After eating our delish breakfasts, we got right to work and we literally cleaned our home from top to bottom. I’m talking moving furniture, cleaning door frames and indoor/outdoor window cleaning type cleaning. It was the deepest clean I can ever remember us doing. As you know, we’ve been stalling on listing our home because we just haven’t made the little fixes we’ve wanted to make—so we finally got on it. We still have a few little spots where we’d like to touch up paint and then we’ll be good to go. It feels amazing to have such a clean home.
A couple of things to note:
1. My ridiculous pink hair clip. I always use these when I’m at home (I have one in right now). I just love clipping the front part of my hair back at home to keep it outta my face. It’s a pretty funny look though.
2. My ridiculously short Lululemon shorts. I’ve had these for a long time but don’t wear them a ton. They are super comfy but super short. Since we were just home cleanin’ for the day, I thought hey, why not?
3. Okay, so the last two shots are me being proud of how much more toned my legs are now. I worked out 5 days in a row this week and combined with today’s cleaning sesh which involved lots of stair climbing, bending, and arm strength to clean evetrything, I think I’m doing pretty darn good. Sometimes, it really does take seeing a picture to see the difference.
Top- Victoria’s Secret PINK
Okay, so now that you are all done laughing at my crazy hair, I’ll move on to today’s outfit.
Yes, that is a scar on my elbow from when I fell as a kid…it’s kind of gross looking.
Necklace- Forever 21
Shoes- I wore my SM bow sandals but didn’t have them on here
Basically, I first apply Suave dry shampoo to my roots and then use my hairdryer on the low setting and flip my head upside down and mess it up a bit. Then, I brush out my hair with a round brush. You would THINK this would ruin the curls, but it actually makes them into these magnificent, loose waves that don’t get straight or fall flat (at least for me). After I brush it out, I add some baby powder just on the top and sides of my hair (roots) and then I flip it upside down again and rub in the powder. Then I brush it one more time and voila! Pretty waves that look like I made somewhat of an effort, when really I just slept on my hair and had it in a ponytail as I slaved away cleaning my house.
Please note my hair looks blonder in this photos than it looks in real life.
Ella Pretty Blog says
Must be so satisfying to get lots round the house done…we'll be moving soon, so I have a ton of decluttering to do still!
Love your F21 maxi – so effortlessly elegant and fresh 🙂 Does putting the pink clip in your hair like that add volume to your roots? My go to at home hairstyle is a bun on the top of my head…now that my hair is longer, it feels too heavy in a low ponytail…buns are much comfier.
By the way – I'm going to be doing a decor post soon, and I'll be linking to my favourite decor books as well as decor posts done by my fave bloggers – would you mind if I linked to a photo of your living room? I LOVE the grey and purple colour scheme you have going on!
@ella—thanks for your comment 🙂 of course you can use any pictures you'd like! I do use a clip to keep my hair back and I suppose it does help retain volume since hair is lifted away from the scalp—but I had never really thought of it that way until now! Maybe there really was a method to my madness!
You look so pretty! I admire your motivation to workout, I haven't gone to the gym in so longg. I LOVE that maxi dress, so adorable!
Natalia Valerie says
Love that maxi dress! & I finally got the suave spray and its amazing!!
What a great dress. I like the back detail.
Go girl! I am about to embark on a big spring cleaning mission of my own! It's such a satisfying feeling when it's DONE.
That dress is adorable, and I'm always impressed at how much mileage you get out of one shampoo – no matter what I try my ornery hair will allow one extra day MAX. I'm looking forward to trying the Suave dry shampoo though, as my can of Tresemme is A) running out and B) constantly malfunctioning.
Anna Saccone says
Wow, you look soooo cute without makeup! Still beautiful and I love your pink hair clip, hahaha I would totally do the same! I admire your motivation to clean your house, all those things you mentioned are what I normally skip or skim over – hahaha! And that maxi dress is just stunning on you…the cut & colour are so beautiful and flattering! I have the same orchid on my kitchen table…love it! <3
Jennifer Leigh says
Veronika you look so gorgeous in that maxi dress! It just suits perfectly! I love the key necklace too its such a nice added touch.
