EASY VACATION LOOK: Off she shoulder green satin dress (under $25 dollars)

Hi! How are you?

Seriously though, how are you?! 

I am feeling a bit all over the place rn, I leave for Joshua Tree Friday, Detroit Monday, and then Palm Springs Thursday. It's a whirlwind but all good, taking it one day at a time.

Plus, I love being on the go. Life's more fun that way. 

Plus PLUS I am detoxing a bit from my vitamins (I take SO MANY) just because I think my liver (filters out all of those vitamins) needs a break. Also I don't want to get dependent, ya know?

Also if you haven't noticed I pull almost all of these things I do out of my ass, ha. I just have a feeling I should take less vitamins for the moment, so I'm doing it. Will let ya know how I feel. 

Sharing this dress that looks and feels so expensive today. I LOVE it, the off the shoulder is flattering, and the material is really nice.

When I was like 5 I had this Belle (Beauty & The Beast obvi) costume and it was off the shoulder, and I always remembered feeling like I looked amazing in my Belle costume, like even at 5 I was into an exposed shoulder. It's just a good look for everyone right?

Loved it for a vacation or to wear this spring. 

I wore it on the first night in Cabo and chose to spice it up with some gold layered jewelry to give it some detail. 

It's from good old Forever 21 of course.

"Rock Forever 21 but just turned thir-tay" will always be the song lyric of my life. 

Yo - in a pinch - Forever 21 for vacations is so on point!




Other amazing Off-The-Shoulder Dresses

Okay I'm off. Reading a new book, You Are A Badass - have you read? I'm really into changing my money mindset right now so reading everything about it. LMK :)

Have the best week! I'll be doing lots of Instastories from Joshua Tree this weekend (it's a trip sponsored by Airbnb ayyyyyy - so follow along!)

xoxo

Krista

5 Things To Do in CABO (featuring my stay at The Pedregal Resort)

Thanks to The Pedregal Resort for Sponsoring this Post!

Oh man this was a GOOD WEEKEND. 

Have you guys been to Cabo? First timer, y’all. 

I mean ever since Laguna Beach (Kristen Cavallari dancing on the table and Stephen being LIVID mad, them fighting all night in the streets of Cabo…. EVERYTHING)

I was sooooo excited to go! 

My first bachelorette of 2017 for one of my best friends, Gemma. 6 of us, in a villa in Cabo San Lucas, it was PARADISE.


Highly recommend, so sharing my top 5 things to do in Cabo.

1). The Resort at Pedregal: First things first. Let's talk about The Pedregal Resort. 

This place is vibes. Serious vibes. It’s desert, stunning, in the hills of Cabo, and absolutely breathtaking. There’s amazing infinity pools, delicious food and the staff are super helpful. In each room, you have your own pool and beach area. 

The Pedregal is literally CARVED into a cliff on 24 mountainside showcasing seriously pristine oceanfront acres.

Here, you can truly immerse yourself in a truly unique and exclusive experience, because when you arrive, you enter through a private tunnel, which leads to the end, a gorgeous paradise by the ocean. The resort features a collection of residential style casitas with the luxury of personal concierge services, private plunge pools, rainforest showers and a host of modern amenities.

The staff here is top notch, the meals are AMAZING, each room has everything you need, and you're truly LIVING. It's not to be missed.

All of my photos here are from the resort, and I would highly recommend that if you go, enjoying their dining as well. Each breakfast, dinner and even snack in the room was delicious. They are masters at the attention to detail, and truly care about each guest.

You can reserve directly through their site, here.

2). Flora Farms: As good as it seems/looks/people say. A farm-to-table organic and easy-to-find-meals-for-vegans, spot it was adorable. It’s an actual farm, with produce you can buy, a pond, small shops, an ice cream truck…I got a really nice cucumber chilled soup, raw vegetable salad and piece of their pizza (no cheese thanks!). Plus their drinks are heaven.

3). Boat trip to the Arches: This was one of my favorite parts of the trip, we took a 4 hour boat trip around the coast and it was the BEST. The water is a crazy color blue, the surrounding area is such a stunning neutral color, and the arches are a must see. For the day, we did matching bathing suits (Gemma just happened to wear tan too! As a surprise for her). You can pick up a boat the marina and ours was super clutch because it had a covering so we weren’t in the sun all day. #SPFqueens

4). Dinner at Ediths: Super cute, super cabo, this decor is really adorable. It has string lights and lanterns everywhere, plus a colorful fiesta feel. 

5). Rent a villa in Pedregal: We had the most gorgeous villa during our stay. In the hills of Pedregal, you can find so many MANSIONS with pools, huge patios, decks, staff to cook your meals, and everything. There are mansions that fit up to 30 people, or for us, perfect for 6. 



Anything I missed? Have you been? What else can we share with any babes who are looking to go?

Okay off to unpack and chill before bed, I loves you.

xoxo

Krista

CABO PREP SERIES: DE-BLOATING With KleanLA (tips for getting beach ready)

Hola loves!

How are ya? How was the weekend?

I went to the clippers game, comedy store, got prepared for Cabo next weekend...

Oh yes, Cabo baby!
I'm going for one of my best friend Gemmas bachelorette :) and it's going to be 6 of us total (love). 

We're staying in a DOPE mansion spot on the beach, and we'll be doing Flora Farms, a boat, sunset dinners...

