Kettlebell Swing Sets

Quick, efficient, compound. All reasons why I love a good kettlebell workout! Kettlebell swings alone work core, back, shoulders, quads, hamstrings and gluts while blasting metabolism in a single movement. Amazing.  Today I have a kettlebell swing sets workout that is full body routine that I know you’re going to love! I personally love to do kettlebell swings. They make me almost feel like a kid playing. I enjoy them more than squats due to the momentum of the swing. So fun (or at least I think so!) You know I am all about maximum efficiency when it comes to […]

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#ONREPEAT: Three Pieces for Winter

3 Pieces for Winter | Style in Shape

At the end of October I picked up a couple of items for the upcoming colder weather that I fell in love with- I have worn them so much that they are all #ONREPEAT. Three pieces for winter that I can not stop wearing! Jennifer Lopez Ribbed Dolman Sweater, org $54 The ruby color of this sweater is what attracted me to it. Admittedly I did not think I would like the cut of this sweater on me but order anyway because of the color. I was so happy when I put it on and saw how it fit. It’s […]

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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 […]

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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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Try a Trend: Monochrome Red

Reports from fashion week are making it clear that red is the color for fall. All shades — from bright red to deep ruby — are in, but monochromatic looks are especially hot! I decided to shop my closet for pieces I already owned to create the current “it” look. I settled on deeper shade of red with a neutral heel to try a trend: monochrome red! I received my blouse as a gift from a friend a few year’s ago who picked it up at Nordstrom Rack. I love the lace detail on the back shoulders! My pants are […]

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5 Pieces for Fall

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Although October is in full effect, you would never know it with this unseasonably warm weather we’ve had in Dayton. However, the cool, crisp fall air has made an appearance this week and given how late it is in the year – it’s probably here to stay. While this probably means a healthy dose of drizzly rain, gusty winds and trees losing those beautiful leaves to accompany those falling temperatures, it’s not all bad. After all, fall fashion is my favorite and I am looking forward to rocking things like the 5 pieces for fall that I am sharing today […]

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Update Basic Fall Uniform for under $150

Happy weekend gals! I love fall, and the weather in October is the best in the midwest. This weekend we are in Michigan visiting family – we are going to a Halloween Party  and have also booked seats for a fall train ride.  Everyone can agree that a basic fall uniform is sweater + jeans + boots, right? These classic outfit pieces always create a wining style- especially during the cooler months. Outfit on repeat. Today I want to share how to elevate the style of the basic fall uniform for under $150 with modern pieces, including designer jeans! My sweater […]

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4 Moves X3 A Full Body Workout

Happy Wednesday babes!  A quick supplement post run workout turned into a full body workout! Targeting biceps, quads and core you’ll work head to toe in no time! The 4 moves x3 will quickly become full body workout favorite. Keep reading to grab all the moves! A few weeks ago I was having a pretty unmotivated week. You know those weeks were you are busy (or maybe not) and no matter what it seems impossible and daunting to actually work out? Seriously, any tips on how to overcome those slums? leave a comment and help a girl out! Yeah I […]

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Fall Date Night Look with Bell Sleeves

A current trend that I am loving this fall are the bell sleeves! They can add so much sass to the most basic top. Today I am sharing a fall date night look with bell sleeves- a fun twist on a classic look! Make the classic white top + denim show some sass with bell sleeves and distressed denim. Such an easy outfit that is effortless stylish! My bell sleeve top is from the A New Day line exclusively found at Target. Have you checked out the new clothing line? This is my first piece! It has good structure with nice […]

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Layer Cold Shoulder For Fall

Guess what? About mid-week the temps dropped to feeling like fall here in Dayton! Yes! Break out the sweaters! At least for a day because it’s warming up again this weekend! But first, let me show you a simple way to layer up a cold shoulder top. When the temps cooled off to below 70 this week I decided to layer up the cold shoulder button up that I was planning to wear to work that day. A knit vest is a perfect layering piece for this! Added warmth of the knit material but still showing off the shoulders a […]

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25 minute Kettlebell Workout

Kettebells are a great tool for exercise! The types of movement with a kettlebell workout promotes functional strength with flexibility. Plus it is cardio and strength all in one which is always a bonus! I’m sharing a 25 minute kettlebell workout that I did last week. Warning- my legs and abs were sore for a few days! #nopainnogain I used a 10lb kettlebell for this workout. If you do not own a kettlebell you can substitute with a dumbbell. Run through each exercise, then repeat the round before moving on. Make sure on those single side exercises that you complete a […]

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Warm Fall Days Style Tips

It was another warm weekend here in Dayton! Fall fashion is my favorite but in these hot humid autumn days no one is thinking about cute sweaters and jackets. Keep reading to for a few of my style tips on how to dress for these warm fall days! It is still warm.. and humid. We turned our air back on this weekend. As much as I’m itching to wear some fall coats and sweaters I will take the around 80 days for as long as I can! It makes fall fashion a little trickier but totally doable with a few […]

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Wife. Mom. Boss. A new perspective on conquering it all

Wife. Mom. Boss.  A new favorite shirt for a Sunday Funday with the fam in my home city. Enjoyed our little afternoon watching trains, sipping cava and eating tacos in the Cleveland Flats. I like to think part of it is due to my new perspective on conquering it all. Continue reading to learn more! Adam travels quite a bit for work but he was fortunate enough to slow (okay pretty much halt) work travel for most of this year since Lil Miss was born. Last month that travel lull came to an end and I had my first rodeo […]

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8 Favorites from the JoyLab Collection

The JoyLab line from Target launched on Sunday. Have you checked it out? I have not popped over to my local store to see what they have but I have eyed some of the pieces online. Today I am sharing eight of my favorites from Target’s new activewear line! Keep reading to see my picks! #1 The Long Sleeve Wrap Shirt Joylab’s cute wrap around tee was the item I was most excited to purchase from the new JoyLab line- apparently I am not alone because there are already limited sizes available in the three color options (blush,  deep olive […]

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