If It Doesn’t Challenge You… It Won’t Change You

Skirt The Rules / Colorful Workout GearGap Factory performance tank (c/o) / Gap Factory colorblock leggings (c/o) / Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ sunglasses via Ditto (get your first month free with code: SKIRTTHERULES) / Q&Q ‘SmileSolar’ solar powered strap watch (c/o) / Nike ‘Free’ running shoes

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. I first heard this during a grueling uphill segment at one of my favorite spin classes. Then I heard it again while holding the longest plank of my life during a pilates class. And then thought just stuck with me, both in and outside of the gym.

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New Spring Staples from Tanger Outlets

Skirt The Rules / Radiant Orchid Maxi Dress

Outfit: J.Crew Factory racerback maxi dress in ‘Bright Amethyst’ (c/o Tanger Outlets) / LOFT tripe strand pendant necklaceFurla ‘Metropolis’ crossbody bag (c/o Tanger Outlets) / Movado ‘Bold’ crystal accent bangle watch (c/o) / BaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ring / Kate Spade ‘Sailors Knot’ bangle / J.Crew Factory jeweled ankle-strap sandals (c/o Tanger Outlets) / Makeup: Too Faced Born this Way foundation in ‘Ivory’ /Bobbi Brown bronzing powder in ‘Golden Light’ / Dior ‘2-in-1 Prime & Conceal’ in ’02’Anastasia ‘Brow Wiz’ eyebrow pencil in ‘Dark Brown’ / Urban Decay ‘Naked’ eye paletteMake Up For Ever mascara / NARS blush in ‘Dolce Vita’ / NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien’

I can’t remember the last time I went shopping at an outlet mall, but after visiting Tanger Outlets in Deer Park this weekend, I have a million reasons to go back.

National Caramel Day

Skirt The Rules / Werther's Original

LOFT swing anorak / LOFT mixed striped swing dressGold tassel necklace / Julie Vos ‘Escada’ open bangle (c/o) / Gold pave cuffGiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (c/o) / BaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ringDaniel Wellington ‘Classic St. Mawes’ leather strap watch (c/o) / Converse ‘Chuck Taylor’ low sneaker

These days, there’s a national holiday for pretty much everything, but National Caramel Day has to be one of my faves (don’t tell my dentist!).