OVERALL, a pretty cute look

OVERALL, a pretty cute look

Hi pals,

Happy times back on the blog, and what a pleasure it is to have you all joining me for yet another week. If you were previously unaware, I still have absolutely no idea how to work this here blog you’re reading, but I hope you are enjoying the new updates that are functioning correctly. It is so much easier to shop with the linked images and it looks supes professional like I kinda sorta know what I am doing.

But today’s blogpost is a wee bit different that normal, because I am going to give you a little life update, and then tell you what you should wear, because I am bossy like that. My mom always tried to break my bossy streak, but I just can’t go a day without throwing out my unwarranted opinion. 🙂

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Life update first.. I am officially a neuroscience major! I really have no idea if any of you actually care, but it felt like something to announce. I have also declared my substance abuse and Spanish minor, so I am a woman with kinda a plan, but really also I have no idea what I am doing. K, life update over.

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Now that spring is here and summer is quickly approaching, I feel that it is my civic duty to tell you all that there are other outfits that can be worn besides jeans and a t-shirt (I’m lookin at you, Brittany). But really, the best part about the warm months is all of the cute things you can wear, from skirts to dresses to shorts to rompers and of course overalls.

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Overalls are such a fun twist on the classic jean look. And I know the first thought that pops into your head is some overall-wearing gal, moving hay on the farm.. but I am here to tell you that if worn correctly they are so much cuter than that. We must all remember just how to size and style our overalls though.. Too short/small and that bad boy is giving you a front and back wedgie (if you know what I mean), too big/long and you have channeled your inner local 90’s artist just a bit too much.. but just right and your overalls are cute and comfy. I also love an overall with a fun sleeve underneath or a cool print to balance out the denim. I just really need you all to promise you won’t wear a flannel underneath your overalls, or else I will know you didn’t read this post in its entirety. Shoe choice is also important because cowboy boots are obviously off limits, and mules, sandals or wedges look so much better to elongate the leg than tennies do. Here’s some more overall options if ya don’t wanna match me.

So moral of the story is overalls can come in many different forms: skirts, shorts, pants, corduroy, striped, denim, and probably a bunch of other ways but ain’t nobody got time for that. The best part about overalls too is unlike when wearing a romper, you won’t be naked in the restroom because you’ve still got a top on under that onesie.. But I am going to save you the 15 minute bathroom escapade now and let you know that wearing a bodysuit and overalls is in no way a good idea. K byeeeee.

Xo, Ciera

Crossfit.. another word for hell

Crossfit.. another word for hell

Ello,

It’s Thursday poppets, and a very special occasion indeed. Justin Michael Farley is back on the blog today to chat all about our Crossfit partner workout experience. And this better be good because he now thinks he should own 70% of the blog, meaning that I owe him about $1 thus far (gigantic cardboard check is in the mail buddy boy).. I don’t have any decent pictures from the workout because our photographer apparently had the shakes, but this next set of photos from last year in Cabo pretty much captured the same feelings I felt during the workout.

Now Mr. Crossfit himself is a true professional, but ya girl is just not about that burpee, deadlifts for speed, killing my back kinda thing, so I am sure you can guess that Justin and I were on different pages. But I will let Justin tell you all about how it went… so here we go:

Ciera’s First Crossfit Journey

Back again by popular demand! Welcome to Justin and Ciera’s fitness adventure, written by Ciera’s role model, icon, and overall inspiration.

It started out as a normal Monday, right up until I found out that my usual gym (box for all you crossfitters out there) was hosting a community day to allow a friend to come check out the gym and do a partner workout for free. The moment I heard this, I knew who I wanted to call to invite. Someone that I knew would enjoy a challenge, be up for a new adventure, and someone who would complain minimally. My dad couldn’t make it.

So onto my next invite, someone who would slightly complain, wouldn’t be thrilled to be invited but would show up anyways and pretend to have a little fun.

My mom and Ciera’s favorite Ginger (aka The Ball and Chain) couldn’t make it either.

After calling around 250 of my closest friends, I was left with no other options…So the one I knew would refuse to go unless dragged, that would complain nonstop and possibly threaten my life for putting her through such a workout was going to be my partner for the day.

What follows below is the timeline of events, with commentary added by me.

Wednesday 4/12/2018 – Double Edge Fitness Midtown4:15 PM: Ciera rolls into to Double Edge with a fake smile on and informs me “If I’m doing this crap with you, you are writing a blog post and we are taking a picture”. I refuse. We compromise by taking a picture and me writing a blog post.

