Her Fashioned Life

An Austin-based fashion, beauty and health blog.

Shopbop Sale – What To Buy

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Shopbob sale

T-Shirt // Skirt // Jacket // Sneakers // Socks // Similar bag // Earrings // Necklace

Shopbop sale

Hi Everyone! The Shopbob “spend more, save more” sale is here, and it’s time to stock up on Spring/Summer must-have pieces! From summer dresses to pretty sandals and straw bags, you will not have a problem finding exactly what you need to carry you through the summer months.  I have put together a couple of outfits for you and a shoppable gallery of my edit below. Start scrolling and start saving! (at least that’s what I tell my husband 😉


Travel Day

This cozy but chic outfit is perfect for travel or errands around town. The structured denim mixed with flowy jersey gives this look interest. I have Puma sneakers and LOVE them! These give you a chunky feel without going overboard.

 


Chic Day Out

I mean this dress is everything! Love the neutral brown color and details on the dress! Accessories give texture for interest here!


Summer Parties

Fresh white dresses are my favorite! Pair them with neutrals or add a pop of color with accessories. Styling options are unlimited.


Vacation Dinner

How fun is this cute dress?! I love the colors for tons of options with accessories. A denim jacket would be cute layered over as well.


Casual Beach Days

Nothing better that a maxi shirt dress for a ultimate beach day look! Adding the pop of yellow will give you more summer vibes and lets talk about this cute bag!!!


Shopbop Edit For Summer


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Orangetheory

Orangetheory Transformation Challenge Review

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Orangetheory Fitness Workout Challenge

Orangetheory Fitness Transformation Challenge

I just finished up the Orangetheory Transformation Challenge! This challenge is eight weeks long. As I mentioned in this past post, I would update you on what I thought of the challenge. Let me start by saying I have never been on a “diet,” entered a fitness challenge or anything like that. I workout and eat right in my everyday life, so I thought that was enough. However, joining the challenge gave me the motivation to go work out on days I really didn’t want to and say no to empty calories such as candy at the movies, which is totally my weakness!

Orangetheory runs this challenge is done once a year there are two winners. One female and one male that will win $5,000.00 each for the most weight lost!  #motivation

What is involved in this challenge?

Workouts

As part of the Orangetheory challenge and to be eligible to win the prize money, you are required to work out three days a week for 6 out of the eight weeks. There will be a large chart there for you to mark the days you attend class.

Diet

You will also be required to keep a food log. I was so not looking forward to this at all, but it turned out to be my favorite part! There is, of course, an app for that. The app makes it super easy. You start by inputting your stats, including weight, height and such. Then you add your goal weight. It will tell you what your daily calorie goal needs to be to get to your ideal weight. You can scan bar codes, add food in manually and also choose repeat foods you eat daily. I’m a creature of habit, so this feature was handy to me. It was so interesting to keep track of calories and very motivating!

Coaching

You will be assigned an Orangetheory coach that will be available to you by email for any of your fitness questions. They can also help you with suggesting diet changes. Your food log will need to be turned into them weekly.


If you are a follower of mine you already know I’m a long time fan of Orangetheory. However, entering this challenge has been eye-opening. I loved how motivating it was to be a part of this! I highly recommend it!

Orangetheory Fitness Workout Challenge

Orangetheory Fitness Workout Challenge

Orangetheory Fitness Workout Challenge

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How do you feel about workout challenges? Leave me a comment below if you have ever entered one!

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A Styling Guide To Borrowed From The Boys

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Borrowed From The Boys

A good borrowed from the boys look is one of my favorite ways to put an outfit together. I have gone through the 4 Menswear Pieces For A Girl’s Closet and now let’s talk more about how to put it all together!

The key thing to keep in mind is creating juxtaposition or contrast in your outfit. The menswear piece can be fitted or oversized to your liking, just remember to pair it with feminine details. I choose my Chanel mini for both of these looks because it has such a beautiful, feminine feel.

Your shoe choice should also fall into the stiletto heel category unless you’re going for a more sporty look such as here.

