Friday, October 25, 2019

Guest Post :: 5 Tips That Will Help You Have A Better Morning

Confession: I am probably one of the worst morning people ever… It’s not that I am moody, but I am so disorganized, I press snooze on my phone a ridiculous number of times, I sometimes go to bed way too late, and I am sooo disorganized… Today on the blog Peter Minkoff is sharing five tips that will help you have a better morning, and let me just say, there are a few I will be applying to my own life!
You aren’t really a morning person but you’re giving your best to enjoy mornings? Welcome to the club, you certainly aren’t the only one! Here are five useful tips on how to have a better morning, so check them out, get down to business, and give them a fair shot!

Hit the gym as soon as you wake up

Yes, we know that it probably seems way too overwhelming, but you know what? A large number of ladies actually think that morning workouts are much easier to stick to, and the reasons for that are more than good. First of all, if you complete your sweat session in the morning, you won’t have to stress out about squeezing an evening workout into your already busy schedule. Besides that, you won’t be able to make excuses for not exercising after a long day at the office, which is another amazing benefit you shouldn’t overlook. Did you know that working out on an empty stomach can burn fat much faster and increase blood flow to the abdomen? That’s right, so give it a try and you won’t regret it!

Have a well-balanced breakfast after a workout…

Needless to say, a well-balanced breakfast is an absolute must after a workout simply because your body needs to recover properly after intense physical activity. Apart from that, you should know that many nutritionists claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why you should try not to skip it. A combination of protein (eggs), carbohydrates (whole-grain bread), and healthy fats (avocado) will give you enough energy and keep you full until lunch, which is beyond great. This means that you won’t feel the need to reach for unhealthy snacks in between meals, which is how you’ll manage to either shed a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight!

… As well as a large cup of coffee

Having a large cup of coffee is a legitimate part of millions of ladies’ morning routines, and if you’re one of them, too, you know that coffee is more than just an ordinary hot drink. In fact, it’s a magical liquid packed with caffeine – a powerful substance that will keep you awake and promote alertness throughout the day. Buying quality coffee is a must all across the world – including Australia – which means that you should find the best coffee roasters in Sydney as soon as possible. Just one cup of coffee will make a huge difference by helping you to wake up, focus, and mentally prepare for every task and activity that awaits you later that day. So, don’t wait any longer and enjoy your coffee immediately after a breakfast! 

Prep everything the night before

When we say this, we mean both laying out your outfit and coming up with a to-do list for the next day, so have both of them covered and you won’t make a mistake. First of all, thinking of an outfit and picking out jewelry in advance can save you a lot of time and nerves in the morning, so don’t forget to prepare everything the evening before. The same goes for your to-do list, so make sure to prioritize your goals, tasks, and activities and you’ll do a good job. Just remember to write it down – if you fail to do so, everything will float around your mind and create a huge mess. On the contrary, writing everything down will help you visualize your tasks and focus on the most important ones, so grab a piece of paper and a pen (or a to-do list app) and get it done in the blink of an eye!

Stop checking out your phone frantically

Even though grabbing your phone to check your email, messages, and missed calls is probably the first thing you always do as soon as you wake up, you must know that this can be counterproductive. This isn’t a great idea because you won’t be able to kick off your day with a sense of control and inner peace, so try to resist the temptation and stay away from your phone at least an hour after waking up. This is a small step that will allow you to relax, focus, and live in the present moment, so don’t underestimate these benefits and you’ll see what we were talking about!
If you want to have a nice and relaxed morning that will allow you to get ready for the day properly, all you need to do is to stick to our five useful tips and you’ll make it happen. Just give them a try and you’ll see a major improvement, without a shadow of a doubt!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10 Dresses To Avoid For Your Prom Night

It seems that every year, there are stories of students being refused entry to their senior prom night because their outfit contravenes the school dress guidelines issued beforehand. If you want to ensure that you can get into your prom in your senior year, there are some style of dresses that are not suitable and should best be avoided, just in case you are refused admission. 

