Bold and Back At It!

2014 was quite the year!

I got engaged to my best friend in the whole world the day after the fit photo shoot below (and on my 24th birthday), and with only an 8 month engagement, wedding planning became quite a whirlwind! We also got new jobs, moved from Chicago back to Missouri, bought our first house, and wrapped up the year with the wedding of our dreams! Needless to say, life took over, and blogging moved to the back burner. A lot of posts I had planned went by the wayside, and some of my health and fitness goals took a backseat to my busy schedule. Now that we’re more settled in our new home (even though I have a ton of renovation projects on the list), I’m ready to BRING IT this year in all areas of my life!

Sarah Purk, Tommy Purk, wedding, fall, november, newlyweds, black, gold, ivory, winery, missouri, bow tie, white bouquet

Resolutions have a bad rep, but I really did take this first month of the year to re-focus on my true goals in life! First off, my faith! We’ve been committed to attending church on Sunday and applying the principles we say Amen to in our every day lives! Secondly, our finances. Now that we’ve got a mortgage + student loans + car payment + insurances + utilities + credit cards, etc and we’re combining our budgets, we’re really focusing on living simply and working our very hardest to become debt free! Finally, our health and fitness. With so much stress in my life at the end of last year followed by those wicked holiday treats, I definitely let my willpower slip. I’ve re-dedicated to working out five to six times per week, eating a healthy diet based on hitting specific macronutrient numbers (a certain number of grams of protein, carbs, and fat per day), and boosting my efforts with the right vitamins, minerals, supplements, and total body care. Who knew that my next move would be to join a company that will directly impact goals #2 AND #3!!! I’m so excited to a be a Consultant/Distributor for IT WORKS! Click HERE to read my story and learn SO MUCH more about the products! Trust me, I was a complete skeptic at first, but I have seen the proof and results with my own eyes! When first asked to become a distributor, I was like “No Way” and “Too Busy” but I’ve seen the success (like $10,000 bonuses) and could no longer pass up the opportunity.

SHOP: www.sarahpurkworks.com 

Now on to the bold and bright fitness photos that are motivating me to get back at it! I hope I will inspire you to reach your goals, be brave, and just go for it too!!!

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Sets and Sequins Fitness Fashion Shoot at the City Museum - Bold and Back at it!

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Photo Credit: Erin Stubblefield Photography {check her site here}

Pattern Play

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

 

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressingSarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

Sarah Bourne - Sets and Sequins {A fitness and fashion blog} - Pattern Play in the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection - Graphic top shirt, Black and white geometric print skirt, black and white pumps heels, photos taken by Erin Stubblefield Weddings & Portraiture at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis - fashion, outfit, blonde, blogger, bright, summer dressing

I’m sure you’ve heard all about one of the biggest trends in modern dressing! Mixing prints and patterns is now bigger than ever… and perfectly possible with the Peter Pilotto Collection for Target. While most of this capsule collection is probably now sold out, I urge you to go bold and try interesting collaborations of stripes, polka-dots, florals, geometric patterns in your own wardrobe! It’s so much fun and looks completely different than the combatting trend of color-blocking. Don’t stop with your outfit either… did you see the pattern play extension to my pumps as well!? I implore you to get creative, maybe even crafty, and put together your prints tomorrow! SHOUT OUT to my favorite photographer: Erin Stubblefield Photography and location: The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. I am so excited to be taking my engagement photos with this lovely lady this weekend too! I hope you all enjoyed your time off during Memorial Day Weekend, and here’s to a perfect summer! Xo

Sincerely,

Sarah

Orange Ya Glad It’s Almost Summer!?

So far this spring has felt a bit more like fall, so it’s been tough to remember that summer is almost here! Personally, I am pledging to kick things into overdrive this week to ready my bikini body! I am receiving my updated workout plan and macro nutrition guide soon, and I am planning to try a few juice cleanses to please my pallet while also purifying my system. 

