Things I Bought and Liked – All Under $40!

There have been a few things I found this fall that have made me feel like have SCORED in the staying-sane-and-keeping-myself-and-small-humans-alive department (#winning). Some I have found in random shopping trips or browsing online, one was a stocking stuffer (ULTA, you hooked my husband up!) and a couple came on recommendation. Here they are in no particular orderūüėĀ:

Corduroy Jumper

This cute corduroy mini-jumper has been one of my fav fall purchases from Birds of a Feather (BOAF)! I felt like I was having a mid-life crisis with this purchase because of the length, however I made all the girls at BOAF promise that I didn’t look like I was an old person trying to look young.¬†ūüėā I had an extensive convo with Jill (many many pics and texts) about how to style this and what kinds of places I could wear it. I’ve been so focused on building up my professional wardrobe, that I have sadly forgotten my fun, casual wardrobe. I was able to wear this to a concert for a parents’ night out! I paired it with a black mock turtleneck, black tights and leopard print flats. You could also add booties or a white ribbed shirt underneath.

Ice Roller

Don’t get me started about this. This $12 item has brought me so much joy in the past two weeks. I have been using it first thing when I wake up to “de-puff”. It also is great for headaches. I keep this in a plastic bag in the freezer and have it ready for use. This is so worth it – go get yourself one.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

This little bronzer packs a huge punch for its size. It is super pigmented, so you only have to use a small amount to create a bronze goddess look, use as blush or to contour. This size is great to travel with too! 

Firearm Kids’ Clothes

If you are a fan of Mini Boden, you will love Firearm. I’ve found some great dupes for half the cost! Best of all…it’s all available on AMAZON. The fabric is soft and breathable – enough for my two year old.ūüėÖ

Universal Thread Booties

These adorable cut out booties are TARGET dupes for the more pricey Free People ones. They are only $32.99 (and there is a BOGO 50% off going on right now)! They are comfy and very on trend for Fall.

As a fellow (working) mom, I hope some of these ideas help you to stay chic, have $$ in your wallet and generally make life easier!

Xx,

Lauren

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‘Swing’ Into Fall With This Must Have Dress; Perfect For Every Occasion!

Last week Lauren clued you all in on her super cute bibs (they really are adorbs!)¬† This week, it’s my turn to fill y’all in on one of my favorite fall pieces.¬† I’ve mentioned to you before how much I absolutely adore a good swing dress, BUT these are my favorite swing dresses of all time. This is the perfect combination.¬† I love the oxford dress shirt look, but the flattering fit of a swing dress!¬† This design is more fitted through the chest and then very forgiving in the waist and hips.¬† It also provides the perfect amount of twirl factor! ¬†

These swing dresses are the perfect weight for nearly every season Рyou can wear them bare-legged or with tights.  There are so many ways to style them: just throw on a cute pair of slides or tennis shoes to dress them down or pair them with booties to dress them up.  As the weather gets colder, just add in a pair of opaque tights and you are good to go!

While the pattern above in unavailable right now, there are still several¬†colors/patterns to choose from!¬† (Spoiler alert: I ordered them all this past weekend – I’m not even kidding.)¬† Check them out and let us know what your favorite one is! ¬† And keep checking back as we continue into fall; last year they came out with a Holiday collection and it was the perfect amount of plaid.

XoXo

Jill

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Amazon Fashion Find of the Week!

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ll just say it – I have a serious shopping habit.ūüėā However, it has definitely taken a left turn in the last year. While I still love hitting the mall and outlets, my current situation (aka – mom life) has made me a habitual online shopper! While I am still loyal to my fav stores, I am a new convert to Amazon Fashion!

In my search for some on-trend, comfy, age-appropriate, casual outfits for the fall I was striking out in all my usual places. After hearing about Amazon Fashion and already being a “Prime” enthusiast, I had to try it. I spent several days combing through the Amazon Fashion pages, I was not having any luck. I came across pieces that look like this:

Yeaaaah, um no. That checks NONE of the boxes. However, in looking at the reviews it actually had some potential in the real life pics. I took the plunge and ordered it.

These cotton overalls were actually really cute and comfy (and not nearly as baggy as the pic)! I paired them with a white burnout t-shirt and my go-to Gigi Sandals. They are lightweight enough to start wearing now and you can easily throw on a long sleeved shirt or sweater as we move into Fall. This was such an easy piece and definitely “mom approved” – I could easily chase my toddlers and still feel somewhat pulled together.

This brand has some other really cute pieces, but I will say CHECK THE SIZING CHART! They are 1 to 2 sizes smaller than your normal size. Also, while they are Prime eligible, sometime when they are sold out, they will take 7 to 10 days to get to your house. I got mine in about 4 days.

I have definitely learned my lesson and am now scouring the “reviews” on Amazon Fashion to find cute pieces that look good IRL.

Happy Shopping!

Xx,

Lauren

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How To Create The Perfect Bronze Glow With Self Tanner: Part 2

 

Although self tanner is currently the new rage, I’ve been using it since way before it was cool!¬† I can remember being a Freshman in High School and having a big show choir performance coming up that I just had to look perfect for.¬† It was early in the spring and I was as pale as a pregnant lady with morning sickness.¬† I knew I had to do something and there was no time to get a real tan, so I bravely decided to try “man tan” {as my dad so lovingly refered to self tanner.}¬† I literally went.to.town with the self tanner.¬† All over me, everywhere; rubbing in every direction imaginable and paying no attention to the “problem areas.”¬† It quickly started to show color and I was SO proud of myself.¬† {Look at me, gettin’ all tan and stuff.}¬† I was beyond excited, until¬†I woke up the next morning to the zebra stripes all over my hands, wrists and feet.¬† Ironically, my body wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great either.¬† Needless to say, self tanner has came¬†a long¬†way since the 90’s and I’ve learned a lot in regards to the application process.¬† Many of my friends refer to me as the “Self Tanner Queen” (a title i’ll proudly wear) so i’m here to share my opinions on everything self tanner!

Helpful Tips For Application:

1.  Before applying self tanner, make sure to moisturize your problem areas: hands, wrists, ankles, feet, knees and elbows. Lather those areas with lotion before AND after self tanner application. Those areas will grab the color much easier and appear darker than the rest of your body. Be very sparing when applying self tanner to those areas.

2.  ALWAYS wear gloves during the application process. I always wear latex surgical gloves. Some self-tanners even come with latex gloves included (Like Toma Self Tanner- i loooove Toma.)

3.¬† Rub in a circular motion and stay concentrated in one area until that area is fully covered (don’t get crazy and just start rubbing it everywhere!)

4.  Apply self tanner in a cool room or in front of a fan! DO NOT apply self tanner in a hot bathroom that is full of humidity or on skin that is sweaty/moist. It will cause the self tanner to run/streak. Always apply self tanner to cool, dry skin.

5.¬† To apply self tanner on your back, I have two suggestions: If you have an awesome husband like me, ask him to apply it – the back is very flat and pretty hard to mess up! So far, my husband has a good track record. If your husband/significant other isn’t an option, then I suggest keeping a can of spray on self tanner for those times that you need to wear something backless! The QuickTan listed below is great for this.

6.¬† To avoid self tanner build up, I suggest exfoliating once or twice a week. The easiest way to do this is to buy a body scrub that has the little “scrubbing beads” included in the body wash.

7.¬† To blend any areas that are either too dark or too light, I suggest using the leg makeup that’s listed below (as mentioned before, you can use this all over your entire body!)

8.  Once the application process is complete, make sure to wash hands thoroughly and once again apply lotion to your hands Рspecifically around your palms, knuckles and wrists.

9.¬† After applying self tanner or bronzer, make sure to allow adequate time for the product to dry!¬† Do not rush and put your clothes on.¬† I generally wear a towel after application and I also keep an old robe that I often wear when the tanner is still fresh.¬† I would suggest that you wait 20 minutes or more after application before putting on nice clothes.¬† Be particularly careful with tight undergarments – especially your bra!!¬† If you put a bra on too quickly it will create “tan lines.”

10.¬† Because it takes several hours for the full color to develop, I always apply my tanner at bedtime, when I’m fresh out of the shower.¬† Clean skin and a full overnight for the color to develop will bring your best results!

 

***One leg bronzed and one bare leg.  The difference is unbelievable.***

Favorite Self Tanners:

1. ¬†My Current Favorite¬†is Tanwise One Hour Sunless Lotion.¬† This can be found at Sally Beauty.¬†¬†This gives a very rich, deep color; like you’ve just been to the beach.¬† This is a more drastic look, which I¬†prefer.¬† If you’re going for a subtle tan that people won’t notice, this may not be the one for you.¬† However, this gives the most natural looking color I’ve ever found!¬†¬† No cheeto look with this one, ladies.

Tanwise One Hour Sunless Lotion

 

2.¬† Next up is Toma’s Perfect Tan Self Tanning Lotion.¬† This can also be found at Sally Beauty and also gives a deep color.¬† This is a VERY close second to the Tanwise.¬† Anytime they’re out of Tanwise, I get Toma’s and it never disappoints.

Toma’s Perfect Tan Lotion

 

3.¬† Body Drench Quick Tan Bronzing Spray: ¬†For years, this was my go to!¬† It’s like an at-home spray tan.¬† It’s in an aerosol can and the color is amazing.¬† It actually has a 5 star rating, and for the most part, I would agree with that.¬† However, the last two cans I’ve purchased, the aerosol spray lid has malfunctioned causing me to lose/waste some of my tan.¬† Therefore, I’ve rarely purchased it lately because who wants to spend $20 on self tanner and then have the bottle malfunction.¬† This aerosol tan is perfect for a “top layer” of tan to give you a very bronzy glow!¬† Do one layer of Tanwise lotion and then apply the QuickTan Spray the next day for a seriously deep tan!

QuickTan Bronzing Spray

 

4.¬† Loreal Sublime Luminous Bronzer:¬† I’ve used this one for years.¬† It’s good, not as great as the tanners listed above, but it’s a very good substitute if I only have time to run in the drug store and grab something quick.¬† You can find this one at most pharmacy’s, Wal Mart, Target, etc.¬† I almost always keep a bottle of this one hand as a back up.¬† It’s also slightly cheaper.

Loreal Sublime Luminous Bronzer

 

5.¬† Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer.¬† This¬†product is fresh on the market, and so far, I’m loving it!¬† This provides a gradual, subtle color.¬† Although you will notice some color after the first application, it will take 2-3 applications before you notice substantial color change.¬† For someone who is scared of applying self tanner, this is definitely the place to start!¬†¬† Here’s the wild thing about this one – you literally apply it to wet skin, fresh out of the shower.¬† As crazy as it seems, it works!¬† I do pat my skin semi-dry¬†before applying.¬† {Sidenote: I have applied it to completely dry skin as well and it worked just fine; no streaking.}¬†¬† This gives you just a nice sun-glow look.

Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

 

6.¬† Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, Deep Glow Leg Makeup – Ladies, this is a game changer!¬† Literally, keep this in your makeup kit at all times.¬† This¬†is foundation for your legs (and can be used on the entire body to cover up anything that you want to hide; tan lines, blemishes, scars, *self tanner fails!*)¬† This stuff is amazing!!¬† It’s in an aerosol can and sprays out like hairspray, but has the same consistency as foundation for your face.¬† This has immediate color and gives your legs a flawless, airbrushed look.¬† Once it dries, it rarely budges.¬† The only time I’ve ever had it get on my clothes was at a football game when it was approximately 100 degrees and we had been tailgating for hours.¬† My sweat (gag) did eventually make it slightly rub off on the inside of my shorts.¬† However, it did not ‘run’ or cause any major streaking.¬† I often use this on top of my self tanner to just give it an even more natural look.¬† I highly suggest buying a can of this, like right now.¬† You’ll thank me later.¬† This product can be found at your local drug store or Wal Mart.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Leg Makeup

 

7.¬† St. Tropez Self Tan Express – This one is a FAN FAVORITE, hands down.¬† Even the ladies at¬†Ulta swear by this one.¬† It has the most radiant bronze glow and it rarely streaks!¬† While I highly recommend this one, it does come at a much higher price tag!¬† If you’re committed to your tan and want to take it to the next level, you must purchase¬†St Tropez Self Tan Express!

Ladies, I hope this information was helpful!  As always, we would love to hear your feedback if you decide to try any of these products!  Comment with any questions below!  If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your friends and subscribe to our blog!

 

XOXO

Jill

 

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Perfect Spring Dress Alert!!! BOAF Boutique Coupon Code Included!

