Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FALL LOOK + 3 TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOLIDAY WEIGHT!


















DRESS: H&M (Sold out online, but saw it in store)  // BOOTS: SAM EDELMAN 
BRACELET: EXPRESS
HANDBAG: Sold Out Similar here and super cute!  // SUNGLASSES: TORY BURCH




I was so excited to wear these OTK boots, since I haven't worn them since last winter and don't get to wear them much in Florida. This dress from H&M is so comfortable and the color is everything! I always pick a color during a major season change and this is it ladies and gents! Not to mention this dress was like $25 at H & M. It's not online anymore, but I saw it in the store yesterday. Also comes in pink and a navy blue. 


So let's talk about something we all have our mind on this holiday season…gaining weight. All of the parties and the goodies and the "oh, I'll go on a diet after new years, my new years resolution". Well how about there is no weight to lose in the new year, that's what I'm talking about! It's happened too many times and I really hate starting off the new year with my pants not fitting, LOL. Here are my tips for avoiding the holiday pounds.

1. Drink a lot of water throughout the day and drink a little extra before hitting a party, so you fill up on a calorie free drink. I'm constantly drinking water and it really does help keep me full between meals and keeps me from over-eating. Also, if you have a dinner or party and you know you will be eating heavy that night then eat light during the day, like a salad or chicken and veggies. 

2. Go for the veggie tray! When your going for h'dourves, try to eat the raw veggies first before hitting all of the carbs and desserts. Oh and save the desserts for last and limit yourself to one or two. I know it's hard not to go straight for the cupcakes and brownies, especially when they're decorated for Christmas. But go for that last and fill up on the veggies and protein first.

3. Don't stop working out. Trying to choose between going to the gym and another holiday party after work. Of course you're going to choose the holiday party, I'm with you girl! A great way to keep a workout in during the holidays is walking around the mall. Just do a few laps around the mall while you're already there shopping. Walking is such good exercise and it's a lot harder than it sounds. It's a great way to kill two birds with one stone.

Disclaimer - I'm definitely not a nutritionist or health expert, but these are the tips I follow and work for me. Hope this helps!!

Do you have any tips for keeping the pounds off during the holidays?

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Napa Valley









Striped Dress & Jean Jacket: Zara // Yellow Dress: Bebe

Part 4 of My Vaca!

We ended our vacation in one of my favorite spots, Napa Valley. It's an hour from San Francisco and it's pure heaven. It's got wide open spaces, valleys, and over 400 wineries!

 We took the Napa Valley Wine Train, which I highly recommend. It's a three hour train ride through the valley and you get served lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day, and wine tasting. I highly recommend going for lunch and sitting in the Vista Dome. The food is better and so is the view. Ask for Gerald to be your server, he's very sweet and full of information about the city and has great restaurant recommendations! Of course we did a full on photo shoot on the train ;) my sister is in a few of the pictures. 

We spent the next day going to wineries. I don't remember the names of them, but you pretty much can't go wrong with any of them. The best way to go is get a driver and have them take you around. I was the DD lol. 

We stayed at the Westin, which was centrally located right near the river front. The hotel has wine tasting and complimentary chair massages in the evening. They also upgraded us, so that's always a plus. There are tons of restaurants and shops on the river front.  We went over there for dinner a couple of times. I recommend Mori Moto for dinner. I also recommend Mustards Grill, Gerald recommended that, and order the salmon. They've also got some good looking waiters there and a beautiful garden out front, perfect for photo ops! 

To sum it up, Napa is one of my favorite places to go. It's a small town with a lot of class. Oh and did I mention my friend and I are planning my sister's wedding there, too bad she's not event engaged lol! It seriously is the perfect place for a wedding. 

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