The Ultimate Spring Essential

Women’s wear has been showing off the sporty side. Baseball tees, tennis skirts, hats and most of all, the bomber jacket. The bomber jacket is the perfect alternative to the classic trench coat. It is fun and easy to thrown on with dresses, t-shirts, and shorts once the weather is nicer. This jacket from free people will have an impact on any outfit. It is particularly cool because it's reversible too!

Jacket: (Free People) Sneakers: (Vans) Sunnies: (Nordstrom) Nails: Essie Penny Talk


Winter Games

The Winter Games are finally here!
Companies and designers compete to find ways to make functional fashions for the athletes to wear. I enjoy the olympics not only for the fashions, you get to see athletes compete in sports that are not televised regularly. Each athlete has a human interest story and you suddenly feel connected and are rooting for them. I'll be tuning in to NBC these next two weeks starting with the incredible opening ceremony in Sochi Russia. 



Game Day Grub

Even though we won’t be able to cheer on the Patriots this weekend,  Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! Whether it’s for the commercials, the halftime show, or the actual game, friends and family everywhere will gather around the biggest television and tune into Super Bowl XLVIII.

Game day is all about staying home with classic football comfort food. Whether you’re noshing on dips, chips, pizza, wings and of course beer - presentation is everything! It’s okay to bring a little style to the Super Bowl Sunday coffee table and Crate and Barrel has all the accouterments one could possibly need to prepare for the big day.

...and later for dessert, chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars. Not only are they a salty sweet paradise, but they are incredibly easy to make!


Tread Spritely: Fun Fitness Looks

January is all about resolutions, have you been keeping yours?

My personal goal amongst many others is to workout. As a fashion major I am a total believer in the whole “looking good makes you feel good” motto and that you can achieve both at the same time! My fitness wardrobe go-tos all have 3 qualities: they’re stylish, functional, and transitional for other outfit combinations outside of the gym. My essentials are a stylish yet functional pair of sneakers, black leggings, a few fun tanks, and a hoodie for layering – easy enough right? So go ahead and splurge on the workout wear! Note some of my best recommendations below…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - I live in these. I actually own two pairs just so I do not need to wash them all the time! They are the ultimate black legging for both exercise and lounging. The material is “wunderful” and the fit is unbelievable – no matter how many days on the treadmill or the couch, they keep their shape without stretching out or getting baggy.

These sneakers feel like a second skin. This sneaker is so flexible and breathable; it feels as if you are wearing socks with a sole!

I have owned plenty of workout tops. I’ve tried Under Armour, Addidas, Nike, and even just old Hanes t-shirts but nothing compares to the “Run Swiftly” top from Lulu! This is easily one of the most comfortable things I have ever put on & the technology of the shirt’s fabric is great for sensitive skin and preventing irritation from sweat. Bonus feature? It comes in over ten colors, and I want them all!

When it comes to workout wear I love incorporating color. The royal blue color of this Athleta hoodie will set you apart from the rest. The lightweight material is not only perfect for keeping post workout muscles warm, but also doubles as a light jacket for transitioning into the spring!

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