It’s a beautiful winter we’ve been having this spring!¬† (*eye roll*)¬† Who’s ready for spring to actually show up and stick around?!? I know we at Glitter Jungle are! This weather has teased us with a couple of warm, breezy days and left us craving sundresses and sandals!¬† So naturally, we went looking for the perfect, casual spring dress!

We found them at our first stop: Birds of a Feather Boutique (BOAF)! It is a cute, cozy boutique located in Huntington, WV at Heritage Station. BOAF sells unique and trendy items at super affordable prices both in store and online.

This easy fitting, jersey swing dress has a cute lattice detail and comes in tons of spring colors! The best part is that it has POCKETS and is only $24!! It will take you from the ball field to dinner to church and can be paired with sandals, mules or heels.¬†This dress comes in sizes small through extra large. It is SUPER roomy and depending on how you like to wear your dresses, a Medium could range anywhere from a size 6-12.¬†Lauren is 5’8″ and the dress hits 2-3 inches above her knee. She is wearing a medium.¬† Jill is 5’2″ and you see that it hits below her knee. The dress is fitted through the chest and arms but extremely forgiving in the body.¬† If you are larger chested (like Jill) I would say that it runs true to size.¬† If you are smaller chested you could definitely size down for a more fitted look.

In addition to this dress, BOAF also has a sleeveless swing dress with pockets in a variety of colors for spring – that could be dressed up or down and will take you right into summer!¬† The sleeveless dress would be PERFECT for the office – just throw on a cute cardigan, slide on some mules and you’re all set!

Because we love BOAF and know that you will love these dresses and, well EVERYTHING else in the store, BOAF is giving 15% off your entire order (not just the dresses listed) from today through Wednesday with the promo code GLITTER! Be sure to grab your favorite dress because sizes are limited and these are going to go fast. Also for you locals, check back for an in-store sale later this week.

To give you some outfit inspo, we’ve styled our dresses several different ways below to show you just how versatile these dresses really are!¬† What’s your favorite style?¬† Let us know!¬† We’d love to hear.

 

We know you will love your BOAF order! Let us know what you got!

XOXO,

Jill & Lauren

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Bright Lights, Big City – My whirlwind work trip to NYC!

Anytime I get an opportunity to visit the Big Apple I jump at the chance! This time, I was there for work. I attended an intense, but really good academy to sharpen my skills after my-somewhat-career-pivot. I was in the classroom from 8am to 5pm. No joke (did I mention it was intense??). However, each day after 5pm, a few girls and I set off to explore the city. Surprisingly, NYC felt a lot smaller than I remembered. While there are tons of huge skyscrapers and masses of people everywhere, once you get your bearings, (and have your walking shoes on), everything you want/need is super accessible!

I originally had planned to arrive early afternoon the first day, however a cancelled flight and a tour of Pennsylvania, I finally made it to LaGuardia around 8pm. (Tip: if you want to get an insider’s scoop on what’s up with the airport you are flying into/out of, follow them on Twitter! Super helpful especially when you are flying in bad weather.) After waiting in a LONG taxi line, I finally made it to my hotel. (Tip: DO.NOT.RIDE with the randos asking you if you want to skip the taxi line, unless it’s your Uber or Lyft driver.)

I was stayed right in Times Square (as all the NY people roll their eyes…ha) and was SO excited to be there and among….the tourists, ūü§£.

I was starving and really had my heart set on Korean food. It was 9:30pm and I wasn’t really comfortable navigating to Koreatown, by myself, at that hour. So, next best thing…Seamless! You’ve all heard that you can get anything you want, at anytime you want in the city. Seamless is a great delivery service that brings you food from any participating restaurant. Lucky for me, there was a great Korean restaurant open and I got a fabulous dinner. The banchan and bulgogi was so yummy!!!

So, you know how some little things give you a good feeling and really set the tone of a week?? Well, here was mine: 

This conference had Coke Zero. I was in heaven. Done.

So, when in NYC…right?? I wore grey on black on black the whole week…and loved every minute of it. I really need to get out of this dark wardrobe rut, (I’m trying out Trunk Club…more on that later).

One night we made our way to Chelsea Market. This fabulous market had super unique shops and delicious and affordable restaurants!

