Adrianna Papell came through again for Valentine’s Day! It’s the first place I go when I need a fancy look. I love the diversity of their dresses. You’re probably used to seeing me in their fancy sequined gowns, but this one is a just as gorgeous! I love the ruffles and open back. Plus it’s extremely comfortable for a “fancy” dress.
Hi…umm how cute is this Henri Bendel schoolbag? I have been saving it to show you because this should be on your Valentine’s wish list! I love how much the color pops and it’s the perfect size! I normally don’t do a lot of pink, but I had to make an exception for how pretty this one is!
And we need to talk about this skirt. It’s from Kingdom & State, so of course it’s classic and so flattering! I got the change to work with them for a Utah Chic Event. They are one of my favorite brands based out of Utah, but the good news is that you can all shop them from anywhere since their store is online! They just launched their new swim line for 2017 and you NEED to go see it. It’s darling!
I’ve got another date night Valentine’s look today! I usually don’t wear dress pants, but these front slit pants from Tobi are so unique and fun that I had to try them out! I love the detail they add to my outfit. I had to balance out how great the bottoms were with this absolutely amazing crop top from Saylor NYC. I was going to wear this top for New Year’s Eve, but I ended up not really doing much for New Year’s Eve, so I figured why not pull it out for the next holiday! The good thing about wearing silver sequins is that you can pretty much wear them any time of year!
You can’t really see it that well in these photos, but my mantraband bracelet says “Love You to the Moon and Back”. I’ve always loved this saying, but I think it makes it a perfect Valentine’s gift as well. Not too expensive, but says just the perfect thing! And it’s great for everyone. You could give it to your wife, your girlfriends, your daughter, or anyone who is your special Valentine!
Valentine’s Day is always a little difficult for me. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure to find the right gift or dinner plans etc. And then what if you’re not dating anyone? As much as I try to tell myself I don’t care, there’s always tiny little part of me that feels sad if I don’t have anything to do! So the Outlets at Traverse Mountain and I are going to try to take a little bit of the pressure off of you with a Valentine’s Giveaway. Whether you want to find the perfect outfit, get a yummy meal, or pick up some chocolates for your date (or yourself 🙂 ) the Outlets are the perfect place to find all of the above!
P.S. I got this top at the Michael Kors Outlet for 70% off and these pants for 40% off at the J.Crew outfit. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal on a date night look!
We are giving away a $100 giftcard to use at the Outlets at Traverse and a box of chocolate dipped strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! Enter to win on my instagram (@kristinrosedavis)! And men, you can enter too because a little help with the bill would be nice wouldn’t it?
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I’ve got another dress from Tobi for you today because their deals are too good to pass up! This dress is only $24 right now! Say what?!? Hurry over and grab it because you can style this so many ways! I think it would look so cute in the spring with a denim jacket or at a summer concert without the long sleeve underneath and boots!
P.S. I’ve kind of forgotten how good deals at the outlets actually are. This bag was 50% off at the Michael Kors outlet store at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Utah! I went shopping at a bunch of different stores to put together a Valentine’s look for you (and an upcoming giveaway!) and I couldn’t believe how good the deals were! They have J.Crew, Loft, Banana Republic, Nike, Coach, and so many more stores that have outrageous sales! I’m talking up to 80% off at some of the stores!
Have you guys heard of Tobi yet? If not, you need to check them out! They have so many cute items for such a good deal and they always have discount codes! For example, right now everything on their site is 50% off until 1/31! So that makes this gorgeous sweater dress only $29!!! Use the code: PK50 to get it 50% off by 1/31!!
P.S. Henri Bendel just released new items!!! I’m loving this grey Carlyle Tote! It goes with everything and it’s the perfect size for sneaking treats into the movie theatre…ya feel me?
