Vim + Vigor - These juices are habit forming

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I feel like summer is just around the corner and I can hardly believe it! But with that warmer weather comes days at the a bathing suit. I've been sharing more about my work out routine lately, but today I want to focus on diet. I love splurging on margaritas & chick fila just as much as the next girl, but sometimes over indulging leaves me feeling bloated, sluggish, and just gross. When I start feeling more sloth than not, I know it's time to hit my internal reset button with a cleanse. Vim + Vigor's juices are super yummy and you can incorporate them into your diet as much or as little as you need. I like to have a juice in the morning & afternoon, then a lite dinner usually of chicken & veggies. Repeat that for three days, and I'm good as new!

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life with fairlife

Monday, March 30, 2015

 This post is sponsored by fairlife ultra-filtered milk.

I grew up in a very health conscious household. Regular exercise was a must and my mom* always made sure to have the best groceries our local supermarket had to offer. Every time I run out to the store, I can hear her voice in my head as I meander down the aisles, “make sure you buy organic” & “I wouldn’t get that if I were you, I read this article that said…<insert grocery horror story here>”. For the better part of my life, I did my best to ignore that little voice and go on my merry way, not really paying attention to the ingredients or origin of my food purchases. But I think I finally started to understand how big of an effect my diet actually had on my overall wellbeing in college. I started having these horrible cyst breakouts all around my chin and was at a loss as to what could be the cause.

After some extensive research and confirmation from my dermatologist, I concluded that the hormones in my morning glass of milk were the culprit. Here I was thinking that I was doing something good for my body, only to find out that these body builder hormone cows were producing milk that was wreaking havoc on my skin. It was then and there that I gave into my mother’s voice in my head and started be very intentional about buying food products that are natural. I love fairlife ultra-filtered milk because of the company’s transparency and commitment to producing a quality product for their customers. fairlife comes from family-owned farms where animal care and environmental sustainability are top priorities.

I used to resent the fact that soda never made an appearance in our house and that my mom’s idea of dessert was a fruit plate...all I wanted were some double stuffed Oreos & Captain Crunch, but as I’ve gotten older I am grateful to have those healthy habits instilled in me. And now when I have the occasional Oreo I at least pair it with milk that has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and half the sugar of ordinary milk :)

fairlife’s farm families promise the highest quality milk, environmentally sustainable farming practices, and superior animal care. fairlife is ultra-filtered for more natural protein and calcium compared to regular milk. Learn more at

*UPDATE - Upon reading this post my mom went out and bought some fairlife to try for herself and she loved it. The whole family is officially converted :)

Dancin' in Design Lab

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Once Spring hits, I basically live in dresses and I love how fun and breezy this one feels. I am always looking for new brands that offer chic clothes at an affordable price. My latest obsession? The Design Lab Collection by Lord and Taylor (Most of the pieces are under $100). See my other favorites from the collection below:

*Photography by Mary Summers


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

un(Done) waves with Tresemme

Friday, March 20, 2015

This post is sponsored by TRESemme.

I've never been a super polished person, and I like my hair like I like my style: a little off center & undone. As readers of this blog, you have undoubtedly noticed that my hair game habitually consists of slightly messy waves (hey when a look works, ya work it hard). I have been a big fan of TRESemme (...TRESemme-ooolala) ever since their team styled my hair for a few shows during last summer's Swim Week in Miami. I am constantly trying to find easy & affordable ways to get my waves on point, so when I found out about the new Perfectly (un)Done Collection from TRESemme I was super excited to test it out!

I have very fine thin hair that easily gets weighed down, so the fact that the shampoo and conditioner were silicon free made them a perfect fit for me. However, my favorite product overall was the Natural Movement Hairspray. I CANNOT STAND crunchy, sticky, hairspray that gives that overly styled look, so I was completely in love with how light and touchable the hold of the un(Done) spray was.

My method for curling my hair is pretty straight forward. I divide my hair in two sections & begin with the left side of my head. I tilt the curling wand barrel down and wrap one inch sections of hair away from my face, continuing until I get halfway around my head. I try to shake out each curl as I go so they are looser & have a less uniform look. Then I start over with the right side, wrapping the hair around the barrel again away from my face. I usually comb my fingers through my hair once or twice, add a layer of hair spray, and then go back and spot curl any sections I may have missed, flip my head over and spray again for good measure. Then spray a dab directly on my fingers to tackle any flyways. Simple enough, right?

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*Photography by Mary Summers


Thursday, March 19, 2015

After a busy past few weeks, I can't wait for a relaxing long weekend with one of my blogging besties Kristin. I'm planning on getting in a lot of time by the pool (and a lot of drinks), some fun dinners in the Bishop Arts District & Trinity Groves, and of course I'll have to take her by some of my favorite Dallas stores like Milk & Honey and Forty Five Ten. For the behind the scenes on all of our adventures follow me @sidesmilestyle on Instagram & Snapchat.

OLIVACEOUS pretty in python top via MILK & HONEY BOUTIQUE | 7FAM denim (on sale) | EXPRESS blazer (similar) | TOPSHOP eagle necklace (old) | DIOR nail polish 'incognito' | SULTRA the bombshell 1 inch curling wand | STEVE MADDEN d band sandals | c/o MISSGUIDED 99 problems clutch


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
 20s Me | 30s Sam | 40s Heather | 50s Cathy

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