How To Style a Bodysuit 101

I say bodysuit, you say...

a) not since 5th grade

b) you mean a onesie?

c) nope, no thank you.

If any of these options were your answer, we need to talk. The bodysuit, while slightly intimidating/can bring forth flashbacks of "snapping issues" from the days of elementary school bathrooms, can quickly turn into a go-to wardrobe staple.

Kay and Edna - How To Style A Bodysuit

Bodysuit & Shorts

A super simple way to ease bodysuits into your everyday wear is to swap one in for your favorite tee. No need to over think it. If you're feeling self conscious at first, top it with your favorite sweater/jacket.

Bodysuits for Date Night

Whether you're heading out for cocktails on the patio or you're about to get down on the dance floor at your second cousin's wedding, bodysuits are a great alternative for a night out on the town.

Bodysuits in the Bedroom

Perhaps the most obvious way to wear them. Bodysuits are super sexy. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Let's cut right to the chase - no boxes of chocolates and/or red roses for the big V-day. Who decided to put orange creme in a perfectly good chocolate?? And those flowers had better be pink, sir.

This revelation got me thinking about some other alternatives for the "classic" (overdone) gifts exchanged on February 14th.

DIY Heart Box // If you're going to go the card route, let's put a little effort into it. Loving this homemade card box that you can fill with your Valentine's favorite sweets, or maybe jewelry. Some undies? Just sayin.

Dinner at Home // Save some "dough" and create a "heartfelt" dinner right from your own kitchen! (See what I did there?) Find out how to make them here.

Pretty Robe // I don't buy red lingerie for our shop, would you like to know why? Because it reminds me of cheap Valentine's Day lingerie. There, I said it. Go the classy route and get something that won't get shoved to the back of the skivvies drawer for a year.

Sweets // Give me a standard gummy bear and I'll raise you a champagne infused boozy bear.

Vase // What does one do with long stem roses, anyway? I don't imagine they would fit in a standard vase, which would require you to cut them, which in turn would remove their precious long stems. WTF is the point of all that? 

Wine // Don't mess with a good thing.

K&E Holiday Gift Guide - The Yoga Girl

I usually land on my face when attempting crow. Yoga keeps me humble.

Kay & Edna Gift Guides - Yoga Girls

Bralette // Just in case it gets too hot in there to keep your shirt on, better make sure you're looking good underneath.

Face Wipes // Hot yoga is my favorite because it feels like a sauna. But doing yoga in a sauna is going to make you really sweaty.

Yoga Mat // I like my yoga mats to have some personality. They must also be soft enough to catch my face, so I like this one a lot.

Hair Ties // The messiest of messy buns deserve a cute companion. 

Gym Bag // Didn't quite stick that bird of paradise? No worries girl, we know you tried.

Water Bottle // This guy should keep fellow yogi's from putting their mats a little too close to yours. Spikes kind of scream "I need my space".

Leggings // The higher the waist, the bigger the brunch after you shavasana. And that's what it's really all about.

Sweater // When it's all said and done you can wrap yourself up in this blanket of cozy.

 

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Leisure Queens

You know those days when literally all you do is hang out in your bathtub whilst sipping champagne with zero responsibilities? Yeah, me neither. But a girl can dream! Welcome to arguably the very best gift guide of all. 

Kay & Edna Holiday Gift Guides - Leisure Queens

Slippers // We're bringing house shoes back.

Bubbly Rosé // Rosé? So classy. Sparkling rosé? Girl you fancy.

Robe // There actually have been days in my life when I did not get out of my robe. Granted I was also covered in spit up, but details. This one is crazy soft and I'm pretty sure with the right accessories could pass as a wrap dress. Just try it and let me know how it goes.

Bath Bomb // I don't know about you, but I like my bath's to cost at least $8 a pop. I mean, if you're only going to do it twice a year, might as well go all out right? Lucky for you, these are only $4. Winning!

Sleep Mask // Is there a small child staring at you waiting for milk at 5 a.m.? Not sure, can't see 'em.

Bralettes // I'm about 90% bralette these days, and only 10% "real" bra. File this under excellent life choices. #effyouunderwires ***if you're thinking your DD's aren't gonna fit in those tiny triangles of lace, you might be right. Try these instead. Trust.

