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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

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outfit one :: c/o albion fit romper | c/o swell bottle | nike shoes | c/o kendra scott earrings | ray ban sunglasses

outfit two :: c/o albion fit shorts | c/o albion fit tank | c/o albion fit sports bra | c/o sip by swell bottle | kendra scott nail polish in black onyx | nike shoes | ray ban sunglasses | photography by heidi geldhauser

I don't know if any you can relate, but this summer I lost my fitness "mojo." Between a lot of travel, weekends at the lake and a lack of structured daily schedule, I feel off the band wagon of clean eating and regular intense workouts...and by the time school started last month, I was feeling pretty unhappy with where my body and energy were at. 

There's nothing like a the feeling of a new school year and season to feel like a fresh beginning, so with my kiddos back in school and a more structured schedule in place, I decided to make some changes and re-engage my mind and body to get back on the fitness and health train! 

One month later, I am already feeling much better! Although I still have a ways to go to hit my goals, I credit three things to helping motivate me to get my butt back into shape.

1. Stylish, functional workout clothes. It may sound frivolous or superficial, but what you wear to exercise affects your overall view of yourself and thus can impact your workout! I am loving my Albion Fit clothes that are just that...stylish and functional.

As a mom on the go, I don't always have time to shower right after I work out, and often run errands and/or carpool in my fitness clothes. I love the comfort and mid-length of Albion Fit's Sprinter Shorts and this Fitness Romper just might be the the best invention ever! I wear my romper post workout or just as a cute weekend "athleisure" look with sneakers. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know Albion Fit is one of my favorite, go-to brands for flattering fitness and swim wear. The quality and fit are amazing! I am excited to team up with Albion Fit to giveaway THREE $75 Albion Fit gift cards. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to find out how to enter!

2. Orange Theory Fitness. I have heard the best things about Orange Theory Fitness over the past year and know so many women who credit this workout for major changes to their bodies. When a new Orange Theory recently opened near my home, I had to try it! All I can say is that this intense 60-minute workout is addicting! It's fun, always different and never boring and pushes me to work harder than I think I can each and every class. I hit Orange Theory hard starting about three weeks before traveling to New York Fashion Week, went 4-5 times a week and started to see results by week three. My energy levels have been up and I feel stronger than I have in months!

If you live near the Sugarloaf/Duluth area of North Atlanta, I would love for you to come join me for a complementary class  at the new Duluth location! Simply email me at lauren@editbylauren.com to set a time. {The owners of my gym also own a location in Peachtree Corners and in Hamilton Mill/Buford, so I can also set you up at one of these locations if that is more convenient for you!}

3. Advocare products. Last but not least, a good friend with one of the strongest physiques I know, hooked me up with some amazing Advocare products to help me jumpstart my new fitness regime. I have starting to incorporate some of these products into my daily routine and am loving them and totally feeling a difference in my energy levels while working out and throughout the day. I'll be posting more about these products soon, but the two products I currently cannot live without are Spark and Catalyst. The first thing I do when I wake up each morning {even before my coffee!} is drink a glass of Spark mixed into water, and take three Catalyst tablets. Spark tastes SO good and so refreshing that I look forward to it each morning. {My favorite flavors are grape, cheery and lime aid.} It gives me so much energy! Catalyst is an amino acid supplement  that helps define muscle tone, muscle repair and also helps with energy. These two are a power combo and I repeat this combo each afternoon as well. For more info, feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com or reach out to my friend, Alex Woolverton, who is a wealth of knowledge and super helpful! Tell her Lauren referred you. :)

Like I mentioned above, I am excited to team up with Albion Fit to GIVEAWAY THREE $75 GIFT CARDS! There are two ways to enter, for two entries total. 

1. Pin any pic from this post onto your Pinterest page. {Simply hover your mouse over a pic and you'll see the "pin it" icon pop up!} Comment on this post that you did. {For a bonus entry, follow me on Pinterest here and comment that you did!}

2. Head over to my Instagram page @laurenlefevre around 6:30pm tonight and enter on my Instagram post featuring one of the the Albion Fit pics.

Stylishly yours,

 

 

sonesta HHI

Casual Outfit Inspiration, TravelLaurenComment

I had the great privilege of taking a three-day "road-trip" with two of my best blogger friends to Hilton Head Island last week. I grew up on Hilton Head as a child and travel back each summer, but had never stayed at the gorgeous Sonesta HHI resort and was in for a total treat!

We arrived on the island in style in a fab Mercedes SUV complements of Sixt Rent a Car. How gorg are those skies?!

