Workout Motivation

I’m an active girl. I like to stay busy and keep my body moving when I’m out of the office. During the week I take yoga and Pilates at Glow. On weekends you can find me hiking or trying new fitness classes. I’m also in the gym at least 5 days a week for core work and physical therapy.

Like I said… I’m an active girl! :)

But even though I love going to the gym and trying new things, sometimes I need a little workout motivation to get me off the couch. Below are my top three tips for staying engaged and motivated to lead a healthy, active life.

Set A Goal

Any goal! Running a race, doing a pull-up, fitting into your new swimsuit… Just having something to push yourself towards will help keep you going.

My current goal is to be as healthy and fit as possible for my upcoming trip to London. With my spinal injury traveling can be hard, so I want my core to be in tip-top shape to make the journey easier!

Workout Motivation Inspiration Gym Workout Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Base Body Babes

{Check out my Workout Motivation board featuring great inspiration like the trainers Base Body Babes}

Get Inspired

I love following healthy living bloggers on Instagram and pinning great yoga poses, workouts, and inspiration says on Pinterest. I’m very visually stimulated and whenever I’m feeling lazy checking out an inspiration board will get me going.

Reward Yourself

My favorite way to celebrate reaching a goal is new workout gear. It’s actually a win-win because it gets you excited for your next trip to the gym and is function to help you reach your next goal.

Workout Motivation Inspiration Gym Workout Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Base Body Babes Zella Activewear Gym Clothes Fitness Gear

Some of my current favorites are Lululemon sports bras, Zella Capri Pants {on SALE now!!}, colorful Zella Tanks, and fitness trackers like the Misfit Shine fitness watch or FitBit Flex.

What YOUR ultimate workout motivation?

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Cape Shopping

With my every waking moment consumed with daydreams about London Fashion Week I’ve got capes on the brain. I love the classic style and fun, flattering silhouette – It’s the perfect retro inspired topper for my trip. The hard part is going to be narrowing it down to the perfect one!

Here are my favorite picks so far…

Cape Shopping Capelet London Fashion Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{L’Agence Faux Leather Capelet – On SALE at Neiman!}

This cropped capelet is classic with clean lines, but the faux leather material gives it a little something extra – It’s an eye-catching texture that will give a look the perfect finishing touch.

Cape Shopping Capelet London Fashion Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Red Cropped Cape

{ROUTE des GARDEN Cape rom Yoox}

Part Little Red Riding Hood, part Belle from Beauty And The Beast – I just adore this lipstick red version. Tres chic!

Cape Shopping Capelet London Fashion Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Valentine Capelet from Humble Chic}

This is a very versatile piece – The neutral grey will go with anything from jeans to a little black dress, and the buttons & detailing give it a little oomph.

Also… Can we please talk about this cape dress? Valentino – J’adore!

What’s YOUR cape style?

Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }

Fall Lips

One of the things that I love about the changing seasons – One of many – Is the emergence of gorgeous, rich colors. Both for fashion and for beauty.

Specifically – Deep, bold lips that steal a look.

Lips Fall Lipstick Berry Orange Pink Red Summer Fall Beauty San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Orange-y hues are a great way to bridge the transition period between Summer and Fall. It’ll give your look some pop while you head towards the season’s darker colors.

Some of my favorite bold, dramatic orange picks for this year are: NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick {on SALE now!}, SEPHORA COLLECTION Glossy Lip Pencil Orange & Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint.

Bonus for my orange loving friends out there? Try this killer polish too – Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer!

Lips Fall Lipstick Berry Orange Pink Red Summer Fall Beauty San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Are you a fan of pink? You’ll love the bright, eye-catching pink hues out there for Fall. From sweet, romantic shades for date night to the drama of neon.

Some of my tops choices are: KORRES Mango Butter LipstickTarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain & Dior ‘Addict’ Gloss Diablotine.

Need more pink in your life? These blushes will fulfill your cravings – CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Pink Explosion & Bare Minerals Blush Giddy Pink.

Lips Fall Lipstick Berry Orange Pink Red Summer Fall Beauty San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

If drama is your middle name, you’ll need to give these gorgeous purple and berry shades a try this Fall.

These bold, dramatic hues are perfect for taking your look into Fall & Winter this year – BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss Berry Twist, Lime Crime Lipstick in Glamour & Vincent Longo Silk Velour Lipstick.

Love this shade and want to try something new? Give these gorgeous shadows a go for a killer evening look – Colorscience Loose Mineral Eyeshadow Shimmer & Korres Women Korres Eye Shadow.

{Images from Beauty Must Haves board}

What are the colors of YOUR dream lips?

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Denim Daze: Saako

It’s hard to narrow down what I love most about San Francisco-by-way-of-Spain design house Saako. It could be the amazing selection of bright, bold pieces that they carry… The fact that each piece is so fun and unique… Or it maybe it’s that they use recycled materials to create their gorgeous collections…

After showing off our hippie side earlier this Summer in fringed wraps and turbans, we decided to take our favorite Saako accessories out for brunch.

Denim Daze San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako KatWalkSF

Chambray Button-Down – TopShop

Jeans – Paige Denim

Tan Sandals – Chinese Laundry

Nightingale Satchel – Givenchy

Necklace c/o Saako

Denim Daze San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako KatWalkSF

{Check out more photos here}

Denim Daze San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako KatWalkSF

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Is there anything more classically Americana than denim? The perfect jeans that fit like a well-loved second skin, crisp chambray button-downs, washed denim accessories…

They all make me daydream about hot Summer nights and the 4th of July.

When my partner-in-crime KatwalkSF suggested making our second Saako shoot denim inspired, I was all in. I’ve been wearing this TopShop chambray shirt non-stop all Summer and knew that it would be the perfect piece to bring out the colors and prints of my favorite Saako scarf.

The perfect way to accessorize our looks were with bold bags – Coral Givenchy for me, and the perfect weekend bag from Lo And Sons for her – And bright Saako scarves, necklaces & headpieces.

How do YOU like your denim?

Continue Reading · Comments { 12 }

Healthy Breakfast

Starting your day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast is important. Whether you roll out of bed and head straight for the kitchen or eat later like I do, the first things that you put into your body each day are important and set the tone for the day.

I like to start my day a glass of warm water with lemon and mint, as well as a little detox shot to help my body reach an alkaline state. My first meal of the day is a green smoothie filled with fresh produce, maca, acai, wheatgrass, and raw, vegan, gluten-free protein powder.

Whether you prefer fruit or eggs or something freshly baked, below are some delicious, healthy breakfast ideas to get you inspired!

Healthy Breakfast Vegan Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Paleo Quinoa Flakes Food Blogger

Breakfast Quinoa Flakes w/ Stewed Blackberries from Dolly And Oatmeal

Overnight Buckwheat Cashew Parfait from A House In The Hills

Raspberry Crisp from Heather Christo

Lemon Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie from Sippy Cup Mom

Healthy Breakfast Vegan Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Paleo Quinoa Flakes Food Blogger Crepes

Vegan Gluten-Free Crepes from A House In The Hills

Banana Vanilla Bean N’oatmeal from Balanced Bites

Metabolism Booster Smoothie from Vitamin Sunshine

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes from The First Mess

What’s YOUR favorite healthy breakfast? Share below! :)

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }