When in Doubt, Work Out

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There are a lot of things in life that hurt so good and one of them is working out! The pain is worth the gain because, as we know to be true, summer bodies start in winter. But a solid work-out on the regular is key not just to the figure we’re going for but more importantly to a healthy lifestyle. I usually like to do freeweights, an ab routine and some cardio at least 3-5 times a week. I picked up my workout outfit at Gordman’s for a ridiculously reasonably price. They have a lot of really great pieces for all your fitness needs, be sure to check out the juniors section too, even if you don’t normally shop there. All of the above is from that area. Have fun sprucing up your athleisure wear!

Shop this head-to-toe Gordman’s look:
graphic tank || purple sweatshirt || jogger sweatpants

Photos by Chelsea
Shoes via KicksUSA

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Grand Avenue

pink coat

white on white

bejeweled smoking slippers

tortoiseshell sunglasses

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Hey 🙂 I hope your Monday is starting off great. I’m currently snuggled into a big ol faux fur blanket curled up on my couch with a warm pumpkin tea. Periodically taking glances out my window and being oh so grateful for this lovely little apartment. Grateful for life. It’s a blessing to be able to do what I love. Thanks for following along, it means a lot. Let’s make the most of every minute, k?

photos by Isabel Kruse

Shop today’s outfit:
pink wool coat || white jeans || cream sweater || blush watch || bejeweled flats || chanel bag via bag borrow or steal

I’ve gotten a BILLION questions about this coat!! And it was a big hit on Instagram (thanks for the feature, @liketkit! SO I shopped around and linked to 18 similar pink coats so that you can find just the right one for you. It’s a GREAT time to buy a coat because it’s “end of season” even though we still basically have 3 months of winter left. All the prices are slashed. Just be wary sizes are low in stock, so get in there quick! Happy shopping 🙂

Morning Routine

luxe lounging in silk

lounge morning

healthy lifestyle

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  luxe lounging reading with min pin tufted couch

Mornings are my favorite. Especially when I can take them nice and slow. I love to get the day started off on the right foot, so I try to leave enough time to pre-wind. You know, like how we unwind at the end of the day? Well I’m a believer in the pre-wind, in which we actually take time to slowly rev up for the day. Even if it means getting up a little earlier. I make a cup of tea, read a bit, and have a healthy breakfast, which usually consists of a fruit, vegetable, & yogurt smoothie. All of this while staying in my pajamas as long as possible.

Another absolutely key component to my pre-wind morning routine is taking vitamins, minerals, & oils. I want to tell you about one of my favorites in my regimen. Ballroom Beautiful Essential oils are crazy good for you. I’ve noticed that my hair is longer, my nails are stronger, and my skin is clearer since taking them for the past month. The pills contain flax, coconut, and primrose, and other oils that enhance life in so many ways including increased energy, mental clarity, less sweet cravings, faster recovery after workouts, and increasing the health of your hair, skin, & nails. It’s not a supplement; they are made with certified organic ingredients. It’s totally ideal for women 30+ years old. I’m not quite at that age, but starting to focus on health and caring about your body early never hurts. You guys, give Ballroom Beautiful a try. I’m sure you’ll notice some of the same differences I have! Also, you can actually get free shipping if you order 3 bottles or more. Ahh! You’ll love it.

I mean if we really want to “carpe diem”, we need to start the diem off right and give ourselves the tools to carpe it like nobody’s business. Amiright?!

black & tan

old navy style

old navy cableknit sweater

old navy tweed shorts

old navy sweater

I’m getting cold just looking at these photos! But fellow Minnesotans, be aware, these shots were taken before the temperatures took a turn for the subzero. Which explains my lack of over-sized parka and well basically every inch being covered. Brrrr…! But no this day was actually not too freezing, though it did take a turn for the sub-awesome when I ended up locking myself and my photographer, (Isabel Kruse!) out of my apartment. Boo! (Don’t worry, we got back in!)

This look is basically head-to-toe Old Navy. From the cable knit sweater to the knee-high boots! I love working in a good pair of shorts in the winter. It’s no easy feat but this pair was perfect for this time of year. The thicker tweed texture of the shorts, the opaque black tights and tall boots make them cold-weather ready.

Shop today’s outfit:
cableknit sweater || oxford white shirt || tweed shorts || chanel bag via bag borrow steal || black boots via old navy