"leave handles"

Top: TJ Maxx, Sweater: F21, Leggings: Target, Boots: Madden Girl via zappos, Ear rings: F21

Can I just complain about how unbelievably sore I am real quick? like wow. My hamstrings, my butt, my shoulders, my back, like random muscles that I dont even think I worked out yesterday! I kinda like it tho :] Makes me feel a wee bit healthier.

 Guess what tonight is?! yup. THE VICTORIAS SECRET FASHION SHOW. Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm as good looking as them. I always want to go online and buy every cute bra and pair of panties I see until I realize that I wont actually look like the model wearing them. Teehee. Ohhh wellll!

Work out today:
Ran 2 miles
Since I was short on time today I had to make my work out a quick one, after running I decided to do one of my favorite Pilates videos, that tones the love handles (more like leave handles), If you have time you should check out all of her other work out videos! They're so effective and can be done right in your living room :]
You can watch the video RIGHT HERE!
Ohhhhh lookie what I just found on shape.com VS fashion show round up


Au' Natural

Jacket: Ross, Top: F21, Jeans: Agaci, Flats: Charlotte Russe, Bag: thrifted

Today I pretended that makeup didn't exist. and I loved it. 

I did my first work out today and let's be honest...it was miserable. This is why you just STAY in shape people! 

So here's what I did:
Cardio: elliptical on intervals for 30 minutes
 Squats with 30 lb weight/3 sets of 20
Deadlifts: 25 lb weight/3 sets of 15
Leg Extension (machine): 4 sets of 10
Leg Curl (machine): 4 sets of 10
Pushups: 2 sets of 10
Lunges: 10 lb weights/3 sets of 10
Yoga ball chest press: 5lb weights
Yoga ball chest fly: 5lb weights

Today's workout was really random, I usually have specific work outs I do but since I'm so out of shape I just decided to do whatever I thought my body could handle and stop when I got really tired. For today I wanted to focus on my legs and butt. Since I have class for most of the day tomorrow I'll probably just try to get some cardio in and do a pilates video! :] 
Hope everyone had a lovely dayyyy! 


lock it up

I definitely need to make Kyle take me on a picnic date soon.

Well, I just got back to my lovely apartment after a long week of family time! It's so nice to be back in my own cozy little place. <3

Anddddddddd I have officially decided that I am disgusting and in the worst shape I have EVER been in (i may be exaggerating) so I am going to work my little butt off and try my best to work out every.single.day. until I go back home for Christmas break...Now that gives me 18 days of work outs and healthy eating (more like portion control) So I am determined, and I will be looking smokinnnn hotttt by the time Christmas rolls around, and if you're lucky, I maayyyyy, i said MAY, post a before and after picture. :] 
Time to lock it up.
Treadmill and Weights I'm comin' for ya!


Thanksgiving Happiness

Sister time.
Sweet Potato Casserole *drools*
Hi mom!
Dad and Papaw

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the blog world! We had some family over today and I managed to shove large portions of every single dessert in my stomach within 30 minutes or less. I'm not sure, but today just might have been a personal record for stomach expansion, I had to slip into my sweats a little earlier than I had hoped, whoopsie :]
Wellp, It's couch & movie time. 


Need a recipe? Dont wanna run to the store? PERFECT

Top: TJ Maxx, Pants: F21, Boots: Madden Girl via zappos

My boots have finally arrived!! UPS lost them in the mail so I had to wait even longer and get them shipped to my parents house! EEK I was so anxious! But now I am the happiest girl alive. Thanks Zappos for your one day free shipping!

So onto more important things...I found the coolest website the other day. For those of you who are lacking in culinary skills like myself, I have found something to save us! Basically it's a website, and you can go on there and put all of the ingredients you already have in your fridge/pantry and then it will show you TONS of recipes of things you can make out of the things you already have! Now is that amazing or what? I have been waitingggg for someone to create something like this! 

Click Here to check out the website!


