Leah Behr

Shopbop Secret Sale Picks

If you've followed me for a while, you know I love Shopbop and I love nothing more when Shopbop has a sale. Best of all...a secret sale! If you head to the Shopbop site, you won't find any information about the sale. Lucky for you...I've got the insider tip. ;)

Shopbop carries a ton of designer brands like Veronica Beard and Marc Jacobs, but it also carries a lot of my favorite brands that I wear in daily rotation like Madewell, Free People and even Levi. The Shopbop secret sale is the perfect time for to stock up on brands like the latter. And, if you've had your eye on a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots for fall/winter...now is the time to snag them. 

Everything is 20% off with the secret code STOCKUP18. If you spend over $500, you'll get 25% off. I rounded up a few of my favorites below. I know you guys love good everyday basics, so that's what I stuck to. If you plan to shop the Shopbop Sale please click through any one of my links, as I'll get paid a small commission from the sale and it's always appreciated to help keep this blog running!
Drop Waist Dress With OTK Boots
Dress / Boots - currently 40% off with  COZY40 (size up) / Sunnies / Hat - similar  / Bracelet 

I Tried Sculpsure And Here's What Happened

Let's just start by saying I've always struggled with my love handles. Blame it on my affection for sweet treats and wine, or blame it on genetics...I'm not really sure. Either way, it's been my problem area, and a point of insecurity for me for my entire life. I am pretty diligent with my workouts, and keep a well-balanced diet. Still, no matter how hard I tried to shed them, the love handles just stayed. 

I had always heard about body sculpting and had always been curious about if it really worked or not,  but it's a bit of an investment, so I never took the plunge. Like any of us, I really wanted to know that something would work before making that kind of purchase. So when SculptMed Medical Spa in Denver reached out to me about collaborating on one of their medical spa services, I jumped at the opportunity to try body sculpting
Sculpsure Results
Like with anything I write about on here, I want you guys to feel like you can trust my word and that you can lean on me as a resource if you are considering anything from what's the best red lipstick to wear or what microblading is like, and now...my results with Sculpure. It makes me so happy that I have the privilege of trying things like this so that I can be a trustworthy resource to you guys! 

Here's what I learned about body sculpting through my experience and my results. 
CoolSculpting Denver
When it comes to body sculpting, I'm sure many of you have heard about CoolSculpting - the word has become synonymous with body sculpting (kind of like we just say "google" when we talk about searching something on the internet, when there are obviously many other search engine options). ScultpMed actually offers a different body sculpting option called SculpSure, which is much better than CoolScuplting IMO. 

Here's why:

1. Both Cool Sculpting and SculpSure use extreme temperature to change/reduce fat cells, but SculpSure uses heat instead of cold. I've heard when you get done with a Coolsculpting procedure, your skin and fat can feel like an ice block! No thank you! Since SculpSure uses heat, you don't feel a thing when you are done and are back to life as normal.

2. With Coolsculpting, the device is bascially just one big pad that doesn't have the ability to form around your problem area. Sculpsure has several different device pads that can completely conform to you target area, giving you optimal results.

So...I'm sure you guys are dying to know...what were my results? 
Sculpsure Before and After
While I'm not going to share before and afters I can 100% with confidence tell you that I saw great improvement in my stubborn fat around my love handles! I did two treatments, but began to see results a few weeks after the first one. (These photos were taken in San Diego about 5 weeks after my first treatment fyi.)

 I've always felt SO uncomfortable in bikinis because of my love handles. They always seem to pinch and poke in just the right spot, but since getting Sculpsure at SculptMed done, I can totally see an improvement. I wish I would have taken exact measurements before and after, but I can tell you that I for sure know, feel and see a difference. My love handles don't bulge out as bad (or hardly at all) anymore and I even see the difference when I wear form-fitting dresses that I otherwise had to wear Spanx with before.

Sculpsure was 100% non-invasive and effective in removing a large portion of my love handles (or "flanks", as they call them). The whole procedure took about an hour and was fairly comfortable to endure. The device is applying extreme heat to the area, so you can expect it to feel a little uncomfortable at times, but it cycles through from hot to cool to give you a break, so it's totally bearable.

