Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nature Box

Hi beauties! I know I've been gone for a while, but I'm back with a new post.

Nature Box is a monthly subscription box of healthy snacks.  Now, I've been struggling with my fitness and health journey and when I saw the different YouTube reviews on this, I knew it would be something that I would love. Unlike any other subscription based websites that I have been a member of, Nature Box is going to benefit me more and I know I'm not going to waste the product.

Every month you can choose up to five different healthy snacks for $19.95 a month.  You can also add additional snacks onto your order for $3.00 each.  My first box was a success! I loved everything and it's nice to have these snacks, so when I want something during the day, I can grab a healthy snack rather than a cookie or bag of chips.  I was sent the Toasted Sesame Stix, Vanilla Macaroon Granola, Whole Wheat Strawberrry Figgy Bars, Pistaschio Power Clusters, Cashew Power Clusters and the Mocha Almond Bar.  Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, Nature Box has options for you, such as Vegan, Lactose- Free and Gluten Free.  Make sure you check out Nature Box.  I have a $10 off code for your first box, check it out below.

Use code B6Q4-4TC to get $10 off your first box.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 Met Gala

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my favorite celebrity looks from the Met Gala last night.  I love when there's a red carpet event, especially a black tie event and we can see all our favorites wearing couture gowns and high end fashions.

Check out the pics below! 

Jay-Z and Beyoncé in Givenchy

Blake Lively in Gucci

Kim Kardashian in Lanvin

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

David Beckham in Ralph Lauren and Victoria Beckhman in a gown from one her of her collections

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry

LaLa Anthony in Cushnie Et Ochs

Kendall Jenner in Top Shop

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCarthy

Emma Stone in Thakoon

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gladiator Trend

Hi beauties!

The gladiator sandal trend is really in this spring and summer. I feel like this trend comes and goes every other year.  I recently made a purchase from Just Fab, which I will post below.  After seeing a picture of Kourtney Kardashian and how she style her knee-high gladiator sandals, I was sold!  

Below I have I have some styling options.  I would definitely pair knee-high gladiators with a flowy romper or dress with a chic floppy hat and structured sunglasses.  Also, I have two options, an affordable version from Forever 21 and a designer version from Stuart Weitzman.  Both are pretty much identical, would you save or splurge?

Gladiator Trend

The Just Fab pair I ordered $40.

Kourtney Kardashian wearing knee-high gladiator sandals. ( I will definitely be stealing this look! )

Chriselle from The Chriselle Factor

Rachel Parcell from Pink Peonies

Topshop jump suit
$59 -

Blue romper

Hippie hat
$37 -

Circle sunglasses
amazon.comThe Chriselle FactorPink Peonies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Workout Gear

Hi beauties! 

I have put myself on a 10-week challenge. I will be completing T25 Beta and Gamma, which are each five weeks, in addition to running and strength training with my trainer. I will also use the Shred eating program, by Dr. Ian Smith.  I'm on week one, day four and I'm excited about the results I will see. Summer is right around the corner and I want to look amazing in a bikini, crop top and cut-off shorts. I'm doing this for myself, I know I'm not a big girl, but I'm uncomfortable at the weight I'm at.  My goal is to lose at least 10-15 pounds, tone and gain muscle.  I will post my results as the weeks go by. Remember, if you have a goal in mind, stick to it and it will happen!

I created a cute workout outfit for inspiration for all my fit chicks! Who doesn't like to look cute while working out?!?! ( I do! Even though I get sweaty.)

Workout Gear

Monday, April 7, 2014

Girls Day Out

Hi beauties!

My friend Tatianah invited me for brunch and to see the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit at the Chicago Museum.  We went to my favorite brunch spot, Batter and Berries, located on the north side of Chicago.  If you live in Chicago or come to visit, you must check it out.  When you arrive, you will have to wait, but trust me the food is worth the wait! Batter and Berries specializes in French Toast, they showcase a limited edition flavor every week.  This past week's flavor was Oreo cookie, but the regular flavors included carmel, strawberry and blueberry.  The carmel french toast is to die for!  You don't need any syrup, the french toast at Batter and Berries is made to be eaten without syrup.  The restaurant offers other options such as, a chicken and sweet potato stuffed waffle, omlettes and crab cakes.  To top everything off, the restaurant is B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bottle).

After brunch we headed over to The Chicago Museum.  This was my first time ever going and it was really cool to get to see the history of Chicago.  If you're interested in going, there is a $7 Groupon for admission.  Our main reason for going was to see the Ebony Fashion Fair 50th Anniversary exhibit.  The exhibit was beyond amazing!  Me, being the fashion addict that I am, was blown away by all the couture gowns and suits that have influenced Ebony Fashion Fair.  What I loved most of all were the manniquins.  The manniquins were all different shades and depicted gorgeous African American women. Ebony was the first magazine to show African Americans in high fashion.  The Fashion Fair, fashion show was created to show that African American women could wear these fashions and look just as good as other women.The exhibit showcased such designers as, Oscar De La Renta, Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Emmanuel Ungaro, Yves St. Laurent and more. Check out some of the pictures I took (even though we weren't supposed to take them. Shhhh...).

The Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit will be traveling to other cities, so check and see if it's coming to a city near you!