Back to Basics...Again

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bodysuit: ASOS //Jeans: ASOS Curve//Belt: Louis Vuitton//
Handbag: Saint Laurent //SandalsSam Edelman

Tomorrow I go back to work after being away for two weeks. It's been an interesting time away. In my previous post I mentioned going away for my birthday and this year I didn't. I challenged myself to stay home and spend time with myself. I've decided I don't wanna do that anymore. least not so much time by myself.  Now, don't get me wrong  nobody loves me more than me, but I probably should have gone somewhere with the amount of time I time took. Welp, when we know better, we do better. 

Here's something I did do while I was away from work...I did things I wanted to do that nobody was really interested in. I went to a couple of museums, worked out, and I bought myself something  nice. So I can't complain.

The good news is that tomorrow I go back to basics. Or back to reality? Back to my normal routine of my nine to five work schedule with clear expectations of what my weeks will look like.
Cheers to the basics!


Staycation Workouts

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Capri Leggings: c/oLola Getts
Use code: Glamazon15 

I took time off for my birthday this year and didn't take my usual birthday trip. Usually I make a point to be gone for my birthday because it's easier to be somewhere exploring, rather than making plans to celebrate yourself with friends and trying to make sure they have a good time. 

Admittedly, this year I had a bit of the birthday blues. I took two weeks off from work because I was planning to go somewhere, but when I couldn't decide on a location I stayed home for a 2 week staycation.  I was able to get chores done, catch up on TV, go to a museum, but truthfully I was bored most of the time. My friends are working during the day so I wasn't able to make many lunch plans. I do most of my shopping online so I wasn't hitting up the mall everyday...what does that leave left? Working out! 

The good news is that I felt super cute each time I stepped foot in that studio! I don't even want to workout if I'm not wearing something from  Lola Getts. Having a cute workout outfit makes all the difference in the world when your body is tired and you're losing motivation. And here is more good news, you can use code Glamazon15 for 15% off your order at checkout! 

So...yep, that's how I kept myself busy. Exercise. I've been going to TrainingMate since about February and I really enjoy it, so I used this time off to get in a few extra classes. I told myself I would master the plank and an assisted pull-up at some point so now was my chance to really practice. I attended class eight times in seven days and I took one day off. To say that I was tired would be an understatement. But I did it and I am glad I did. Setting a goal to exercise gave me something to look forward to.  It was small and simple, but sometimes the small goals have the biggest payoff. 


Summertime Shopping

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Is it just me or have you been looking forward to the summer all year long. This year in Los Angeles we've hide a lot of rain and I have been looking forward to swimsuit season since January.  It felt like we were having a monsoon for three months! I know I know that is completely an exaggeration however for a Southern California girl, one drop of rain on the ground means we all need to pull out our parkas!


Recently I've been taking advantage of summer sales at a few of my favorite online clothing stores via EBates.  If you're unfamiliar EBates, here's how it works. You shop at your favorite stores and get cash back! It's that simple. It's free to sign up and if you're already doing most of your shopping online then this is perfect for you. The best part is, if you already have accounts with your favorite retailers all you have to do is log-in to your account from the EBates website or the app. Plus, you can always take advantage of the sale the retailer is having at the time! And each quarter you get a nice check, direct deposit, or PayPal deposit from EBates! Viola!  

Honestly, I was super skeptical at first but I figured why not and took a chance. When I got my check for $10 at the end of three months, I was shocked! IT WORKED! So, if you are interested in checking out EBates, take it from me....It is worth it! 

Here is a list of my favorite places to shop via EBates...but you can honestly search just about anything! 
  • ASOS
  • Banana Republic
  • Old Navy
  • Target (I know right!? I use my RedCard too!) 
  • Shein
  • Lane Bryant 
  • Soma
  • Foot Locker 
Happy shopping and let me know when you get your first check! 


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