If any of you follow me on snapchat then you probably saw the little disaster that happened on this shoot. Actually it ended up not being too bad, but it could have been so much worse! We drove out towards the Spiral Jetty in Utah to shoot, but we didn’t realize exactly how bad the roads would be. Jordan and I had a little accident where we spun off the road and got stuck in a ditch because of the snow! Oopsie! Haha if you follow me at all, you probably also know that I have had the worst luck this month with cars…I got side swiped on the freeway in early January, got a flat tire in my rental on the way home from another shoot, and this little incident…sooo needless to say, I feel like I probably shouldn’t get into a car anymore! We were in Jordan’s car, but I feel like I brought on the bad luck. :/
There was no service where we were so we started trying to dig the car out of the snow. After that didn’t work we figured we had better start walking to find service. The Spiral Jetty is kind of in the middle of nowhere. So we started walking…and walking…and walking…no bars! I felt like the guy on that commercial waving his phone in the air to try to get service…o wait, I was that guy. But, you guys will not believe it! After not seeing another car the entire time we were there, a tow truck drove by! What? How in the world did we get that lucky? Plus he didn’t even charge us! #blessed
Like I said, it could have been much worse! I was worried we were going to have to sleep in the car if it got too cold and dark to keep walking. But we got the car out and were able to get some shots! Hallelujah!
This dress is from Bling It On Dress Rentals. I thought it was perfect for Valentine’s or a Sweethearts Dance, but it also kind of makes me think of Star Wars for some reason? Anyone else? I love the flowing panels and how unique the neckline is. Bling It On has tons of cocktail and formal dresses available to rent! We all know how much money buying a dress costs, and you only get to wear it once anyway! If you are in Utah, I suggest visiting them if you have any upcoming events or dances!
This is a hard post for me. I have been extremely lazy about working out this year. I had been swamped with work and blogging, and I was just exhausted. One of the first things to go was the gym. I just didn’t have time. Besides the fact that my body obviously did not stay in shape, I noticed a huge change in my mood. You know the whole endorphins thing (think Legally Blonde)…well it’s true.
The past few weeks I have been working with Trainer Kelli through the Level 212 Fitness App. I’m starting to see some progress already, but I think the biggest change is that my mood has improved! I feel happier and like I have more energy. I always thought I would get more tired if I worked out, which happened at first, but overall I feel much better and have much more energy during the day. I also sat down with Kelli this week and we went over how important wellness in all aspects of our lives is to our health! While I am working out with her app about 3 times a week right now, I am adding some wellness components to my training. My project for this week was to make a list every night of the things I like about myself. Surprisingly and sort of sadly, this was really hard for me. But as the week has been going on it’s getting easier. Which is also why I decided to do this post.
When I first got these photos back I did not want to post them. I am not in shape. I am soft. My arms aren’t toned and my jeans don’t fit right. I have always been small, but there is a big difference between being skinny and being in shape. I have struggle with being unhappy with how I look for a long time. I have tried extreme diets and I have gone about “getting skinny” in some unhealthy ways in the past. With Kelli’s training plan I am hoping that I can adopt some healthy ways to get in shape! I hope this will be motivating to you guys as well! So I decided to still post them because I am trying to have a healthier view of myself. I don’t need to continue to dwell on or list all of the things I dislike about my body, but I can work on improving them. This is where I am starting. This is a good motivator to get back in shape and improve myself as a whole. I think being able to feel about myself mentally is just as important as keeping my body healthy and in shape. I can’t wait for you guys to come along on my journey and see the results!
Now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!
Albion Fit and I are giving one of you the chance to win your choice of leggings from their site! Enter to win on my Instagram (@kristinrosedavis) by following the instructions there! But if you want some extra entries follow along on these as well:
Don’t you hate trying to pack perfume? I never want to take the whole bottle and I get a little nervous taking the rollerballs because they have broken on me before! So I have your solution. Scentbird offers a monthly subscription of perfume, in a travel-friendly bottle! I have been taking mine everywhere with me! The other perk is that you get a 30 day supply of perfume in this little bottle, and you can get a new one each month! So if you happen to get sick of one scent, for $14.95 a month you can get a new one every time! You can also get 25% offby heading here and entering the code: KristinRD25at checkout!
Stella & Dot is one of my favorite jewelry brands especially for layering pieces. My necklace and my whole bracelet stack can be found on their site, Stella & Dot! When you get there just click the link that says Shop Online Now or click directly on the jewelry tab!!! My most favorite piece is the beautiful Celestial Cuff, but I want to know what yours is!
Glam LA Apparel carries the most comfortable and laid back dresses, but they are still so cute! I can’t wait to wear this in the coming spring!