Wednesday, August 31, 2016


The first time I vacationed in Vegas was for a Family Reunion in 2006.  Luckily, when I went back  in 2016 for my College best friend's wedding, I knew exactly what to pack.  Vegas is very glamorous, so I threw everything I owned (with sequins) into a suitcase and flew out, the day of the wedding.  Sparkly bikinis, super high heels, statement jewelry and of course, a gown to turn all my old College exes head's.

I always like to dress respectful for weddings.  No white, no flip flops.  An evening Vegas wedding...  That required a floor-length gown.  I felt like everything was so prom-y when I went shopping the week before my trip.  With little shopping luck on my own,  I called a friend, asking where she shops for her formal pieces and she suggested David's Bridal.  I guess I hadn't realized that they carry a huge line of dresses designed for "going to weddings", as well as bridal.  I grabbed several options and found a backless floor length piece that had sheer cut-outs at the waist.  It was perfect.  I layered a Mirina Statement Necklace over it and threw on heels.  The look was perfection and I danced all night.

The next morning, I was exhausted.  But, Vegas never sleeps so I did very little of it.  I kicked myself in the butt and hit the strip.  Man, has it changed since 2006.  I remember dangerously running across the main drag, while cars flew by.  Now, they have overpasses everywhere, so it's much safer to walk from casinos to shopping to lunch.  With all the walking, I was really happy I wore my black skinnies and sneakers.  I was able to hit every place I wanted to.  I found Elvis, rode the massive ferris wheel, saw Celebrities, went to Old Vegas for the first time and even walked down the street with a huge frozen margarita (something you can't do in most vacation spots).

Definitely make a visit, there are some great hotel and airfare deals for Las Vegas.  Pack comfortable clothes for daytime, glamorous clothes for evening and check out for a huge list of all the amazing things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Affordable & Cute Activewear

It's hot.  I swear it didn't get hot like this last summer.  I remember longing to jump in the ocean last year and it never got quite hot enough to do that.  This summer, I've been swimming like a fish in Maine's beautiful Old Orchard Beach ocean since July.  Which means, it's hot.

When I'm not swimming, (life doesn't stop just because it's summer) I'm sweating.  I'm not going to stop doing the things I love because of a little sweat.  Most mornings, I start my day with a walk through the City.  Unless there's snow on the ground or it raining really hard, I gotta workout outside.  Something about the fresh air, the rush of traffic, the interesting sights of Congress Street... I love it.

But, City wear is a little different than gym wear.  See, on my City walk, I walk through Deering Oaks Park, past the Preble Street Resource Center and around the Joe's Smokeshop construction.  A sports bra and lycra shorts are not going to cut it.  Even though it's hot, modesty is important.

I found an activewear line that is fashionable, super affordable and the quality is surprisingly good.  Forever21's Activewear line isn't just for 21 year olds.  They offer three levels of support in their sports bras: high, medium and low impact.  I wear their low impact bralettes for daytime support when I'm running errands.  Their high impact bras will give you plenty of support for a workout. 

Cutouts in activewear right now is huge.  Let your brightly colored strappy bra peak through an interestingly draped tank.  Don't like the idea of letting your skin peak-a-boo through your leggings?  Forever21 has tons of options for leggings.  Between mesh panels, lace-up ballet leggings and waistbands with motivational sayings, there's a pair for everyone.

You're going to sweat this summer, so why not look good doing it?  Check out Forever21's incredible line of activewear HERE.  My sneakers are from the Nike Outlet, the lace-up leggings and bralette are from Forever21 and the tribal tank is from H&M.  You don't have to spend a lot to stay cool and active this summer.