Don’t Wait. Make it HAPPEN

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Zella Top, NAVY just came out!| Zella black leggings  | Nike Sneakers | Ray Bans 25% off | Coral Lips, sheen supreme |hand weights – 5lbs

Here is a little background on me. I’m Jenna, my husband and I live in New York with our 3 beautiful kids. I grew up dancing and tumbling. I love working out and am AFAA certified in teaching group exercise.

In high school I loved track and running long distances. Running was a big outlet for me to escape anything I was battling – like my parent’s divorce. I was nicknamed “biggest health nut” on my cheer team and have always been concerned with health and wellness.

As I have gotten older, it became tricky to figure out what would work best for my body. Over my 3 pregnancies I gained more than 150 pounds! My first pregnancy I gained 80 pounds with Davis, and if you don’t believe me you can email me– I’ll send you a picture to prove it! :).

I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today. I know nothing comes without discipline and hard work. I became AFAA certified and started teaching group exercise when I got pregnant with my 2nd, Gwen. This kept me on track and I only gained ~40 pounds with her and my 3rd pregnancy. 40 pounds was so much better for me than the 80 I gained with my first!

Figuring out how to lose the weight after pregnancy has definitely given me so much insight into the world of weight loss. I feel like I really understand it and can empathize with those trying to figure out how to lose weight. Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or feel like you are at a plateau or need a little motivation to jump-start follow along with us. It’s so much easier to do it with a team than on your own.

6 months ago I decided I wanted to be healthier, toned and fit, not just skinny. I started with a trainer  at my gym to learn all about weights & to get me comfortable on the weight floor. I was pretty intimidated. (you don’t have to have a trainer to be successful) Now my favorite 4 LETTER word is LIFT. It has changed everything.  I’m no longer a slave to cardio for hours. I get my work outs done in an hour and see better results than I ever have. Lifting weights while doing interval training is the key.And CONSISTENCY is the key as well. Be active everyday. Set goals to make this happen and get your friends and family involved. There really isn’t a huge secret. It’s just hard work,time, dedication, consistency, loving yourself and sweating it out!

The most important feeling for me right now in life is to feel strong and healthy. I’m not worried about being skinny, just strong. When I say strong I mean emotionally strong as well as physically strong. Taking care of your body changes your soul/spirit as well. Being strong makes you feel capable in the life decisions you make. It’s so important to realize one effects the other. I’m so excited to share my experiences and everything I am learning along the way. I have a healthier outlook on keeping my kids active and fed properly as well. Lisa and I work really hard at this so stay tuned! We are thrilled to bring more daily fitness routines, work-out tips and meal plans. Please leave a comment if you have specific subjects, body parts, or really anything you want to make sure we cover on our site.

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Zella Top criss-cross tank in NAVY now

Zella Active wear  - Zella works for all shapes and sizes. Nordstrom nailed it with this line. I love this activewear line so much. I truly think it’s one of the best on the market. I really do wear it, ALL THE TIME. The fit is as great as my my most expensive pieces from leading brands. This line is very affordable. The fabrics are soft and the styles are great too. If you have never tried it start with the “LIVE IN LEGGINGS” – lots of styles to choose from. You won’t want to take them off, ever. I wear to work out and as leggings. I’m wearing these in the above pictures. You can see other Zella legging styles I love in this post

Don’t WAIT. Make it HAPPEN and set goals TODAY

xx

Jenna

Big thanks to : sponsored by Nordstrom, Zella Activewear


deals DEALS deals

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distressed blank nyc DENIM   | Coral Lipstick , Lip liner (my fav right now) | Long Sleeve top (on sale $20, grey cloudburst) | Ray Ban Sunglasses, 25% off | Tory Burch Earrings | Blue Stone Necklace | Cobalt Blue heels

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Favorite deal of the week are these distressed blank nyc jeans for $88! They are on permanent repeat for me right now. I’m wearing the 25 & just bought the 24’s for a slimmer fit.

1. These JBRAND white distressed jeans are on sale! They are going really fast. If they don’t have your size and you have to have them like I did go here.

2. My new favorite DIOR sunglasses are now 25% off. I’m crazy about how light weight they are. Even lighter than aviators. They are sporty and super chic. I have the crystal and silver pair.

