Heart Healthy with Gordmans ❤️

Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 840,768 deaths (635,260 cardiac) in 2016? From 2006 to 2016, the US death rate from CVD decreased by 18.6% and from coronary heart disease by 31.8%.

(Statistic taken from the website from the AHA. https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/ten-points-to-remember/2019/02/15/14/39/aha-2019-heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics. )

I was excited to partner with Gordmans to bring awareness to heart health through their campaign #GetPumpedForHeartHealth ❤️ From April 1-30th, with every share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #GetPumpedForHeartHealth, Gordmans will donate $1 to the American Heart Association. If you are interested in learning more about the campaign, you can visit their website HERE.

What does heart healthy look like to you? It could be something as simple as random acts of kindness, cooking healthy meals, or incorporating family time into your day.

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Part of my job as a blogger is to empower other women to feel comfortable in their own skin and clothing. Fashion is obviously a big part of my life and it really is true that you are what you wear! I was able to find so many styles and sizes throughout Gordmans to fit every size and style, including men & children. Don't forget your fur babies either ☺️

Rowan was so happy to pick out her “workout” outfit (pictured below). Heart healthy behaviors start at any age. Get your kids involved and watch them influence their peers as well. It is always a challenge in our home to see how much weight she can lift and how many times and I bet if she had a younger sibling we would have some friendly competitions! Haha If you notice she starts at 2 lbs. ☺️ Get your family moving together!

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Rowan’s outfit and workout gear is provided by Gordmans. You can shop in stores near you and donate directly to the AHA as well!

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Did you know that a balanced eating regimen with foods from all five food groups is key to preventing disease? My nursing background helps me to understand how to keep my family healthy by cooking meals at home, plus with a child it is just plain easier. When you are in charge of the ingredients, you tend to put more thought into what you are feeding your families. I challenge you to cook one more meal a week at home. Set a goal for yourself!

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Being heart healthy doesn’t have to be just consuming healthy foods. I have started off this 2019 year by reading a daily devotional with my morning coffee. It allows me to meditate and relax my mind, freeing it from the anxiety of every day life. Do you take time for yourself throughout the day? If so, what do you do?

So many of you and your loved ones have been affected by heart disease, and I am hopeful that by continuing to bring awareness to to it, we can start to change lives and perspectives on how to live a heart healthy life!

Post a photo TODAY on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #GetPumpedForHeartHealth and tag me in it @ladyandredstyle so I can see it and share it!

Happy Good Friday Friends!

XOXO

THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY SPECIALTY RETAILERS, INC. All thoughts and images are my own.

Made in Iowa- Shop Local Gift Guide

If you are looking to support small businesses, look no further! I love giving and receiving unique gifts and what better thing to do is to gift something made for your state of Iowa! They usually come with a little story or history to them and people appreciate something that has meaning behind it. I think the white elephant and office gifts are the hardest things to find unique gifts for and I hope with this list below, you can cross off just about everyone from your list this season! Remember to shop small and support local businesses!

Below I have highlighted just a few of the gifts available on the Travel Iowa website! Even if you are not in the market for a gift at this time, definitely check out the website as it highlights Things to Do, Places to Stay, Trip Ideas, Travel Regions and of course Gift Ideas. Click HERE to take a look!

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I love these shelves for your basement bar or man cave! They are made from the barrel ends of used Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels. They are 21" diameter and 1" thick and theshelf is 8" deep. Made in Bondurant. $125. Purchase HERE

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Hello perfect housewarming gift, hostess gift or gift for that Grandma who has everything! These are made by Dirt Road Candle Co. in Atlantic, Iowa! $24 for a Holiday sampler of 3 candles. Select your gift HERE

The image below is another great hostess gift! For only $5.95, add a few of these to your cart to accompany a bottle of wine as a gift set. Zaza’s Artisan Pasta is made in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shop HERE

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The older I get the more I love receiving experiences as a gift. Seven Oaks is a great place to ski, snow tube and snowboard in the winter, and to kayak/canoe, river tube and paintball in the summer, all in central Iowa! It is located in Boone – a quick drive from the surrounding cities. Choose your gift certificate amount HERE

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Everyone needs a shirt from Raygun, so start em young! This Iowa-adorable shirt is for the littles in your life. Raygun is located Downtown Des Moines and they are known for their T-shirts with style….and sayings! Purchase yours HERE for only $20.