Any recs? I've never been! Let me know! 

So, yes I completely understand the risk I take sounding so shallow by doing a mini cabo prep series.

BUT honestly, I wanted to look forward to something, and really give myself a timeline to work towards to get in REAL tight shape. If I feel good about my body I'm in a better mood, just the damn TRUTH.

Just keepin' it hundred.

Oh and did I mention that the babes on my trip are basically super models? 

That's another reason to get RIGHT, ha.

With the trip coming up, I knew I had to do something in regards to food to make sure that I was going to be eating well. 

Staying full, eating lightly, eating foods that are anti-inflammatory, nutritious and filling... also to try and reign it in all eating treats all day. 
But when I'm eating well and it satiates me, I tend to reach for the desert way less.

So, nothing more for me to do but call KleanLA for the goods.

So this time around, I got both the Get Going Special, and the Kleanse.

For the past two weeks I've been eating their 4 meals, and the juice cleanses after.

Yes, I have been eating other things (like these Moon Juice crackers), protein shakes with avocado, choc zero (no sugar chocolate) and a few other things. But the basics of my day consist of these meals. 

They're delicious and cover every nutritional base, therefore I'm surprisingly good. I don't want much else, I feel satiated and satisfied.

There are some core tenants that KleanLA follows, that I have outlined here along with what else I am doing to feel my best self! This is perfect to do once a quarter, once a month, or just when you want a reset. I noticed a major difference related to bloating, feeling too full, my skin clarity and energy.


De-bloating/anti-inflammatory eating:

Things to avoid:

Gum (it makes you feel bloated because of the fake sugars, and can make you feel hungry more often) 

Kombucha (I decided to cut this out because I was drinking 1 or 2 a day!)

Milk or dairy products (dairy causes lots of inflammation in your body)

Things to add:

FIBER (lots of it)

WATER (lots of it)

Aloe Juice (great for digestion and skin, make sure it's no sugar)

Apple Cider Vinegar (makes me feel super full, and helps to balance the pH in your body)

Healthy fats (found in avocados, coconut oil, nuts - I've been doing tahini lately on EVERYTHING)

Berries (high in vitamins, and antioxidants - they're anti-inflammatory)

Vegetables (because, DUH! With each KleanLA meal I got in so many more vegetables than I would have normally)

Sleep (for real, sleeping more regulates your hormones - I loved this article on sleep, hormones and your weight you can read here)

My new favorite treats:

Moon Juice Green Fermeneted Seed Crisps

Choc Zero Zero Sugar Zero Carb Chocolate (45 calories a piece and EVERYTHING)

Raw Chocolate Bark via 

Bhakti Chai (super sweet and no sugar)


What I love about KleanLA (that you can also do before a big event):

PLAN YOUR MEALS (for real, plan out what you're eating, so you can be prepared. By planning for your setbacks, you set yourself up for success. Having meals ready, is KEY for me, and doesn't allow me to go off the rails and just eat whatever is around)

Don't deprive yourself (if you're like me, you'll end up overeating later, so if I have my healthy meals planned, and even a desert planned, so that I'm eating enough. Anytime when I've tried to deprive myself, it always ends horribly and I'll binge later. With KleanLA I am eating every few hours, and I know where my meals come from, therefore I am never deprived)

Food prep (that's where KleanLA comes in for me, they do it all and it's right to my door. If you're at home though, prep your food and meals on Sunday so you're ready and set for the week)

Make it tasty (make sure you're eating food that tastes good, because if it doesn't taste good you're definitely going to want something else later - most likely something that does taste good. I can't say enough about KleanLA's meals - they are all so different, all have amazing sauces and flavors that I would NEVER make at home. If you're able to cook yourself, mix it up! To make sure you WANT to eat it, not just something you SHOULD be eating)

Keep it balanced (make sure you have fats, proteins and greens in your meals. I wrote this article on why it's a game changer you can read here)


A few of my meals this past week from KleanLA for inspo:

Meal One
Vegan Potato Cakes Stuffed with Kale & Mushrooms
 on Spinach
Asparagus, Roasted Tomato on Spinach
Potato Hashbrowns
Ketchup

Meal Two
Citrus Herb Hearts of Palm & Bell Peppers Salad
Tomato & Cucumber on Romaine
Quinoa & Quinoa
Dairy Free Ranch
Coconut “Bacon” & Chives

Meal Three
Swedish Mushroom & Quinoa Meatballs
Broccoli on Spinach
Brown Rice Fussili Pasta
Swedish Mushroom Sauce & Parsley 

Meal Four
Cajun Grilled Zucchini
Okra & Tomato Wedges on Arugula
Brown Rice Pilaf & Lentils
Jambalaya Sauce

Again I've been eating meals from the Get Going Special, which provides 6 days of food. Some of my favorite meals, were the tofu scramble, cauliflower steak, sauteed mushrooms...YUM.

The second week, I got the Kleanse Special which helps me to alkalize my body, neutralize acid while boosting your metabolism. It has 6 days of food which includes 3 organic pressed juices and 2 Klean meals per day.  This is a nice transition with amazing juices as I get closer and closer to my bikini bod.


Looks so good right? What else do you do for beach prep? Any tips I missed for cleaning up your diet before a big event? 

Share your secrets plz.

Next up I'll be writing about the workout schedule, y'all!

xoxo

Krista