Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

  1. Beauty Bio Collagen Eye Patches 2. Yoga with Baye Tilson 3. Levi 501 Skinny Jeans 4. Juliette Collarless Blazer 5. Nars Afterglow Lip balm

I have been using the Beautybio eye patches almost every day this month. I love putting them in the refrigerator in the morning and then putting them on in the afternoon when they are chilled, it is truly so lovely. They are $40 for a pack of 15 patches and I know that seems high compared to Patchology, but when you break it down per pair, these are the cheaper option and I think they are a better product overall.

As I mentioned yesterday, I have been doing Baye Tilson’s yoga classes on Youtube and love them so much!

Wearing my Levi 501 Skinny Jeans at home.

The Levi 501 Skinny jeans have kind of a cult following and for good reason. These jeans are perfect for lounging around the house, but in a *slightly* put together way. They are also a little bit thicker than your average jean so they are very forgiving which is good for all of us right now. I have been wearing these at least two or three days each week and love them.

I ordered the J.crew Juliette Collarless blazer in white the other day and am so excited to get it! I bought this blazer last year in an olive green color and it was perfect to wear to the office or out to dinner.

Wearing the Juliette Blazer in olive green for a day at the office last fall.

Many of you might remember the blazer was popularized by Meghan Markle last summer when she wore the grey version to the US Open. After that, it was backordered for months, but you can now get it in a few colors for $58!! I plan on wearing this all summer with dresses or with white jeans and a tee. I’ve learned that this style runs big so I would recommend sizing down from your true size.

I also highly recommend the Nars Afterglow Lip Balm. I probably use chapstick and lip gloss too much but I HATE having chapped lips. This lip balm is the perfect blend for me because it is hydrating and provides a little pop of color. I chose the color “Fast Lane” and it compliments my olive skin tone really well.

What did you think of the picks this week? Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorites are!



Staying Active at Home

Staying Active at Home

Working out has been a part of my daily routine since I was in high school and when the quarantine caused gyms to close, I was thrown for loop. Whether it is yoga, cycling, cardio kickboxing or walking, working out is essential for me to stay healthy physically and mentally.

During quarantine, I have gone on long walks every day and have loved discovering new virtual workouts. In Austin, there are a number of trails to walk on that have remained uncrowded.

Town Lake in Austin, Texas.

As far as virtual workouts, I have been living for Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society and Baye Tilson’s yoga Youtube classes. On the Sculpt Society app, Megan provides such a wide range of classes from dance cardio to sculpting and meditation. She also offers several different lengths of classes–from 10 to 50 minutes so you can squeeze in a workout even on your busiest day.

Baye Tilson. Photo courtesy of Baye’s Instagram account.

Baye’s yoga classes have also been amazing and they are completely free to view. She regularly teaches yoga at Black Swan Yoga in Houston, Texas. She has a great energy and also offers multiple class lengths so you can always fit it into your schedule.

Prepping for a workout at home in my favorite new tennis shoes.

For me, working out is always more fun when I have a cute outfit. I recently got these multi-colored Stella McCartney for Adidas tennis shoes on the Shopbop sale and am in love with them. They are lightweight, but provide enough support for the jumping required in many of the Sculpt Society classes. I have also been loving these scalloped yoga pants from Lululemon.

What are your favorite at-home workouts? Leave me a comment and let me know below!