Try A Cozy Crop for Fall

I can not believe it is the last week of September and it is still in the upper 80’s and humid in Dayton! The high temps are to be here for a few more days and I am sure it is the last of the warm weather till 2018.

The nice part to the weather still being so warm is being able to wear those colder season pieces that are sometimes like WTF, when am I supposed to wear this? The answer is right now, when it is humid and 88 but at the end of September when we are to embrace the #PSL and all things fall.

I am pairing a metallic weaved mockneck crop sweater (currently $12, 3 colors)  with wide leg pants  and a low block heel. These photos were shot on the same night as my previous post and it was a windy night! I love the gold chain detail on the shoulders of this sweater. Combined with the rich gold color making the sweater full of dimension. My block heels are still the most comfortable little heel that you really should own. (under $35!)

Christine from Hello, Fashion shared on IG today they had the first snowfall where she lives in Utah. I can not believe it! I’ll embrace our sticky weather for it’s last few days without a complain that is for sure!

Sweater | Pants (similar) | Shoes | Watch | Earrings (similar

The Windowpane OTS Dress

Happy first day of Fall friends! I spotted this shift dress on the clearance rack at Kohl’s and had to grab it! The material is so soft, it is almost flannel like. It has cute tie detail on the sleeves too. This chambray shift dress is the exact dress and unfortunately the windowpane print is out of stock. Possibly available on the clearance rack in the junior section of your local store. I saw today that Loft has a windowpane chocker dress that is soo cute. Look at those belle sleeves! Which belle sleeves are a MAJOR trend this season! I […]

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Why Your Phone Should Be Your Running Buddy

Last week I decided to go for a run on my lunch break. Something I never do but the weather was not too sunny-not too hot-not too cool. Basically a perfect day for a run. In my subdivision all the streets either dead end or dump back into the road used enter/exit our sub. So when a car with only a male driver passed me not once or twice, but five times at an alarming slow speed I was totally creeped out and a little frightened. I was glad I listened to my intuition and brought my phone for my […]

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Blog Talk: Everything, Nothing and So Much More + a GIVEAWAY!

I’ve sat down to write this post so many times hoping direction would find me. I had anticipated to write a great post with meaning or inspiration. Anything that is not rambling but as it turns out- that’s all I have to offer to celebrate Style In Shape’s half birthday! .. oh, plus a giveaway! (<– Incentive to keep reading!) That’s right- today I am celebrating this baby blog being 6 months old! The last half a year have been everything, nothing and so much more than I could ever anticipate about running a blog. If you are new to […]

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4 Activewear Trends To Try This Fall

Now that I’m back into my post-baby size I am itching to get my hands on some new activewear! There are some major cute activewear trends for fall that I’m absolutely loving! Keep reading to check out four trends you need to try! A crop sweatshirt While online browsing today I saw a lot of crop sweatshirts and hoodies. Such a cute twist on the basic sweatshirt. I really dig this Nike one and this Adidas hoodie.. I would pair with high waisted leggings for the gym. Or with a long tank and cotton leggings for lounging. <br /> The […]

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Sweatshirt Dress is a MUST for Fall

Hey babes! Sorry for the MIA the rest of last week. We had some yard work done and they happen to cut our internet cable too. Technicians came over the weekend to repair our wires. We are a streaming household (we cut cable over 4 years ago!) so a few days without internet is both challenging and refreshing! One of the fall trends for 2017 that I am loving is the sweatshirt dress! Comfy, cute and easy to dress up or down. They are a must have for early fall weather! Although not this past weekend or upcoming week here. […]

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A PSL Workout

It is PSL season after all- let’s have a little workout pun fun! This quick workout will work arms, core and legs.. oh the legs. Full disclosure, I have totally fallen off the motivational wagon and have slipped on making it to my workouts. I am working on adjusting my focus to the long term effects/goals of a fit lifestyle instead of the quick obtainable ones like fitting back into a fair pair of jeans. For some reason Lil Miss has wanted to party for a few hours every night around 2:30am. This Mama is tired and has hit snooze […]

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Bell Sleeves and Wide Legs

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind, pair a few trends and see how they turn out. But isn’t that what makes fashion and styling fun? I think so! Being that I am barely over five feet tall wide leg pants is a tricky look for me to pull off. I always need to wear tall heels to allow that wide leg to flow. Pairing wide leg pants with a (slight) bell sleeve top is a bold move for me. I was not sure how this would look but I am loving the combo! It works because of […]

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Sunflowers and Gingham

Pairing a perfect early fall activity with an end of summer classic style! Keep reading to find out more! There is this amazing sunflower field in Yellow Springs, Ohio. My husband and I have lived in Dayton for almost 8 years and admittedly this was our first time visiting. The field is gorgeous! However I had no idea what to expect visiting a sunflower field. There are tons of bees! Thankfully the little terrors are drunk on pollen and could care less about us moving through the field. I did not expect the flowers to be so tall or itchy […]

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DIY Protein Bars

I received quite the feedback after a few Instagram postings of the protein bars I enjoyed all summer; including a handful of requests to share the recipe. These protein bars are chewy, customizable and no-bake! Read on to how you can make this easy post workout treat!A snack we can all agree on in my house are protein balls. They satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling too guilty about it.  As much as I enjoy consuming them, they are a labor of love rolling out all those little balls. Sometimes it’s not feasible in my week to make a batch […]

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