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The Lagree Studio Her Fashioned Life

Inside The Lagree Studio

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The Lagree Studio

If you follow my Instagram stories, you know that I’m at The Lagree Studio quite often. I have been going to THE LAGREE STUDIO since they opened up at their Galleria location (they now have three locations) in January of 2015.  I wanted to share this fantastic workout with you because it is a part of my exercise regimen. Using the megaformer at The Lagree Studio is super intense, to say the least. The only challenge is that the class doesn’t get any easier, and that’s why it’s so good!

In just a 45 min workout session, you will get a high-intensity, full-body workout with no impact on your joints or spine. However, don’t forget that it’s not easy. This is the same workout that celebrities turn to such as Mark Wahlberg, Meghan Markle, and Victoria Secret models.

Slow Movement = Quick Results

The results you will see in your body such as core strength & booty lift are going to come from having constant tension on your muscles to the point of failure, so they will literally start to shake. This is the best because it means your body is changing! Did I mention the burn?

It’s about the tempo – the slower it is, the more muscles will activate.

Know Before You Go:

Sign up in advance, as class size is limited. If you are new, arrive 15 minutes before class starts to go over the proper use of the megaformer.

What To Bring & Wear:

Long leggings with tops that are not constricting. Try to avoid loose-fitting clothing. Grip socks are required and can be purchased there if you need. Bring water and a workout towel, so you’re ready to sweat.

What To Expect In The Class:

There are several different types of classes; all described here on their website. Some will have a machine called a Versa Climber added for more fat-burning cardio. However, all classes will have great music and a motivating instructor. The instructor will walk around the room and gently help you with your form if they see a problem with it. Small changes to your movement are everything in this workout! I love having all the help I can get, as this ensures a safe and effective workout.

Constent Tension – Fast Transtions – Slow Movements

 

The Lagree Studio Her Fashioned Life

The Lagree Studio Her Fashioned LifeThe Lagree Studio

Founder and Owner Valentina Gaylord’s primary mission in opening THE LAGREE STUDIO was to provide a place where her clients could come to not only get into the best shape of their lives, but to rehabilitate their bodies, revitalize their souls and embrace and recapture their passion for life, love, health, and wellness. The inspiration for the studio came easily as she watched her husband, Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord, constantly working to rehabilitate his body after a successful, but vigorous career, find relief in the Lagree Method while still living in California. That paired with her own experience with the effectiveness of the method solidified their passion for the workout, and when they moved to Austin, they knew they needed to share this revolutionary workout with everyone!


Valentina has kindly agreed to answer some questions below.

What is The Lagree Method?

This HIIT, Strength Training and Pilates-Inspired workout utilizes the Lagree Fitness Megaformer and the VersaClimber to effectively combine Strength, Endurance, Balance, Core, Mobility and Cardiorespiratory training, not only in one session but in each and every move. It is intense on the muscles, but low to zero impact and safe on the joints, spine, and connective tissues.

How often should a person go to get results?

If a client is looking to lose weight, sculpt and tone their body, we suggest taking 3 – 5 classes per week combined with our Leaner with Lagree Guidebook for rapid results.  We have seen our clients lose 12 – 18 pounds and over 20 total body inches in their first month and over 50 pounds in 4 months.

If a client is looking to sculpt and tone their body, we suggest 2 – 3 times per week.  The results will come quickly and are easy to maintain using our method.

Is this workout good for all fitness levels? Would LaGree be a good tool to rehab injuries?

Yes, this is an exceptional workout for people of all ages and all fitness levels including all stages of pregnancy. 

We have clients with double knee replacements, hip replacements, and back issues that are regaining their strength, balance, and range of motion.  All of our instructors go through extensive training before they begin teaching at our studios.  Our Instructors are all Level One and Advanced Level Two trained and are trained by certified Master Trainers to offer our clients injury specific modifications, functional movement, and postural alignment to ensure mobility and balance as we age. 

