Weekend Casual

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Spring is here, and I'm savoring the gorgeous weather we are blessed with this time of year! The weather in Charlotte has all the west coast feels lately & I'm just gonna go ahead & pretend that its going to stay this way until the heat & humidity rolls in. 
As much as I love stepping out in fabulous pair of heels, I am most comfortable & happy in an outfit as simple as this - tank top, skinny jeans & some type of sandal. This muscle tee from Abercrombie is THEE softest, you guys! Its currently on sale for $10 and comes in 5 other options - I have it in white & the stripe one, as well. I kinda never want to take it off - its that soft & fits perfectly - I've even slept in it a couple nights. Who else loves their Birkenstocks!? I have 2 pair and looking to get a third this summer - I've had my eye on this pair in brown/tan. My tote is from Mango - they have the cutest bags and for such a steal! This one is sold out, but I've linked a tan "shopper bag" that I'm loving below. 

What are some of your casual-cool go-to's for spring summer!? Please share! 

Happy Friday, loves! Hope the week was good to you & cheers to the weekend! I just picked Adam up from the airport late last night - he was in LA for work for 10 days and I am SO looking forward to spending the weekend with my boo thang! xx

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Workouts this Week : 4.10 - 4.16

Hey there, loves!! Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter Weekend! I had the most relaxing weekend with my parents. Easter Sunday winded up being just my parents & me for 2 reasons... Adam has been out of town in LA for work and my sisters family just got back from a cruise on Saturday, returning with sinus infections and strep throat. yikes! Needless to say, my sis decided to stay home with the kids & her husband. 

I had a pretty solid week of workouts last week! 2 days of strength training - a killer leg day on Tuesday - did a bunch of super sweaty cardio & finally got into the yoga studio. I haven't been to boxing in 2 weeks because of schedule conflicts but will definitely get back in the boxing gym this week and so looking forward to it. 

Happy Monday, babes!!
Make it a great week - be happy, be healthy! xx


Monday. 4.10
CARDIO / 40 minutes
Precore AMT : 20 minutes
Stair Master : 20 minutes
UPPER BODY STRENGTH CIRCUIT : 4 ROUNDS OF EVERYTHING
Flat Bench DB Press: 20x
Sit Ups + Twist: 20x
Side Plank Hip Raises: 12x each side
Underhand Pulldowns: 20x
{ I did Sit Ups for 2 rounds & Side Plank for 2 round }

Tuesday. 4.11
CARDIO / 30 minutes / Precore AMT
FULL BODY STRENGTH CIRCUIT : 3 ROUNDS OF EVERYTHING
Single Leg Glute/Ham Raises: 15x on each leg on a platform
DBTricep Extensions: 15x
Side Lunge + Upright Row: 15x on each side (30 total)
Plie Squat + Bicep Curl: 20x

Wednesday. 4.12
REST DAY
My legs were SO SORE!! Eek. 

Thursday. 4.13
CARDIO
30 minutes / Power walked on an incline. 
That was about the only thing my legs could handle this day. 

Friday. 4.14
CARDIO
25 minutes / Stair Master

Saturday. 4.15
60 Minutes Hot Yoga @ Laughing Buddha
I took Rodolfo's class for the first time and it was so good! This was my first yoga practice in I think almost 3 weeks and I so needed it. My hips were/are so tight. The 2pm Saturday class @ Buddha is only 9 bucks - sweet!! 

 

Sunday. 4.16
Easter Morning Run/Walk Outside
It was such a beautiful, breezy morning - I headed out and did 3 miles before church. I ran 2 of the 3 and it felt pretty good! 

The Best Spring Sales to Shop This Weekend!

Out with the old, in with the new! It's time to for some Spring Cleaning, if you will. 
 Every year, as Spring approaches, I love to sort thru my closet and make my decisions about what to keep & what to toss. Two super simple ways I keep my closet fresh is to 1) donate to goodwill 2) consign with my favorite local consignment shop, J.T. Posh! I'll take the money I make from what I've consigned and put it towards pieces for the new season. I typically consign 2x a year - once for spring/summer and one for the fall/winter season. 
You guys know I am a major sale shopper - almost everything I own has been purchased on sale! 
There are some fantastic sales happening right now to stock up on all your Spring Summer Style Staples! 
Take advantage of these AMAZING sales & use the codes below + take a peek at what I'm eyeing and/or buying for myself! My 2 favorite sales : Abercrombie is 50% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE! Hello, you guys! 50% OFF! That's crazy amazing. Also, Ann Taylor is 50% OFF as well! Also, Madewell's Sale is on Sale - love this! 

Happy Easter Weekend! 
Hope everyone has the best weekend celebrating with family & friends. xx

Much Love, 

ABERCROMBIE SALE
50% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE
No Code Needed

MADEWELL SALE
 EXTRA 30% OFF NOW THRU 4.17
Use Code: DREAMBIG

FRENCH CONNECTION SALE
30% OFF FULL PRICE + 2 DAY FREE SHIPPING
Use Code: F30EST

SHOPBOP SALE
GET 20% OFF ORDERS UNDER $500
GET 25% OFF ORDERS OVER
$500
Use Code: EVENT17 | Include Full Price & Sale Items

ANN TAYLOR SALE 
50% OFF EVERYTHING
Use Code: SPRING50

STEVE MADDEN SALE
BUY ONE / GET ONE 50% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
Use Code: SHOPNOW

Trending : Embroidered Stripes

Have you ever gotten something new - a dress, blouse, shoes - and loved it so much that you got so excited & did a little happy dance!? Well, that's exactly what happened when I put on this darling top! I am in love with everything about this blouse, mixing two of my favorite, classic trends - soft white & blue stripes + embroidered details.
This top is ridiculously soft + the 3-quarter bell sleeves are the cutest & the v-neck exposes just the right amount of décolleté.
I've always been a sucker for stripes and dainty, embroidered appliqués always reminds me of Europe, which always makes me oh-so happy! 

For this look, I pulled on my favorite ripped black skinny jeans (shocker) from Madewell and strappy black heels. Who else is loving skinny jeans + strappy stilettos for Spring/Summer!? I can't get enough of this sexy-cool combo! 


Another way I would style this top...

Dress it down with a great pair of white denim + wedges or sandals for weekend things like a day date with your babe or your best girlfriends! ;) 

If your loving the whole stripes + embroidered thing for the warm weather season, I'm pretty sure you'll love the pretty picks I've linked below! 
 

Happy Shopping!! 
xx

 

10 One-Shoulder Ruffle Tops For Spring

this block of 4 photos above just makes me h a p p y. They are literally THE last 4 photos we took for this outfit - in this exact order. I was done and ready to move on to the next outfit and Adam just kept snapping away. I was walking towards the camera smiling a big cheesy smile and finally flashed him a thumbs up for the official stop. {LOL} 

I'm not sure which shoulder baring trend I'm loving more at the moment - off the shoulder or the one-shoulder look!? Do you have a preference? 
There are so many fun & flirty shoulder skimming tops to choose from and my closet is already full of them! This white one-shoulder ruffle top comes in two other options - navy + the cutest white & blue stripe with little embroidered flowers that I have as well! 

I love the look of bright white x dark denim - white just really pops against such a dark wash! I wear my skinny jeans SO much, I thought I'd switch it up and pull out my dark denim flares for this outfit, but this top would look just as fabulous with a pair of dark denim skinnies, too! 
What trends are you loving for Spring!? Please share below! xx

Much Love,

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