The Truth About Rent The Runway

We attended our last wedding of the season over the weekend. While I’ve been honored to shower our newly married friends with gifts and love, I am exhausted. Since late August we have attended five weddings, which required four different dresses (two of the weddings were on the same day). Because they were so close to one another, I didn’t want to wear the same dress more than once, but there was no way in the world I could afford four new dresses AND gifts for each couple. I ended up buying two dresses, wearing one I already owned (but had never worn), and renting one from Rent the Runway. This past weekend’s wedding was black tie optional, so it seemed fitting to sport a more formal look for the occasion. (more…)

3 Alternatives to Your Boring Gym Routine + Thursday 3 Link Up

For about the past year, The Boy and I have been trying to take better care of our bodies by exercising and being conscious of what we’re eating. We’ve fallen off the wagon many times, but I figure working out once a week is better than not going at all. When we’re in the gym together, I pretty much do whatever my trainer (i.e. The Boy) tells me to do. The real issue comes when I’m in the gym by myself. I honestly don’t really know what to do and get a little self conscious OR I hop on a cardio machine for 45 mins and I’m out the door. On a good week, when I make it to the gym multiple times, I lose interest in my routine and it’s harder to return the next day. Now I know weight lifting and cardio machines have their place in reaching my body goals, BUT I believe the incorporation of 3 alternatives to my usual routine will prevent me from getting bored and my body getting used to the same workout. (more…)

The Royal Travel Guide to Kansas City, MO

Approximately two weeks ago we took a trip to a place that has become our home away from home, Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City is only a 3.5ish hour drive from St. Louis and with two high school besties and a college buddy up there it makes for one of my favorite weekend getaways. The frequency of our trips probably has me a little bias, but I firmly believe Kansas City is a fun, affordable destination that young couples and families alike can enjoy. Kansas City reminds me a lot of St. Louis, in that sports are huge, there are lots of places to shop, and it isn’t as face pace as cities like Chicago or Atlanta. (more…)

GUEST POST: 3 Photo Printing Solutions +Thursday 3 Link Up

Lately I’ve been knee deep in adulting and haven’t been able to spend the amount of time I’d like blogging. In an effort to help me stay above water and not deprive you all of the greatness that is the Thursday 3 Link Up, one of my dearest friends offered to write a post on a topic that fairly recently became relevant to me personally. I don’t want to steal her thunder, but what I will say is that I agree some of the pictures in our phones should be preserved for ever in a frame and not just on the cloud. Without further adieu, here are 3 photo printing solutions for anyone wanting to create lasting memories…. (more…)

How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

The first day of Fall isn’t until Thursday, but the days are already getting shorter and the temperatures a little cooler. I’m having a hard time accepting the fact that Summer is over. I’m not ready for shorter days or cooler temps, BUT I am welcoming fall fashion with open arms. For right now the weather seems to be a little chilly when the sun is down and hot as heck when it’s not. This makes getting dressed that much more difficult when you’re trying to keep warm during your morning commute, but don’t want to sweat like a big at lunch. Today, I thought I’d share some tips on how to transition your wardrobe from Summer to Fall to make getting dressed in the morning a little bit easier.  (more…)