Below is some advice that you can follow to ensure that your chosen outfit is in line with the policy of your school, making sure that you can enjoy your senior prom without a hitch.
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Backless Dresses
Another style of dress that is often frowned upon at prom night is a dress that has no back. Although these often look sleek and elegant, they are considered too formal for a school prom, so many schools will ban these outright. If your heart is set on a gorgeous backless prom dress that you have seen, make sure that it is acceptable for your school first, before you part with your cash. 

Too Much Cleavage
One thing that is common for most schools to enforce is showing off too much cleavage, so low cut tops are a no go. No matter how big or small your assets are, if you show off too much cleavage at your senior prom, you will most likely be refused entry, leaving you disappointed. Make sure that you select a dress that the neckline is not too low, and you will be able to get into your prom and have fun with your friends and classmates. For the larger girls, there is plenty of choice of gorgeous plus size prom dresses at Peaches Boutique that will look fabulous without having to show off too much flesh. 

High-Split Dresses
If the dress that you choose has a high split in the leg, then this is also something else that may mean you do not gain access to your senior prom. There have been many occasions where students are refused entry as their dress has a split up the leg, which goes as high as the thigh. Some schools have banned split dress altogether, while others allow them depending on the height of the split.
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The Dress Code Of Your School
The school-issued dress code is essential to follow if you want to ensure that you get to enjoy prom night with your classmates. Each school has different rules, but the dress codes themselves are similar. It is best to ask your school directly on the dress code for senior prom and ensure that the outfit that you choose does not break any of the rules, and if it is borderline, it may be best to avoid so that you are not disappointed when you get refused admission. 

Familiarise yourself with the dress code of your school before you go shopping, and you can ensure that your outfit poses no problems at all when it comes to getting into your prom. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

It's Begging To Look A Lot Like Fall

It seem like this was the year where summer was going to last forever… I mean honestly, it was 90 last week, when should it ever be 90 degrees the first week of October!? This fall weather has actually graced us with its presence! There’s a crisp autumn breeze in the air, the leaves are crunching under foot, and most importantly, it actually feels like fall!
I have been wanting to wear sweaters, boots, and leggings since like the last week of August and it is finally here, thank goodness! One thing I have been lusting after for years, and they are definitely a splurge but would be an investment are a pair of stuart Weitzman over the knee boot {fyi you can find them here!}. Everyone I know who owns a pair are absolutely in love with them, plus, rumor has it that they keep you extra warm on those cold days!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

J. Crew Weekend Sale

It has been awhile since J. Crew has had a sale that is this good! Fall has always been my favorite season for fashion; the warm colors, blazers, coats, boots, layering to your hearts content – it’s just enough to send a person’s heart a flutter! 
This time of year I am always looking to stock up on basics, add a few new pieces to my wardrobe, and am even starting to look for Christmas gift ideas {I know, I can’t believe it’s that time of year either}. The J. Crew sale hits all of these marks and I could not be any more excited for the first fall sale of the season!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Get Namenecklace

Maybe it’s a little weird on my part, but for whatever reason I always seem to wear necklaces more in the fall and winter months than I do during the summer. Honestly, the weather can just be so humid in Nashville; it can just be uncomfortable to wear too much jewelry sometimes. 
The other day I found the cutest jewelry website, Get Namenecklace, maybe it is the Southerner in me, but I absolutely love a personalized necklace; especially a monogram necklace. Plus, with Christmas just around the corner {believe it or not} Monogram Necklaces always make such great gifts and stocking stuffers and look super cute with basically any outfit! Confession I am kind of basic…yes. I will walk around the mall in the fall with a monogram necklace on and a pumpkin spice latte, thank you very much!

If monogram necklaces aren’t your things, no worries at all, Get Namenecklace has a very wide selection! For instance my sister loves her birthstone and some jewelry that represents that and Get Namenecklace just happens to have a section dedicated to birthstone pendants and necklaces. For me personally, I love jewelry that reflects a special monument or reflects, your taste, interest, etc. And all of their necklaces are basically a personal extension of you. 

Namenecklace is also a website that makes gift giving extremely easy, especially with the holiday season just around the corner. I have to say, as bad as it might sound, that I have never been a big fan of necklaces with names on them, but Namenecklaces does such a great job of representing the importance behind the name that I am starting to come around… I especially love the infinity necklaces where you can add up to four names, to represent your children, family, or others who are important to you.