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Are you really from Iowa if you have not had a Dutch Letter from Jaarsma Bakery? Looking for that perfect gift to take to the office for the staff or bring into your ladies or mens groups? Grab 12 dutch letters for $27 so everyone can experience a little bit of Pella, Iowa. They ship well. Click HERE to browse their website for other tasty treats too.

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I love these printed candle holders $12 each, made by Kara Lynn Schlabaugh out of Iowa City, Iowa. I also think they would be really cute to keep salt and pepper in on the table as decor! Browse all of the styles HERE.

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One of a kind sculptures from Davenport, Iowa are made by Isabel Bloom. Choose from designs that are whimsical, children, animals, inspiring angels, and outdoor statues. Each sculpture comes with a card perfect for the occasion. Looking for something to get a teacher, a mentor, a retiree, or need a gift in a time of sympathy, Isabel Bloom is timeless and sure to make a lasting memory. You can search for the perfect occasion gift HERE.

I have only highlighted a fraction of the gifts available through their website! Start your own search by clicking HERE for a full tour of the website, Travel Iowa.

Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Holiday Shopping with Josephs Jewelers

Josephs. Everyone wants a gift that comes in that iconic gold box. Josephs is a family owned fine jewelry store that has been in business since 1871, with 2 locations, one being in West Des Moines and the other in downtown Des Moines. If you are looking for something stunning, they have you covered, with one-of-a-kind gemstones, and also as an official Rolex retailer. Josephs prides themselves on excellent customer service and employee expertise, you should be able to cross off everyone on your list from this one stop! If you are not local, don't worry, they will gladly ship it to you! 

I completely understand the intimidation factor that comes with going into a fine jewelry store. That is why I have partnered with them, to help you easily navigate the store and products for this gift giving season! I mean, who knew they sold ornaments? You can check out their main website HERE but also for your convenience, I have added direct links to each of the products below that I have selected as my favorite pieces.

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Ornaments! And a lot of them to choose from with prices ranging from $20 up to $75. These are perfect for Grandma, a housewarming or hostess gift, secret Santa, or start a tradition and buy one for yourself! 

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Slate and Tell Necklace. This one comes as is, but there are several charms that you can put together to create your own story. (Pictured below)

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Birthstone Trio Ring. You can add your children's names and birthstones to this ring and make it your own! Perfect for Grandma too. (Pictured below)

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I love anything that you can personalize! These charms are so adorable and make the perfect personal gift. I mean this necklace is only $59!!

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Men's Stainless Steel Black Enamel Cuff Links 

I consider these the perfect gift for any man, including a best man or groomsman gift! With several options to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect pair under $75.

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Stainless Steel Black Enamel Money Clip

This is a M-clip money holder. You slide the black piece up and it forms a clip that makes it easy for you to slip over your cash. All you have to do is slide the black piece down to secure it.

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Sterling Silver CZ X-Cuff I immediately fell in love with this set! I came into the store looking for affordable pieces so I put it back down. A salesperson informed me that it was actually Cubic Zirconia and I was shocked. It is so stunning. 

Sterling Silver CZ Crossover Ring If you have the bracelet, you definitely need the ring to match!

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IDI 14k Two-Tone Disc Necklace When my daughter was born my husband gifted me my first IDI necklace. I get asked about it all of the time because it is so unique and delicate. A piece that you can wear everyday for the non-jewelry people. My necklace is similar to the shorter layer as the 3 side pieces stand for my 3 "children".

IDI 14k Two-Tone Moon and Star Diamond Necklace This one is next on my list of wants! Because how many times a day do I tell my daughter I love you to the moon and back? So so many. 

