26 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME

Hello Friends!!

I know it’s been awhile since I have blogged! Life has been crazy, but honestly when is life not crazy? Anyways, I wanted to do a fun post telling a little bit more about myself and the girl behind Lifestyles With Lex! I hope this helps you get to know me a little bit more, other than my love of fashion!

 

Why 26 things?

I am 26 years old, so I thought 26 would be appropriate 😉

 

Night owl or early bird?

NIGHT OWL for sure!

 

Drink of choice?

La Croix Sparkling Waters! I love pretty much all of them, my favorite flavor if I had to pick just one would probably be the Pineapple Strawberry..So good!

 

Weird things about me:

I love to rock out to old school Britney, NYSNC, BSB, Spice Girls..etc.. when I am doing my cardio at the gym! Also.. I am Greek but hate olives.

 

Where did you go to college? 

Liberty University (best years of my life)  and graduated with a degree in business marketing. Bonus- I even went to Liberty Christian Academy which is the high school attached to Liberty!

 

Did you play any sports in High School? 

Cheerleading! I cheered all of high school, was captain senior year along with my two life long best friends Allie & Amanda  & I miss it so much to this day! I missed it so much that when I was in college I volunteered to become the assistant cheer coach at my alma mater for the middle school girls! I also took years of dance lessons including tap, jazz + ballet (jazz was my favorite) and several years of piano lessons!

 

What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Reality TV. The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills gets me every time! Oh + can’t forget…THE BACHELOR!  

 

Siblings? 

Only Child.

 

Favorite Cheat Meal? 

Pizza. Always.

 

Favorite Fast Food?

Chick-Fil-A!

 

Typical Breakfast at home?

Eggs + Avocado Toast on Ezekiel.

 

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?

Watch The Office on Netflix! I’m obsessed with Michael Scott!

 

Favorite Work Out?

Pure Barre!!! Best work out there is and the music is always on point!

 

What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

Alexa is actually is a nickname!

 

How do you drink your coffee?

Black. Which sounds crazy I know but I did Whole 30 about a year ago, so I got used to drinking it that way and I haven’t gone back to my creamers since!

 

Nike or Adidas?

Nike…wait is there a Lululemon option?

 

Best advice you’ve ever received?

Rely on God. My Yaya (Greek grandmother) always reminds me of this! If I am having an awful day, I can guarantee you that, that morning I didn’t start my day off with prayer and giving my burdens to God.

 

Favorite dessert?

Chocolate covered strawberries. Mint chocolate chip ice cream.

 

Sephora or Ulta?

Ulta

 

#1 vacation destination on your list?

Greece.

 

Favorite Spotify Playlist? 

Chill Hits, Relax & Unwind, Confidence Boost (good for working out), Happy Hits

 

Favorite holiday?

Christmas! I love everything about it! Celebrating the birth of our Lord is by far the best day of the year.

 

Quote to live by?

“You have to start where you are, not where you want to be.”- Steven Furtick

 

Favorite Place to Shop?

Nordstrom.

 

Piercings or Tattoos? 

No to both! I know! I’m 26 and still haven’t pieced my ears.

 

Flowers?

Peonies

 

 

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Friday Favorites

Hello loves & HAPPY FRIDAY!

Today I’m sharing all the details on my current favorites! Just a side note on here, I am obsessed with this North Carolina spring like weather! It’s been amazing here, can’t believe its February and I’m in shorts! Crazy right? Anyways let’s get started on my Friday Favorites List!

  1. St. Tropez Self Tanner. I love a good self tanner and have tried them all! I used to be a tanning bed addict back in my cheerleading days and boy do I regret that now! Ladies it’s not worth the risk of skin cancer! So right now I am relying on good self tanners to get that summer glow since its apparently it’ already shorts season here in the pines! This self tanner is a bit pricey but I love the natural look of it and that it’s gradual. I have been getting professional spray tans done too so when I’m in between spray tans this stuff is a life saver!

2. Revlon Matte Lip Color. I have never been one to wear drugstore lip color, but this stuff is the real deal, trust me! I love the matte finish it has when it dries! I color I use is “Seduction” and that is what I’m wearing in today’s blog post!

3. Too Faced Natural Eyes. This eye palette is a game changer! So many different looks too. What I like most about it is that I love all of the colors & use them all. Definitely give this a try ladies, especially if you have brown eyes like me.

4. The Magnolia Story. I mean come on who doesn’t love Chip and Joanna Gaines?! I love to wind down at night with a good book and just disconnect from technology since I am constantly on my phone and laptop! This is a wonderful read! Check it out!

5. La Croix.  I have a real obsession with my sparkling waters! These are so refreshing! My favorite flavors are Passion Fruit and Pineapple Strawberry!

6. This Shimmering Sequin Top! My most favorite item of my Friday favorites! This fun top is from Catch Bliss Boutique! Guys you have to check them out! They have the cutest clothes and are always getting in new shipments and fresh styles. I have a few items in my cart right now like this fun White Off the Shoulder Dress and this Baby Blue Cold Shoulder Dress! Catch Bliss Boutique started with the vision of offering the latest contemporary wardrobe staples and season must-have pieces and that is exactly what they have done!!

