May 7, 2014

She Designed A Life She Loved


Blouse: Rebecca Taylor, old // Necklace: Target, old // Jeans: Old Navy // Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff // Heels: DSW // Lipstick: Too Faced Lip Creme in Spice Spice Baby

This is my kind of day! One that consists of the warm sunshine, a nearby pool and amazing views. Now if only that could be a more frequent occurrence! Oh, and happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been good thus far. Today's post is simple and sweet. Don't you love them that way sometimes? I do because it's refreshing! And refreshed is how I feel today. If you didn't get a chance to read my post from yesterday, go ahead and check it now out. It ties in to what I want to talk about today.

How does one get to the point of feeling refreshed in a world that seems to be going faster then you think possible to keep up? That's a good question and one I have yet to master. But I have found a handful of things that have worked for me; even in the littlest ways, and could be of use for you as well. So let's dive in shall we?

Sleep in total darkness. It's as easy as that! I used to sleep with the TV on because I was scared of darkness. Yes. I admit it okay?! By sleeping in total darkness, you will help your body stimulate proper melatonin release which will ensure better sleep!

Get a massage. And it doesn't have to be purchased! Get a family member, friend or significant other to give you one for free if they are willing! It wouldn't hurt to ask. Nothing makes me feel more at ease then a deep tissue massage...may need to book my appointment for one soon ;)

Schedule time with friends. Friendships are one of the most important things in life. And you should never take these relationships for granted! Make it a routine to reach out to your friends on a regular basis. I try to do this as best as I can with my blogging loves (insert Emily, MK and Caitlin) because I know we all have different schedules.

Be a DORK! You don't have to be on your best behavior 24/7. Be silly. Crack jokes that aren't funny. Laugh at yourself. Sing in the shower. Whatever you feel to be dorky, DO IT. Life isn't meant to be too serious. It's refreshing to know that we are not perfect, so embrace it.

Exercise. I don't always like to do it but I would be lying if I said I didn't feel better after a nice long zumba class. Something about sweating out all the nasty toxins and focusing for an hour on something other then my long to-do list is just what I need more then I think. Some people like to run. Others like to do yoga. Whatever kind of exercise you like to do is great.

These are only 5 ways to feel refreshed, but there are so many more then just these! Do a Google search and you'd be amazed at how many search results come back...because maybe it's that important ;) Okay...or maybe it's just a popular topic that comes back with a lot of search results but either way! It IS important!


  1. I love this post. The worst is constantly feeling tired and like you have too much on your mind. I especially love number 1 because I sleep with an eye mask on and I feel so energized every morning now.

  2. This is a great list! And your top is so pretty!

  3. you are so darling and gorgeous!

    i love all your tips on how to refresh ourselves, especially #3 because i loovvee our chats and #4 because life is so much more fun when you decide you don't have to be so serious all the time!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  4. I just love your style-so so pretty ! And your list is perfection. I totally agree with each one, especially being silly! It is pretty much essential:)

  5. That's an adorable outfit! The white pants make the bright blue pop so much!

  6. I love the encouragement to be a dork! It's so refreshing to hear!
    xo Liz

  7. Exercise is irreplaceable on the energy giving scale, love that bag!

    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

  8. Great list!! I could definitely use a massage. I know what I'm asking my hubby for tonight :)

  9. Hello Mellisa, meeting you through the PP linkup. I love every thing head to toe. The blues and all of the colors in your shirt, crisp white jeans and the bag! love. Please visit

  10. One, I love you!!! Two, these pictures are GORGEOUS!!!! And three, I think we accomplished the "dork" part tonight!! Haha. I can't wait to see your ebony panty hose next week! And don't forget to flex your calves!!


    The Tennessee Life


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