05 February 2014

Currently ... February

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Stuff I'm loving (and not-so-much) this month?

Jillian Michaels workout DVDs. OK, so I've loved her workouts for a while now, but I've been stacking workouts together and am actually seeing definition on my arms and shoulders.  
Granted some of my tops are now fitting a bit snugger in those exact areas. Nothing like feeling a bit Hulk-ish when you put on a blouse, cross your arms and feel like you're busting out seams.

♥ I've been eating overall healthier whole foods over the last few months and cutting drastically back on the junk. I'm now a quinoa junkie and use it in place of rice in many recipes.
Unfortunately my appetite is still about the same (i.e., a bottomless pit), which means though I am eating healthier, I am still eating way more than my share to see any sort of difference in my body. I foresee painful attempts at habit-changing coming up ...

These leopard print loafers of mine (last worn on the blog here). They're so easy to slip on and go with pretty much everything.
These leopard print loafers of mine. Fantastic for walking around in, not for taking walks in. My heels are a bit mangled.

Remember when I previously wrote that under-eye correcter was The Fix for my dark circles? Well, I've got a new fix that does not require a corrector then concealer over it by Make Up Forever. It's concealer, but one I can apply with my ring finger and be done with, and it'll stay and stay.
Unfortunately nothing short of a Hollywood makeup team (and Photoshop) can make my circles go completely away, but I'm inching closer and closer to not having people randomly telling me how tired I look.

What are you loving (and not-so-much) so far?

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Blazer: J.Crew herringbone professor (worn here - sim, red, shawl collar)
Top: Monteau (sim w/tie, collared, trimmed)
Jeans: J.Crew hipslung (worn here - sim, sim)
Belt: J.Crew factory wide calf hair (worn here - sim, steal)
Scarf: gift (sim, pricey)
Necklace: Purple Peridot clear crystal (worn here - the original, sim)
Bracelets: C.Wonder (sim enamel), Rachel Leigh (worn here - sim striped), Yunikelley
Shoes: J.Crew cap-toe etta (worn here - sim, lower, darker)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (worn here - sim, sim, sim)

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BTW, I'm hosting a small giveaway on my Instagram for this sweet necklace. Come check it out if you'd like to participate, thanks!

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39 comments:

  1. Love the navy and leopard together! I'm still trying to find a perfect fix for my dark circles, I might have to give that concealer a try!

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    1. Right now that's my go-to concealer, partly because it's also quick to apply.

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  2. Congrats on keeping up with your fitness routine! I am trying to eat better and work out too...hopefully we with both keep it up :) Your scarf is so cute!

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    1. I blew up the healthy eating this week unfortunately, I've got to get back on track this weekend!

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  3. LOVE LOVE This look I have a similar scarf but mine is very nautical perfect for spring. I will totally try to recreate this look :-)
    So glad your sticking to your workout routine and eating healthy isn't great when you start seeing results. I personally feel that's my biggest motivation, but on the down side I go to bed pretty late and always look tired but those baby muscles are worth it ;-)

    Dayi

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    1. I admit I admire my biceps and triceps in the bathroom mirror now that I can see muscle instead of just wobble, haha. However the midriff area ... I know I have abs, but why are they so shy? ;o)

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  4. LOVE this look on you Lisa! I saw something similar the other day and I really wanted to wear it but I thought I would look like an old maid. You totally look awesome like this so I am going to try it!

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  5. I love the double leopard! That is awesome that you've been sticking to your workouts and eating healthier!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Except I've been on a biz trip for part of this week and eating well during travel did not work out!

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  6. This is such a crisp and classy look - the leopard print scarf brings the game on !
    and i wish i could participate on the giveaway… but i do not have instagram.

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    1. (Warning about instagram - once you start, it's addicting :o)

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  7. i totally refer to jillian michaels as "my trainer" since we've spent so much time together! and i have been totally into replacing rice and pasta with quinoa lately. soooo much more protein!

    dash dot dotty

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    1. Absolutely! I look at JM's body as inspiration - I want to be as fit as her! (I wish, haha).

