Getting Active with Boden

Getting Active with Boden

First off, I know what you’re thinking…she’s posting an outfit in her yoga pants!  Isn’t Get Your Pretty On supposed to be about getting out of our yoga pants?

Well, the reality is I still spend A LOT of time in mine.  My goal each day is to work out by 10:00 a.m. so that I can shower and get ready for the rest of my day.  But that leaves me with four hours every morning where I’m wearing my yoga clothes.  That’s still a lot of my day spent in them so they need to be comfortable, hold up well wash after wash and look cute too!

When Boden asked me to try out their new active wear collection, I was so excited.  If you’ve ever joined me for a Style Me Pretty Challenge, you already know that I adore all things Boden and their classic British style.

Boden’s new active wear collection is just as high quality and fashionable as you’d expect.  The thickness of the material is perfect.  No thin, flimsy yoga pants here!  The pieces come in great prints and colors too.  My golden retriever Bailey definitely approves.  New yoga clothes for mommy equal more walks for Bailey.  🙂





[Jacket:  c/o Boden/Yoga Pants:  c/o Boden/Workout Tee:  c/o Boden/Shoes:  Nike Roshe]

It’s Your Turn:  Tell me about your yoga pants.  Are you in need of a refresh in your active wear?


Registration for the Build Your Wardrobe Basics Challenge is open now through Thursday at midnight!  Join Cyndi Spivey and me to build your core wardrobe and get 21 days of mix and match outfits.  Sign up and get more information HERE.


The Next Thing You Need | Kendra Scott

The Next Thing You Need | Kendra Scott

Earlier this week, I attended the Cocktails with Kendra event at the new Kendra Scott store in Plano. It was a fun and festive evening where I got to meet the very beautiful and totally down to earth woman behind the brand.

Kendra is one inspiring mama.  In 2002, she started a mini-jewelry collection with just $500 which has grown into a global multi-million dollar brand.  Her Austin-based jewelry line is wildly popular among celebrities but is offered at a price point that we regular women can afford.  As a mom and business woman Kendra believes in putting family first and has remained true to her philosophy of “Family, Fashion and Philanthropy” even as her success has exploded.

photo 5-1_editStaying true to her Austin roots, Kendra’s cocktails featured Austin vodka brand Deep Eddy, mixed into festive holiday blends with names inspired by her collection.

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photo 5_editThe in-store displays are as unique and gorgeous as each piece in her line.  If you’ve been around here for long, you know that I’m obsessed with wearing my Kendra Scott “Rayne” necklace (pictured above) with everything.  It’s the perfect statement piece to add a little something special to any outfit, from a casual tunic and leggings to dressier holiday looks.

Now is a great time to get one for yourself or give it as a gift.  Each piece comes beautifully gift-boxed and shipping is free through midnight December 25th.

[‘Rayne’ Necklace]

My other favorites in her collection include the ‘Danielle’ earrings and their little sister, the ‘Elle’.

[‘Danielle’ Earrings]

[‘Elle’ Earrings]

I discovered some other pieces that I’d love to add to my Kendra Scott collection including this ‘Donna’ long necklace in black.

[‘Donna’ Long Necklace]

The beautiful (and affordable) ‘Dee’ earrings in green.

[‘Dee’ Earrings]

The stunning ‘Cassie’ bracelet in slate.

[‘Cassie’ Bracelet]

And these lovely gold signature ‘Dawn’ medallion earrings.

[‘Dawn’ Medallion Earrings]

There’s still time to get Kendra Scott jewelry for the special women on your gift list and take advantage of free shipping through midnight on December 25th!

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Back to School, Back to Pretty

Back to School, Back to Pretty

The Back to school, Back to Pretty series kicks off today with two big announcements!

First off, I’ll be speaking live today on the David Pollock Beauty Inside Out show on RadioMD. We’ll be talking about back to school pretty and sharing tips for busy moms.

Click this link to listen live beginning at noon ET today!

My second big announcement is my book Get Pretty, Kick Butt!  The Moms’ Guide to Looking Your Best and Getting More Done is now available for download exclusively on Kindle!  I’ll also be sharing tips from the book on the radio show today, so you won’t to miss it.

It’s the perfect back to school guide for busy moms. 

In 30 days or less you’ll:

  • Establish your own Kick Butt Routine using the daily Power Hour planning session
  • Manage your home in easy 15 minute increments
  • Have a simple self-care routine that you can manage EVERY day
  • Spend MORE quality time with your spouse and kids
  • Learn how to use Sundays for a successful start to the week
  • Have a clean, organized closet full of only what you love wearing
  • Find your own sense of style
  • Build go-to outfits that work for all of your daily activities
  • Maintain your wardrobe on a weekly allowance
  • Get fit at home with 20 minute work outs
  • Discover what you’re passionate about and pursue it
  • Stay out of the mom rut with easy maintenance tips

For more information check out this page or get the book HERE!

Be sure to come back on Thursday for the next post in the Back to School, Back to Pretty series where we will be focusing on Goal Setting for Fall.


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Payday Pretty | Must Haves

Payday Pretty | Must Haves

TGIF, pretties!  If you’re new here, Payday Pretty is my regular Friday feature where I encourage women (myself included) to squeeze a little out of the weekly budget to do something pretty for yourself.  I also provide affordable inspiration to spend that allowance on.

You already know that I’m a fan of monthly box services like Birchbox.  They offer an affordable way to try out new products and add little luxuries to my life.  Not to mention I just love the element of surprise!  It’s like getting a birthday gift in my mailbox every month.

Today I want to introduce you to an exciting new monthly box that I recently discovered –  POPSUGAR Must Have.  It’s chock full of fun, full-sized hand-selected items from POPSUGAR’s editors worth over $100!  The selection includes must have fashion, food, beauty, entertainment and home products plus fun extras.

Here’s an example of last month’s loot.

1.  Brokedown Wrap/2.  Safe Haven Book/3.  Revlon Lip Stain Balm/4.  MarieBelle New York’s Tresor Box Chocolates/5.  Sweethearts Candy/6.  Hanky Panky Thong/7.  Connoisseur’s Jewelry Cleanser

The best part…this subscription service costs just $35 a month for over $100 in full-sized products!  They also offer discounts on 3 month, 6 month and yearly subscriptions.


  If you sign up between now and March 31st, you’ll receive $5 off your first POPSUGAR Must Have subscription with coupon code SAVE5PSMH(See Must Have Terms for details.)

That’s just $30 for your first box of full-sized products!  Totally Payday Pretty approved.

For more details and to sign up, go HERE.

It’s Your Turn:  If you could create your own Must Have box of your favorite products, what would you include?  Tell me in the comments!

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