For a while now, I’ve been following Kristin Harris on various social media platforms, and am really impressed with her take on holistic nutrition. For today’s post, I wanted to share some Spring Cleansing recipes for all of us to try! Take it away, Kristin! 

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Hey everyone! I’m so excited and honoured to have been asked by Sarah to guest blog here and about one of my favourite topics – SPRING and cleansing! Oh man, it has been a long winter and it’s so nice to finally have some good weather, how I’ve missed the sunshine! It’s funny how once the weather starts to change a shift naturally begins internally as well, we feel more energized as the light lasts a little longer each day, the layers start to peel off, our mentality transitions with the season (hopefully) to a sense of renewal and vitality and our bodies start to crave different foods moving away from heavier, grounding warmer foods and into lighter, greener, more raw foods. Our bodies have an innate ability to let us know what they need, if only we take the time to listen. This is why the change of seasons, especially winter into spring are a perfect time for a cleanse and some detoxification.

So what’s the deal with cleanses and detoxes anyway? Well, let’s be real, there are so many ways our bodies can get bogged down in the busyness of everyday life between environmental toxins, chemicals in our food like pesticides, hormones, genetically modified organisms, artificial sweeteners/flavours/colours, preservatives, antibiotics, sugars etc., alcohol, smoking, medications and more, it is a lot for our bodies to deal with. Our bodies are very capable and have the ability to filter out toxins, particularly through our major detoxifying organ, the liver but it is possible to overload it making it more difficult to rid the body of harmful substances. The effects of this can span throughout your entire body especially your digestive and intestinal systems, your immune function and hormones. Some indicators that you may be in need of a little internal spring cleaning include digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, indigestion and gut flora imbalance, skin issues like acne, low energy levels, mood swings & irritability and cravings.

Creating healthy eating habits and incorporating foods that support liver function, promote detoxification and provide your body with an abundance of nutrients is a key component to a healthy, happy liver & digestive system which is key to a happy, healthy body! Eating with an emphasis on plant foods, especially greens are a great way to add a little detox into your everyday life. Today I’m going to give you three easy things you can incorporate into your lifestyle right away that will kick start your metabolism, support healthy bowels and elimination and promote the body’s natural detoxification functions to help you feel lighter and a more vibrant and vital you – a kickstarter morning elixir, a green smoothie and liver loving juice!

First of all, juices versus smoothies, what’s better? Truthfully, they are both fantastic and hold a place in a healthy diet. Smoothies are great because when prepared properly they can make a great meal or snack, contain whole foods including fibre, which is vital for proper bowel function, and eliminating waste from the body. They are also an awesome way to add in some extra greens into your day, energize you and are so quick and easy to make, plus you can take them to go, perfect for a busy day. Fresh, homemade raw juices made from vegetables and fruits are like live supplementation of highly absorbable vitamins and minerals that flood your body with so much energy and nutrients. A juicer essentially extracts the water content and most nutrients from the plant leaving the fibre behind so it doesn’t really need to be digested by the body in the same way as eating whole foods meaning it is absorbed and assimilated quickly nourishing you at a cellular level (your cells do a happy dance!). I have a smoothie most days for breakfast and aim to have a fresh juice about 3 times per week, the flavor combinations are endless so there’s so many ways to keep it interesting, delicious and add a variety of different types of fresh produce to both.

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Kickstarter Morning Elixir

1 cup warm water

juice from half of a lemon

½ tsp raw honey

pinch of cayenne (optional)

In a pot warm up water (but not to a boil), squeeze in juice from half of a lemon, stir in raw (unpasteurized) honey and cayenne.

Cleansing Facts: Okay, here is how I start off most of my mornings, with this elixir, it is the first thing I put into my body. Why? Because the warm water gently starts to wake up your body, the lemon boosts your immune system, aids in digestion and elimination, helps to detoxify by cleansing your liver, kidneys and purifies blood as well as provides an alkalizing effect on the body. The cayenne pepper is optional but makes a great addition because it helps to boost your metabolism, stimulates your circulatory system, aids in digestion and helps to regulate your blood sugar. Remember though, this is just a drink to start your day, not breakfast so follow it up with a healthy, balanced meal like perhaps a green smoothie!

