Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss the color of the year. I was really excited when Marsala was chosen as the official 2015 color of the year, so I thought that it would be fun to discuss different ways that you can add this color to your wardrobe so you can rock the color of the year in any season. Remember that you can always add more or less of this color depending on your outfit, however the color is in a deep red wine hue, so it is a little more suited for the fall and winter. Also I tried to find items for y’all that were as close to the hue of Marsala as possible. Ok ready? Let’s get into the fashion!
Winter: Peacoat from monroeandmain.com
I really love this peacoat because it’s cute and definitely looks like it can keep you warm (I mean isn’t it great when you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort!). It’s the perfect piece to wear over a dress to a special occasion, and will also dress up a casual outfit. Since were not very far into the winter season, this is the PERFECT time to invest in a piece like this.
Spring: Metalshine Liquid Eyeliner from Sephora
I felt that this color would be harder to pull off in the spring because springtime is all about bright, fun colors, so I thought that this eyeliner would be an interesting way to use the color. The spring is the perfect season to experiment with your eyeliner color, so this color could make a rally unique look for parties with family/friends.
Summer: Fringe Cross Body Bag from somethingmadison.com
I really love the idea of incorporating fringe into your summer looks, because it gives off that whole boho, music festival kind of vibe that’s really fun. I love the tribal pattern on the flap of this bag, and the fact that the fringe and the rest of the bag is solid Marsala. This is a really fun bag that will go with just about every summer OOTD (outfit of the day).
Fall: Zoya ‘Pepper’ Nail Polish from artofbeauty.com
I really love a dark lip or nail during the fall (and winter), so I thought that this polish was a good choice. This is also the perfect way for you to try out the color without having to fully commit. Nail polish is also usually pretty inexpensive and easy to find, so you can experiment with the color of the year without having to spend all of your money (because let’s be honest, you HAVE to have to keep your Starbucks budget intact).
All seasons: Skater Skirt from ebay.com
I really loved this skater skirt, and thought that it was another fun way to easily bring the color of the year into your wardrobe. A skater skirt is very easy to dress up or down, and is appropriate and cute for a lot of different situations and occasions, so it’s definitely a staple piece to add to your closet in 2015. This skirt is perfect for spring or summer as it is, and with the addition of tights or leggings could also be added into you fall or winter style.
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to discuss a scenario that I think we’ve all been in. It’s the day after Thanksgiving; you wake up and suddenly regret all the slices of pie, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc., that you ate the day before (Yes, you right there). Once you’ve come to this realization you start stressing out about finding the time to go for a jog, tackling a yoga class, or braving the elements to travel to a gym. Well don’t worry! I found a great YouTube trainer that will have you feeling regret free this holiday season (YES!!!!!! Cookie time!). Ready? Ok, here we go!
Certified Pilates and fitness instructor Cassey Ho (or blogilates, as she is more commonly known as) posts Pilates videos, in which uses the energy of popular Top 40 radio hits to make the exercises fun. Cassey currently has 936,992 subscribers, and 74,292,068 views on YouTube, she also teaches POP Pilates in person at the Equinox Fitness Club in Los Angeles, CA. There are different variations when it comes to these kind of workouts, megaformer pilates being one example, so it might be a good idea to try them out before sticking to a single routine. Cassey’s videos can be a great starting point for beginners though. Along with her Pilates classes, Cassey also designs and markets various Pilates themed workout clothes, equipment, and a DVD, some of these products have even been featured in SHAPE magazine and on The Wendy Williams Show. As if these accomplishments are not enough, Cassey was also named the Best Healthy Living Blogger of 2012 by FITNESS magazine, and the #2 most influential online personality by Sharecare ( she was only beaten out by reality show fitness guru Jillian Michaels…good job Cassey, you go Glen Coco!).
Cassey also writes a successful blog in which she posts healthy food recipes and workout calendars to go along with her YouTube videos. On her blog, Cassey also provides written meal plans that will help you achieve various fitness goals. If at this point you’re thinking, “I want to get healthier and eat cleaner, but I can’t give up my burgers!!!”…have no fear, Cassey also provides recipes to make healthier versions of our favorite foods, such as pumpkin pie, muffins, pizza bites, and even Doritos (yeah you heard me right DORITOS!…It’s perfectly ok if you scream at this point…go ahead…ok… time’s up!)
Her blog site also has various true stories of people who have transformed their bodies using Cassey’s methods. I thought this was a really cool idea because losing weight or toning up can often be a hard and grueling process, so seeing other people’s success can often encourage you to stay focused on your own fitness goals. I guess that’s why ‘A Community Of The Horse‘, the blog by Charlotte T.Chan, is also very popular. People enjoy the success of others and also use it to inspire their own fitness journeys.
I’ve personally tried many of Cassey’s workouts, and I can tell you that they’re HARD…but they are very rewarding, so I would definitely check out Cassey’s videos and her blog. Especially, if, like me, you are fan of all things yoga and pilates. Speaking of yoga, did I ever tell you about my friend the yoga instructor? She has just come back from a yoga teacher training course in India. When it comes to learning about yoga in Goa, a teacher training course is one way to cram in everything you need to know about all the essential postures and mindfulness techniques. I cannot wait to hear all about it very soon!
Now even though there are many, many, MANY, different types of videos on Cassey’s YouTube channel, I did find some videos made specifically for Thanksgiving, so I’ll post links to those videos below, but I suggest you check out all of her videos. Well…what are you doing? Go look at the videos, you can do it, I believe in you! Thanks for reading this post and until Friday, bye!!!!!!!
blogilates – YouTube (YouTube channel)
Blogilates – Fitness, Food, & POP PIlates (Blog website)
Post Thanksgiving Tune Up (POP Pilates) – YouTube (Thanksgiving themed workout video)
Thankful Thighs Thanksgiving Workout – YouTube (Another Thanksgiving themed workout video)
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