May Grey Survival Wear

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The most effortless outfits are always my favorite.  Case in point- this romper.  It’s a throw-on piece, it’ll always work and can be dressed up or down. Layered with a jacket it’s my go-to for these May grey days we’re having where it starts out gloomy and cold but mid morning turns into a perfectly sunny beautiful day! And the Lulu Frost traveler pin (which happens to be my new favorite accessory) adds the perfect little pop to the waistband, don’t you think?  Happy styling my friends!  See you mañana.  xx- Sarah

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  romper: Joie (on sale!), shoes: Joie (also on sale!), bag: Chloe, pin: Lulu Frost, sunnies: Karen Walker (similar)

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Tommy Bahama & Self Magazine #2

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Hey friends!  I’m back again with more Tommy Bahama/SELF goodness!  Is this romper not the cutest?!  And so, so comfortable- I can’t help but wish everything I put on was this easy breezy!  As promised I’m providing a full body workout in these four posts we’re producing, so after the jump you’ll find today’s portion- and it’s all about the ABS!  Having a strong core is so important with stand up paddle boarding, so I’ve been working mine like crazy to get in shape.  I figure the stronger I am, the longer I can be out on the water having fun and getting in what I consider to be a sneaky workout (one that doesn’t feel like it)!   Click through for the rest and work out those abs with me!!!  (Here is last week’s post, in case you’re interested!)  xx- Sarah   {Photos: Lou Mora}

SHOP THIS POST: Romper, Bracelet, Paddleboard, Swim bottoms, Bikini Top, Rashguard

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Tommy Bahama + Self Magazine #1

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Hello my friends!  I’m super excited about today’s post- it’s the kick off of a series of four and something I worked really long and hard to produce and am very proud of!  And by long and hard I mean 15 personally instructed yoga sessions with my very favorite yoga teacher, as well as 5 weeks of daily yoga sessions, a couple of training sessions with Tommy Bahama stand up paddle board expert Brennan Rose, and many hours of shooting at the beach.  I did all of this so that I could partner with Tommy Bahama and SELF to give you some inspiration for your wardrobes + beach days, introduce you to my new love Stand Up Paddle Boarding, pass along a few tips for those of you new to it who’d like to give it a shot, and instruct you on the exercises that I did to prepare my body for the super fun workout that paddle boarding is (it quickly became my FAVORITE way to get in a workout)!

So now that I’ve talked it up, see below for some beachy wardrobe inspiration (we had so much fun shooting this that I now think I only want to shoot on the beach!).  Also, click through to see a peek at my tutorial with Brennan, what he taught me, and the exercises with detailed instructions below.  And look forward to three more of these posts to come- each with exercises to strengthen a different part of your body.  Even if you’re not near any water or stand up paddle boarding is nowhere near your future- these exercises are perfect for an at-home workout to tone you up and build strength and flexibility. I hope you love!  xx- Sarah  {Photos: Lou Mora}

SHOP THIS POST: Shirt, Swimsuit, Sweater, BraceletPaddleboardSunscreenRashguard, Swimshorts,Bikini top

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Plaid Forever

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Hey pals!  Today I’d like you to meet my new BFF, plain linen high-waisted, flood length pants.  I think someone designed them just for me.  They’re outrageously good.  As in, try to get me out of them(or this entire outfit)- not happening.  High waisted flood length is my jam, I’m thanking the fashion Gods that it’s also having a moment.

In other news, next week I’m going to be starting to incorporate fitness into the site!  I don’t know if you can tell (well you probably can’t because it’s not like I’m flexing in these photos) but I’ve been working out for the past few months with January Wellness.  I think I mentioned already but I also recently did her sugar detox and am feeling like I’m totally in control of my eating again- that sweet tooth knows it’s place and only pops up every once in awhile (she’s starting another May 18th and I HIGHLY recommend.  And it can be done online for those of you not in SD).  So long  story short- fitness posts are coming to A House in the Hills!  And fitness fashion posts- because I’ve just recently discovered that there’s a whole insanely fun and inspiring world of workout wear- and feeling good in my clothes while pushing my body to do things my mind doesn’t necessarily want to has been SO helpful as I’ve been working hard towards my fitness goals.  So horray for that!  I hope it all inspires you in your own fitness/fashion/life.  Have such a happy weekend my friends!  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  Pants: Whistles, bodysuit: American Apparel, Shoes: Joie, clutch: Clare Vivier, watch: Michael Kors, bracelet: Miansaia_house_in_the_hills_Spring_plaid_linen_pants-14a_house_in_the_hills_Spring_plaid_linen_pants-13a_house_in_the_hills_Spring_plaid_linen_pants-8

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Style Steals- Under $100

Spring is always that time of year when I start wanting to refresh- EVERYTHING.  The house, my closet, my food, my life.  That can get expensive quickly, so today I’ve scouted out some $100/under style steals.  Sometimes all you need is a new little something to give you that feeling of newness that Spring makes you crave.  Hope you find something you love!  Shop all of these items below, plus a few extra style steals I’m also loving.  Happy Spring shopping my friends!  xx- Sarah

 

Fighting The Good Fight

I’m officially THE GIRL WHO CRIED FAVORITE JEANS EVER.  I know.  Trust me, it’s not lost on me that once a month I post saying I’ve found them, the true answer to all my denim questions.  And that one month later I’ve found another pair.  These are good problems to have, that’s not lost on me either. But for reals.  THESE JEANS.  In fact, J.Crew, I would like to publicly thank you for the Point Sur denim line- it’s blowing my mind.  Thank you, thank you thank you thank you.  But don’t you all worry, in spite of my claim that these truly are the BEST pair of jeans I’ve ever worn, I will continue the hunt for a better pair!  Fighting the good fight for you my friends, I’m all about it.  xx- Sarah

Shop this post:  denim: J.Crew, shirt: Vince (old), shoes: Stan Smith for Adidas (love them in the classic here as well), bag: Meli Melo, sunnies: Karen Walker, watch: Giles & Brother,  Michael Kors, necklace: Jules Smith, ring: Gabriela Artigas   nails: Dior,

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