March 1, 2015

Sunday Snippet

Sundays always seem to be super busy and slightly depressing since it marks the end of the weekend and the imminent start of another stressful week. For me, it also gives me a chance to reflect upon my week and begin my new week on a good foot. Sunday Snippets are going to replace my Weekly Rewinds and will include my favorite or notable things of my past week.
Happy Sunday and happy March!

February 27, 2015

February '15 Favorites

2015 is 1/6th over! And the start of March means the start of my birthday month! So far, my year has been going better than expected and I hope to continue this streak with organized goal progress tracking and a positive mindset. Here are some new and old things I loved in February!

If you haven't noticed from my Instagram (P.S. I got a new one so follow me!), I am obsessed with all things planner or stationery related. I downsized from my A5 Kikki K (that I still love!) and went for a clean and classic looking Filofax Black Domino in the personal size and I could not be happier. To go along with my new sleek planner, I purchased some beautiful coppery dividers from Amour For Your Planner on Etsy and absolutely love them. They are super sturdy and shiny and even came with a flyleaf with extra sticky notes and a matching wash card. And, of course, I cannot resist cute stationery...

As for beauty, I've been loving anything that keeps my skin (and hair) feeling clean and moisturized. I apply the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil after I wash my hair and it's great for keeping my locks smooth and shiny. I also got my hands on the Thayers Rose Petal Toner (which was on my beauty wishlist) which I apply with a cotton pad after I wash my face. It feels super nice and refreshing and the rose smell is pleasant and not overbearing. A new polish that I tried and loved was the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lively Lilac. The brush is so easy to use because of its shape and it really does dry super quickly. It doesn't chip as quickly as other polishes do too! And at about five dollars per polish, I'm definitely planning on getting some more.

Hanging on Katy Perry (also a favorite...remember her Superbowl Halftime show?!) is my simple and delicate Valentine's Day present from my boyfriend. As much as I love a big statement necklace, I think simplicity creates a different but just as significant effect and this pretty rose gold bar necklace perfectly completes any look. Besides my planner/stationery addiction, I also love collecting pretty and cute mugs. This donut one from Target was about two dollars and was too perfect to leave behind!

I've also been working hard at being up-to-date for my readings for class as well as my goal to read 30 new books this year. I got a new pretty pink case for my Kindle which makes it a lot easier for me to take everywhere and whip out whenever I have a free moment. I'm still trying to finish This Side of Paradise, but I'm definitely open for some fun reading suggestions!

Please let me know if you have any comments/suggestions and let me know what your favorites were this month! 

February 20, 2015

Lounge Pretty

Happy Friday! I hope those of you on the East Coast are attempting to stay warm as I am. While I'm lounging (or vegging) I still love to wear pretty things that make me happy. Here are some of my favorite items to lounge in.
1. Short sleeve pajama sets are a cuter version of the traditional long sleeves.

2. Comfortable loungewear is the perfect place to show off your more sassy side.

3. This delicate cami pajama set will immediately make you feel pretty.

4. A silk kimono robe is more feminine and classier than a terrycloth one.

5. There is a subtle sexiness of just throwing on an masculine sleep shirt.

6. Who doesn't love sweats? Upgrade from your pair from college with a fitted jogger style.

7. If you haven't noticed, I love pajama sets and this kimono robe goes perfectly with the cami pajama set!

If you're going to spend the rest of these cold winter months inside, might as well lounge in comfort and style!

February 12, 2015

My Fitness Favorites

 When I was younger, I had a very unhealthy attitude towards health. I didn't understand the importance of eating healthy and being active. Since then, I have learned a lot and have tried to incorporate healthier ideas into my lifestyle and I realize that even the smallest changes can make a huge change that can lead to even bigger changes. Working out regularly is something that I have been trying to do and one of the things that motivates me is cute workout clothes! I always think about the saying that goes along the lines of style is how you dress on your days off, so why not look cute while being healthy? I like keeping things monochromatic because it makes me feel serious and you can never go wrong with black.
1. I like wearing tank tops to work out because it keeps you cool and, if you're outside, you can get some good ol' Vitamin D.

2. Never underestimate the power and confidence of a good (sports) bra.

3. I like to wear a black active jacket to and from the gym, but it could work well if you're running outside as well.

4. Sneakers are very personal and important to each person's regime, so definitely take the time to find one that fits and feels comfortable.

5. This super cute tank top would be perfect to wear on a casual hike!

6. These active leggings are the best bottoms to wear while working out.

7. I always use this yoga mat when I'm working out at home and I promise that it is the best yoga mat you can invest in.

February 6, 2015

My 2015 Vision Board

If you can't tell, I am still obsessed with my new planner. Although some people may have a dashboard of sticky notes or a pretty image as their first view, I knew that I really wanted something inspirational and motivational that I could easily look at everyday. I am weirdly obsessed with New Year's resolutions or goals in general, so I created a vision board featuring visual representations of the goals I want to achieve this year. I bought this laminated dashboard with gold dots so that I could protect my vision board, but can still see through to the image.
Some important goals/ideas I wanted to include was positive motivation, a little piece of every aspect of my life and things that visually represent who I want to be. I also included my word of the year (minimal) which pertains mostly to my lifestyle and wardrobe, but also how I want to live my life. I just printed this out on regular printer paper because I wanted to put it in my planner right away, but I just made a collage on PicMonkey with images I found from Pinterest and then printed the image to fit in my planner.

I know that others like to have a large poster size of their vision boards, but because this planner never leaves my grasp, I feel like I get a sufficient daily reminder. Some of my goals on the board are: to be healthier, wake up earlier, grow my hair out long, drink more water, blog more frequently, save up money, cook more and try a capsule wardrobe. For each of these big goals, I have more specific little goals set so that I can actually achieve them.
Even though January is over and resolutions may already be forgotten, I really believe that it is never too late to start to be the person you want to be. Try it out and let me know if you see or feel a difference!