Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day: Not Just Another Red or Pink Dress

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for an open back. They add an element of sexy to any look. Today, I'm back with another Valentine's Day look, but this time, I'm steering clear of all things pink and red. I get it, not everyone wants to be covered in color and hearts and bows from head to toe. I totally used to be that girl. As I mentioned before, I've been stepping out of the box lately, and trying outfits I normally wouldn't, but there's something to be said for sticking to your classic style. This dress, is quintessential Leah. 

The long sleeve and rounded neckline make create modesty, but the plunging V along that backline dips low enough to show off your sexy side.  Best of all, there's a hidden bar in the back, so the V rests with structure and maintains its form. The best part of a plain black dress like this, is that it works for so many occasions, and the long sleeves make it work for many seasons here in Colorado.
If you are looking for ways to slowly incorporate color into your wardrobe, especially around holidays like this, start by adding red or pink accessories. A colored clutch (maybe even covered in hearts!) can really pull the look together, and show your love for love-day. If you're comfortable enough, a bold lip can do the same thing, and is definitely my preferred pop of color. 

Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day? What about Galentine's Day? Cupid may have to come visit us in our pjs on sunday, because a day in with my love is sounding best, at this point. We'll see though. Sending hugs and kisses your way! xoxo

Dress, c/o - love this, and this / Shoes (old) - similar options below / Cape / Sunnies / Lips, c/o in "bombshell" - use code eatpraywearlove15 for 15% off at checkout

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day: Red Floral

Sometimes a piece comes along that is so unique, it begs to jump right into your cart and head home with you. For me, this dress is that piece. I love the way the red leather floral pattern pulls from both winter and springs trends. These leather patches are set atop a mesh overlay, adding structure and dimension to the look, while the floral pattern hints at signs of an early spring. I often feel like I can't enjoy spring-wear as often as other girls around the country, because it can stay cold so much longer here in Colorado. This piece, proves to be the answer to my transitional season woes, on top of being a perfectly sweet Valentine's Day look. 

In addition to the material, the silhouette is so flattering! The a-line shape hugs the waist at just the right places, while three-quarter length sleeves and a high neckline, add uniqueness to the whole look. 

Dress c/o Chicwish / Pave Bracelet c/o LB Mint / Ring & Bracelet c/o LB Mint / Diamond Stud Earrings / Clutch c/o Sole Society (old) - similar / Zara heels (old) - similar / Karen Walker Sunnies

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day: Marquise Diamonds

It's true, diamonds are a girl's best friend. It's basically for the same reason we enjoy confetti and sneak gold decor around the home when our husbands aren't looking...we love sparkle! We're basically fish. 

I'm back with Hyde Park Jewelers today and "I'm in my marquise diamonds, I'm a marquise diamond." Ok, kidding, but can you blame me for pulling that out? I am wearing marquise diamonds, after all - another stunning piece from their #WithLove Valentine's Day collection.

These earrings are nothing short of AMAZE! They attach front to back and create sort of a fan look. Best of all, they are 18k gold and feature 2 carats total. There's even a stunning ring to match! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Hyde Park #WithLove Valentine's Day collection. There's something for everyone, and in every price point. Don't forget, as a gift to EPWL readers, they are giving away these Ippolita earrings. Just mention my name in store, or let me know after you make a purchase, and I'll make sure you get your prize!

Earrings / Ring / Dress (sold out) - shorter version, & love this / Heels (old) super similar / Lips, c/o in "Heirloom" - use code eatpraywearlove15 at checkout for 15% off!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine's Day: Red Velvet

Are you guys sick of Valentine's Day posts, yet? Ok good, because I have like 4 more coming! I swear my feed is going to be a solid pink and red by the time I'm through. But, what can I say? I'm feeling romantically inspired this year. (Either that, or I just really really like playing dress up. You decide.)

Today I'm back with Hyde Park sharing another set of stunning pieces from their #WithLove Valentine's Day collection. Mixed metals and mixed golds are on trend for 2016, so when I first laid eyes on these yellow gold and white gold pieces, I jumped at the opportunity to style them. I immediately envisioned them pairing nicely with red, and luckily I had just snagged this red velvet dress - btw it's on sale for just $25 and comes in black, too!

The ring and earrings are the perfect pair and add an element of Hollywood glamour. 
Dress / Shoes, c/o / Earrings / Ring / Jacket / Lips, c/o (in Bombshell)

Finishing off the look are these darling Sole Society sandals. They are simple, but stunning in every way! I just love the metallic strip along the inside of the chunky heel. Is anyone else loving the chunky heel right now? I seriously feel like I can dance the night away in them!

