How I Stay Active on Vacation

How to Stay Active on Vacation

Today’s the day! I’m off to Spain and seriously could not be more excited. I’m pretty good about sleeping on planes (as in I actually have serious problems staying awake while flying – would definitely not make a good pilot), but I have a Harry Potter coloring book in tow for my travel buddy to keep her entertained the entire way to Barcelona tonight. Yep, she’s an adult.

I do a fair bit of traveling (see: Disney World in January and Cuba in December), and one question I’m always asked is how I stay healthy while traveling. Short answer is: I don’t. I believe in trying everything (food and drink-wise) while traveling. But I do manage to offset the gluttony (a bit) and stay active on vacation. So I thought it about time I shared a few of my favorite tips and tricks to staying active while traveling.

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Navy Bell-Sleeve Blouse Under $100

Navy Bell-Sleeve Blouse Under $100

This post is going up a bit later than usual because I was feeling a little under the weather this weekend… and we can’t have that! After all, I leave for Spain on Friday!!

And, yes, this navy bell-sleeve blouse is totally coming with me. To wear as above, with my favorite mini for some nighttime fun, and/or with my brand-new aqua jeans.

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Ruffle Hem Blouse

Ann Taylor Flutter Sleeve Ruffle Hem Blouse

Note to self: write and publish the blog post before you do two workouts in one day. Not after. Because you will pass out the moment you get home, before you have the chance to do any work. And you will sleep for a solid 10 hours and it will be glorious.

And that is exactly what happened to me last night.

But here is what I was going to say today: there have been some crazy-weird trends in fashion happening lately. Wearing silk pajamas as daywear (like here and here), pom-pom everything (I’m totally on board for that one! I also love these shoes, this bag, and this clutch), tasseled everything (I’m digging this backpack, this bracelet stack, this top, and these earrings), and kimonos galore. Thankfully, there’s also a few somewhat normal ones… including flare sleeves. And, in case its not evident from my flared-sleeve ruffle hem blouse, I’ve become all about the flare sleeves lately.

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The Perfect Gown for a Black Tie Event

ML Monique Lhuillier Burgundy Center Stage Gown

BAM. That’s what I feel like in this dress: like every time I walk into a room, somebody’s there making “BAM” sound effects.

I go to a lot of black tie events. Finding a dress that will top the previous gowns is hard work, y’all. But I truly think that this is it: I’ve finally found the perfect gown for a black tie event. It’s at once both sexy and classy, both exposing and demure. Really everything I want to communicate on a daily basis.

Plus it makes you feel like a princess when you wear it.

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Layered Sleeve Sweater & a Giveaway!

Ivory Cable Knit Sweater with Tiered Flare Sleeves

Oh hay. It’s been a week. Between Valentine’s Day (aka the night in which I proved once and for all that there is an amount of champagne that you can drink to make 50 Shades Darker a tolerable movie), 5 group projects for school, planning a trip, and a lag in receiving my photography, I’ve been a bit all over the place this week. Just a bit.

So, even though my Tuesday and Wednesday posts never went up, at least this one did! And this one’s the one that matters anyway because there’s a giveaway! And a super cute [and trendy] layered sleeve sweater. Important things, y’all.

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Brunch with Armitron Watches

Last weekend, I hosted a brunch in collaboration with Armitron Watches to introduce some of my Dallas blogger friends to one of my favorite watch brands. My favorite thing about Armitron Watches is that almost all of their watches are under $100, so they’re a totally affordable option for gifting.

And they have some damn cute options.

And did I mention that they’re under $100?

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