There Are Only 5 Places on Earth Where You Can’t Wear This Trend


If there were ever a doubt you were born in the right era, the athleisure trend should be enough to knock those worries to the wayside.  It’s stretchy, can be bright or subdued, and is often designed in a variety of cuts to flatter any figure.  Pieces that exemplify this fashion movement that embraces comfort can be worn almost anywhere.  But we’ll show you the five places that you can never, ever, under any circumstances wear activewear.

1) THE OFFICE
We’ve all seen her.  The girl who drapes a Lycra hoodie over the back of her chair, just in case  the A/C starts blasting.  No one thinks anything of it.  Then one day she’s got her leggings on because she’s “going to the gym” after work.  When she discovers she likes the gym and the ease of not having to change - because taking the 5 minutes to change must be terribly inconvenient - she starts wearing her full on athleisure suits without shame every single day.  She may be in the best shape of her life, but the promotions are gonna pass her by.

The Lecture: You are forbidden from wearing comfort clothes to a professional office. We’d even discourage wearing them any time you’re working anywhere, because the stretchiness encourages bad posture, and bad posture leads to browsing the internet, and browsing the internet leads to definitely not doing something productive.  Come on girl, you’ve got a better work ethic than that.



2) THE CLUB
She doesn’t want to go.  She never wants to go.  “Can’t we just hang out at your place?” she asks. “I’m tiiiiiiired.”  But you insist!  You’re only young once.  Get busy living or get busy dying.  Carpe diem, and other platitudes that prove ineffective on your Debbie Downer friend.  To make her point, she throws on a sparkly top over her black yoga pants.  You’re aghast.  “No one will know,” she says defensively.  But you’ll know, and she’ll know, and… no.  Just no.

The Lecture: Yoga pants are not party pants.  Yoga pants say, “I’d rather be doing anything but the thing I’m doing right now.”  They’re great for chaturanga dandasana (low plank pose).  They’re made for trikonasana (extended triangle pose).  But they have no business being anywhere that constitutes as “out” with your friends.  Take them off and show yourself and your best girls some respect, or you’ll be making them want to leave you behind in savasana (corpse pose).

3) THE NORTH POLE
The thrill of the outdoors always brings something unexpected.  On a recent camping trip with friends, one of them brought her favorite pair of joggers.  “I only brought one pair of pants!” she declared, proud of her minimalist tendencies, while the rest of us looked on in horror.  The evening was set to dip into freezing temps, and the cotton of her pants wouldn’t fare well if she got splashed in the creek while hiking.  She could tell by the looks on our faces that packing a single pair of joggers was a monumental fail.

The Lecture: Just because clothes are comfortable doesn’t mean they’re warm.  Research the temps for your outdoor activities and plan accordingly.  Your rough-and-tumble, woodsy self needs to stay cozy for the long haul, and easygoing activewear isn’t going to cut it.  The fabrics used in clothes intended for cold weather are a world apart from fashionable athletic wear.  Do your research and bundle up, girl!


4) A WEDDING
Just because you’re not a bridesmaid doesn’t mean you get to be bitter about it.  Just look at all those gorgeous people, dressed to the nines, doing their best to honor the bride and groom on their special day.  Then the camera pans over to you in your… tennis skort?  Skorts are made for courts.  And shopping at the farmers’ market, and a light lunch with friends, and, tennis, of course.  But no one wants to see short pleats at their nuptials. 

The Lecture: Please, remember that for all the big life events (births, deaths, and weddings), athletic attire is off the approved list.  Your formal wear must be, well, formal.  If funds are a problem, borrow a dress from a friend or check the clearance racks for a great deal.  But don’t get caught with your skort on.

5) TO PICK UP YOUR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
It’s the day you’ve worked your entire career for.  You’re being honored for your deep thinking, your pursuit of truth, and your contributions to humanity.  Those in the room rise to their feet and your name is called and you begin to make your way to the podium.  But the room starts to stir when they get a look at your ensemble.  Is this high achiever wearing… a zip-up hoodie?!