I think I found my calling

He looks so adorable in my glasses <3
Blazer: Agaci, Top: F21, Jeans: Wet Seal, Heels: Fioni

Life has been crazy busy the past few days, and the AC has been out in the apartment :/ therefore I have been sweating like a mad woman 98% of the day. Wellp, my last day of work was Sunday! YAHOO! I'm really happy, but really sad at the same time. Especially since I will be poor, BUT something great did happen to me...I actually got offered "a job" (kind of) I ended up meeting the CEO of this business while I was at work one day last week, and he *saw something in me* and said that he thinks I would be great at marketing and medical sales.
 Now, I am an education major, and unfortunately that is not what I see myself doing so I have been tryinggg and prayingg that somehow someway I would find my calling before I graduate next May, and I cant even count how many people have commented that I would be FABULOUS at sales. I just NEVER pictured myself doing something like that, ever, like at all. But hey, maybe this is it? So I talked to my mom and Kyle, and a few other people just to hear their opinions and they're all encouraging me to keep in contact with him. So I called yesterday, terrified out of my mind, I thought my stomach was going to fall out of my butt, and HALLELUJAH he didnt answer so I got away with just leaving a voicemail...let me just tell you, I would have been better off talking to the guy, I dont even remember what I said in the message, but I know I was trying to be funny and cute and professional at the same time, and it definitely didnt work out for me. Whatever.
 So anyways, I also emailed him with my info, and he emailed me back saying to call him today on my way home if I have time, EEK, idk why I get so nervous! I guess cuz this could be my future and he could be my future boss. SOOO, this morning I will be finishing up my LAST papers and projects, packing, and then heading home! I am ECSTATIC! Cant wait to see my fam! Oh, and i'll be calling "boss man" if I can build up the courage. Medical Sales, here I come! 


best frannnnns

Button Down: A&F, Jacket: TJ Maxx, Pants: TJ Maxx, Boots: Wet Seal

Today the rooms and I decided to be random and have a photo shoot ourselves, we were supposed to have one with our other friend, (Tiffany) since she has the fancy shmancy camera and mine stinks :/ but she had work, but have no fear that photo shoot might be coming soon! So anyways, we decided to go to this park by our apartment; Which just so happens to be the most hoppin' place to ride your bike and go on walks at 5:30 pm. We were a teeeeenyyyy bit out of place in our outfits seeing as everyone around us was sweating profusely and in spandex or sweats. We definitely stood out, to say the least. It ended up getting too dark and the pictures weren't turning out too good so we started walking back to the car and had some lovely girl talk on the way (we have the best girl talks) Once we got home I had the great idea of making some mac&cheese, it was gone within 5 minutes. really though. I'm gonna miss days like these! We only have about a month left of living together! Boo :( 
Kyle's coming over for a study/paper writing party tomorrow! Weeeeee :] I feel like I havent seen him in F.O.R.E.V.E.R. 


sneak peakkk

Button Down: A&F Jacket: TJ Maxx Colored Jeans: TJ Maxx Boots: Wet Seal

Welllllll today was a stinky dayy, I was sitting at work for 10 hours bored out of my mind. But I wont bore you with that sob story! Instead I'll give you a sneak peak of the outfit I will most likely be wearing in a fun little photo-op me and my frannns will be doing very very very soon :] 
Geez, looking at that picture reminded me of how bad I need to clean my room. 


Mr. Unfortunate

Cardigan: F21, Tank: Target, Jeggings: F21, Boots: Shoe Carnival, Purse: Platos Closet

