Thursday, May 31, 2018

5 Tips on How to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe

Every season I go through my closet and declutter things that I haven't worn. I think most people do this on a somewhat regular basis. But, I am starting to think about being more eco-friendly with my choices, so here are my top five tips on how to declutter your wardrobe & make it sustainable!

1) The 30 wears test
When shopping, ask yourself "Will I where this piece at least 30 times?" If the answer is no, then put it back. Pick more versatile pieces that cane styled in different ways.

2) Stay informed
Stay informed Eco age is a great resources on some brands that building a sustainable legacy. Do your research and start with a few brands you love. For example, Pact has fresh-cut organic cotton clothing for men, women, and children.

3) Go Thrifting!
Thrifting is all the rage right now! Buying vintage reduces your carbon footprint because you aren't just purchasing another new piece of clothing, you are purchasing some well-loved. One of my favorite sites to buy gently loved pieces is Poshmark! P.S. don't forget to shop my closet :)

4) Invest in items you can wear all year long
Only buy items that will work for your all year long in the four seasons. Jeans, t-shirts, classic dresses, are all items that can be dressed up or down or styled differently for the four seasons.

5) Donate your unwanted clothes!
A great mantra to live by is every time you buy something new, you have donate a piece of clothing. I have donated clothing on several occasions and I always feel good because I know someone less fortunate to me will now have access to a basic necessity, clothing. A few charities include Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and your local youth, foster, or adoption organizations.

So, I hope you found this post interesting and don't forget to check out Pact on your adventure to building a sustainable wardrobe!

*This post was not sponsored. I am not affiliated with Pact. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Erin Condren Teacher Planner is Back!

The Erin Condren Teacher Planner is back and better than ever! 

You now have two calendar options to choose from: July 2018 - June 2019 or January 2019 - December 2019. The date dots are gone and have been replaced with printed dates. The new layout contains a two-page monthly calendar along with four weeks of lesson plans and dedicated notes pages! The planner also comes with the Keep it Together folder, 7 check list pages, 4 sticker sheets, and 1 sheet protector. The planner has a 33mm coil in either black, gold, rose or platinum color options. You also have the option to chose the infamous interchangeable covers in new options pencil me in, school sketches, teach & learn signature, and striped apple or the more permanent luxe cover.
These would make great end of year gifts for your children's teachers, mentors, tutors, etc!

Can't decide what planner to get? Here's an quick chart that compares and contrasts the EC Lineup!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Small Target Beauty Haul

Hi loves! I am back today with a small Target haul! I got four products on my trip today, that I thought I would share will you in a blog post!

1) Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent - This is my go-to, everyday powder.
2)  Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara - I loved the original peacock mascara, so I figured I would try out the Flare formula. Let me know if you want a more in-depth review!
3) Rimmel InstaFlawless Skin tint foundation - This was on clearence and I have never seen it before, so I thought I would pick it up. I am running low on my current BB cream and figured I would try it out. Let me know if you want  an in-depth review on this product! i have no idea if it has been discontinued or why it was on clearance. 
4) Bodycology free&lovely body spray  - I ran out of my body spray, so I wanted to pick up another. Target doesn't have a great selection, so I decide to go with this Lavender & Amber spray by bodycology. It is free of parabens, phlatates, dyes, and animal testing. They are not listed on the leaping bunny website 

What makeup products have you bought lately?

Sunday, April 8, 2018

How To Have a Side Hustle When You Have a Full-Time Job

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As some of you may know, I recently going a network marketing company back in January. We sell all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free hair products for men, women, and children. You are probably wonder how I manage to work my side hustle, while also working a full-time job, going to grad school, and having a blog and youtube channel. Here are my three tips on how to have a side hustle while you have a full-time job!

First, you need to address your sleep schedule. If you're having trouble time finding time during the day to work your side hustle, you need to wake up earlier or stay up later. This could be a simple as waking up 30 mins earlier. This helps you set your intentions for the day. What is your goal for the day?

