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When in doubt.. Go Monochromatic

Bodysuit | Denim | Bag: Goyard| Sunnies | Shoes | Earrings

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a great week! When chasing around a toddler, or preparing for a busy day, a foolproof way of getting ready in a hurry, for me, is choosing a monochromatic look. There’s something so sleek about an all black ensemble!

For Spring and Summer, I love a crisp all white look! I am always stocking up on basic tees and tanks, and neutral shades of denim, because it really extends your wardrobe and mixes and matches so well!

These are some of my favorite tees, tie front tees, tanks, and bodysuits. When I find a style and fit that’s right for me, I invest in multiple colors.

I’d love to here your favorite go-to basics!

A Self Care Routine + Mom Life

After becoming a new Mom, life was a mix of spit-up stained fitness clothes (that never saw a workout), little sleep, and forgetting to eat, let alone consuming a recommended water intake daily. You gain so much.. joy, memories, and love by putting a sweet little one first. As he got older, I struggled figuring out how to balance being a mom and adding in self care, as well, which I’m sure many of you do. As much as I loved fitness, I struggled with how to fit it in and make it a priority. Minimal sleep was the new norm, and me time was non-existent. Can you relate?

I needed a way to use my time efficiently by working out at home, so at the end of November, I downloaded an app and made a goal to do a scheduled workout 5-6 days a week. The workouts range from 22-40 minutes, and incorporate everything from free weights, to yoga, martial arts, and tabata. I love changing it up! I started doing it while Hudson ate breakfast every morning, and fell in love.

Lately, I made it a goal to wake up earlier while he is still asleep and doing my workout and if I’m lucky, adding in my shower before he gets up, as well! I love it because by the time he is ready to get up I have the day to focus on him, and not trying to multitask fitness, showering, etc.

I’ve made it a routine, I wake up, throw on my fitness clothes, make a Wellness Drink, start my diffuser with some mood-boosting essential oils and press play.

I look forward to it every morning! What a vast difference it makes to have that little piece of the day dedicated to something that makes me feel so much better, destress and start the day off positively!

As a mom, what are ways you incorporate self care? I’d love for you to share them below!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Necklace | Garden Fork | Handbag | Candle | Blowout Gift Certificate | Watch | Camera Case | Pruning Shears | Herb Pots | Shoes | iPad Kitchen Stand | Yoga Mat & Tote | iPad Kitchen Sleeves | Garden Markers | Photo Book

Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

  1. Gift a Glossy. Thisย current deal from LivingSocialย is a 2-year subscription of yours, or the recipient’s choice of 12 fab titles, for just $7!
  2. Drybar Gift Certificate. Gift a good hair day, well a fabulous hair day. *Order by today at 10am & select overnight shipping, or drop into your local Drybar
  3. Frame a Memory. I always keepย framesย on hand, because they make a great gift. Add your favorite photo for a meaningful present.
  4. Fandango Digital Gift Card. Give the gift of Channing Tatum (Don’t worry, he’s only in a bazillion movies in 2013) Who cares if you have to wait until Feb 8
  5. Send an Ebook. Instantly stream a best seller to your recipient’s Kindle, iPad or Nook.