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I am excited to be writing my first “studio to street” post for you all! I have been wanting to do some transitional outfit ideas that can take you from different workout classes to street activities. I hope they are fun and helpful! For this look, I have partnered with JORD Watches to show how a stylish watch can elevate your street look! I am a nature loving girl, so the organic look of this hand-finished wood watch is perfect for me and reminds me of the outdoors! Studio Look: Sports Bra or Tank with Leggings For your studio outfit, start with your basic activewear pieces. Here I opted for a simple, black sports bra and leggings combo for a yoga class. It’s nice to wear tighter, more form fitting pieces for yoga classes so everything stays in place while doing bends and down-dogs. You could also try patterned leggings…

Hello! I have decided to add a Natural Beauty section to my blog, to give you all recommendations of natural skincare and makeup products that I use and love. This is a very important topic to me, as a holistic approach to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. If I am going to spend the time, money, and energy to eat clean, organic foods and exercise regularly to take care of my body, why would I slather on a bunch of chemicals?! Luckily, there are more and more amazing, completely PURE and natural beauty brands emerging all the time! So it has become easier to find EFFECTIVE natural skincare. Reading labels is a must, because many products can be labeled as “natural” but contain harmful ingredients (even at the bottom of the ingredients list) that can be carcinogenic or hormone disrupters. I have discovered a great app called Think Dirty where…

My husband, Tristan, and I have been enjoying this yummy Asian style avocado noodle bowl as an easy and nutritious summer lunch or dinner! It is gluten free and dairy free as well so it’s accommodating for more people with specific dietary needs. Which means there’s more of you who can enjoy it! Yay! Benefits of Avocado: I added avocado because for one, they are one of my favorite foods, and also for their added health benefits. They are rich in heart healthy omega-6 fats which are excellent for hair, skin, and nails. Their healthy fats are also good for long-term energy. Avocados have several vitamins and minerals naturally occurring in them which makes them extremely nutrient dense. They are such a great, easy food to throw on top of salads and sandwiches throughout the summer to make them more filling and to get these extra fats and nutrients. Alright,…

Silver Icing “Eh Team” Leggings Some of you may know that my original hometown is Vancouver, Canada. I still have family and friends in different parts of Canada and I am a duel citizen. My family goes back to visit occasionally but we don’t frequent Vancouver as much as I would like. I have the fondest memories growing up in the Kitsilano or “Kits” neighborhood of Vancouver and taking daily walks along the seawall in Stanley Park or to Granville Island Marketplace to feed the pigeons (I can still remember the smell of that place so distinctly- whenever it comes to me, tons of good memories come flooding over me). As a kid, it was so much fun to watch the master kite fliers down by the marina and the amazing sand castle competitions in the summertime. Vancouver is a unique city in my opinion- offering amazing city life as…

Hi guys! I wanted to do a little round up of 4 of my favorite functional and cute workout tanks for women! So keep scrolling and I hope you see something you like 🙂 Similar Top: Here 1. Akrovita Top I recently purchased this top from the brand Akrovita, which I found on Instagram, and it has quickly become one of my favorite workout tops! It has a silky feel and is super lightweight which makes it nice and breathable for sweaty workouts. I have just started going to Soul Sweat dance classes and it’s the best, most fun way to sweat! I love the open back cutout to show off your strappy sports bra and to get some extra air ventilation. Definitely a new favorite! Prana Similar Tops: Here and Here and Here Love This One 2. Prana Top I don’t own a ton of patterned clothes, but I just loved these…

Hi Friends! I have been loving my morning green smoothies and wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! It’s such a nice way to start your day because they are light, refreshing, cleansing, detoxifying, and super nutritive. I have personally been focusing on healing and nourishing my digestion, which is why this recipe includes lots of digestive tonic plants. The ginger, turmeric, and aloe are excellent for the digestive tract because they soothe inflammation and indigestion. I suggest only using the gel of the aloe and not the whole leaf, because the leaf has laxative affects. The burdock root is a blood and liver cleanser, the celery is good for boosting hydrochloric acid production which helps break down food in your stomach. Greens contain fiber and chlorophyll which help clean the digestive tract and lemon juice is a great whole body cleanser. The mint, berries, and lime…

Leggings: Zella Nordstrom (old) similar, similar, love these too | Top: Lululemon (old) similar, similar | Flip Flops: Havaianas I recently picked up these Zella leggings from Nordstrom and am loving them! They are the first piece of clothing I’ve tried from the Zella brand and they do not disappoint. Zella is an in-house Nordstrom brand, so they can only be found there or at Nordstrom Rack, but with Nordstrom’s easy FREE shipping, I’m ok with it! I love that the leggings are high waisted (no muffin top please!) and their light color and pattern are perfect for spring and summer! I have so many black pairs of leggings, so I wanted to mix it up a bit and these are fun and different without being too crazy 🙂 They have a good fitted feel and stay in place for workouts, yoga, hiking, etc. Also, the mesh detailing makes them very breathable…

In this post I have put together some of my favorite exercises and yoga poses to strengthen your arms! It’s important to target different areas of the body to make sure you are working all your muscle groups (and it’s a good way to mix up your workouts!). I went to a local playground to do these arm exercises which was really fun and different! If you are a mom going to playgrounds with your kids or if you just want a change in your exercise routine, I suggest hopping over to a local park to workout. It’s so nice to be outside in the fresh air as you exercise! You also don’t need to bring any equipment which makes it easier. So here is an arm workout without weights: 1. Tricep Dip  This one is pretty self explanatory, but find a bench and hold yourself up by your arms,…

Hi friends! I have decided to do a little series on exercises and stretches for different parts of the body that are simple yet effective. Today I am focusing on the hips. Many people, including myself, are quite stiff in their hips and it’s an important area of the body to strengthen and increase flexibility. When we are stiff, anywhere in our bodies, it becomes easier to injure ourselves. When muscles and tendons are tight, then they can more easily cause an injury even just from lifting heavy furniture or jumping into an intense workout, exercise, or sport. So it is very important to open and stretch out all the different areas of the body. You don’t necessarily have to stretch out every single muscle group everyday – maybe focus on an area per day or try a yoga sequence that targets most areas of the body. These  stretches below…

Leggings: Shop DYI, Also love these and these white ones, and these with mesh cutouts, marble sport bra;  Denim jacket: Similar, on sale; Navy Tee: Similar; Bag: Similar; Shoes: Keds, love these Adidas Have you noticed how popular the marble trend has become? I’m seeing it everywhere! From laptop and phone cases, to marble manicures, to marble clothes, to home goods, to flat lays on Instagram. I think it’s such a fun pattern to incorporate into your home and style! It can be easy to go overboard though. I personally prefer to add it in small touches as an accent as opposed to covering your entire home and wardrobe in this wild print. This is my first piece of marble clothing and I was happy to find these leggings from Shop DYI and they are actually now on sale! They are high waisted which I love and stay in place for workouts and yoga (I…