Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wal-Mart Workwear?!?!

So my little brother is in town and my cousin flies in today and we are going to bop all over DC and then head to Richmond for our engagement party and I am so excited and my mind is actually all over the place and today I'm thinking about Wal-Mart and I'm spazzing and my head is going to spin off into outerspace...

Yeah, ya read that right. Wal-Mart has workwear and it's clothes I would actually wear to work that actually fit and actually feel like quality material!

I've been following Shauna @ Penny Chic for years- her posts are all about putting together nice outfits from Wal-Mart/Target/cheap places, and NOW she has her own Wal-Mart line! Her blog has lots of different ways to wear the dresses so basically 1 dress = 3 outfits. Genius! And affordable!

These are the dresses I got (I know I always get really boring colors because I work in DC where we have to dress bawwringgg), and I got a lot because they are only $16 and you have to order $50 worth to get free shipping so I was all ohhh I have to get like 5 to get the free shipping, I'll keep one and take the others back yeah right.:

Penny Chic by Shauna Miller Women's Long Sleeve Wrap Dress icon: Because wrap dresses look good on everyone

Penny Chic by Shauna Miller Women's Curvy Dress: This one is super flattering for big bootied girls. The black and rouching shows off curves but not like too much (no Nikki Minaj status here):

Penny Chic by Shauna Miller Women's Scoop Neck Dress icon: Hi flattering + pockets!

Penny Chic by Shauna Miller Women's Classic Sheath Dress: Hi my name is Claire Underwood and I bought my dress at WAL-MART

PS these run kind of large so I suggest ordering a size below what you would usually get.

PSS this is not a sponsored post in any way. I'm just pretty much obsessed with Shauna and the fact that I can get work dresses for $16.

Where do you get inexpensive workwear?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fitness Blender's "Busy People" Challenge

I really struggle with challenges, similar to a lot of my bloggy friends (no one hates a challenge as hilariously much as my girl Jasmine). Usually I go strong for a few days then get bored, end up doing the workouts randomly whenever I feel like it. HOWEVER, I've completed one FitnessBlender Challenge and I'm pretty sure it's because 5 days is about 100 times more attainable than 30/60/90 days. And they switch it up a lot so you don't get bored. And the videos they make together make me laugh- Kelly and Daniel are awkward just like us!

Check out day one here.

Oh oh oh! All you need is dumbbells too! 30 minutes/day, 5 days, only dumbbells. Win win win.

What do you think of challenges? Do you ever finish them or is it just me (and Jasmine)?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Taco Salad

Disclaimer: I've never gotten into the whole pumpkin thing. PSL - ew what? Pumpkin everything has never been my thing, until this year, aka the fall that a Trader Joe's opened around the corner from my work (I don't even have to CROSS THE STREET to get there) and this happened:

I'm pretty sure I'm the exact personality type that Trader Joe's and Costco and Sam's Club target with their samples. Everything I taste I HAVE TO HAVE- like ALL the samples, I need them. So last week turned into a pumpkin week thanks to Trader Joe's.

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

For the meat:

  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper sprinkles

For the salad serve with:

  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sliced onions
  • Salsa
Combine the raw turkey with the seasonings and pumpkin. Mix well. Cook over medium heat in a non-stick frying pan and cook until turkey is browned.

Toss with the salad ingredients.

Tell me: do you get into the whole pumpkin thing?