Monday, March 27, 2017

Blush Paisley Print Maxi Dress - Banana Republic





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Tis' the season that you will find me just about living in dresses, especially long flowy maxi dresses!  Lucky for me (well and for YOU), Banana Republic has a gorgeous selection of dresses in every length like this beautiful blush colored paisley print maxi dress!

The colors are so soft, springy, & feminine (and pardon me while I continue on the blush colored EVERYTHING train) and the extra details like the side slits, the side ties, and the pockets make this dress even more of a standout!  

It's perfect for work (throw on a cardi sweater or even a structured blazer like this chambray linen blazer), perfect for brunch with the girls (throw on a denim jacket and some low heel sandals), a bridal shower or a wedding, and of course it's perfect for date night (just toss on a pair of gorgeous heels and go)!

Take a moment and check out Banana Republic's new dress arrivals...they are all sooooo pretty!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your week is off to a great start!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flouncy Floral Ruffle Dress





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson 


There is just so much about this dress that makes it special and that makes it one of my favorite Spring dresses.  From the color combo, to the pleats and ruffle detail, to the drop waist, and then of course the ribbon detail.  This dress is a classic piece that I will wear year to year, spring season to spring season.

I've paired it with some go-to nude heels and this gorgeous Henri Bendel bag.  This dress may just end up being my Easter dress too!

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vital Proteins - Collagen Peptides





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


As a follow up to Saturday's post about my fitness journey and the personal changes I'm experiencing, today's post is about Vital Proteins and how I am using this as a supplement to compliment my healthy eating plan on the FASTer Way to Fatloss program.

Vital Proteins focuses on providing clean sustainably-sourced nutrition products that provide nourishing collagen, in turn, boosting our bodies ability to produce collagen.  As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and Vital Proteins helps replenish what we have lost.

Vital Proteins has become a part of my every day life.  I typically drink a protein shake or smoothie each day and I always add two scoops of the collagen peptides to add an additional boost of protein and of course to reap the benefits of the added collagen.  Because there is no distinguishable taste, you can add the collagen peptides to anything...water, hot tea, coffee, juice, smoothies, soups, etc.

I feel confident that I am fueling my body with a wholesome clean product that has so many amazing benefits.  Plus I have noticed that my skin has been much more clear as well (big plus in my book)!

Check out Vital Proteins when you have a moment...they offer a variety of nutritious products and I highly recommend that you give them a try if this sounds like something you would enjoy as well.  They have a life long customer in me!

I also wanted to share one of my absolute favorite smoothie recipes as well...

ALMOND BERRY BLAST
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of blackberries
1/2 cup of raspberries
1 small/medium sized banana
1 cup of fresh baby spinach
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk - 1/2-1 cup (remaining liquid should be cold water...I usually do 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup of water or fill to line on my NutriBullet)
Muscle Milk Low Fat vanilla protein powder
2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen peptides

**I use my NutriBullet to mix all of my smoothies!

Let me know if you decide to try anything from Vital Proteins...I'd love to hear your thoughts!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great start to your week!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Fitness Journey - From the Inside Out







Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


For those of you that follow along with KBStyled here and on social media, you know that back on 1/9/17 I embarked on a personal fitness and health journey by kicking off my first round of FASTer Way to Fatloss

I'm now 3 weeks into my second round of this amazing program and I'm excited to continue seeing progress!  If you missed my post recapping my experience through the first round as well as my before and after pictures, you can go back and read that HERE!

In my first couple of posts about the FASTer Way to Fatloss bootcamp, I shared more about the program and my reasons why I've decided that this program is the perfect program for me...for today, for tomorrow, and for all the days ahead.

As you can see from my initial before and after pictures, physical changes are happening...my body is changing and shifting into a fit much more healthy body but this program is not just about the external changes.  For me, it has also been about the internal changes as well.

So today, I'm shifting gears a bit and sharing with you all more about how the FASTer Way to Fatloss program is changing me from the inside out.

1.  When I say from the inside out...I mean it literally.  This program has taught me more about food than I ever imagined that it could.  I'm learning how to fuel my body with the right foods and how specific foods provide specific benefits at specific times.  I've cleaned up my diet and am eating foods that provide significant nutrition.  Because I am eating the right foods, I've also noticed that my skin has been much more clear as well!

2.  Eating the right foods, taking the right vitamins, drinking more water, and working out has helped tremendously with my overall digestive health.  Clearly I don't need to elaborate much here but lets just say that I am WAY LESS bloated...major win in my department!

3.  Feeling less stressed has been so welcomed since starting this program.  I've been able to relieve a lot of stress through the workouts each day.  Being less stressed has definitely helped with my mental clarity as well!

4.  My confidence/belief in myself and what I am capable of has really improved over the last 2 months.  I've personally struggled with confidence over the years and I can say that the FASTer Way to Fatloss program has truly helped me regain some of that lost confidence.  When we are treating our bodies well, fueling our bodies correctly, and working out to improve our bodies, naturally the confidence will come.  I've always felt best when I'm taking care of myself by eating well and working out consistently.

5.  For a while I felt controlled by food...I thought about my "next meal" often and I no longer do that.  Maybe it is mind over matter at this point but because I've become accustomed to fasting each day I don't feel like food has such a grip on me.  Its very freeing!!!

