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A Gratitude Playlist for your Thanksgiving Workout

A Gratitude Playlist for your Thanksgiving Workout

Happy Saturday babes! It's finally the weekend, which means it's almost Thanksgiving! With the biggest eating day of the year approaching, it can be easy to fall of the work out wagon and just wait for the New Year to get back into it. We've all done it. Luckily, teaching yoga twice a week helps me to at least get in a little bit of movement, even when I've done nothing else all week. Yesterday morning I taught a Gratitude Yoga class where instead of thinking about our breath during some poses, we thought about our blessings or things we were excited about. I tried to curate a playlist that helped to evoke feelings of gratitude while also giving a good beat for the flow section of the class. So while this playlist might not be the best for a straight up cardio session or weight lifting, it's great for when you just want to move, stretch, relax, and think about what you're grateful for this year! 

1. I - Benn Jordan

This instrumental song starts with birds chirping and a strumming guitar to help you get into your relaxation state and get out of your head! I love this one to start off my classes and tell students to listen to their breath and feel out how their body feels that day. 

2. Blue - Yoste

Another relaxing song to help with your warm up. Maybe stretch out your shoulders or get some cat and cow poses in there to warm up your spine and your hips. 

3. Youth (ft. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

 

So this song is kinda deep, it's about the Manchester Bombings at the Ariana Grande concert back in 2017. It's about how he feels his youth is being taken away by having to deal with mass shootings, tragedies, etc. and how no one can take his youth away from him. It's just an empowering song everyone needs to listen to. I start our flow to this song because it is empowering and can get you motivated! 

4. No One (Kayge Calypso & Dunn Remix) - Mothica 

A more upbeat song with some good beats for working out! 

5. Happier - Marshmello & Bastille

This song is about wanting the best for people no matter what. It's encouraging to listen during your flow, but I also encourage you not to watch the music video unless you want to have a good cry. Just don't do it to yourself. 

6. Can't Stop the Feeling - J.T. 

I mean you have to listen to this one while you work out. It's fun and puts you in a great mood! 

7. thank u, next - Ariana Grande

A pop song with a good beat where Ariana thanks all of her ex boyfriends/friendships for making her who she is today! It's a great message and a great way to look back on your own relationships that have shaped you. 

8. This Feeling (ft. Kelsea Ballerini) - The Chainsmokers 

I love a good upbeat pop song for yoga flow obviously! But this song is actually the first song that writer, Drew Taggart, wrote when his depression lifted after a long battle. It's about following your heart even when people don't believe in you. You do you, girl! 

9. breathin - Ariana Grande 

A great workout song and I like to include it to remind students to breathe during our most difficult portion of the flow class! I don't know any deep meaning behind this song, but it's a great one to come back to your breath and be grateful for it. 

10. Eastside - benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid

Just a feel good song about young love coming into adulthood. A good one for evoking feelings of nostalgia while you get your work out on. 

11. Thank You - Kehlani

Another song with a fast beat thanking her friends and loved ones for keeping her grounded, and all they've sacrificed to make her who she is. A great message for feeling grateful for everyone who brings light into your life. 

12. Ocean (ft. Khalid) - Martin Garrix

So if you can't tell, I love Khalid and a lot of his songs are on my playlists whether they're his albums or he's just making a special appearance on a track. This is when we start to slow down our class. This song is slower paced and about how nothing, even oceans (physically or figuratively during rough times), could keep two loved ones apart. And as someone currently in a long distance relationship, it hits home. So for all our babes who I know are in similar situations, this is a great one to add to your playlist! 

13. Better - Khalid 

Another relationship song (by Khalid.. duh) where he talks about how nothing feels better than when he's with this person. I love a good mushy song during heart openers, so get some back bends in during this song and see what emotions come up! Spoiler Alert: I usually end up crying.. 

14. Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy

I just discovered this artist and he is a TREAT! So you may not have heard of him before, but you probably will soon! This song is all about being totally enamored (in a good way) over someone that they have a 'power' over you. His voice helps in relaxing and stretching poses. 

