Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Lace Shift Dress

Photography: Ella B Photo
Dress: Free People (comes in other colors too!) / Hat: F21 (old similar here) / Bag: Vici (similar here) / Shoes: Zara (old similar here) / Sunnies: Quay / Bracelets: similar here and Baublebar c/o / Lips: Pucker & Pout - First Love
I thought that we escaped the rain here in Dallas, but it's back! Spending the rest of my day working on my computer while enjoying the rain trickle outside of my window. Stopping by to say hi, and will see you guys tomorrow. Happy Tuesday y'all! 

Monday, March 26, 2018

LBD Twist


Dress: Shein (ONLY $26!) c/o / Bracelets: Baublebar c/o / Earrings: Baublebar / Clutch: Vici (old similar here, here, and here) / Shoes: Marc Fisher / Lips: Pucker & Pout - 1x Sweetheart Pink 1x Samon 1x Sweetheart Pink
Can we talk about how freaking cute this LBD is?!!!

I recently got this dress in from Shein, and it has quickly become my new favorite LBD! Why? First of all the cut of the shoulder gives a new twist on a LBD, and second its made out of cotton. When the temps start to increase I gravitate more towards cotton fabrics because they are able to breath, and allow my body to cool down without melting my makeup off. 

Since we all know I love color I decided to add fun summer pops with my jewelry and clutch. 

Would you rock this LBD?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Travel Plans

Photography: Ella B Photo
Top: Banana Republic / Jeans: AG / Belt: J.Crew (old similar here) / Sunnies: Quay / Choker: Baublebar c/o / Bracelets: Baublebar c/o / Rings: Baublebar c/o / Bag: Vici (similar here) / Shoes: 1. State (sold out similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - 2x First Love 1x Aussie Rose
First and foremost I need to start this post off by thanking everyone who messaged me about yesterdays post, and took the time out of their down to show me some love. The amount of love I received yesterday with my vulnerable post was such a beautiful thing! 

With March almost coming to a close so many exciting things are coming my way for April!!! Todd booked a trip for us to go to Pennsylvania at the end of month to start our housing search. The place we get in PA will be our first home that we've ever bought #feelinglikeanadult.

Once we get back I'll be flying out to Utah for a couple days to see the family, and to get my hair done! The mane needs to be tamed. 

At the end of the month I'm gonna be going on a girls trip with some Dallas friends to Fredericksburg.

Spring is starting off on a good note, and am excited for all my travels coming up. Do you have any travel plans for the spring? 

Monday, March 19, 2018

My Soul Cycle Audition


Photography: Ella B Photo
Top: Free People / Bra: Free People / Jeans: Rag & Bone (similar here) / Bag: Vici (similar here) / Sunnies: Quay / Boots: Vince Camuto (similar here) / Bracelet: old similar here and here / Choker: Nordstrom / Necklace: Alixandra Collections c/o / Lips: Pucker & Pout - 2x First Love 1x Aussie Rose
I promised I would update you on the audition, and here is the update. I didn't make it through the Soul Cycle instructor audition, but I know some amazing souls that moved on. Since some people I knew made it further than me makes my heart is happy because I know that they will make for some kick ass instructors. 

How am I do I feel about not making it through?

So many different emotions flooded my mind when I didn't hear my bike number called for round 2 of the audition. The audition was made up of two rounds for this tour with the first part consisting of your form on the bike, and the second part being on the podium. I knew that my form wasn't going to be as strong as others since I've only been riding since January so being cut for my form wasn't a huge shock to me. I would of rather been cut based on my form now versus my ability to lead a class.

Once I left the studio I text some friends to let them know how the audition went, and immediately talked to AE on the phone. While I was talking to her the logical part of my brain wasn't super upset about the outcome of Sunday. Once I got off the phone to drive home a flood of emotions started to take over my whole body. I found myself crying uncontrollably, and housing this feeling of emptiness. 

Why was I so upset? Why was this feeling of emptiness creating a hole in my heart?

It wasn't until this morning that I realized why I felt so strongly about Sunday. 

Being a dr wife comes with lots of challenges, and one of them is accepting that you are going to be alone... a lot. This year I learned that I needed to create my own happiness outside of the home since Todd's unpredictable schedule left me feeling frustrated and alone. I knew that life was going to be like this going into this with Todd becoming a dr, but I don't think anyone can emotionally prepare themselves for the process.  I was in a bad place during the fall with trying to find my happiness in Dallas, and when winter hit I found a deeper passion for what I do. Pure Barre has become such an amazing platform for me to teach, inspire, motivate, and touch peoples lives. I wake up everyday with passion and excitement for what I do, and can't imagine my life without it ( I promise this will tie in). Through Pure Barre I met so many of my friends that have completely changed my life here in Dallas. 