Can you relate to what I've shared today?  I feel as if there are sooooo many women who are raising their hands saying YES!  Are you wanting to make a change as well?!   If so, I encourage you to read more about the FASTer Way to Fatloss bootcamp HERE and decide if this is your next step to a better  more improved YOU!

Please feel free to email me directly at kbstyled@gmail.com with any questions that you may have.  

Join us on Monday 3/27/17 for the next round of FASTer Way to Fatloss.  The first week is considered "prep week" and then you will jump right into fasting, tracking your foods, and working out.  Should you choose to jump on board, not only am I happy to answer your questions but you will also have a full week to get acclimated to the program!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read todays post and I appreciate you allowing me to share more with you as well!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Red Gingham Ruffle Top






Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Red gingham with ruffles...this top gives me all the heart eyes!  There's something a little country about this top (all you Southern girls know what I mean) yet it is so modern and chic.  Gingham is trending this spring season and this top is the perfect transitional piece.  

Pair it with a great pair of white skinny jeans and strappy open toe heels for a night out or with some distressed denim shorts and a pair of sneakers (love these) for an even more casual dressed down look.  This top also comes in a black & white gingham.

Are you on board with the gingham trend?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful Friday!  TGIF!

p.s you can shop this look by clicking on any of the images below!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Python Print Maxi - Tart Collections





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Taking a walk on the wild side today in this bold python maxi dress from Tart Collections.  Take this dress with you on vacation to use as a daytime coverup and then wear it out to dinner at night.  It's the perfect piece to transition from day to night...it is such a statement maker.

I've paired it with a great denim jacket and my favorite sneakers for a more casual daytime look.  We are heading to Anguilla in a few weeks and this dress is definitely coming with me!  It is so light and airy and can easily be folded up in your beach bag too!

Plus who doesn't love a bold animal print?!

Where are you going for vacation this year?!  

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Palm Print




Spring and summer wouldn't be the same without a palm print piece or two in your wardrobe.  Although palm prints personally make me think of tropical destinations, you don't need to be heading somewhere tropical or going to a luau to wear a palm print piece!

Palm prints have evolved over the last couple of years and they have become much more modern and chic.  From head to toe palm print to a little subtle nod here and there, however you choose to wear it you are sure to be on trend.

I've rounded up some of my favorite palm print pieces...I'm sooooo obsessed with the swimsuits and the bomber jacket!  You can click on the image (within the collage) to shop the piece if you wish to.

Who else loves palm prints?!

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



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Freshening Up My Beauty Routine with NuFACE




Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


I've recently been introduced to the NuFACE Mini Toning device through the Glow & Go Collection and I've got to say that I now can't imagine not using this as part of my regular beauty routine.  I had previously heard great things about it and even have some friends who use it but I wasn't sure that I would benefit from a facial toning device...boy was I wrong!

I realized the importance of taking care of my skin in my 20's and as the years have passed, I've put even more emphasis on my personal skin care routine.  Over time, I've also noticed that my skin isn't as full or firm as it used to be.  Lucky for me, the NuFACE Mini Toning device has help me target those areas that are a little less firm/defined such as my cheeks, jawline, and chin.  After several uses, I am definitely noticing a difference and to be honest, I'm HOOKED!

The NuFACE mini uses microcurrent technology to gently stimulate your skin providing a quick and easy 5-minute facial lift.  After using it, my skin feels much more toned, firm, and defined.

What I love most is that it only takes 5 minutes and this kit is easy to pack up and take with you.  You can use your NuFACE anywhere...at home, on vacation, in the car, etc.  I'll personally be carrying mine with me when we travel to Anguilla in April!

The kit also comes with a gel primer, prep-n-glow cloths, and this adorable vegan leather bag.

I'm so thrilled that NuFACE is now a part of my beauty routine.  Let me know if you have any questions...I'd be happy to answer them based on my experience!

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

*Thank you to NuFACE for freshening up my beauty routine with the Glow & Go kit.  All opinions are based on my personal experience and are 100% my own.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pink Bell Sleeve Cold Shoulder Top





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Bell sleeves, cold shoulder, and peplum all wrapped up into one pretty little package!  This gorgeous top is so feminine and floaty.  The high slits on the bell sleeve add an extra special touch and even more movement.  And how pretty is this soft pink color?!  It also comes in black and an ivory color with a subtle leaf print.

And I must share with you all that these boyfriend jeans are my absolute FAVORITE pair right now!  From the wash, to the perfectly ripped knees, to the overall fit...I simply cannot get enough of these and have been wearing them daily.  I love the wide cuff at the bottom as well...they really flatter my shorter frame.  You can wear them cuffed or un-cuffed.  

What pieces are you loving for spring?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great start to your week!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Floral Mesh Dress with Camo Jacket






Photogprahy by Madi Flournoy Henderson


This floral dress is an absolute dream...it is so feminine, the color combo is beautiful, and the fit is amazing.  The mesh overlay, the delicate ties, and the handkerchief hem are special touches that make this dress even more unique.  AND...I love pairing ultra feminine dresses with something a little less expected like this camo jacket.

I polished this look with this stunning rose colored oversized clutch and my go-to pair of nude heels!

What do you think of floral and camo paired together?!

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

p.s you can shop this look by clicking on any of the images below!