A little mix n’ match never hurt anybody

A little mix n’ match never hurt anybody

Hey hey hey,

I am currently running on about 2 hours of sleep and dreading all things school this week, but I am two tests down this week with only two more to go.. thank you baby Jesus. But ya know I wouldn’t leave you guys hangin, I like you much more than studying anyway. If only my tests were based on finding cute clothes, or reciting every word to Fergalicious and One Less Lonely Girl, then I would be highly prepared and not so sleepy. Old school JB always picks me up when I need him, and of course nothing makes me happier than a supes cute outfit.

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My favorite kind of outfit is one with mixed patterns, colors, and textures. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good matching set just as much as the next gal, but mixing it up is so much fun. So if fish are friends, not food, then that means that pattern mixing is a friend not a foe as well. Seems like a poor example since I could eat sushi everyday of the week, but I am just on a Finding Nemo kick, so you will have to deal with it!

I am going to refer back to that neon green zebra print just one more time… pairing this with your hot pink cheetah print crop top is not the mix n match I am talking about. You really shouldn’t be pairing either of those items with anything (besides the trashcan)  if we are being honest. I am specifically referring to a cute, chic version of mixing it up. The perfect examples are leopard and stripes, fuzzy tops and silky skirts, eyelet shorts and lavender, and lots of others, but you guys will stop reading if I list anymore.

You never want your outfit to be boring, so even if you prefer wearing black for everyday of your life, try mixing textures with a cotton tee and Sherpa sweater, or maybe you are already rainbow crazy so you could try purple stripes with a pale pink floral. But remember when mixing and matching, if you look like Ms. Frizzle or a character from any Dr. Suess book, you may wanna dial it back a notch or two. But who am I to tell ya what to do?! You do as you please, and enjoy and shop my other favorite picks for putting together the best mixed outfit you possibly can!

So you get out there and get wild honey boo boo child!

Xo, Ciera

And so it continues…

And so it continues…

Hi friends,

You’re back once again and I so very appreciate it. Now I noticed that the links yesterday were not working on mobile devices, which is annoying I know.. but I have no specific answer quite yet on how to fix it, so we are going to try an experiment and see if I can stumble upon a solution. Also today was supposed to be a special guest post by Justin Michael Farley, but apparently my one day warning for the post was not enough time for the genius to do his work. He will be writing it next week (he doesn’t know this yet) so stay tuned! It is going to be all about the terrible workout he brought me to yesterday, in which I only complained like 5 times.

But since Justin takes 26783626 days to write a post making fun of me 2678255 different ways, I will be writing today’s post.. I guess as I am doing right about now. So in hopes of holding myself accountable, I am going to tell you guys about my current ‘cut’ I am doing. If you saw me eating my second bowl of cheerios last night, you would not have believed I am ‘cutting’ currently, but occasionally a girl has got to eat.

I am technically 4 days into my cut, but I use the term ‘technically’ loosely since I mentioned that I ate everything in sight last night. My cut pretty much consists of not eating bad foods, sugars, or anything I actually want to eat. So I guess you could say it is going kinda well. Honestly though, prior to last night I had been eating pretty healthy.. I blame the crossfit class and teaching two classes after that for stuffing my face excessively. I am focusing on eating lean proteins, lowering my dairy intake, and eating lots of veggies! (Yay greens)

Along with healthy eating, I am working out at least once a day, hitting weights 4-5 times/week, and cardio 4-5 times/week as well. Most of my second or third workouts of the day come from teaching a class, but for a normal person I really do not think it is necessary to work out 10 times a week. The main goal of my ‘cut’ is to tone up by summer, because I only have 5 weeks until this bod has to be seen in a swimsuit (cue excess self tanning as well). I am not trying to lose excess weight or prepare for any wrestling matches or body competitions, just trying to strut my stuff in my bikini come May. So please help hold me accountable and force me to stay with this plan. WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHERRRRRR!

Also since the Shopbop sale is still scooting along, I’ve included some super cute workout picks all at 20% off with ‘EVENT18’!!

So if any of you see me trying to put chocolate cake near my mouth, slap it out of my hand, and please keep me on track! Okay, see you next week honey bunssss. ❤️❤️❤️

Xo, Ciera

My favorite-est favorite

My favorite-est favorite

Hi friends,

Hooray for Wednesday and for being halfway through this very long week! Today is a very exciting favorites post because I have been accepted into rewardStyle!! Now I am sure that means nothing to all of you, but pretty much it means that it is now easier for me to link everything, a prettier setup, and easier for you to shop. That is called a win-win-win people! So there will now be a slight change in the look of some of my blog posts, but even simpler to navigate so you now have no excuse to not do some major shopping damage. 🙂

Technically today’s favorite things list is a bunch of things all wrapped into one big thing. It is allllll about the Shopbop friends and family sale. Now kind of like John Tucker’s birthday party (if you haven’t seen John Tucker Must Die, I am not sure we can be friends), this Shopbop sale is like homecoming combined with prom… combined with MTV Music Awards. It’s a pretty freakin big deal. ALL ORDERS UNDER $500 get 20% off with the code ‘EVENT18’, and orders over $500 get 25% off with that same code. THIS IS NOT A DRILL PEOPLE, YOU MUST HURRY BECAUSE IT ONLY LASTS THROUGH SATURDAY! So I am going to share some of my favorites from the sale so you can charge up that card and get to ordering. 🙂

Shopbop F&F

This stuff is just too good! All of the photos are clickable, so you can easily shop directly from this page!

I hope you guys get some good stuff and take advantage of this sale.. it goes by quicker than you think! Happy shopping! 🙂

Xo, Ciera