About Lo

I'm 20. I'm ambitious, and I am completely in love with fashion. I love beautiful words and words written beautifully (whether in literature or in their style of typography). I crave great food, great wine, and great coffee. I want to see the world, and I sing a lot. But that's just the beginning

Lift List | Monday Playlist (and BEY)

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Being a gym rat is tough. I joined last week so, you can imagine how impactful my 3 visits since then have been. Maybe gym rat isn’t the right word…not even close. But hey, fake it ’til you make it. Right guys? Right?

That being said, this week’s playlist is a gym playlist. It’s a change from what I normally lean towards, but trust me when I say that it will give you a little extra umph during that last rep of squats. Pro tip: if you’re using a barbell that’s under 50 pounds try to keep composure (because I use a 30 pound weight and often look like I’m trying to lift the hand of God).

There is only one song I wanted to add to this but couldnt and I think we all already know what that is: Beyonce’s new jam 7/11. There’s some mixed feelings buzzing around about the new song/the video but my feelings are as follows:

Bey can have fun if Bey wants to. Her video was obvi her + her crew playin’ in a hotel room. No need to get butthurt about Bey releasing a personal video that was just a fun way to put out her song–not to win awards. Let’s be real–who does the queen need to impress after all of those TOP NOTCH videos on the visual album. If anything, this video makes her further one of my favorite people on this planet. Look at her not giving a single care about what you think about her. ALSO LOOK AT THAT BOOOOTY. Don’t make me throw MY HANDS UP. (Video below)

 

 

Here’s your Monday Lift List! Enjoy
 
 

 
 
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Style | Mood Board of the Moment

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There have been a few key elements that have been super definitive of my fall style this season:
  • Texture (Does it look like it feels cool? Fuzzy is the new black)
  • Proportion (Unexpected shapes makes outfits interesting)
  • Athluxe (A word I learned in fashion school that means making gym clothes chic)
  • Turtlenecks (10 y.o. me would be mortified)
    Neutrals (Sometimes when I’m feeling crazy I wear taupe)
As we transition into the most frigid part of the year my layering holds promise of being even MORE unflattering than the 3 jacket minimum I’ve already started to employ.
Please standby.
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Cold Snap | Monday Playlist

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Let me tell you what, it got cold real quick. The dramatic, quick transition from fall to antarctica was impressive and uncomfortable. Just like when I try to flirt with men at a bar.
 
This week’s Monday playlist is called Cold Snap. A shout out to my killer co-workers who have the best taste in music and pointed me towards some of these tracks without even meaning too. (Don’t worry guys! Just lurking over your shoulder while you’re Spotifying! )
 
 

 
 
Last week was HECTIC, but I’m back on my blog game this week.
 
Speak to you SOON!
 
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Throwback

Throwback

 

Recently I’ve been wearing a lot of things that 10-year-old me would go crazy for, so I thought I’d bring a little of that spice to the blog.

 

One of my favorite recurring fall trends is how playful proportions are getting. Shapes are juxtaposing to create interesting silhouettes and texture is making just as much of a statement as a graphic print.

 

What are you loving this fall? Also, can someone buy me those platforms?
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Paleo Poser | Lifestyle Post

bakedeggsI want to start out this post by giving a shout to to anyone who has ever completed a successful Whole30 or Paleo diet program because that shit is hard stick to. Seriously, congratulations, I don’t know how you successfully said no to pancakes at breakfast (I don’t want to hear about your special flours right now) or how you decided you didn’t need french fries at 2AM after that halloween party with all the jello shots, but you did it. Kudos. Mazel tov. And I…didn’t.

I should preface by saying that, although I’ve adopted some Whole30 and Paleo principles to my life recenlty, I never really fully committed to one of the newest crazes. I left myself the salvation of brunch, occasional emergency burritos (gluten/dairy free of course) and the “I deserve this” chocolate chip cookie to interrupt a stressful day. I have, however, introduced a whole slew of new vegetables and fruits into my diet as well as cutting out most dairy, gluten and sugar (don’t revisit the aforementioned cookie right now.) I’m eating more meat than usual to get my protein fix and backing that up with an hour of working out every other day. I definitely do feel better and can tell the difference in my mood and overall being when I interrupt my healthy flow, so I think I’m going to keep this thing up.

As I write this, I’m sitting here (petrified that my old, tiny oven in my ancient studio apartment is probably going to catch my dutch oven on fire) deeply inhaling the aromas of apple porkchops wafting through my apartment so I thought I’d list out a few of my favorite Clean/paleo/whole30 substitutes and recipes from the past couple of weeks:

Breakfast- Last weekend one of my favorite new Seattle friends and I decided to make brunch instead of going out like we normally do on Sundays. We made these baked eggs , brought to us by Minimalist Baker and they were to diiiiie for. Another breakfast option I’ve been loving is a bowl with strawberries and walnuts topped with a splash of hemp/coconut milk. The Tempt brand has an unsweetened one that is everything to me.*

Lunch//Dinner – Pasta is such a quick easy meal when you’re eating like a normal human, but turns out wheat pastas/noodles aren’t as good for you as vegetables. One of my favorite pasta alternatives so far has been zucchini pasta. This recipe calls for fresh cranberries and pinenuts (how festive for fall, right?) but on my second batch I subbed for blueberries and slivered almonds and it was AWESOME. Highly recommend. The pork chops that are currently flooding my apartment with savory aromas and audible stomach growling symphonies can be found here.

*I know that with most of these programs you’re supposed to make your own milks/not have any at all but let me live a little, ya’ll. I’m new at this
**I’m not a dietician or really even good at dieting so take everything I just said with a grain of salt (but not too much or you’ll bloat, AMIRIGHT?)

Eating healthy doesn’t suck.  Pro tip: You probably will get sick less this cold season if you just give it a little extra effort. Sleep, Water, Excercise, Healthy diet. Do yourself a favor and feel better.

Sundown| Monday Playlist

SUNDOWN

 

Well daylight savings time is in effect; the days get shorter and the light gets less and less. This can only mean one thing: winter is coming.

Just kidding it can mean other things too like:

  • The holiday season is upon us
  • I was in a better mood today when I remembered I got an extra hour of sleep
  • I’ll feel a lot more validated getting into bed at 8pm because it’ll seem “late”

Regardless, it’s Monday and no matter what time it is where you are it’s certainly time for a playlist. Went with mellow vibes for this week. Check it!

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Home | Weekend Inspiration

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I’ve been on the hunt for home-inspo ever since the new apartment hunt has gotten more serious. I’m dying to find some antique Eames chairs, some innovative shelving solutions, and all the indoor green plants.

As far as the new place goes? I’m aiming for something with more natural light. And something with more of a downstairs that is a pizza restaurant.

Where do you get your best home inspo/decor?

 

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