Dry Shampoo // What used to be an every other day occurrence has turned into, shall we say, routine?

Bath Salts // Let's tack on a few more dollars to that bath. It only happens but twice a year.

Sheet Mask // It is suggested that you wear these for 20 - 30 minutes, which means you're basically incapacitated for 20 - 30 minutes. You're welcome.

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Homebodies

You know that pal who forgoes girl's night out for Netflix and a magnum of her favorite red? This one's for her.

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Graphic Tee // If a t-shirt could be a spirit animal, mine would be this one.

Mag Subscription // Sometimes I feel a little guilty about throwing $20 worth of magazines in my cart while filing them under the "grocery budget". Who needs that kind of guilt in their lives? Not this girl.

Wine Glass // I just don't buy wine glasses with stems anymore. Because, kids.

Door Mat // Just in case your friends forget where they are.

Tea Cup // Hot toddy's were meant to be sipped with yo pink up. Keep it classy and no one will be the wiser that there's a splash or two of Jack in there.

Coffee Table Book // Dinner party next weekend? Swipe those legos off the coffee table and stack a few of these bad boys on top. Pretty and functional - win, win. Big fan of this one, and this one too.

Throw Pillows // I have a serious throw pillow addiction, but throw pillows created from fine art? Of flowers no less? Gimme.

Chunky Knit Blanket // Blanket? Very large sweater? I can't tell and I really don't care. #cozy

Trinket Tray // Minimalist I am not. I love treasures and trinkets and I really love a pretty place to put them. 

 

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Beauty Junkie

It's that (wonderful) time of year! Let's chat about all the things we'll buy for our best friends but would secretly like to keep for ourselves. #justbuytwo

Let's start with our pals who drop half of their pay checks on allll the beauty box subscriptions.

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Gucci Bloom // I will admit it, at first I was only interested in this particular bottle of perfume because LOOK AT THAT COLOR. But after smelling it at my local beauty store and dousing myself in it more than what was necessary before leaving, I can say for certain that I would wear this every. single. day. 

NYX Matte Lip Cream // Goes on creamy, dries matte, stays on for hours, costs $6. Seriously.

Kristin Ess Gift Set // I don't think there is a single woman in my life who I talk to on a regular basis that I haven't expressed my love for Kristin Ess to. Her products make my hair feel super healthy, smell amazing, and are easy on the eyes. Yes, pretty pink bottle, you can sit on my shower shelf.

Smith & Cult // $18 is more than I would normally spend on nail polish, but it's Christmas people. And this is no ordinary nail polish. The application is pretty flawless - goes on smooth and covers in one coat. Plus it's pretty.

Exfolikate // A two-minute facial? Yes, please. Leaves your skin feeling super soft and flake free.

Dry Brush // Brush your bod before you hop in the shower and all of your lovely lady lumps will be feeling silky smooth, for under $5!

Lip Pot // Not the first time this little number has shown up on a favorite things list, and for good reason. Leaves your lips feeling smooth and moisturized with a nice little tingle (the good kind 😉)

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel // This is a new product to me, so I can't give it a personal review, but I like the idea of holiday traveling with a cleanser I can use on my face and body. Plus it's French, so fancy.

Charcoal Mask // There's something really satisfying about watching this mask pull the oil right out of your pores. It's gross but it's true.

 

 

How to Halloween Party In Your Sweatpants

Alright, it's time to get a little real around here. Once upon a time, I was that girl in the "sexy fill in the blank" Halloween costume. Little Red Riding Hood? Check. Tinker Bell? Check. Sexy Cow? Check, check. And at the ripe age of 19, I'm not ashamed to say that I had the confidence to rock those get ups. #wheredmyabsgo

While I wholeheartedly believe that you should rock whatever outfit/costume/makeup trend you damn well please regardless of your age/physique/child &/or marital status; I have personally reached a point in my life where I am just really, really happy wearing a stretchy waistband whenever I deem it appropriate. Halloween is now a stretchy waistband appropriate event in my life. Can I get an amen? 