I tried a chicken soft taco and pork quesadilla from Los Tacos No. 1. The meat was so tasty and the service was so fast. Plus it was under $12!!!!! If I was a local, I’d be there once a week.

Another night we headed to Central Park. A girl I was sitting next to at the conference was dying to see the carousel. We raced to Central Park but missed it before it closed. However, we did see this great message on our way:

So, Central Park after dark wasn’t the best idea. We followed a little old lady with a dog, to the outer ring where all the runners were congregated. Back on track, away from the wierdos that all seemed to look like Al Pacino. Whew.

Throughout the rest of the week, we went to Carmine’s for dinner, shopped at Century 21, Nordstrom Rack, and everything in Times Square. I loved seeing the sites and taking in all of the architecture.

The second of two major Nor’easters that came through NYC, hit the night before I was supposed to fly out. The snow made the city look beautiful! PTL – the ground crews at the airport were ready and I got out of the city without so much as a delay!!

NYC is always a blast and reminds me of the amazing diversity in our country. You hear the stories of people coming to NYC with $50 in their pocket and making dreams come true. It is so humbling and an great reminder of all I have and motivation to hustle! As much as I loved my work trip, I completely missed my family and was SO happy to see them! I can’t wait to take my kids and show them NYC! Till next time!

XOXO,

Lauren

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‘Rent The Runway’ And Steal The Show! High Fashion, Low Cost!

 

I’m normally a planner!¬† I love having a schedule and creating to-do lists.¬† I like mapping things out in my mind and checking off my¬†tasks¬†– especially if it’s something really big and important!¬† But as luck would have it, this year we decided to go to the Museum Ball at the last minute.¬†¬† When I say last minute, I mean¬†FOUR days before the ball!¬† FOUR. DAYS.¬† I was absolutely, one hundred percent unprepared.¬† I didn’t have a dress, shoes, hair appointment….nothing!¬† I quickly started scrambling; browsing¬†every single dress website that I could find.¬† I knew what I was looking for – I¬†wanted full length with long sleeves.¬† I kept running into the same problem over and over.¬† All the dresses¬†I liked were either $350 – $500 (ohhh sweet Jesus! I can’t even.) or they wouldn’t ship¬†until next Month (yeah, thanks but no thanks.)¬† After hours of searching, I finally decided to try Rent The Runway!¬† I quickly found several dresses that I loved….but this gold beauty caught my eye immediately.

 

I debated back and forth most of the day, trying to decide if I should¬†try Rent The Runway.¬† I¬†knew several people who loved RTR, but I also knew how very picky that I am (finding something flattering for this c-section x 2 tummy isn’t always an easy task!)¬† But I weighed my pros and cons and decided that I would take a chance this time.¬† If you all know me, you know I was really living on the edge by doing this.¬† I mean, what are the odds that this dress will fit and that I’ll actually like it?!?¬† Ironically, I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be.¬† I guess I realized that it was my only option at that point.

So here’s how it works if you’ve never used Rent The Runway before.¬† You get to pick your dress in two sizes (in hopes that one of the sizes will work.)¬† As a first time user, you also get to pick a back-up dress.¬† You can rent the dresses for either 4 or 8 days, depending on how long you’ll need them.¬† They overnight the dresses to you (you typically get them the day before your event.) At the end of your rental, you take the dresses back to the UPS store and overnight the dresses back to RTR.

This process is SO¬†perfectly streamlined.¬† It’s like a well oiled machine.¬† The dresses ship/arrive in an extremely heavy duty garment bag (they do not come in a box or typical shipping bag.)¬† The dresses are neatly packed deep¬†inside the garment bag.¬† Once you are finished with your dresses, you pack them back¬†into the garment bag, zip them up, change out the shipping label (they even provide the return shipping label for you!) and overnight them back to RTR.¬† I’m not kidding, it’s really that simple.¬† Aren’t these bags SO neat?!?!

