Fashion Friday Featuring Onzie’s Fall Line

Hey guys sorry I didn’t post a Fashion Friday last week. I was feeling awful. But I am feeling much better now, I think part of my feeling better is due to the fact that I am in love. I am in love with Onzie’s new fall line! The prints, cuts, colors its all so perfect! You can check out their entire fall collection here http://www.theonzie.com/ and here are the goodies I received from Onzie

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8665I am completely obsessed with my top, the back detailing is so feminine and fun!

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Criss cross sleeve top: Onzie http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-sleeve-top/

Criss Cross Bra Top: Onzie  http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/

Sport Short: Onzie http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/

Yoga Mat: Affirmats http://www.affirmats.com/collections/all-products-1/products/look-how-pretty-you-are

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you get yourself some Onzie gear. I cannot sing enough praises for Onzie, they are an all American made company which is very hard to find these days, the clothes are just as comfortable as they are beautiful, not to mention very well made, and their customer service is incredible. They are so sweet and helpful you feel like you’re talking to a friend not a business person. So I encourage you to show this company some love and I hope you all have an incredible weekend!

Fashion Friday Featuring Vincent Reeve

So I haven’t ordered anything from Vincent Reeve just yet, but it’s mostly cause I cannot decide on what I have to have, it’s all so great I’m having trouble deciding.

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Vincent Reeve was created by Jacob Olds, and is run by himself, Bethany Olds, and Nathan Currin. I have to admit I sort of fangirled the moment I found out Jacob was going to be doing a clothing line. For those of you who don’t know Jacob is the drummer for Family Force 5. So what kind of clothing can one expect from a musician, stylist, and just all around great guy? There is definitely a vintage feel to these clothes but they have their own street style edginess that makes them unique, quite like Jacob himself. Fashion isn’t supposed to be serious, its supposed to be fun, it’s how you make a statement without saying a word. I think every single piece in this line makes the statement of fun, but still gives you the ability to put your own particular spin on it.

Here are some of my favorites for the ladies:

skullCan we all take a moment to appreciate how great this top is?http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/women/products/snakeskin-skull

aztecI really love this print on this one! http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/women/products/aztec-red

logo shirtThis is a unisex top so the boys can promote Vincent Reeve too! http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/women/products/heather-grey-tank

Now some of my favorite picks for the guys:

greyThe perfect blend of put together yet still casual http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/men/products/hombre

bowtieOkay so I just picked a random bow tie because I couldn’t narrow down a favorite. They are all so perfect. http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/men/products/bow-tie-striped I love bow ties!

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And who doesn’t love a colorful tank top like this? http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/collections/men/products/neon-yellow-tank

I cannot stress enough how great this line of clothing is and these pictures are just a sampling of the genius that is Vincent Reeve so by all means go to their site and order yourself something http://vincent-reeve.myshopify.com/

Have a happy Friday everyone!

Fashion Friday Featuring Ellie

This week I am featuring Ellie on the blog, an awesome athletic clothing company for women. What I really think is cool about this company is you can either order individual pieces as you wish, or you can sign up with their fit fashionista club and pick any two pieces for only $49.95 a month! Which is great because they releases a new collections every month so you’re always in store for something new and fabulous. Ellie’s clothes are comfortable, functional, made out of quality materials, and are just super cute. So I encourage you to check em out, in fact if you use this link http://ellie.evyy.net/c/66016/83385/1664  you can get 20% off your order. How great is that?7706842281867694825977118031797981018114IMG_8156I don’t just do yoga for fitness I also dance awkwardly. I mean who doesn’t love the silly pistols at your hips dance?

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Here’s the link to the complete outfit I am wearing http://www.ellie.com/outfit/56 now I must say I’m still getting used to my “new body” after I lost so much weight, so a lot of the time I’m not certain about sizing, but Ellie’s size chart is spot on (some size charts are way off, talk about frustrating) but I ended up being a small in my top and and medium in pants just like the chart said. These clothes are so great, working out can be hard enough so having something beautiful to wear that is supportive and flexible enough for ones yoga practice is wonderful. I highly encourage you to get some Ellie gear for yourself.

yoga mat: Affirmats http://www.affirmats.com/Store/Products.php?id=8

I hope you all enjoy this week’s Fashion Friday and that you check out Ellie and get your 20% off discount http://ellie.evyy.net/c/66016/83385/1664 have a great weekend!

