Happy Monday everyone! A couple weeks ago we went to shoot an outfit post by the snowy trees and got super distracted. The kids and I ended up hiking through waist deep snow exploring. Holy cow it is a work out. I never realized how tiring it could actually be. I’ve never tried snow shoeing but after this I’ve put it on the top of my list of things to try. There is something so beautiful and serene about the peaceful outdoors freshly covered in a blanket of snow.
I got these snow boots this year and they have worked so well. They lace up tight so the snow doesn’t sneak in and they keep your feet super warm. I’m also in love with this black fur parka. Faux fur is a always a great way to add a sleek accent to your snow ensemble.
Cody and I have set a goal to start making healthier choices this year – not just staying active but also drinking more water and replacing my In-N-Out fries and McDonald’s vices with cleaner eating habits. I have had a lot of readers ask about my diet and workout routines so as Cody and I stick to smarter choices, keep an eye out for healthy eating recipes, fitness activities, etc. But first things first – today I want to talk workout wardrobe.
Believe it or not, I used to be the biggest tomboy. Truth be told, when I was younger I was set on being the first girl quarterback in the NFL. (I can still throw a pretty good spiral too – watch out Russell Wilson! ;) From Kindergarten through 8th grade I basically lived in Nike and Reebok. Once high school hit my girly side came out, but I have never gotten over my love for activewear, especially Nike.
I am sure my boyish style back then was anything but inspiring (I really need to find a picture so we can share a laugh), but athletic clothes have become so fashionable since then. There are so many styles, cuts, and color variations available that you have just as much selection shopping for active wear as with anything else. Personally I love a little color when it comes to my fitness attire. I am obsessed with these leggings. I just ordered the pink pair (color: hyper punch) too! They are so soft it’s like having pajamas on. I’m also loving this bright pair. One tip I’ve found in mixing brights and patterns is choosing one print as your base. If I’m wearing a printed bottom I go for a solid top (or vice versa). So for today’s look I went with a striped zip up and unified it with solid leggings. Pay attention to the accents already in your pieces and tie those colors in other places (i.e the neon yellow nike check in the jacket – I repeated the color in my sports bra and pants). Take time to find a work out outfit you love. You want to pick pieces you are excited to wear so you are more inclined to get ready and go do active things!
Be sure to tune in next week! I am so excited to share a new project Cody and I have been working on!
By the time January rolls around I am ready to pack up all of my darks and trade them in for spring colors. But instead of waiting until the sun shows up, you can easily lighten up your look with winter white. White is year-round. From head to nail to toe, you don’t have to worry about dates or seasons when rocking the color. When Target invited me to share how I style winter white, I decided to share a few keys I’ve found to pulling off the trend:
1) Seasons decide texture, not color. There’s a difference between white linen and white wool – only one will work for winter. Stick with heavier, winter textiles like fluffy sweaters, fur, wool (in love with this shawl!) , textured tops etc. White outerwear especially is one of the easiest ways to dip your toe into this color trend.
2) Monochrome mix & match. Any monochromatic look is sure to be a winner, but head-to-toe white seems to take the cake, especially in a crowd of greys and blacks. The list of shades of white goes on forever, so picking a few complementary hues will be inevitable. If a white-out isn’t your thing, throw in a classic colored handbag or coat to keep that effortless but intentional effect.
3) Bring white to your beauty routine. Try a white liner or a subtle white shadow around the corner of your eye. If you are more of a minimal no make up girl, go for a winter white mani. White nails are one of my favorites!
How are you incorporating white into your look this season?
* Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post. Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not indicative of Target.