Healthy Living With Kohl's


Is it just me, or is healthy living really “in style” right now? With so much talk about kale smoothies, yoga pants and CrossFit it can be easy to get caught up in the latest trends! But at its core, healthy living is so important. Being active and eating clean can add years to your life and improve your daily quality of life.

And if you're interested in healthy living (truly for the sake of health) like I am, then you’ve gotta have the gear to do it! And why not have a little fun with that gear while you’re at it? That’s the theme of today’s post. I’m sharing two looks from Kohl’s – one for tennis (I’m rusty now, but played from a young age and even went to state in high school), and one for running, below.

Kohl’s has so many great options for healthy living. Whether it’s colorful workout clothes and shoes (my head to toe look below), an epic selection of sports bras for every body type (I even found one for my unusual preference - straps that sit wide on my shoulders and don’t put pressure on my neck), and kitchen gadgets that make clean eating easier (we recently got this mandoline and it’s a game changer), you can find just about anything under the sun that makes healthy living easier and more fun at Kohl’s.

Which look is your favorite? What are your favorite healthy living tools?

Colorful Nike running outfit

Top  /  Shorts  /  Sports bra  /  Water bottle  /  Headband

Colorful Nike running outfit

Top  /  Shorts  /  Sports bra  /  Water bottle  

Colorful running outfit

Top  /  Shorts  /  Sports bra  /  Water bottle  /  Shoes

Healthy living essentials

Activity tracker  /  Top  /  Pants  /  Top
Water bottle  /  Sneakers  /  Blender  /  Bag
Sports bra  /  Slicer  /  Shorts

Today’s post is brought to you by Kohl’s and ShopStyle. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are solely my own.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Joy Of Style

Colorful outfit - yellow skirt, blue heels, and pink purse
Colorful outfit - yellow skirt, pink earrings
Colorful outfit - yellow skirt, blue heels, and pink purse
Colorful outfit - yellow skirt, blue heels, and pink purse
Colorful outfit - yellow skirt, blue heels, and pink purse

If you've been reading my blog for awhile then you know putting together outfits brings me immeasurable amounts of joy. When I discovered that joy several years ago I struggled with the question of whether fashion as a hobby and creative outlet was as "worthy" as other hobbies? Because truly we do not judge someone for spending money on their favorite sporting events, painting their face elaborately, and wearing team colors in the same way. (Or for owning a huge collection of foods as a home chef, or fill in the blank with any number of hobbies...) I may not understand these joys the way I understand my own, but I am committed to respecting them, because I ask for that same respect myself. Some may see a bright (potentially over-the-top) outfit of blue, yellow and pink on the surface and that's it. Or it may seem "ridiculous" (as one man recently stated on my FB page) to be concerning ourselves with outfits and color combos. But I stand by my joy for personal style and see it as worthy of a hobby as any other. "There is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman spending $ responsibly on something that brings her joy," I said in response, and yes, that includes fashion or whatever hobby you favor! 

[ps. For further reading on this topic, check out my book, coming Oct. 3. I think that for many women, personal expression through style is so much more than skin deep.]

Top: boutique c/o, $29 (similar below)
Skirt: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $28 (similar below)
Shoes: Nine West c/o Amazon, $66
Purse: Vince Camuto c/o Off 5th, $70 (similar below)
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Amazon, $36 (similar)
Approx. dates: Necklace is 5 years ago. Purse and top are 1 year ago. Shoes and earrings are 6 months ago. Skirt is recent.

Colorful outfit on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Something To Throw On

Off shoulder top, white shorts, straw hat and bag
Off shoulder top, white shorts, straw hat and bag
Off shoulder top, white shorts, straw hat and bag
Pastel stripes and straw bag
Off shoulder top, white shorts, straw hat and bag

If you ever listen to women shopping together we often say "oh, you could just throw that on with anything!" We are, I think, usually referring to those well-loved and worn clothing items that become like a second skin and do, truly, get thrown on at a moment's notice. My own shopping strategy is more about things that are over-the-top and thrill me - but, and it's a big but - I also totally understand the sentiment and comfort of clothing to "just throw on." Which is why the shirt in today's post is perfect - because it's an intersection of the two. Thanks to plethora of details like tie straps, tassels and pastel stripes it thrills me. But, it's also a super-soft, comforting top that I will absolutely wear with anything. It is my something to "just throw on" and I'm totally okay with that!

Top: LOFT, $33
Shorts: Levi's c/o, $27 (similarsimilar, similar)
Bag: Forever 21, $25 (similar below)
Hat: ModCloth c/o, $34 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Amazon c/o, $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita c/o Amazon, $33
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Hat, shorts are 1 year ago. Bag, shoes are recent. Top is new. 

Straw bags on a budget

TJ Maxx  /  H&M  /  World Market
Sam Edelman  /  Shopbop  /  H&M
Target  /  J.Crew  /  Swimspot