Day Trip to Vancouver, B.C

Hi everyone,

So I’m a bit late on posting this Canada day trip, but I didn’t forget the mini travel post I wanted to do on lovely Vancouver! I put together some tips on exploring a new city, as well as what to see and do specifically in Vancouver if you only have a day. I hope you enjoy. x

Here in Seattle we are set very close to the border to Canada, which I think is often overlooked. The drive to the border was about 2 hours, and from there about 45 minutes to downtown Vancouver. If you think about it, it’s less than that to Portland, and about the same in distance as outdoorsy destination spots like Lake Crescent, which is more of a 3 hour drive. Ideally you would have two days to take in Vancouver and various parts of the city and surround lookouts, however, a full day is quite the accomplishment with the right attitude.

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My tips for exploring a new city:

❤ ALWAYS ask a local about where to go and what to see. You don’t have to do everything they suggest, in fact you should make customized adjustments to what you and your travel buddies want to do and see most. But asking locals is crucial to avoiding unwanted wandering or tourist mistakes. Plus, lots of people love to give their advice.

❤ Don’t watch the clock like a hawk, but do pay attention to how much time you potentially have in the city, factoring in travel time back home. This makes for just the right amount of organization to ensure you won’t feel rushed, but so much of an itinerary that you won’t be enjoying yourself in the moment.

❤ Venture away from chain restaurants or establishments. When you’re in a new city, especially in a different country like we were, experience what’s good and awesome to that place specifically. You can always hit Starbucks and the Old Spaghetti Factory back home (if Starbucks is your jam, it isn’t for me).

❤ Wear good walking shoes. I think this could be common sense, but wearing shoes you have to constantly adjust or ones you can’t walk all day in won’t be ideal for adventuring a city for the first time. By all means be fashionable, but functionally so.

❤ Do get a souvenir. I don’t care how typical it is to walk into a gift shop to buy a keychain or a t-shirt with proof you went on the trip. I bought a stuffed animal moose decked out in Vancouver gear and I could not be more pleased with it. I even showed the attendant at the border coming back to the U.S; sadly he didn’t find it that funny when I held it up to declare.

❤ Zero in on your experience for content. If you’re using your trip for your blog or photography, people will want to know what you liked about the place, not the same spots and reviews as another piece already done. If you were destined to find the best tacos in that city, you should include that. Anything you want to share for content!

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❤ Bring a phone charger. Depending on if you have an international plan, it’s not ideal for your phone to die at 11 pm at night out of country. I do not have an international plan, but when my friend’s phone died we were driving blind when trying to find our way out of the city. Yes it was of course figured out, but definitely plan ahead regardless with electronics.

❤ Pack very light. I should’ve put this on the top of the list, however, sometimes you realize halfway through your day trip that you left your car with your extra clothes and stuff anyway, so there really wasn’t any need for it. Tip for fellow bloggers: Wear neautral pants or bottoms to pair with up to two tops or so, then throw in a jacket, and you have at least 3 looks to shoot. This way you don’t have to carry too much around without missing out on variety with your outfit posts (blogger problems).

Now onto what I loved about Vancouver:

We started the adventure at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and there was a MAZE.Yes,a maze. And we got lost in it. But it was so satisfying when we found our way through it before other groups that went in before us. The garden is so interesting with its plant life and flowers from different regions, and the rose garden was beautiful. Here’s a snap of them.

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We found this alleyway that was covered in designs of purple, yellow and orange tones. Very strange, but it would make for a great music video. We snapped some shots and hung out in the alleyway (a sentence I’ve never typed by the way) before walking to

I’ve never had a flight of cider before, and we found the coolest bar and restaurant called the Alibi Room in Gastown, and if you sit at the actual bar you can watch the trains go past. We went to the lower basement floor, and every time the trains would pass they would block the stain glass windows, and it was the most interesting touch.

Gastown was the highlight of the trip, and we only went because a waitress told us about how cool it was for a day trip, not to mention pictures. The waitress worked at Uva wine and Cocktail bar, where I got my espresso martini fix at the beginning of the day.

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Gastown had great cobblestone alleyways and cute shops to browse, as well as the waterfront right next door. It is a must see in my opinion, and also has good pubs for fish and chips, just saying.

We went to the gift shop and then spent some time on the waterfront before grabbing dinner, and it was already 10 pm when we realized we needed to start driving back to the border. It was indeed a late night and I did get a cup of coffee at the gas station to not doze off, but it was 100% worth it. Vancouver was awesome, and I can’t wait to go again.

