FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS + SPECTER WIRELESS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

86% of American workers sit all day for their jobs. As an accountant and a blogger, I definitely fall into that category. I had been told by my doctor that for every hour of sitting, I am supposed to then get up and walk for five minutes. This is to get your circulation moving in your legs again and to help prevent muscle stiffness and any vein problems. I have been noticing some IT band issues from sitting all day, so I researched and found some great stretches for sitters that will help loosen your muscles and keep you from feeling sore. These are stretches that you can do in the morning and evening at home, or even do them at work if you are feeling any soreness.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

While I am working at my desk, on my couch at home, or doing my much needed stretching, I love listening to music. I feel like the time passes quickly and I have a more enjoyable environment. Music pumps me up and gives me more positive vibes. Since my music is mostly played via apps on my phone, or tablet, I was very excited to receive these really cool wireless headphones from Specter Wireless. I had been coveting a pair of the Rose Gold Beats ever since my sister got them for Christmas, but I wasn’t willing to spend about $300 on a pair of headphones for myself. These Specter Wireless Elux Headphones are sleek and stylish, in white with gold accents (looks like rose gold to me though). I love how they are petite and the square shape is a bit unique from other headphones I have seen. Best part, these are a fraction of the cost of Beats, since they retail for only $99. You can also still answer your phone calls with these, so you can use them for pleasure, but not worry about being able to stop what you are doing and conduct any needed business.

*Thank you Specter Wireless and Statusphere for sending me these awesome headphones!! 

FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

1. IT Band Squats: Take a work out band that is either already a tube, or tie it into a loop to put around your legs. Keep your legs a couple steps apart and then step outwards with one foot as you squat and then step back in and repeat with the other leg. Do this 12 times.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

2. Foam Roll Gluts/IT Band: First I position myself into a side plank position and roll my IT band from hip to knee, 20 seconds on each side. Then, I lie on my back and my side to complete the glute stretch. I use the foam roller on the top of each glute right below my lower back and put all my weight on it to roll out any tightness. I do this again for 20 seconds on each side.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Crossover & Lower Back Stretch: Cross one leg over the other and bend your body forwards until you feel the stretch in the back of your legs and your back. This helps take pressure off of your back from sitting an your desk and gets your legs stretched out with the circulation back into them. Do this for 20 seconds and then switch your legs for another 20 seconds.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Neck Stretches: Raise one arm over your head and gently bend your head toward that arm, stretching your neck on the opposite side. Repeat this 5 times on each side. Then do the same stretch on your neck forwards and backwards 5 times each.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Arm Stretches: Take your right arm across your chest and use the crook of the left arm to hold it and pull to stretch the arm out. Switch arms and repeat on the other side. Hold for 15 seconds on each side and repeat twice on each arm.

*Step by step images are from POPSUGAR where you can find more information on these and other Stretches. 

Do you have anything specific that you do to make sure you keep yourself well stretched after sitting most of the day? I have been thinking about getting a standing desk; what do you think?

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29 FACTS ABOUT ME FOR MY 29TH BIRTHDAY

29 Facts About Me

It’s my party I can cry if I want to, cry if I want to…eeeek yah no crying here!!! Not quite 30 yet ya’ll. Today’s post is not a Fashion & Finance Friday post, but something a bit different in celebration with my birthday. Since my birthday falls on TODAY, I thought I would share 29 facts about me that you may not know. Right now I am headed off to spend some quality time with my momma, my sissy (aka my lil ball of sass), my two best boys and my partner. The plans for tonight are to catch up on long over due conversation, delicious drinks, and some sushi at CowFish, which I have never been to. Yay for new experiences. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday, it’s practically the weekend, and I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little bit more.

