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Hey everybody!!! Today's post is a little different, but I thought I would share with you all how to get cute outfits without paying too much for it. I'm going to share a full outfit with the item being expensive and one being way cheaper. Some of these items look exactly alike but have a $500 price difference lol. I am posting this to show you all that you can still look good and wear all the trends, and it won't cost as much as you think it would. There are always cheaper options to designer brands, you just have to look! Enjoy!! <3

Acne Studios White Oval Sunglasses - $320                                    Urban Outfitters White Oval Sunglasses - $18

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Hey everyone! I first want to give a huge thank you to all of you on my Health and Fitness Journey post. That was something really personal and important for me to share and I am loving the feedback. This is the last outfit post from the beach. Ugh... take me back! This cropped off the shoulder white tee matches perfectly with the high waisted denim shorts. I loved adding the bandana to add a bit of color and style to the look. My Adidas shoes helped to top off the outfit and add a sportier look. It was really windy the day we shot this as you may can tell by my hair lol. Hope you're having a nice Saturday!! :)

SIMILAR TOP

SHORTS

BANDANA

SHOES

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Fitness, Food

Today I thought I would share a personal topic with you all because I want you all to know the backstory of my journey to loving my body. I am not saying I am the fittest or healthiest person out there, but I am definitely fitter and healthier than I was 2 to 2 1/2 years ago. My 7th and 8th grade years were the times that I was the most overweight in my life. If you knew me during that time, I was the complete opposite of who I am now. Everyday after school my grandmas would take me to McDonald's to get a medium fry and a medium Dr. Pepper, and I literally went everyday. It was so unhealthy, but at the time I didn't care, I just loved it so much. That was definitely a contributing factor to becoming overweight. I was taking dance, and I still am, but even though I was doing something active, I was still eating junk food everyday, and I was only going to dance once a week, so there wasn't a difference being made. Around May 2015 my mom had been going to a fitness program called Jazzercise, and she had been asking me to go for a while and I finally went. I went every now and then, but I still ate junk food all the time. Which meant the workout wasn't doing anything because 80% of your physique is based on what you eat, 20% is working out and genetics. After a few months of working out occasionally and eating badly, I finally realized what I was doing to my body by putting these foods in my body. I soon started to eat healthier and became to love myself more, and my body loved me more too. I soon was working out everyday and eating healthy, and I never felt better. Now that doesn't mean I don't indulge on junk food because I do every know and then. It's all about balance. I'm not gonna lie that I've had hard days where I can't look at my body without thinking negatively about it, and I still get self conscious about my weight sometimes, but most of time I am happy about how far I've come. I am still learning to become more confident in myself and my body, but I'm getting there. I wouldn't have been able to do this without the help of my mom for getting my lazy butt off my bed, being an inspiration to me and cooking me delicious healthy meals lol. I also couldn't have done it without my Jazzercise family either. The instructors Stacey, Lindsay, Brooke and Jeanne have all guided me to being more confident, loving myself and rocking it out on the dance floor. They are such amazing role models to look up to, and not just for workout reasons :). I appreciate them more than they know, and if they are reading this, I love you guys!! The people who take Jazzercise have even been so supportive, and they are such a strong group of warriors that push me to be stronger too. I would also like to thank Carrie, my second mom ;), for taking me to Jazzercise before I got my license, so much love for her! I am not saying that in order to feel more confident in yourself you have to eat healthier and workout, but for me I feel like my mind is clearer and I am rewarding my body by what it can do. Starting this health journey has made me stronger physically and mentally and has helped me become the best version of myself. My sleep schedule is even better than it used to be; I used to go to bed between 2-3am and I wouldn't get up until noon. Now I try going to bed between 10:30-11pm and getting up around 7am. Getting the right amount of sleep is also a big contributor to taking care of your body. If you read all of this, you're a real trooper lol, but I hoped this may have inspired those of you who are starting your own journey. I want you to know that you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. I hope this gave you all an insight as to why I am so passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle. I'm so blessed to have so many people in my life to look up to as I continue my journey because it only goes up from here :). Here I am in 2017, feeling the best I've ever felt in my whole life. Take control of your life and make it the BEST you want it to be because you're the only one that can make a difference in your life.

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Hi! Here is another outfit post from the beach! Like I said, I definitely took advantage of the beach scenery, so of course I had to take photos on the beach! My crop top I'm wearing goes perfectly with my high waisted denim shorts. The kimono adds a little touch to the outfit, and it looks great with the beach breeze blowing it around. Happy Tuesday! :)

SIMILAR TOP

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Hi, here is another outfit post from the beach! I loved the beach scenery, so I took advantage of it for photos! Rompers are a favorite of mine, and are convenient to wear at the beach because they are so easy and comfortable. This romper was more on the fancier side, so I wore it out to eat one night. I paired it with my black and gold cross body, and my black loafers. I think black, pink and gold go so well together! Lots of love! <3

SIMILAR ROMPER

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SIMILAR BAG

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Hi everyone!!! Today's post is a continuation of my travel post from the beach. This food post I am sharing with you today is some of the food I ate while I was at the beach. When you're on vacation of course it's okay to indulge in junk food and just have fun, and I did do that. But for the most part I still ate pretty healthy because I enjoy a healthy, wholesome lifestyle. I hope this post can give you all some healthy snack ideas and healthy food options on vacation ( minus the pizza ;) ). Click HERE to check out my travel post from the beach!