The Lecture: No one can argue with the idea that sometimes the clothes make the woman, but part of the battle in achieving your dreams is showing people how badly you want it.  When people are there to recognize you - and a photographer might be there to document the occasion - think of your children and your children’s children.  You don’t want them asking, “Why was grandma wearing a sweatshirt when she got her award?”  Think of posterity.

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
Even considering the locales where athleisure is looked down upon, there are oh so many places to give it a go.  It is made for weekends, perfect for errands, and delightful for a dog walk.  You can wear it on the “road” part of the road trip, with cool sunglasses at the airport to throw off the paparazzi, and on laundry day…athletic wear is now fit for just about any occasion.



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Showing Off My Roots




If there’s one thing I’m super passionate about, it’d be my love for UTAH! Born and raised here, I have always loved Utah’s gorgeous mountains, the distinct four seasons, and of course… fry sauce!! 🍟 If you’ve followed along here on the blog then you know that I live in Downtown Salt Lake City and we absolutely love it. Utah holds so many great memories for me and I am IN LOVE with this shirt from Thread Tanks that lets me show off my roots. ThreadTank is my go-to for graphic tees! They have an amazing selection and so many unique sayings and graphics to fit everyone’s personalities. Their tees are around $25, they have so many sizes to choose from. I’ve already had so many people comment on mine so they are definitely a conversation piece! I’ll be sharing more of their tees here in the upcoming weeks but head over to their site now to get one for yourself!

You know what they say…there’s really no place like home. ❤

Tee (exact HERE) | c/o ThreadTank
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Transitioning into Spring





Switching seasons can get a little complicated in the fashion world, especially when you live in Utah where the weather can change 3-4 times in the same day! Utah is notorious for having super sporadic weather so you really have to dress prepared for anything sometimes. When it comes to transitioning for Spring, I love wearing a winter accessory and pairing it with something more “springy”.  Here I paired this blanket scarf from Zaful with a loose tee and duster for a Spring weather look.
Blanket scarves are a trend you can wear throughout the Fall to Spring since they are perfect for keeping you warm if the temperature decides to drop. 

Top | Old Navy
Duster Cardigan | H&M

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Spring Trend: Embroidery


I am usually not a big one when it comes to trends but I am loving the embroidery trend that has been going around for Spring! If you've followed my blog for a while then you know how much I love the online retailer Zaful. I'm wearing their Embroidered Bib Frilled Shirt that's only $21.00 right now! When it comes to trying trends I usually start out with something inexpensive in that particular style, then work my way up to something more expensive if it' something I really see myself wearing long term. Zaful has so many cute, affordable items that can fit into any budget!

I've been pinning a lot of Embroidered shirts on my Pinterest Board for some fashion inspiration! Will you be trying out the Embroidery trend this spring?

Embroidered Bib Frilled Shirt | c/o Zaful

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Getting Into Shape with Zaful

I’ve made a resolution to really get back into shape! It’s a hard goal but it’s something I really need to do, especially since I'll have a one year old running around soon and I want to be able to keep up with him!

 I needed some new workout clothes so I teamed up with Zaful to showcase their workout line and I’m sharing these new see-through sport leggings that are all the rage right now! At first I was a little skeptical about how they looked but I really love this style now. Feeling comfy and cute while working out really can change your perspective on exercising! 