Our Megaformer and VersaClimber combination classes are designed to burn over 1200 calories in 50 minutes and to alleviate stress from the body and immune system, which is an excellent combination for clients with autoimmune diseases.

You also offer the InBody 570 body analysis. Tell us more about that.

Yes, we offer the InBody 570.  The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis.  It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water – values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness or fitness contexts.

With these water values, we can identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even injuries with ECW/TBW Analysis while monitoring how this ratio changes over time with the Body Composition History chart.

Do you offer an introductory price and random special prices?

Yes, we have three introductory offers for our new clients.  We offer a first class for $25, the first week for $49 and a first month of unlimited access for $169.  Throughout the year, we will offer specials online for new clients and students.


For more information about THE LAGREE STUDIO and their multiple Austin locations visit their website here.

Hope to see you in class soon!

In Collaboration with THE LAGREE STUDIO

Video & Photography: Blake Takushi

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Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

How To Style Split Hem Denim

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Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Denim // Jacket // Top  // Similar Heels // Sunglasses // Earrings

Split Hem Denim

Truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of split hem denim. However, when I tried these jeans on at Austin’s own LuxRox Boutique, I instantly was hooked! I styled them with these fun patent leather, retro heels that I have worn a ton over the years. I love how the seam in the front of the pants along with the split hem exposing the ankle slims your leg by elongating it! Adding the heel brings it up a notch to “legs for days!”

Then I added an oh so soft silk blush top with a burgundy color moto jacket that is gorgeous and luxe! The texture play is perfection combining suede, leather, and silk! I also haven’t stopped wearing these earrings since I bought them. The pearl at the bottom is a chic pop of neutral color that I love.

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Denim

Head into Lux Rox Boutique to try on these exact pieces and shop other fall must-have’s in clothing and jewelry!

In Collaboration with Lux Rox 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

How To Easily Elevate Your Casual Outfit to City Chic

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Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Gray Pants Suit (Similar Pants & Top) // Black Jacket (Similar) // Bag // Sunglasses // Similar Mules (under $160)// Earrings

Elevating A Casual Outfit To Austin Chic

I live in a very casual city, that I completely love, Austin Tx. This beautiful city has a very laid back, casual feel and an artsy vibe. Because of this, my daily outfits have destroyed denim and sneakers on repeat! However, some occasions call for an Austin (change to your city) Chic outfit. Then I always as myself, well what exactly is Austin Chic? It’s kinda hard to nail down, but I always try to keep it simple, understated and add a bit of luxe to my outfit.

Keeping it simple but significate is always my top priority when dressing.

Let me break down how to elevate a casual everyday outfit for a chic look you can wear to a ladies brunch, or any daytime, early evening event.

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For this casual but chic look, I have a monochrome ribbed cashmere set on.  Dressing with monochrome pieces is always a quick way to get to a chic outfit. Choosing this ribbed cashmere fabric gives a very luxe feel!  I layered on a  black military jacket with edgy details to add interest. Just tossing the jacket over my shoulders is my favorite way to wear outerwear.

Adding the modern snakeskin bag also adds interest. I love the clean lines, and the gorgeous print with a touch of color breaks up the monochrome ensemble. This crossbody bag has a rose gold chain that is stunning!

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Shoes

I always say your shoes will set the tone for your entire outfit. That is why when putting together outfits, I usually start with shoe choice. If you switched my Chanel mules out for white sneakers, you have a completely different casual look.

That said, if you go with a feminine dress or a silk midi skirt, wearing an unexpected sneaker can work also. The contrast will play nicely, and your overall look will be very chic. If you want to wear a sneaker that day go for it, just build an outfit around your shoe choice that will work with what you’re going to do.

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Collaboration with Lux Rox

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall

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Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Dress // Boots // Basket Bag // Sunglasses

Statement Boots

If you’ve been following along with me here or on Instagram, you know I usually keep things pretty classic and simple when putting my outfits together. However, when I want to take my outfits up a notch, a statement boot does the trick.

These burgundy snake print boots are my fall obsession, and I’ve been wearing them every chance I get! They are a sock-boot style, which is one of my favorite types of boots. I love that they look great on a bare leg and they easily tucked under my pants.

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Style Options

  • The easiest and most chic way to wear statement boots is to keep your clothing in a monochrome tone, such as all black. Keeping your outfit as simple as I have here, lets your boots sing.
  • Mix them with other prints but keeping solid pieces in between. Doing this will give your eye a break from prints so as not to overwhelm. Wear your fun statement boots with solid pants or a skirt. Add a neutral color top and a printed neck scarf or bag.
  • A statement boot can also be a bright color such as red, purple or metallic. You can style solid colored boots in the same way as above too.
  • Red boots paired with a pretty leopard or plaid dress is a perfect way to take that outfit up a notch!

 

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com


Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com


Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

5 Ways To Stand Out In Your LBD

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Maggy London Dress // Heels // Gucci Belt (Dupe) // Similar bag // Sunglasses

Having an LBD in your closet is a must-have. It’s your fall back to looking chic and put together at a moments notice, no shopping required! Whether you’re headed out for drinks with the girls or a black-tie gala your dress can be styled perfectly for either occasion. However, you don’t want to blend in with the many other black dresses in the same room at your event. Here are some easy style tips on how to make yours stand out while still keeping it classic and chic.

The Dress

First, you want the right LBD. Not to say you can only have one! You want to look for classic, not trendy, lines in the dress. Simple but significant details are however a bonus! Such as beautiful buttons or the sheer ruched neckline on the dress I’m wearing. I was drawn to this dress immediately when I saw it on the Maggy London site!

Keep the hemline a little longer, or a full skirt, if want above the knee. Doing this will keep you from, having a night out clubbing look. I loved the sheer cap sleeves on this dress because I’m always cold inside when the a/c is blasting! Isn’t it funny that guys get to wear coats to get dressed up and women get to expose skin!

The other thing to look for the fabric. Spend a little more to get quality fabric the will hold up through the years of use and dry cleaning.

Once you have the perfect LBD, it’s all in the details to make you stand out from the crowd!

 

Styling Tips

  1. Add interest to your timeless black dress with your accessories. A bold clutch, statement earrings or vibrantly colored stiletto heels with take you to a whole new level of chicness.
  2. Make-up and nail color choice can also be a huge factor when styling your look. Adding a red lip or bold eyeliner will give your face color while choosing the right nail polish will also add to the overall feel of your outfit.
  3. Mixing the fabric and accessory textures is also a perfect way to keep the eye interested! My dress is so much more interesting with the sheer details. Think of adding fur, leather, crocodile in your bag, coat or shoes.
  4. Don’t be afraid to belt it! This will add definition to your waist and be a little unexpected. It breaks up the long simple silhouette and adds a little edge to your look!
  5. Choosing the dress is important but in my opinion it the shoes that will make everyone look twice! My choice is usually a classic all-black look. However, these white stiletto heels have me thinking twice! Seriously good! If they are in your price range, don’t think twice they will sell quickly!  Look for either a sexy, classic heel or one with details such as what I’m wearing. Can you believe mine are only $34.99 and still in stock!

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

I had so much fun shooting this dress at the ACL Moody Theater! It was tough to edit down the pictures, so there are more than I usually have in a post!

In Collaboration with Maggy London

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

YES to White Denim After Labor Day

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White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

Top // Pants (Similar) // Hat (Similar) // Chanel Slingbacks (Similar)

Wearing White Denim After Labor Day

There are some dated fashion rules that in 2018 you need to break! Such as mixing prints and patterns is actually a very chic way to dress, your shoes do not have to match your bag and navy combined with black pair perfectly together! Also please know that you can, and should ditch rule about not wearing white denim after Labor Day.

White combines perfectly with a darker pallet. In cooler weather look to dark knits, moto-jackets, and long trench coats that will give you a modern-classic vibe.

Tonal dressing is a favorite of mine and winter whites are at the top of my color list! Talk about an impressive (but effortless) way to dress! All white can be your go-to outfit for the ease of choosing an outfit as much as all-black can.

