holiday tiny wins


I don’t know about you but the holidays are always a time that I try to give myself some wiggle room when it comes to indulgences. I have a major sweet tooth, a packed schedule full of soirees with temptations and barely anytime to fit in workouts with back to back trips.

So today I’m sharing a few healthy and smart ways to score #tinywins during the holiday season.

  1. Find your fitness groove: For me my fitness go-to has been a mix of SoulCycle classes and pilates/yoga. I vowed to use my membership more but also find that SoulCycle classes are my best stress reliever.
  2. Skip the sugar where possible: Hold the sugar in your coffee and have bites of dessert (split it!) vs. the whole thing.
  3. Cut down on gluten: I always feel better when I’m not eating a lot of gluten. I feel less bloated and more full easily. I also sleep better so all around, try and cut out the gluten when you can.
  4. Kick up your heels: Walk around the block when you go to get lunch, take the stairs and get a fitness tracking device so you see how many steps you get. I aim for 10,000 steps on my Jawbone Up band each day.
  5. Power up on protein before parties: Eat an apple and peanut butter before you hit the holiday party scene. Then you can say “no” to those extra, highly caloric finger foods.
  6. Drink lots of H20: I usually refrain from sodas and when you can, avoid darker liquors which have more calories than clear ones. Have loads of water instead! If you like yours with flavor, try Crystal Light to make all the hydration go down a bit easier.

Do you have any favorite tips that help you feeling healthy and on track during the holidays? I would love to hear them! 

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Crystal Light. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make WIT & Whimsy possible.

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outfit // a little festive










Last week was one of being oh-so-festive. I had my work holiday party, my brother’s Christmas party and I headed uptown to get further in the spirit by seeing the Rock Center tree again, enjoying drinks at the famed Algonquin Hotel, saw Once on Broadway and did so much more and it made me realize…I sure am ready now to get out to Colorado to start celebrating with my family. (See more peeks at my weekend over here).

I styled this skirt at the end of summer here and have now transitioned it into Fall winter (might I mention that it is also on sale for under $40!?) Paired it with this clutch that I finally added to my collection after wanting it for a long time. These sales are really getting me!

And sharing the cute iPhone case that my friend Grace helped design for Minnie & Emma this season! She was so sweet to send me two personalized cases and I just adore the collection.

Hope you each enjoyed the weekend and have a great start to this new week – Christmas is next week!

Outfit: Sweater (also here and on heavy rotation here, here & here) // Skirt // Leopard Clutch (also here) // Tights // Coach x Frye boots (love this affordable option) // Karen Walker Sunglasses // Headband (from a NYC street vendor but cute ones here & here) // Watch // BaubleBar Pearl Hinge bracelet // BaubleBar Necklace // BaubleBar ring and this ring (just got them and I’m obsessed)

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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w&w weekly roundup


It’s Friday and the holidays and this weekend I plan to celebrate! I’m seeing ONCE tonight on Broadway, trying a new-to-me Italian joint in the West Village and planning to do some Christmas shopping and soaking up the spirited sights – I can’t wait!

Enjoy this week’s roundup which is filled to the brim with good sale alerts (and my picks!)

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