Monday, February 20, 2017

Bootcamp - 6 Weeks In - Before & After






Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

DENIM || WORKOUT LEGGINGS || SNEAKERS

The last time we met here to talk about health and fitness, I shared more with you all about the program that is changing my life...the FASTerWaytoFatloss Bootcamp!  If you missed my first post, don't worry, I've linked it HERE in the case you wish to catch up on why I decided to start this particular program in the first place.  Simply put...enough was ENOUGH for me and I HAD to make a change...and FAST!

Yesterday I wrapped up my first 6 weeks of this bootcamp and today, I'm excited to share my results!  I first must say that not only has my body transformed but my mental and emotional health has greatly improved as well.  The FASTerWaytoFatloss Bootcamp has taught me more about food than I have ever known...what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, and how to properly fuel my body.  I learned a lot about food when doing Whole 30 but I've learned soooooo much more since starting this bootcamp.  I feel so much more educated and well equipped to make much smarter food choices!

In a short 6 weeks, I have realized that I have way more willpower than I have ever given myself credit for.  In the past, I struggled with my food choices and this program has given me food freedom.  I have so much more control over my choices and I no longer spend so much time thinking about my next meal.

In a short 6 weeks, I have grown stronger and have become leaner.  I am fueling my body with the right foods and I am working hard to burn fat & build lean muscle.  I feel stronger than I have in a really long time.  I'm sleeping better at night and both my mental and emotional well being has improved so much as well. I'm a happier and much healthier me.

It's hard to describe exactly how I feel (there's just so much I want to tell you all)...BUT simply put, starting the FASTerWaytoFatLoss Bootcamp is THE BEST decision I have EVER made for my health and overall well being.  Hands down.  This has now become a lifestyle...one that I can actually maintain and one that I am

So to now share a bit about my results from my first FASTerWaytoFatloss Bootcamp...

I've got to say, it was NEVER about the scale...we actually did not weigh ourselves until our last day of the 6 week program (I lost 7lbs this first round).  It was about understanding how to fuel our bodies & working out hard to burn fat and build lean muscle.  Of course, as you do those two things, the number on the scale will drop and so will the inches.

My personal success can be seen in the before and after pictures posted below!!!  Yes I lost weight & yes I lost inches BUT what I am most proud of is the way my body is starting to transform into a strong fit body that is capable of doing so much!  It was tough for me to share these images because the before image reminds me of a place that I never want to return to.  I place of dissatisfaction, a place of embarrassment, a place of sadness, a place where I couldn't find my inner strength, a place where I was unmotivated and had zero desire to do anything to better myself.  We have all been in that "place' at some point in our lives and you may be in that "place" right now.


I share all of this because I am beyond passionate about the FASTerWaytoFatloss bootcamp...I am personally experiencing something life changing and you can too!  I loved my first 6 weeks so much that I have already signed up for my second bootcamp that kicks off on 2/27/17!  I can't wait to get started again and join so many other amazing women who have walked in the same shoes.

If any of this resonates with you and if you are looking to make a change in your health and fitness lifestyle, I highly encourage you to consider joining me on 2/27!  It would be so great to have you on board with me!  You will be a part of a supportive group of women who share many of the same goals and who offer lots of support and encouragement too!

There are only a handful of spots left for the 2/27 bootcamp so grab your spot while you can.  You can join this amazing bootcamp HERE!

If you are considering joining me in this next round yet you have questions, please email me at kbstyled@gmail.com and I'd be happy to answer them!

Thank you for being so kind and taking the time to read today's post.  I hope you will decide to join me on a personal journey to change your life too!  Have a great start to your week!

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.