Compilation of Some Gems

This outfit is a compilation of so many amazing items. Top is thrifted JJill as well as my favorite jeans which are Madewell!! Bag is Fount Leather Goods. My gold cuff bracelet is from Pieces of Me. It is called their Adventure Bracelet and I'm quite enamored with it. I want to wear it everywhere and I have been haha. You can use code RUNSTYLERUN for a discount on their website too! So many cute, unique, yet simple pieces and all made in the USA. My clogs are Dansko and they're the perfect pair to transition from Summer into Fall. The kind that you can wear any season and they're comfortable the minute you put them on. 



Vital Proteins

Lets talk Vital Protein......
First off... What is collagen and why is it important? Collagen is an important fibrous protein found in connective tissue. It's in our bones, joints, and major components of our skin. It is the most abundant protein in our body. The body's natural collagen production declines with age, especially after 30, so it is good to take some sort of collagen to help fill in those holes. That is were Vital Proteins comes in for me. 
Vital Proteins is completely transparent about where their product comes from. They're sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides in Brazil. You can read more details HERE.
Not sure where to start? Start with the Collagen Peptides. They're the most popular of Vital Proteins. They're odorless and tasteless so they're easy to incorporate into your daily routine. I got their stick packs which is easy to grab in the morning or take with you on the go. I've been taking their product for almost a month now and am so happy knowing it is benefiting me more than I could ever know.

As you can see I also have the Vanilla and Coconut Water and I blend that easily into my morning smoothies.
Lastly, as I researched collagen, I read that you should drink it first thing in the morning before you eat. It gives it a better chance to absorb into your body with an empty stomach. So it is literally the first thing I do when I wake up. I just mix mine with water. It's great because not only am I starting healthy with the collagen, but I'm also starting healthy with a big glass of water. Best way to start your day.



Saddle Bag

My love for Minor History continues. This bag is perfect in every way. The color. The gold hardware. I love that you can adjust the strap in a fun, unique way. The leather is like butter!!! Sign up for their emails and you can get 20% off your first purchase!! This bag is called their Saddle Bag. I also have their Tourist Belted Fanny Pack and it's THE BEST as well. 


His and Hers Boots from Oliberte

We were recently introduced to this amazing brand Oliberte. They're a sustainable brand who have a fair trade certified factory in Ethiopia. Their products are the most amazing quality and they're completely transparent about how everything goes down with their products and staff. They have his and hers boots, bags, and accessories. Their prices are phenomenally affordable as well. I can't wait to see what they bring out for Fall!



Linen Crush

As you can probably tell, I have a big big crush on linen this summer. This dress from Blue Naive is absolute perfection. It is the best of sustainable quality and it's so so comfortable. It pairs perfectly with my Lotta from Stockholm clogs and big summer weaved bag. What tops it off though are my flowers from The Bouqs. Grab yourself some and use code XOBRANDIW at checkout for 20% off!