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Silver Linings

This month has been crazy busy and I think it’s just a precursor to the rest of the year. With several weddings, bachelorette parties, and traveling in the works, my calendar is already pretty full!  I love having things to look forward to that help me set my goals every month. Like with a possible trip to Germany and Switzerland, a destination wedding and a cottage wedding on the schedule for summer, I’m focusing on toning up not just for all the upcoming photo sessions, but as a precursor to all the drinks and eats that will be had! German pretzels, here I come!..

Working out is also my much needed form of relaxing my mind. Sometimes, whether I’m stressed or not, I just get a strong urge to run and I try not to ignore that call from my body. Who doesn’t just want to runaway from it all once in a while? But the better option is to focus that urge to run away and just go for an actual RUN. Hitting GoodLife Fitness as usual is my ultimate form of stress relief and the other benefit is that it keeps me fit.

forever_21_sports_bra_dot_lovelyisms

As part of sticking to my gym goals, I made another awesome fitness fashion find recently. These killer sports bras are seriously SO comfortable and they also make your boobs look amazing which is rare from a sports bra since most of them squash your boobs down. I’ve found these bras lift and support (I think it’s the cool straps that make this magic happen!). Best part is they didn’t break the bank so I splurged on a bunch of them. Check out the links aboves to get your hands on some! I’ve been lounging and sleeping in mine, and I’m telling you, even if you don’t make it the gym, you’ll find plenty of occasions to wear them!

And in other fitness fashion news, I am obsessed with my new Nike shoes. I bought them at the end of the year. It was a tough time for me personally, and when I saw these shoes, they were like little silver linings, urging me to stop looking at the big picture, slow down, and focus on smaller goals, and put the spotlight on my well being and being good to myself. They are silver and have a slight sparkle to them that makes me want to pull them on and get active every time I look at them. What more could you ask of a workout shoe!?

nike_free_tr_flyknit_metallic_lovelyisms

Stay tuned for a new post next month where I’ll share some of my fav workout songs! I’m always on the lookout for new songs for my running playlist. What are you listening to currently at the gym?

This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Fashion

Keep It Sorted

Many summers ago, a friend and I started a weekly Monday tradition. After every weekend, when we were hanging out on our lunch break, or after work, we would dump out our purses and clear them out of all the knick knacks and junk that we had stashed in our bags over the weekend. Back then, my friend and I basically lived out of our purses on the weekends, visiting with friends and partying into the night, so there was a lot in there to sort out! It was a way for us to catch up and and relive our weekends, sharing each memory attached to every ticket stub, matchbook, or photo in our purses.

Marc Jacobs purse

This tradition has stuck with me after all these years, and every Monday, when I get home from work, I dump out my purse and clear out the clutter of whatever accumulated from my week. While my purse is a bit less cluttered nowadays, this little tradition makes me look back on good memories each time I do it, and also helps me stay organized at the same time.

Do you have any traditions you’ve started with friends that you still carried on over the years? I’d love to hear about them!

Fashion

A Touch of Pink

My wardrobe is a sea of black and white, navy and neutrals, and pops of pattern like polka dots and stripes.

neutral wardrobe

This weekend, I snagged this long pink piqué blazer with patch pockets which is blowing up my closet with colour at the moment. Thanks to a welcome but unexpected rainy heat wave the last few days I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. Instead, I’ve been planning a few outfits to wear it with, and possibly wearing it around the house…

pink Zara coat

I think it will look great paired with my favourite shirt of the moment – my white Cloth & Stone button down from Anthropologie. I like that the coat and shirt pockets are complementary. I absolutely can’t wait to wear it!

pink jacket and white buttondown

white and pink outfitWhat would you pair this blazer with? Do you have something in your closet you’ve been dying to wear and are waiting to get a chance to style? Share in the comments section below!

Fashion Pinterest

melaniexeinalem + Zoe Report Pinterest Collaboration

HUGE news to announce over here on the blog today! I was invited to Pin on The Zoe Report’s Seventies Style Pinterest board! (Somebody pinch me!) The board is a mix of new and old images that selected pinners thought captured the spirit of this stylish decade.

Rachel Zoe

^^She. Is. Everything.^^

I have been in love with Rachel Zoe for the longest time, so this is such a surreal moment! I adore bohemian and seventies style, and Rachel’s quintessential boho and luxe style is absolute perfection in my opinion.  She also seems incredibly down to earth even though her style is out-of-this-world amazing. Rachel is one of my favourite style icons and I am always looking to see what she’s wearing, and who she styles next! Big thank you to The Zoe Report for letting me be part of this Pinterest board collaboration, and for featuring me in their post, #FBF: 14 PHOTOS THAT COMPLETELY EXPLAIN ’70S STYLE. Skip to slide 12 to see one of my pins from the board!

Be sure to follow The Zoe Report and myself on Pinterest for more seventies style and bohemian looks!

Here are a few of my favourite Seventies Style pins. Click an image below to get to the board!:

Quintessentially Seventies Style Bell Bottoms Seventies Shades Fur jacket Seventies Fashion Bohemian Fashion Wide brim hat and platform shoesSeventies inspired fashion Kate Moss Classic seventies fashion 

Fashion

New Year’s Eve Sparkle | UO Liquid Gold Lookbook

New Year’s is one of my favourite events of the year! Any chance to wear a shimmering dress, sign me up! If you’re like me, you are already planning your New Year’s outfit! That’s why I was so excited to get a sneak peek at Urban Outfitters newest lookbook, Liquid Gold. How cute are these dresses and skirt? There are so many lovely sparkly, shimmering, sequined and metallic pieces to choose from! You WILL stand out at your New Years party in one of these stunning looks! Below are a few of my favourites from the lookbook.

Photography by Stefan Heinrichs | Featuring model Kristine Froseth

Liquid Gold Lookbook

^Kimchi Blue Sadie Deep-V Sequin Tank Dress^Liquid Gold Lookbook

^Oh My Kimono – Sleeve Dress^

Liquid Gold Lookbook

^Ecote Beaded Mini Dress^

Liquid Gold Lookbook

^Ecote Beaded Mini Dress^

Love Sadie Sequin Mini Dress^Love Sadie Sequin Mini Skirt^