Keeping It Casual…While Breaking and Entering

faux leather leggings, sweater and reflective sunglassesWhen I’m not wearing workout clothing, I pretty much live in (faux) leather leggings and a comfy sweater. I’ll throw on a pair of reflective sunglasses to make this otherwise simple, casual outfit a little more fun.

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What doesn’t, however, make this simple, casual outfit a little more fun is having to break into a second-story window while wearing said outfit. After I took these pictures, I realized I had locked my house key inside, and had to climb up the roof to the only unlocked window and shimmy headfirst inside. Luckily I’ve seen Home Alone 2: Lost in New York like 80 times, so have breaking and entering down to a science.

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WEARING | sweater & beaded bracelet: No Rest for Bridget // blouse: H&M // leggings: ASOS // booties: Zara // sunglasses: Quay // watch: c/o Timex // DIY stud bracelet: make your own with this tutorial

Do you have any good stories about getting locked out of your house? One time in college getting locked out ended with me and my roommate sleeping in moving boxes on our deck…there may or may not have been alcohol involved with that one. :)

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Black (and White and Silver) Friday

Black leather-look cuffed pants, white blouse and strapped heelsHonestly, going to a mall on Black Friday sounds about as fun to me as going to the Apple Store the day a new iPhone is released or Town Hall the day after resident parking stickers expire. No. Thanks. But Black Friday shopping online? While I sit on the couch in my post-Thanksgiving sweatpants, fat, happy and slightly hungover? Oh HELL to the YES.

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One website you should visit while binge shopping for workout clothes/active wear today is Lolë. They reached out to me a while ago, and in addition to their zip-ups and yoga pants, I especially loved the concept of their Yellow Label. All of the Yellow Label coats for sale have been donated (some by celebrities), and proceeds go to Ample Harvest, a charity helping the fight against huger and malnutrition. Kyle Richards (yes, look at me, I’m talking about The Real Housewives again) has a gorgeous coat up for sale right now here, with the minimum contribution starting at $40. Black leather-look cuffed pants, white blouse and strapped heels

Usually any online shopping I do on Black Friday honestly ends up being for…myself (worst Santa ever), so I’m going to try to refrain altogether. But thanks to companies using the buy-one-give-one model it is kinda possible to shop for numero uno while still giving…

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WEARING | Jacket: BCBG Max Azria // Top: H&M // Pants: Paige // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: DKNY (scored at TJMaxx!) // Watch: c/o Timex

Are you doing any Black Friday shopping? Do you brave the crowds or go online?

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Giving Back(packs) with STATE Bags

Leather overalls with plaid shirt and crop topHappy Veterans Day! And to all those who’ve served, a big “thank you!” From those who’ve given back to our country with their service, to companies who give back to those in need—how about we stay on the topic of doing good in the ol’ US of A today?

STATE Bags is a backpack brand with a buy-one, give-one model—for every bag purchased, STATE hand delivers an identical backpack to an American child in need. In late September, the STATE team was in Boston for three of these Bag Drops, donating 700 backpacks to kids in Lynn, Charlestown and Dorchester. I love organizations like this (Tom’s, Warby Parker—the list goes on) because money I’d probably spend on shopping anyway is now also helping someone else.

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I’ve been on a major sneakers-and-backpacks kick lately, and love the Ashton bag from STATE that I’m wearing in these pics—it’s a great neutral color combo for the season (since the colder it gets, the more black gets incorporated into my daily outfits).Leather overalls with plaid shirt and crop top Leather overalls with plaid shirt and crop topMy look is inspired by one of my favorite outfits Chiara Ferragni wore during Milan Fashion Week (check it out HERE and laugh at how much better she put herself together than me haha). Do you guys follow her blog, The Blonde Salad? It’s easily one of my favorite fashion blogs out there—Chiara is cooler/more stylish than a hundred of me put together. Major girl crush.

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WEARING | bag: c/o STATE Bags // hat: H&M // crop top: American Apparel // overalls: Urban Outfitters // plaid shirt: Forever 21 // boots: Aldo // watch: c/o Timex

Enjoy the rest of your Monday! I’ll be back tomorrow with a brutal power wheel workout to target your abs. :)

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