Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Good Life

Happy Wednesday guys!  
I'm so thrilled that it's finally chilly enough to wear boots and a coat!  Can I get an AMEN??  The colder weather is the perfect time to pile on the layers, like my polka dot coat (it's a go-to) I paired with a turtleneck from Loft.  I'm obsessing over turtlenecks right now!
I couldn't hunt down the exact one, but I love this knit sweater and this fluffy grey turtleneck.  This one from J.Crew is my fave though.
Bonus points because its on sale!

Over the weekend B and I went to see the ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan with some friends.  We had a great time walking through whole rooms and sculptures made of only ice.  It was amazing how eeeeevery single thing was made of ice, and also freezing cold at 9 degrees!  Hence the "really cute" blue parkas we had to wear.  
After church, we went and had 70 minute long massages (it was his first time having one) and then went straight home to chill and lay on the couch all day.  Safe to say it was a very successful weekend.

Here lately I've just been thinking about being grateful in every season of my life, no matter if it's going well or not so good.
 I just have to remind myself that I have a really great life, regardless of what problems or circumstances come my way.  I have a God who always takes care of me and knows what I need before I need it.  I truly would not have peace and happiness without Him at the center of my life.  Sometimes I just have to take a step back and look at all He's done for me and be thankful.  So even when life isn't so great, we have this hope that He is always in control,  He is always for us, He always loves us.

I hope you all have a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Top is LOFT
Polka dot coat- mine is from Target
Paige jeans
Fishnet stockings
Gianni Bini boots
Coated black skinny jeans
Tasseled loafers *scored mine on sale, but here are some other similar ones-
these loafers
this pair of suede loafers
I die for these gold tassel loafers

*all ice behind us!!*


Friday, December 2, 2016

Run Like There's a Sale at Nordstrom

Happy Friday guys!  

While at the gym the other day I thought to share this simple (but grueling) workout we did this week.  You can do it practically any where, just grab a running buddy or your headphones, and go!  
Running is one of my least favorite things to do, but knowing there was a rest in between I felt like I was able to push myself.  It also helps when there are 10+ people suffering with you. :)

Taking a week off from the gym (and eating nonstop) probably wasn't the best idea because it's been extra hard for me to get motivated this week.  Hopefully I'll be more into it as we get back into our daily routine.  Yesterday we took the day off from the gym and relaxed and cooked dinner with some friends; the time off was much needed!  

Below is the workout, make sure to stretch and warm up!

Warm up: 
Something just to get your heart pumping.  Like a donut maybe.. I kid, I kid.
We did a 400 meter run, 20-30 high knees and 20-30 butt kicks.

Work Out: 2 rounds!

200 meter run
-rest 30 sec.-
400 meter run
-rest 60 sec.-
600 meter run
-rest 90 sec.-
800 meter run
rest 2:00 min.-

*Make sure to stretch BEFORE and AFTER!  I'm personally so bad at this, but it's super important.* 

After all that running my legs felt like jello and I could barely walk, but it was so worth it in the long run. (pun not intended, hehe)  
One thing about Crossfit I've learned is that sometimes you have to do the things you hate. That's the only way they become the things you like to do rather than dread to do.  As our coach says, "The worst thing that'll happen is you'll get a little bit fitter."  So get out and just do some form of exercise, so you can eat however you want this weekend!  At least that's what I'm doing.
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Emily Olive Collections tank top 
(check them out on IG @emilyolivescreenprinting)
Reebok socks


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Hi, I'm Mally!

WIth a love for fashion, a sense of style, and a touch of elegance, I desire to help all feel the best they can and look good in their own style! As a certified cosmetologist and make-up artist, I adore making each client feel the most beautiful they can after they leave my chair. Fashion and beauty have always been a part of my life and I look forward to sharing my ideas and finds with you, our beautiful reader. I hope to inspire you to create and have fun with your own personal style!