STYLE TIP: To keep your denim from looking seasonal, you will want crispy, clean and fitted white denim. Not loose and light fabric.

My exact denim I’m wearing here is actually a DIY. I took these jeans and cut them to ankle length. Leaving a small flare at the bottom.

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

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White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

 

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

 

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life


Shopping


Photography: Cotroneo Photography

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Solid and Striped Suit Her Fashioned Life

My Experience with Zerona

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Thailand Her Fashioned LifeZerona

I’m so excited to share my experience and results I have had with Zerona. I’ve been having treatments done for around three months and feel like I can give you an honest review!

Being that I am in my late 40’s, keeping in shape is not as easy as it once was for sure! I work out five times a week and eat a clean, gluten and dairy free diet. However, there were still some areas on my body that would not tone up to my liking. So when I saw Austin Body Contouring on Instagram, I was interested in learning more about what they were offering.

In the past, I have tried cool sculpting once, with no results and endermologie. Both of which are for toning and cellulite/fat removal.  I love endermologie for many reasons. However, it did not have a lasting effect on me. I had heard of Zerona but didn’t know anything about it until Ed at Austin Body Contouring educated me on the whole process. I’m up for trying pretty much any anti-aging procedure once, so I signed up to start my sessions.

I named this post My Experience With Zerona because this is one treatment where results will vary. There are a lot of lifestyle requirements that go along with the procedure. (Read more about those in the Q & A at the end of this post) Luckily I already lead a healthy lifestyle so no big changes here for me. You’ll need to stick to those lifestyle changes. Then if your body is functioning as needed, you should see changes happening in your body!

Results

For me, Zerona has pretty much changed the shape of my thighs, helped with that back fat (Ewww) and thinned out my lower face and under my chin a bit. It basically took the fluff off my entire body. I am thrilled with the results! I continue to go weekly because, honestly, I don’t have to work out so hard and have more time for other things. Working out 4-5 times a week is still my lifestyle, however, now I can substitute a high cardio day now with some yoga or stretching.

Pre Treatment Prep

The first step is to schedule a consultation. There you can have all of the lifestyle needs explained to you and your questions answered. At Austin Body Contouring you can expect this to be 30 min of fat cell and Zerona education. During your consultation, Ed will go over your options, and you can decide together if Zerona is a good fit for you. Knowing this is important because it is a commitment and you don’t want to waste your time or money on a process that isn’t for you.

You will also have the option to start taking Milk Thistle and Nician before during and after your treatments. More about that below.

For Zerona to be effective your lymphatic system needs to be in top shape! You can read more about that here.

Zerona MachineTreatments

The Treatments are given in private rooms.  Leaving your underwear and bra on, you then lay on a massage table that is covered with fresh linen. There are blankets to cover parts that are being treated. The machine is then placed over the body part that you want to treat, 3″ away from your skin. The technician then pushes a button that turns the machine on for 20 min and leaves the room. You are free to have your phone during the entire treatment. I do not experience ANY pain.. at all. I sometimes even fall asleep!

Austin Body Contouring does do it a little differently than other places I’ve researched. Their sessions are 2 hours, once a week.  So you get 6- 20 minutes sessions in 2 hours. Surprisingly the machine does not have to be placed on every body part to work. I’ve only had it focused on my belly, back, front thigh, and back thighs. However, I see results on my arms and face. So cool right?!

Is it worth it? Honestly, it works for me. Especially at the price point that Austin Body Contouring offers!

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Q & A

 

How is Zerona different from other fat reducing treatments?

Zerona drains a fat cell where most other procedures kill fat cells.  While killing fat cells may sound better, the problem occurs when an individual gains weight after killing the fat cells. Since the fat cells are now gone permanently, should you gain weight later in life, the fat will now have to go to a “new” place in the body since the “dead fat” cells have not been replaced. This can result in a person looking unproportioned or as some would say “lumpy.”

Describe your ideal patient for receiving Zerona treatments?

