Do you know what I love about winter? How easy it is to leave the house looking half-decent. All you really need to do is get yourself a good jacket and boom! Insta-class. That’s how I feel when I wear my favorite navy jacket anyways. Little do you know I am only wearing a t-shirt underneath. It could have even been the one I slept in that night! Just kidding, but would you really know if I wasn’t? Pair it with a scarf if you want to give yourself more of a layered look!
I actually bought this gem last year at Forever 21 and it is no longer available. They don’t have the same one this year or one similar that I could find either so I took the liberty of posting a few similar choices below instead!
Why legendary? Because these items below will help you to stay chic while on your journey to building a “legendary” story like this one from Contiki. Those of you who travel often know how much of a life changing experience it can be. What I found so inspiring about this story is how much of an impact Julie made on the group she was travelling with. I can tell you that when you are travelling solo, who you meet can change the entire experience of your trip so having someone as inspirational as Julie is truly lucky. I am both jealous and inspired by this Contiki Legend and I know you will be too. If you’re not, you’re probably not human.
BY THE WAY – Contiki is also doing a holiday promotion. Save up to 10% Off your trip to Europe! Go HERE
They also have an awesome ‘part pay’ program, where you can get friends of family to contribute to the cost of a trip. It’s kind of like a piggy bank and perfect for the holidays. Details are HERE
This weekend Sara and I ventured out into the pouring rain to bring you guys our best take on Holiday Fashion. Sara, being the professional photographer she is, found the perfect outdoor setting that was covered! Thank the lord because my hair would have been far from picture perfect if i was out in the rain for an extended period of time.
Without further adieu, I bring you my favorite outfit for the holiday season. It’s both casual and festive and inspired by Santa himself! All I am really missing is about 100 lbs and a fluffy white beard, but I am looking into this for next year…
Create your own festive look by shopping these links below!
I don’t know about you guys, but it seems that every time my favorite month rolls around I magically put on a few extra pounds. I’m really not sure how it happens? It just appears! I promise it’s not the cookies and the chocolate or the Starbucks Christmas drinks…nooo… it couldn’t be those! Nothing so good can possibly be so bad! At least this is what I tell myself after eating a whole box of Christmas chocolate.
It’s also around this time that I start shopping for workout gear, telling myself the hot new leggings I’m going to buy are going to motivate me to run more. This technique actually does work for me. So in hopes of inspiring others who might feel the same as me this Christmas, I have put together a Gift Guide for the Fit Girls. Or rather, the ones in training..like me!
To shop the post, simply hover over each image and the “hotspot” on the image to be redirected. Happy Shopping!!
PS. These Nike Free’s are on for $100 right now! Great deal!
I’ve been getting the travel bug a lot lately, probably because it’s been a while since I have had the chance to travel. Although, I’m happy to say that I am in the process of planning my next adventure! I haven’t pinned down where I will be going but, knowing me, there will be a lot of spontaneity involved.
While daydreaming about future travels, I started reminiscing about the past ones. Dresden which is one of my favorite places in Germany keeps fighting its way to the surface of every flashback so I took this as a sign and decided to write about it today.
Dresden’s history is something that really draws me to this city. Pre-war, Dresden was the city of the King’s of Saxony who prided themselves on building the city to be an artistic capitol. As you can see from the images below, they obviously succeeded. The city was called the “Jewel Box” of Germany for its unique and beautiful architecture. However, in World War II, the city was destroyed. Before the bombing, Dresden was home to over 600,000 refugees and though the city had a military base, this base was not targeted in the bombing. The city was attacked three times over the period of February 13-15, 1945 and only it’s center (the haven of the refugees) and its artistic core were destroyed while the industrial and military sectors were left unscathed. The attacks by the RAF and the USAAF suggested the means to flatten the core of the city and destroy its rich history in an effort to prove a point to the German’s, but this remains a controversial subject among historians.
After the war, the city became an industrial center once again and was slowly rebuilt back to its original beauty with the use of new and charred stone from the bombing. All images with charred black architecture are examples of this.
The pictures actually do not do this place justice. I recommend seeing it for yourself. You will really understand when you are there.