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  8. I hear you on the eating - I've been eating very clean for the month of Jan and the weight has not really gone down but I see more definition which is a good thing. I need to cut back on my fruits which adding too much sugar in my diet.

    I love this outfit with the submit double leopard. And bummer that your leopard loafers are not good for walking - they are super cute to look at.

    Alcie
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. I probably need to cut down on some fruits too - pretty much everything I need to stop eating in order to "lean out" more are exactly the foods I love!

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  9. I should totally give quinoa a try - everyone is raving on about it haha
    Love the leopard

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. I was kind of tentative about it the first time, but now I just use it in place of rice in a lot of recipes and love it!

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  10. Loving the double leopard!

    Kim
    www.superchicmom.com

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  11. I love how you put on anything that goes well with everything. This is a perfect "a-no-fuss" look outfit, fab!

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  12. Yay for quinoa junkies!!
    I really love this outfit, particularly the blazer. The white piping just makes it pop!

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  13. I did spin yesterday and am trying to do salads for lunch at work. :)
    Love this look, Lisa!

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    1. I'm scared to try any sort of spin class! My quads would die!

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  14. I really need to start doing my exercise videos again! Yay you for eating healthier. I don't know what has happened to me in the last few weeks but I am total sugar-aholic. Also, hooray for finding concealers that work. I still mix & match mine. Lookin good girl!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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    1. Of course I've been on a biz trip for the past few days and that whole "eating healthy" thing was out the window!

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  15. I've been using Jillian Michaels too. Even convinced my 67 year old mom to give the 30 day shred level 1 a try with me.

    I really like this outfit. So classic.

    FrockandHound

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    1. Awesome! I have yet to convince anyone to do a video with me, but that's OK, I'd rather workout and grunt and sweat and generally look uncomfortable all by myself!

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  16. jillian is a killer! hahaha great workout. love your blazer lisa! cute outfit.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I know! She's kind of annoying but I guess all trainers are supposed to be annoying in a way - gotta push to get people off their butts!

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  17. I really like the print with the scarf and belt! Such a nice way to dress up a casual jeans outfit :)

    Away From Blue

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  18. Love that scarf! Great blazer, too!

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  19. Such a beautiful look. I love every piece in this outfit; blazer, shoes, scarf, belt....

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  20. Love your entire outfit, Lisa!!
    I really need to start working out. I am beginning to get scared about being weak and need to do something about it. I keep threatening to take ballet classes. I need to just do it already.
    I am loving my Free People toggle coat. I felt guilty buying it but I have worn it constantly since November. No more guilt. Woo hoo!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. That's partly why I got over the whole "if I lift weights I'll get too muscly" thought that was rolling around in my head. My shoulders and arms were getting flabby! I dig JM workouts partly because they always work the arms and shoulders - parts that I do not do anything with if I just worked out on my own!

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  21. Lovely, low-key look. Pinning this for a casual Friday! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  22. I picked up an "eye eraser" especially for undereye circles. It works, but with so much nasal congestion, It really feels like dark circles are here to stay.

    7% Solution

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  23. Lisa,
    I love the melange of patterns and texture, the belt and scarf and just lovely. I also love that blazer,
    You are looking great, btw, so keep it up.
    Love you stacked bracelets , too - my current trend crush
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  24. Due to lack of time I have to keep my comments short. But I am looking at everything. Love the jacket. My scarfs are usually too bulky to pull this off. A mistake I making when I buy a scarf. (Which I often do, only to keep them in the drawer with the other scarfs...)
    Greetje

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  25. Gorgeous Outfit. I love the details. The Scarf, Belt & Bracelets are all beautiful. And that Necklace you gave away was stunning too. Good luck with all your work-outs. And I don't see dark circles under your eyes, lady.

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