Oh My {Green} Goodness Smoothie

1 cup coconut or almond milk

¼ cup water or coconut water

1 cup frozen organic strawberries

½ frozen banana

1 cup organic greens (I like spinach and/or kale)

2 tbsp hemp hearts

1 tbsp flaxseeds

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp unsweetened dried coconut

few dashes of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together in blender and serve. Can also take with you on the go in container (I like to use a glass mason jar!)

Cleansing Facts: Green vegetables like the spinach or kale used in this recipe are chockfull of important nutrients to help detoxify your body and support your intestinal system. They are full of chlorophyll, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Spinach is a great first step in adding greens into your smoothies and diet because you don’t even taste it – seriously! Hemp hearts (seeds) and flaxseeds both provide plant based protein, are an excellent source of healthy fats and loads of fibre – fibre is your friend! The essential fatty acids help to lubricate your intestines and support healthy bowel function and therefore elimination of toxins.

Liver Love Beet Juice – Liver Tonic

2-3 carrots

1 beet

1 apple

1 lemon

½” – 1” piece of ginger, peeled

Run all ingredients through a juicer, makes about 1 cup. Drink as close to making it as possible to preserve all enzymes and decrease opportunities for juice to begin to oxidize.

Cleansing Facts: Beets contain powerful antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory and are very beneficial for cleansing the body as the nutrients in them support liver function, have healing properties and help to rid the body of toxins.

So, there you have it, 3 recipes to incorporate into your regular diet to help rid your body of toxins, improve your digestion, increase energy and provide your body with powerhouse nutrients to support good health in that hot bod of yours! Remember, the key is a variety of whole foods with an emphasis on colour, fibre and hydration to flush out those toxins!

Happy cleansing!

Peace&Love,

Kristin Harris, RHN xo

Sets and Sequins by Sarah Bourne - Guest Blog - Kristin Harris - Orange Blossom Nutrition and recipes for spring cleansing juice diet health holistic bikini body for summer

Kristin is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, foodie, blogger & mom!  She is a graduate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education.  Her journey into this field began when she overcame her own health challenges through nutrition and lifestyle changes that gave her renewed energy, significant weight loss, and an overall WHOLE sense of vitality, vibrancy and well-being. Learn more at www.orangeblossomnutrition.com and check out her blog too! www.wholeymomma.wordpress.com

First of the Month FAVORITES!

IT’S MAY DAY! I’m hoping those April Showers go away and lead to the May Flowers we deserve!

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Now let’s get to my Five Favorite things for this month!

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#1 The Long-Bob Hair Style of Kristin Taekman

I’ve already warned my fiance… I want to chop off my long hair that I’ve been growing out for years right after the honeymoon. Getting married means change anyway, right!? Meet my new favorite Real Housewife: Kristin Taekman from the NYC Cast.

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#2 ISLAND WAY SORBET

I’m obsessed with these low-fat fruit sorbets that come in ACTUAL FRUIT SHELLS! The pineapple sorbet is inside a pineapple! My fiance’s favorite is the Coconut sorbet in an actual coconut shell! They are smooth and FULL of flavor! They definitely satisfy a sweet tooth without ruining a clean eating streak. Look for these delicious little guys at Costco!

Sets and Sequins Blog - First of the Month FAVORITES - 101 Dalmations on Netflix Sets and Sequins Blog - First of the Month FAVORITES - 101 Dalmations on Netflix

#3 Disney’s 101 Dalmatians on Netflix

I can’t be the only one who LOVED the 101 Dalmatians as a kid! Imagine my surprise and delight when I stumbled across this classic on Netflix. I’ve already watched it twice! How could I have ever forgotten how much I love this movie? I am a total dog person and even though I have two collies, these cuties just get to me! I won’t even be mad if you leave my blog to go watch this movie right now!

