Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vintage-Inspired With A Modern Aesthetic


These days, it seems that I've been shying away from fit-and-flare skirts and shorter heels. No reasoning behind it of course, but considering it's all I wore throughout last year, I've just been exploring different, more sophisticated styles... and wearing many bohemian looks, of course. I felt that it was time to revisit my past love of fit-and-flares when I came across this darling skirt from Chicwish. 

Gingham skirts have a sort-of vintage and southern look about them that I can't help but love so much. I just want to run around all summer in this lovely skirt, whether it be for a road trip out into the countryside or just picnicking with my best gals. This piece can be styled so many ways, but for this outfit I wanted to mix modern with vintage. 

I wore my thrifted saddle heels for the first time with this skirt for a vintage-inspired style, but kept on my thick black sunglasses and trendy mock neck crop top for a fun and modern aesthetic. 

Wearing: Aeropostale crop top, Chicwish gingham skirt, Thrifted saddle heels, ZeroUV sunglasses, Coco & Marie necklace + earrings, Michael Kors watch, Alex & Ani bracelets, Nila Anthony via Handbag Heaven bag. 

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Gingham skirts are the ultimate skirt-staple to have this summer! Here are some more of my favorites from this cute vintage-inspired trend, all under $75:

1. This classic knee-length skirt is perfect for the vintage lovin' gal. 
2. Look Parisian picnic-chic in this darling red and white gingham skirt.
3. Blue gingham skirts are stylishly fresh and light for hot summer days!
4. Don't like the fit-and-flare style? Opt for this gingham pencil skirt style!
5. If you can't get enough of gingham, then this matching co-ord is for you!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Skinny Teatox: Teatox Beginner Tips + My Review


If you're like me, you will agree that the Skinny Teatox is something you've wanted to try but maybe haven't, because like me, you can't commit to a 100% clean diet or you hate most teas (coffee please!). Unless it's a good ol' southern iced sweet tea or an iced chai tea latte with caramel drizzle from Starbucks, you can count me out. However, with my newly busy schedule with very little time for personal, I have decided to try a 14-day Skinny Teatox in efforts to somewhat keep myself in shape. 

If you haven't heard of it, Skinny Teatox is a weight loss tea that comes with morning tea which is loose leaf, and evening tea which is in bags. Skinny Teatox is 100% natural and it's the #1 teatox in North America! It's a vegan product that is free of gluten, GMOs, and nuts, and there are no chemicals or preseratives in it at all. This teatox is perfect for you if you're looking to lose weight, burn calories, boost your metabolism, cleanse or detoxify, suppress your appetite, or increase your energy. If you're unsure of which package to get out of the 7-day, 14-day or 28-day, I'd recommend trying the 14-day teatox in order to experience the full effect of the teatox! 

MY REVIEW: 

I am not done with the 14-day teatox yet, so I do not have any before/after photos or anything. I am 9 days in and I do feel lighter, and I'm not saying that I've magically lost a certain # of pounds in only these 9 days, but just that I feel more energetic and less blah from the gross foods I was previously eating before the teatox. I'm not eating only fruits/vegetables, but I am a vegetarian (and sometimes pescetarian when I go out), so I'm keeping it pretty clean for the most part, and giving up the fattening foods that I do eat pretty frequently like chips. I haven't had much time to run either, but I do when I can, which is usually only twice a week, but I'm trying to make more time for it now while I'm doing this teatox. I think it's most important to focus on your wellness and how you feel rather than the number you see on a scale, but they've both have been pleasing for me so far. 

TIPS FOR YOUR TEATOX:

Cut out most of your guilty indulgences and focus on clean eating / exercising. The teatox will suppress your hunger anyways so you will not feel as many urges to reach for the ice cream!

Try taking vitamin supplements with your teatox. I take 1 vitamin each of Iron, Vitamin C, B-12, and E each day. While vitamins are already good to take and make a habit of taking, they will definitely help the effects of your teatox. 

Cut back on processed and frozen foods. This goes without saying, but processed and frozen foods are so terrible for you! I am guilty myself of being a fan of frozen vegetarian foods, but it's so important that you switch out frozen and processed foods and in place eat fresh fruits and vegetables. You wouldn't believe the amount of yummy and clean recipes there are on the internet! Here's a few of my favorite:



Happy Teatoxing! :)


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Saturday Style


This summer, my Saturdays are best-spent outside at the beach. I want to stay comfortable and lightly cover up whenever I'm not walking through the sand, but I just can't deal with the struggle of putting on and taking off shorts and a top. Yes, I'm only on the beach, but I still want to look chic and fashionable just as I would every other day. 

I have a growing obsession for kaftans, they are such a glam option for summer beach style and they have an amazing structure that gives them a bit of boho flair. I want to wear them even when I'm not on the beach, and I've already considered throwing on a slip and throwing over this Forever Unique kaftan for days when I'm just running around town on these hot Florida days. 

This beautiful blue and gold kaftan is everything I could want in a beach cover up! As you all may know I do have a love for blue and gold together, and the gold detailing on this kaftan just adds on a whole new level of glam. I can already see myself wearing it all summer long, no matter if I'm on the beach or not!


Wearing: Forever Unique kaftan, Forever 21 sandals (sold out!), ZeroUV sunglasses, Chloe & Isabel earrings via Lisa Lopez.

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Love this kaftan? Here's some more cute and affordable suggestions!

1. Love this blue ombre kaftan for a bold and chic beach look!
2. Feeling more of a palm print this summer? This palm kaftan is perfect for you!
3. This kaftan is perfect for a simply clean + boho beachy style!
4. Longline kaftans are great for showing off your inner summer goddess!
5. The black and white aztec print on this bold kaftan is to die for!