Second, meal times. Your lunch break at work is essential in order to work your side hustle. You can use that time to work your side hustle. Use it wisely. Whatever you didn't get accomplished during your early morning or late night work time, you can get accomplished during your lunch break.

Third, family and personal time. You need to have put aside time for your family and for yourself! Make it habit to set aside an hour every day to spend time with your family or yourself. Whether that time is at night playing with your kids, if you have them, or doing a workout, you need to have some time to relax and enjoy life.

Do you have a side hustle? How do you manage your time?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter + Notes From My First Day of Grad School!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I thought today I would talk about my first day of grad school. For those of you who don't know, I am attending Clarkson University part-time at their Capital Region Campus in Albany, NY and am pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I hope to graduate within three years or by the time I am 31 years old. 

My first class was on Wednesday, March 28th. My class was from 6:25pm to 9:50pm ET. There are only two other students in my class, besides myself and Professor. My Professor is fantastic and I think it will be a really interesting class. I am also the only female in the class. It is a hybrid class so we meet in person and have online assignments and discussion. There is an online midterm and final exam, as well as a final project. If there is anything else you want me to share about grad school, let me know!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Home Gym Essentials | Elizabeth Kathrynx

Want to workout in your own home? I'm here to tell you that you don't need a fancy gym membership to lose weight and build muscle! Most gym memberships will run you $20-$50 dollars a month. That all adds up and could be put towards buying your own home gym equipment! These are my home gym essentials!

1) Yoga mat. This is a must have if you are working at home or outdoors. It will provide extra comfort for your bones and joints when you are doing yoga or pilates. 

2) Cardio stepper. These are great for doing cardio exercises and can typically be adjusted to add extra height.

3) I love doing weight training, so having multiple sets of dumbbells is a must have! These help sculpt and tone your arms, legs, back, and shoulders. I have sets of 2, 5, and 10 pound weights. They were all purchased at Target! 

4) Another unique piece of equipment is a resistance band. These are really great for toning arms and back. 

5) Resistance Loops.  These loops might look harmless to you but they are killer when working on your abs and glutes. 

6) Sliders.  These are a versatile piece of equipment that add an extra challenge to moves like mountain climbers and lunges. 

7) Sneakers.  You need a good pair of sneakers to support your body when you're exercising, especially if you have weak ankles, like me. 

Do you workout at home or at a gym? 

What is your favorite piece of equipment?

Let me know in the comments?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Quintessentials Collection | Warby Parker

Since Spring is only a few weeks away, one of my main accessories is sunglasses! I love accessorizing with them, so when I heard about Warby Parker's newest collection of spring sunglasses, I couldn't resist!

If I could describe this collection of sunglasses by Warby Parker, I would call them classy yet practical.  They compliment an outfit without being too flashy. They pair well with your everyday attire for the workplace or school.  They are the perfect accessory to add to your wardrobe! 

Now, let me introduce to you these new styles!

First, we have Harris. You can't go wrong with acetate. These are my favorite style and would compliment both the casual and business outfit.

Second, we have Hunt. Hunt sunglasses come in two sizes, regular and Large.

The next style is Raider. Raider also comes in two sizes: regular and Large. You can't go wrong with metals. These are a very popular style but I definetly see myself as more of a Hunt or Harris kinda of girl!

And finally, we have Abe, which is another popular metallic style!

How does it work?

Ready to pick our your new sunglasses? You can either visit a Warby Parker store or you have them shipped to your home! Pick five different frames and they will be shipped to your house for free. You get five days to try them out! Once you figure out the style you like, you go ahead and purchase them online and ship back the samples that were sent to you!  I really like this approach because it's hard sometimes to know how something will fit your face just by seeing a picture on a website. 

I hope you enjoyed learning more about the new Quintessentials collection from Warby Parker!

What your favorite style?

*This post is not sponsored by Warby Parker. All opinions are my own.