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Let’s Talk: Amazon Prime Yoga Video Workouts

When I went to the MFAH Oscar de la Renta exhibit with a coworker and some of her friends, I heard the most amazing thing. Apparently if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, then you can watch a variety of instructional workout videos, including ones for Yoga. More than likely, I’m late to the game on this one but for those of y’all out there who also did not know about this–how awesome is that?!

Seeing as how one of my goals for 2018 was to start getting back into yoga (I took classes for a good while in Oregon but stopped when I moved back to Houston), I looked up the aforementioned videos on Amazon as soon as I got home. I have already tried out some of the Beginners Workout ones instructed by Erica Vetra and loved them. Even though you’re not in an actual class setting, it feels like you are with all the tips and suggestions on pose form that she supplies.

Yoga, and exercising in general, has always helped me when I have either been depressed (seasonal depression is real, y’all) or had low energy levels or even just felt a lack of self confidence. I know that I am not the only one who tends to struggle with issues like these. So, I have decided that on Wednesdays I will post about and discuss different wellness topics with you all. As of right now, I am undecided on how long I will keep these posts up but I do feel that it’s something that should be talked about.

Also, for those who, like me, have dealt with either depression, anxiety, or self esteem issues, I hope you find something that works for you like yoga does for me. If yoga does seem like an option that you’d want to try, be sure to check out my yoga essentials below and the yoga classes on Amazon Prime (much cheaper option than an actual class…just saying!).

Hope y’all have a lovely day!

-C

My Top Five Yoga Essentials_ShortSweetandLovely

( Tank via JoyLab, Sports Bra via JoyLab, Zella High Waist Leggings via Nordstrom, Yoga Mat Cleaner Kit via Amazon, and Gaiam Yoga Print Mat via Amazon )

**And yes, I did include a yoga mat cleaner, because no one likes a gross yoga mat.

***The above leggings are over $50 but do know that Nordstrom is having a sale right, which includes a lot of their athletic gear. I got these high waist leggings from Nordstrom this past weekend for a little over $40 and love love love the cute marble pattern on them.

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Dresses That Are Perfect for a Day Wedding This Summer

Wedding Guest Attire 2017--Before 5 pm

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Weddings that occur during the day are (in my opinion) the trickiest to dress for, as you never want to go too dressy but also don’t want to don just any sundress (it’s still a special occasion). That’s why going with a dress that has a unique feature such as a pop of color, a ruffled one sleeve, or a cold shoulder works. It isn’t too overpowering for a day wedding but still has some added visual interest.

-C

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Five Must-Have Gingham Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

5 Must Have Gingham Pieces

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When I think of gingham I think of pictures of Audrey Hepburn in a blouse and gingham crops riding a bicycle or Brigette Bardot in a gingham dress. Having grown up with a love of 50’s and 60’s icons, I have always had a sweet spot for this pattern.

However, as much of a fan I am of the classics, I am loving the fresh and updated take on gingham that many people are embracing. I even recently purchased this MINKPINK dress, which combines this classic pattern with ruffles and the oh so flirty one shoulder trend. I’m also loving this cold shoulder Amanda Uprichard dress.

How are y’all embracing gingham this spring/summer?

-C

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$50 and Under for Her Gift Guide

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I honestly cannot believe Christmas is this week!

I’ve yet to wrap my gifts and I need to figure out what I’m going to wear for Midnight Mass and for the big day. In actuality, I just have been putting off a-lot of Christmas related things as it had not felt like that time of the year down here until this past weekend (yay for cooler temps!).

Here’s to the most wonderful and stressful time of the year!

-C

 

(From left–> Marc Jacobs Lipstick Set: Sephora; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Cashmere Fingerless Gloves: Nordstrom; Minted Daisy iPad Case: Anthropologie; Purse: Nordstrom; The Beatles 1 Album: Urban Outfitters; PJ Short Set: Topshop; “The Southerner’s Cookbook”: Barnes & Noble; Biker Jacket: H&M; Scarf: Urban Outfitters)

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Lovin’ Right Now: Bell Sleeve Tops

Want to wear fall colors but still keep cool while it’s 80+ degrees outside?

Try out the bell sleeve top. Its shape gives you movement and also allows for air to better circulate around your arms. This effect ends up making you feel cooler than you would while wearing any other similar long sleeved top.

I also love pairing a bell sleeve top with skinny jeans, as this can even out your proportions and not make you feel frumpy. Or you can do like the above photo and tuck in your top into an a-line mini skirt. So cute!

Have a good weekend and TGIF! 

-C

 

(Lace top: Love & Liberty; Sage green top: Urban Outfitters: Plaid top: Free People; Cinnamon print top: Nordstrom; Black print top: Free People; Cinnamon solid top: Forever 21)

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Bootie-licious

 

I’m currently on the hunt for a new bootie and am loving all the ones on sale at Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale.

The four different pairs pictured above are just the tip of the iceberg as there are so many varieties of boots and booties on sale right now. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be scouring their website here soon for either a taupe-y or olive green bootie, because maybe if I get some new booties come August, the weather will start to get cooler. (Yeah, i know….not too likely but hey, a girl can dream).

-C

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Other favorites from the Nsale: here here here here here here here here here here

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Wednesday Want: Julia Jordan Lace Sleeveless Dress

Wednesday Want--Julia Jordan Lace Sleeveless Sheath dress

I had honestly never heard of Julia Jordan until recently. And oh my goodness–am I happy to finally know of her and her dresses!

Not only am I in love with this lace dress, which is perfect for spring with a little jacket or for summer by itself, but also with close to five others. I love the classic shapes and lines they all incorporate and how she pairs them with a fun print or bright color. Also, the fit and flare dresses of her remind me so much of what a ’50s starlet would wear so of course, I love that as well.

As the prices for her dresses are fairly reasonable ($100-$200 range), I honestly wonder why I had never heard much about them before. Either way, I’m glad now that I do and will definitely be treating myself to one here shortly.

-C

 

(Dress available at Nordstrom for $138)