15. In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

I love this song. It's so empowering and it's all about not giving up because it's not 'in his blood'. This is a good one for slowing down and stretching and getting into some poses maybe like Half Pigeon where you can reflect on all the things you don't want to give up on! This was the pose I had students focus on their blessings rather than their breaths. It would also be great to do during a heart opener to evoke some more emotion (it all comes out in those heart openers!) 

16. Glory - Dermot Kennedy

So this album is described as "evoking a balance between Bon Iver & Drake" and I can totally see that with this song. He draws on the good and bad that he's been through like losing a loved one and then falling in love. The song is about balance which is pretty perfect for a yoga practice, but his voice is amazing and I just like laying down and listening to it. Maybe do some stretches on your back to this one! 

17. Holocene - Bon Iver

One of my go to savasana songs because it's just beautiful. I get questions all the time about this one because you can get out of your head without getting too into the lyrics. It's just a good one you need to add to your savasana list! 

So there's my 60 minute gratitude yoga playlist for you! So even if you do fall of the work out wagon for the holidays, the least you can do is stretch while sipping wine and sitting on the couch maybe? We definitely don't do that all the time... Check out all the songs on our Spotify list here:

Thanks for reading! Let us know if you enjoy any of these songs or give us tips on songs that keep you motivated in the comments! 

 

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4 Easy Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

4 Easy Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Thanksgiving is next week and will be here before we know it! We're still prepping for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but wanted to share with you easy Thanksgiving styles you can wear weather you go casual or glam for the holiday! So, here are our favorite styles for Thanksgiving and how to wear them: 

1. Go Casual

show me your mumu bonfire sweater at cote boutqiue

If you're helping in the kitchen or playing with the kids this holiday, casual is the way to go! Our Show Me Your Mumu Bonfire Sweater is just thin enough to handle the kitchen heat while looking trendy enough to show your family you tried. Pair this sweater with your favorite jeans or leggings (this one runs long!) for your casual holiday look cooking sweet potatoes or stuffing the turkey. We love color combinations like burgandy and light pink for this season and this color is flattering on all skin tones! You can also easily tuck her into a mini skirt if you want to dress up for family photos as well. You can shop the Bonfire Sweater here.  

2. Go for a Bold Color choice

4sienna loren dress at cote boutique

Fall and Winter is the perfect time to change up your color palette! Mixing a popular color like mustard yellow for Thanksgiving with an unconventional one like emerald or another shade of green will help you to stand out in your family photos! We love the girly and flirty look of the 4Sienna Loren Dress that can easily be toughened up with adding black leather booties and an army jacket! If you're showing up to dinner ready to eat and look cute, the Loren Dress is for you and you can shop it here

3. Layer one of your Summer Dresses

floral slip dress styled for fall winter 2018 by cote boutique

Don't put up your summer dresses yet babes! A slip dress goes perfect layered over a turtleneck like the one shown or underneath a chunky sweater. Go a bit further by belting your waist and tucking in the front of a sweater to give your outfit a little more shape. This added accessory is so easy, but really looks like you made an effort. There are so many options with slip dresses this season! We also love to layer a white tee over a slip dress and knot it at the waist to style as a skirt! Whether you're casual, or want to be a bit more dressy for Thanksgiving, the slip dress is perfect for all seasons and we still have a few left! Grab what's left of our Ella Slip Dress here

4. Go Glam

show me your mumu bianca jumpsuit at cote boutique

For all the babes that love to dress up in their holiday best, the Show Me Your Mumu Bianca Jumpsuit is for you! Her flirty ruffles and light pink sheen fabric will make you look so trendy and chic this season! We love Bianca paired with black booties or a simple heel and a chunky cardigan. The best part is, you can easily style her for that winter wedding or holiday party later! As we mentioned above, burgandy and light pink is one of our favorite color combinations this season, so that burgandy blazer or sweater you've been dying to wear is perfect for this look and to make it more 'Fall'! We also love to add texture with velvet to perfectly juxtapose the shiny sheen of the Bianca Jumpsuit. Shop the Bianca Jumpsuit on our website here

Are you more casual or glam for the Holidays? Let us know in the comments! We have lots of new things coming this season for all you babes. 

 

 

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