Fancy Pants

If you’ve ever worked out with me, then you know I’m a big fond fan of bold tights. I adore bright colors, graphic patterns and stripes. They are a staple and investment piece in my wardrobe. Some of my favorite brands include but are not limited to; K-Deer, Bombshell Sportswear, and Alo Yoga.

When purchasing tights, I need the following things: high rise, full/ankle length, won’t show sweat, squat proof, bold colors and stand out prints. That’s it! But seriously, I work out every day and need tights that are made to last. In my opinion, the brands above have nailed it. They make quality athletic apparel that easily transitions to the street. WIN WIN

Flower Power

Planting herbs gives me great joy. I’m in love with basil, rosemary and mint. If these three herbs are not in plenty on my deck, then Houston we have a problem. We also have four planters that I fuss with daily. In two I planted creeping jenny, purple calibrachoa and a calamagrostis acutiflora for height. In the others I placed a boxwood in the center with alternating creeping jenny and blue star creepers round the exterior. My minimalist approach to ‘gardening’ keeps me sane and gives me just enough landscaping to tend to. That said, my husband is our groundskeeper. He is officially obsessed with mowing our yard, watering the beds, weeding the beds, seeding the yard, and trimming all the trees, flowering plants and shrubbery. He’s my #LawnBoy and man does he get after it! It’s his pride in our lawn and attention to detail that gets our lot a double take. #GreenThumb

I Ain’t No Basic Bish

Some days I’m just simply inspired to get dolled up. Nevermind that I’m merely taking my kiddos to school or running a few errands, that’s neither here nor there. I WANT to look my best! Long gone are the days when we ladies wore pearls to the grocery store and wouldn’t dream of stepping out of the house without full glam make-up.

I’m not one for half ass, as I’m a full ass kind of girl. In this look my jump off piece is a Rebellious Fashion bodysuit. #NotSoBasic #IsMyHairBigEnough #YAAASSSSSQueen

Teacher Appreciation

Can’t thank them enough for all they do! Here are some gifting ideas for the dedicated teachers in your life. Our Pre-K class of twenty-couple went together on these gifts for our wonderful teacher and her aide. Since shopping is my (additional) cardio, I happily volunteered for the job. In my town, I turn to the following gems when looking for the perfect gift; The Enchanted Olive, Eva Bryn Shoetique, Serendipity Zelie, HOUSE 15143, and Gather. #FABULOUS

Light & Bright

I LOVE natural light. I also LOVE girly chandeliers. And I’m a big fond fan of making small tweaks that render big impact. The first thing I do in the morning is open up all the curtains to let the sunshine pour in. Sunshine and blue skies turn up the volume on my mood meter. Seasonal depression is real ya’ll. #FindYourLight

The hubs and I recently updated our master bathroom and laundry room. We didn’t go HAM, but the items we updated packed a punch. Light and bright was our theme for these renovations. We painted our bathroom cabinets white and updated the mirrors and lighting. The light fixtures are from Shades of Light and the vanity mirrors are Pottery Barn. In the laundry room, we added two white shelves above the sink and hung a chandelier. BOOM! On to the next project.

Fitness Goals

My physical fitness journey is just that…a JOURNEY. I’m not obsessed with the destination. I give my best effort every day, every work out, every time. Setting goals keeps me motivated and excited to keep crushing it. My current goals are to master King Cobra yoga pose and consistently finish a Peloton ride in the top 30%. One could say (and they do) I am obsessed with that bike. The leaderboard is beyond motivating and speaks to my competitive nature.

The above are snap shots of my Peloton rides. The Leaderboard Rank is what I live by. It tells me where I fall in the line up. Did I crush it or give mediocre effort? On these rides I achieved my goal of finishing in the top 30%! Consistency is key and hard work pays off!

Loco for Logo

What’s your calling card? What feeling, emotion, or energy do you leave behind? I’ve been pondering this question and for me, this logo nails it! It started as a simple sketch and doodle, then turned into something more. When I had narrowed my design down, I partnered with a company called Get Marked and began to finalize my logo for production. What happened next was pure magic. I’m so happy with how the custom embosser turned out. I pressed gold stickers and used them to seal a hand-written letter and to jazz up my cellophane bag of home-made chocolate chip cookies! #FAF

Get Marked custom embosser

Three Ways

The jump off pieces you’ll need for this three way look, are a white t-shirt, hoop earrings and a bandana. Paring the jump off’s with a variety of bottoms and shoes give you a wide range to play with on the Chill to Fancy sliding scale. The third look (not pictured) is the perfect solution if you need to look put together from the waist up but don’t have to go full on ‘outfit’…think curbside grocery pick-up or any drive through window scenario. All you need is a pair of joggers! No shoes, no problem.

On Left: Ralph Lauren skinny crop jean, J Crew leopard flats, Madewell Bandana

On Right: Marc Fisher leopard pumps, Rebellious Fashion trousers, James Perse Pocket T