Okay friends I hope you have enjoyed my Friday Favorites! Let me know in the comments if this is something I should do on a weekly!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thank you Catch Bliss for sponsoring today’s blog post!

 

 

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Pineapple Fever

Yes, it’s true.. I have Pineapple Fever! I always have and probably always will! I simply adore pineapples! I recently bought the cutest pineapple tray ever (it’s linked below). Did you know that the pineapple is symbolic for southern hospitality? Another reason I am in love with decorating with this sweet fruit, also it’s very fitting for me since I live in the “Land of the Pines” here in North Carolina.

I hope you enjoy my favorite Pineapple picks!

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What on Earth is LiketoKNOW.it ?!

Outfit Details: Top (Only $29 and how adorable are the sleeves?!), My favorite pair of black skinny jeans, Strappy Heels

 

A highly requested blog post! I am finally sharing is, what on earth is Alexa talking about when say says LIKEtoKNOW.it !?

So.. What is LIKEtoKNOW.it??

LIKEtoKNOW.it is an easy way to get my outfit details sent straight to your email inbox when you simply “like” my picture on Instagram.

(The picture above is what the email looks like with outfit details or what it looks like when you simply click on a picture on my Shop Instagram Tab) 

It’s so simple and makes shopping so much easier because we take the guesswork out of it! No more waiting for an Instagrammer to reply to your comment such as “where did you get those boots?” because everything will be emailed to you! So…You like my picture and then BOOM,  you automatically can shop my outfit from your inbox!

If for some reason you do not want a LIKEtoKNOW.it account or do not have Instagram, FEAR NOT! I have a Shop page at the top of my blog, simply go to the “Shop My Instagram Outfits” tab found here and all you have to do is click on the outfit you have questions about it and BAM my whole outfit is linked for you and you can shop away! Easy right?!

Another way to shop my outfits if you do not want emails or if you deleted one on accident, simply sign up with LIKEtoKNOW.it, log in and go to http://liketoknow.it/alexaelizabeth_ 

You can always turn off the emails and just go to this page to shop my pictures or just to go my shop tab on the blog!

So many options for shopping my outfits but as a blogger I want to make things as easy as possible!

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My Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions + My Top 5 Current Favorite Sweaters

First off Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for 2017! I just love how a new year means a fresh start! I am ready to tackle this year and make this year my best year so far! I have a lot of dreams to accomplish! So lets do this 2017!! I thought it was be fun if I shared each resolution along with a current favorite sweater! Before I get started, I want to share the details of the dress pictured above! It’s such a fun flirty dress, sizing tip ladies, size down! I am wearing an XS and I am by no means an XS girl! It comes to several colors too! So check out the dress here!

My Top Five Resolutions for 2017:

The first sweater I’m sharing is such a closet staple! Love a good neutral!

1.Be consistent with working out. This is HUGE for me! I am so guilty of going all out with workouts then taking a long “break”. This year is going to be different! I will consistently workout 5-6 days a week! I actually have found an amazing workout, Pure Barre! I am so in love with these workouts! They are different everyday and you work out every little muscle! It has been the most effective workout I have ever done! I have been doing Pure Barre for two months now and have lost a whopping 10lbs! Yes! 10 lbs! And still have about 5-10 more lbs to go! Side note I am only 5’4 so any extra weight on me shows up. I firmly believe Barre is life changing and if there is a Pure Barre studio near you…RUN TO IT! Yes its pricey but its your health which is SO important! I just work it into the budget! Speaking of Budgeting…

 

The second sweater I’m sharing is a two for one! The cowl neck is actually a detachable scarf! The fit of this sweater is super flattering too!

2. Budget.

 

The third sweater is the perfect off the shoulder top! I have tried several and none of them have stayed in place, this one actually does! And the color is so gorgeous!

3. Quiet Time. Being intentional about setting a quiet time with God and really doing daily devotions! I am totally guilty of skipping my time with the Lord because I’m too “busy” but guess what happens when I do that? I can’t think clear, I have too much on my brain and don’t feel fulfilled at all that day! So if I am ever having a bad day, I can almost guarantee you that I didn’t read my Bible that morning!

 

The fourth sweater just screams ALEXA! I love anything leopard print! I call this my conservative Spice Girls top! Hurry its selling out fast!

4. Eat Healthy and Practice Portion Control! This one is a no brainer. Eat healthy feel healthy. BUT I know everyday I am not going to be 100% healthy, I am human! But when I do break and eat “bad” foods, I will not go crazy! Portion, Portion, Portion!!! I strongly believe you do not need to deprive yourself of your favorite foods! For me this is pizza and pasta! Yes the Italian and Greek in me is strong when it comes to yummy food!! Tonight I’m making pasta but making it healthier, using ground turkey instead of beef and I’ll be weighing and portioning out my plate. Also one more thing we will be doing is eating at home for 90% of our meals, it’s way healthier and way cheaper!

