Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Texture and details

So, you're standing in front of your closet full of clothes, but you have "nothing to wear" (#girlproblems). Easiest way out? Black on black on black. You can't go wrong. But, one factor does take an all black outfit from simple to chic real quick, and that's texture. I am loving the bit of edge the net material adds to this girly girl two piece. Can we mention the floral applique too?? I'm sold.

Like I've said before, when you're rocking a monochromatic look, it's all in the details. Textures/fabrics, accessories, the fit, etc. Simple can always be stylish. :)



Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Smooth Skin

It's summertime! Beaches, barbecues, and beautifullll weather all around. But what's one thing that pops into my head when I think of summer? Gorgeous, glowing skin. Taking care of your skin is definitely a must here in Florida because what it comes down to is...hot weather = less clothes. And us Florida girls spend alottttt of days on the beach or by the pool in our cute bikinis, so of course our skin has got to be looking smooth! So today, we're talking skin.

Shaving can be the biggest hassle, so I'm all about a good wax (it's faster and it's way more longer lasting). A lot of people think of waxing being hot and painful, but that's not the case. My go-to spot? European Wax Center. They get the job done best, quick and easy,  and I always walk out with silky smooth skin. It doesn't stop at a great wax though, they carry amazing skincare products, and I just have to share with you my favorites.

First up is their Ingrown Hair Serum. Seriously, how annoying are ingrowns?? What I like about this serum is that it's gentle and not alcohol based which means it's won't be drying your skin out. It's loaded with antioxidants and ingredients (tea tree oil and their own coffee and berry extract), and has a small amount of glycolic acid which is what removes dead skin cells and improves your skin's hydration. 

Second product fave of mine is The Exfoliate. Exfoliating once a week is the secret to baby soft skin, and this product does the job fabulously! It's packed with papaya and pineapple enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins, and of course the super moisturizing aloe vera. Again it is gentle, so you can totally use it on your face or wherever you have dry skin. 
(And I have to add a bit of beauty/makeup talk, if you do go to EWC for just an eyebrow wax, look out for and pick up their brow powders!)

Definitely drop by a European Wax Center in your area.  I like to swing by the Weston & Plantation locations when I'm running around with my busy schedule. They'll have you coming back for sure! And pssst, if you're a first time guest of EWC, you get your first wax for free, Use my code RPRO and tell them I sent you! 

So there's my summer skincare faves! Now that you know, you cannot have any excuse to not have glowing smooth skin all season. ;) But let me remind you of the number 1, all natural, ultimate secret to beautiful skin: WATER!!! Drink lots and lots of water and stay hydrated guys. :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fit and Flare

Women come in all different beautiful shapes and sizes which can make finding the perfect dress fit a bit tricky. But, If you didn't already know, I've got a secret for you. What is the one dress style that ALL of us would look FAB in?? Fit and flare dresses. It doesn't matter if your body type is athletic, petite, or curvy, I can guarantee you will look amazing in a fit and flare. They define the waist line and accentuate the hour glass figure. Very figure friendly and it suits practically all body types. It is a closet essential and a summer must have. So classic, super flattering. Ladies, if you don't have a dress in this fit, go out and find yourself one right now!

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bold colors and prints, and that's exactly why I'm loving the cross of color and animal prints on this dress I rocked that day. Very artistic. Since I am wearing a classic style of dress, I just love the funky twist the exotic print adds to the look. Don't be afraid to have some fun with your outfits and play it up every once in a while! :)



Monday, June 8, 2015

Peony and Me | Fashion Meets Fitness

When you look good, you feel good. That is basically a fact. So what can help us through getting up for a killer workout? Cute workout gear, of course. :)

Personally, having some pretty workout clothes gives me an extra boost of motivation. And there's some science to back it up! There was a study a few years ago about "enclothed cognition",meaning the mental changes we have when we wear certain clothing. For example, if you start to wear athletic clothing you like, you become more active and more likely to get to the gym.

Sooo, that's even more reason to give up old shirts and sweats, and go for some bright colors and fun prints! I'm sporting Peony and Me workout leggings from Perry Ellis' new line. The bright blue pop of color is not only fun, but it's just what I need to see for a boost when my workout is feeling dull. Workout gear that's functional andddd cute?? It's a win. :) 
Photog: www.celiadluna.com 



Thursday, June 4, 2015

At-Home Workouts

Lately, I have been getting questions about my weight loss since Big Brother, and the answer is simple: a healthy and active lifestyle. You do not have go on an extreme diet or live in the gym to lose weight. Keep everything in moderation!

When it comes to fitness, let's get real, it gets hard to fit in gym time when everyday schedules get hectic. And when we get busy, it gets wayyyy easier to make excuses not to make it to the gym (you know I'm right! lol). BUT, there's an app for everything.

The Arm Workout, Ab Workout, and Butt Workout apps save me! Five to ten minute workouts that are quick, convenient, and effective. I started out doing the five minute workouts, then built myself up to the seven minute one to now the ten. It comes with video tutorials and timers making it super easy. I've been using these apps at home religiously for the past 3 months for at least 4 times a week. Stick to it and it pays off. :)

As for my diet, I generally go with seafood, which I love! (Tuna Tataki, soooo good) I buy fresh tuna for home and have it about 2 to 3 times a week. Yummy and healthy. It's a win. And for my go to, low calorie super yummy snack? Frozen grapes. If you're the type of person who needs something to snack on, trust me you'll love it! Now, who's ready for the beach? :) 

Monday, June 1, 2015

June | Summer | Palazzo

It's all about palazzo. Definitely one of my summer trend must haves. Palazzo pants have made a comeback and I am loving it! Once you get yourselves a pair of these wide leg pants, you'll be giving your skinny jeans a break for sure! Chic and comfort wrapped into one.

You guys know, I love an all white look in the summer. Gotta keep it light in this heat! When it comes to a simple and clean outfit, it's all in the details. The slit and lace detailing of my pants add a touch of feminine elegance to my outfit. And what do I love to accessorize an all white look with? Gold, gold, gold. Of course, my signature ring is the statement jewelry piece. ;) I went with an adorable clutch to pull the white and gold accents of this look together.

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