3. GAP is having a great 30% off sale with code SAVE. I love this white & blue stripe dress.  Tons of cute girl dresses & boy clothes for Easter.

4. Rag & Bone distressed boyfriend jeans are perfect for spring/summer. These are on sale!

5. I’m really tempted to get this nude tote now that it’s marked down. It’s the perfect carry all.

6. These Josephine wedges are the perfect staple right now. $40 off! Nordstrom is price matching them right now. YAY!

7. I love these sandals for little girls. They are under $30 so I wanted to include them here. They come in a couple colors too. Really cute!

8. I found these Leopard Sam Edelman sandals yesterday while I was out and about. They are even better in person. Grab them! They are on sale and so fun!!

9. Loving this little neutral bootie for spring. The perfect match for all those fun dresses coming out.

10. This Free People shirt dress is one of my favorites. It’s now on sale!

11. I’m taking this swimsuit to Florida next week with me. It’s now $40 off the original price. I promise, you will love it!!

12. This Chance dress is calling my name in a major way.

13. These Ricky Skinny Jeans are my latest find. They are on sale too. I love this wash and the fit is right on.

14. Get 20% off additional sale at Anthropologie right now with code extra extra.

15. RAY BANS are 25% off here. I wear these black ones all the time. Very light weight and great every day aviators.

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Jenna


friday 5

Friday 5 Header-Lisalisafri51 . These Dolce Vita are going to be a big hit this summer, between the ankle strap and the espadrille they will be a perfect match for all outfits.

2. This tote is the perfect grab all bag, my friend Alexa has it and can fit her whole new job for gorjana inside it.

3. It’s to find a good fitting pair of long shorts, what I love most about these Current Elliott’s is you can wear them at all different lengths. They look great cuffed or rolled a few times if your headed to the beach.

4. These gold gladiators by Rebecca Minkoff are the perfect shoe to pair with the Current Elliot shorts. Put these two on with a good white v neck (my favorite is 25% off) and you have the perfect outfit for this weather.

5. Free People is the best at patterns and wide leg pants. I love these ones with a black tee or over a suit for the beach.

 

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1. Guys these jeans just arrived and I’m obsessed. They are $88! Such a great deal and they have already sold out on a few other sites. I found them here & more sizes here.

2. These stud earrings are on rotation with these ones. I love them both equally and lately only want rose gold. :)

3. Loving the twin ankle straps on these studded sandals. Sam Edelman always gets it right in my book.

4. I love strappy wedges. Can you tell? These BCBG wedges just look so good on feet with skinny jeans and spring dresses. Under $100! They will def sell out.

5. This Ella Moss romper is so cute. I love the color. I’m taking this to Florida with me in a couple weeks.

 

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Spring Swim with Nordstrom

Spring is in full swing here on the west coast! With temps hitting 90 this weekend at the beach and Spring Break next week, I’ve been looking for a couple suits to add to my collection. I am loving this Maaji suit I found at Nordstrom! The fabric is super soft and the bum stays in place(I’m wearing the small). I typically don’t go for a push-up style top, but the back straps keep everything secure so I can spend the day not worrying about exposing myself..it’s so comfortable.

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Sun Bum

What suits are you loving this season? Nordstrom has so many great options, you are sure to find a suit to fit you!

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Can you tell how much I LOVE my MZ Walllace bag and Sun Bum sunscreen? Both are a MUST for the beach!

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SWIMWEAR FROM NORDSTROM

XXO

Lisa


Spring Florals

I love when I find a dress long enough, with sleeves, super light weight and pretty. This Free People dress   (on promo for 25% off making it UNDER $100) meets all those requirements! Also, you know these black platforms I haven’t been able to take off? Well..somehow I ended up with the tan pair too. Yikes, my bank account hates me but I just love them so much!

Free People Dress

Free People Dress | Platforms | Wang Bag | Gorjana Fringe Necklace (promo code LUNCHPAILS20 for 20% off) | Ray-Ban’s | Curl Stick 

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XXO

Lisa


fringe LOVE

I’m loving the fringe trend right now. I picked up this Stowe jacket and find it really hard to take off. I’m always looking for a way to wear it. I just ordered this one and can’t wait to wear it over my birthday weekend.