If you are considering body sculpting, I can't recommend SculpSure enough. And, if you are in the Denver area, you have got to to SculptMed medical spa in Denver. They offer a full range of services to include everything from SculpSure to Microblading, Botox and Laser Hair Removal - something I'm thinking of trying out next. SculptMed is graciously offering my readers 20% off all services, if you mention me when booking (the only exclusions to this are injectables and microblading.) You have definitely got to take advantage of this deal!

SculptMed offered me services in exchange for my review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Madewell 25% Off Sale

I know you guys love a good sale, and I just had to share this one. Madewell is having a huge 25% off sale on Fall items, including this colorblock cardigan that  you all loved when I posted on Instagram. It's so soft and dreamy in person, that it was 100% worth the full price, but you should totally snag it while it's 25% off. You won't regret having this in your closet for fall, as it will go with everything!
Cardigan with shorts and booties
Colorblock Caridgan
Linking with Straight A Style

I rounded up a few more of my Madewell sale favorites below.

Cherry Apple Fall Sangria With 14 Hands Wine

* For 21+ only. This post was sponsored by 14 Hand Winery. As always, all opinions are my own.

I can't believe I'm even thinking about talking about fall right now (summer is still here for another week and a half people!), but hey...someone's gotta be looking ahead and preparing us for all the yummy fall libations. #yourewelcome

14 Hands Winery recently sent me their Hot to Trot Smooth Red Blend to try try in honor of their
Run Free Road Trip coming to Denver, and I couldn't help but be inspired to whip up a batch of fall inspired sangria. In an effort to give summer it's proper respect, as we transition into fall, I wanted to come up with a recipe that paired both summer and fall fruits, but also complimented the tasting notes of this great red blend. I immediately thought of ripe summer cherries and crisp fall apples, when I created this yummy Cherry Apple Fall Sangria. The black cherry not only reminds me of summer, but also compliments the black cherry flavor notes in this blend, while the crisp apple flavors lend themselves to the upcoming fall season, while also speaking to the notorious Washington apples that are so prevalent in the region where 14 Hands wine is made.
Cherry Apple Fall Sangria
The Best Fall Sangria

You'll find that a lot of American sangria recipes call for adding sweeteners like brandy or triple sec. You will not find that here. True European sangria doesn't have those add-ins, and I believe that the Europeans were on to something. Instead, I added lemon Italian soda, which adds dimension to this cocktail, without taking away from the flavor of the wine.

Fall Sangria
Cherry Apple Fall Sangria
Cherry Apple Fall Sangria

2 Honeycrisp or Fuji apples - cut into chunks
2 cups pitted frozen cherries
1 bottle 14 Hands Hot to Trot Smooth Red Blend
15 oz lemon Italian Soda
Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices

Combine apples, frozen cherries, wine, and lemon soda in a pitcher. Stir and let sit for at least 4 hours. Serve over ice (optional), and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice in each glass.
Apple Cherry Fall Sangria
14 Hands Winery and I have a ton of fun things on the horizon this week, leading up to Grandoozy (make sure you are following along on Insta.) If you're planning on attending Denver's very first music festival, you have got to meet me at the 14 Hands frosé horse-trailer-turned-wine-bar. Yes, you heard me right! There will be a whole trailer full of frosé! I mean...who cares about The Chainsmokers, when you have that?! Ok, ok...I do. (And,  for the record, I care about you too, Stevie Wonder!) But you can guarantee I'm going to be hanging out with 14 Hands, in between shows. Come say hi! 

If you like this recipe, be sure to pin it! 