 

 

When you’re scrolling through all the dresses on RTR, you’ll notice that there are TONS of reviews for each dress (pictures included!)¬† It tells you on there what size formal gown each person wore compared to their regular clothing size.¬† It tells if they sized up or down or if they felt that the dress was true to size!¬† It also tells the person’s¬†height,¬†weight and chest size.¬† This was particularly helpful when trying to decide on a dress size!¬† I normally size up a size or two when buying a formal gown, but nearly every review I read on my gold dress said that it was true to size.¬† I went out on a limb and ordered my true size and the size up.¬† But, just like everyone else, I¬†ended up wearing my regular size.¬† I feel like the reviews were EXTREMELY helpful in picking out a dress!¬† Total game changer.

The dress I chose was technically a high neck with a low cut back. However, I noticed that one user reviewed that for short girls, it worked best to wear the dress backwards (seriously, who would’ve even thought about that?!)¬† But let me tell you, she slayed in that dress.¬† She was my total inspo.¬† Just like me, she was approximately 5’2″ and curvy.¬† So when my dress arrived, I decided to try the dress both ways and she was totally right.¬† The dress was so much more flattering when worn backwards!¬† (That’s probably more cleavage than I’ve ever shown in my entire life {YOLO!¬† Your welcome, husband!})

As for their¬†customer service, I can not praise RTR enough!!¬† When my dresses arrived, they had sent the wrong back-up dress to me.¬† In my panicked state, I called and talked to the sweetest guy at customer service.¬† He¬†told me how sorry he was, that my backup dress had accidently sold out so they just sent me something similar (it wasn’t really similar at all, but I couldn’t be mad at him!¬† ha!)¬† He found my original backup dress in a size down and he overnighted it to me for FREE!!!¬† So now I’ve received four dresses for the price of one – how amazing is that?!?¬† And sure enough, it arrived on time – before noon on the day of the event.¬† And although I ended up wearing my original gold dress, I can not tell you how thankful I was that he sent me my backup dress!

 

Here’s the cool part:¬†if you absolutely fall in love with your rented item, you can purchase it.¬† The website tells you the rental fee vs. the purchase price.¬† My rental fee was $80 but full price for the dress was $700 (I might faint!)¬† Although i’ll never splurge and spend SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS on a formal gown, that dress was totally worth it.¬† It made me feel like a princess – and that was really fun for a middle aged momma!

In case you’re on the fence about trying Rent The Runway, here’s a Glitter Jungle¬†Coupon Code for $30 off your first rental!

 

It was approximately 900 degrees in there!¬† I went full on¬†Hollywood star and did a hair change mid gala.¬† Thank god for bobby pins and complementary hair spray!¬† I should’ve just brought that backup dress and had a wardrobe change as well (don’t even think for a second that I didn’t debate it! ha!)

Happy Shopping my friends – you’re going to look fabulous!

XOXO

Jill

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Mom Approved Workout Gear – Affordable, Durable and Cute!

While we have all resolved to workout and improve our health this year, we also want to look good doing it! Here are some options that don’t break the bank, are durable and totally mom approved!

Yoga Pants:

Zella¬†– These aren’t called “Live In High Waist Leggings” for nothing! I got a pair of these for Christmas and are an item that I could wear from lounging at home, to the gym, to the grocery store! They really SUCK you in, so if you are between sizes, size up. Who doesn’t love a high waist?? If you’ve never tried it, it is a game changer. ūüôā

Victoria’s Secret – I’ve had several pairs of the Victoria Sport Anytime Yoga Pant since college! These are really thick and hide some of those bumps and rolls we are trying to work off. Ha. They are super durable and seems to keep their shape well after several washes.

Tops

Old Navy – I love this Go-Dry Racerback tank because it is breathable but provides a lot of coverage! I’ve had the black one for a couple of years and it still looks brand new.¬† The cut covers the front and the tush! Also, it’s not clinging but doesn’t balloon up. It’s a super cute and affordable option!

Nike – This Dry Training T-Shirt is a classic. It’s a littler longer than your average workout t-shirt which is great for those of us getting back on the workout train! The material is super soft and I love the color options.

Shoes

Adidas – My brother introduced me to the Ultra-Boosts. They are the most cushiony tennis shoes I’ve ever owned. If you want to feel like you are floating on clouds, this is the shoe for you. (I’d also recommend the NMDs…my husband swears by them.) Make sure you are wearing the right shoe for you, it can make all the difference in your workouts.

Sports Bra

Nike – This Classic Swoosh Support Bra is what I’ve been using forever. It is total wash and wear and has tons of color options.

