Loving Lately: 10.18.16 ♡

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Get excited! Loving Lately is back for October! It’s been awhile since I’ve hit you with a  personal post, so this edition of LL is going to hit two birds with one stone. I’ve been absent on the blog this week because I recently started some new consulting work, so I’ve been busy with training and getting started on the project. It’s been an adjustment! I’m right in the initial not-quite-sure-how-I’m-going-to-do-everything-I-want-to-do phase that comes with a new commitment, and it’s a little daunting. Not only have I been struggling to figure out a new schedule with writing, updating, and working out because of the new job, but the last week has also involved weddings, birthdays, and family get togethers, so life has been especially hectic. Good hectic, though! Anyway, I wanted to make sure that I got at least ONE real post in this week before sharing my Wednesday links, so Loving Lately fit the bill nicely. This particular feature is a little shorter than past LL posts, but I hope you’ll enjoy it all the same. Here are three things that I’m loving rn. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. According to Byrdie, that no-foundation-life is trending hard ATM. Here’s how to nail the foundation-free look, if you’re curious!
  2. Two words: TRAP YOGA.
  3. So this is interesting: Refinery29 has a feature on what “healthy eating” looks like around the globe.
  4. If you’re married, then you can probably relate to at least ONE of these 20+ tweets about, uh, wedded bliss featured on Huffington Post.
  5. Speaking of marriage, remember seeing “the most-pinned dress on Pinterest” a few months back? Cosmopolitan has a fashion story featuring 14 very different brides, all wearing that very dress!

xx,

Liza

Back to Basics: Spilling My Skincare Secrets!

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Admittedly, I haven’t always taken the best care of my skin. I used to find the whole skincare routine thing pretty annoying, primarily because my former skincare routine–back in the day–took place in the morning, was rather time consuming, and produced less-than-ideal results. It was like, what’s the point? Why am I even doing this? My skin was just skin, and I didn’t put much time, attention, or effort into caring for it, let alone improving it! Now that I’ve gotten things fully figured out, though, my skincare routine has honestly become one of my favorite parts of my day. Aside from finding the perfect tools and products for my skin, switching the timing of my regimen, so the majority of my skincare process takes place at night instead of in the morning, has made a world of difference. In the morning, it’s a chore. At night, it’s a *~ritual~*. Here are the exact products and tools I’m currently using that are giving me the best skin of my life. (more…)

My Favorite Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

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Even though autumn is approximately five seconds long in Minnesota, I’m still a major sucker for all things fall fashion. The extra-frigid temps we experience is just an excuse to buy a jacket or two, you know? There are always a handful of styles that tend to make an impact on me each season, and even though our autumn is laughably brief, my love of trends knows no bounds. The heart doesn’t know that it doesn’t FEEL like fall, guys. Anyway! If you’re curious about cute, of-the-moment clothes and how to wear them, read on! Here are three of my favorite fall fashion trends for 2016. (more…)

October Goals

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Did September seem to fly by for anyone else?! I feel like I was just marveling at the fact that we had entered PSL season, and now it’s officially full-blown FALL. October is always a pretty chill month, though, so I’m excited that it’s here. And of course, with new a month comes a new list of goals! I like the idea of honing in on 4 goals, so it feels like I have one thing to knock out each week. It doesn’t actually play out that way in reality, of course, but I appreciate it from a mental framing standpoint. Here’s what I’m planning to take on this October, plus a little check-in on September’s goals. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. I had a donut cake for my 26th bday this year, but this brunch donut cake from The Kitchy Kitchen takes things to a whole new level of decadence.
  2. Calling all beauty junkies! You’re going to want to get aquatinted with Deciem skincare’s The Original line & the rise of their $6 high-performance serums, via Racked.
  3. Speaking of beauty, I was PRETTY sure that this article, which is entitled “The One Thing You Never Noticed About Beauty Products” was complete and total clickbait, but it’s NOT. Check it out on Buzzfeed!
  4. Really into this massive, expertly-curated list of travel tips from Huffington Post.
  5. Finally, according to Well + Good, it’s officially chill to fuel up on cookies pre-workout. (Kinda.)

xx,

Liza