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10.23.14

Yummie Jeans

 

Like most young women, I have a guilty pleasure and it rhymes with Shreal Spousewives. . . I’m addicted to the whole franchise but especially RHONY. When the Yummie team reached out to me about doing a post together, I got a little giddy because Heather is my favorite housewife of them all!

 

I’m always so inspired by her smile, positive attitude, and ability to balance it all in the midst of all that craziness. Once I started wearing her jeans and leggings, I had a whole new respect for the empire that she’s building. They fit perfectly, suck in everything that I want sucked in, and flatter like no other. Plus they look and feel wonderfully high end.

 

Want to try them for yourself? The Yummie team is offering Lemon Stripes readers 20% off anything on the entire site with the code YUMMIESTRIPES20 (Valid through 11/5). I recommend sizing down. These are my regular size but I wanted them to be just a smidge tighter.

 

Yummie Jeans

Yummie Jeans

Yummie Jeans

Yummie Jeans

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I’m actually so excited about this post, you guys! When Devon Maryn reached out to me about featuring her work out gear, I got excited for so many reasons. Obviously her line of preppy pants and shorts are right up my alley but also I knew I could collaborate with my husband who is a trainer at one of New York’s most exclusive exercise studios, Inform Fitness.

 

He put together an easy (ok it’s not so easy) 10 minute work out that you can do on those days when you just don’t have the time to make it to the gym. I’m far from a fitness model so take these photos with a grain of salt but the work out actually makes you sore and all you need is a floor and a wall!

 

Obviously do all of this at your own risk. I don’t want anyone getting hurt and suing me! But seriously, the guy is a professional and knows what he’s talking about.

 

1. Start with a plank (1 minute). This is a good warmup to get your blood flowing and your heart pumping, not to mention it works the core to the core (get it?) and the lower back. The key is to make your body a straight line from head to toe, so look down at the ground to keep your spine aligned.
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2. If the plank didn’t kill you, try a bird dog next (30 seconds on each side 2x). This funny looking exercise works the glutes and muscles along the spine for structural support. Get on all fours and lift your leg (either one). Lift opposite arm straight out in front of you. Keep your spine straight by looking straight towards the ground and keep those toes pointed. Squeeze the glutes.
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3. Lift that butt (15 reps on each side, 2x). Lay on the ground with your arms by your two big toes touching each other. Lift one leg over your hips and push through the opposite heal to lift up your lower body. Repeat 15 times in a slow, controlled, and fluid movement. This will give your Hamstrings a good work out.
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4. Next up? Super slow push ups (1 minute) which works your shoulders, triceps, and chest. Place your hands shoulder width apart. Bring chest to the floor as slowly as possible. Push yourself back up. Repeat! Be sure to keep your core tight to prevent back from sagging, which may cause tension in the lower back. Beginner? Do the same routine with your knees on the ground.
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5. Finish up with a wall sit (1-1.5 minutes). This works the glutes and quads. Lean flat against a wall with your feet shoulder width apart. Walk your feet forward until your knees are bent at 90 degrees. Your toes should be off the ground so you are only pushing through the heels. I dare you not to make this face after you hit 60 seconds.
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Thank you to Devon Maryn for sponsoring this post.

 

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Hello from Atlanta, folks. I flew here for work yesterday for a huge nutrition conference. When you work for the new hottest snack company, that’s kind of a thing. . . apparently.

 

The last few weeks have been a blur. Literally I’ve been working from sunrise to sunset and I’m sorry if this post is a bit short. Here’s what I have to say. Stripes are great, plaid is awesome, leopard is chic. Mix them all and you’re good to go. I’m too tired for more but I hope that helps!

 

Also, I love blanket scarves. It’s becoming a problem!

 

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ShopBop

Vests
1 / 2 / 3

Jeans
1 / 2 / 3

Plaid Shirts
1 / 2 / 3

Hats
1 / 2 / 3

 

Twice a year, Shopbop hosts it’s out of this world friends & family sale. Everything is 25% off (pinch me?) for 3 days and it ends tonight at midnight.

 

I always get excited about this sale but this fall I’m having a serious moment with fur vests, plaid shirts, distressed denim, and oversized hats. I can’t decide which of each to buy so help me out by letting me know which ones you want me to style. But hurry, I’ll need to order before the sale ends!

 

Use code FAMILY25 to save 25% on the entire site. Get shopping, folks!