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29 FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. I am an Aries. “Well duh Nikki”, you say, “Your Birthday is on March 24th.” Well what you didn’t know is that my personality really aligns well with an Aries. I am super stubborn. Haha
  2. I moved around a lot growing up and ended up going to about 15 schools from Elementary school to High school.
  3. My favorite colors are blush and gold. Hmm probably couldn’t tell that from my website. 😉
  4. I have an evil orange kitty named Ted, who I have simply nicknamed at this point “fat boy”.
  5. If it has pineapples, or flamingos on it, then I probably want it, or already own it. These are two of my favorite things
  6. I have over 100 pairs of shoes and my clothing takes up 3 closets in the house.
  7. I finally settled into my forever home last year and up till then I moved at least every 18 months, yet always seemed to immediately make my house feel like home.
  8. I am a major coffee addict. My current favorite that my best friend Leah got me into, is Café Bustelo.
  9. If a restaurant doesn’t have cherry coke, I will convince the waiter, bar tender whoever, to make me one.
  10. I like my Chick-fil-A nuggets grilled with plenty of Polynesian sauce for my nuggets and my fries.
  11. I didn’t start college until I was 21 because I had my first son when I was 18 and my second when I was 22.
  12. I completed my Bachelor’s degree on campus and online all while working full time and raising two children as a single parent.
  13. My favorite foods are Sushi, Greek, and Thai.
  14. I taught myself how to do makeup completely from YouTube tutorials.
  15. My undergarments are almost always matching. (haha TMI)
  16. I always sneeze when I go out in the sun. I used to think I was allergic.
  17. When I hear myself talk in a recording, or video I swear I sound like I have a lisp. Am I the only one who thinks I sound completely different when recorded??
  18. Nikki is short for my middle name of Nicole. I never liked the name Brittany (my first name), so in 6th grade when I started a new school I just created my own nickname and it’s been my name ever since.
  19. I need glasses, but I always seem to forget them. I finally got contacts for the first time last year.
  20. My favorite cartoon character growing up was Sailor Moon. Heck, she still is!!
  21. I’m an avid list maker and budgeter, like I do it for fun. Yes I’m weird and proud of it!
  22. I can read a book like it’s going out of style. If I start one, then I don’t want to put it down until I’m finished.
  23. I don’t watch sports much, but my teams are the Orlando Magic for Basketball and Green Bay Packers for Football.
  24. My exercise and sport of choice is playing tennis. I take a lesson every other week with my sister-in-law.
  25. I can’t stand water unless it’s carbonated, or flavored.
  26. My favorite show, or movie is anything with Vampires in it. Were you sad when Vampire Diaries ended?? I was majorly disappointed.
  27. I am OCD and don’t have a lot of patience. This in the sense that I always want things to be clean and organized and I seem to always be singing, “If you want it done right, do it yourself,” to myself.
  28. I got accepted to three different fashion design schools, but I was too scared to take the leap and ended up going with the more practical path of accounting.
  29. I pick up new skills very quickly and always do my research to learn as much as I can. So far I have learned sewing, dancing, blogging, photography, web design, jewelry making, song writing, and I will never stop attempting to learn. If I want to do something, I do it and that’s the end of the discussion.

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*Photography by Gil Sturgis with CFM Magazine & Bodyscape Photography. The Fashionable Accountant was featured in the March Issue of CFM Magazine.

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RUNWAY TO HAITI + BOHO VIBES

Runway to Haiti Fashion Show

Last week I went to a wonderful pre-event hosted by Rebuild Globally & Macbeth Studio which was to bring awareness about a wonderful cause started right in our own Orlando backyard. Macbeth Studio collaborated with Local Love to create a beautiful backdrop to use during the event for a promotional shoot. I wanted to talk about Rebuild Globally & their brand Deux Mains Designs, so that more people could understand their mission and how many people they have helped and can help in the future if the word is spread further. They also host an annual fashion show at the Country Club of Orlando called Runway to Haiti for all you fashion lovers.

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Rebuild Globally was born from the disaster of the 2010 earthquake that brought devastation to Haiti. One woman, Julie Colombino had an amazing idea to replace the conventional methods of charitable aid with a thriving social entrepreneurial ecosystem. They have been vastly improving the lives the refugees living in impoverished Haiti for six years now through training and education which give them guaranteed employment. They have realized the most impactful way to relieve poverty is to combine the efforts of their non-profit with the for-profit sector. Out of this wonderful cause they were able to build their own brand for the products they were creating called Deux Mains Designs.

“Nineteen degrees north of the equator you’ll find a small workshop where artisan–owners source local leathers and re-purpose tires to craft beautiful handmade sandals. Inspired by its French translation, craftsmen use their own two hands to sculpt sidewalls into soles with a pride that comes from not only making something valuable for others, but also making a meaningful life for themselves.” – Deux Mains

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When I think of these creative and inspiring artisans I think about the bohemian community. Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, involving musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits. Here is a bohemian styled outfit that I wore last weekend when I visited my best friend in Ocala. My mother got me this dress on sale at Belk for $12 around Thanksgiving. (WHAT A DEAL!) I love it because it looks almost like a pineapple print on it.

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*Photography by Rae Breda a Bohemian Artist, pursuing her dreams, and inspiring others.

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RUNWAY TO HAITI: THE NIGHT FASHION MEETS IMPACT

This will be a night of beauty and impact at REBUILD globally’s annual fundraising event – Runway to Haiti: The Night Fashion Meets Impact. This show will be featuring local celebrities and help to inspire the next season’s trends. There will be live music and a silent auction. This for people to come together to raise funds for life changing education and job training programs in Haiti.

Here is a video from last year’s event!

If this is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, or you have never heard of Rebuild Globally & Deux Mains Designs before, but would like to be a part of such an impactful evening…then purchase a ticket below!

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