Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mad for Plaid | SMF

Ive been trying to come up with something to wear with these Chinos for the longest time and then this weeks Style me Friday turned on that light bulb in my head, I can wear PLAID of course!!

Seems like an easy enough thing to think of, especially since it is fall, but when you cant even think of the items you have in your closet it makes things alot harder.  Anywhoo I've been wanting a pair of chinos for what seems like forever and when my brother gave me the heads up about them being on sale, I knew I had to jump on that opportunity. 

Andie Chinos | JCrew
Plaid Button up old | (similar)
Heels | Zara
Sweater | SheInside

Hugs and Love

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fitness Friday | Workout gear

If you don't know by now, I love anything health or fitness related. Its totally a healthy obsession but an obsession nonetheless.  I am currently on the hunt for a new pair of running shoes and leggings when I came across these.  I absolutely loooove the Nike Free 5.0+ shoes and the print and color of these made me love these even more!

I've never really been the type to wear sweatpants and an old torn shirt to the gym or to workout in.  I figure if your working on improving yourself why not look good doing so?  When buying exercise wear I tend to go more for solid colored tops and printed or bright bottoms, and I usually work the outfit around the leggings and/or shoes and find an appropriate bra and top to go along with them. The print of these leggings caught my eye as soon as I saw them and are described as having a "body-hugging fit with stretch fabric and flat seem so you can move freely during a workout. Strategically placed mesh vents maintain airflow where it's needed most." 

As far as sports bras go...they are always the last thing I think about since no one really sees them, unless its hot outside.  I have a small chest and most times I'll have a tank on over the bra anyway.  I find that thinner straps are more comfortable for me to wear instead of the thicker straps, which tend to add extra pressure on my neck and shoulders for some reason. 

Nike Print leggings
Nike Free 5.0+
CamelBak Water Bottle
Sports Bra (on sale)
Half Zip Top

So this is pretty much how I look on any workout day, whether Im running outside or inside the actual gym.

What do you guys wear to workout in? Any suggestions on cheaper alternatives? Let me know :)

Sweaty Hugs and Love!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thirsty Thursday | Almond Milk

While browsing the internet the other day I stumbled across a "How to make almond milk" recipe. I'm not lactose intolerant but I love soy and almond milk! I love any kind of milk really which is why I thought this DIY was perfect, and because I don't own a cow for regular milk the almonds will suffice.


So yesterday my brother and I decided to try it out and make it on our own. I figure it can't be that hard especially if you watched the vid and the only ingredients you need are almonds and water.  I let my almonds soak while I was at work, which was the smart thing for me to do because its kinda hard for me to hold in my excitement and I probably would have taken them out way too soon lol. When I got home we drained the water and threw the almonds in the blender with 4 cups of water.

I didn't have a thin mesh to strain the milk through so we used a colander which worked perfectly (thanks to my brother) because the holes were small enough to catch the almond bits left in the milk. We chose to add a cap full of pure vanilla extract to sweeten it (although i think we should have put in another cap of vanilla) and it made it taste and smell amazing!


I got the carafe from Ikea for 3 bucks!
Do you like almond milk? If you try it out let me know what you think :)

Hugs and Love