A bold red lip for date-night is always a good idea, especially when wearing menswear.

The colors that are paired with a suit also will create contrast. In this post, the maroon velvet is gorgeous with the pinstripe suit!

In one of the pictures below, I changed out the heels for a block heel gold menswear Gucci, which shoe do you like better? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Blazer Edit


Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Blazer Edit


Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Pant Edit


 

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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orangetheory

What You Need To Know About Orangetheory

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Orangetheory Fitness

If you follow me on social media, you know how much I’m at Orangetheory. I’ve been going 3-4 times a week for over a year and never get bored of it! This high-intensity workout complement my LaGree and Pilates toning workouts perfectly!

So what is Orangetheory?

Orangetheory is a one-hour workout that focuses on training, endurance, strength, and power. It is a heart rate based interval training. They are known for the heart rate monitor that is either worn on your wrist, chest or arm. These options are entirely your personal preference. There is a cost difference between the options. I have found the chest monitor works best for me because I do not have to remember to charge it.

You will see there are several screens around the room. Everyone will have a separate personal box that will state in real time what your name is, calorie burn, heart rate, and splat points are. Your box will also be a color, either grey, blue, green, orange or red. These colors all represent a different heart rate zone.

The theory behind Orangetheory is that you want to spend 12 minutes or more in the orange or red zone. When you do this for one minute, you earn a splat point.

Why do you want splat points?

When you earn a splat point, you are using 85% or more of your heart rate capacity, and you will be burning more calories throughout the day.

What do you do in class?

There are three main areas to workout in, treadmill, row, and floor. There are also a couple of spin bikes and an elliptical to substitute either row or treadmill. I usually use the spin bike instead of a rower because I enjoy it more and therefore I work harder at it.

The treadmills have flex step technology. I can completely notice a difference between the gym that I hear people pounding on and the ones at Orangetheory. The flex step is softer on your joints and more bouncy. However, I opt to powerwalk instead of run because of my knees.

Every class will be different. I have been attending classes for over a year and cannot remember two that were alike. Some days you might be on the treadmill for half the class, and another day you might be 10 minutes treadmill, 10 minutes rower and 10 min floor for the whole hour. The one thing you can count on is you will always have a new workout to look forward to!

The floor exercises are a favorite of mine! Here the different equipment used is a boso ball, ab dollies, weights, TRX, and mat work. The exercise options are endless and changed daily.

Power metrics such as jumping, hoping and such can always be altered to fit your needs.

Do I have to get in shape before I start?

There will be people attending classes that are pregnant, injured and out of shape doing the workout. Whatever your level is know that you are the one in charge of how hard you push yourself and what your body can handle. So not you do not have to be in shape before you start at all.

Everyone is at an individual pace, and there is no judgment at Orange Theory ever! The workout space is somewhat dark, music is turned up, and your motivating coach will be on the mic directing everyone what to do. Most people get into a zone in this fast-paced environment and focus on their workout and not yours.

Anybody Can Do This Workout At Whatever Level They Are Comfotable With!

See The Results.

After every class, you will get an email with a chart detailing how many calories you burnt and your splat point totals. This information is also available on the OT app for your phone.

How Do I Start?

You can use this link HERE to get a free week of workouts. USE CODE OTFASHIONED. However, only this is for a limited time; the general offer is one free workout so do take advantage of this to see if Orangetheory is right for you.

What to know before your first class.

For your first class arrive 30 minutes early. You will need to sign paperwork, get your heart rate monitor. The coach will also take you inside the workout space to go over everything you need to know such as how to read the OT heart rate screen, correctly row and use the equipment.

I honestly love Orangetheory because of the changes I’ve seen in my body and well being. I thought I was working out as hard asl I could though… until I started the Orangetheory challenge! This has pushed me to limits I didn’t even think about pushing myself too!

I’ll tell you all about this 8-week challenge in my next Orangetheory post!

Use code OTFashioned when signing up.


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Full Body IPL Treatment

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Getting a full body IPL spot treatment (scroll down for before/after pictures) is one of my favorite anti-aging procedures. I received my first treatment in my mid 30’s and was immediately addicted to how clear my skin was afterward!