What things do you do to stay in shape? Are you a BBG girl or Blogilates? Do you use a Fitbit? Meal track on MyFitnessPal? I'd love for you to share your tips in the comments below! I’m still breastfeeding my son so I’ll be modifying some workout plans to accommodate for this. I'll be documenting my road to a healthy lifestyle here on the blog so stay tuned for more! Thanks for reading and following along! 







see-through sport leggings | c/o Zaful
 Hoodie | Walmart
Shoes | Nike
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Deciding My Priorities



If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a working mom, it’s that time is such a valuable thing. I’ve really struggled trying to find ways to better utilize my time to accomplish all of the things I need to get done. There’s a quote I’ve always loved and it says:

“The lack of time is really just the lack of priorities”

So simply yet so powerful! I’ve been trying to de-clutter our apartment, get rid of my to-do lists and just live in the moment but it is really SO hard! I’m venturing into minimalism this year and I’m really excited for the changes it’s going to bring to our family! I’m going to be sharing my thoughts through this entire process so you can see if it’s something you’d be interested in doing too! Stay tuned for more, and happy Friday eve!


Top | c/o RoseGal

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Working Mom Style | Spring Edition








Being a working mom is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. There are already so many areas of my life that need attention and adding working full-time into the mix makes life just a bunch of chaos! While it’s super hard to be away from my son, I really do enjoy what I do and enjoy the “me time” that I get while I am at work. My son has a great nanny that he loves and the whole process has worked out really great for us.

One of the biggest things that helps me during the work week is picking out my outfits. I love being able to just throw on a cute top, leggings, and some heels and head out the door to work! This pink plaid top from Gamiss is one of my current favorites! Gamiss and many other online retailers have recently added “Plus Size” sizing and it’s a game changer. Now I don’t have to worry if things are going to really fit me when ordering from these stores. Check out their website for more cute tops, most of their items are under $20 which is great when you’re trying to stick to a budget!

Top | c/o Gamiss
Leggings | Old Navy
Heels | Forever Young
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Moab Travel Guide + Tips on Bringing Your Baby


We had been itching for a little getaway so we decided to rent a car and drive a few hours south to Moab, Utah! I love living in Utah for the simple fact that you can drive a few hours and end up somewhere with completely different scenery. Moab’s red rock is gorgeous and it’s no wonder that people from all over the world come here to enjoy its beauty. Here are some of my recommendations, plus some added tips if you’re bringing along your baby!

STAY SOMEWHERE ON MOAB’S MAIN STREET
The town of Moab is pretty small so the majority of the hotels are located on Main Street. We stayed at the Homewood Suites by Hilton and were really impressed with this hotel. While it was lacking on outdoor pool, the location of this new hotel is perfect as it’s nestled into Moab’s quaint main street and provides access to all the local restaurants and shops. This hotel offered free breakfast and each room has its own kitchen so we were able to go to the grocery store and buy food for some meals which helped cut down on our costs.


EAT LOCAL
Moab may have a Wendy’s and McDonald’s, but if you truly want to experience a place, you HAVE to eat local! We loved eating at Milt’s Stop & Eat, Moab Diner, and Zax’s--- All of which are kid friendly! I’ve heard SOO many great things about the breakfast food at Jailhouse Café but since we went in the off-season it was closed! Definitely planning on going there next time!


ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
Arches is known for getting super crowded, especially during the busy summer months, so arriving to the park as early as possible is a must. The park itself is open 24/7 but the visitor’s center is only open from 9am-5pm. We arrived around 8:30 and left the park around 2:00pm. Since we went during the off-season the park wasn’t as crowded however it seemed that most people follow a similar path since there is only one road big, long road throughout the park with some breakoff paths. We chose to visit Balanced Rock first, then went to the Windows section and Delicate Arch, followed by the Fiery Furnace section. My main advice with Arches is to take your time, enjoy the view, and pack a lot of snacks! There are no restaurants in the park so bringing a lunch, lots of water, and snacks is a must!


OTHER THINGS TO DO
Some of the other fun things we liked in Moab was that there is a walking trail that goes along the Colorado River, it’s gorgeous and is perfect for pushing your stroller around. Outside Moab is the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park which looks like so much fun for little kids!

