My Daily Uniform

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Outfit Details: Long Sleeve Top //  Lulu Shorts // Adidas Shoes // Black Ray Bans // Spanx Sports Bra 



My goodness, how is it already Monday? This weekend literally flew by for us. As you may know, Colton and I went to Waco, to go to the Baylor football game and to say it brought back all of the feels is the understatement of the century. 

Before heading out, I had to run a million errands. Small errands, but ones that needed to be done before heading out of town, once again. I was short on time, so I really wasn’t concerned about what I was wearing. I was going more for comfort and convenience to say the least-lol. Like I definitely wasn’t wearing makeup and the Nikes I had on, may or may not have had a hole in them. So of course, this was the time that I not only ran into almost everyone I knew, but a few readers as well. After running into about the fifth person, I called my mom to tell her how mortified I was about my appearance. I mean, here I am, supposedly this “blogger”, giving out fashion advice and I look like a train wreck! She said, “Lauren, you know, they probably don’t care and to be honest, it makes you more relatable”. When she said it, I immediately felt ridiculous because the truth is, I am not dressed perfectly all of the time and I do have days where I am running around like a total hot mess. 

When I do dress up, it is usually for work, dinners, events & parties. The rest of the time, this is most likely what you will catch me in. I wear workout clothes or the equivalent to workout clothing probably 75% of the time. For example, this Lululemon Long Sleeve Top that I have literally been living in since I bought it. I know that Lulu is #sobasic… but I can’t help but love it. I don’t buy ll of my workout apparel from there, but the items I do buy, I wear a lot. For example, these shorts are the only shorts I will work out in and I own about 5 pairs. I’m telling you, when I find something I like, I stick with it. This is my morning walk with Bentley outfit, my quick trip to the grocery store throw on, my cooking dinner and running errands go-to. 

In other news, the rest of this week is kind of jammed packed for me and I am just praying it all goes by smoothly. I have a meeting on Tuesday for an upcoming project that I am so excited to share with you all, my Moms birthday is on Wednesday, I’ll be trying out Orange Theory Fitness for the first time, my little from my sorority officially moves to Houston, Kick Ball is starting back up Thursday, one of my best friends is coming in for the weekend from Minnesota, and little Hannah J is going to her very first Homecoming! 

Have a great week🙂

xo,

Lauren 

Fall Date Night Look

img_6763img_6773img_5228img_5227img_6762Outfit Details: Floral Dress  (similar) // Steve Madden Nude Heels // Rebecca Minkoff Clucth // Tassel Earrings 


Guys, four outfit posts in a week. That’s a record! Clearly you can see which posts I am up to date on and which ones I’m not lol. I’m a work in progress ya’ll. 

Anyways, Happy Friday!!! What a crazy week this has been for us. We are home in Houston tonight, but tomorrow morning we are waking up early and heading to Waco for the Baylor game. We haven’t been to a game yet this season, so I am really excited! Actually, we haven’t been to Waco since last football season! It’s always super nostalgic going back, so when Colton said this is what he wanted to do this weekend, I was pumped.

Tonight, we are heading out for one of our date nights, which is why I found this post so appropriate! We love date nights. Okay, I love date nights lol but I know Colton doesn’t mind them. There is always one night a weekend where we are absolutely exhausted and just want to hang out with each other. Tonight is that night! 

I picked up this dress from Nordstrom’s last week before heading out of town. It was a random try on and I just felt like such a lady and new it would be perfect for a date. The cold shoulder, the elegant pleats and the fact that it’s burgundy make it the perfect fall date night dress. Unfortunately as of this glorious morning it is sold out. And I literally cannot find it ANYWHERE. I’m so sorry, I feel like I have been doing this to ya’ll a lot lately. 

I’ll keep my eye out for it though! 

If you’re in Houston and your boo (or just your girlfriends, whatevs) are looking for a few date night ideas for the weekend, here’s a few of my suggestions!  

  1. Take her out to the ball game. The Astros are playing the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 
  2. Karbachtoberfest. Have yourself a feast at Karbach all weekend long! They will have lots of food, live music & a whole lot of beer. 
  3. Wine & cheese night: Go and get the best cheese and charcuterie board around town at 13 Celsius
  4. Try a new restaurant! We tried Sozo Sushi last night and it was really good. It’s located near the Galleria right next to North and OH MY GOD YALL. We went there last night and the sushi was so fresh!  
  5. Listen to live music at White Oak Music Hall. We haven’t been yet, but it is definitely on our list! I have heard people rave about it and I absolutely love live music, so hopefully we will make it soon!