Paperbag Waist Skirt

Another Friday is here and I just don't know where the time goes! I've been working on a few BTS projects that have got me going nonstop, so time is just flying past me. To be honest, I am just counting down the days til they are done. All super exciting stuff, but things that are stepping me out of my comfort zone a little (which is good!), and it's just a lot of pressure all at once. I love the challenge though, and doing things that aren't part of my daily grind, because they just make me a better version of me. Ya feel me? So far I've checked two projects off my list, with 3 more in the works. Send some prayers and good vibes that I don't go crazy before they're through. ;)

This skirt has been on major repeat lately, guys. It's so soft and easy to throw on without a second thought, but still comes across super chic. You all know I've been loving the paperbag/high waist trend lately (see here and here). It's so chic, and hides all the late night pizza binge belly bulge, if you know what I mean. ;) 

Speaking of pizza, I just checked out the new Fat Sully's in Colorado Springs last night, and it was so good I ate til I was sick! Guys...I'm STILL full, this morning! It's that good though, so def put it on your list if you haven't been. But I digress...

This paperbag waist skirt comes in 4 colors, but I personally think the olive is dreamy to transition to fall. I get a lot of questions about these pom sandals, and unfortunately they sold out pretty quickly. I got them from H&M though, for like $20 buck! Woot! As we head into fall, I'll probably wear this skirt with sneakers, if you're curious about other ways to style it.
how to style high waisted skirt
straw round bag
high waist paperbag skirt
high waisted skirt
straw bag with tassel
paperbag waist skirt
Tee / Skirt / Shoes (old) / Bag - super similar / Sunnies

What To Wear To An Office Dinner Party

I'm still in shock that the summer is ending, and although I would be happy to have summer weather year round #caligirl, I have to admit that fall will always be my favorite season for the fashion. I mean, not only does it mean all the SS fashion weeks are starting, but it's just the most fun season to dress for.  

I'll be the first to admit that it's fun to layer and get cozied up. I mean, what girl doesn't want that?! It just feels like fall has come too quickly this year, and I had to draw the line at people posting pumpkins in August. Ya feel me?

Speaking of fall wardrobes, I recently added this look to mine. We have an annual company retreat in the mountains each year, with a nice dinner at the end, and I plan to wear this to it. When it comes to figuring out what to wear to an office dinner party, I find it best to keep to work-appropriate attire, that has some sort of glam/evening twist. (In other words, be mindful of nip slips and your CEO seeing one.) This satin top and wide leg pants fit the bill perfectly.

These pants look like they are shorter on the store's site than they actually are, fyi. I actually expected them to be a little bit more structured, but they are definitely more of an easy breezy linen vibe - which I actually love. They run TTS - I ordered a 36 (EU sizing). As for the top, I sized down to get a more fitted look, and ordered a 34.
What To Wear To A Dinner Party
Crop Top And Wide Leg Pants
Satin Top and Wide Leg Pants
What To Wear To A Dinner Party
Chic Dinner Party Look
Dinner Party Outfit
Wide Leg Pants and Satin Top
What To Wear To A Dinner Party
Top / Pants / Shoes - similar below / Bag (old) / Sunnies 

Velvet Blazer

If you've been following along on Instagram, you know I've been heavily protesting fall. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love cozy fall vibes as much as the next basic chick, but it's just too soon to be busting out the pumpkins people! (I mean, give a girl two weeks and she'll be on board, but let me soak up every last second of summer, ok?)

Still, as much as I am not ready for Summer to end, I have to admit that I do love fall. I mostly love fall for the fashion, and all the cozy layers and textures it allows.

Take this velvet blazer, for example. It oozes dreamy fall vibes with its luxe velvet and warm burgundy tone. It's enough to change even this summer loving gals heart to welcome autumn. I sized down for a more snug fit, fyi.

Also, I think I have mentioned it before but guys...you NEED these jeans! They are pretty much all I have been wearing lately. They go with everything and the denim is such a great quality and structure. They feel like $200 designer jeans, but at a fraction of that price. Can't recommend enough!
Velvet Blazer and Jeans
Velvet Blazer and Tee
How To Style A Velvet Blazer
Burgundy Velvet Blazer
Dressing Up Denim
Burgundy Velvet Blazer
Velvet Blazer and Jeans
Sequin Bucket Bag
Dressed Up Denim
Velvet Blazer For Fall
Velvet Blazer / Cropped Denim / Sequin Bucket Bag (Zara - old) / Sunnies / Sandals - super similar / Tee - super similar