Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grey Fringe Sweater





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson



It's key to have a few sweaters in your wardrobe that are transitional pieces like this grey fringe sweater.  It's warm enough to wear during the winter months yet light enough to wear right into Spring.

Change up this look for Spring by pairing a sweater like this with a lighter color denim (think white denim or even a pretty pastel color like these) and a great pair of espadrilles like these.

I don't know about you all but I am CRAVING Spring!  We have had such gorgeous weather here in Nashville...I don't want it to end!  I'm slowly adding new Spring pieces to my closet...how about you?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Galentine's Day with Fossil


 Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson



Today is Galentine's Day...a day intended to share the love with all of our gal pals out there!  I've got to say, I love that there is another reason and another day to celebrate LOVE and friendship.  After all, our gal pals deserve to be celebrated too!

I recently celebrated with a group of girlfriends...of course we stuffed our faces, laughed until our tummies hurt, and chatted about some of our best memories together.  There's just something about girl time and girl talk that feeds the soul.  And let's be honest...getting together with girlfriends is a MUST and our calendars should be filled with as much girl time as we can possibly fit in!

I've got girlfriends near and far and although I don't get to see some of my closest girlfriends as often as I would like, we always pick right back up where we left off.  One of my best girlfriends, Jenn of Carolina Girl Cooks, and I only get to see each other a couple of times a year but when we do get together it turns into the most amazing chapter of our friendship storybook.  The chapters just keep getting better and better!

So when Fossil asked me to partner for Galentine's Day and share the love with one of my bestie's, I immediately said YES!  After all, who wouldn't want a little fun bestie surprise (this adorable tassel pouch) on Galentine's Day?! So to one of my dearest bestie's...

Jenn...thank you for so many wonderful years of friendship.  For making me laugh until I cry.  For lending an ear and a shoulder when needed.  For always uplifting me and providing encouragement.  For tearing up the dance floor with me.  For never turning down a great meal together.  For dropping your plans and driving hours to just go see Beyonce with me.  For all of our great talks.  And for so much more...you are my Sister from another Mister and I'm so thankful for your friendship.

For all of these reasons...you get the other half of my Best Friend necklace. ;-)  Enjoy this personalized Fossil tassel pouch my friend and cheers to many more wonderful memories to come!  Happy Galentine's Day!

May you all celebrate those amazing gal pals in your life today and be sure to tell them why they mean so much to you!  To ALL of my gal pals...you girls RULE and I'm so lucky to call you my friend!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...now go out and spread the LOVE!  xoxo

*Special thank you to Fossil for partnering on today's post and helping me spread the love to my bestie on Galentine's Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reversible Floral Jacket









Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson



Don't mind me over here, I'm starting to gear up for spring and I am on the hunt for all things floral, all things embellished, and all things embroidered.  I didn't have to hunt for long before coming across this stunning reversible floral jacket!  Yes, you read that right and as you can see from my images...this jacket is REVERSIBLE!  Talk about getting a bang for you buck!

The quality of this jacket is incredible too...it truly is even more gorgeous in person!  Versatile pieces are so important to have in your wardrobe...being that this jacket is so versatile, you will end up finding that it is a piece that you will wear so many different ways.  Dress it up for work or dress it down for weekend wear...either way, you are certain to get a lot of compliments on this gorgeous piece.

Off to hunt for some more floral pieces for spring!  What are you on the hunt for this upcoming season?  I'd love to hear from you.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BRIGHTEN UP WITH A YELLOW SWEATER + $500 GIVEAWAY





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

SWEATER (SOLD OUT, LOVE THIS, THIS, AND THIS) || DENIM C/O || MULES || BAG C/O


Anytime I wear yellow, it just brightens my day and puts me in such a happy mood.  It's not a color that I wear often but when I do wear it, I always wonder why I don't wear it more.  Its bold and cheerful!

Lately I've been browsing yellow sweaters and may just have to add another one to my wardrobe for the upcoming spring season.  I love yellow paired with royal blue, grey, white, red, and tan...you can be as conservative or as adventurous as you would like with this color.  

To keep my look casual, I paired my sweater with jeans and a great pair of mules, which I obsessed with by the way!  Add a complimentary pop of color, like I did with this saddle bag, to complete your look.

Do you love yellow as much as I do?

Also, before you go, don't forget to enter this incredible $500 Lush Fashion Lounge boutique giveaway.  Entering is super simple and will only take you a couple of minutes and believe me, you will want to enter this one!  You may enter the giveaway below.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! 
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Monday, February 6, 2017

From My Heart to Yours...Thank you!























Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

The evening was perfect...it was an evening filled with love, an evening where friends came together to honor a special little someone, an evening where we adorned our red in hopes of bringing more awareness to a cause that impacts so many lives on a daily basis.  It was such a special evening...one that comes around once a year but one that will leave a lasting impact on our hearts.

It was an evening where I was blessed with the gift of partnering with Kendra Scott & the American Heart Association to honor our sweet Addison and to bring more awareness to heart disease in women.  This is a cause that I am so passionate about and that means a lot to me and my family.

You see, Addison was born with a couple of holes in her heart and as she grew, one of the holes closed on its own and the other continued to grow larger and larger.  We knew that at some point this hole would have to be fixed but at the time, we didn't know that it meant our baby girl would undergo open heart surgery.  It was a tough time for our family but we knew that she was in great hands and that before long, our baby girls heart would be whole again.  Surgery came and went and she recovered beautifully...she is such a strong little girl and now she thrives as a beautiful, sweet, independent 5 year old!

After this life event, I knew that being involved with the American Heart Association was my calling.  After all, it hit so close to home and I wanted to do something to make an impact!

Because Kendra Scott is so passionate about giving back, they provided me with an opportunity and the perfect platform to host an event in Addison's honor to raise money for the Nashville American Heart Association.  I'm so happy to report that we raised $668 for our local chapter!!!  My heart bursts with pride and gratitude to have had this opportunity and to be able to make an impact no matter how big or small.

Addison will always know how loved she is and how we all worked together to bring awareness to something that impacted her at such a young age.  Not only did we come together for Addison, but we came together to honor ALL women and ALL families who have been impacted by heart disease/heart defects or who know of someone who has personally been impacted.

Thank you so very much to Kendra Scott and the American Heart Association for partnering with me for this event.  It truly means the world to me and my family.  I feel humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent such an incredible brand and to raise awareness for such an important cause.  And many thanks to all of YOU who offered your love and support here locally and at a distance...we are forever grateful.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and for taking time out of your day to support KBStyled.

*Thank you to Maggy London for providing my beautiful red dress, Deidre DeFelice for styling my hair, and Brittany Fuson for providing fashion illustrations during the event.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The program that is changing my life!




Work hard, make a life change for the betterment of your health, then oh wait oops, I'm back to my old unhealthy habits.  Eating whatever I want and not working out.  How many times has this happened to you?  I know it has been one too many times for me.  The cycle is hard and frankly EXHAUSTING!

In 2016 I spent the first half of the year on Whole 30 making "that change" for once and for all and I saw great results but before long, life happened and I went back to my old ways of eating poorly and not working out.  So the weight that I lost starting to quickly pile back on.  Of the 30lbs that I lost, I ended up putting 20lbs back on in a short period of time.

Just typing that makes me so mad at myself.  I'm saying to myself, "what was the point of working so hard just to turn around and let it all go to waste".  Truly, I feel disappointed in myself because that initial weight loss did not come easy...I worked very HARD to lose that weight and was eating all things that were Whole 30 compliant (and no, I didn't cheat every once in a while).

Thinking back, it has become more clear to me why I may have fallen off of the wagon so much.  First off, I was doing it alone...sure some of my friends also did Whole 30 but no one did it as long as I did.  No one but myself was holding ME accountable and clearly over the long run, I couldn't continue to hold myself accountable.  I also wasn't educated enough about what to eat, when to eat it, how much of it to eat, etc.  My workouts became boring and I was no longer motivated.  I just couldn't sustain what I was doing so I gave up...literally.

Hence a New Year is around the corner and I knew I needed to make a change...once again.  I don't typically make resolutions at the start of a New Year but I committed to myself to get "it" back...to get my body back and to become a more healthy fit ME.  So what did I decide to do...I decided I was going to start Whole 30 all over again and start the same at home DVD workouts.

I was excited to have a plan but I honestly wasn't excited about the plan I had.  I was dreading it a bit, simply because I was going to be doing the same thing that I ultimately had great success with last year but it was also "the plan" that I wasn't able to sustain long term.  Leading up to the start of this year, I was honestly feeling unmotivated.  I know so many of you can probably relate to that feeling as well.

I need more and I was looking for something but I didn't know what I was looking for and then it HIT me square in the face.  I happened to see a post that my friend Beth, of @seersuckerandsaddles, posted on Instagram about a health and fitness program that she was doing and her testimonial immediately drew me in (not to mention her crazy good abs).  I immediately began to read more and the more I read the more I wanted to be involved...I wanted THIS PLAN to be MY PLAN!  It took me no more than about 10 minutes of reading to know that I was signing up and I was in!

