NSale Restock

For all my non-card holders and people who just want to keep shopping – here are some of my FAVORITE items from the sale this year that are still in stock or have been restocked. This is awesome because at this point I’ve shopped multiple times, tried everything on, and have seen the other bloggers favorites too. Happy shopping!

ButtonTop
Cute Botton Down top – adorable tied too!

ChelseaBoot
Gorgeous Quilted Rain Boots

FleeceTunic
Love this slouchy Tunic

GentleShoe
Fab Peep Toe Sandals

KateSpadeSunnies
My new Fave Sunnies

MadewellCardi
This cardigan. In every color. Size Down

MadewellDress
Such a fun flirty dress

OverKneeBoot
Who doesn’t need a cute pair of over the knee tan suede boots

RailsPJs
Comfiest Pajamas Ever

RegJean
Solid pair of black jeans

SlouchyHenley
Slouchy henley – looks cute tied up too

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Suede Wedge Sneakers

SuedeMoto
Suede moto jacket – comes in 3 colors

Sweater
Oversized sweater – so comfy

TedBakerSweater
Love the appliqués on this Ted Baker Sweater (also comes in Green)

Varsity Sweater
Amazing lounging top

VinceShoe
Love this half bootie half sandal

WedgeSneaker
Leather Wedge Sneakers

WhiteJean
Solid Pair of White Jeans

 

XOXO

Kendall

NSale 2018 Top Finds under $100

There are SO many great items this year on sale so I rounded up some of my favorite items under $100! A few are out of stock but usually they restock at about the one week mark so keep an eye out in case they come back in your size!

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This slouchy sweater is so flattering and the fall colors are gorgeous TTS

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This Madewell Cardi is the bomb! Size Down

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Love Henleys. But this one is especially sot – TTS

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Who doesn’t need a cute little black dress? And this one is comfy and flattering! TTS

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Hunter boots! Need I say more? These quilted ones are great

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Rails PJs FINALLY on sale – TTS

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If I could buy these jeans 100x I would. TTS

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This top is so versatile! Cute tied as pictured or hanging flowy – TTS

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This moto jacket is great! The hoodie is removable and for only $65 its the bomb…

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Great work shirt or tied up for a flirty summer look! TTS

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This Varsity sweater is so flatter and the fall colors are so fun! TTS

 

XOXO

Kendall

Push present: Diamond Band

In the south we like to do something called a “push present”. Basically it is where, in exchange for birthing a baby, mom gets something she wants from dad. Honestly, sounds pretty fair to me. If you’ve never heard of this don’t fret – you can tell your husband later and demand recompense 🙂

Anywho, years ago before Dave and I were even married, I read an article on Pinterest where this woman got a diamond band each time she had a child (thank god she only had 3 and not 7) and stacked them with her engagement ring. The idea was that when her kids were old enough to get married she would give them “their” ring to use in an engagement ring or a wedding band so that they each had their own and didn’t have to fight over her engagement ring. I loved the idea, so when David and I got married I told him I didn’t want a wedding band I only wanted an engagement ring, but that he would pay for it down the road. LOL

When Kensington was born I got my first band – a beautiful platinum infinity band with diamonds (convenient that Kensington’s birth stone was a diamond). I loved the way it looked with my engagement ring and figured even if platinum or infinity bands are out of style when she gets married she can always use the diamonds.

With Everett’s birth this year I wanted something to compliment my existing rings but be slightly different. His is a beautiful band with 7 round diamonds. I absolutely love it.

What were some of your push presents?

XOXO

Kendall

Favorite MakeUp Products & How To

New video is up – a recap of my favorite daily-use make up products as well as how I apply them for a natural day-to-day look.

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Shop all the products in my video HERE

Body Image

I think everyone struggles with body image issues (if you’ve never had a stray thought about self improvement – you’re probably a terrible person). One of my favorite sayings is “Would you talk to your best friend the way you talk to yourself?”. I’ve always thought that was such a good way of looking at it. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think “I’m huge, I need to lose 20 lbs, my stomach is flabby” etc. and when I think about going up to a friend and telling them their “stomach looks flabby” I visibly cringe. Why do we think it’s okay to talk down to ourselves?

Part of it I think is generational. We hear our parents talk down about themselves (because we’re all human and we’d all like to improve) and then we do the same thing. And let me say – there is nothing wrong with wanting to get in better shape or focus more at work or relax and stop being so OCD. But there is a point where it is no longer about self improvement and instead becomes about self depreciation. That’s what I’m talking about.

