hair: the lob.

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On Saturday I am finally going to a much needed hair appointment.
My hair has not seen scissors since my major chop last May (seen here) and I have a major itch to go shorter and a slightly different hair style then last time.
Though I love how my hair looks in picture 9 I am slightly eager to try something totally new, which is my motivation for my collage above.
All of these ladies above are giving my the perfect motivation to go 1 length and take another go at shorter hair.


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extreme prints.

printed dress with slip on sneakers and a leather jacket. | A.Viza Style
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| dress: madewell | jacket: zara (similar) | shoes: joie | bag: loeffler randall |

The weather this past Sunday was uh-maze-ing.
I was in Richmond, VA visiting and the weather was 70 and sunny with a light breeze.
It. Was. Perfect.
Though I know there is plenty more winter weather still to come, I broke out my legs and this pretty printed silk Madewell dress while I could.

And  Happy Valentine's Day guys :)

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Fitness: 6 week update

Motivatie quote One step closer
Since January hit I have been all about turning my routine around.
I have been 100% committed to eating and exercising.
My reason for changing my lifestyle is not to lose weight but to just feel better about myself and to be healthier.  


WORKOUT:  I started the Kayla Itsines Beach Body Workout on January 5th and I am almost done with week 6.  
I have only noticed a slight physical differences in my body but feel 100% more energized and capable of excersize.
In terms of visual differences, the only things I have noticed is that my butt looks more round and my stomach is beginning to look toned.
 Being that it is a 12 week program, I am only 1/2 of the way there.  
Kayla's instagram is super inspirational when I am having a hard time getting motivated.  Hopefully I will be able to share some great "before & after" pictures soon!


FOOD: All January I was fully committed to the Paleo diet.  I had a few slip ups and nibbled on some feta cheese here are there, but I was really committed to sticking to the strict diet.  Axing out gluten and processed foods was honestly the best choice I've made in a long time. Paleo made it 100% easier to say no to the bad stuff and I have noticed that since my extreme January diet pledge I am still going strong with a much more natural diet.
I am not as strict with diary as I was, though I am still not going out of my way to eat it, and I try to keep everything gluten free.
Pinterest has been a big help to find great recipes and helping to preoccupy my Friday nights.




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valentine's day inspiration.

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| sweater: gap | skirt: h&m | tights: nordstrom | bag: loeffler randall
| necklace: house of harlow | flats: 10 crosby derek lam |

Since it is Valentine's Day, I have teamed up with 2 other bloggers to show you some Valentine inspired looks.
I have very little pink and even less red in my closet but I really wanted to get in the spirit.  
I threw on my favorite pink GAP sweater I snagged on sale last year and my polka dot tights for a flirty yet casual & comfortable look.
I have a different outfit planned for the actual day but more of that to come later :)
 Make sure to check out Meagan's and Rach's looks below!

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white dusting.

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| top: the fifth label c/o piperlime | denim: jcrew | duster cardigan: h&m | 
| shoes: saint & libertine c/o piperlime | bag: marc by marc |

When I found out Piperlime was closing I was a little devastated for my closet but slightly relieved for my wallet.
Honestly, Piperlime is the only site that I have been buying clothes(& shoes!) online from recently and I do not know what I am going to do.
Piperlime sent me a few pieces to style in their last #momentsofchic campaign. 
These pieces are awesome and have me longing for warmer weather.
This white top is awesome but definitely not for the cold weather due to the top being totally backless and these sandals are going to be my go-to this spring and summer.
With that being said, is it Spring yet?!


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