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Ok, so a little disclosure before today's post: I hate being cold. Like hate it, hate it. I feel like my toes go numb after being outside in the winter for any extended period of time without toe warmers in my shoes. That said, outfit posts are just going to have to be done inside until it's a little warmer out.


I know that doesn't exactly create the best lighting or provide the most desireable backdrop, but I just can't do it outside when it's so cold out. Sorry! Ok, on to this week's outfit...

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Shirt: H&M

Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)

Sweater: Target

Tights: H&M (similar, similar)

Belt: Target

Boots: Target (similar, same w/fur, resale)

Watch: Express (in rose gold)

Bracelets: Forever 21, Forever 21, Forever 21


After the super disappointing Packer loss yesterday (waaaahhhhh!), reality set in that now it's just winter in the Midwest. The holidays are over, football season is over and all that's left is cold. Cold and grey most days. I don't know about you, but I get sooooooo sick of bundling up every day, especially since said bundling typically means I'm limited in my outfit choices because staying warm supercedes looking cute {almost} always.


But this winter I decided to see what I have that I can pair together to create warm layers while still feeling cute! My favorite thing is that right now thick, warm tights can be found EVERYWHERE, so we can wear skirts with sweaters and still have warm legs. Praise Jesus, HALLELUJAH!


The semi-funny story behind the boots in this outfit is that I really wanted them a few years ago but just didn't think it necessary to spend the money when my boot collection was already bigger than it needed to be (not according to my defintion, of course. I don't think anyone's boot collection can ever be bigger than necessary). Anyway, I put them on my Christmas wishlist and my younger sister ended up buying them for me. Before heading to the checkout, though, she like triple checked with my mom that I really wanted them because she thought they were hideous!


I guess that's why she's out living off the Florida coast while I freeze my boot-ay off here. She gets to live in cute sandals! :)


HOW TO: Be the best we can be.



This post is in affiliation with KIND Snacks. All opinions are my own.


I’m so excited about the great comments and personal messages I received from Wednesday’s post that I want to react to some right away that broached the topic of learning more about healthy eating. While eating healthy isn’t always easy, it also isn’t as hard as some people make it out to be. My belief is that the primary difference between those two outlooks is education.


Like I briefly mentioned in Wednesday’s post about my fitness journey, I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out little tricks that make meals flavorful yet still healthy. Likewise, I’ve learned tricks to limit my over-indulgence on gluttonous meals when I travel for work.


Really, they’re simply tricks like snacking on a KIND bar mid afternoon. And drinking water. Whether it’s a fancy glass/bottle that makes it more enticing or adding fresh fruit to your water, do something and drink up. You can read an overwhelming amount of info on why drinking water is healthy, but for me... [Continue reading...]




This post is in affiliation with Fabletics. All opinions are my own.


I’ve mentioned fairly often on here the positive impact that fitness and living a healthy lifestyle has had on my life. From my mood to my energy levels, I always feel better when I’m on a consistent workout routine and filling my body with primarily healthy foods. Since it’s the second week of January, my guess is that incorporating a fitness routine might be on a couple of your resolution lists as well. Whether it’s because your fitness schedule got botched up with the busyness of the holidays or if you’re just planning to start your fitness journey, I’m here to tell you the importance of continuing this journey. Fitness should be a part of your lifestyle, not just for the first 6-8 weeks of each new year.


As someone who’s always been on the smaller side, incorporating a fitness routine was something I did to both maintain my body image and because I’ve always had a pretty good grasp on the importance of healthy living. Throughout my entire childhood my dad...

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This post was sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own.


TOOTHPASTE! TOOTHBRUSH! A little water (not to much!)…


If you have a toddler and access to the Disney channel you’re probably {at least somewhat} familiar with Doc McStuffins. And if you have a toddler that loves Doc McStuffins songs as much mine does, you’ve probably heard the lyrics to the ditty referenced above.


As someone who could be considered borderline obsessed with her teeth, once Adelyn’s mouth started to suddenly fill with pearly whites I went into semi-panic mode on how to find a way to get her to actually sit down and focus on letting me brush her teeth. If you have a toddler or are around one, well, ever, you know the words “toddler” and “sit down and focus” typically create an oxy moron. (Unless of course it’s something she wants to focus on. Then the intensity of her focus is truly an astounding sight to take in at 1 ½.)...

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