Hello 2018, Hello Possibility!

We are half way through the first month of the new year and I want to know how those resolutions are holding up? For me 2018 brings possibility as I shift  some major lifestyle changes! Hello 2018, hello possibility!

So, let’s start with the BIG gap since my last post. Where have I been? Weell, the Monday after Thanksgiving I resigned from my job- right at the beginning of the department’s busiest time of year. Then you throw Holidays and planning a 1st birthday party on top. Just for fun, mix in said almost one year old not sleeping through the night. All adds up to 5 crazy insanely busy sleep deprived weeks!  There were a few peeps from me on Insta stories and a couple of <3 to my girls. Seriously so busy not even time for social media- it has been nuts! Last week was the first week that there was not an insanely long to-do list to squeeze into the day and I finally had time to sit down and think about this site.

Tell me, how were your holidays? Mine was extended over many days which my son absolutely loved!

Now that we are caught up on why I went pretty much radio silence, let’s talk about 2018. For me, this is a year of possibility and adventure!  I am beyond excited to see how this year unfolds as my new role of stay-at-home Mom shapes into routine. We are just now starting to fall into anything that can resemble a schedule but it’s only been a few weeks. I am enjoying this more time with my littles; so far it’s been a great change for our family!

I suspect this site will more than likely see some shifts and slight changes with me through the year. As much as I love to connect and bring content that makes you want to come back for the next post- this is space was created as my outlet to share a few things of who I am other than a Mom. Probably a lot more casual outfits- already thinking about easy and cute spring shoes! But in all seriousness, I see some more realness and inspiration on managing the every day like efficient workouts for a busy schedule & not-so-bad-for-you yummy treats!

Plaid Dress | Style in Shape

Winter Dress Inspo | Style In ShapeDress: LaCrique Boutique
OTK Boots: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Watch: Misfit Shine
Earrings: Sugarfix by BaubleBar for Target



Mixing Textures for Winter

Faux leather leggings are a must have in your closet. If you have not tried a pair, I promise they will quickly become one of your most favorite pairs of leggings. Super comfy and stylish! They work with lots of options and are fun for mixing textures for winter! The pair of faux leather leggings I wore for about four seasons needed to be replaced this year. I picked up this pair but sadly they sold out over the weekend since they were marked for under $15! These and these are good alternatives! I paired my leggings with a knit […]

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Sequined Skirt Dressy or Casual

Sequined Skirt Two Ways | Style In Shape

Sometimes you buy a sequined skirt with no clue where to wear it but immediately vision a few ways on how to style it! I am sharing today two ways to style a sequined skirt dressy or casual! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Did you participate in my parade workout? I had a bit of trouble keeping up with it while cooking. My hubs came down with the flu so we ended up staying home for Thanksgiving. I some how managed to whip up all our favorites dishes last minute (and I am NOT the chef of the […]

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Shop Small Saturday + Dayton Local Giveaway

I gave a little sneak peak last weekend on Insta-stories and today is the BIG reveal! Girls, I am so excited about this post! I had the pleasure to meet up with two other Dayton bloggers (who also happen to be Style Collective members!) and then we teamed up with some of our favorite local shops for one epic giveaway! We are all about Shop Small Saturday here in Dayton! Before I dive in about the fabulous local shops let me direct you to the two other bloggers in on this collaboration. Pia from Merlot and Chat is a travel, […]

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Thanksgiving Day Parade Workout

It is Thanksgiving week!  The feast we eat this Thursday is my favorite meal of the year. I do not hesitate to indulge in all the potatoes, stuffing and pies- oh and the wine! After all it is a meal only made once a year and I am all about balance. With that being said, Thanksgiving should not be a day to skip out on a workout. Even a small one will make you feel better about wishing you wore elastic waist pants later that day! This year I am going to do this Thanksgiving Day Parade Workout I created in […]

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Stylish Comfy Holiday Travel Look

With extended family dispersed around the Midwest, my household usually travels for Thanksgiving. Fortunately for us it is usually only a three to four hour car ride. Nevertheless, I still want to wear a super comfy outfit for our little road trip. With all the cute sweaters in the stores right now it is easy to create a stylish comfy holiday travel look! The sweater I am wearing to create this look is from a previous Victoria’s Secret collection. It is a multi-way sweater that can be worn as a cowl neck, off the shoulder, or one shoulder like I […]

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6 Shoulder Stretches

6 Stretches for the Shoulders | Style in Shape

Between holding babies, often while carrying diaper and/or grocery bags, and keeping my house in order — all after a long day sitting in front of a computer — there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t benefit from a good should stretch. This is an often forgotten part of the body that we really put through the paces every day, so today I am sharing the 6 shoulder stretches that really help me recover and feel refreshed at the end of a tough day. These stretches are quick and easy, but don’t be fooled — they are […]

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Ruffle Bomber Jacket

Ruffle Bomber Jacket | Style In Shape

It’s safe to say that my obsession for outerwear is always present (but it kicks into high gear when the weather turns cool!). So when I saw this ruffle bomber jacket at Kohl’s over the summer, I knew it would be a great addition to my jacket collection. Little did I know that ruffle bomber jackets would be so popular for fall this year! Have you seen this one at Target? I was there the other day, and loved the feel of the material! (and under $30!) I’m pretty sure I am channeling the 80’s or 90’s in this outfit because something […]

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Take 10 Challenge

Hey gals! As I mentioned briefly before the guest post from Ladies, Lattes and Lifting, I have been working on a fitness calendar and I’m rolling it out for the month of November! With the holidays approaching, we will all be facing the time crunch to get those to-do lists done. I stand by my belief that you can make meaningful progress toward your health and fitness goals by dedicating just 10 minutes a day. The key is to be consistent! With that in mind I have created my first ever Take 10 Challenge! The challenge is to set aside […]

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Guest Blogger: Workout with Ladies Lattes and Lifting

Today I have Style In Shape’s very first guest blogger: Ladies, Lattes, and Lifting! Get to know a little about Faith and try this killer workout she is sharing today! Faith has some serious #gainsgoals and I can’t wait to do this workout later today! Make sure you pop over to her blog to check out my post I wrote for her readers today as well! (PS-I have a fun new monthly workout calendar to share! Look for more information this afternoon!) Guest Post: 20 Minute AMRAP At-Home Workout with BONUS Abs What a great opportunity to be able to […]

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