run like no one is watching
February 15, 2017
So, I have a confession. I usually stay away from looking at fitness Instagram accounts, because I find myself counting the flaws that I think I have, but lately I have been searching around Pinterest and Instagram to decide how I am going to attain a healthier lifestyle. There are SO many good accounts out there! It is incredible. But there is one problem that I have…I go through this crazy mind game. This is what I mean:
#1. I think “I am so ready to be healthy and get fit!”
#2. I then think “Where do I even start?”
(then I start looking at Instagram for different work outs and food ideas)
#3. Then I start to workout and eat healthy and then I don’t see results within the first two to three weeks…
(obviously that’s not a ton of time! Duh Paige…it takes longer than that)
#4. Every account I come across, I see this person who seems to be simply flawless and who
has it all together. So then I start to doubt a little bit.
#5. I then start to get super overwhelmed and think there is NO WAY I can make this happen for myself.
(I would ever look that good. Even if I never ate again!)
#6. Then there I am…back on my couch at midnight eating cookies. hahaha
This has been my process for a really long time! I think that I am starting to find ways to be motivated by myself and not by others, and that is really helping me! I personally want to feel and look good, and only I can make myself feel that way. So, with all of that being said, I want to know how you all are keeping healthy. What are your favorite healthy snacks? Are you on a diet that you love? I see lots of people “counting their macros”. Are you doing that? I am currently obsessed with boxing. It’s the only thing that gets me to the gym! So with that being said, what work out classes do you love?
The statement on this sweatshirt is a perfect statement for me. “Run like no one is watching.” I think I run a little funny, so I always pretend like no one is watching, or I get self-conscious! haha YOU GUYS…H&M pulled through this season with their workout gear! Their stuff is sooooo good. The sweatshirt in this look is a suede fabric. SUEDE! (see link below) So cool. Everywhere I go with this sweatshirt on, I get compliments. And the bra too. I have never had a matching gym outfit until this last month. Now I am kind of obsessed with trying to find matching looks. If you are anything like me, have cute outfits makes you get your booty to the gym, right?!
Anyway, I hope some of you comment and give me your feedback. I would love to hear from you all.
photos by roxana b photography
sports bra: h&m
February 13, 2017
Hi! Just wanted to quickly share a booty workout I came across and decided to try. Yes, I found this on Pinterest. Yes, I am working on getting a nice booty. Yes, I really tried these works outs below. AND YES, I am very sore!
I have a little clip of me trying out this workout on my Instagram Story right…NOW. Hopefully I can get some videos up on my Instagram wall in the future! Side note – I couldn’t even do the “pistol squats.” Like what?! I’m not that legit yet. Another side note, because I couldn’t do the pistol squats, I tried to make the “single leg bridge” a little more difficult by using an exercise ball (see seen in my Instagram Story). If you miss my Instagram Story, instead of having my foot rest on the ground, I am balancing it on the exercise ball. Working the core and the booty at the same time! It was rough! Anyway…anyone want to jump on this “nice booty” train with me?! Or do any of you have any good work outs for me to try? I am all ears.
February 10, 2017
It’s finally the weekend, and I am ready to get in my comfy clothes and do all the things that my week doesn’t allow me to do! This weekend I have made it a goal to not only get some good work outs in, but to also come up with a fun plan to share cool work outs I come across, yummy food I inhale, clothing that needs to live in my closet, etc. (like I mentioned in one of my previous posts) If you follow me on Instagram, I have been posting little workouts here and there on my story, but I am curious to know if I were to post videos and such on my feed, if that would be something people would enjoy. Right now my feed is quite professional (meaning I try and keep my photos high quality), but I kind of want to be able to post some real life things! Thoughts? Lot’s of back and forth going through my head right now. Help!
I also want to know how you all are staying in shape. What work outs do you enjoy? What do you eat? Can anyone teach me how to cook? You know, all of the important things.
Enough with my ramble. I will let you all get to your fun Friday night plans!
photos by samantha stapley photography
sweatshirt: nordstrom + nike
leggings: nordstrom + nike
Roses and Ruffles
February 7, 2017
I am so sad, because I waited to long to share this look with you all! I cannot find the product on Zara’s website, so I don’t have links for you today. #fail
BUT I wanted to give you a little something to get you inspired for your Valentine’s Day look. This isn’t as fancy as the “perfect red dress” that I styled in my last post, but it is dressy enough for a nice dinner date/event.
For all of you that like to keep it some what casual and cozy…stay tuned. One more Valentine’s inspired post is comin!
