the happier I am!



1. Inner thigh raises: 3 sets of 20
 2. Leg lifts: 30 sets of 20
3. Donkey kicks: 3 sets of 20
4. Sumo squats: 3 sets of 15 alternating with side lunge
5. Weighted lunges: 3 sets of 15 (along with sumo squats)
6. Sumo releve: 3 sets of 15
7. Side leg lift: 3 sets of 20
8. Bridge (butt crunches): 3 sets of 20
9. High knees: 3 sets of 15
10. Straight leg jumps: 3 sets of 15
11. Wall sit: 45 second 3x's
12. Rolling glutes: take your time, it will really help!
13. Rolling IT


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sports bra
pants
roller