I hope you all enjoyed the latest mini travel piece. If you don’t have time or resources to go on a longer trip, it’s incredible how much you can get done in a day. I highly recommend trying to make day trips more a regular thing, they’re fun and manageable.

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As always, thank you for reading and I’m stoked to share upcoming summer projects and trips.

xx

-Kelly

 

 

 

Holy Grail Hair Products: Aveda

Hi everyone,

I am happy to report that switching to salon quality hair care has been the best solution for my dry hair. I get my hair done at a salon in downtown Seattle that sells and uses Aveda hair products, and I finally made the splurge.

I totally understand if you are skeptical of paying more money for salon products. I was in the same mindset for years. I was in that mindset up until 5 months ago. I already use higher grade skincare (shoutout to First Aid Beauty), so I was stubborn at first to invest in Aveda. I want to mention these amazing products, take what you will for personal purchases! My opinions and reviews are not sponsored.

I’ve always had dry hair. My ends get even drier, and I haven’t found shampoo and conditioner that have made it more moisturized. In fact, the coconut and organ oil treatments, hair masks, and shampoo and conditioners I’ve tried have not even come close to penetrating my hair follicles. Bummer, right? Right. Hence the recent investment.

The first product I tried was the Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil. Its formula is with organic buriti oil, originating from Peru. I wouldn’t say this a stand-alone product to transform dry hair, but it is a very good aid. I use about 4 or 5 drops a day on the ends of my hair to keep them softer and more manageable. The little bottle seems like it wouldn’t last long given how often I use it, however, it has lasted me 3 months and counting!

The next products are the smooth infusion shampoo and conditioner. I do like this line for an introduction to Aveda products, however, as the formulas take out frizz, they also reduce “unwanted wave.” I don’t want to take out any wave or curl so I hope to try the “Be Curly” line and use it in combination with the dry remedy oil to keep my hair in check but still bouncy with some waves.

I do have a review of the dry remedy shampoo and conditioner as well, after about two weeks of use. I love the conditioner for my ends, but the shampoo is a bit too much for my scalp.

Speaking of scalps, do you cleanse yours? I had no idea this was such an important thing to do, but now I’m totally sold on it! I have been using the Pramsama purifying scalp cleanser for a month, after exfoliating with the Pramsama scalp brush, and I’m in love. My scalp feels healthier, and any buildup gets washed away with my shampoo in the shower. Just like your skin needs to be exfoliated and cleansed, so does your scalp! It was news to me.

I love Aveda products because they are color safe, plant derived, organic, and without any gross chemicals or questionable ingredients. Not to mention everything smells fresh and amazing.

I took some shots of my hair fresh the next day after shampooing. Curl is definitely coming back into my hair after the help of the dry remedy products. Another tip: before going to sleep, brushing thoroughly from roots to ends helps bring the oils down from your scalp and to your ends. This way, you wake up with a fresher look.

My hair has lots of life to it when using the right products, and I feel that Aveda has easily done the best job with this! What are your experiences with Aveda haircare? Leave comments below, I’d love to hear them.

Thanks for reading my product review, for more photography and updates check out my Instagram page @kstateofmind, as well as my portraits page @kellyzphoto.

xx

-Kelly

 

 

 

Port Townsend/Lake Crescent Adventure

Hi everyone,

After my recent shenanigans, I’m so inspired by the idea of mini travel blogs. In other words, writing more adventure pieces about places I find and love. Growing up in the Seattle area does not mean you know every corner like the back of your hand. Quite the contrary, I am loving experiencing Seattle in different ways, from different perspectives.

Recently, I drove up the peninsula, starting with the Kingston Ferry, with the lovely company of my friend Joshua. First of all, starting off mornings with a quality americano and a foggy ferry ride is bliss. When you’re not in a rush. For those that have constant appointments and to-do-lists as I do, pressing the re-set button is essential. If you spend the weekdays in the city, get out into nature on the weekend. It clears your mind, trust me.

Here’s me trying not to pull a Marylyn. Who knew ferries could make such great last minute photoshoots?

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The Kingston ferry gives you a nice car ride through Port Gamble, which was an accidental but much needed stop along the way to Lake Crescent.

