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Feb 12, 2016

Style: Red Leather Pants













Pants: Free People (on sale!) // Sweater: Banana Republic (best cashmere pricing! runs big) // Shoes: Amazon (such a good price, runs wide) // Bag:  Clare V. // Statement Necklace: Happiness Boutique c/o // Long Necklace: Anthropolgiesimilar // Ring: Alexis Bittar via Rachel Zoe Box of Style (sign up and get $10 off!), similar

So I guess red pants are my thing now?  I mean, I am now the proud owner of not one, but two pairs.  And ONE IS LEATHER.  I am getting all kinds of crazy these days.  This isn't a true red, but oxblood, which is definitely more versatile thanks to its brownish undertones.  Did you have any idea that red (faux) leather pants could be as comfy as sweats?  I definitely did not, but after wearing these a few times, I am now definitely aware of that fact!

These pants are a fun way to break from the tradition (really?) faux leather legging and add a subtle pop of color that isn't in your face.  Greyson was really digging these pants... or at least the feel of them.  That little boy sat next to me and patted my leg for so long!  

Time to go get some sassy pants on and get this weekend started!

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day!  -xx


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Feb 11, 2016

Health: The Best Scale as a Diet Tool


I have to be the first to admit that I am that stereotypical person who makes the New Year's Resolution every year to finally lose the weight.  It's so cliche, and I am always such a failure.  I love food and I really love sleep, so those two things have a strong tendency to work against my best intentions.  I do love working out, especially when I find a good routine and get into a good groove.  I am also that person who will try every cleanse, diet, fad... and never stick to it.  

This year, I decided enough was enough.  I'm not fat, but I am certainly not where I would want to be.  I can blame a lot of it on stomach issues, eating way too much junk and basically not getting my work outs in for most of November and December. It's seriously amazing what two months of slacking off and not caring can do.



The first thing I did on January 1st, was open and use my Beets BLU Bluetooth scale.  Let me tell you guys, this is a serious motivator.  It can work as your average scale, where you step on get your reading, but it is so much more than that.  Once you download the corresponding app and enter your stats, anytime you step on while the scale is linked to your Bluetooth, you will get your muscle mass and body fat percentage.  It's completely true that weight is just a number and both of these other factors are so important in weight loss.  I have spent way more money than I would like to admit on trainers at different gyms purely to get these readings.  Now I can have them whenever the hell I want from the comfort of my own home for under $100!  However, one of those aforementioned trainers was one to tell me not to pay attention to the numbers on the weight part of the scale as much as your body fat percentage.  



I'm personally working on decreasing my weight and body fat percentage.  I want to have more muscle and feel strong and confident.  Muscle is not something to be afraid of and there are so many ways to get it now: barre classes, training classes, or plain old lifting weights.  Muscle is key in weight loss and it's something I need to continually remind myself of while I give my beloved elliptical all of the heart eyes.

Speaking of the elliptical, I am also trying to change up my cardio routine.  I have been an elliptical junkie for way too long and need to get more spin classes back in my routine and running.  Why is running so hard? And for those of you who thinks it's not, tell me how to not make it be!  

Sharing my diet, health and fitness goals and status is not something I'm super open with because I always feel awkward about it.  Is this something you guys want to talk about and read more about? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day!  -xx



*I was compensated with a free scale, but my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.  I love this product and would purchase it myself.
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Feb 10, 2016

#lovelystyledlife Week 1


Happy Wednesday babes!  The first week the #lovelystyledlife series has already come to a close!  You guys have been using the tag and sharing the prettiest pictures.  I wanted to round up a bunch and share them here today, because I am always in awe of the talent of so many amazing people!

Below is a round up of some of the posts on Insta this past week:















Thank you all for sharing and keep them coming!  

Don't forget to join us with the hashtag #lovelystyledlife. Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day!  -xx
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Feb 9, 2016

Valentine's Gift Guide for Kids



Big shocker, I love spoiling my kids on Valentine's Day.  I sort of love spoiling them in general, but I try to limit it to special occasions or as rewards so that they don't get too greedy (it happens with these two, and fast!)  I like making them little treat baskets or surprises every Valentine's Day with a card from my and Josh.  They also make each other Valentine's cards and get so excited to give them to each other.  I love when they think a handmade surprise is the best treat!

I have already grabbed them a few of the items on this list, like Tsum Tsums, Shopkins and   They both got the Little Giraffe bunny in different colors two years ago, and Greyson got the Spongebob Lego set last year.  Avery can never say no to another mini American Girl doll, and the price is more palatable than the full size.  We all dance and rock out to Just Dance and have the best time.  We have the '15 version and think it's the best one.  We also all get into Simon, especially me.  It's straight up addicting still! I'm dying to get this bowl for Avery's room to hold all of her hairbands in, because who doesn't love rainbows and unicorns?