Individuals looking to gain a healthier lifestyle are ideal candidates for Austin Body Contouring.  The ideal patient for Zerona will have a healthy liver, lymphatic system, and Kidneys.  These 2 organs and 1 system process the released fat out of the body (after it has been released during the treatments) via bodily functions.

Talk about the supplements to be taken and lifestyle to maintain during treatments.

We ask that our clients consider taking Niacin (B3) for its vasodilating effects.  This will help “flush” the fat out via bodily functions.

Milk thistle is recommended to aid the liver in cleansing and detoxing.

We coach our clients in “Eating Well to Live Well” and recommend they follow a “Lean, Clean & Green Plan.” Meaning; Lean proteins and good fats, Clean unprocessed whole foods and plenty of green vegetables. The green veggies are high in fiber, great for the liver and lymphatic system and lower sugar levels than some other vegetables.

How long can the results be maintained?

Once you have completed your treatments, we recommend that you get on the scale daily.  If you maintain the same weight and healthy lifestyle, your results will remain indefinitely.

How do you keep your prices so low?

We have multiple machines which affords us the ability to treat more people on a daily basis, thus allowing us to maintain a competitive price.

How many treatments would be most beneficial?

Understanding that everyone is truly unique, 3 treatments is a great place to start.  One of 2 things will occur:

  1. You will achieve enough of a change to “jump-start” your journey,
  2. Or, you will be able to look at the results you have experienced and determine if the time and investment make sense for your specific situation.

Thank you for reading! Let me know if you’ve tried Zerona in the past or you are wanting to try it now!

xx-Tammy

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Your Guide To Buying Designer Resale Fashion

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Designer Resale

I am, much to my husband’s chagrin, a self-proclaimed shopping addict. I so love beautiful clothes, bags, and shoes! If you are like me,  and love designer pieces, there is no better way to purchase them at a substantial discount than at The RealReal. I have been shopping this online resale site for a couple of years now, and I’m obsessed with it! If you’re not familiar with The RealReal,  it’s time to do yourself a favor and check out the majorly designer pieces!

The site can be overwhelming considering the massive amount of inventory they have. I’ve received alot of questions about how to navigate the site. So I wanted to share my tips that will help you find the items you love for 70% off without wasting your time shopping around in circles.

1. Know Your Size

When your out shopping, go ahead and try on the Gucci shoes and Burberry trench that you LOVE….but cannot justify paying the high price. Because you might find that exact piece for 70% off and you will want to be able to click buy now with confidence and a big smile, knowing you just scored a fantastic deal!

2. Start Obsessing

Use the hearts next to the items to bookmark them to your obsessions tab. This lets you keep track of items your interested in. Also, if they go on sale that will be reflected there. Highly coveted items will go very quickly so don’t wait long if you know you want it. I am still bummed about missing out on a gorgeous Chloe denim long coat because I waited too long to pull the trigger.

3. Use The 20% Discount Code

There will be a 20% off code at the top of the screen in red! Use that code when you check out. It will apply to pretty much everything except Chanel Bags and a couple of other high-end brands. They will be marked letting you know there is not a discount available.

4. Search Tool

Searching for the exact item you’re looking for is easy. Click on the magnifying tool in the top right corner and just type in what you want.. for example —MaxMara Coat. Then choose “refine” to select your size, color and such. When the results pop up, you can push save, and that search will go into your feed.

5. Customize “Your Feed”

There is a feature only on their app called a feed. This is my go-to way to shop the site! Starting your personalized feed is easy. Start by using their search tool. (See above) When I go to the sight, I mainly scroll my feed for items I’m on the lookout for. Your feed can be more general also, like Frame tops in size XS, or you can also specify a color. It’s super easy and addicting!

The good pieces sell FAST, and this lets you see them right away!

6. Wait List

So you search for your perfect shoe or bag, and it’s sold out! Click “add to the wait list” to be notified if the item comes back in stock. Also, if you have an item on your obsessions that just sold, add it to your waitlist, and you will be notified if it gets returned!

7. Returns

Be sure to click on the Returns Policy tab, next to the details, on every item you purchase. It will be different if the item is more than 20% off. Most Chanel is non-returnable. ALWAYS check this so you don’t get caught with something that doesn’t fit or you end up not liking. You also have to pay the return shipping. However, you do get access to a convenient printable label.

8. Authentic Guaranty

You can purchase with confidence because The RealReal has a team of experts that authenticates every item and gives you a 100% guarantee or your money back.


I hope this guide inspires you to score some designer goods for your closet!

I’d love to hear if you have bought resale fashion before and what your experience was in the comments below!

 

photography by Cathy Sunu


Shopping- Most Items have a code for an additional 20% off


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Small Changes To Detox Your Life

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detox your life

I’m just getting back from a very long, restful vacation to Thailand! I have quite a few pictures and video highlights from my Instagram stories for you to watch. What an insanely beautiful county I was so blessed to visit with my family. If you’re interested in a travel post about that, let me know in the comments below!

Coming back after being gone for half a month, I was able to gain a new perspective on my life, house, and habits. Now I’m going to implement these small changes in my life to detox my daily life, and give me the healthy, stress-free lifestyle I want and deserve.

Detox Plan

  • Journal – I’m in no way a huge journal fan. However, I do have a lovely book I want to write two things (quick and easy) that I’m grateful for every day. No particular time to do this, life is crazy in the mornings with school and kids, but it just needs to be done before I go to bed. What do I hope this will do for me? Well, The Latin root, gratus, implies pleasure or something pleasing. So, to be grateful is to be full of pleasure. A positive attitude is always a good thing!
  • Drink More Water – I know I’ve said and probably you too have said, “I need to drink more water” at least a dozen times in life, but I have a plan now! Lemons!! I love to drink flavored water, so the house will not be without lemons for my water. Working from home, I’m able to have a pitcher of flavored water that I premake in the morning. By the end of the day, the glass pitcher should be empty. Benefits include more energy, skin hydration,(Fewer wrinkles yay!) weight management, headache prevention, boosting the immune system, and more, all from drinking more water!  BONUS: lemon has detox properties for your liver!
  • Clean Out The Hidden Spaces – Having older kids, I do not have to deal with toys exploding all over the house, I did my time! So, my house is relatively tidy most of the time. However, the closets, pantry, drawers, and cabinets drive me crazy if not cleaned out and organized. Usually, this gets a fresh start when you move, but we have been in the same house for 12 years, and they all need some attention! Purging more unneeded items it at the top of my list. Read how to declutter your closet, and you’ll be motivated to do the same!

And that’s it. Starting with those three things, then when they are a part of my daily life I’ll add more.

Do you have any habits you want to commit to for a healthy happier life?



xx – Tammy

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Striped Blazer

Tips To Rock A Blazer All Summer Long

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Summer Blazers

From cut-off shorts to maxi dresses and jeans, a blazer will elevate just about any outfit. You can incorporate this outfit-maker year around using the tips I have below.



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Pushing up the sleeves not only gives you a cool girl look, but it also helps with the heat of summer.  In addition, choosing a light sleeveless top to wear under is key. I have on long white denim, but a blazer over cut-off shorts is a favorite look of mine! The contrast between structured and casual pieces is perfect.

Take It Off

If you’re running around in the 100-degree heat and not in the A/C, take it off! You can carry it and still get the impact of having a chic layer.



Wear As A Cape

Wearing as a jacket over your shoulders looks so chic don’t you think? This is my favorite way to wear outerwear. BONUS…wearing a blazer like this, also helps with the heat.



Fabrics

Choosing the right material such as linen or a lightweight natural fabric will also give you relief during the summer.


You can see of my shoppable blazer pick’s throughout this post. Also check out The RealReal (I’ve scored Hermes for $95.00 and Dolce & Gabbana for & $75.00, Seriously!) Shopbob and Revolve for more choices!

If you haven’t read my post about buying designer pieces for less you be sure to check that!


xx – Tammy

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