I have had four more since then, over 15 years. Always during the winter months so that my skin that has been treated will be entirely covered while it heals. It’s also essential not have any sun exposure during the healing time. If you do, then using a sunscreen with a physical block (Zinc Oxide) is highly recommended.

What’s The Treatment Like

Unlike an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment on the face, there usually is not numbing cream applied before a body treatment. You shouldn’t need it. The sensation you feel will be like a rubber band flicking you. It’s very manageable. Trust me, I’m a big baby when it comes to pain, and I’ve never needed numbing cream. For me, alot of this treatment is focused on my arms. They are usually wholly treated. The rest of my body, belly, legs, and back are only treated where there are dark sunspots.

The spot treatment moves very fast and doesn’t usually take more than 20 minutes in total.

Aftercare

The only real aftercare you will need is to keep the treated areas out of the sun. However, I do highly suggest having this cream on hand to apply after an IPL procedure.  It’s a french emulsion that addresses burns.  I use it after any laser treatment I get. This cream soothes and speeds the healing process. Spread it on very thick, and your skin will absorb it quickly. You can put as many layers on as you need.

If you do have sun exposure, a physical sunscreen such as this one is ideal.

What you will see on your treated areas are the dark spots getting darker and eventually flaking off. Sometimes it can take three weeks for them to entirely on your body. Your face happens much quicker.

Choosing Your Doctor

Choosing your doctor is the most critical part of getting an IPL done. I have been severely burnt before. Not fun you don’t want to go there. If that does happen though just know that your skin eventually will even out, and the result from the burn, which is striping, will fade.

Luckily, laser technology evolves very quickly, and the new machines out there can prevent this from happening. What device your doctor will be using is import to know.

If your in or around Austin, I highly recommend Dr. Saxon. She is a top-rated expert in her field. Dr. Saxon also has the newest, best machine out there that I have seen. It’s called an ICON IPL machine and has a handheld device that will measure the melanin in your skin. It then sets the exact setting for your skin type. This way there is not any guessing or burning. You can safely achieve clear skin without the chance of burning!

Before

After


 

Having had melanoma skin cancer in my past, I do suggest you see your dermatologist to get cleared before having this treatment. Hopefully, you are going for yearly skin checks already.


In Collaboration with Saxon MD

 

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monochrome dressing

How To Nail A Monochrome Outfit

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Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Dress // Trench // Heels // Clutch // Earrings // Diamond Necklace

Monochrome Styling

Monochrome dressing is one of my favorite ways to put an outfit together!  It’s also the easiest way to a chic look. When you know how to do it well, dressing in all one color looks expensive, thought-out and just good!

The secrete is to mix up textures. Choose a fuzzy white knit with a white satin skirt and white boots. However, you can look to styling a simple day look also. Try a denim on denim outfit or pair a blue silk top with blue denim jeans and blue suede sandals.

Mixing color tones will also give your outfit more interest. In this post, I have velvet, cotton and patent leather all in blush tones. This outfit is such a great Valentines Day look but would also be amazing any time of the year.



Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

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Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

In Collaboration with Dooney & Bourke

Photography by Cathy Sunu

Location Hotel Ella

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Molekule air purifier

Molekule – An Air Purifier Unlike Any Other

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Molekule Air-Purifier

The Molekule air-purifier has quite simply changed the quality of my families life. My husband is a long time cedar fever allergy suffer. Living in Austin, TX, he can expect severe allergies for three months of the year! He usually has to take medicine 24/7 to get through the cedar season. It’s a horrible thing to know what you’re bound to go through every year!

Since we have started cleaning our indoor air with the state of the art Molekule air-purifier that has changed, he still takes medicine. However, he does not have to 24/7, and he sleeps much, much better at night. I do not have air-born allergies, but I also feel such a difference in our air quality. My sinuses have been more open, and I even sleep better because I’m able to breath better with pure air in the house!

I love the fact that VOC’s, air-born viruses (flu-season) molds and toxins are all eliminated from my indoor breathing air from using this air-purifier! I kid you not the air smells so much fresher in the house!