Photos by Roxana Baker Photography
it’s time to “stretch” myself
February 3, 2017
Photos by Samantha Stapley Photography
Adidas Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters | Similar Here
Pants: Mono B | Similar Here and Here
Bra: Lululemon | Similar Here and Here
Tennis Shoes: Finish Line + Adidas Ultra Boosts
Lady in Red
February 2, 2017
It’s FEBRUARY! The month of love, treats, red, and everything sappy!
And if you know me…I LOVE TREATS!
and love. 🙂
Wanna know what I am loving most right now? Both this dress and these heels are on sale! What whaaaat. You are welcome. (see links below)
If you are planning on a romantic Valentines Day with your man or even your girlfriends, this is a classy and simple look to turn heads. You guys. This dress is everything! It is slimming. It is classy cut with the ruffle on the front, yet spiced and edgy with the cut out on the back. It is modest. I have never found the perfect red dress for Valentines Day, but this year I think I did!
For those of you who like to keep Valentines Day more comfy and casual, I have more ideas coming for you soon! Stay tuned lovers.
Photos by Roxana Baker Photography
Dress: H&M | on sale!
Shoes: DSW (BCBG) | on sale!
Lover of Black
January 30, 2017
This is how I wish everyday looked. Sunshine and bare feet.
Keeping it super casual, and because of the ocean breeze, I am keeping it cozy too! There isn’t anything special to this look, but I have to admit, it’s one that I wear more than once a week. Yes, I am guilty of “wear the outfit again if no one sees you in it”. My once piece of advice for you today is:
When in doubt, wear black! 🙂
Photography by Brooke Scheurn Photo
Glasses: Nordstrom | Similar Here
Cozy in Calvin
January 13, 2017
Hello long weekend!
Most of you probably have fun weekend trips planned, but I am over here excited to cozy up and take it easy! I guess you could say I am that one friend who is the grandma of the group.
I shot this look in Utah a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately just sharing it now, but with how the weather is treating us here in LA, I think I could wear this look this weekend! It’s a been a bit chilly.
For some reason, there is nothing I love more than seeing a thin hooded sweatshirt layered with a nice long jacket. Yes, on both woman and men! I do it when I can here in LA, but when I am home in Utah, this look is my go-to! And of course, when the hair hasn’t been washed, I am all about hats! Hides the hair mess and added a great touch to the look.
Anyway, have fun this weekend everyone! Stay warm and safe
Photos by Samantha Stapley Photography
Coat: Zara | Similar Here
Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Zara | Similar Here
Hat: Brandy Melville | Similar Here
Shoes: Stan Smith – Adidas
Black is the new Black
January 5, 2017
Once upon a time in a winter wonderland, there was a young woman who arose out of bed at the crack of dawn to set out on an adventure. She thought twice about making the journey, but because she is trying to work hard towards her goal, she knew that she could not go back to snuggling up in her warm bed. The sun was rising, the wind was blowing, and in her apple red jeep the temperature read TEN DEGREES. Driving for miles, her excitement to get to her destination grew and grew. She pulled up and was more than thrilled to see her brown haired beautiful friend! Her friend whipped out her camera and said “we just need to make it to the top of that little hill”, so they set on their journey. The young woman was not prepared. She instantly knew that her leather skirt, ankle booties, and a thin turtleneck were not going to play in her favor. The two made it half way up the hill, and then it happened, the young woman slipped and fell. Not only did she fall, but she was holding holding onto her brown haired friend, so her friend fell as well! They both were in trouble. After multiple falls, bare hands and knees in the snow, and no way to warm up, they finally made it to the top. Miserably cold, they tried to laugh it off, and capture the beauty of Utah’s winter mornings…
Yes. The young woman in the story is me. Yes, the brown haired beauty is Roxana. And yes, this really did happen!
Good thing these images turn out to be masterpieces! You’ll never get anything less than that with Roxanna!
Ps. No matter how many amazing pieces I may or may not have in my closet, I always end up wearing all black. It is a problem!
Photos by Roxana Baker Photography
Turtle Neck: Zara
The Ultimate Bomber
November 17, 2016
Do you know why I love LA so much? Because there are so many creative people here! I stepped out of my comfort zone this past weekend and met up with an unbelievably creative human named Tommy. I came across his profile on Instagram and was immediately in love with the work he creates. We ended up connecting, and next thing you know, we are on a rooftop in Downtown LA picking each other’s brains and enjoying the view every way we looked!
The winter here in Los Angeles is different from the Utah winter that I am used to. I never thought that a baggy dress, knee-high booties, and some sort of statement jacket would be my “go-to” look this winter season…Some may call that boring, but hey, this look gets lots of compliments! No one hates those.
Wherever you are in the world, what’s going to be your “go-to” winter look?! Please share. I need some outfit inspo!
| Photos by Tommy Lundberg |
Dress: Cotton On
Boots: Zara (Similar Here and Here)