Excitement consumed me...it was meant to be and I felt that I finally found something that was going to help me make a life long term change for the betterment of my health and fitness.  I will admit that I was a little nervous as well but the nervousness quickly subsided once I got started.

I'm sooooo HAPPY...let me tell you why...


The AMAZING program that I joined is Amanda Tress' FASTer Way to Fat Loss and I'm now 4 full weeks into the program and I'm heading into my 5th week.  This is THE program that is changing my life and that I expect will continue helping me make life long changes.

I can't say enough great things about this program...in such a short time, it has helped me understand food on a whole new level and it has helped me understand how working out and weight lifting will transform my body into a strong fit healthy body!  A body that WE ALL deserve to have...its a gift that we can give ourselves.

This program has also introduced me to the importance of intermitten fasting, which I knew nothing about beforehand...I mean NOTHING.  The only fasting I've ever done was fasting before having blood work taken.  Don't let the word fasting scare you (I'll be honest, it scared me at first) but it is an effective way to burn that stubborn body fat.  You will be so surprised with how easy it becomes to fast on a daily basis while still being able to eat plenty of food to fuel your body.

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program has educated me so much on the right foods to eat, when to eat them, how much of them to eat, etc.  Amanda Tress provides you with detailed information on how to track your caloric intake while eating the right amount of protein, healthy carbs, and healthy fats.  It is mapped out and simple to follow.

Another thing that I have especially loved about this program is that you are in a Facebook support group with other women who are trying to achieve many of the same goals.  Being a part of a virtual support group has absolutely helped me with accountability.  We check in each day, we share recipe ideas, and we encourage one another along the way.  It's so amazing to not know many of these women but to feel like they are all there genuinely rooting you on wanting to see you succeed.

PLUS Amanda Tress is there acting like a personal trainer and coach along the way.  Simply put, she is AMAZING!  Amanda is always available to answer questions, to provide you with encouragement when you need it most, and to support you every step of the way throughout her program.  She wants every single person on her program to succeed and she will absolutely help you reach your goals.

Through the FASTer Way To Fat Loss, you'll learn how to fuel your body effectively to maintain optimal energy levels throughout the day.
  • You will teach your body to burn fat naturally. 

  • You will be given the tools you need to restructure and repair your metabolic 
  • system and increase your metabolism.

  • You will improve your hormone levels so you feel satiated.

  • You will learn how to workout in a smart, effective and efficient way.

I could go on and on and on about how much I LOVE the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program and how I highly recommend it to any of you who are looking to make a positive life change...one that will help set yourself up for long term success.  You've heard my thoughts and I want to share more of the ins and outs of the program with you.

Explore and learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program HERE!  I can tell you that I've already signed up for my second round and it will start on 2/27 (I'm so excited to continue on this journey)!  Amanda is currently accepting new clients for a 2/13 start and a 2/27 start.  If any of this speaks to you and if you are ready to get out of that vicious cycle that I personally just got myself out of, then this program is definitely for you.

To share with you all, I can definitely tell I've already lost weight (will weigh in at the end of 6 weeks) and inches (will take measurements at the end as well) and I've also taken some before/afters at 3 weeks in that I am beyond pleased with the results so far!  Seeing and feeling my results has lit my fire even more.  I'd be happy to share my results at 3 weeks in with you.

I get so excited just talking about it and I would be more than happy to answer any questions!  Please leave a comment below with any questions or you can always email me at kbstyled@gmail.com and I'd be happy to chat with you via email.

Thanks so much for taking time to read more about my personal journey and why I'm LOVING the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.  I hope you will decide to join me in the program this month!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Turkey Meatballs & Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower - Whole 30 Recipe



Photography by Jennifer Glover of Carolina Girl Cooks

Who doesn't love a great meatball?!  I know I do and these turkey meatballs are divine.  Comfort food at its best yet in a much healthier form.  Jenn, of Carolina Girl Cooks, has perfected this meatball.

More recently, I've really enjoyed eating cauliflower and this garlic cauliflower mash is just about as yummy as real deal garlic mashed potatoes.  Make a large batch of these and reheat them the next day...delish!

Whether or not you are on Whole 30, this meal is sure to become one of your go-to's!  Hope you enjoy this one...recipe details are below!

p.s if you have wrapped up Whole 30, I'd love to hear your thoughts and how you are feeling!




Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

SERVES 6