This is the guide for your mom, your sister, your friend, your co-worker, your mother-in-law, whoever! There is something on this list for everyone, and at all price points! I know it can feel hard shopping for people sometimes, but I always try to hone in one thing I know about them. Do they like cooking? Do they like makeup and skin care? Are they vegan or use all natural products? Do they like to stay home and chill? Usually an easy go to gift is a candle and a bottle of wine, but these ideas will help you step it up a notch (I hope)!
I think I say this every year, but aren’t guys the HARDEST to shop for? I swear, everything I think to get for Rob he’s either already bought it for himself, or would prefer to be involved in the purchase. You know you’ve got to make sure you buy the correct brand, size, color, blah blah. It’s especially hard when you get into the electronic world, right? A territory I think it’s best to just avoid unless you have supervision. Ha, kidding…
So I’ve put together some gifts I think guys would like (and even got Rob’s input and approval). From your boyfriend, to your Dad, to your brother, these will work for every guy in your life!
Hi guys! Oh lord, it’s been almost a month since my last blog post! Ahh! Things have been so crazy busy, I’ve barley had time to Instagram, shoot content or post on here. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to show off the NEW Ellie Activewear October collection I received, and also just fill you in on what’s going on & what’s coming up.
One of my favorite trends right now is LEOPARD! Did you see how it just popped back up overnight? It’s like we woke up one day and all of a sudden, everything was leopard again. I for one am obsessed. Leopard or cheetah print to me is one of those tried and true fashion trends that never really left us, but it’s definitely back full force right now.
When I was younger, I think like 15 or 16, my absolutely favorite pair of shoes were these satin leopard wedges from Guess. They were peep toe, had a bow on top, and were the fucking CUTEST. I was literally obsessed with them for YEARS (still am…) but had to stop wearing them once the fabric started rubbing off on the back. Don’t you hate when that happens? I tried for years to find a replacement and had no luck. Nothing was as cute or as comfortable as those shoes. Ugh.
I loved them so much that I actually never got rid of them. I couldn’t wear them anymore but couldn’t bring myself to toss them. They are still at my parents house to this day, and my nieces wear them when they’re playing dress up. It’s pretty special to see them have gone full circle. Maybe one day I’ll have a daughter to wear them…
POINT IS, leopard is everywhere and it’s the shit. If you don’t have some leopard print in your closet, you better get to shoppin!
The September Ellie set has to be one of my favorites so far- I love the camo print and the versatility of this outfit. I’ve worn all of these pieces together and separately several times since I’ve gotten them. This white top is perfect with jeans and sneakers, and the camo pants are so comfy that I’ve worn them on my nightly neighborhood walks with a sweatshirt and flip flops. SO EASY!
You know all about my love for Ellie in general (via this post, and all of my IG posts) but despite all of my cute leggings and sports bras, it’s been a struggle for me to find a workout routine and STICK TO IT! Ugh, I’ve been terrible all summer. I kept saying I was going to join a gym- didn’t happen. I wanted to sign up for kickboxing classes- didn’t happen. I wanted to get back into Platefit- didn’t happen. I think you get my point… I’ve put ALL of it off and honestly, haven’t done much more than a few hikes here and there all summer long. Not proud of it, but I’m not going to dwell on it.
Instead, I’m committing to a 30 day yoga challenge. Yup, and I’m posting it here so that I can actually be held accountable. I’m going to follow up with y’all in 30 days to tell you how far I made it. And in hopes of really making this happen, I’ve pulled Rob into this little plan as well- he’s committed to joining me in the morning, or after work to get some yoga time in. We’ll just be doing it from our living room via YouTube, but I think it’s actually going to be something I’ll be able to commit to 100%.