Top Moments of 2017 + My Goals for 2018

I know, I know…2018 is already well under way, so this post is a bit overdue! (Me losing track of time!? Nooooo!) Regardless, I wanted to take some time to reflect on 2017 and share with you what I want to accomplish and work on in this new year! Top Moments of 2017  Starting my Pure Barre Journey + Joining the team at my local studio Planning my wedding Being a bride + Becoming “Molly Villari” (Can we do it ALL OVER!?) Breaking free Goals for 2018  Drink more water Work out at least 3x/week (basic, I…

Pure Barre: My Journey to the 100 Club and 10 Things Barre Has Taught Me About Myself and Life

I remember my first barre class very vividly, from the weather to my outfit. It was May 9th, it was pouring rain, my hair was pulled up in a high, perky ponytail and my head was encircled with a thick grey headband. I was beyond nervous, and determined to blend in with the crowd, but quickly realized that my Nike socks sans sticky dots gave me away for the newbie I was. Despite my shaky planking, awkward stretching, and lack of stamina, at the end of those 55 minutes I was in love, committed even…and determined to look…

My Fall Uniform: Olive Turtleneck and Utility Jacket

Planning outfits is one of my favorite things to do. Heck, sometimes I do it for the next day while I’m trying to fall asleep! While mixing, matching, and planning how to wear various pieces is a favorite past time, there is something to be said however, for that one trusty look that requires no thought at all. This fall, I developed a uniform of sorts that made it so easy to get ready during the mornings it was too early to think,  and for those last minute lunch dates when I had no time to think! It…

How to Fight the Winter Blues

This may sound quite dramatic and bah-hum of me, but if I could…I would skip winter all together. Before you report me to Santa and get my name permanently placed on the naughty list, allow me to explain! I love Christmas. In fact, I pretty much live for it in the winter. If it weren’t for Christmas, all the holiday trimmings, and family get togethers, I’d never survive winter. I am not a fan of the cold, and I am most definitely NOT a fan of the time change. Pitch black darkness at…

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick: My New Holy Grail Lip Product

Put down the lipstick! Drop the balm! Don’t touch the lip tint! Run don’t walk to your nearest makeup retailer, you have to try this! I may be a little late to this party, but better late than never am I right!? I picked up 2 of the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks during the November Sephora Sale, and while I was excited to try them, I had no idea they would quickly replace all my other lippies. In Demand and Stepping Out were my picks, because I’m a sucker for a good nude…