We loved visiting Dead Horse Point State Park… the views are gorgeous and I’ve wanted to go here for a long time. BEWARE THOUGH... The drive out to this site feels SUPER long and it’s literally in the middle of no-where. Dead Horse is a state park and does offers other amenities like hiking and yurts you can rent but in my opinion if you’re not dying to see this view, I maybe would skip this option and spend additional time in Moab. This drive felt so long with our son and he got pretty restless through all the windy turns.

Some other things Moab offers are great hikes to Corona Arch, visiting Hole in the Rock, and doing all of the adventurous stuff like river rafting, sky-diving, and rock climbing.



TIPS FOR VISITING ARCHES WITH A BABY

BE REALISTIC WITH WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH
There are a ton of hikes in Arches that you can do, but be realistic with what you and your baby can handle. The infamous Delicate Arch is about a 2-3 hour hike with steep terrain and no shade so we opted out since this wasn't something we felt comfortable with. We stuck to the following hikes because they were only 15-30 minutes:
- South Arch
- Double Arch
- Balanced Rock
- Delicate Arch Viewpoint (beware this hike is longer than you think it is and can be pretty hard when you’re carrying a baby too!)
- Sand Arch ** OUR FAVORITE! So fun and kids will love all the sand!

There isn’t a lot of shade in the park so be sure to rotate between being outside to the car frequently so your little baby doesn’t get too hot or cold. When we went it was a little chilly so we would be outside for 15-30 mins. Then drive to our next location, 15-30 minutes, drive to our next location.

Also if you are breastfeeding or if your baby naps frequently make sure to take this into account for how long you will be at the park. Our visit took a little longer than expected since I spent time breastfeeding my son as certain stops and we let him sleep in the car for a while.


IT MAY BE OBVIOUS BUT… BUY A BABY CARRIER!
We had a baby carrier we got from Amazon when Kade was born and while it’s not one of the fancy hiking ones, it worked great for the time of year we were there. You will definitely want one of these as it makes hiking so much easier. If you plan to hike a lot, buying one of these hiking carriers may be a good option!



BRING EXTRA OF EVERYTHING
I swear babies have the best timing with things… like when they poop right after you realize you used the last diaper in your diaper bag! Since you’re off the grid in Arches, make sure to bring lots of the essentials since you won’t have access to public toilets, a sink, etc. I brought a bazillion diapers, lots of hand sanitizer, doggie bags to put diapers in so they don’t stink up the car! (probably one of my Favorite things in my bag!), stain stick if they have a blow-out, and lots of water.

I also love my Fawn Design diaper bag, which can double as a side bag and backpack. It was perfect to bring along for hiking and I love how many things I can fit into it when traveling.

Moab is so beautiful and has that small-town charm, it's definitely worth the visit! 


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Walking into the Weekend


I know I've said it before, but I'm just really over winter this year! It feels like it has lasted forever and I'm just ready for some spring time! Trying to balance everything I have going on right now has been really hard but I'm definitely going to be putting some more focus here in the upcoming months! I've got lots of great ideas and hopefully I can put some into action here soon! :)

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

OTK Boots | Exact ones HERE! (Under $40!) c/o DressLily

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Valentine's Day Style




Workout Wish List

Like everyone else in the world, one my new year’s resolutions is to get in better shape! Having a baby COMPLETELY changes your body and it’s been hard for me to get back to my pre-baby weight. I’m still breastfeeding my son so that’s taking priority over me losing all the weight just yet since I need to stay hydrated and well-fed to keep up my milk supply but I am working on implementing small workouts into each day to get back into the groove of working out!

I absolutely believe that better workout clothes help motivate you to in shape! Working out isn’t always the prettiest thing so feeling comfortable and cute while you do it is a must! Here are some of the workout gear that’s on my wish list from Zaful. ALSO--All of these items are under $20 each!




What are your must-haves when it comes to workout clothes?

** This post is sponsored by Zaful. All opinions are my own. 

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Dressing Up