Thursday, April 12, 2018

SHOPBOP SALE- get 25% off!!


I've been way behind on my weekly blog series featuring my current crushes because let's face it I feel behind on life these days!  

It's perfect timing to start this series back up with the amazing shopbop sale featuring 15% - 25% off full items and SALE items using the promo code: CODE EVENT 18.  Don't wait to shop these deals because items sell out very fast and there are only 3 days left!

Shop the collage items below!





DENIM:  This is best time to stock up on the denim you've been eyeing!  The LEVIS I'm wearing above are still my fave due to the color and perfect distressing.  These DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS are a great price point as well.  And I'm obsessed with this go with everything DENIM SKIRT

SHOES:  These popular HIGH PLATFORM WEDGES are the perfect neutral color.  I've been eyeing these classic white LACE UP SNEAKERS for awhile!  And I've been looking everywhere for WHITE SLIDE WEDGES and these fit the bill.


SUNNIES:  I wear these BLACK QUAYS (pictured above) with almost everything and instantly gives you a glam vibe.  These KAREN WALKER ONES will never go out of style with their classic shape.

JEWELS:  This CHOKER NECKLACE is perfect for layering with other necklaces. How adorable are these FLOWER STUD EARRINGS?!  These GOLD STATEMENT EARRINGS are great for everyday looks.  And who can resist YELLOW TASSEL EARRINGS with a pretty spring outfit!



WORKOUT CLOTHING:  I wear these SHINY HIGH RISE LEGGINGS (pictured above) the most out of all my workout gear.  This DISTRESSED TEE is perfect for throwing on over your workout top leaving the gym.  I'm loving these CROPPED BOOM LEGGINGS as well!

BAGS:  It's rare that Cult Gaia items are included on sales due to their popularity.  I've been wanting this WHITE SMALL CLUTCH for awhile.  This BLUSH BACKPACK is the most gorgeous color and would go with great with casual looks.  This is a great MICRO TOTE and comes in 3 colors.


TOPS:  This is hands down my fave basic WHITE CREW TEE (pictured above) due to the slim fit.  This BUTTERFLY TOP would look beautiful paired with shorts or a denim skirt.  This EYELET BLOUSE makes a statement with the cold shoulder detail!  This PUFF SLEEVE TOP is one of the top silhouette's for spring.  This MINI STARS TEE is too adorable and would look amazing with denim cut off shorts.

JACKETS:  I'm in love with this fitted DENIM MILITARY JACKET as a spin on a basic jean jacket.  This VEGAN LEATHER JACKET is super light weight and has a beautiful drape detail.

DRESSES:  This FLOWERED DRESS is in my shopping cart and perfect for spring parties!   This ONE SHOULDER DRESS is on trend and too cute.  This HI LOW YELLOW DRESS would be amazing on a tropical vacay.

This sale has amazing timing with Crystal and I's birthdays around the corner (hint hint to our friends and family!)

Happy Shopping!
Amanda
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Fave Protein Bars

If you are anything like me, you're a sucker for a good protein bar.  It's like a Snickers for an adult, if you find a good tasting one.  I am always on the lookout for a yummy, low carb, low sugar, high fiber, and high protein bar.  Being totally honest here, I can't keep a box of these in my house.  I really would eat them all the time, and after every meal when I had a sugar craving.  So, I only go and purchase one at a time, or if I really have a sweet craving I need to get rid of.  Here are some of the ones that I like the best.

#1- Quest Bars.  These are my fave!  Most are below 200 calories and 10 grams of fat.  They are all lower carb because of their high fiber content (for example my favorite one only has 4 net carbs). Most of their options have 20 plus grams of protein.  They are also the lowest amount of points on Weight Watchers.  I am not on Weight Watchers, but I do think its worth noting.  My favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip  Cookie Dough.
The rest of my faves are all delish and not ranked in any particular order!

No Cow Bar - This bar has no dairy, no gluten, no soy, no GMO, but it's packed with lots of protein and fiber.  They have 20 plus grams of protein, and only 1 gram of sugar.  They also are pretty low in fat with most bars just around 6 grams.  My favorite flavor is the peanut butter chocolate chip!








One Bars - Packed with 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar, this is one of my top bars. One Bars usually have around 7 grams of fat too.  My fave flavor is the Birthday Cake flavor. Watch out, these can be a tad messy.







KIND Bars - So many good flavors and options.  Be sure to look for the ones that say low glycemic index on the wrappers. Low glycemic foods (i.e. oatmeal, beans and vegetables) are full of protein, fiber and fat and keep you full for a longer period of time, due to the digestion duration.


Pure Protein Bars - I feel like these are some of the easiest to find at gas stations, and places like CVS or Walgreens.  I really like most of the flavors.  They are also a 20 grams of protein, 3 gram of sugar option.  I really like their chocolate ones, and birthday cake flavors as well.
A good place to pick up some of these goodies is Smoothie King.  They have great protein bar options and have most of these on my list.  Check out my Smoothie King Blog Post for some healthy smoothie options there as well.

And just a quick "beware" note about Larabars.  I like them and they have all natural, good ingredients.  But, they are pretty high in sugar content.  They have around 17-20 grams of sugar per bar.  So, I am not saying they are bad and don't eat them.  I am just saying if you are watching carbs and sugar, they aren't the best option out there 😉.

XOXO,
Crystal 



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