If you’re looking to burn a few extra calories or intensify your workouts just a bit, I highly suggest this Gold’s Gym Neoprene Waist Trimmer.¬† I never workout without one!¬† This really warms up your core for a good healthy sweat.

If you’re looking to shed some pounds quickly or really step up your workout game, then you should try the Gold’s Gym Sauna Suit.¬† While I realize this contraption is anything but stylish, it really works.¬† You will absolutely pour the sweat!¬† I recommend wearing this during your home workouts.¬† Your workout buddies might be¬†slightly embarrassed if you show up at the gym sporting this rubber¬†made beauty.

If you’re like me and really enjoy the weight room (or even just the Nautilus Circuit) make sure to invest in a good pair of Gold’s Gym Wrist Wraps.¬† These will provide vital support when lifting heavy¬†– your wrists will thank you!

As you may have already noticed, we’re really focusing on living a fab, fit¬†and¬†fun¬†life in 2018.¬† Stay tuned for more workout¬†adventures – I wonder what we will¬†be up to next?!?

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XOXO

Jill & Lauren

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The Magnificent Maxi Dress That Every Woman Should Own

It’s summer and beach vibes are all around us.¬† If you’re anything like me, style is very important but comfort is too.¬† My go-to ‘mom uniform’, in the summer, is any dress that’s cute but also keeps me cool; versatility is a must as well.¬† I feel like it’s my job in life to let you all know that I’ve officially found the PERFECT maxi dress.¬† It’s stylish, comfy, SUPER flattering and made out of material that doesn’t wrinkle or¬†cling (hallelujah!)¬†¬† And the best part is, this dress is less than $35.¬† I wore this dress for a date night at the beach, but I also plan to throw on a kelly green cardigan and wear it to the office as well.¬†¬†Another positive feature is that this dress has adjustable straps¬†for short people like me!¬† (Yay!)¬† I paired my dress with cute brown leather slides, but you could totally rock wedges with it as well.¬† If you’re on the market for a fun maxi dress, give this one a try.¬† I promise you won’t be disappointed.¬† Dress¬†fits true to size.

 

Sleeveless V-Neck Maxi Dress

Sidenote:¬† This pattern literally went unavailable today (hopefully they’ll restock), but there are still three other colors available that are all adorable.¬† The mustard yellow pattern is one of my favorites; I’ve tried it on in person and almost purchased it.

If you decide to purchase, make sure to share your photos with us!¬† We’d love to see you.

 

Happy shopping and much love,

Jill

 

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The Strapless Bra You Can’t Live Without! Large Chest Approved

Ladies, rejoice!¬† I have finally found the PERFECT strapless bra!! (Insert praise hands.)¬† Several of you have asked about what strapless bra I prefer to wear with my off the shoulder tops and dresses.¬† Until recently, I had a strapless bra I wore, but I¬†didn’t really love it.¬† I’ve been searching high and low for a comfortable strapless bra and i’m happy to report that I’ve finally found one that I’ve fallen in love with!¬† It provides coverage, support, comfort¬†and (most importantly) it has a minimizing effect rather than a “pour your boobs out the top of your shirt” effect.¬† Here’s the crazy part, it’s made out of spanx material!¬† Sounds wild, right?!?¬† I know….when I saw it hanging in Macy’s I thought for sure I¬†wouldn’t like it.¬† But then I tried on like 47 different strapless bras (of course I left this one ’til last, because apparently misery loves company) and¬†as soon as I slid it on, I knew it was the one!¬†¬† I have to tell you, it has not let me down.¬†¬† I wore it to a wedding and danced the night away and I did not tug at it once.¬† Seriously amazing.¬† It’s like the bra gods crafted it and¬†sent it directly to me just to make life better.¬† Ok, so here are the deets you’ve been waiting for:

 

Lilyette by Bali Minimizer Strapless Bra

 

Does strapless bra shopping have you feeling like this…….

 

Then you definitely need to check out the Lilyette Minimizer Strapless Bra, it’s worth every penny!¬† Thankfully, it doesn’t break the bank.¬† It’s reasonably priced at $40 and mine has already been put to good use.

 

 

If you decide to purchase, let us know.  We would love to hear your feedback!  I hope you love this bra as much as I do!

XOXO

Jill

 

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