Baboosh Baby

Baboosh! It’s gone!

   
 When I was pregnant with Hudson I had dreams of losing my baby weight in 3-4 months. Little did I know that I wouldn’t even get to begin working out until 9 weeks post baby (2 months) because my stitches ripped about 2-3 weeks post birth. With that said, Hudson is now 6 months old and I still haven’t quite got to my pre-pregnancy weight yet (but I am within 7 pounds so I am ok with that). Bodies change with babies, you have to get over it basically! The one thing I hated was my belly still looking pregnant post-baby. I used the Baboosh baby taut, which basically holds in your stomach and helps it shrink faster over time (think a modern day, painless corset). I have to say I didn’t wear it near as much as the directions said to, and I still noticed a huge difference after wearing it. My stomach went down much faster from using it and it adjusts with you (via velcro) as you get smaller (along with a good diet and exercise of course). With that said, if you want to get results faster…I would definitely recommend wearing one- just go to the Baboosh Site. Brooke Burke endorses this product and came up with it, so you know it has to be great, look at her after having several kids!

 
XOXO
Audra

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Workout with Kate Hudson

Who doesn’t have a woman-crush on the gorgeous, talented and super-fit Kate Hudson? I don’t even watch Glee, but I had to tune in to see Kate sing and dance because she is one of my favorite triple-threats! Kate has recently co-founded Fabletics, which makes active-wear to die for, that won’t break your budget. Think Lululemon, but affordable! I am sold on Fabletics, plus they give you 50% off your first outfit and free shipping for signing up on their website Fabletics.com. They ask you several questions and even give suggestions to items you may like! Genius! The items I started off with were the Lima Capri in black, the Luena legging in black, and the Norwalk tank in white/bright aqua. A long black legging and a cropped legging are staples every girl needs to have, and these are WONDERFUL! They are 88% Polyester/12% Spandex and offer a smooth, chafe-resistant design. They are also nice and thick (but not too thick) so you can’t see through them like a lot of cheaper leggings, and you can even wear them with normal clothes too because there isn’t a huge logo anywhere visible either. The norwalk tank is great because it is super cute and loose, and since I just had a baby 4 months ago I don’t exactly want a skin tight top yet. It gets as tight as you want at the bottom so if you are doing yoga or pilates and have to bend over, your shirt doesn’t constantly ride up revealing your belly for all to see…gasp! I love the bright colors they offer in this norwalk tank, plus I love that you get a tank and sports bra in one piece so you don’t have to go searching for two separate pieces, cause “ain’t nobody got time fo that!” Haha!

  

Hope you enjoy this fabulous line! I know I will be going back for more!
XO
Audra

LovingYou.com

As many of you know, in addition to Audra’s Picks, I have begun a new job as a Contributing Writer for LovingYou as well. My first article just went live so you can click here to read it (please) Audra’s LovingYou article. I will not post on Audra’s Picks about every LovingYou article…so if you want regular updates please follow me on Twitter (because I am on there all the time) @AudraMcElyea Click here to follow @AudraMcElyea. Thanks for all the support and I hope you enjoy my first article. I will have three more coming next week! Also, for Audra’s Picks I will have a special guest post for me very soon…so keep your eyes peeled for updates on that by following Audra’s Picks on Twitter or Like my Facebook page (info. on this on the right sidebar of the blog)! Thanks for all the support!

XO
Audra

Your Guide To Fall Fashion Trends 2012

I have researched the hot looks for Fall 2012 and here are some of the trends

Gothic,Wine-y Red, Wide Belts, Colorblock, Cable knit sweaters, Snow White, Leopard, Orange, Gold, Sheath dresses, Shearling, Leather, Eastern influence, Floral…enjoy!

xoxo

Audra

 

 

-Eastern Influence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Wine-y Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Cable Knits

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Leather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Snow White

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Sheath Dresses

 

 

 

 

-Floral

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Best Dressed This Week

Blake Lively at the premiere of “Savages” in Zuhair Murad Couture

Eva Longoria At the Monte Carlo TV Festival closing ceremony in a Marchesa origami gown

Jennifer Aniston celebrates Shirley MacLaine’s AFI Life Achievement Award in a Burberry gown

Katy Perry at “The Tonight Show” in Roland Mouret

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Danskin Shorts At Walmart

Hate spending a fortune on workout clothes? Me too! So get to Walmart for some Danskin mesh shorts! I get them in the little girls section think (XL) = a woman’s (S) for just $4.98 or in the women’s for around $7.98 they are supercute and won’t break your budget! All mine are from the girls section I am extra budget conscious about spending on clothes I am just going to sweat in. Let me know if you like…

Xoxo
Audra

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Best Dressed This Week (Thus Far)

Best Dressed of The Week (thus far)

Eva Longoria- in Victoria Beckham at David Letterman

Miranda Kerr- in Carla Zampatti at The Women of Style Awards in Sydney

Kate Middleton- in Jenny Packham At a gala at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the countdown to the London Olympic Games.

Nicole Scherzinger- in Herve L. Leroux at the Men In Black 3 Premiere

Diane Kruger- in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown at the Cannes Film Festival

Eva Longoria- in Marchesa at the Cannes Film Festival

Jenny McCarthy- in Michael Kors at the NBC Upfront Event

Charlize Theron- in Christian Dior at the UK Premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman

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South Moon Under

So I am out shopping in the D.C. area with my friend Brittany and we go to a store called South Moon Under. It is a great store that has some pricey things and some not so pricey things. The clothes, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, and menswear were all great. I especially liked this large turquoise handbag that was only $68, but I resisted the urge to buy it. Literally like ten minutes later my only purse I brought with me to D.C. (Pinky) broke. So I went straight back to South Moon Under and bought this awesome leather turquoise bag. I recommend going to southmoonunder.com and shopping around. Do you love my new bag? I do!

xoxo
Audra

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Spring Scarves

I love me some lightweight Spring Scarves, I have several in pastel colors and two lacey neutral ones for Spring. Lace-like or delicate scarves are big for Spring and I just had to share the one I found today. To give you an idea, my other lace one that is also a neutral color was $18-20 from a boutique. Can you believe I found this one at Wal-Mart for $4.66? What a great fashion forward buy! I will have to say the others there weren’t as easy on the eyes that I saw there, but this one is a STEAL!

xoxo
Audra

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