BUYING ALL THE WORKOUT CLOTHES. WHO AM I?

July 17, 2015

Filed Under : STYLE

workout gear / the style eater

So there’s something I haven’t shared yet that I’ve been meaning to tell you and I wanted to make sure it stuck before I started really bragging about it, but I started working out. FOR 7 WEEKS STRAIGHT NOW. Can you believe it? Sorry for the iPhone quality pic by the way, we can’t all be top bloggers.

But it took 28 years and a planned wedding to really kick my ass into gear. I’m doing a 12 week program by Kayla Itsines called Bikini Body Challenge. Have you heard of it? It’s genius. I’m feeling really great about it, but it’s also f’ing hard as hell, excuse my language. Anyway, I promise to share all my thoughts on it, including some before & afters, because what’s a workout post without before & afters? But first, let’s talk about something more important:

Workout clothes.

Sure I’ve always owned workout clothes but I never needed them until now. So that means I’m getting lots of use out of them, but also I’m desperately in need of more. Like way more. Anyway, I figured the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (best sale of the year IMO) would be the perfect time to stock up because it’s all the new good stuff but for cheap.

I have my eyes on these sneakers, these leggings (I’m all about breathable material), this sports bra (I got a small chest so I’m fine with the low-impact bras), this racerback tank, this long sleeve tee, and these sweatpants for post-workout comfies.

Here’s everything from the sale that I’m eyeing (if you’re in Feedly, click the post title to view!):

 

Also, if you’re not taking advantage of this Kiehl’s lotion during the Anniversary Sale, then you are MISSING OUT.

Wearing Outdoor Voices in the jump roping pic, specifically this bra and these pants. Also, no one told me that jump roping is a swift kick in the pants. Such a good cardio workout (omg I don’t know who I am anymore).

SHOPPING FOR: SANDALS

May 27, 2015

Filed Under : STYLE

SANDALS 2015

Madewell Sightseer Slides | Club Monaco Thiais Sandals | All Saints Dorica Flat Sandal
Everlane Italian Slingback Sandal | Soludos Stripe Sandal | Ancient Greek Alethea Sandals
Forever 21 Huarache Sandal | Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie Sandal | Need Supply Co Orla Sandal

Last summer, I somehow managed to ruin all my sandals beyond repair (except for my trusty Birkenstocks) so I’ve been on the lookout for some replacements. How is it almost summer again? How is it May? How is it almost 2016 basically?

These are questions I cannot answer, but what I CAN do is buy some new sandals to ease the pain. I’ve been really wanting the kind that ties up around the ankle but why are they so hard to find? I want to pretend I’m sunning in Ibiza and you KNOW everyone in Ibiza has sandals that tie around the ankle. Those All Saints ones are about as close as I can find.

Anyway, I’m also into slides, espadrilles, and pretty much ANYTHING by Maryam Nassir Zadeh. SO excited for sandal season!

OVERALL, THINGS ARE GREAT.

April 20, 2015

Filed Under : STYLE

overalls / the style eater

overalls / the style eater

overalls / the style eater

overalls / the style eater

overalls / the style eater

Get it? Because I’m wearing overalls. Overall, things are great. Nevermind. You guys! I miss blogging. When I just logged on to my site to do this post, I got LOCKED OUT for forgetting my password too many times. It’s been too long, but here’s a quick update:

Wedding planning has been taking over my whole life, but I’m happy to say that most of the big stuff has been squared away. I can’t believe it’s in 6 months! We’ve sent out our STDs and had our engagement photos taken, both of which I’ll share on the blog soon. Oh ya, STDs are Save the Date’s, y’all. I’ve been liberally calling them STDs and have gotten MULTIPLE stare-downs from people overhearing me talk about them in public. Not all acronyms are treated the same. You live and you learn.

Actually, that’s pretty much the only update I have. That and overalls. These suckers have been back on the market for awhile now, but it was only recently that I’ve adopted them with full force. These are another pair that I’ve been wearing pretty much every weekend, including last weekend at Coachella and on my trip to Santa Barbara (which was a total dream). Overalls remind me of 7th grade though, when I had pastel yellow Dickies ones and pretty much thought I was the queen of fashion and all things right in this world. So they sometimes make me cringe, but mostly I love them. Middle school, man. Those were some awkward years.