All of the details of the porches and the quaint vintage shops were so precious. Here is a woman that spent 20 minutes telling me how she goes about her weaving on a daily basis. I asked to take her portrait:

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So let’s talk about Lake Crescent. I think this lake is underrated. I know Oregon is supposed to have amazing lakes (like Crater Lake), but this one is in our backyard in Seattle! If you don’t want to camp or stay in the lodge, a day trip is totally doable. Especially if you don’t get as distracted as we did along the way.

I think I spent over an hour of some of the most relaxing time ever this day at the lake. The sun was out, making the lake glitter with summer vibes. Everyone was sitting on the porch of the lodge in rocking chairs or in the yard. I really didn’t want to leave my rocking chair. There’s something to be said about quality quiet time after a week of noise.

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The next stop was Port Townsend. We got there right at sunset to snap a few shots in some flower fields. But after a long day of adventuring, nothing sounded better than dinner. We came across Sirens Pub, of which I highly recommend. They made a mushroom quesadilla that I wouldn’t dream of making at home. Mostly because I don’t have that much confidence in the kitchen! This is something I’ve been wanting to work on for years, but that’s a whole different topic.

Unfortunately we did not have time to get to the old fashioned candy store that I always load up on when I visit Port Townsend, but all in all I’m really impressed with how much we explored in a full day’s time! Mini adventures are good for the soul, take my word on that. I encourage anyone to take even day trips in the Pacific Northwest.

I hope you all enjoyed this different post and the pictures we snapped along the way! Stay tuned for some more adventure posts for Summer, as well as my new photography section now up on the blog! xx

-K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dressing Quirky With Linen Cropped Overalls

Hi fashion loves,

So i’ve never purchased overalls, thinking they would be a clash with my tall frame or a disaster with my long torso. It took me needing to find a white outfit for a series shoot to pick up one of my new favorite pieces to wear: the Emmie Cropped Linen Overalls .

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They’re so simple in all white, but the fact that they’re cropped makes them perfect for those that are usually concerned with short inseams. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting them dirty. They’re white and linen material after all.

I love the silver buttons down the front and the slightly synched cut of the waist to give you shape.

I wear this look two ways: with a tight darker colored tee, or a white lacy bralette. I actually got the whole look from Urban Outfitters. A tee underneath gives a quirkier, casual look, and the bralette is more dainty and classic, with emphasis on the white.

Comfort: These linen overalls are super comfortable. I found them perfect for a recent 70 degree Seattle day near Pike Place, where I had a BTS (behind the scenes) shoot on first avenue. I chose the tee for this outing, to be more covered up around a group that particular group of creatives.

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From these featured pictures, it’s clear that these overalls pair really well with a sunflower bouquet. How perfect!

Overalls have now gone beyond the jean look, which I’m very relieved about. I like to play with different textures, colors, and fabrics with the overalls look, and I think these ones nailed it for me.

Additional accessories: wide brim hats. My go-to wide brim is my black one from Nasty Gal, from about 3 years ago. It’s no longer retailing, but I would recommend investing into a wide brim to add something extra to these quirkier looks. And this is not because of the PNW creative Instagram pictures of girls running around the forest in black hats, I would wear one regardless of my geographic location (ignore this joke if you have zero idea of what I’m referring to). ❤

Wearing white has never been easy for me, let alone linen clothing that can be prone to wrinkling or getting ruined from exterior influences. But white is a classic. I have to admit I can count on one hand how many white pieces of clothing I own, so these overalls have been helping me out trying to balance out the black excess!

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So much about clothing is how you feel in them. To be honest, it’s the main thing for me. If I don’t feel great in something I won’t buy it. If it’s not a 10, I put it back on the rack. These overalls weren’t on sale, which was against my usual habits. But I loved them enough to splurge a little! They retail for $89.

Lastly, the above photographs were all taken by the lovely Harley Rae. Her photography website and Instagram are linked. She succeeded at making me feel like a forest nymph.

My first time wearing these was frolicking around on a beach during sunset and crouching in tall grass, so if that’s not showing versatility I don’t know what does. I hope you enjoyed this review and showcase of this look. Stay edgy and quirky, peeps! xx

-Kelly

 

 

 

 

Two Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

Hi fashion babes,

Today I wanted to share two different looks I put together that sport boyfriend jeans. Sometimes I don’t feel like putting on tight yoga pants or tighter jeans, so I reach for my Gap boyfriend jeans (I admit I purchased them in clearance too).

