My Top 5 Non-Negotiable Health/Wellness Tips

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Yellow Blouse – similar HERE

Denim Shorts – HERE

White Sneakers – HERE

Purse – HERE

I am a huge advocate for health and wellness. Nutrition, physical well-being & mental health are all very important topics to me. On top of those I believe that reaching a sustainable balance in your life is extremely important and taking consideration for our environment and the impact that we are having on our ecosystem should be considered more.

Here are my top 5 tips for attaining & maintaining a healthy, holistic lifestyle:

 Eat Mindfully 

This means no distractions while you are eating! No cell phones, TV, books etc, anything that will distract you from enjoying your meal. Sit down at a table, properly breath between bites and remember to chew your food. Creating a peaceful, enjoyable environment when you are eating greatly helps to improve digestion.

30 Minutes of Stress Free Time Everyday

In today’s day and age we are constantly on the go! We wear our stress & our busy schedules like a badge of honor. Although we all have responsibilities in our lives, taking just 30 minutes of your day to stay off your phone and be present with yourself can be vital for both mental and physical health. Read a book, journal, go for a nature walk or simply practice yoga, anything that will keep you calm and relaxed.

Eat a Balanced Diet

No restrictions, counting or craziness! Simply eating natural, wholefoods is the best “diet” anyone can be on. ( I will be going into building a healthy, balanced meal next week! ) If it comes in a package, don’t eat it.

Use Natural Products

Your skin is your biggest organ and absorbs a large amount of what you put on it. The amount of chemicals found in things such as soaps, shampoos, makeup & house cleaners is absolutely disgusting! Opt for natural products such as Mineral Fusion, Pacifica, Jane Iredale, CurelleDesert Essence & Nature Clean!

Practice Self Love

As cliche as this might sound, self love is so important! When you are having a low period ( and we ALL get them ) try to remember how amazing you are, how much you accomplished and that nothing is more attractive than a good heart! Go into your 30 minutes of stress free time, avoid social media & mirrors, get out of your thinking mind. One thing that I have done which has helped me substantially is that I wrote a list of the 7 things I LOVE about myself & why. Whenever I start to feel down, I simply re-read that list, and it always helps me to feel better & more confident.

Lots of Love,

Rachelle xx.

 

 

Life Lately

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White T-Shirt – HERE

Striped Trousers – similar HERE

Vans –HERE

A little life update on things I am absolutely loving!

Currently Reading: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I haven’t read any Nicholas Sparks books in so long but I have been loving his easy and effortless writing style! The perfect summer read.

Currently Watching: Murdoch Mysteries, Friends & The Adventures of Jade on YouTube!

Current Workout: I started doing the Kayla Itsines BBG Guide a couple of weeks back and I am obsessed! Can’t believe I haven’t started it sooner! I also walk 3-4x per week and have a semi regular yoga practice ( aka when I feel like it )

Current Obsession: Kale. Strange I know but I can’t seem to get enough of it lately! I have been adding it to my scrambled eggs in the morning, my salads & rice bowls, even pasta! Love it!

Hope you enjoyed this little read!

 

Summer Simplicity

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Levi’s Denim Jacket – HERE

White Eyelet Dress -similar HERE

Grey Sneakers – similar HERE

Status Anxiety Purse – HERE

Easy like a summer morning;  simple white dress paired with a classic denim jacket and a good old pair of sneakers.

Feminine & Floral

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Aritzia Dress – HERE

Status Anxiety Bag – HERE

White Sneakers – similar HERE

Feeling feminine in this beautiful floral dress that I paired with a simple pink purse from Status Anxiety, completing the outfit with my trusty white sneakers.

A Simple Summer Sun Dress

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Yellow Sun Dress – similar HERE, HERE & HERE

White Sneakers – similar HERE

I don’t know if you can tell by now, but this is by far my favorite dress in my wardrobe. I’ve already styled it two other times on my blog HERE & HERE and you better believe I will be styling it even more in the future. I’m really trying to economize my wardrobe, getting rid of pieces I don’t wear all that often and investing in pieces I will wear all the time. No longer am I afraid of outfit repeating or being caught in the same piece twice, because I realized the only people that care about that stuff is other bloggers. Not only is it better for my bank account but it is also better for the environment. Investing in high quality pieces that will last a couple of years is better than buying cheap and having it wear out in a few months. Although yes, this dress was purchased from Forever 21 it has held up pretty good, considering I bought it last year.

Rachelle xx.

Kimono & Blue Jeans

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Kimono – HERE

Camisole – HERE

Jeans – HERE

Shoes – similar HERE

Feeling fancy on this Monday morning, wearing a stunning Kimono I recently picked up at Aritzia with a beautiful blush nude cami and my favorite Levi Jeans. Finishing off the look with a classic pair of black loafers.

Rachelle xx.

Corduroy Skirt & Bell Sleeve Blouse

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Blouse – similar HERE, HERE & HERE

Skirt – similar HERE, HERE & HERE

Sneakers – HERE

Maybe its the cold & windy weather lately, or the fact that I basically only follow Australian fashion bloggers but this outfit is giving me some fall vibes (totally unintentional by the way)! Of course this outfit would never be suitable for the chilly falls we experience here in Alberta, so I deem it perfectly acceptable for spring/summer.

Here I paired this super cute Corduroy Skirt in a beautiful rust color with a dramatic Bell Sleeve Blouse, keeping my accessories neutral with some White Sneakers and a simple Black Purse.

Rachelle xx.