Last but not least is my favorite cardigan! It is so soft and cozy! A must have!

5. Plan and Organize! One thing about me is that I am a “creative” person and just have ideas bouncing around in my head constantly! So…I ordered an Erin Condren planner for Christmas! And I am in love! It’s sitting beside me right now actually. I love all the fun stickers and planning out my days has been a game changer for me! It is one way I plan to stay organized in 2017!

I hope you have enjoyed my resolutions and that they have encouraged you to start 2017 with a bang!

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Wilmington + Wrightsville Beach, NC // Travel Diary

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Outfit Details: Exact Sweater (similar here), Black Jeans, Sunglasses, My Favorite Over the Knee Boots

Standing on the River Walk just gives me all the feels! Yes I am a HUGE One Tree Hill fan! Any chance I get to go to Wilmington I take it!

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Outfit Details: Cardigan (The softest and coziest one I have found!), Black Jeans, Sunglasses, My Favorite Over the Knee Boots

Outfit Details: Cozy Turtleneck Cashmere Sweater, Jeans, Sunglasses, My Favorite Flip Flops

Outfit Details: Cozy Cardigan, Jeans, Sunglasses, My Favorite Flip Flops

 

A little more details on my outfits! The first sweater is so cozy and is on flash sale for only $25! The second cozy turtleneck sweater has cashmere in it making it so SOFT and that one is now 40% and under $50 which you can’t beat for cashmere! And lastly the third sweater, the chunky cardigan is now 50% for only $30, I have been wearing this one around the house nonstop! I will be wearing these cozy sweaters on repeat on winter long!

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12-20-16//Clothing Haul

Outfit details: top, jeans, boots

Whenever we are out of town, I love to shop! We live in a small town that doesn’t have a mall, which honestly I LOVE! I love living in a charming small town and just doing all of my shopping online. BUT when I can get to a mall and actually try on clothes I get take advantage of it! So Enjoy my latest shopping trip!

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How I made $1,000 from Cleaning out my Closet

$1,000. You heard right! I had no idea I had made that much money in a few short months by cleaning out my closet but I recently looked at my total sales so far and it was a little over $1,000! I couldn’t believe it! And it honestly couldn’t have been easier! So how did I make $1,000?? PoshMark! Poshmark is the easiest way to sell your gently used clothes! Selling your items can be done in minutes on your phone using the Poshmark app! Unlike ebay and other companies, they pay for the shipping! That was my biggest reason for trying out Poshmark. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost money on ebay from the shipping! When an item sells on Poshmark they simply email you a label and you use a free usps box (you order these boxes online and they come to your door..for freee!) and then simply package up your sold items and stick them in the mailbox! It is that simple!

A Few Tips:

Order these and these free boxes (These sizes fit perfectly in my mailbox, this way I don’t have to go to the Post Office)

Price everything fairly, items that are priced too high will not get you sales. Yes you may have paid $50 for that sweater but now its worth about $10. I would rather sell lots of clothing for cheap and get PAID rather than having it all sit in my closet still.

Take good quality pictures that really show the clothing for what it is, do not ever try to deceive your buyers because you want to build a trustworthy relationship with them

Offer a discount bundle (I offer 15% off when you buy 2 or more items)

Have a printer at home

Get fun colored or printed tissue paper to wrap up your clothes in

Include a thank note

Send everything that sells ASAP! The quicker you send an item the quicker you get $$$

Use my code ” JWCKK ” when signing up for the Poshmark app & you will automatically have a $5 credit! Wish I had this code when I signed up!

Be sure to check my personal Poshmark account because I am adding new items daily and still have so much more to list! My username is @alexaelizabeth

Happy Poshing!!

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(Thinking about listing this dress + scarf!)

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12-7-16 // Clothing Haul Try On from Instagram + SnapChat

Hi Instagam + SnapChat Friends! I did my first clothing haul try on and wanted to share all the links for you ladies to shop, since I know I can’t be the only one still not done with Christmas Shopping! If you enjoyed my little clothing haul please let me know and I’ll keep posting them when I get big shipments in! I will still be Instagramming and blogging each item but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of what’s to come and because I know you probably want to get all of your Christmas shopping done soon! I am always happy to help you in the shopping department! Also make sure you are following me on Instagram and SnapChat name is: Lifestyleswlex

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Also very quickly I wanted to share this sweater with you because I have it in the red, green and grey! And…its now 40% off!!! Time to buy the black one!!

 

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The Cozy Gift Guide

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This is by far my most favorite gift guide yet! I am the definition of a homebody! I love nothing more than being cozied up at home! I love to wear fluffy socks, having an afternoon cup of hot tea in a cozy mug, & wrapped up in a furry throw! And for Copper to be curled up next to me which is currently doing as I type this! Oh the puppy snuggles are just the best! I hope you enjoy this gift guide and let me know if there are any more gift guides you would like to see!

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