The first look is a bit preppy meets relaxed, with my Banana Republic pinstripe button up. To dress the look down, I use the boyfriend jeans. Coupled with my oversized hippie ZeroUV sunglasses and a messy bun, I have a mix of preppy and casual.

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I find that, unless I’m going to a interview or a highly dressed event, I don’t need to go full preppy with an outfit. I definitely don’t when I work! Boyfriend jeans are not meant to look perfectly sophisticated, but more like you’re trying less and you’re actually more comfortable. Effortless looks sometimes are the best!

The Banana Republic button up is actually a bit long if it’s not tucked into a skirt or tied, so I tied it in a knot in front to make it a little more fun.

For the shoes, I went with  my favorite black booties from Cole Haan. They gave me a little lift in my posture, instantly making the boyfriend jeans less slouchy.

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Now onto the second look (my personal favorite): boho meets boyfriend jeans.

The bralette in the photos is from a Free People pant set I’ve actually already posted. Sometimes I wear the bralette by itself because it’s a great color and it looks awesome with cardigans and flannels.

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For the shoes on this look, I chose brown loafers. I got mine from Chinese Laundry a couple years back at Nordstrom Rack. If you don’t already shop for shoes at Nordstrom Rack, consider this incentive. The loafers give the look a bit more of a studious feel with a hipster edge. Very Seattle, I know.

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The cardigan is from Athleta. It’s super soft and I like to drape it off my shoulders to make the look a little girly. And the cream goes great with the light wash jeans and the browns from the shoes and the bralette. I re-wore this exact outfit a couple days after this shoot, I was in love! And I was comfortable, best of both worlds.

Of course, I was in my natural habitat hanging around a coffee shop in my second look. Spoiler; I can’t wait to share my favorite Seattle Coffee shops!

I hope you all enjoyed these two ways to wear boyfriend jeans.

OUTFIT OVERVIEW:

Banana Republic Pinstripe (similar)

Gap Boyfriend Jeans (they were clearance)

Chinese Laundry loafers (similar here)

ZEROUV Oversized Sunglasses

Athleta Cardigan

Free People Pant Set (sold out)- Check site for inspo!

If you don’t already, catch my outfit posts and other inspirations on my Instagram (with its new handle) k_stateofmind.

HUGE THANK YOU to the photographer behind these photos, Karya Schanilec!

Her website: karyaschanilec.com and her IG is karyaschanilec.photography

Thanks for reading xx

-Kelly

 

 

Favorite Finds: Pinstripe Pants featuring Free People

Hi everyone,

I needed to share these pinstripe pants. They are stretchy, funky, and the best part: they were $14.99 at Marshall’s.

In terms of the brand of the pants, the brand does not currently have social media accounts, however, I guarantee you could find something similar in the pants sections of Marshall’s or TJ Maxx, and a higher price point at Free People.

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The outfit doesn’t come with the coffee, but it was a necessity when Reed Alyson and I came across the cutest coffee shop in the Alphabet District in Portland. Her IG accounts are @reedalyson and @reedalysonphotography. If you want to check out her website, it is reedalyson.com.

I’ve always been a been skeptic of printed pants, because solid black pants have been a staple of mine for easy outfit pairing. But these ones go so well with a black top and even my wide brim hat (the outfit was a hit in Portland). I’m telling you, you will get people saying something if you throw on a pair of pinstripe pants. It’s bold.

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Given how bold the pants are, I recommend pairing them with neutrals, especially black.

I gave the outfit more movement and went with a top with flowy sleeves, and I chose to wear my Sperry’s to keep the outfit more quirky than editorial. I wore my hair natural (it doesn’t take to tools anyway) and no jewelry was needed!

This outfit was great in the “Keep Portland Weird” movement, but you better believe I’ll be sporting it for meetings and future fashion events in Seattle.

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Outfit Details:

Pinstripe Pants (unknown brand)

Wide Brim Hat- Nasty Gal (no longer available)

Shoes: Sperry

Affordable and a statement, what else do you need? I hope you loved this point of view of pinstripe pants. Have an awesome rest of your week, loves.

Be bright. Be bold. xx

-Kelly

 

Favorite Finds: Free People Pant set

Hi everyone,

I’m currently in Sarasota, Florida and I wanted to post a favorite finds! To be frank, I feel like I’m either in athleisure wear or Free People clothes. Both are staples in my wardrobe. I found a pant set from Free People, the Beach Lakeview Pant Set. The fit is unique, not to mention the color being mustard yellow.

