Tweed Dress and Leather Jacket

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Tweed dress and leather jacket c/o (use code "Q4CARALINA15" for 15% off) | Sam Edelman heels | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | Similar bag | Prada sunglasses

Mixing some textures with tweed and (faux) leather with this look! Although I no longer need to wear it to work, I guess I've been all about a lack of color in my outfits lately. I've been wanting a simple moto-style jacket for awhile now, and I was excited to add this one to my closet. This outfit is obviously a more dressed up way of wearing it, but I think I'll be wearing it a lot with stripe tees and jeans. I also realized as I'm putting this post together that these black heels have held up so well for 4 years now. I actually found them at TJ Maxx, and these shoes were such a great buy for both the versatility and wear I have gotten out of them!

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Velvet Ruffle Hem Dress

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Altar'd State "Kaz" dress c/o | Sam Edelman heels | Similar bag | Similar earrings

As far as I'm concerned, velvet and ruffles are appropriate for any holiday party! I found this dress as part of an Instagram campaign with Altar'd State, and I can't wait to wear it to a party with friends this weekend. I'm all about this deep red color, the halter neckline, and the ruffles at the hem. I paired it with black tights, heels, and crystal jewelry. But I think it could be dressed down with a leather jacket, booties, and more understated jewelry as well.

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Fitness Friday XVII

*original post

Welcome back to Fitness Friday! I know the fitness content has been really lacking since my hip injury, but I'm hoping to really get back into in 2020.  I've sort of worked my way back to 3 classes per week, and it feels great! I've also sort of been jumping around to some newer studios since I recently started a new job. So it has been a bit of change of lifestyle (since my old office had the shortest commute possible) and I have been going to places closer to my new office!

Week of 11/4-11/10
Power 45 (barre) at Flywheel
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
Aquarium Yoga with SweatNET Charlotte
The Beat at Fit Atelier

Week of 11/11-11/17
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
Strength Movement at Fit Atelier

Week of 11/18-11/24
URBN MVMNT's Flex class with SweatNET Charlotte
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
Pilates Megaformer at HSM Core

Week of 11//25-12/1
Sweat Fusion at Sweat Method
SCLPT MTHD at Fit Atelier

Week of 12/2-yesterday
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier (that we filmed part of!)
Power 45 (barre) at Flyhweel Sports
Abs and Ass (double floor) at Barry's Bootcamp

After this month, I think I feel my hip more the less I exercise. Which doesn't make much sense, but I also am still trying to be very careful with it. I think I just have to figure a balance of what is just enough, without overdoing it. I finished up PT for my hip labral tear in October, and I think this was my first full month feeling like I can really go for it in some classes I might have felt I wasn't ready for a few months ago. Most notably, Barry's Bootcamp recently opened in Charlotte and their PR team was so generous in giving me a complimentary intro class pack. As I'm typing this post, I took my first class a few hours ago, and I loved it! I opted for double floor because although I have felt like my hip has been doing well, I didn't want to chance running just yet. Although this was also because I wasn't really sure how much running was involved the class, and it was a little less than I thought. The running blocks are broken up between the floor blocks, and there are short breaks in between. But I really liked double floor and I'm excited to try a few other muscle group classes, like the lower body and full body focused classes!

  1. I've been really into making different types of bowls for lunch lately. I tried to copy one of Chopt's warm bowls with a basmati rice and quinoa mix, sweet potato chunks, kale, chicken, and a balsamic vinaigrette. I have also made burrito type bowl with lime rice, black beans, corn, chicken, avocado, and salsa. They're great to meal prep by making all at once and separating out into containers for the week.
  2. I've also been trying some Trader Joe's frozen meals for dinner, I have recently tried their zucchini noodles with turkey meatballs and marinara sauce, and got the idea from this article to add a poached or soft egg (or 2) to the quinoa duo.


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Velvet Wrap Top

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Similar velvet wrap top (same style in non-velvet) | Madewell "Roadtripper" jeans | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | Brahmin "Lane" bag | Similar velvet pumps | Prada sunglasses

Now that were are in to December, the holiday outfits are here to stay! I found this velvet J. Crew top at Marshall's a few months ago, but I found a few similar options to link above. I think this look could easily be dressed down a little bit with boots and simpler jewelry for more casual occasions. I also think it could be worn for more of fall and winter, as I recently wore it for a Friensgiving. But the color makes it feel a little bit more festive for the Christmas season!

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Cyber Monday Sales

Who's ready to start the week with some more shopping?! I got a good portion of my holiday shopping done over the weekend, but there's still plenty to find today! Some of these sales are very similar to what was going on over the weekend. However, a few retailers that did not have any deals last week have some exclusive offers for today. Happy shopping!

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

SheIn corduroy dress c/o (use code "BF19584" for an extra 15% off) | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | J. Crew faux fur scarf | Similar riding boots | J. Crew Factory coat | Similar bag

Ann Taylor- 50% off everything with code "CYBER"
Anthropologie- 30% off and extra 50% off sale styles
Asos- 30% off everything with code "BIG30"
Banana Republic- 50% off everything, no code needed
Camilyn Beth- 30% off with code "CYBER30"
Draper James- 25% off with code "GRATEFUL"
Express- 50% off everything, no code needed
Gal Meets Glam Collection- up to 50% off dresses and 40% off coats
Gap- 50% off with code "GAPCYBER" and extra 10% off with code "GOBIG"
H&M- 30% off and free shipping
J. Crew- 50% off and extra 50% off sale styles
J. Crew Factory- 60% off and an extra 10% off
Kate Spade- 50% off everything with code "CYBERFUNDAY"
Lauren James- 40% off with code "GIVETHANKS"
Lilly Pulitzer- $20 off every $100 spent
Loft- 50% off and free shipping
Madewell- 30% off and an extra 10% off
Modcloth- 40% off everything and free shipping
Nordstrom- up to 50% off
Nordstrom Rack- various markdowns
Old Navy- 50% off everything, styles from $5
Ralph Lauren- 40% off purchase of $125+
Tuckernuck- 20% off sitewide, 25% off orders of $500+, 30% off orders of $1000+
Urban Outfitters- $10 off purchase of $100+, $50 off purchase of $150+, $75 off purchase of $200+

Alo Yoga- up to 70% off
Alala- up to 80% off (pieces as low as $10!)
Athleta- 20% off with code "BEMOVED"
Bandier- 25% off full price styles, extra 50% off sale styles
Carbon 38- 30% off with code "CYBER30"
lululemon- markdowns, price as marked
Outdoor Voices- up to 60% off with code "THANKS25"

Jewelry, Bags, and Shoes
Baublebar- 35% off everything, no code needed
Gigi New York- 30% off sitewide
Jack Rogers- 30% off everything (included core styles that are never marked down!)
Julie Vos- markdowns, price as marked
Kendra Scott- 25% off everything or 30% off orders of $300+
Loren Hope- 20% off any purchase, 25% off orders of $250+, 30% off orders of $750+ 
Mark & Graham- 25% off, free shipping and monogramming with code "FRIENDS"
Sam Edelman- 30% off almost everything with code "SAM2019"
Sole Society- 40% off sitewide
Tory Burch- 30% off with code "THANKS"

Origins- 25% off, free gift set with orders of $65+
Sephora- up to 50% off select items
Ulta- up to 50% off

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