4.16.2014

Lands End

Jacket: c/o Lands' End - Top: c/o Lands' End - Sports Bra: c/o Lands' End - Bottoms: c/o Lands' End - Shoes: Vibrams

If you follow along with my blog, you can clearly tell that I love clothes. I always have & I always will. That doesn't exclude workout clothes either! I absolutely love finding cute & functional workout gear, especially at a great price point. Don't get me wrong, I love me some LuLu Lemon but sometimes struggle spending that kind of money on clothes that I just sweat in haha. I was really excited when I received these clothes from Lands' End because they are not only adorable but great quality as well. In my opinion, you can't beat that!

On another note, I am always getting comments & emails about my workout routine. I did a post a long time ago but will do an updated one. What exactly would you all like me to include? Actual workout routines? Let me know! :)

4.15.2014

Shopbop 25% Off Sale

It's that time again! Shopbop is having an incredible sale & now is the time to shop, shop, SHOP! Maybe you've been lusting over a few things but haven't pulled the trigger yet? Or maybe you've been wanting to update your wardrobe but didn't want to splurge? Well, now is the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger & make those purchases! After all.. Who can resist 25% off!? I know I sure can't! ;) Just enter INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout!

4.12.2014

Hope to Thailand

"Ferro Cosmetics has partnered with Fashion Hope to make dreams come true. Hope to Thailand is a project spearheaded by our Ambassador Kelly King and Hanne Fellers founder of Passport 2 Freedom. If we made conscious decisions about what t-shirt we bought or jewelry we wore you'd be amazed at the impact you could have on someone's life on the other side of the world! Donate now to empower women in Thailand who have been victims of sex trafficking."

I was so honored when my friend Kelly asked me to be apart of this campaign! I am incredibly passionate about  this cause & think that Kelly & Hanne are amazing for all of the work they are doing for it! 

"Hanne and Kelly will be traveling to Thailand just outside of Chiang Mai to visit the women of Daughter's Rising.  Co-founded by Alexa Pham and Hannah Herr, Daughter's Rising is a nonprofit organization that works to prevent sex trafficking by empowering at-risk girls through education, training programs, and scholarships.  There they will be teaching wire wrapping skills and techniques to create a K Bird necklace that they can continue to make once Hanne and Kelly have left.  The proceeds of those necklaces will continue to go directly to Daughter's Rising and the women they support.  
Our goal is that this will be the start of a larger sustainability model we can put in place encouraging women that they have other options than falling prey to trafficking and giving families hope that they don't need to sell their children to survive poverty. To help employ at-risk women outside of Chiang Mai, Daughter's Rising created the Chai Lai Orchid to offer paid training in guest relations, food & beverage, front desk, and housekeeping.  In doing this, they were able to improve the quality of life of vulnerable local women through self sustaining economic integration.  Hanne and Kelly will be staying here while they do the jewelry project with the women of the Kayah village."

(Check out Fashion Hope & Passport 2 Freedom to learn more about their organizations) You can check out what this entire campaign is about HERE! Love you all!

4.10.2014

DIY-Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub

It's almost the weekend & I literally could not be more excited about it! It seems like life has just gotten super busy the past month or so. It's always good to be busy but you need to balance the busy with some relaxation or you will eventually crash. It's been hard lately balancing Adam & I both working & taking care of Kannon at the same time. Neither of us likes to be away from him.. But such is life!
Anyways, when life has me feeling run down, I love to do a little relaxing. My favorite is to do a session of hot yoga & then come home & take a nice steamy shower & use this Lavender Body Scrub! The lavender really is so calming & the way this scrub makes your skin feel after.. Gosh it's just so smooth! I love making DIY beauty//body products because they are so much more affordable than store bought. If you need some relaxation, definitely give this a try! Guaranteed you won't be disappointed!
LAVENDER BODY SCRUB
2 C White sugar
10 drops Lavender essential oil
1 C Coconut oil (melted)
*Mix all ingredients together in a bowl & store in an airtight container. As easy as that! :)

4.08.2014

The Bucket Bag

I'm not going to lie to you guys.. I was extremely iffy on bucket bags when they started to make a comeback. I can't give you any specific reasons on why I was so iffy but I for some unknown reason was. I've come to my senses though & have had a COMPLETE change of heart! I now want to purchase practically every single bucket bag that I see. How do you guys feel about them? Which one below is your favorite?

4.06.2014

Spring Prints

Blazer: Forever 21 - Top: Forever 21 - Jeans: Express - Necklace: Anthropologie similar Here - Booties: ShoeMint similar Here - Bracelet: Style Lately similar Here - Sunglasses: Target similar Here & Here

This is an outfit I wore for a lunch meeting last week & is one of my go-to outfits. I absolutely love wearing a more simple top & then throwing on a jacket with a fun print to put the final touch on my look. I am constantly gravitating towards patterned jackets for some reason. I truly believe that a fun jacket can complete any look & there are so many great ones out there to choose from! Below are some great options from Asos, Forever 21 & Banana Republic! Now, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a great jacket for Spring!! :)

4.03.2014

The Perfect Dress

I've been on the search for the perfect Spring dress. Easter is coming up as well as some fun events & I need some fun dresses for the season! I checked out a few of my favorite sites Nordstrom, Piperlime & Asos and was shocked at how many amazing dresses they all have! I am absolutely loving all of the pastels & floral prints right now. But when am I not obsessing over floral prints? Nothing new there :) Below are 15 of my favorites (it was immensely hard to narrow them down to even that many) Let me know which ones are your favorite! I always love your input!
 

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