Avery was asking me for this book because she is such a crafter and animal lover.  We actually ended up getting this book instead and both kids adore it.  It's a really cute story, but the illustrations can make your stomach growl.  #notdietfriendlyreading  I am dying to get  the campfire light for my little camping lovers (only if it's pretend!)  Both of my kids got Babiators two years ago in the Valentine's baskets and are still wearing them and loving them!  The best part is their durability and cuteness! We gave my brother tiny walkie talkies and both kids are desperate for their own.  I found a less expensive set (linked) that I was thinking of diving between them.  I also grabbed the party bag of Playdoh, which I do every time I see it, because my kids LIVE for the stuff.  Greyson probably goes through a container a day, so it's always an easy gift for him.  The real mystery is where does the missing Playdoh go, and when will I ever find it?








Happy almost Valentine's Day babes!  Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day!  -xx
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Feb 8, 2016

Giveaway: Love Yourself Valentine!

  Happy Valentine's Day week!  Whether or not this holiday makes you all gaga eyed or totally bitter (trust me, I have been both!) it is always a great reason to LOVE YOU!  I mean, what better what to do that than to treat yourself?  I'm linking up with a bunch of fabulous ladies to giveaway a year's subscription to BirchBox!  The giveaway starts today and runs through the 12th.  Enter below!

Hosted by: Jessi's DesignThe Sequin Notebook,  Going The Distance,  Pink and Fabulous, Living On Cloud Nine, Lisa Loves John, Twin Living Blog and A Little Glitter.



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Good luck lovelies!  -xx

Feb 5, 2016

Style: Super Bowl Fashion

It's FRIDAY! I am so excited because we have such a great weekend coming up! We are going someplace super fun for a grown up night out and then it's Superbowl time!   You can follow along with the antics, and there will be many I promise, on Instagram or Snapchat (name is: pinkandfab)

Today is a reader request, and it was actually a request from multiple people:  what to wear for the Superbowl.  

If your team is playing, then be my guest wear all of the Carolina blue or Denver orange your heart desires.  Hell, even through on a jersey, because that is what I would probably do if it were my team!  But, it's not my teams.  Although I love, love, love Peyton Manning, I just am a pretty loyal Eagles fan, but that's another topic for another day.

So what does a gal who isn't digging either team wear to a Superbowl party/bar/event?  The key for me is to be comfy and cute.  I like to look pulled together, but not stuffy, and if I am wearing one fitted piece of clothing, the rest needs to not be so much.  I'm probably going to be stuffing my face with delicious goodies so I need some space, ifyaknowwhatImean!

I rounded up a bunch of looks I have worn that I would totally wear on Sunday.  Since I need to packing, I am going to just throw one of these in my bag to wear; this makes it so easy for me, too!














I linked a bunch of the pieces above!  My keys are great basics that are also comfortable.  I am not afraid of an elastic waist band if I plan on having a couple of beers with the pigskin!  Bags that are easy to carry or handsfree are key if you plan on spending you evening out somewhere.











Good luck to whichever team you're rooting for and have a fabulous weekend!  -xx


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Feb 4, 2016

Style: The Coziest Wrap Sweater












Top: Nordstrom (on sale!) // Tank: Yummie // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!) // Boots: Old from Sole Society, but these are almost the exact same //  Bag: Longchamp // Bracelet: John Wind, basically the exact same here  // Earrings:  old via Pink Jewels (call to order), similar here


I am cold.  Like, permanently chilled to the bone cold.  No matter how hot I turn the shower water, how much I pump the heat, or how close I sit to the fireplace, I am so damn cold all of the time.  Fleece-lined anything is pretty much my savior for Winter: leggings, tops, socks, you name it.  Do they make fleece lined bras?  No?  Luckily, this top makes everything better.  I got mine when Greyson was just born because it was awesome for nursing and have worn it every year since.  Nordstrom still carries it every year in a whole bunch of colors.  The link only shows two, but a bunch more appear on the sidebar when you click.  They are all different prices based on color, but almost all of them are on sale.  It is fleece-lined deliciousness.  It has enough style to it to make it look chic, but is so snuggly you will want to wear it everywhere, everyday.  

I always wear this tank underneath because it sucks everything in and is long enough to not ride up.  They're two for $58 right now and I always grab a white and a nude.  They're super versatile and I wear them year round.  

These two pieces are what is getting me through this Winter, I swear!  I am going to order the wrap in a couple more colors.  I'm not sure about current sizing, but I thought mine ran very small in the arms, so I sized up to a medium and will probably order the same size again.

What's your go-to cold weather clothing?  I hope you're staying warm and if you live someplace sunny I am WAY jealous!

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day babes!  -xx






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