I cant believe the 4th of July is already here. S U M M E R is f l y i n g. What an epic holiday. And for an epic holiday you need an epic outfit, why not? Barbecue, fireworks, friends, family, good vibes, HOT DOGS and… AMERICA! What more could you ask for?!? This calls for a perfect R O M P E R. It’s perfect for all of those things and why not make it a festive one 🙂
This blog post came to me pretty quickly. As I write these post I learn from them, but I also have to constantly remind myself to write about things I look for and want to read about in my own time. For instance, I love seeing how other people style different things. Style is a unique thing and I love how you can start with one basic piece of clothing and style it so many different ways just by changing the smallest things. For instance, this mid length black dress. Simple. Everyone seems to have something like this in their closet. And the best part is it is so easy to wear during these hot summer days.
White is my jam in the summer. I love a white dress, a white jumpsuit, a white romper, white jeans, a white tank or blouse. A good pair of white shorts are the perfect match for when I want to go more casual.
I get the question a lot… “do you really run everyday”. Well, the answer is yes, kind of… I do take off one day a week (typically). And 99.99% of the time it is Sunday, the day of rest.
BUT, here is the thing… I also do a lot of other things.
I still swear to myself that running makes all the difference for me. Both physically and mentally it is my thing. If I had only one workout I was allowed to do for the rest of my life, running is what I would pick. That does not mean I love it all the time (I have discussed this before), but I really think it is the single, best full body workout I can get. (I know this is my opinion so please do not waste your time arguing if you think I am wrong or disagree :))
And yes, I teach a range of classes all week, including spin, barre, and some boot camp style classes. The most important to my schedule though is making time for MY workouts. Although, I get a sweat when I am teaching those classes… I still like to put myself through my own workouts and be on my own training schedule the meet the personal goals I set for myself. So, the next question I get is … what does that training schedule look like for you. Welp, here it goes…
Monday: Interval Treadmill Run (longer distance race) + Stair master + Full Body Lift
Tuesday: Interval Treadmill Run (I teach 4 classes this day so I rely a bit more to get my work in through those classes on Tuesday)
Wednesday: Interval Treadmill Run (speed & hill focus) + Full Body Lift
Thursday : Workout with my Trainer (whatever he has in store) + Small Lift
Friday: Interval Treadmill Run (get after it, last of the week) + Full Body (lots of booty) Lift
Saturday: A Long Outdoor Run (Depending on the time of year, this can range from 6 miles to 11 miles)
Try it and let me know what questions you have! I can’t wait to hear more!
Check out the last Treadmill Tuesday – Treadmill Tuesday
DETAILS: 1. LEATHER MONEY CLIP (UNDER $50) | 2. RAY-BAN – CLASSIC CLUBMASTER | 3. CART COOLER (UNDER $50) | 4. WIRELESS HEADPHONES (UNDER $150) | 5. DUFFEL BAG | 6. NIKE ROSHE GOLF SHOE (UNDER $100) | 7. METAL VENT TECH POLO (UNDER $100) | 8. GOOGLE HOME MINI (UNDER $50) | 9. GROOMING KIT | 10. BAMBOO GRILL SET (UNDER $50)
OUTFIT DETAILS: FREE PEOPLE LEGGINGS (THESE ARE LAST YEARS VERSION, BUT I JUST ORDERD THESE AND I AM OBSESSED) | TANK TOP (COMES IN TONS OF COLORS- THE PERFECT BASIC) | SLIPPER FLOPS (MY FAVORITE IN HOUSE SLIPPERS FOR SUMMER)
I have received a lot of request to share my diet secrets. And I am so hesitant to use that word “diet”! The question is always what do I eat?
Well, the honest truth is, I am not a nutritionist and I do not intend to be one. BUT, more importantly, I am a big believer in balance and making sure the word DIET is not part of my vocabulary. Making sure that yes, I am putting good fuel in my body but that I am also working my butt off in the gym or wherever to get my sweat on so I can also reward myself with things that I like…or maybe LOVE.
I am all about matching. When I was in college I matched all of my ribbons to my uniforms. My headbands must match my workout outfit. And these stripes, well, they match that #summerfeel. I think this look has always been popular. Actually, I know it has been popular. I can remember I had a blue and white striped button down polo shirt in middle school, and yes, of course I was cool [or at least I thought so]. What am I getting at? These stripes scream summer and they are classic! They look good on everyone and they just give you that light crisp feel through the hot weather.
This jumpsuit in particular gives me all the summer feels. I love the cut out and the illusion that its a two piece set. I don’t typically love strapless but this one offers a strip of a sticky material on the inside of the top seam to help keep the top up [trust me, you don’t even notice it]. Toss it on with a pair of nude heels and a cute clutch and you are ready for that summer cocktail party!
Incase this is not your look, I am sharing some other looks that share that classic ‘blue and white’ stripe style.
Striped Paperbag Cut off Shorts – I love the highwaist look on anything but especially on a pair of shorts. I feel that it just give shorts a bit more of a classy, dressed up look. (UNDER $20.00)
Button Front Camisole – The perfect style top for a hot summer day. It pairs with anything and the look is so effortless.
Cover Up Maxi- I live for a good maxi in the summer and the blue and white stripe + the POCKETS make this one a must have! (Use it as a cover up or a easy breezy Saturday look)
Striped Short Sleeve Button Down – This look is so in and the blue and white stripe give it that classic feel. (UNDER $15.00)
Off the Shoulder Striped Shirt – I love the ruffles, I love the off the shoulder, I love the coloring… it is the perfect summer party shirt!