The Path To Pure Air

Expect More From Your Purifier

You can find out more about the very cool science behind this air-purifier and get details on how to purchase yours from Molekule here.

I honestly never thought we needed an air-purifier.  I wasn’t aware of what the right equipment could do for the air my family breaths. Now I think it’s a priority in the household!


In Collaboration with Molekule

 

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Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

5 Ways To Dress Sexy But Stay Chic On Valentine’s Day

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Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Dress // Heels, Similar // Clutch, Similar // Necklace, Coin Necklace // Sunglasses // Earrings // Belt, Dupe

Valentine’s Day Dressing

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have what to wear on your mind? Well, don’t worry; I have you covered! If you’re headed out for a romantic dinner, you will want to dress to impress your partner. However, if you want to also be on the chic side and not be overly sexy follow these tips below.

Date-Night Styling Tips

  • Pick a body part to be uncovered. So, don’t leave your chest uncovered, and your legs with a short dress. This dress I’m wearing here is very short, but the rest of my body is fully covered, so I’m not giving out that going clubbing feel.

Also, note this dress is made shorter by wearing a belt. You can style it with sneakers and no belt for a very day-friendly look.

  • Choose a shiny, sparkly piece to look sexy in, such as I did here. You do not have to have skin exposed at all to shine and catch his eye. Especially with a semi-sheer, sequin top or this one-shoulder top. Pair it with a tailored pair of pants and heels for a date-night look!
  • Try a little leather to give yourself an edgy look. Start with a sexy, satin slip dress and layer a leather moto jacket over it — the perfect way to contrast dress in my book.
  • Girls have been wearing tight sweaters since the ’50s to show off their assets without revealing too much. Wear a tight cashmere sweater in a color that flatters you with leather leggings, add gorgeous heels, and you will not disappoint!
  • Animal prints can also have the same effect. I love a button-up, silk, leopard print top with a leather mini skirt and heels! Add some gold hoops and necklaces to give a little sparkle to your look!

Daytime Options

Hopefully, that covers your night out. Are you looking for help for a cute daytime outfit for your kiddos class parties and such? Be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day shirt edit!

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

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Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Shirt // Pants // Sneakers // Choker // Coin Necklace, similar // Earrings

Valentines Day Graphic Tee

Valentines Day is almost here, and I wanted to get my graphic t-shirt edit out to you. These shirts will have you covered for all of your casual February outfits. I love picking up a good tee this time of year because not only is it perfect for your class parties, it’s also perfect year around! You can wear these fun graphic t-shirts under blazers for a street style touch. The sweatshirts are also perfect for spring weather paired with shorts and skirts.

For Valentines Day Gift ideas see my post here, How To Make Valentines Day Extraordinary By Spending Less

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Shirts: LuxRox Boutique

 

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The Trend That Is Sticking Around For 2019

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Dress // Boots // Clutch // Belt, Dupe // Sunglasses // Gold Earrings // Chain Necklace

Animal Magic

The new year is always full of fresh starts, promises, and new fashion trends! Although, sometimes a trend will stay around longer than a year, and that is most certainly the case with  Leopard print. Everybody had a major leopard mood last year, and you can expect it that mood to stay around for 2019.

However, this year not only will the classic black-and-tan colors be hot.  You can expect this wild print will show up in vibrant colors such as red and purple.

Leopard print is a classic print and NOT trendy, although it will be “trending” big again. If you choose a colored fabric for this pattern, that will be a trendy piece.


My Leopard Dress

This fun leopard print dress has flirty ruffles along the bottom and pleated details at the neckline. This dress will easily transition from winter to summer by styling it with different accessories. Here, I have belted it with my go-to Gucci belt to give my waist more definition. Adding the red clutch adds a pop of color and interest to the outfit.

I’m a bit obsessed with the scrunch boot style lately, and these boots are just gorgeous! They pair perfectly with denim as well, and I love the wooden heel detail!

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

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print trend leopard



 

Dress: LuxRox Boutique

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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