Summer Splurge! Fabletics and Shoedazzle

Well, when summer hits and I am staring at my phone for an hour, ads of summer deals show up on my feed. I gave in and spent money but what I got was a heck of a steal! I hope you are all excited that the summer has some pretty great sales going on, including semi-annual sales at various retail stores. Let’s get started! *this is not a sponsored post*

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Before I fully go into everything, I have been walking in the mornings. I am getting up at 6:30am and walking for about half an hour or so to just get my day started and to be healthier. The Amna Tunic and Clara Sportsbra are shown as their full price in my receipt but when I was about to check it, it showed up 50% off. To get free shipping, they offered various pieces. I purchased the Amna Tunic because I only have cotton tank tops and I would like something that is more breathable. I found this top to be just that and it looks so cute! I am excited to get it in the mail soon. The Clara Sportsbra is just cute in general and I actually bought it so I could wear it as a crop top. I love the pattern and can’t wait to wear it since it should be breathable for this summer!

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The Charleston set, above, is the reason I decided to take the leap. Like I mentioned, I wanted more gym clothes and I have been committed to walking so early. Fabletics had a sale on outfits for $19. I can’t honestly, remember if this was on sale for $19 or $24? I decided to get out of my comfort zone with the really cool prints. All of my current workout clothes are, for the most part, solid colors so they aren’t that exciting.


Holy rompers! A lot of the items on Shoedazzle were 2 for $24. Originally, I saw a pair of shoes for only $12 or so that I debated on purchasing because I would like a cute pair of graduation heels. Anyway, I saw rompers on sale as well and nearly flipped. I am a huge romper person. I love the comfort of rompers and know that it can be awkward for some to use the bathroom. I really wanted to step outside of my comfort and norm when it comes to rompers. I will say that my collection is pretty great so far for rompers but the blue one is the most similar to what I have already. I just wanted a color that I didn’t have too many of. The mint romper is one that looks extremely comfortable and the one I am probably most excited for. I got the black one because I needed a fourth item to get the 2 for $24 deal. The red jumpsuit is right up my alley because I have pants that are just like the bottoms of a couple pairs of pants I own.

That is my haul! I actually want to know if any of you use Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, leave it in the comments. I am on the fence and don’t know if it is worth it. I am also a college student, as most of you know, so keep that in mind when you tell me.


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What to Do While Waiting For Food to Cook

Okay, who reading this is always tired of waiting for food to cook? I know that some things take longer so I thought I would share with you what I like to do when I am waiting for food to cook.


There is nothing more exciting than dancing in your kitchen alone and singing with a wooden spoon. I have not sung with a wooden spoon but I have let it all out and danced while waiting.


No more excuses now, huh? Dancing counts but if you are someone who wants to get rid of that chicken wing flub like me, you just start to exercise a little. I am not talking about getting all sweaty but I am saying simple and easy exercises that you can do while making sure your house doesn’t burn down.


Television is great but you HAVE to put a timer on your phone because you might burn the house down. I try not to watch television in case something overheats in the kitchen.


You know, it is always nice to talk to someone while cooking and if there is no one in the house you can always call a friend. Not to mention you can end the conversation on your terms because you are cooking so if you don’t like to be on the phone too long and don’t want to make it awkward, there you go, I have given you an “out”.

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As I said in the “Television” section, set a timer or limit yourself to a paragraph or page before looking at the food. Depending on how fast you read you can decide. I tend to read a page and then look at the food since I read semi-fast.

Hope that this helps!

What do you do when you are cooking?

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