Happy Wednesday to you, half way through the week. Baby love had a tough night last night, which meant little sleep for momma. I woke up tired and terribly sore, but decided to get my workout in anyway. I never regret making that decision, I now feel like a million bucks and am ready to conquer my day.
Jacket: Gap/ Dress: H&M/ Shoes: Jessica Simpson/ Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique
Today’s outfit is fun and a little throw back, for me. The jean jacket I’m wearing I have had since I was in the 7th grade. Yes, I held onto that bad boy for that long. It has been sitting in my closet most of those years, but with jean jackets back in a good way, I decided to break that bad boy out. Lucky me, it still fits! (I knew those workout were good for something)
This dress, is one of my all time favorites. I got it at H&M last year, so you know it was a good deal. Cheap and I never ever have to iron it. It comes out of the wash perfect, everytime. It is always my go to, running late dress. The shoes, yes I wear them a lot, they are my favorite, get used to them 🙂 They are Jessica Simpson and the only pump I can wear for ten hours and not limp home. My trouble with shoes is I love them, so much, but I have a size 4 foot, so finding shoes is super difficult for me. Thankfully, Nordstrom stocks size 4, so they are my go to when I’m in need a new pair. It’s probably a good thing I don’t have an average size foot anyway, I would probably go into debt over shoes. So, this pair of shoes is actually my second pair of the same shoe. When the first pair went out I searched high and low to find the replacement. When something works it works.
I have had a few people asking why I chose to mix fashion and fitness. Simply because that is the true essence of myself. For years I have admired fashion bloggers and gained so much inspiration from them, that I too wanted to share with others. Fashion makes me tick and I love helping others. In my circle, I’m the one they go to for fashion advice, that what do I wear girl, and the one screaming at them to run faster in a 10k, and I love it. As for mixing fitness, that is the other very passionate side of myself. Ever since I was a teenager I have tried every fad you could think of to lose weight and be in shape. I have had countless gym memberships, tried all the crazy diets and spent hours researching on the internet. Today, I feel like I finally have it all figured out and have really gained true success over the past year. I am a person that needs direction when it comes to fitness, so gym memberships never worked for me, unless I attended a class. Otherwise, I would run the treadmill and leave. I so wish I was one of those people who had a gift at the gym, but I’m just not. Which takes me to home fitness programs. I too have tried tons and I mean tons of them! Over the past couple of years I started to fall in love with one company in particular that produces seriously the best home fitness programs I have ever seen, Beachbody. I am seriously addicted to their products and get giddy everytime a new product comes out. These programs work for me and I now have the opportunity to share that with others and I am thrilled beyond belief. If I can help just one person, like me, by sharing past experiences through wins and failures, then I’m happy. There is no greater feeling than when someone you care about thanks you for how much you have helped them and changed their life, just by being a support and a cheerleader for them.
So, there you have it, my hopes for this blog are to inspire others not only with their fitness journey, but with their personal style, their self expression and their self esteem. Feeling fabulous on the inside and outside is something I think everyone deserves.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. – Sorry about my pictures being a little on the dark side, lighting was not my friend this morning.