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Jenna


favorite things….

1. This cleanser is my absolute favorite. I keep this huge bottle of it in the shower and  this size next to the sink. I use it morning/night on face,eyes,neck, back and chest. I love light smell and it leaves your pores clean & fresh. I also love the face mask for a couple times a week.

2. This color brick of goodness is the perfect bronzing blush. The color is ‘pink’

3. This Go Smile brightening paste is really great. It’s a good price and leaves your teeth whiter. I use it daily.

4. Dry shampoo is a necessity for me. I have tried tons and always go back to this one. I love the smell and it makes my blow dry last at least 3 days.

5. This A-Z cream is shared on here quite a bit. Because it works & it’s amazing! It conceals and evens out skin tone. It’s perfect!

6. Eye Brows are important! If I have time for only a quick make-up job I do my brows, add a little of #5 to my skin and lip gloss. This brow kit offers the perfect way to get great brows. I can fit it in my purse or make-up bag.

7. In esthetician school I discovered the best tweezers on this good earth. These are da BOMB!

8. My favorite gloss right now. It’s just my spring favorite.

9. My hair is thick and I need a brush that can do some serious detangling.

10.  Stress Fix is the best! I drop a couple drops in my baths at night and add a little to my scalp. It feels like I’ve been away at the spa by the end of my bath. My friends know that I never miss a bath at night!

11. Essie has the best colors right now. This grey should be showing up at my door any second.

12. Journals are important to me. I love the art of handwriting & sending letters out. This caught my eye.

13. My go-to home tanning gel. Doesn’t streak & leaves skin golden. I use this everywhere.

14. This Kate Spade insulated cup is perfect. I keep it filled all day  to make sure I’m drinking enough water.

15. These headphones are just so pretty to look at. They have been a favorite for over a year now. I would sure love these. Maybe Easter.

16. I get at least 3 of these NIKE hats a year. I wear it all the time for working out or keeping the sun off my face.

17.  I use this MAC brush to contour and blend with. The perfect powder/bronzing brush.

18. This bracelet in rose gold is everything! I’m pretty obsessed

19. These all black ray-bans are always in my bag. I wear them more than any other pair. They are lightweight and chic

20. This kitchen diffuser is the best! In orange. it’s a favorite

xx

Jenna


Easter Baskets

 Easter is my favorite holiday! I love that it’s always on Sunday, meaning more family time. I try really hard to limit the candy in my kids baskets to one chocolate bunny and fill the rest of their baskets with fun things for the beach and pool. Here are a few things that caught my eye this season..

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Lisa


Gorjana

Recently I was asked by Gorjana to style a look featuring some of my favorite pieces from her latest collection. You may remember when I featured Gorjana HERE. She is my friend as well as one of most well known and respected jewelry designers on the market. Gorjana recently launched her line in Nordstrom, it’s been a huge success! Their most popular piece to date is the Tanner Bar necklace. I’m pretty obsessed with my ear climbers, fringe necklace and cuffs. Shop Gorjana’s entire collection HERE and enter code: LUNCHPAILS20 at checkout for 20% off EVERYTHING, a L&L exclusive discount!

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Top (only $40!) | Pants | Heels | Eyewear | Necklace | Cuff | Ring | Bangle | Earring | Ear Cuff

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Fringe Necklace | Maya Cuff | Long Necklace 

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Save 20% with code: LUNCHPAILS20 at checkout HERE

XXO

Lisa


the dress that keeps on giving

I bought this dress last year and still wear it all the time. It’s at Nordstrom now in so many colors. It’s easy to throw on and make you feel like a million dollars.I love the stretch it has to it. It doesn’t cling or squeeze. It ‘s just an easy dress to dress up or down. I love the exposed zipper in the back. During fashion week Lisa and I had the chance to get to know Cele & Clio jewelry. I’m obsessed with this celebrity jewelry line. The line is unique and funky. You’ll love it.

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Little Black DressIsadora Ring Cele & Clio| Celine Sunglasses, in store | Chanel Bag | Tory Burch Stud Earrings

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Jenna