{c/o wala swim one-piece | c/o wala swim coverup | c/o sole society tote | forever 21 hat | le spec sunglasses | similar earrings} **take 20% off this swimsuit and coverup with code LAURENSLOVES20**

Sonesta Hilton Head Island is nestled into one of my favorite parts of the island in the Shipyard Plantation, and is a recently renovated beachfront resort featuring gorgeous decor, beautiful pools, a relaxing spa and amazing on-site restaurants. It's truly a place you feel like you don't need to leave for anything once you arrive!

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{c/o wala swim cover-ups left to right :: jessica | lauren | tara | similar hat}

Sonesta's pools are spacious {and provide zero entry for the kiddos!} and the grounds are pristine. This pretty pond/fountain area is at the center of the resort, between the pool and the beach, and features hammocks for relaxing around it.

{c/o wala swim bathing suit, take 20% off with code LAURENSLOVES20 | c/o white elephant designs hat  | le spec sunglasses | c/o tillow beach towel}

I cannot speak highly enough about Sonesta's restaurants, Seacrest for casual patio dining and Heyward's Restaurant! Both have amazing cuisine and fresh seafood among the ample options. I highly recommend Sonesta's signiture blood-orange mojito poolside and Heyward's crab cakes and filet!

{c/o yumi kim dress, also available hererebecca minkoff bag | ivanka trump sandals | similar earrings}

We also enjoyed some spa time at Sonesta and my massage was one of the best I've had. The post-massage foot soak and lavender-infused champagne was an amazing bonus!

{c/o white elephant designs tote, cup and hat | anthropologie swimsuit, also available in a slightly different style here | bauble bar earrings | ray ban sunglasses}

Sonesta Hilton Head Island is the perfect island-resort for singles, couples and families alike. i cannot wait to take my husband and kiddos to visit soon, to enjoy Sonesta's grounds and amenities as a family. I highly recommend this resort as you plan your next beach vacation or weekend getaway!

Stay tuned for part two of our blogger road trip coming to the blog Saturday!

Stylishly yours,

skinfix

Beauty & HairLauren1 Comment

I love trying new skincare and body products...especially when the ingrediants are healing, natural and safe to use on the entire family. My five-year-old daughter, Lily, now shares my excitement for testing out new products. When a package full of Skinfix products, including two products formulated especially for kids, arrived at our door, we were both thrilled!

Skinfix Baby and Body products {available at Target} have everything to keep skin healthy for the entire family. These products are founded from a powerful, healing balm, with over a century of proven efficiency, and this line has won numerous awards to prove it!

Here's a rundown on my family's new Skinfix product obsession ::

The Cleansing Oil Wash is a light, foaming body cleanser, perfect for everyday use for dry skin. I love this showering essential because it leaves my clean yet skin super soft and supple thanks to natural ingredients of jojoba and sunflower oils. I've been using it to shave, too!

The Daily Lotion is truly one of the most perfect moisturizer I've tried. It is lightweight, extremely moisturizing {yet non-greasy} and full of natural emollient oils and shea butter. I apply this after using the Cleansing Oil Wash in the shower to lock in moisture for super soft skin. Even my hubby uses it!

The Ultra Rich Hand Cream is a must for an on-the-go mom like me who washes my hands more times in a day than I can count! It uses coconut and sunflower to instantly heal cracking and aloe, chamomile and calendula to soothe dryness and protect. Amazing stuff!

The Lip Repair Balm has been going with me everywhere, since I am someone who needs hydration on my lips 24/7. I love that it hydrates on contact, keeps my lips soft and pretty and that it is free of all the "bad stuff" so many lip balms contain! My kids are big fans of it, too.

The Gentle Baby Hair and Body Wash is great for babies and kids alike. {My daughter loves the purple packaging, too!} It's free of sulfates, fragrances, parabens, soy and nut ingredients, making it safe and super gentle for a tear-free bath time. This two-in-one formula is perfect for babies and kiddos with eczema. My kids' skin and hair have both become soft with use!

The Gentle Baby Moisturizing Lotion is a must in keeping babies/kids skin soft and free of dry patches. We have been incorporating this lotion into our after-bath routine and my kids just love the way it makes their skin feel! Like the wash, this lotion is 98% natural, free of harsh chemicals, fragrance and nut ingredients. It's packed with vitamins and botanicals that work instantly and absorb quickly so that my kids can jump right into their PJ's without that sticky feeling. I am especially happy to have this lotion this summer to counteract the dryness that comes from daily swimming pool trips.

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to your nearest Target to stock up on Skinfix or order online. Summer is almost here, and Skinfix is sure to help your skin look its very best!

Stylishly yours,

Thank you to Skinfix for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Photography by Shannon Cole.

 

 

 

 

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