With the move to Danville coming up I will have to make a decision to either A) give up teaching Pure Barre for 4 years or B) drive 1 45 minutes to teach in another city. When the Soul Cycle auditions came up I noticed that there was a SC in Philly, which is 2-3 hours away from Danville. If I made it as a SC instructor in Philly then I would have to move there to work, and could keep teaching both methods. Having Todd and I live apart for a little bit worked in my mind because I could keep doing what I love, and we could see each other on the days he was off from the hospital. Being happy and busy trumps the feeling of being alone, and not being able to do the things that makes me feel passionate about life.

When I didn't make it through the audition my hear hurt.
The audition wasn't a black and white situation because it represented so much more than being a Soul Cycle instructor. It represented hope that I could find my happiness on a platform that I have fallen in love with. It represented having to move to another city in Pennsylvania to work for companies that I love. It represented having something that forced me out of a place where I would feel alone again. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Best Off The Shoulder Sweater for Spring

Photography: Ella B Photo
Sweater: Free People (comes in tons of different colors) / Jeans: Topshop / Bag: Vici (similar here) / Earrings: Baublebar c/o / Rings: Baublebar c/o / Shoes: Just Fab (old similar here and here) / Sunnies: Quay / Lips: Pucker & Pout - 2x First Love 1x Aussie Rose

Have you ever become so obsessed with an article of clothing that you needed it in multiple colors? 

Girl... I know the feeling too ;)

I got this Free People sweater in coral couple weeks ago, and the cut of it is so flattering that I needed it in another color (blog post coming soon ;) ). My friend Emily from PB agreed that this sweater is so cute on that she even has it in multiple colors. #greatmindsthinkalike.

 Since I am too impatient to order it online I was on a mission all week to see if any more xs in other colors would hit the Free People store. After a week of checking this lilac color was available in an xs at the Free People store. Cue the happy dance. 

I wore it for the first time last weekend when some girl friends and I went to dinner on Saturday. If you are looking for a sweater that is perfect to transition from winter to spring this one is for you!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Workout Wednesday: Best of Bandier

Bra: Koral / Leggings: Koral / Pullover: Koral

Recently I made a trip over to Bandier to start expanding my activewear horizons, and I couldn't believe how many things I bought from there. Since I'm obsessed with spin these days I've been starting to buy more pieces that are spin friendly. I recently got this rose gold set as an option for my audition outfit this Sunday. Any excuse to get a new outfit right ;)

I also have these PE leggings, and red Stella McCarntney bra. Ya'll... this bra is seriously so sexy on. If you have been looking for a spin friendly legging I've been really loving PE since they are thin without compromising the compressed in the right places feel. 

Here's some of my favorites from Bandier lately, and if you have never checked out their online shop it's the best! 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lace Peplum

Photography: Ella B Photo
Dress: Shein c/o (similar here, here, here, here, and here) / Scarf: Target (old similar here ) / Bracelets: Baublebar c/o / Earrings: Baublebar c/o / Shoes: Sam Edelman (old similar here and here) / Bag: Target (old similar here and here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - 2x First Love 1x Aussie Rose
As I am sitting here writing this my body is beyond exhausted!! This week is such a big week because my Soul Cycle audition is this Sunday! All last week I was doing triples every other day, while take 1-2 classes on the off days. I know it sounds really excessive, but I am trying to improve my ride as much as I can for the big day. When I want something I'm all in!

Since I've been teaching for 6 years I can demonstrate my ability to lead a group, but since I've only been riding since January my form is what I'm trying to perfect. This whole week I'm going to spend so much time riding before the big day, and I know my hard work will pay off. 

Guess I should book a massage for Sunday afternoon to celebrate my audition being done, and give my body some well deserved TLC. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Powder Blue

Photography: Ella B Photo
Top: Free People / Bra: Free People / Necklace: Baublebar c/o / Hat: Free People / Jeans: AG / Shoes: 1. State (old similar here) / Bag: VICI (similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Aussie Rose
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend! Lately I've been loving my weekends that are jam packed with girl time. Saturday consisted of doing a double workout at Soul Cycle followed by dinner at a new Mexican restaurant with some girl friends. Sundays are always my favorite day out of the week because I did I triple dose of SC with AE then we continued our girl time by getting mani and pedis. 

What did you guys do over the weekend?
 

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