Jun 29, 2015

Morning Routines & Healthy Choices

Let me start this post off by saying I am not really a morning person. Being on the go and making quality time to fit in the proper meals is tough. Usually Ryan and I plan out most of our meals, making them all on a weekend night so we have enough to eat throughout the week. Breakfast is tricky though, you can't really pre-make it, and it's hard to find something that's just right.

My schedule varies day to day, depending on work/blog life so it's important to me that I fit in my workouts and also make sure that I'm keeping up with my clean eating habits. Recently, running has been in my agenda and even though it's a struggle- I am getting better by the day. I try to run approximately 2-3 times a week, and sometimes I get it done in the morning before work. On those days I really need a quick & healthy on-the-go meal. That's where Naked Juice comes into play. It has no added sugars and preservatives, and it's perfect for anyone on the run. I don't have all that time to cut up fruits and veggies so if you can't eat 'em-drink 'em! The awesome thing is, I can go right from the gym to where I need to be, and have my post workout already packed.

I was really excited that I got to try some of their newest flavors. I am really loving their Berry Almond Nutmilk, and the Kale Blazer. Both are full of vitamins, and they both taste delicious. It's also amazing that with one bottle of Berry Almond Nutmilk, I get 11g of protein; it's perfect for a post workout! Their other new flavors include Bright Beets, Proteins & Greens, Chia Cherry Lime and Chia Sweet Peach.

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Monark Karin Brooklyn // Cycle Europe Video Shoot

A few months ago I got to shoot this amazing video for Cycle Europe. We got to shoot all around New York City and Brooklyn and had so much fun in the process. I've never worked with such an amazing team of people who truly love what they do-and are amazing at doing it. I really love the way these photos came out and I am so excited to finally share this video with you guys! Hope you love it! 

Without further adieu, here's the video! 

MONARK KARIN BROOKLYN from Cycleurope on Vimeo.

Jun 26, 2015

Fast Cars, Puppies, AMERICA!

I remember at one point being so excited to fly, and more importantly, so excited to pack my bags. This couldn't be further from the truth now! I absolutely hate being on a plane, and I absolutely hate packing my belongings into one tiny little suitcase. The same dramatic thoughts go through my head - "What did I forget?" , and "What if I need those shoes I haven't worn in 4 years?" And the list goes on and on. I think what I have learned in my years of traveling, is to keep it simple.

I actually end up never wearing half of the things I bring, and most of the time I stay pretty comfortable in my outfits. I think what's most important- is accessories. The right bag, earrings, and hair accessories could really change your whole look!

You're probably wondering why I'm writing a post about traveling and that's because I will be in Monterey next week! I am so excited to visit California again for the (4th time!) It's one of my favorite places to visit, and I can't wait to take in all of the beauty and historic sites.

This shirt screams MERICA'. (Even though the word America is the one tucked into the skirt and hiding) The "fast cars" line is pretty appropriate since we're going to Monterey for a race. For those of you who don't know, my boyfriend Ryan and one of his best friends built a race car, and they race around the country. They spend hours upon hours making sure everything is ready to go- and this race is their biggest one yet! It's been really interesting to see someone fully engaged in a passion that is so different than my own. I am excited to follow them on this journey and learn more about what they do, and why they love it so much. I also can't wait to share these photos with you guys! Make sure to follow the #littletreetravels on instagram, and stay tuned for blog posts while I'm out there too! I plan on live-blogging while we have some downtime.

Anyway, until next week, I will be packing and getting my life in order- hope you guys have a great weekend! xoxo
Details: Boyfriend Muscle Tee (on sale 40% off!) Prada Sunglasses & Bucket Bag via Nordstrom // Faux Leather Skirt(similar)// Leather Espadrilles // Marc Jacobs Watch // Ring & Necklace C/o Kitsch // Kimono (on sale) via UO

Jun 24, 2015

High Waisted Love

Every time I think about vintage style, everything high waisted comes to mind. I have always been a huge fan of this style, not only because it's flattering, but also because crop tops look even cuter with high waisted shorts on.

Although my style is always changing and evolving, some things just always stay the same. I love incorporating the vintage look into my every day style, and I feel like this look is no different. From the bowler hat, to the shorts, to the tassels on my clutch, this outfit screams vintage!

I'm in the midst of packing for my upcoming trip to Monterey next week, so if anyone has any suggestions on places to go/things to see, please send them my way. I am so excited to go away with Ryan and finally enjoy some of the Summer. Hope you guys are having a great week. xoxo

Details: White Mountain Sandals // Black Shorts (similar) // via Marshalls , Fitted Cropped Tank via UO , Tassel Clutch via Nordstrom , Black Bowler Hat via ASOS, Marc Jacobs Watch via ShopBop