Archives for September 2015

09/29/15

Fall Festive

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It was chilly in Dallas for the first time last week (only in the morning) so I decided why not go ahead and look the part for fall. I am obsessed with color but I also still love my black. This comfy shirt from Target actually has a lace cutout in the back. It will literally go with anything including any type of scarf 🙂 I found these pants on sale at Old Navy for under $20. That is a steal! I have had these boots from Gap for a couple years now but they are my go to for any and every outfit. I waited for them to go on sale… I love me a good bargain honey!

Now if there is one thing you need to know about me it is that I am totally obsessed with Charming Charlies. If you do not know about Charming Charlies please come have a seat in my closet and I will tell you all about it. I am obsessed with idea that they set up everything by color or pattern. Turquoise section, black and gold section, purple section and so on with any and every color possible. Jewelry, accessories, purses, shoes, clothes and scarf heaven! This leopard print infinity scarf was $10 so I bought 5 in like every color! Like come on…. Its a fashionistas dream! If you are not a fan of Charming Charlies that is ok too we all have our own shopping favs. I spend a lot of my shopping time here so you will be seeing more awesome purchases very soon.

Happy Fall!

Brittany 🙂

Brittany
09/28/15

Pure Barre Rookie

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I am now a married woman and I know this is the time that you start to care less about your appearance because (well lets be honest) we dont need to. I lost 30 pounds for my wedding and I worked really hard to make this happen. So it is only normal to kind of “take a break” from the grusome gym time and sweaty sprints. But, I do not have good genetics or metabolism to just sit around and NOT exercise. I will gain weight. So I decided that I am sick of the same ole gym routine and I need something different. I heard some of the girls in my office talking about Pure Barre and how they love it. I googled the closest location and got all of the details and thought well why not try it out. I have been a dance my entire life, it cant be that bad. “I got this….” I teach dance and a strength and conditioning class, this cant be that bad.

The class I signed up for was on a Thursday night where they run the $10 class special. I did not know if I would like it so better save the money on dinner 🙂 I walked in and everyone was super friendly not that intimidating type of atmosphere. The instructor told me to get weights, a mat and a double resistance band and have a seat. The class started and it seemed pretty chill (we are just stretching) and then she got into the weights. No big deal, I dont really feel a burn anyway thinking to myself “I lift more at the gym so I can do anything with 2 pound weights.” That is the moment I learned what exactly Pure Barre is about. The muscles you dont even know you have!!! Every workout focuses on small, tight motions that really target the trouble areas for women. Butt, thighs, hips, arm flappers, stomach and muffin top 🙂 At least for me those are my trouble spots. I could do all of the workouts but it was how long we were doing them. Pretty soon everything was burning in every area of my body. “This is going to be a long 55 minutes “… I thought 5 minutes into class.

I wont go into every workout of the class but I will say, there are different exercises I would of never thought to try. One of the hip (muffin top) exercises was genius! Sitting with one leg crossed in front of you and the other crossed in the back, you squeeze your hip while trying to lift your back leg. You will feel your hip immediately start burning! The workout lasts about 2-3 minutes but feels like 10. I knew I would be sore in this area for days!! I am not really sweating which makes me feel a little better about my fitness but let me tell you I was shaking. We finish class with a good, long stretch to calming music. I am thinking to myself, I dont know if I want to try this again but in reality this is really what I need. I have an athletic, muscular, big-boned type of body and I really want to be leaner. I am a runner and I know my legs will never be a size 2 but I would like to really lean out my mid-section. I have heard this class can change your body. So, I have already signed up for Thursday night this week! I was also told that not every class is the same so that makes it even more interesting to see what else I will burn. Yes Pure Barre, you sold me 🙂

Brittany 🙂

Brittany
09/24/15

Mixing prints

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Even though it is still in the 90’s in Texas, I had to sport some plaid. Everywhere you go, it just screams FALL!!! So why not just suck it up and go for it! I mean yesterday was the official first day of fall so you cant blame us down south 🙂 This is probably the most comfortable button down shirt I have ever worn. If you have not checked out http://www.gliks.com/ and you love a good steal, I highly recommend checking them out. This top was under $20 and it can be worn so many ways. And if you are going to start the fall attire you gotta add a scarf. I added this leopard print scarf from Charming Charlies because I love mixing prints. You will never look like you have worn the same outfit twice when you add a print in the mix. Due to my shortness and build, I like to add some height to myself every chance I get. I don’t mind being short or stocky but I do like to elongate myself as much as I can with either a boot or heel. These are from Gap and are so versatile with any outfit. Here’s to hoping the weather gets cooler very soon!

Britt 🙂

Brittany
09/21/15

Romper nation

It never starts getting colder in Texas until the end of September or early October. We pretty much have summer half of the year here… Not necessarily a bad thing but when it is 100 degrees for two months straight, we beg for September! It is nice to be able to wear cooler outfits while transitioning into fall. I love this lightweight black romper from Old Navy. You can keep it casual for work with a vest or cardigan or dress it up with heels and a classic hat. I wore this for work and then out for dinner and drinks with the girls. I love anything that can go from day to night and I don’t have to worry about changing. This romper is still on sale at Old Navy for $15

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Brittany
09/11/15

Meet Brittany

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Hello world!!! Welcome to the Kingdom of Sequins. This is my outlet for everything fashion, fitness, beauty, babies, sequins, food and any and everything shiny! I am born and raised in Dallas, TX and will NEVER leave again. I went to school for Journalism in Cincinnati but I could not handle the cold winters…. Yes, I am not a good driver so if you see me on the road, go the other way 🙂

I started this blog as a platform for some “me” time and my love for writing. I have a 4 year old son and 14 year old step-daughter so there is not a lot of “me” time except when there is shopping involved. I am obsessed with leopard everything, coffee, dogs, mexican food, dancing and CHRISTMAS! I hope you enjoy my crazy life and take a little something from it. 🙂

Brittany