Monthly Archives: June 2016

Feeling Blue: Crochet Cami Dress

Sunday after the Orlando shooting, I was feeling uninspired to write a post. I just had nothing to say, and felt that anything I had to say would not make anyone feel better/make myself feel better. Sometimes there is no wisdom, you just have to reflect.

Blogging can seem a little self-centered like “look at me! Look and what I recommend! Look at what I’m doing/wearing/eating!” It is fun to have a space to call my own where I can really just talk about whatever I want, my daily life, and my inspirations.

But since Sunday was miserable and I was heartbroken for humanity, I took a moment of blogging silence.

Blue Crochet Cami Dress | Glass of Glam

But I’m back on the horse and ready to post again.

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Friday Fizz: Beach Totes

Husband of glam and I are going to Cancun for our friend’s beach wedding in TWO WEEKS! I can’t wait. So naturally I have all things beach and pool and relax on the brain.

But for a girl like me, I have a lot of stuff I need when I go to the pool. You know, sunscreen, iPad, a book, towel, sunglasses, lip balm, phone, charging devices, headphones, camera, snacks, deodorant (real talk), a hat, the husband’s stuff…the list goes on. So I need a cute bag to tote it all around in. Like…a big one.

I’ve been seeing some really fun beach totes, and I think my favorites are the straw ones with the tassels and pom poms.  I found some really cute ones all for under $100. Just click on the bag for details. What do you think? Which one should I get?

 

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Shiso Martini: Palm Print Jumpsuit and Thursday Fashion Files

Today I’m honored to be co-hosting Thursday Fashion Files with two fabulous bloggers, Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom and Jill from Doused in Pink! The three of us are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

Carrie and Jill are always looking for Co-Hosts for the Thursday Fashion Files. If you want to sign up co Co-Host, sign up by clicking HERE.

There is also a Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board. We will be pinning our two two picks along with our own outfits for the week. Make sure you click HERE to join the new Pinterest board!

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Weekly Refreshment: Fabletics

You’ve probably heard of Fabletics.com. It is Kate Hudson’s line of activewear. Fabletics has everything from leggings to swimsuits, actual workout gear to athleisure. But as with any subscription-type service there is a little hesitation. I’m here to explain it to you, because it is really a fantastic company with amazing workout wear.

Weekly Refreshment Fabletics | Glass of GlamRUSSO CAPRI

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Cocktail Hour: Little Black Dress

Dan and I traveled back to our old stomping grounds this past weekend. I love being in Cleveland because it means family! We were specifically in town for my cousin Becca’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and we had so much fun celebrating and catching up with the family.

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Friday Fizz: All the Ruffles

Friday Fizz Ruffles | Glass of GlamONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN | ELEVEN | TWELVE

A big trend this spring/summer is the ruffle. Ruffles initially make me think of Marie Antoinette strutting around Versailles. But there is a reason why they are on trend – because the gathering of the fabric looks sophisticated and glamorous.

I found twelve dreamy pieces – although it was so hard to narrow it down – along with some accessories you can pair with them! Everything is under 100!

Ruffles don’t HAVE to be crazy and in your face. For instance, the little ruffle detail on this romper is just enough to give it some spice. And ruffle that makes this top asymmetric is the perfect detail.

I was really conscious to find pieces that will go well with the humid weather. I especially love this printed dress (it was love at first sight!) and this tank is so colorful and fun! It is actually called the “flirt tank”!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

–Roxanne

Currently Sipping: Rosé

A HIIT Jump Rope Workout and a Post-Workout Smoothie

Sometimes I like to do at home workouts when it is yucky out or I don’t feel like the whole production of going to a workout class. There are so many great workouts on the web, all you have to do is find your favorites. Or make one up, like I sometimes do.

I was recently sent the TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope to try out! I was thrilled because I’ve always been an exerciser and I have plenty of equipment, but somehow I never owned a jump rope! It is exciting to harness some creativity and change up your workouts!

The box boasts that you can burn 170 calories for just 15 minutes of jumping! That’s pretty amazing, considering I barely burn 100 calories for a mile on the treadmill.

TKO Jump Rope Review

 

This jump rope is particularly sturdy and looks super professional. The rope is a durable pvc material, and I like how the handles have grips on them so they don’t slip out of your hands. My hands tend to get sweaty, so the grips are a really nice feature. I also like how the rope swivels, so you don’t become a tangled mess while you are using it.

It was folded really neatly in the box, so I hung it over a door to get out the kinks. The jump rope is really lightweight, and I even see myself throwing it in my vacation bag for some quick cardio. I especially LOVE that it is so affordable at only $13!

 

HIIT Jump Rope Workout | Glass of Glam

 

So I’ve been going to a crossfit gym in my neighborhood for a couple weeks now, and we did a fantastic workout involving jump ropes. The workout only lasted 24 minutes and it was AMAZING. I was huffing and puffing like a maniac afterwards.

I didn’t want to tell you all these super duper things about a jump rope without giving you something to DO with it! So here is a modified version of the workout I did at crossfit that only takes 20 minutes. I promise you will be feeling your arms and booty after, and probably the next day! All you need is a jump rope and your body (and maybe a towel because you will be sweatin’.)

ps – I highly recommend you download the interval timer app on your phone if you like to create your own high intensity interval workouts. It is free and dings when you work, then dings again when you rest. Just set the high intensity interval to 1:00 and the low to 00:20, for 15 sets. Then all you have to worry about is putting on your jams and getting work done.

 

HIIT Jump Rope Workout | Glass of Glam

 

Now that you’ve completed your workout, you need to replenish your beautiful muscles! This is my ALL TIME favorite shake. Sometimes I even make it for breakfast.

 

Blueberry Chocolate Shake | Glass of Glam

 

If you don’t have almond milk, substitute for water or whatever type of milk you like. And if you don’t have protein powder, just use an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder and throw 1/2 banana in so it isn’t too watery.

Something about chocolate and blueberries and cinnamon together is SINFUL! It is so delicious I seriously tell everyone I know about this godly recipe that came from the depths of my mind.

 

Blueberry Chocolate Shake | Glass of Glam

 

Do you incorporate a jump rope into your workouts? Do you take it on the go? Tell me!

Check out some of my favorite workout gear:

–Roxanne

Currently Sipping: A Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie. Yum.