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#4 INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

It may be warming up outside, but the conditions are still pretty mucky. This doesn’t stop me from having that outdoor-activities fever, so I turn to indoor rock climbing! It’s fun to do alone or with others and works a whole different set of muscles than what you stretch during normal gym workouts. I even get sore hand muscles… but I LOVE it! Once you get some practice in, you may be ready to try it outside this summer!

Sets and Sequins Blog - First of the Month FAVORITES - Gold Diamond Name Plate Bracelet from Etsy shopLUCA - Blog by Sarah Bourne jewelry golden gift wedding party bridal party bridesmaid gift mother's day gift

#5 A GOLDEN GIFT

I think we all know and love Etsy by now! Recently I’ve been searching for wedding/bridal party jewelry and stumbled upon this sophisticated and simple piece created by shopLUCA. This Gold Diamond Name Plate bracelet can be personalized for any event, occasion, or special person in you life. It would even make a marvelous Mother’s Day present!

See you again Next Month with more First of the Month Favorites…

Sincerely,

Sarah, xoxo

Black, White & Bold

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Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014Sets and Sequins Blog: Black White and Bold - White Dress with Black Mesh Top from 6pm.com Rebecca Minkoff Floral MAB Tote Mini Spring 2013 Collection Bright Yellow Pumps Pop Color Stripes Glamour Gold Door Blonde Dressy Fashion Style Beauty Straight Hair Street Style City Look book day out chic st. louis missouri photography photographer erin stubblefield modeled by blogger SARAH BOURNE in 2014

Sometimes ya just gotta pop on some bright and cheery heels to feel complete!

A little touch of glamour goes a long way… I always feel more confident in myself when I’m dressed to impress with some bold, beautiful accessories! I feel like this look is so street-chic and perfect for the city! Also, meet my official spring bag: The Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote Mini (shop here)! The print is so unique and can easily go from day to night! It’s black, it’s white, and it’s extremely bold, especially when placed against a great neutral backdrop. The rest of my outfit was found by shopping steals and deals on 6pm.com  (similar dress & similar shoes) — make sure to check out all the brand names they carry as well (especially if you’re getting a tax refund this year)! I knew I wanted a clean white dress that incorporated the it-fabric of the season: mesh! I really am obsessed with making mesh work in my dressy, casual, and sporty wardrobes – it’s just so fun and sexy to me!

What trends are you loving right now? Whatever it is, go be BOLD Sequinistas!

Sincerely,

Sarah, xoxo

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Yoga Enchantment

 

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Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchySets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

Sets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchySets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchySets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchySets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchySets and Sequins Blog: yoga enchantment styled by Sarah Bourne - printed pink purple striped tie dye leggings with racerback blue tank hot pink sports bra at the city museum in st. louis missouri from chicago illinois photography by erin stubblefield beginner yoga poses fitness fashion style sweat beauty bravery strong and stretchy

As some of you may know, I’ve been taking a lot more yoga classes lately – and it’s official: I’m Enchanted!

I first tried this form of exercise in college at my rec center, then again with DVDs like Tony Horton – P90X and Bethenny Frankel – Skinnygirl Yoga. Post-college I’ve attended more group classes at my gym while even trying trendy hot yoga and cardio yoga classes! It’s addicting to take a little time for yourself, find your center, ACTUALLY breathe, and get a great workout in all at the same time. What’s been most fun for me this year has been finally pushing my limits and trying more challenging poses like handstands and back bends that I was previously a little scared of. Yoga truly builds confidence in yourself as you build on your skills! I’m all about us women feeling STRONG and stretchy too!

