Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 22: Adra)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post  and I paid for my outfits with my own money.

The second Fabletics outfit I bought in April was “Adra,” mainly because I wanted a jogger and that vest. It’s like the perfect summer cover up, and you can wear both pieces to work! (Again, I do love a double-duty piece.)

“Adra” consisted of the Temecula Vest in Inkwell, Ko Jogger in Inkwell and Doon Sports Bra in Turq. I always love a good plain sports bra, like the Doon. But the vest and the jogger were just really cool… and I’ve never had a pair of joggers before, so this was a must have outfit in my book.

The Adra outfit as seen on Fabletics + how I customized my order. (As in I didn't change anything.)

The Adra outfit as seen on Fabletics + how I customized my order. (As in I didn’t change anything.)

I don’t quite have the body confidence to wear just a sports bra under a vest, so I tend to wear a cute tank over my sports bra. But I really liked this outfit because it’s cute enough to wear out to brunch, and with booties or a cute pair of heels (and a proper top), you can totally wear the joggers to work!

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Tuesday’s Tea: Blue Lagoon from DavidsTea

DavidsTea is currently having its summer sale in stores and online, and one of the things I spotted in store was the “They’re Back” collection. This came out earlier this year, and the collection included “Blue Lagoon,” “Copabanana,” and “Honeydew Maté.” Since I only discovered DavidsTea in February, I decided that I needed these teas right away – especially since they were only available for a limited time.

Today, I’m reviewing “Blue Lagoon” from the collection. During the summer, I tend to only drink iced fruit infusions – mainly because they’re the easiest “teas” to make into iced tea. Plus, they’re normally fruitier (because they’re fruit infusions) and don’t normally need any extra added sugar.

Blue Lagoon: Part of the "They're Back" Collection. Ingredients: blueberry, cornflower petals, elderberry, lemongrass, pineapple | natural and artificial flavouring

Blue Lagoon: Part of the “They’re Back” Collection.
Ingredients: blueberry, cornflower petals, elderberry, lemongrass, pineapple | natural and artificial flavouring | contains sulfites

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Now Playing: Jess Glynne

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jess Glynne lately – and if you’ve never heard of her, you’ve probably heard her voice before. She was the featuring artist in Route 94’s “My Love,” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be.” She’s also the featuring singer in Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go,” which I’ve had on repeat all summer. (It’s such a perfect summer tune!) She just has an amazing voice, and it’s definitely one I can listen to on repeat.

I also got tickets to her NYC show next month, and I’m so excited because her debut album, “I Cry When I Laugh,” is releasing later this year as well! It’ll be out in the US on September 11 – just enough time for me to listen to her album on repeat so I can memorize the songs for the concert! She’s been slowly releasing songs on her YouTube channel, and each new song is just better and better. Each new release is also getting me more and more excited about her debut album… and her concert next month.

So here are my top three favorite songs that she’s released so far… and I’m really looking forward to the rest of her album (especially “Saddest Vanilla,” which features another favorite – Emeli Sandé!).

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Currently Reading: Forever (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale 05)

So after I started reading “Reign,” I found out that the final book of the “Unfortunate Fairy Tale” series was out – so of course I bought it… and started reading it the second I finished “Reign.” This just makes me want to get back into my bookworm habit so I don’t ever agin miss that the final book of a series that I love has finally been released.

“Forever” is the fifth and final book in the “Unfortunate Fairy Tale” series, which saddens me because it means that my journey with this series is over. But it’s such a great book – I’ve reread it three times already. It starts where the fourth book left off, which is great for people who are reading the series straight through – like me. Also, brava to Chanda Hahn, for writing an incredible series and having the courage to self-publish and share all of her stories. I’m so glad I discovered this series oh so long ago.

Image Credit: goodreads

To summarize “Forever” in one sentence: Mina has returned to the present after an enlightening trip to the past, and has to figure out a way to save both the human and fae worlds with the help of her friends… while also figuring out how to save the love of her life, Teague – even if that means finding a way to kill him.

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Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 21: Belonia)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post  and I paid for my outfits with my own money.

I ended up buying three Fabletics outfits in April, the first of which was “Belonia,” because I was slightly obsessed with the Aruba Wrap Top II. It’s a gorgeous top that can be used for the gym and for work. Double duty pieces for the win! With the amount of activewear I own, any pieces that I can wear out to the gym and to work and/or play is always a good thing.

“Belonia” consisted of the Aruba Wrap Top II in Navy and the Salar Capri Fold-Over in Mosiac Print/Inkwell. One of my favorite things about working out and going to yoga is wearing fun leggings – and this print is quite fun.

The Belonia outfit as seen on Fabletics + how I customized my order.

The Belonia outfit as seen on Fabletics UK (because it’s not available in the USA anymore) + how I customized my order. (As in I didn’t change anything.)

I thought that the “Belonia” outfit was so cute that I didn’t need to change anything about the outfit. I also was really excited about getting some more fun leggings. Black leggings are great because I can wear them to work… but you can really only have so many black leggings. Even if they’re all a little different… they’re still all black leggings.

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