Also! There are just a few pillows left in the shop, in case you need some mudcloth in your life. Trust me, you do need it in your life.

WEARING:
Heidi Merrick striped top
H&M overalls (but sold out mostly so similar herehere and here)
Madewell sandals (and 20% off right now YAYYYY)
Marc Jacobs sunglasses (old)
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

FOR SALE: AFRICAN MUDCLOTH PILLOWS

March 2, 2015

Filed Under : INTERIORS

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A few months ago, I bought this amazing vintage African textile and couldn’t decide if I should use them as throws or turn them into pillows. Remember this instagram? Well last week, I finally decided to turn them into pillows thanks to my super great tailor and now I have way too many pillows. Like more than the average human needs. Anyway, I can’t keep them or Kyle will pre-divorce me so I’m selling a bunch!

There are five black & white Mudcloth pillow covers and six Indigo Mudcloth pillow covers. The backing is a natural linen and they have a zipper closure. I LOVE the way they turned out so you better buy them up before I decide to keep them all.

I set up a little shop HERE but you can also click through the product below:

     

A couple things to note about the pillows:

  • The textile is handwoven in Africa.
  • All of the pillows have slight variations since they’re different sections of one single fabric.
  • As far as pillow inserts go, I’m only selling covers but I like to buy the down ones to optimize comfort levels.
  • I grew up in the **Amazon free shipping** era and I strongly believe that no man shall pay for shipping so these pillows will ship fo’ FREE.
  • THEY’RE PRETTY GREAT.

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TO SPRUCE UP THE HOUSE

February 6, 2015

Filed Under : INTERIORS

thestyleeater housewares

New trinkets around the house always jazz up my overall mood. It’s rare that we’ll make big furniture decisions so any kind of change, no matter how small, is totally refreshing.

Like a marble-handled cheese board that you never knew you needed until it’s right in front of your face and then you wonder how you’ve lived for 28 years without it. Same with the jewelry display box. That thing can be used in so many different ways and in so many different places around the house. Just for a little added dimension, some excitement, ya know? Gold-rimmed boxes, man. That and ceramic mugs. I can never have enough ceramic mugs.

Which gets me to the point of the post, the real meat and potatoes of what I’m getting at: ideas for more stuff that I’m eyeing for the house. It could always use a little more sprucing. Here goes:

housewares / the style eater

URBAN OUTFITTERS TERRARIUM // I’ve been wanting this terrarium for ages and ages, although I think I’ll end up with the copper version. It would fit right in on my bookcase.

BODIE & FOU NATURAL BASKET // Baskets are perfect for corralling and hiding random crap around the house, aka my speciality. Need it.

SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC AIDEN CANDLESTICKS // These candlesticks are like the Silver Lake of candlesticks. Cool, but the bones are classic and simple. Reasonably priced if you buy just one (like an apartment right off of Sunset), but pretty expensive if you ball out and get all four varieties (like a craftsman up in the hills overlooking the reservoir).

CRATE & BARREL SUIT NAPKINS // Because a stack of these on my dining table before dinner would really just round out the kitchen vibe, don’t you think?

WEST ELM AGATE BOOKENDS // So I actually ordered these online and received two very different sized agate bookends, in very different colors. They are natural so I GET IT, but what I wouldn’t give for 2 symmetrically shaped ones.

URBAN OUTFITTERS MARBLE HEXAGON CUTTING BOARD // Spotted this little lady over here and can’t stop thinking about it! It would go perfectly with my marble-handled cheeseboard. Could you even imagine how next-level the appetizer game would be around here?

STEVEN ALAN HASAMI MUGS // Because ceramic mugs.

SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC STUDIO DESK LAMP // Because I’m still using lamps from my college dorm room and I just can’t even deal anymore.

STEVEN ALAN FARIBAULT WOOLEN MILLS BLANKET // We eye this blanket every time we go to Steven Alan in Venice. Now that it’s on sale, it mayyyyy just have to happen.