Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekend Wear: Hamptons Editions

Weekend in the Hamptons, Sunday brunch date with friends, weekend shopping trip or simply to run the kids to soccer, this look is PERFECT. The simplicity and freshness of this look is superb but I also love how prim and polished it is. This large boyfriend button up was found pretty much brand new at my local  thrift shop. Since I'm not loving tight stuff around my belly these days I tend to gravitate to looser, more comfortable items. This shirt was perfect, although still pretty big after a few spins in the dryer, I love the crisp fresh look it gives any outfit. I can't wait to pair this shirt with cutoffs, tied in a slight belly bearing style, or even as a cardi on cool Spring nights. For this look a simple pair of  icy white jeans, nude shoes and bag and my new FAV MUST-HAVE spring item, the Panama hat and this look is complete. 
::The FIT::
Oversized Chambray Shirt: Thrifted for about 6 bucks, similar HERE
Jeans: Nordstrom, similar HERE
Bag: Zara,similar HERE
Panama Hat: Target, Men's section, similar HERE
Shoes: Shoedazzle, LOVE this PAIR
Bracelets: Forever 21, Twisted Silver, BCBG....Love this one HERE

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Style Salute: Cecil-Sebastian McCloud

Hey lovelies, today I have a special treat and a little eye candy for you ladies! Today, I have the pleasure of featuring my very stylish friend Sebastian for this week's Style Salute. As you know I love to share with you very stylish folks in/out and associated with the military. So far I have only featured stylish women but realized I have been neglecting the fellas. We have some very stylish military gentlemen as well and today I wanted to show them love.

Sebastian here will give you LYFE each and every day dolls, in and out of uniform, with a shirt or without. My boo is F-L-Y ya’ll! I met Sebastian on a random trip to NYC to visit friends and do fashion stuff. I met him and two hours later I was in love, I have basically been obsessed with him ever since. He is down to earth, super sweet, incredibly smart and alluring, and uber stylish; he is just a gem and a genuinely great person.

Sebastian is an Air Force veteran and served his term in the Air Force as a military photographer snapping pictures all around the world. He has been stationed in the United Kingdom where he traveled Europe snapping pics and refining his personal style. He then got accepted to Syracuse University to study for his associates program.  At the time it was a very coveted program and Syracuse only accepted 2 military photographers out of the entire Air Force so that basically makes his super DOPE behind a camera lens…..and not too shabby in front of one if I might add. He ended his career at Langley Air Force base and has been breaking necks ever since. Thank you for your service and style Sebastian love, I SALUTE YOU!!
Check out his amazing style and let me know what you think in the comments below! 
Be sure to follow Sebastian on Instagram for his fierce fashion and traveling escapades @Sebastianundone
Love him for coming to visit me while I was in Panama City Beach.....such good times when this guy is around.
Like I said, love at first sight. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Go Bold or Go Home

Morning loves, Happy Monday!! Hope you had a good weekend. Spring has finally hit the east coast in full swing and I made sure to get out and about to enjoy it. This winter has been so brutal I'm just glad the sun has arrived. I was so happy I threw together the brightest, boldest colors I could find in my closet, topped off with a floral statement necklace and I'm Spring ready! All these items are oldies but goodies that I have put to the side and almost forgot about. I just love bright colors but this orange and cobalt blue color combo is one of my favs. I have a few other pieces in my wardrobe that will be getting remixed so don't be surprised if you see this combo again soon. Have a lovely week dolls!
The FIT:
Dress: Macy's (old, last seen HERE) similar HERE
Trench: NY&CO about 5+ years old (last seen HERE)
Shoes: Aldo, old but love THIS pair!
Necklace: Zara, last summer
Bracelet: Twisted Silver, LOVE their pieces

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fitness Friday: Operation Fit N' Fine Week 2 Update with PICTURES!!

Hey loves, so here we go with our second update for the Operation: Fit N'Fine 8 week challenge. A little late with this post because well this week has been a tad hectic. I have some pretty exciting news to share with you loves soon, so stay tuned for that next week!

So on to this week and how I did with the challenge. So remember my goals are pretty simple and standard when trying to lose weight. Basically burn more calories than you consume but more specifically......

--Avoid SUGARS
 --NO Sodas
  --NO Fast Food
  --No Alcohol....ok let's be moderation LOL
   --Eat 5-6 small clean meals a day
     --Cardio at least 3 days a week, preferably 5 

So basically I did pretty well with a few slip ups here and there. Soda is still my kryponite but I managed to avoid it until Thursday when I broke down with a hankering for fish sticks. Pathetic I know....this girl couldn't resist the urge for artificial fried fish complete with hushpuppies, fries and a Pepsi. Damn Shame. I don't even eat fish sticks....REAL TALK, haven't in a VERY long time. Why the sudden urge....I have no idea. Last week it was buffalo chicken pizza that gave me awful heartburn and this week was disgusting Long John's Silver and I do mean gross. SMH. THE. STRUGGLE. Anyway, I drank a TON of water, prepped most of my meals and said NO to cookies on at least 7 occasions thanks to my insensitive co-worker that finds joy in bringing me the latest and tastiest in the cookie industry.
Overall, I'm down 3 pounds and noticing my belly fat going down. This week I was good with my workout routine completing 3 days of at least 30 mins or more of cardio.

Uggghhhh this belly and back fat has GOT to go, it's awful and makes me feel so self conscience. I wear a belly band during all my workouts so hopefully that will get this pain under control a lil faster. I understand this is directly tied to my diet so no more cheating NAJA!! That's an ORDER!
 For week 3, I will be stepping up my workout routine because to be honest....I know I can go harder. I've been taking it slow so I don't get too overwhelmed and want to quit after a super intense workout.

It's happened before dolls. I have a crazy workout and I can't walk for 3 days and still sore for an additional 2 days, by that time I'm off my schedule and figure I'd start month. We will NOT be starting that vicious cycle this time ma'am. Next week, I will be adding Insanity workouts at least twice a week and get back on my Pilates flow. I loved Pilates back in the day and it worked wonders for my body then so it's time to give it another go.

So this week my fitness motivation would have to be my Diamond Dolls who are following along on this challenge with me and working towards their own goals. Everytime you dolls hashtag your workouts or healthy meals #FitNFine I see it and it gives me that extra boost! I want to repost it to give you and everyone else on their journey that extra motivation as well. So go ahead don't be shy, tag your photos #FitNFine or #OperationFitNFine and I will be sure to feature you!
                                 I love it Alisha and Jen, keep up the great work lovelies!!
Check out Alisha getting it in at the gym and meal preppin for the week! Looking great friend, keep it up those last 10 pounds are going to come off in NO time! P.S. I wish I ate steak cause what you cookin up on the George Forman grill shole looks good! 

Then we have Jennifer who plays NO games in the gym dolls. She loves her some Crossfit and has the bangin' body to prove that Cross Fit is surely a workout you may want to check out if you haven't already. While Jen is already in great shape she still has fitness and nutrition goals she's trying to meet. She is certainly one of my fitness motivations and is on her way to being her version of Fit N' Fine!! Keep it up love you already look amazing so I can't wait to see when you meet your goals. P.S. Imma need you to help me do at least one pullup....not the 5,000 you can do I just wanna do one! Lol
Like I said....NO GAMES!! 
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