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Hello Fall!! Tips For Dressing For The Season When It’s Still 100 Degrees Outside

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Hello first official day of fall! My goodness, I am welcoming you with open arms. Now, if it could just start getting cooler here in the great state of Texas -lol. Literally, I tried to wear jeans yesterday and I thought I was going to die. Like, I literally had a hot flash. Which is why, outfits like this one are perfect for transitioning into the cooler weather.

I’ve talked to you guys a lot about transitioning into fall. Starting with my favorite fall trends and all of my favorite fall picks for under $100. I call these outfits “warm weather fall outfits”. Meaning they are definitely in season, but won’t leave you sweating your face off. 

As much as I want to curl up in my leggings & sweaters with a pumpkin spice latte in my hand…. We justttttt aren’t there yet! I mean, the weather man did say this morning that we are getting a small cold front here in Texas, starting next week…but I’m not getting my hopes up! Like, I’m pretty sure Texas weather breaks my heart more than the movie “Me Before You” did… Have ya’ll seen it?! Total tear jerker. 

Any who…

Here are the rules (or tips) I follow for dressing for the season, even though it’s still hot as haillllll outside. 

Any who, it is almost the weekend, woo hoo!! My dads in San Antonio for work until Friday, so Hannah J has been staying with us for the past few days. It has been funny. Just watching her kind of push our limits to see what all she can get away with and then watching Colton turn into total Dad mode. Hannah always says how she wants to move in with us, but I think she will be rethinking that by the time Friday hits – lol. 

Have a great day! 

xo, 

Lauren

A Week In The Life Of BBG

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You’ve read my post on How To Conquer BBG, my BBG Q & A, my review on 2.0 and even my review on 3.0.  Today, you’re going to see exactly what a weeks worth of BBG looks like for me. This has been a very much requested post, so I figured it was time! 

While BBG has its own recommended schedule, in order to not go insane or get burned out, it is important to make the workouts fit into your life, and your own schedule. It’s important to listen to your body and most importantly, to make each workout count. 

Last week, I made sure to track each of my workouts, big or small, so that I could share it with you all! Hey, that rhymed🙂

Here is what a typical week looks like.

Monday (LEGS): Monday morning I had planned on waking up and doing a long run (I had indulged a little bit too much the night before), but was completely exhausted so I opted for just taking Bentley on his 15 minute walk before getting ready for work. No matter what, I always try and do Leg Day on Monday’s. So for my lunch break, I headed to the gym to complete Week 37 Legs and followed the workout by walking on the treadmill at 4.0 mph for 20 minutes. I do this sometimes to get the lactic acid out of my legs! Days total workout time: 15+38+20= 1 hr & 13 minutes 

Tuesday (LISS): Tuesday morning, I took my little sister to school, so my timing was super cut short and I wasn’t able to take Bentley for his normal walk. Then when I got to work, it ended up being a super busy day, which meant I wasn’t able to do my  normal lunch workout. Needless to say, after sitting all day long, I was rushed home to get my body moving. I ended up running // walking on the treadmill for 1 hr. It consisted of a 10 minute up hill walk at 4.0 mph; a 30 minute run ranging from 5.4 – 7.0 mph; 10 minutes of uphill walking/running intervals; followed by a 10 minute cool down walking on a low incline at 3.8 mph. Days total workout time: 1 hour

Wednesday (ARMS): Wednesday morning, I was feeling really energized and well rested and ended up getting out of bed in time to take Bentley for his 15 minute walk. Because I had an event that evening, I knew that I had to workout during my lunch break. I ended up doing Week 37 Arms and finishing it with doing the stair stepper for 20 minutes. Days total workout time: 15+38+ 20 = 1 hr 13 minutes 

Thursday (ABS): Thursday morning, I am not sure what happened, but I woke up NEEDING to run. So I got out of bed around 5:45 and went for a quick 2 mile run. Then during my lunch break, I really wasn’t feeling doing more cardio, so I did Week 37 Abs followed by 15 minutes on the stair stepper: Days Total Workout Time: 20 + 38 + 15 = 1 hr 13 minutes

Friday (Challenge): Friday morning, we were trying to leave early for Dallas, so I woke up, took Bentley for his 15 minute walk and went straight to my apartments gym. Once again,  I wasn’t feeling doing cardio so I did the 1000 rep, Full Body Challenge. It kicked my tail! Because we were trying to get out of town, I wasn’t able to do any extra cardio. Days Total Workout Time: 15 + 45 = 1 hr

Saturday (LISS) Saturday morning in Dallas, I found a cycling studio so close to our hotel that I was able to walk to it. So I woke up and scheduled myself for their 10:30, 45 minute cycling class. Days Total Workout Time: 45 minutes 

Sunday: Rest Day!

Moral of the story, no day is the same. Sometimes I am feeling it, sometimes I am not. Sometimes my schedule works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Listen to your body, and workout at a time that fits best for you that day. Just make sure you do it! 

xo,

Lauren