Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Style with Cinder + Salt

What a beautiful Labor Day weekend it has been! While I spent most of my weekend working, I wanted to share what my Labor Day style looks like featuring another hand printed piece from Cinder + Salt. My perfect Labor Day Weekend would be spent sipping Watermelon Margaritas on the beach without a pair of shoes or pants in sight. Who's with me?

Compass Pullover by Cinder + Salt  //  Billabong Bikini Bottoms (similar //  Prada Baroque Sunglasses  //  J.Crew Hat borrowed from Khatu (similar //  Alex & Ani Bangles

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Adventures in Healthy Living: Summer Update

Oh my gosh, I almost can't believe I haven't had a healthy living update since May! It's really no surprise though, if I had to choose one word to describe this Summer it would be LAZY. From the overabundance of topknots to my lack of motivation to do anything but hang out on my balcony reading magazines or daydream in the park, it's been difficult to stay on track this summer. I did complete my first 5K with a few of my blogger girlfriends (see Heather's photos here) and hit a few new studios, but all in all, I haven't been actively working out.

But I'm changing all that! Back to school season is among us and there is just something about this time of year that makes you yearn for a fresh start. So, while I'm not going back to school, I am making it a point to go back to the gym! I visited my favorite Pure Barre studio in Brookline last week, stopped by Pursuit yesterday morning for a ride with Athleta, and even worked out at home yesterday with some PopSugar Fitness videos via YouTube.

One thing that I've been really obsessive about this time around is getting enough protein before and after my workouts. After more intense workouts like cycling, I was feeling slightly nauseous and fatigued but that feeling has passed thanks since I've started having a handful of almonds or Oscar Meyer P3 protein pack before workouts and a protein shake or smoothie after. 

I usually reach for the shakes in a can sold at Trader Joe's for around a buck, but Game Plan recently sent me a few packs of their signature whey powder to try out. A single serving pouch contains a whopping 24g of protein! This morning I made a coffee, banana, and almond butter smoothie with a pouch of chocolate Game Plan. It was the perfect post workout treat!

I also had the pleasure of riding at The Handle Bar's newest location in the Fenway last month! My very first cycling class ever was at the Handle Bar's Southie location well over a year ago and I was so sore and so exhausted that I thought cycling wasn't for me. Coming back after being more active and seeing how much their classes have changed was fantastic. They not only have great instructors with killer choreography and music, but they also incorporate crunches and push ups which I absolutely loved. I've even started doing it at other studios if I feel like I'm in or out of the saddle a little too much or just want to push myself a little more. 

It's not easy being healthy and active; it's actually kind of exhausting and takes a lot of work! Do you struggle with staying motivated and on track? And will you be heading back to the gym with me this back to school season?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sale Alert: Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale!

It's that time of year again! And no, I'm not not talking Pumpkin Spice everything, I'm talking about the Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale! This twice yearly event is one that I look forward to every year; I have the best time scouring the rolling racks and bins looking for hidden treasures while sipping cocktails and enjoying the music. It's kind of like a weekend long shopping party with unbelievable deals. 

My past purchases have included an incredible Elie Tahari jacket for under $100, my favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim wool/cashmere sweater dress, and these Stuart Weitzman classic nude pumps that I scored for just $69!

Peruvian Connection Tunic Dress c/o Peruvian Connection // Jewelry borrowed from Gold West Vintage // Stuart Weitzman Pumps via Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale (current version)

The sale kicks off Friday September 12th and continues all day Saturday. Tickets for Friday shopping sessions have sold out but you can still grab tickets for their Saturday shopping sessions here! Happy shopping, bargain hunters!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Recap!

I can't believe we are in the final week of August. Kids are going back to school, pumpkin spice lattes are back, and there's Halloween candy lining the aisles of CVS. Things are really going to change in September; cooler weather, fiery foliage, and the days will slowly begin to get shorter. 

I spent yesterday on the patio at Tico's enjoying their BBQ and Margaritas Patio Party thanks to Eventbrite; it was the perfect way to spend these waning Summer weekends. Can't wait for the next end of Summer adventure! What do you have planned?

This Week on Style-Wire...
What I Wore: Stripes & Dots on I Am Khatu
Bits of Pink
Fall Hair Giveaway
Summer Beach Day
What I Wore: Pretty in Tobey Grey
What I Wore: Sleeveless Trench
What I Wore: Boston Tee
What I Wore: Vintage Crochet Swimsuit

...Coming up next Week on Style-Wire
What I Wore
Adventures in Healthy Living

It's off to work for me today! You can keep up with me on TwitterInstagram, & FacebookDon't forget to enter my Fall Hair Giveaway for your chance to win a color session, blow out & mani, or deep conditioner treatment! Enter here!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stripes & Dots on I Am Khatu

I'm guest posting for Khatu while she's on vacation in Asia! Head to I Am Khatu for photos of the full look! 

Guess Striped Crop Top // Madewell Midi Skirt (old) // Stuart Weitzman Pumps (current version) // Club Monaco Cocktail Ring (similar) // Coach Bag (similar)