These forest fun photos were taken at the spectacular City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri with photographer: Erin Stubblefield (see her website here). The scenery inside is exquisite and really brings out your inner child! I paired these fun pink/purple printed workout leggings with a light blue racerback tank and hot pink Jockey sports bra (found at TJMAXX)! (Stay Tuned for a “Master List: Workout Leggings” post to see a curated collection of all my favorite places to shop!) Now that it’s spring, I can’t get enough of all the bright and energizing colors out there!

Hopefully you can enjoy a little yoga escape yourself🙂

Namaste,

Sarah, xoxo

P.S. Check out these Sets & Sequins yoga-inspired elastic bands!  Wear them on your ankles or wrists for extra motivation during difficult poses and toss in your hair when you start to sweat! I LOVE THEM! You’ll all be able to order soon! 

Wear them on your ankles or wrists for extra #motivation during difficult poses and toss in your #hair when you start to #sweat! I LOVE THEM! You'll all be able to order soon on the #blog!

 

Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls!

I want to prepare you for #FOODIEFRIDAY tomorrow with my new favorite personal recipe: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls! 

Learn how to make these simple FOUR INGREDIENT Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls on the Sets and Sequins Blog! Just mix pro force protein powder with egg whites and real cinnamon and baste it onto some reduced fat crescent rolls - bake and enjoy! Full step-by-step recipe instructions for making this breakfast at home on the blog. Written by Sarah Bourne! Contact Peak Nutrition in St. Louis, MO for the protein- ask for Brandon Leeker

Product Plug: PRO FORCE from PEAK NUTRITION is the BEST-TASTING PROTEIN I’ve ever come across! The nutrient/macro ratios are perfect, and it mixes in as an ingredient much better than other powders I’ve tried.. and I’ve tried quite a few now! They have many flavors available including Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Banana, Creme Brulee, White Mocha, etc!

The latest and greatest flavor of Pro Force just happens to be Cinnamon Roll! I love to add it in the milk of my cereal for a quick morning meal that will easily keep me full until lunch. When I have a bit more time on my hands, I like to make a much more impressive breakfast with this same flavored whey!

Sets and Sequins Blog: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls - Pro Force Protein from Peak Nutrition mixed with Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, Egg Whites, and real Cinnamon! Simple and healthy! Recipe by Sarah Bourne

Step 1: Order this Cinnamon Roll protein from Peak Nutrition (ask for Brandon Leeker), buy some Reduced Fat crescent rolls, 100% egg whites (pure protein), and some actual cinnamon (no calories). Isn’t that amazing? ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS!

Sets and Sequins Blog: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls - Pro Force Protein from Peak Nutrition mixed with Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, Egg Whites, and real Cinnamon! Simple and healthy! Recipe by Sarah Bourne

Step 2: Mix together two full scoops of the protein powder with three tablespoons of the egg whites. Add a few dashes of real cinnamon, whisk together, and spread out your crescent roll dough on a greased cookie sheet!

Sets and Sequins Blog: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls - Pro Force Protein from Peak Nutrition mixed with Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, Egg Whites, and real Cinnamon! Simple and healthy! Recipe by Sarah Bourne

Step 3: The consistency of the egg white/cinnamon roll protein powder should be pretty thick and gooey. Spread the mixture like icing on the inside of the crescent rolls.

Sets and Sequins Blog: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls - Pro Force Protein from Peak Nutrition mixed with Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, Egg Whites, and real Cinnamon! Simple and healthy! Recipe by Sarah Bourne

Step 4: Carefully roll up the rolls, and spoon some more of the protein mixture on top! Bake your Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls by following the crescent roll directions.

Sets and Sequins Blog: Protein-Packed Cinnamon Rolls - Pro Force Protein from Peak Nutrition mixed with Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, Egg Whites, and real Cinnamon! Simple and healthy! Recipe by Sarah Bourne

Step 5: Drizzle on any remaining protein/egg white mixture and sprinkle on some more cinnamon. NOW ENJOY! These are truly a guilt-free treat for your #FOODIEFRIDAY or a weekend full of workouts! Now you’re packed and ready to go🙂

Happy Baking!

Sarah, xoxo