The first night out we went to a place called Saltwater Grill in Swansboro. It was delicious, I had coconut shrimp as an appetizer and everyone else had soft pretzels. For my dinner I had a salad with salmon and green beans. YUMMY! I totally recommend checking out this place.

These are the majority of my snacks I ate while on the beach; simple and healthy!!!

Of course on vacation I had to have an indulgent junk meal, and that was pizza. We had Michaelangelo's pizza, and it was mind blowing lol sooo good.

Another night for dinner I had a salad from the Highway 55 restaurant. My salad included grilled chicken, green peppers, onions, bacon and tomatoes. :)

My dad cooked grilled chicken and then I warmed up some frozen broccoli in the microwave. This is always one of my fav, go-to meals. Yummy and healthy!

​For my last shot of pictures I took of food, we went to eat at Flipperz Bar & Grill. It's tradition to go eat seafood when you're at the beach. I had Peel and Eat Shrimp with broccoli and slaw on the side. It was so delicious, and I suggest you go here if you're looking for a good seafood restaurant near Emerald Isle. 

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Hey everyone, for the past week I have been at the beach having the most relaxing time, but of course I had to take pics to show what an amazing time I had with my family. I hope you enjoy this travel post, another post will be up later from this vacation where I show what I ate on this trip. Lots of love xxx.

Waking up to the sunrise on the beach is always my favorite <3.

Taking my dog for a walk everyday was most of the exercise I did on this vacation, but I also ran on the beach as well. I loved walking around and looking at all the other beach houses on the street, they were so pretty, so of course I had to take pictures.

I love reading on the beach, it's so calming. Another favorite part of mine was spending time with my family, they are amazing :).

We went out for dinner one night in Swansboro, its such a cute small town with lots to see. After dinner we went and walked down a boat dock, I could've stayed there for hours. If you're ever near Emerald Isle beach, I recommend going to Swansboro, it's definitely worth your time.

Spending the 4th of July at the beach is always a good time, especially when you get to sit on the beach and watch the fireworks. I did get one photo of the fireworks that someone was shooting before it was dark. Of course my mom got my brother, sister and I matching shirts to wear, which is so dorky, but I love her anyway <3. My sister loved playing with the sparklers at night and wearing glow sticks all over her lol. I had such an amazing time, and this was truly one of the best weeks of my life. Until next time..... ;)

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Hey loves!!! I got home from the beach today, and I'm a little sad but happy to be back home :). This look is another cute, simple beach look or any casual day look. The denim jacket and patterned shorts complete the outfit along with my superstar Adidas, ugh I'M IN LOVE. Have a lovely day everyone!

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Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!! I am currently typing this while sitting in a rocking chair looking over the beach... so nice. Today's look is one that is perfect to wear on vacation or anytime! A romper is super easy and comfortable to wear and can serve as a cute coverup at the beach! I hope you all are enjoying your day, i'm gonna go soak up some rays :).

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SIMILAR SANDALS

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​Hi guys! Today I thought I would share my favorite products at the moment. These products are my holy grail right now, and I would be looking like a complete mess without them lol. Enjoy, and if you want, check out these products for yourself ;). 

This Urban Decay Naked Nude Eyeshadow Palette has the perfect colors that go with any outfit, they even help to make your eyes pop!!

The Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream is the best moisturizer, especially if your skin is oily and dry like mine, I recommend this!

The Sigma Eyeshadow Brushes are from I've used, the best eyeshadow brushes so far. They apply the eyeshadow so well.

The Maybelline Volume Express The Rocket Mascara really does give volume to your lashes. So many people ask me if I wear fake eyelashes because that's how good this mascara is!!

The NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder is what I have been using to fill in my eyebrows. I love it! I use the lightest brown on my brows.

The Cetaphil Facial Cleanser is perfect to use for sensitive skin such as mine. After using it it leaves your skin glowing!

The Maybelline Great Lash Clear Gel is perfect for setting your brows and keeping your eyebrow powder in place all day which of course always makes you look better.

The Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment is great for getting rid of those pesky bumps. You put it on before you go to bed, and in the morning you wash your face and find your face looking and feeling better.

This Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover gets off your eye makeup really quick and it doesn't smear all over your face when you take it off either!

This MAKEUP FOREVER Ultra HD Foundationis very lightweight and keeps your face looking natural and glowing. It's pretty easy to take off and apply on the face.

The Tresemme Heat Tamer is great for me to use when I straighten my hair. This keeps my hair healthy by protecting it from all the heat I use everyday.

The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes are amazing for taking off all my makeup super quick and it doesn't smear all over face either. I love when I come home at the end of a long day and I can use these wipes and next thing you know, bye-bye makeup!

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