More V-Day goodness coming your way Friday. Stay tuned.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day: Bows + Stripes

I've been stepping out of my comfort zone with fashion lately, and trying interesting pieces. This dress, was definitely one of those that begged to be taken for a test drive. This is the kind of daytime Valentine's Day look that I could see Carrie Bradshaw donning, don't you think? Chicwish has a whole Valentine's Day collection right now, that is sure to make you swoon.
Dress, c/o of Chicwish / Tights via Target / Shoes (old) - similar / Bag 

By the way, did you catch the #BTS action of my exciting Saturday morning spent with Soulcyle? They collaborated with Target for a pop-up in Denver. Over 600 people were on the waitlist, but Soulcyle/Target were kind enough to save me a spot. (They even hooked me up with some cute C9 for Target gear, and let me tell you...I'm living in these pants!) As many of you saw, I documented the whole experience on snapchat (leah_behr). There's still plenty of pop-ups happening all over the country, so check here to see if they are coming to your area. If you've never taken a Soulcycle class, you must! I've never wanted to die/smile-so-big-from-endorphins-pumping-so-hard, all at the same time, in my life! Seems like a weird analogy, but for those that have taken a class, I'm sure you get what I mean right? Fingers crossed for a permanent SC in Denver - I would be addicted!! I picked up this cute limited edition SoulcycleXTarget sweatshirt while I was there. You can snag yours, and everything else from the collaboration, at their online store here. Shout out to @caseyhirsch for being the most badass instructor (and for having the most amaze hair evah!!)!


Friday, January 29, 2016

Valentines Day: Rose Quartz

Oh Valentine's day...aka everyone's favorite holiday to hate. As for me, I'm all for the day. Even before I was married, I would host V-Day dinners for me and my single girlfriends. (You know me, any excuse for a party!) 

I'm a firm believer that affection and love should be shown daily, but Valentine's Day is no exemption to that rule! Last year, Brandon got me little heart shaped french macaroons and wrote love messages on them. I died over the cuteness! That's the kind of silly love thing you only do V-Day, and it created such a special memory, that I will hold on to forever! (Valentine's Day for the win!)
Recently Hyde Park asked me to style some pieces from their #WithLove Valentine's Day collection. If you're not familiar with Hyde Park, they are an incredible jeweler out of Cherry Creek in Denver. 

Being that rose quartz was selected as one of Pantone's colors of the year, you can expect this hue to be showing up in everything from clothing to accessories, and I for one, am not complaining. The second I saw these stardust earrings and matching stardust ring, my little Valentine's Day loving heart skipped a beat. 

If you're in the market for the perfect Valentine's Day gift, check out Hyde Park's #WithLove Valentine's Day Collection. They've got something for everyone in every price point. And, as a special gift to EPWL readers, they are offering there FREE Ippolita earrings, with your purchase. If you'd rather do your shopping in store, just tell them I sent you, and they will hook you up! 

Stay tuned. Lots of Valentine's Day looks are heading to the blog!

Dress (worn as a top) / Skirt / Earrings / Ring 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Comfort Is Key

A good outfit always starts with your base layers. Yes, I'm talking about your undergarments. You've gotta make sure "the girls" are comfortable, or else it will throw off your whole day!

Being that I'm a standing member of the itty-bitty-titty-committee, I've never paid much attention to my "girls" and what they need. I think us small chested girls just think we don't need to; like we don't need the same support as our fuller chested sisters. Recently Hanes asked if they could prove me wrong, and show me just how important my little twins are, by way of the comfort and support of their new line. Hanes sent me two bras to take a spin: their ultimate t-shirt soft underwire bra, and their ultimate smooth inside and out wire free bra - aka my new partners in comfort.
Sweater (just $13 and SO soft!!) / Jeans, c/o / Necklace, c/o / Bag, c/o (old) / Flats, c/o - similar / Sunnies

I learned that bras should be two things: comfortable, and supportive. These bras are both. The T-Shirt Soft Underwire Bra is as comfy as your favorite tee, while the underwire helps provide all day support. Just as comfortable, the inside and out wire free bra adds support to help create shape without adding bulk, so you can achieve a natural look. It's also tag free, so no awkward itching! With comfort in mind, Hanes has achieved creating a line of bras that feels like your second skin. You go girl! (Assuming it was a woman who created them, of course. I mean, girls know "girls" best, right?!) Best of all, Hanes is giving away BOTH of these bras to one of you lucky readers, so be sure to enter below!

A lot of you had asked about my necklace on Insta the other day. It's from Pree Brûlée and it's the cutest, evah!!! In an attempt to add more basics/neutrals to my closet (see #11, here), I'm all about adding color by way of fun accessories, shoes and bags. It's a sure fire way to bring you out of the colorless and cold winter months. 

Tonight I'm heading up to Denver for the #FPLETSMOVE event, celebrating Free People's new Movement line. There will be a FREE candlelit free candle lit yoga class with Core Power Yoga at Denver’s Blanc, light bites from Catering by Design and photos by Victor of Valencia. There's still time to sign up here! Hope to see you there!

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