Fashion

My favorite looks this Fall 2014

red maxi gray top

I spend most of my days in workout clothes. I am a mom, a fitness enthusiast, and i now live in Florida. One thing I miss about the Fall weather is comfy sweaters, leggings, boots, and crisp air that compliments those looks. Here are some of my favorite Fall looks for 2014.

purple dressI love plum for this season coupled with taupe boots and the ever popular hat trend.

puff jacket with statement necklaceFlawless casual with a statement necklace to give it a little pop.

office look fall

Business meeting or chic lunch outing anyone?

leopard clutchThe clutch and fabulous heels add some sass to this muted yet classic fall look.

flare jeans

Adding subtle pops of red to any outfit is rarely not o.k. Excited to see fllare jeans making a bigger comeback this season.

Fall fashion camel jacketLayering never looked so chic!

beige dress

This dress is so gorgeous. I love the muted beige complimented with a colorful oversized scarf and brown boots. Totally up my alley.

aztec cardiganAztec print makes its way through summer and into fall fashion. Simple and pretty.

red maxi gray top

In love with this look. The red maxi, with casual tee is different and works!

 Image credits: Pinterest

I will live vicariously through other’s fall fashion while I enjoy the warm Florida sun 🙂

-Yesenia Whipple

Fitness

5 Tips to Staying fit and Active this Fall/Winter

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Staying fit and active as the temperatures start to dip can be a challenge. Here are some quick tips to help keep you moving.

  1. Wear clothes that are fitted under all those layers. This will keep you on track as you will still be showing those killer curves once the layers of scarves, jackets, and over-sized sweaters peel off. Show your hard work from summer off through the winter months!
  2. Find new outdoor routines to keep you moving and active. Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and even ice skating are great and fun ways to stay active in the winter months while indulging your lungs with some fresh air. Pack some warm apple cider or hot chocolate for a treat mid-point and trudge on.
  3. If you love to run outdoors, keep on running! Sign up for a 5k or 10k this fall and winter. Just put on some extra layers and invest in some winter running gear and you are on your way!
  4. Plan a midwinter vacation and set goals for yourself on where you want to be with your fitness goals.
  5. If you are tight on funds this year host a fun beach themed party indoors, turn up the heat, and make your venue fit for summer in winter. After all there is such thing as Christmas in July right? Why not have a summer in the winter event!

If you currently want to start a workout routine; then this is the perfect time! Your body doesn’t need to be on display and you will have the entire fall/winter season to get your routine polished and your body looking and feeling amazing!

So what’s holding you back? Trust me your body and mind will thank you in the spring when you find yourself in tip top shape for the warm spring and summer months. Maintenance is key!

-Yesenia Whipple

Fitness · Food

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

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I found this delectable recipe on Lulu-lemon this morning and had to share! This is the perfect way to follow up a crisp Fall run.

pumpkin spice protein

‘Post-run pumpkin spice protein smoothie’

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 dates
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

Images and content courtesy of Allessia contributor at Lulu Lemon 

-Yesenia Whipple