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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Forget Going Out, I'm Working Out



Having a wide selection of activewear clothing always keeps me motivated to workout even on the laziest of days. Of course, clothes are my motivation. I think you could ask any pageant girl or model that living a healthy lifestyle is crucial to be successful in the industry. I mean this in multiple areas including nutrition, fitness, a well-balanced schedule, and positive outlook on life. I've been super aware of these factors and it has gotten me to be a lot more in-tune with myself. Even small lifestyle changes lead to big results in the end, so I highly suggest to begin somewhere. Besides my fitness addiction, doing things like drinking a gallon of water a day and eating clean (with the frequent occasional cupcake) can make a huge difference... #Gains. The athleisure look is highly seen in my wardrobe and during my cardio sesh I wore this two-piece set from Sammydress. It is super breathable and and comfy for all types of workouts. What is your go-to workout routine?

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

StyleWe Love List


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Bonjour mes amours.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and my favorite, Black Friday! I am so thankful for finally having a school break for the last few days, so I could finally catch up on blogging projects and doing things for myself. I bet many of you have just began the long list for Christmas shopping for friends, family, and yourself. I was browsing through StyleWe and came across some of the best sales around at the moment. I decided to pull a bunch of pieces to make one solid gift guide featuring what I have my eyes on. Let me know what your favorite thing is below!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Model Off-Duty



I have to admit that I am ridiculously bipolar with my style and I love it. I get bored with everything so quickly no matter what it is. For some reason, I am one of those people always seeking change and a new adventure. Trust me, it's a fantastic lifestyle and it speaks in my style. I dress for the occasion, my mood, and whatever is inspiring me at the moment (and this can literally be anything from a color to a high fashion editorial, or something 100% random). 
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Let's Pretend It's Summer



Sometimes I feel like being a little flower child. All it takes is a good boho-esque dress and a pretty necklace from Zaful to create a look that seems like you tried, but in reality you got dressed in less than 60 seconds. Plus the weather has been so bipolar it isn't even funny, so I was able to pretend it was summer and get away with wearing this slit-dress. We all know the sassy tone in Miranda Priestly's voice from The Devil Wears Prada as she says, "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking." Hopefully I satisfied her by wearing them in the fall instead.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Giveaway: $100 Zaful Gift Card (CLOSED)


Pink Suede Cap - Zaful

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is out and I have been in a total holiday mood. I know I'm not the only one who has an almost perfected wishlist, am I right? I can't even express my love for the holidays when everything feels warm, Christmas music is blasting, and the winter displays are up all across midtown in my favorite department stores. Pure bliss. Oh, and lets not forget watching Charlie Brown and Eloise over and over. In light of the season, Zaful would like to give TEN of my beautiful readers the chance to win a $100 gift card for their online clothing store. Sounds like the perfect present to me!

Rules: 
1. Comment your favorite piece from Zaful's November Mega Sale
2. Leave your email in the comments
3. For a bonus...make sure you are following me on Instagram @raquelringgold (please leave your username in the comment section on this post below)

Pretty easy, huh. The contest ends on 11/31/16 and winners will be randomly picked and contacted by Zaful days following. Good luck my loves! xo



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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Vegan-ish



"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

I just wanted to start things off with some nice words to live by. Keep on building the empire that you love my darlings..!

Now let's get on topic...so this summer I was really interested in veganism after doing research and watching Raw Alignment on YouTube for extensive periods of time. Not trying to make excuses, but I realized a few weeks in how difficult it was to completely commit with the type of lifestyle I currently have. Surprisingly though, I did pretty well during my trial with eating by the rules and I still try to eat vegan food as much as possible. For the most part I was never really into eating meat and I avoid dairy a lot anyway because it can have negative effects on the body. 

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