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Dress for Success on a Budget

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It has been a while but I'm back! I graduated law school and now I start working at that the firm I worked for in law school. I'm really excited to not be in school anymore and actually make some money! However, I still like to shop the sales and discounts because I'm still on a student budget. Because I am starting work, I have recently expanded my work wardrobe. I like looking nice for work but don't like paying extravagant prices for designer clothes. Over the years I have created a mental list of all the places that I like to shop at for work clothes that won't bust my bank account!

Many of the places I shop always have big sales and have quality work wear. The key is to sign up for their email lists to see when they have big sales. I will not shop at these places unless I can get something on sale just because without the sale, many of the items are a little too pricey for me! Below I have listed my favorite places to shop for work wear and tips abo…
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Sweet Strawberry Smoothie

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I have been super busy with graduating law school (yay!) and studying for the bar exam that I haven't been able to do much blogging. It's been interesting getting started with my studying and trying to figure out what I should be doing, but I think I finally and getting the hang of it so I decided to do some blogging!

Alright it is getting warmer here in San Diego and that means I have been having more and more smoothies!!! They are great way to have something nutritious in the morning to get your day going. I have also been working out early in the morning so I like have a smoothie to get my protein in as well. They are my favorite because you can add whatever fruit or veggies you want and drink your nutrients. Here's one of my go to recipes!

Base
1 frozen banana1 cup of frozen strawberries1 cup of frozen peaches1 scoop of your favorite protein powderAlmond milk or the milk of your choice to taste Toppings
fresh strawberriesbananafrozen …

Simple Summer Detox Smoothie

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Hi Guys!

Summer is right around the corner and despite my new year's resolutions, I am no where near summer ready :(. However, I am done with finals and am really ready to get my butt into shape! One of the ways I try to stay fit and healthy is to implement more smoothies into my diet and remove other processed sugars. I have been sick recently after stressing over finals and one of the ways I get my vitamins in is by adding greens to my smoothies. I have decided to start adding more smoothie recipes to the blog and share with you guys because that is one of the main reasons why I started this blog and my instagram@Chasing_balance_blog.

This smoothie is a really simple one that I make to get my greens for the day when I do not feel like eating a salad or having some vegetables. Also there has been an e. coli breakout recently so I am paranoid about eating mixed greens which is what I usually use in my salads. This smoothie only has four ingredients because like I said it's mos…

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays because I get to celebrate my amazing, beautiful, and intelligent momma! It is always hits around finals time for me so sometimes I don't have a lot of time to plan for a special day for my mom so I always make sure I plan ahead of time to get her a great gift. If your mom is like my mom she probably says "just your love!" when you ask her what she wants for Mother's Day. Because my mom never tells me what she wants I always do some extensive research for the best gifts!

Being the selfless mother that she is, this year my mom is spending Mother's Day throwing me a graduation party so I want to make sure that I give her the best gifts to honor her. I have compiled a list of great gift items for various budgets for you guys to check out! I hope they help you find the perfect gift for the mothers in your life!

Tory Burch Tote As we head into spring this tote is the perfect bag to carry around items. Perfect for the bus…

GLAMGLOW Glitter Mask Review

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Guys my brother got me the Glamglow glitter mask for Christmas! I was so excited when I opened it even though I picked it out lol (best brother ever). I have so many masks that sometimes I forget what I have. When I came back to San Diego after Christmas break I lost the mask in all the stuff I ended up bringing back. I recently found it and tried for the first time last week and tried it again this week. I'm writing this post so that anyone who was thinking about buying the mask can make an informed decision without the influence of a sponsored review.

I'm just going to write what I like and don't like about the mask so you can make your decision with some new information

Pros
Smells good - I'm not sure exactly what ingredient in the mask makes it smell the way it does but it has a fresh smell when you open the jar and apply the mask.Easy application - The mask comes with a small application brush that you dip in the jar and brush on your face. The brush makes the appli…

Post-workout Smoothie Recipe

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So there has been amazing weather in Sand Diego recently! (I know surprise surprise). Because it has been so warm and beautiful out, the weather has caused me to start making smoothies and smoothie bowls for breakfast and fuel for after a workout. I started my new years resolutions a little late but I have been eating pretty clean lately and this smoothie has helped a lot with starting the day off right and staying on track. Here's the recipe!

Ingredients
one bananatwo cups of frozen peachesone cup of spinachtwo cups of  almond milk (or milk of your choice)one scoop of the protein powder of your choice (tastes best with vanilla flavor)Toppings
 1/4 a bananablueberrieschia seedsgranolagoji berries Just blend the ingredients and serve in a bowl and add the toppings! These are some of my favorite toppings but you can add whatever you like to put on top of you smoothie. Some of my other favorite toppings are strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, hemp seeds, and cacao nibs! Tag me in …

5 Tips to Follow through with your Fitness Resolution

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In a previous post, I shared my New Years Resolutions with you guys. One of my New Years Resolutions is to try new fitness activities. Many people make New Years Resolutions every year regarding fitness and health to start their New Year off in the right way. Some people want to try new fitness activities like yoga and others, new to exercising, make resolutions to start their fitness journey.  Starting a fitness journey can be tough, especially if you haven't ever had a fitness routine. While starting may be difficult for some, most people (including me!) have an even more difficult time keeping up with their fitness goals and give up or get discouraged shortly after starting. I understand these difficulties greatly as I struggled with them when I first started getting into fitness so I wanted to share some of my tips to make sure you achieve your fitness goals for 2018!

Join a gym -- Right now gyms are giving really good deals on memberships because of the new year so it is the …