Now I am as guilty (if not more so) than most people. It makes me think of that scene in Mean Girls “Apparently there is more than skinny or fat.” (when they’re all talking about their pores and their noses and their hips). We all fall into that trap, and I find myself doing it more and more post children when I want to magically be super thin and ready to rock a swimsuit. So how to overcome this deeply ingrained body dysmorphia? I’m not sure that we (I) can completely shake it off but I do thing there is something to be said for positivity.

Instead of looking at that picture from last night and saying “Ugh I look terrible” say “Oh you look cute!” to the other person or ” well my outfit is on point”. If you have to say something negative make it “not the best lighting” or “wish the camera angle was higher” instead of about you/your body. When we compare ourselves to those in the media – their entire job is to look good. Private chefs, personal trainers, makeup & hair teams, photographers who follow them only getting the best angles/lighting. You can’t look at them and think less of yourself. Only think well of them.

It’s dang near impossible in today’s society not to compare yourself to models/actresses/bloggers/friends/etc. but you can choose to love yourself. To think about yourself positively. Never stop trying to better yourself but do it for the right reasons and do it without tearing yourself down. Love yourself so others can love you too.

XOXO

Kendall

Shop my super cute dress HERE

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P.S. Currently I’m reading this Mantra to myself 3X per day while I move along my meditation bead necklace:

My body is worthy of my love

my body is fierce and fabulous

My body is strong and stable

My body is full of wisdom

My body is powerful beyond belief

My body is balanced and beautiful

My heart is full of grace

My heart can forgive and let go

My heart is open to goodness

My heart sees balance in the universe

My heart takes the good with the bad

I trust my body. I trust my heart, I trust my mind.

 

Outdoor Voices & Barre

The studio I teach at (Barre Code Plano for any of my Dallas Natives) kicked off their SPF 2018 Challenge this weekend – the goal is to take 15 classes in 21 days encouraging clients to try new class formats and really commit to their health – with an outdoor Barre class on the boardwalk. It was sponsored by Outdoor Voices (including my super cute outfit) and a super fun time. Going to review the outfit I was gifted to wear, Union Bear where we had brunch after, and Barre in general.

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CROP . LEGGINGS . SHOES . FITBIT .

First Off, Outdoor Voices. So I have been seeing their outfits EVERYWHERE and was super excited to try them out. The outfit I wore is linked above and was super nice! even outside in 100 degree heat and the sun it wasn’t too hot, provided ample compression, and was super cute. I will say for me personally the thighs were a little tight but the waist fit TTS (a friend of mine got high waisted and in hind sight I wish I had too – if you’re a high waist fan opt for the higher band) and the material was constrictive (in a  good way) without being too hot. And for a girl who just had a baby and did NOT want to wear a crop top – pretty flattering 🙂

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Second, Union Bear Restaurant & Brewery. Super cool atmosphere, on the new boardwalk in Plano/Frisco, and an excellent drink menu (the mimosa was wonderful after a scorching barre class). The negative for me – basically ZERO plant based options. Everything had meat, cheese, or eggs in it as a main ingredient so I found it pretty hard to eat, but my husband and friends all loved their meals and it spoke well to their eclectic menu. Definitely a cool place to hang out and enjoy a patio.

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Last, but certainly not least, Barre in general. Barre challenges me in a way no other workout has. Small controlled movements with mind muscle connection that leaves you shaking in the wind. The studio I work at is awesome because it also offers Total Body Conditioning (like barre meets bootcamp), Brawl & interval Brawl (cardio Kickboxing with some barre thrown in), Barre-Did (dancing), and BarRestore (barre meets yoga) so you can get basically every type of workout you want under one roof. Not to mention the community is so incredible. I have made more friends through the studio than any other group in my life.

XOXO

Kendall

How To: Hair Curling Tutorial

People have been asking me how I curl my hair and what products I use to get it so long. Despite my fear (and general dislike) of being on camera I went ahead this morning and filmed my whole how to. You can watch it on my new YouTube Channel:

Here are the products I used in the video and the tags to each of them:

10Conditioner

Its a 10 Leave in Conditioner

Skinny Serum

Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum

Hot TOddy

DryBar Hot Toddy

Dyson

Dyson Hair Dryer

Wet Brush

Wet Brush

Curling Iron

DryBar Curling Iron

XOXO

Kendall

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