With that said, are you ready to have the comfiest Halloween of your entire life? Let's do this.

celebrity halloween costume

Celebrities: they're just like us! I'd like to think I could look like a number of blonde celebs under a baggy tee and some aviators. Pick your own celeb spirit animal and take them to the gym.

grey tee // leggings // sunnies // shoes // hat

Victorias secret halloween costume

Yes, Heidi Klum. You can have your cake and eat it too. Particularly when you've hung up your wings and pulled on your joggers. 

robe // wings // slippers // leggings

rocky Balboa Halloween costume

This is a full on grey sweatsuit Halloween costume folks, it does not get more comfortable than this. No running through Philly required.

top // leggings // converse // wrist wrap // headband

mean girls halloween costume

I'm a mouse, duh. 

top // leggings // ears

Camping Essentials for the Non-Camper

Camping. The very word makes me want to run straight to the wine aisle. Camping with kids? How many Black Boxes do you think I can fit in that tent trailer?

I kid, typically I have a pretty ok time roughing it for a couple days, but the logistics of taking it on with small children can get very overwhelming, very quickly. We've been spending a lot of time in the wilderness this summer, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite gear and tricks that keep this mama a happy camper.

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Camping Attire Essentials

baseball cap // By day 3 my hair is a textural combination of dry shampoo, nature, and residual sunscreen. Just pull it back babe.

comfy shorts // I'm usually more of a dress gal myself, but the physical endeavors that camping requires (climbing in and out of a tent while hurdling sleeping bags and duffels could be an Olympic sport) means a little more coverage is needed in order to avoid the unintentional flash to your husband's uncle. Sorry, Bernie.

a bra that won't drive you crazy // On a related note, keep those girls in and happy with this cute option. Don't worry about the crazy tan lines it could cause - you will look like a disaster at this point anyway. 

What To Consume While Camping

wine in a can // Slightly more discreet than pulling straight from the box tab. #butblackboxforever

water in a very large bottle // Surely you'll need to hydrate because hiding from the heat is not an option. This bad boy packs a whole liter to keep over heating and hallucinations about hotel rooms at bay.

Camping Gear

something to keep you warm // You've been sweating it out all day, but inevitably by the time the sun sets, you're shivering like a leaf in October. I'm telling you, camping is not great for your health. Cover two bases with this towel that feels more like a blanket.

a floatie // Basic? Maybe. But give me a cute flotation device plus a cold beverage and I can endure even the most treacherous of camping circumstances. If you've ever had to change a swim diaper blowout in the middle of the woods, then you know what I'm talking about. Pass the wine can.

4 New Ways to Rosé All Day

Guys - the sunshine is here, and let me tell you: I am feeling fine. As much as I enjoy a good sweater snuggle sesh, it feels good to switch things up to the lighter and brighter, which, of course, includes my evening glass of vino. 

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That’s right ladies, rosé season is finally upon us and our growing obsession with that pretty pour is not in vain. What’s not to love about a varietal that’s affordable, versatile and, most importantly, delicious? Not that you need one more reason to love your go-to pink drink, but if you’re looking for a few new ways to get your swirl on this summer, check out my new favorites: 

In a Cocktail

Rosé is perfect on it’s own, but it’s pretty pink hues, balanced acidity and subtle fruitiness make it the perfect base for a cocktail. My suggestion is to keep it simple cause if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. This recipe is super tasty and your fridge is already likely stocked with La Croix. 

Sparkling 

Pop, fizz, clink… gulp? I’m pretty sure it goes something like that. A fun way to mix up your rosé habit is to get fizzy with it (Na na na na – nana na). Whether it’s straight up or combined in a cute concoction, it’s the perfect way to toast to warmer weather. This sparkling rosé with a rose petal garnish is giving me full heart eyes. Be still my beating boozy heart.  

Frozen 

If you didn’t catch on to the frosé trend last summer, fear not! There’s still time to get your slush on. You could try to make your own, but I hear that drinking the ingredients can really hinder the process. Thankfully, my friends (I like to think of them as friends) over at Pops have gone ahead and made them for us. Maybe they’re my best friends? 

40oz (For Real) 

In my experience, wine that looks like it belongs behind the counter at a gas station does not have ‘grapes’ as the first ingredient. So, understandably, it took me a while to get onboard when I saw that familiar forty ounce bottle. But, hey, I like a drink that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Not to mention the air of mystery you can create when drinking it curbside or on a park bench. Who’s the woman? Where’s she going? What’s in her (paper) bag?  

 

Cheers!