Fashion Friday Featuring Affirmats

Today’s Fashion Friday is featuring Affirmats. A wonderful company that specializes in eco friendly biodegradable jute yoga mats. Now one might think how could a yoga mat be featured in a fashion post? Well admittedly I would probably think the same thing if I hadn’t seen the beauty that is Affirmats. These mats are not only functional (non slip, nothing worse than a mat that makes you feel like Bambi on ice) but they are beautiful and in turn make oneself feel beautiful. Its hard enough to get the urge to workout but having a mat “tell” you “Look how pretty you are” “I am wonderfully made” or “I am healthy I am wealthy I am love” is just the encouragement you need when trying to tackle “that impossible” pose you’re dying to accomplish. I have never loved a mat so much and I encourage you to check out this rad company http://www.affirmats.com/Home.html
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7209715373297326I7397723371977251738174257272I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you all check Affirmats out!

Sports Bra: Onzie http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/

Yoga Pants: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=84254&vid=1&pid=633125032

Mat: Affirmats http://www.affirmats.com/Store/Products.php?id=8

Jake Shimabukuro Concert.

On Sunday night I had the great pleasure of attending the Jake Shimabukuro at The Kessler concert with my family. We had first heard of Jake through a PBS special and we were instantly captivated by this incredible musician. Jake grew up in Hawaii and began playing the ukulele from a very young age, as the years went by and Jake grew up he found himself inspired by “Guitar heros”. While at a Van Halen concert he couldn’t help but feel “that’s what an ukulele concert should be like” this lead him to experiment with different styles of playing resulting in the amazing sound he has now, mixing the traditional Hawaiian with classic rock and roll guitar riffs, and let me tell you I never knew that someone could shred on a ukulele like that! The variety of styles of music Jake can play on one ukulele is truly something incredible to behold! If you ever have the opportunity to see Mr Shimabukuro you must seize the day and buy those tickets, you are in for such a treat.

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6222614062536066618262356202I hope you all enjoyed my pictures, and that you all check Jake out http://jakeshimabukuro.com/ the man is the stuff of musical legends! Have a very happy Tuesday.

It Was Love At First Sight

Today I am sharing a mini shoot I did of my beautiful nephew Seth. I am going to be totally honest and let you all know I just don’t care for children, but oh my word I love this little guy. The moment I held him I knew that this little boy would be so loved and over photographed by his auntie Sarah.

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81558339 This was my absolute favorite shot of the bunch! Just too much love for my wee heart to handle!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. My nephew is just the cutest baby I have ever seen. So you can be sure to see more portrait sessions with this little guy. Happy Wednesday.

So Glad I Found Yoga!

For those of you who don’t know I’ve lost a good bit of weight, I can recall seeing the dreaded scale read 178 when I was at my heaviest. Honestly it almost made me cry, I’m such a girl. As of today I have lost 28lbs *Sarah pats herself on the back*. I was never the “skinny girl” but wasn’t necessarily the “fat girl” either, I categorized myself as curvy and could stand to lose a bit of weight.

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Black was just about the only color I would wear.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, lean meat, fruits, and veggies you know? But I was never consistent enough in my workouts I would be really dedicated at first, but never made it past 3 weeks. Well one day I was really upset (boy problems of course) so in order to clear my mind I decided to go for a walk, since I was livid the walk turned into basically a march, then a run. I had finally experienced the mindclearing powers of a run and was hooked after that! I kept jogging for several months, I would jog around the park and jog back home, and that is how I lost a good bit of weight to begin with. But I had to stop jogging at Doctors orders after I had a weird dizzy spell spaz episode. So I was bummed, I tried dancing to lose weight…didn’t care for it, also tried weights, liked it but after awhile it made my neck and shoulders hurt. So there I was wondering what to do, so I went on youtube and looked up yoga routines. Thank God I did, I found Tara Stiles and started following her videos and saw even quicker results than jogging gave me. I lost fat from running, but with yoga I am gaining muscle, improving my flexibility, and getting better balance, which for a klutz like me is incredible!

IMG_8450By far my favorite yoga accomplishment! Crow Pose.

IMG_8532Standing bow pose.

IMG_8522Pigeon Pose

IMG_8514Reverse Warrior

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IMG_8420Forward bend. I can’t get over the way my sides dip in, its like a crater haha!

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If this post seemed like endless bragging on my part well…it is haha. I’ve worked hard and I am proud of my accomplishments. The only person who can hold you back is you, get out of your own way and make things happen!

Let me know your weightloss stories, what are some of your favorite workouts, ever try bikram yoga or SUP yoga? I love hearing from you guys! Anything you want to share feel free. As always I love you guys, have a happy and healthy Monday!