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January is here – the month of resolutions, diets, new workout routines, and motivated mindsets. I’m no different, though I don’t set resolutions, but goals. I’ve outlined personal goals as well as for my blog and career and even put together a vision board to help me visualize them. I use some different tools for health and wellness (both mental and physical), and I’m excited to share some of my favorite resources and tips with you. Hopefully these can also help make it easier for you to reach your goals and train some new habits. Insight Timer Meditation App Insight Timer is the top-rated free meditation app in the app store, and I can speak personally to it. They have over 3.2 million meditators, and they offer over 7,600 guided meditations, music tracks, talks and courses. What I love about this app is that meditations are uploaded by over 1,600 teachers (meaning that…

One of the hottest trends of the season is pearl-adorned pieces. Whether it’s jeans, sweaters, denim jackets or blazers, pearls are making an appearance. I’ve partnered with Romwe to show off one of my favorite pieces for Winter, which combines this trend with the “ruffle movement” that is still going strong since last Spring. I’m also recommending similar pieces (at great prices) where you can rock the pearl trend! I’m sharing some other pearled pieces from Romwe that I have my eye on, and the best part is how inexpensive they all are! 1. Lantern Sleeve Faux Pearl Sweater: $29.99 and comes in 5 colors!  //  2. Faux Pearl Oversized Sweater: $19.99  and comes in 1 color  //  3. Pearl Beaded Drawstring Hoodie: $14.99 and comes in 2 colors  //  4. Faux Pearl Decorated Flat Sandals: $30.99 and comes in 2 colors  //  5. Pearl Beaded Knit Crop: $11.99 and comes in 1 color  //  6. Drop Shoulder Pearl Beaded Crop Sweater: $9.99 and comes in 1…

So, I’m 30. Yep, it happened, and on December 5, 2017 I have entered my third decade of life. Scary things are supposed to happen now, right? Wrinkles, pressure to have babies, officially being more of an adult than I felt I was in my late-twenties? Luckily, Dermalaser here in Miami is helping me embrace entering my 30’s – at least when it comes to my skin. They focus on laser treatments, body treatments, skin care and injectables and I sat with the owner, Marisol, to consult about my skin needs before deciding what treatments were best for me. Marisol is one of the most knowledgable skincare experts I have ever spoken with. She gave me some incredible insight into what many spas do wrong and why it’s so important to understand what machines they are using and what exact processes they are using during your treatments. She advised that some medspas use non-FDA…

The cooler season is upon us (here in Miami, the weather finally broke today to offer some chillier temps), so it’s definitely time to stock up on some cute sweaters. Since we don’t have these lower temperatures that often (or for long), adding stylish and comfortable sweaters at an affordable price is super important. I’m rounding up my current favorites from Zaful, which are all inexpensive and perfect to get me through cooler seasons to come. Side note: If you use ebates, you earn 7.5% cash back on your Zaful purchases! If you shop online and don’t use ebates, I highly recommend it – you earn a percentage of cash back on all online purchases (percentage varies per retailer), but most major retailers use it. Sign up here and get $10 automatically! When you order online with they Zaful, they are also currently offering their own 10% off discount, plus free shipping…

Thanksgiving is just days away (cannot believe it), and whether you’re hosting or bringing a side dish, you probably have to take at least a few dietary restrictions into consideration when preparing your dishes. I’m participating in our second annual “Friendsgiving”, a popular holiday trend where you essentially re-create Thanksgiving before or right after the holiday, but with your B.F.F.s. With diets and allergies ranging from vegetarian to vegan, from paleo to gluten-free and dairy-free, it can be hard to accommodate everyone. Or for some, your cooking struggles might stem from not being able to really throw together anything more than a great PB&J sandwich. For others, it may entail wanting to get SO creative that you don’t really know where to start. Well, I’m giving you some alternative recipes that are sure to please for different diets, cooking proficiency (or lack there of), and are sure to impress any crowd this Thanksgiving! Sweet Potato Casserole with…

A crisp white top is always a classic. It’s fresh, bright, and can be paired with almost anything. For the Summer heat, I found the perfect white top that has been a go-to with shorts, and leading into Miami’s “Fall, I can now begin to pair it with anything from jeans to trousers. This off-the-shoulder crop top hits at the perfect spot, to still allow for a cropped effect, but without baring any midriff. The sleeves are attached to the top as separate armholes, which stay perfectly in place. I also love that the sleeves have more of a bell shape, for a really unique and comfortable look. The best part of this shirt is that it is $7.99! It also comes in 5 additional colors, which I will definitely be scooping up. There are also usually promo codes for a percentage off or shipping discounts, so peek around on…