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I really want to get more sets for events, because they’re easy just like dresses and they often look good with either trainers or heels. Versatility is one of the best things about a fashion piece.

These aren’t a “sexy” set. It shows some skin with the cropped top, however, the top is straight across and is essentially a semi-fitted bralette. The pants are a more relaxed fit in the pant leg and fitted in the waist and hem. I think it’s so quirky, and I think any neutral shoes would go great with the set. I paired them with my Cole Haan booties.

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With outfits like these I think it’s better not to overdo it with jewelry or extra accessories. A simple addition like wooden mala beads was all I went for. The set itself is a statement. The color is also a bit out of the norm, so matching jewelry and accessories would be tricky.

The funny thing about this outfit is it makes you look slim while remaining quirky. I would definitely wear this to an event because it’s so different. When the set was on the hanger I immediately noticed it because of the color and buttons on the top piece.

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Another awesome perk: You don’t need double support in the bust. It does fit like a bralette so you can wear it bare. People may notice at times, but do what you feel comfortable with.

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If the pant set was a different color, I would probably be tempted to pair it with a wide-brimmed hat. But I like to have a mix in an outfit, so I took the quirkiness of the piece and matched it with more sophisticated shoes to tie it together.

I had fun shooting in this outfit and I’m definitely going to wear it out once it warms up outside!

As for where to buy the set, is has been sold out on the Free People website. It hasn’t been in the catalog for a while because it was on discount. I found it at Marshall’s! However, if you’re looking for a pant set or some inspiration, put it in the search bar on the FP website and there a ton of styles.

My boots:

Cole Haan Tali Luxe Bootie

I hope you all enjoyed this latest favorite find. I hope it gives you quirky inspiration xx

-Kelly

The Perfect LBD & Jean Jacket Combo

Hi everyone,

Some LBD’s (little black dresses) are for evenings out, or meant to be stand-alone pieces. While these are great, I love the casual LBD. I pair my favorite one, by designer Alexander Wang, with my Ralph Lauren jean jacket. The jacket has a vintage feel with an American flag on the back.

This look is easy to pair with trainers (I go with Sperry’s) or more dressed up with booties or heels. There’s so much versatility here. Just like I love to pair summer dresses with sneakers for an easy and comfortable look, these two pieces in combination make an effortless but put together look.

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I also wanted to share my new favorite lipstick line Bite Beauty. It is sold through Sephora, and the ingredients are all natural and organic. Not to mention the colors are absolutely amazing. I am wearing the color “Praline,” which is a spicy peach shade. It’s my go-to lipstick for the day time.

I confess, I own two other shades as well, but I am telling you, the price is worth it for the boost of antioxidants given to your lips and the undeniable color quality. You’ll thank me later.

A little bit about my makeup routine: I go very low coverage. To be frank, I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything, which is what I’m comfortable with. As long as my eyebrows are filled and my lips have color, the rest is really subtle. We all have our ideal makeup canvas!

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I’m also going to say that I love a little bit of sex appeal in outfits like these, without overdoing it. The jean jacket adds a casual touch to this very form-fitting tank dress. The dress by itself looks a bit formal, so I’ve made a habit of wearing it with this jacket, flannels, or my Free People leather jacket to make it either edgy or more toned down.

I also want to mention my need to balance tighter fitting clothes with looser ones. If I go tight on the bottom, I’ll usually have a top that’s more relaxed so my look is a bit more easy-going. The tightness of the tank dress with the relaxed fit of the jacket is a great balance.

Neutrals are also something to consider when putting together these flirty looks. Black pieces make for very workable neutrals!

♥ Outfit Details  ♥

I want to make it known that I found this tank dress on discount in TJ Maxx over a year ago, and it is unfortunately sold out. I still left the link for inspiration! The RL jean jacket is no longer sold in stores, however, places like Ebay still have them available!

Alexander Wang Modal Spandex Cami Tank Dress (sold out)

Ralph Lauren Flag 80’s Denim Jacket Vintage (Very few still online!)

Sperry’s (not pictured) SeaCoast Canvas Sneakers

Lipstick Bite Beauty Multistick in Praline

I hope you found my LBD tips helpful and fun, and I would love to know your favorite ways of styling yours! xx

-Kelly

Exercise as a Mindset and Lifestyle

Hi everyone,

This is a blog feature I contributed to Be Wise Magazine. It’s a great magazine that dedicated its content to empowering girls and women to be themselves and be inspired. You definitely should check them out!