4:25 PM: Ciera’s first glance at the workout. With a partner: 50 Wall Balls (20/14), 40 Cal Bike, 30 Deadlifts (135#/95#), 20 synchronized burpees. 3 minute rest. Repeat in the reverse order. The complaints start flowing.     Ciera: “I did like 100 super heavy deadlifts yesterday”

Justin: “Oh”

Ciera: “And wall balls too?? My legs hurt from Monday, plus I’m teaching two spinning classes later.”

Justin: “K”

Ciera: “But the bike shouldn’t be too bad…”

Justin: “Good luck”

Ciera: “And burpees twice?? I didn’t wear the correct number of bras for this”

Justin: “-” No clue how to respond

4:37 PM: Warmups over. The entire class now knows that I brought my sister. Her mentioning it to everyone during the introductions was real subtle. No chance I can deny knowing her now.

4:45 PM: The fun begins! 10 wall balls in for Ciera and I’m already mid eye-roll knowing shes about to stop and leave me with the last 40 reps…

4:46 PM: Huh? Is she feeling alright? 25 wall balls, in a row, no complaining… This could work!

4:48 PM: Miss spin instructors first roll on Satan’s workout machine: the Assault Bike. 10 cals in: Ciera: “my quads!”

4:52 PM: Onto the burpees. 5 in, Ciera smiling. 10 in, no discernable emotion. 15 in, slight anger. 20 in, death glare.

4:54 PM: Resting    Justin: “Not bad C, lets fly through this last set”    Ciera: *Heavy breathing

Justin: “You killed it on the wall balls though, let’s do sets of 25 on those again”

Ciera: *Heavy breathing

Justin: “Cool, onto the burpees again, let’s try and go unbroken this time”

Ciera: *Heavy breathing followed by incoherent mumbling

5:01 PM: Back to the Assault Bike.

5:02 PM: Still on Assault Bike.

5:03 PM: Justin: “How many more calories”    Ciera: “I’m stopping at 15, you do the rest”    Justin: “No”    We compromise by Ciera stopping at 15 calories and Justin doing the rest.

5:04 PM: Last set of wall balls before freedom.     Justin: “C’mon C, you got 25 in you!”     Ciera: *Possible middle finger flash     Justin: “Mom would be so proud”

5:05 PM: 25 wall balls from Ciera, 25 from Justin, workout over

5:07 PM: Justin: “Nice workout C, how was it?”

Ciera: “Justin, you are my idol and my inspiration. I think about you and the lessons you have bestowed upon me every morning and every night, and strive to be like you. I know I may only be able to be 1/4 of the person that you are, but that would still be good enough. Thank you for blessing me with your presence during this workout, I didn’t think that I could ever do something like this until you gave me this push”

Justin: “K. You want a FitAid?”

All jokes aside, I couldn’t be more proud of my little sis and her (somewhat recent) dedication to fitness. I still laugh about the the old days where I’d see her at the gym and know that she must be going to the lake shortly after, as if the one workout an hour before would somehow be a magic pill to get her to where she wants to be. She’s been killing it lately and soon might even earn her way onto the Farley Fitness Wall of Fame.  Keep checking out The Devil Wear’s Rompers for more posts from Ciera and the (slightly more) occasional (than previously planned) guest post from her inspiration in all things fashion and fitness: me!

So there ya have it folks.. CrossFit Ciera at her finest. Probs won’t go back, but never say neverrrrr. Happy weekend!

Xo, Ciera

THERE’S A SALE GOING ON AT SEPHORA

THERE’S A SALE GOING ON AT SEPHORA

Hiya,

Has anyone every played Mall Madness?? As I was writing that title it gave me terrible flashbacks to each time that little machine would say there was a sale. Also, why did that game never end?? I would make it to the final destination and then it would tell me to go somewhere else.. was I just that bad at Mall Madness? Anywho, I am running a little late with today’s post, my apologies. I’ve been a very busy gal!

BUUUUUUUUTTTT today’s post is uber exciting because Sephora is having a sale this weekend. Yes, a sale. Which means more beauty supplies and less money in your wallet, but like in a good way. I always like to think of how much money I saved instead of spent when big sales like this happen.. it hurts the heart a little less. To get 10% off your purchase, you must be a beauty insider, which if you are not already you can go sign up online! But if you’re super cool like me (and share an account with your mom like me too), then you are up to VIB status and get 15% off your purchase! WHOOP WHOOP! The sale is April 20-23, in store and online. I promise the good stuff will go first so don’t you forget about it!

I also included some of my Sephora favorites that I already own, along with some of the things I am eyeing and will most likely end up buying this weekend. 🙂 Next week I will let you know about my haul and try some of the new stuff, along with a little makeup session with my favorite pale-faced ginger done by professional makeup artist, me (just kidding I don’t even know how to put on eyeliner, but I’ll try my best).

Okayy, here’s my picks now.

I hope you get all sorts of beautified, and get crazyyyy!

Xo, Ciera