SYTYCD: Week 1 – Two Favorites!

These are my two favorites dances this week. I couldn’t choose, I’m sorry! They were both so good! 

 Tiffany & George

Song: Turning Page by Sleeping at Last

Choreography By: Sonya Tayeh

Audrey and Matthew

Song: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

Choreographed: Travis Wall

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BaubleBar

I love jewerly, and I’m always looking for new places to find it. I love this website…www.BaubleBar.com…It has the cutest jewelry collections.

Use this link below to sign up and get ten dollars off your purchase! 

http://baublebar.com/index.php/rewardsref/index/refer/id/106427/

Here are some of my favorites from their site! 

Gold Zebra Bangle – $26

Neon ID Bracelet – $22 (can be seen on Kristen Stewart and Minka Kelly)

Gold Plume Cuff – $38

Nebular Pop Bracelet – $38

Nina Boho Drops – $34

Fire Elsa Necklace – $42

Lime Princesse Bib – $38

Neon 2-Link Strand – $24

Spearmint Bauble Bib – $36

Garland Necklace – $120


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50 Great Running Tips!

Here are 50 awesome running tips if you’re just starting out or as a reminder if you’re not…

I’m really excited to use these because I’m trying to get more motivated to run and get in better shape. I’m also finally trying to do some runs and am signed up for one in August, so here’s hoping I can do it!!!

*found at Health-Freeak.

Running Tips:

  1. Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe
  2. Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.
  3. Join your local running club—check with your local running store fitness center and/or recreation department to find one
  4. Find a committed running partner. It is much harder to skip a run when you have someone else depending on you
  5. Remember that- It gets easier.
  6. Accept and appreciate the fact that not every single run can be a good one
  7. Do not compare yourself to others. Run within yourself and for yourself first.
  8. Even a bad run is better then no run at all
  9. If you normally run with music try skipping it and listening to your feet to hear your pace and your gait
  10. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience weight loss immediately
  11. Start a running blog, to see your progress and set goals
  12. Hydrate. Make it a habit to drink water throughout the day
  13. On long runs eat something every hour—whether you feel like it or not
  14. During longer runs if you don’t like to carry water take some cash in your pocket pouch or a shoe wallet. Run a route where there’s a corner store that you can use as a pit stop to pick up your water and maybe use the bathroom
  15. To aid recovery the most crucial time to eat and drink is in the hour immediately after you run
  16. Use Vaseline or BodyGlide wherever things rub. They will help prevent blisters and chafing
  17. Do not increase your mileage more than 10 percent per week
  18. If you are prone to shin splints and lower leg pain try running soft trails for your Training runs and save the asphalt for race day
  19. Do not run two hard days back-to-back
  20. Ice aches and pains immediately
  21. Pay attention to your form. Try to run lightly to minimize impact that could lead to injury
  22. When running don’t forget the bug spray, sunscreen and a hat- BIG TIME!
  23. Neosporin (or another antibiotic cream) is good for chafed areas
  24. Make sure you cut your toenails short enough so they don’t jam into your Shoes
  25. Be careful about running on paths that force you to run consistently on a slant. It’s hard on the hips knees
  26. Don’t stretch before a run. Warm up by walking briskly or jogging slowly for several minutes
  27. Do not ice for more than 20 minutes at a time
  28. For beginners, set mini goals to keep you motivated. (Can be minutes [run 5, walk 10], run between street lights then walk between street lights, run till the next bus stop, until you pass a car on the street)
  29. Do not use the hot tub after a race. It will increase inflammation and hinder healing
  30. Be aware of cyclists approaching you from behind and try to keep to the right. Try to pay special attention when running with music
  31. Run facing traffic.
  32. Never assume a car sees you
  33. Doubleknot your shoe laces so they will not come undone when you run\
  34. If you listen to music, put earbuds in the go inside your ear, if you are usuing the ones that sit in your ear, it will fall out
  35. Buy yourself some actual running shoes from an actual running store because running in junk “sneakers” will destroy your feet and your legs
  36. At first keep your runs short and slow to avoid injury and soreness so you do not quit.
  37. If you are breathing too hard slow down or walk a bit until you feel comfortable again
  38. Pick your route close to home (out your front door)—the more convenient it is the better chance you will have sticking with it.
  39. Set realistic short term and long term goals
  40. Remember Soreness one to two days after a run is normal (delayed onset muscle soreness).
  41. There’s no shame in walking
  42. Four laps around the local the high school track equals one mile
  43. Vary your training routes. This will prevent boredom and prevent your body from getting acclimated
  44. Push through rough spots by focusing on the sounds of your breath and feet touching the ground
  45. Do abdominal breathing to get rid of side cramps
  46. Run on trails if at all possible. It will be easier on your body and you’ll love it
  47. Dress as if it is 10 degrees warmer than the temperature on the thermometer
  48. Run early in the morning or later in evening to avoid mid-day heat
  49. To keep cool in hot weather soak a bandana in cold water wring it out a bit and tie it loosely around your neck
  50. In the winter dress in layers (coolmax or other technical clothing) and wear a headband over your running hat to cover your ears.