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Working out is not just obtaining a gym membership. Exercise isn’t getting in your daily steps, or the stepping-stone to a bikini body. It’s much more than the activity or the justifiable results. It’s a lifestyle.

Exercise is commonly associated with getting a better body. It should instead be associated with a positive mindset to practice long-term health, as well as the prevention of outcomes such as disease and low self-esteem. In reality, results from fitness cannot be seen overnight, furthering the need to focus more on how you feel as opposed to just how you look.

A great way to keep fitness as a lifestyle: enjoy the actual workouts. Whether you are a yoga and Pilates fanatic, runner, or weight lifter (or a combination), aim to choose exercises you look forward to. Working out shouldn’t feel mentally draining, and if you feel unmotivated to get out and sweat, try switching up your routine! Regardless, exercise brings a release of endorphins, which improve your state of happiness. Working out lowers stress, promotes better sleep, and boosts self-esteem. These benefits are far beyond just physical.

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As a former NCAA collegiate tennis player, exercise has always been a part of my lifestyle. When I’m working out, exterior influences don’t exist. I have that time to myself, for my personal well-being. Exercise to me is a contribution to the other healthy lifestyle habits I regularly practice, such as nutrition and positive mental health habits. I practice Pilates and yoga, I lift weights multiple days a week, and I also incorporate cardio to stay lean and boost my cardiovascular health. It’s all a balance, not a race to see physical changes.

Challenge yourself. Use exercise to motivate you, not intimidate you due to some unrealistic universal standard. Focus on obtaining a positive mindset through exercise and movement, and hold yourself accountable to maintain that lifestyle for yourself and no one else.

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I hope you all enjoyed this feature! The link below is to Be Wise Magazine’s magazine page, and you click on “Issue 19” to read the rest of the health + fitness articles from other bloggers! My features are on pages 62 and 74.

Be bright. Be bold. xx

-Kelly

Favorite Finds: Vegan Leather “Squad Goals” Free People Jacket

Fashion babes,

I have discovered how crucial it is for black wardrobe lovers to have the perfect leather jacket. I love wearing black, but I was missing the jacket to complete so many looks that needed a little boost. Leather jackets are the best edge to even the simplest outfit.

I went with vegan leather because I love how it’s environmentally friendly, and just like relationships, I don’t need something strictly for the label. If vegan leather does the same job as real leather for a third of the price and doesn’t hurt the environment, I’m all in. I also sincerely hope that relationship joke made you laugh a little.

Let’s discuss how this jacket earned the name “squad goals.” The cut of it is my favorite part. Instead of fitting wider at the bottom, it tapers in to better mold to your shape. I find this detail so much more flattering.

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The jacket comes with a detachable belt, however, I feel that the belt gives a little more dimension to the piece. There are two lines of zippers depending on the tightness of the fit you want, and the collar has built in buttons if you want it to lay flat.

The look of the jacket is very tailored. This gives you more variety to wear it with dresses or skirts without the added bulk. I actually purchased a rose colored maxi length dress the day I got this jacket, and the two looked great together. I love outfits that are both girly and edgy, to give a nice balance.

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As for the color, it was a given that I was going to go with black. I wanted it to be a staple piece in my wardrobe, so black is the best option for that. For a second jacket I’m definitely considering getting a color… but black is my love! ♥  ♥  ♥

If you’re looking for a leather jacket, I think the Squad Goals one is a great choice. It retails for $128. The link: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/squad-goals-vegan-leather-jacket/

As for pairing outfits, I’ll go with the casual sneakers look, booties, or over the knee boots. I love my Adidas Originals Superstars for the casual look, because the black details tie in with the jacket. Booties look great with black leggings or black pants for city look. Since leather jackets are edgy, pairing them with dresses and sneakers are super cute for spring and summer! That will be my go-to once it gets warmer. ♥

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I will always go with vegan leather to support the environment, and I don’t support the use of dead animal skin. This small change is so easy to make! Stella McCartney, for instance, only uses vegan leather in her designs, further supporting this movement. Even Natalie Portman, who has become a beloved fashion icon, has her own vegan leather shoe line.

I hope this review of the Squad Goals jacket found you all well! Thanks for reading. xx

-Kelly