I'm sick :( hmph.
Actually I'm getting over being sick, but now I'm starting to lose my voice...which means I sound like a 12 yr old boy going through puberty. yup. my voice cracks jussssstttttttt about every other word.
So naturally, I've been feeling really sorry for myself, you know, since I'm sick and stressed out with school and other dreadful things. (basically what EVERY person in the world deals with on a daily basis I'm just being a baby) So as I was leaving school today, after being in the Education Lab for 3 hours working on projects, I walked my little butt back over to the shuttle stop, where there were about 383839 other students waiting for the bus. So the bus comes and all 383839 of us pile right on in. I was able to snag a seat in the 3rd row next to the overweight kid with his trombone (I knew he put his huge instrument on the seat so no one would sit there, but I squeezed rightttttt on in) so anywho, everyones waiting, bus is completely packed, and here comes mr unfortunate, waving down the driver, I'm 90% sure every single person in the bus was staring directly at him, the doors open, and he says, "Tha-__" BAM! yup. he ate it.. Made it up the 1st step like a pro... and then face planted directly on the drivers shoe that looked like it was from the 1840's, and I'm pretty sure I could smell it from the Education Lab. Poor little guy. I've never seen anyone hop up so fast in my life. Oh, and the worst part? No one, not ONE person, asked if he was alright, gasped, laughed, gave him a high five, nothing. He had no clue what to do with himself. So I let out a little giggle. You know, so he wouldnt feel so awkward right?!...WRONG, I then immediately received 383839 disgusted looks from every person on the bus. yup. That was me, the extremely inconsiderate girl that laughs at the poor kid that falls down in front of a crowd.


chocolate covered raisins and a heart full of love

Today was a GREAT day. Wanna know why? Cuz THIS girl got to devour that huge cup of frozen yogurt ^^ (mines on the right. obviously) Thanks Kyle :] sometimes he's sweet and buys me yummies. Today was also great because it rained, and we really needed it. Unfortunately my immune system isnt too fond of all the frequent weather changes. I'm actually losing my voice, which is very inconvenient because my last few days of work start Thursday and my voice is somewhat of a necessity to work effectively. Ohhhhhh well. I'm one happy girl and I am SO thrilled that I get to be with my family and friends from home in just a few short days! 

I love holidays because me and my best girl friends (since elementary) always get together and laugh our butts off. I'm living with one of my bff's right now, but not for long :/ We're both gonna be livin on our own like big girls come January! Eeeeeek
Roomies <3
We're only missing....

But we will all be together soon! (and yes I used to be a blonde) 


outfit of the dayyy

Top: F21 Scarf: Marshalls Jeans: TJ Maxx Heels: Charlotte Russe


Wish list for Fall/Winter 2011

Rachel Gilbert striped dress
$895 - frockaholics.com

Mango shift dress
£35 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Madewell merino cardigan
$88 - madewell.com

EQUIPMENT long sleeve collared shirt
$240 - net-a-porter.com

Metallic blouse
$265 - reissonline.com

Helmut Lang cropped sweater
$460 - lagarconne.com

Shirts blouse
$70 - topshop.com

EQUIPMENT long sleeve silk blouse
£142 - farfetch.com

Mulberry pink jacket
$1,100 - mulberry.com

Rebecca Minkoff fitted blazer
$328 - rebeccaminkoff.com

MuuBaa military style jacket
$815 - coggles.com

Oasis tan jacket
$150 - oasis-stores.com

H M fur vest
£30 - hm.com

Demylee nautical blazer
£380 - matchesfashion.com

Neon Hart tuxedo jacket
$140 - generalpants.com.au

UGG Australia slouchy boots
$250 - tillys.com

Betsey Johnson short heels
$130 - betseyjohnson.com

Brian Atwood platform booties
$845 - mytheresa.com

Sperry Top-Sider wide boat shoes
$80 - sperrytopsider.com

Givenchy gold flat
€398 - jades24.com

ALDO high heel pumps
$135 - aldoshoes.com

Wet Seal flat heels
$13 - wetseal.com

Zara platform shoes
$80 - zara.com

3 1 Phillip Lim leather handbag
$1,025 - thecorner.com

Jane Norman pouch bag
£20 - janenorman.co.uk

Marc Jacobs quilted shoulder bag
$1,350 - marcjacobs.com

Mulberry brown satchel handbag
$5,500 - mulberry.com

MbyM red shawl
€50 - welikefashion.com

Portolano wrap scarve
£65 - liberty.co.uk

Mulberry buckle belt
$230 - net-a-porter.com

Leopard scarve
£6 - peacocks.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins red belt
£6 - dorothyperkins.com