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Three Easy Ways to do your Hair this Summer

I’m always looks for fun ways to do my hair besides the basic ponytail or just straight and down. Here are a few simple ways to do your hair this summer that also happen to be some celeb favs as well. They’re super easy and your hair will have just a extra little flair. The best part is that you don’t need these styles to be perfect. A little bit messy makes them look just a little bit stylish 🙂

1. The Hairline Braid

This is probably my favorite. I’ve been doing this for a while, because I love to have my hair out of my face, but still have it down. It’s also great when you’re trying to grow out your bangs and they’re in the annoying in-between stage. It looks great with straight or curly hair.

– Add some styling creme to your hair and make a deep side part.

– Starting at the part, take pieces (as thick or thin as you want) and begin to do a loose french braid down the side of your head (just in the bang area – see picture to determine where and how much hair.)

– Secure the ends with bobby pins. You can also use fingers to loosen braid so it looks a little messy.

2. Side Ponytail

This may seem boring also, but I think you can make it really cute. You can do it stick straight and make it really trendy, or curl the pony and make it fun and relaxed, or add twists into the pony, etc. It’s definitely different from your basic pony. I also think it shows off earrings, like here with Taylor’s below.

– Make a side part and bring all of your hair to one shoulder. Try each side to see which one you like better.

– Keep the base of the pony low and very close to your neck. Secure right behind your ear. You don’t want it to lift too much, but you can tease your hair a little if you want to. Use a thin pony-tail holder so that it doesn’t stick out off of your head funny.

– Pull pieces out around your face for a more relaxed look.

3. Topknot

I love the bun on the top of the head look. As long as it’s not too slick or tight and a little messy I think it’s the perfect summer look. I love Olivia’s because she doesn’t have hair flying all over the place, but it’s not a perfect ballet bun. It’s a great way to get your hair out of your face, but not look too severe.

– Gather your hair into a ponytail at the very top of your head. Twist in a circle around the base of the ponytail, and secure every quarter-inch section with a bobby pin.

– A few pieces might come out, but if they don’t you can take some of the bobby pins out so your head doesn’t get poked and so it doesn’t look so put together. You can hairspray if you want the hair to stay in.

– Run fingers through the crown of your head so that the hair isn’t so flat to your head.

Hope these help and you can find some fun ways to wear your hair!

*ideas from Allure Magazine

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Emma Stone – Spiderman Premiere Outfits

I already posted one of Emma Stone’s gorgeous dresses from her ‘Amazing Spiderman‘ premieres, but she has been hitting it out of the park, so to speak, all over the place. So here are just a few more.

A Bottega Veneta gown at the premiere in Rome.

Elie Saab jumpsuit in London

And in California she went with a Chanel dress and Christian Louboutin heels.

Which is your favorite look?

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Kristin’s Photoaday – Beginning of July

Fourth of July shirt

Fireworks at the Bee’s Game on the 4th!

Sunday Drive down at the farm.

Reading at the pool on the 4th.

Eating at Eva on a Friday Evening

Just loving my new couches

My new loafers from target! Saved me about $65 because now I don’t have to buy the Dolce Vita ones! They’re basically copy cats!

Sunset at the farm.

pretty sunflowers 🙂

Follow my instagram @kristinrosedavis

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Favorites

I know…I’ve been slacking on my favorites lately! I’ve been distracted because I’ve been out of town a lot and been redecorating my house, but I’m back! Here are some of my favorite things right now.

Fete Short in Gardenshade Floral – J.Crew

Leaf Charm Necklace – worldmarket.com

Free People Floral Denim Cutoff Shorts – Nordstrom.com

Sometimes I just love a simple french braid. Gorg.

L.A.M.B. Iowa – Piperlime.com

Pinta Cuff – Anthropologie

Rebecca Minkoff Ikat Diamond Tote – Piperlime.com

KORS Michael Kors Westby Wedge – michaelkors.com

I would love to have a little book just like this.

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Leighton Meester in Lucky Magazine July 2012

I’m obsessed with this spread in July’s Lucky Magazine of Leighton Meester. The dresses she has on are amazing! They are so great for summer! I love the colors! On the cover she is wearing Dolce & Gabbana.

Louis Vuitton

Yves Saint Laurent

Prada

BCBGMAXAZRIA (This one is my favorite! I love the breeziness and pop of color!)

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