5 Ways To Get Yourself Out of A Funk & Get Motivated

Ever feel like you're just going through the motions? This can be at work, at home, basically just life. This past week I was coming back from a few days off. I had started my transition into my new position. My house was messy and I hadn't unpacked. I had gotten away from my workout routine. I just felt very blah.

I would come home from work late, eat dinner on my couch, and then remain there for the rest of the evening watching Netflix. I couldn't find my motivation anywhere (it was probably under those piles of laundry). We all go through these lulls. If you're currently in funk and need to "un-funk" yourself, here are 5 ways to do it! 

1. Make a list of things you need/want to do. 
I do this on my iPhone notes app. Then what helps me the most get started and stay focused is that I plan the rest of my day out. I'll do a separate list for while I'm at work and for things at home. 

2. Go for a walk. 
Sometimes you just need a few minutes to yourself. Plus if it's a brisk walk you'll benefit from all those wonderful endorphins. It doesn't have to be long either. Just get up, get moving, and get out of your head. 

3. Put on some BeyoncĂ©. 
Try to tell me that you can put on some BeyoncĂ© jams without breaking out allllll the dance moves. It's my go-to Pandora station when I need a mood boost.  

4. Take a friend to lunch. 
The laughs alone will cure all. Plus by treating them to lunch you'll also feel good for doing something nice for someone else. 

5. Treat 'yo self girl
Go shopping, go get a mani/pedi, get your hair done,etc. Those three things always lift my spirits. Plus when you look awesome, you usually feel awesome too! 

Love Life in Color | Make Your Closet Happier {thredUP}

One of the things I can't get down with is a boring closet. Your closet should be fun and colorful and scream "I'm as happy was my wardrobe!" Closets full of black, grey, and navy just don't do it for me.

top: Loft // Jeans: H&M // Flats: Tory Burch c/o tredUP {Similar}// crossbody: Kate Spade New York {Similar & Obsessed With! // tassel accessory: T.J. Maxx {Similar

I'm partnering with thredUP to encourage you gals to liven up your outfits! I hear from so many people who compliment my style and then follow up with some sort of "I wish I could pull color off like you" statement. You totally can! You don't have to start off as extravagant like my style. A bold lip, a bright shoe, or t-shirt and you are on your way to #lovelifeincolor!

thredUP is a great place to start looking for these colorful knockout pieces. They are the easiest way to shop and sell high-quality secondhand clothes. I was floored by their prices!

Check out my recent haul!

Product c/o thredUP. As always opinions are my own.

Yes you are seeing that total right! 
For an easy addition of color, toss this pink French Connection top on with shorts for play or blank pants for work. Feeling a little extra crazy? Add that Lilly Pulitzer scarf I scored for $6.99! So glad I knew what I was looking at when I stumbled upon it. 

My two favorite finds were the Kate Spade black bow heels and these Tory Burch flats. After my discounts you see applied above (I got 40% off just for being a first time buyer!) I paid next to nothing! 

Highly, highly recommend check out thredUP!  #secondhandfirst

Beach Better Have My Suntan {Super Easy Beach Bag DIY}

I'd like to think of myself as the queen of turning expensive products into cheap DIYs. Need proof? See here, here, or here.

When I saw McKenna post this Fallon & Royce tote, I was obsessed.

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However, $60 for a canvas tote is not my style. So I headed into Michael's on the hunt to DIY it.

I found these adorable iridescent sequin iron-on letters (check for a coupon! they usually have 40% off!), but no luck for decent canvas bag that didn't look cheap.

After searching the internet for the perfect canvas tote, I gave up when I stumbled upon this hot pink striped beauty for $14 with free shipping.

The process for the DIY was so so simple. Just follow these instructions:

  • Pop out the sequin letters and position them as you'd like. 
  • Place a cloth over the sequin letters and apply the iron for 15-30 seconds on the front of the bag. This doesn't secure the letters, just keeps them in place.
  • Flip the bag over and apply the iron directly to the backside of the bag for 30 seconds. This will secure the letters. 
  • I found that some of the letters still weren't fully secured, so re-iron over them as needed.