Just wanted to say that you are stunning, even without makeup! Hope you had lots of fun!
I also did a deep clean. It feels so good to look and see what's been accomplished!
congrats on the success of the workouts so far! rock those short shorts!
I have never tried dry shampoo, but today would be the perfect day for it. I think I'll wait until my short little bob grows out a little bit before I start curling again.
love the maxi! looks so cute for a movie night
Can I just say, this may be one of my favorite posts from you EVER??! YOU look so damn cute, awesome, amazing without make-up! Not to mention your hair-clip, booty shorts and leg muscle shots. LOVE IT. Seriously!
And that maxi dress?? HELLO! You rock it! I love it so much on you that I think I need to go buy it.
Great post! Five days in a row working out, you go girl! You are really inspiring me to workout again, I keep falling off the wagon! I LOVE that maxi dress on you and the necklace you chose to accessorize with, such a great look! The orchids look beautiful in your living room btw!
I have that pink clip in a red one and I love, love, love it.
You look really great with or without makeup. Your legs totally looked toned as well.
I love that maxi dress. I have the purple one and I can't wait to wear it. It's still a bit too cold here but once it warms up, I'll be rocking it.
thanks for your sweet comments ladies 🙂 xoxo
Mary Ann says
Legs are lookin' nice! I can see the outline of your soleus and gastrocnemius. I also really like that black maxi dress.
@mary ann—I don't even know the names of those muscles—I have to google!
The maxi dress is actually a very very deep peacock green
Totally random – I have those same shoes and maxi dress from F21, haha. And a clean house feels so good, good luck with selling it!
Mariel Torres says
oh my goodness! i'm in love with your maxi dress… it's stunning.
and the orchids are gorgeous (did i mention they are an obsession of mine) :b
The dress from F21 is beautiful! Love it!
Omg. You always have the best dresses! That maxi dress makes you look like a goddess.
Wow, how sexy are you!!!! Love that dress! Beautiful flowers too!! I love that feeling too, when you get done scrubbing the house and it feels so clean!
When you brush your hair with the round brush, are you just brushing in the same way that you would with a flat brush, or are you rolling the hair under with the brush?
That dress looks amazing on you! It makes me want to ask for your doctor's name and go see him, even though I recall you saying he was in Canada and I'm in Texas. You are giving Blake Lively a run for her money with that neckline. Seriously! Just green with envy over here.
@sarah—you are so sweet! I just brush it with a round brush downwards like I would with a normal brush…it sort of loosens and breaks up the curls as they tend to clump together when I sleep.
and yes, my doc is in Canada but he's great! there are great surgeons in TX too though 🙂
Love that long dress and your hair is gorgeous!!! I have to try out that wavy hair trick for sure 🙂
You legs look amazing! Love that maxi dress on you.
you look gorgeous and can definitely tell you are working hard….. gorgeous legs!!
You're one of the few people that know how to rock a maxi dress–love it on you! -T
You are too cute! Bet husband loved the booty shorts! Goodness I need to get my bum to the gym.
Mrs. V* says
The dress looks great, and I love the orchids. What a great gift!
Wow, what a fun post to read!
I love that you posted pics without makeup on. You look gorgeous without any!
And how fab are your legs? I desperately need to amp up my workouts!
Ruby Mines says
Those orchids are so pretty!
Is the maxi dress a recent purchase? i am 5'11 and have a hard time finding maxi dresses that are long enough at a great price! This one is super cute!
@anon—i got it maybe a month or 3 weeks ago
Thanks!! I'll check out F21 in the next few days!
Oh and love the blog!
If you manage to keep your orchid alive, BRAVO! I loooove orchids, and my grandfather grew many varieties in his greenhouse. I clearly didn't inherit his green thumb, because I've had about a dozen, all of which died within months. UGH! SO frustrating.