SELF LOVE is one of the hardest things to do. I used three different quotes for each picture on my Instagram. I chose these because these are thoughts that I have had before or sometimes still currently have. I hope this little series can be helpful to you if you ever have these feelings too!
1: Keep your wardrobe fresh.
It’s easy to let your closet get completely cluttered. Guilty as charged. We all need to periodically go through, clean out and add some new freshness! Have you ever looked in your closet and found a shirt that you literally wore in High School? Yeah, I’m also guilty as charged on that one too. Now don’t get me wrong, vintage is in and sometimes that can be a good thing to hang on to some items. Just be sure it’s something that you really aren’t ready to part with. I like to use the 1 for 1 rule of thumb. If I buy 1 new shirt, I need to get rid of 1 shirt. If I buy 1 new pair of pants, I get rid of 1 pair, so on and so on. Of course, you can always get rid of more but that’s your minimum! I’m not much on resale shops as I think it’s more of hassle and you never really get what it’s worth anyways. There is no better feeling than taking a big ol bag to a local donation center knowing someone out there is going to be clothed. Good deed, check. Closet cleaned out, check!
I’m a watch gal for sure. I think watches are the easiest way to accessorize your outfit. I fell in love with MVMT when Greg bought me my first one for my birthday last year. It was small and sleek but still just enough to make a statement. Plus, it was white and gold and I love anything in that color scheme. (The entire wedding was white and gold) Well, one thing led to another and I am now the owner of 5 MVMT watches and counting! I’ve worn these watches travelling the World, dressed up and dressed down. They are the perfect style to go with just about anything you put them with. One of my favorite features are the interchangeable straps. Depending on what face you have you can swap out the leather or metal bands to mix and match, which gives you more color options as well as more watches in general! Looks expensive but the price is right. Their motto “Style shouldn’t break the bank” and I’ll second that. If you like a minimalist design with a cool story you should join the MVMT too.
I pick my outfits depending on my mood, which usually changes every two point five seconds it feels like (hormones). I also pick my gym outfits based on what I’ll be training that day. If it’s lower body, I’ll usually wear tights so that I know everything is covered up. If it’s upper body, I will wear a cut off or tank top so I feel comfortable moving around. Usually something like that.
Just because I’m going to the gym and going to get sweaty doesn’t mean I want to look slouchy. Of course, I’m there to get shit done. I know the saying is if you are, “there looking pretty, then you’re there for the wrong reasons.” Well, I dress up because it makes me feel good about MYSELF, not to impress anyone else. Let’s face it, sometimes a new outfit or a cute one is motivation to get to the gym anyway! Most of us women find excuses to wear our new little numbers, so if that means you get your tushy to the gym then by all means hunny…slayyyy your gym look!
Here are three different looks you could wear to the gym to kill your workout and still look cute.
Photos by: JEN CASTRO
Outfits by: BETTER BODIES
Gym: DESTINATION DALLAS TEXAS
My dream dress. I’d be lying if I said it was what I had been dreaming of my whole life. To be honest with you, I hadn’t ever thought about what wedding dress I would wear until Greg proposed. For the longest time, I didn’t even want to get married! Well, that was until Greg came around, of course. Ladies, we all want to be independent, strong women, who “don’t need no man;” but when that prince charming DOES come around, you jump on that like white on wedding cake! It doesn’t come often and I knew if I didn’t snag this one while I had him…then I wouldn’t be wearing this amazing dress ever!
My Summer Burst Music Festival outfit! My husband and I travel to Stockholm a lot for business. It just so happened that the music festival was going on at the tail end of our trip. It was a must-see. A check mark on bucket-list for me to attend a music festival in Europe! 50,000 people, bass pounding, in the middle of an open field with a huge stage, insane lighting, it felt like how I have imagined Woodstock! We saw DJ’s Deadmau5, David Guetta, and the Biebs! You can’t live in this generation and not see Justin Bieber. It. Was. EPIC!