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Bracelets from top to bottom: TOP bracelet, MIDDLE bracelet, and BOTTOM bracelet. I chose to photograph all of these bracelets because I could not choose a favorite. Pearls are so classic and really any age is wearing them these days and I love that. You need a set of something pearls for those black tie events, even if it is once a year!

14k Yellow Gold White Cultured Pearl Y Necklace

14k Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl Earrings

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14k Yellow Gold Uvarovite  I really have no words for this piece. It is a showstopper.

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View TAG HEUER Collection Tag Heuer Carrera watches. A best-selling watch brand with new styles and face colors available in store and online. Watches literally give the gift of time and I love the idea of his and her watches, but also love these for any recent graduates.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions about any products listed, you can leave a comment here or contact the store directly HERE.

Want to make it even easier for the men in your life? Fill out a Josephs wish list ensuring you get exactly what you want!

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**This is a sponsored post, I have hand selected each item according to my taste to photograph and write about. All opinions are genuine and my own. 

GAP Style Made Easy!

How often do you get to shop alone without your child hiding in the racks and licking the floor or your poor pitiful significant other whining because men don't want to shop or he is staring at every price tag reminding you how expensive it is?? Am I right or am I right? Well, I had an awesome opportunity to collaborate with our local GAP Valley West Store, shop alone and style a few outfits, and post them here for you to make a list and shop fast and smart! P.S. You can call into the store for them to pull and hold the items or make sure they are in stock for you before you make the trip in! Total time saver. And for the people who started reading this and thought to themselves well "I don't shop there" or "it is too expensive for me", well good new because I am thrifty and I NEVER pay full price for anything at the GAP and I have chosen some trendy pieces as long as closet staples you will wear for years. Number one tip is to get the credit card, no seriously. I do not get paid for saying this (wish I did) but every Tuesday you get an extra 10% off of your purchase so wait until they have 40% off and use your card....no brainer! Plus you will earn rewards for using it and you can use it at Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and all GAP stores! If you saw my Instastory over on my Instagram @ladyandredstyle,  you heard that I purchased 12 items for $294 and that was with my 50% off and lucky for you, this week is Friends and Family event which is 50% off for you too 😉 **March 22-27 50% off in store purchases and 40% off at GAP.com or GAP factory store**

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This look is so classic! The details on this tank are so on trend and comes in a few other colors! Always need a neutral cardigan to layer throughout the year and if you don't own white denim, get yourself some right now! These are super comfy and stretchy! True to size.

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Stripe open front Cardigan

Crochet Swing Top

Asher Earrings

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How cute are these sunnies? Yes, even I forgot that GAP has sunnies and they are actually really great quality and obviously cute too! This cami is silky and has a pleated detail that is hard to see in this photo but so cute. Pair with a denim jacket if you want low key, wear alone for a date night or put on a cardi for a relaxed look! So so simple! Plus, it is loose so definitely a must for pizza night ☺️

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Pleat Scoop Neck Cami

Blake Rounded Glasses in store!!

Luna Pendant

Lace Me Up Heels

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Embroidery is not just for your grandma! This season it is hot and especially paired with an off the shoulder look too! This one is very comfy and loose fit so if you want it to look more "fitted" give it a little front tuck like I did in the image above! I paired it with flats but this would be adorable for a concert paired with boots!

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Victoria Pendant Necklace (tassel removed)

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Need a basic pair of skinny jeans? These are your pair! Great color and fit and oh so comfy. Easily could re-wear these a few times in 1 week! This top is light blue stripes with a small bubble like sleeve. It gives it enough of a different look you don't feel like the Michelin man but enough detail to dress up and wear out! Lightweight and perfect transition piece for Spring to Summer.

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Split-Neck Blouse

Stretch True Skinny Denim

Iris Tassel Earrings

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As good as it gets right here! Comfy slip on shoes, boyfriend sweater and girlfriend style distressed jeans. Oh and these are GAP sunnies again. I love black and gold, it just gives it a little sass. These jeans run true to size but are more relaxed than normal, so comfy and the stripe on the sweater is more interesting than just a plain color.

Pair it with an army green jacket or a bomber jacket for another look this season!

Black Leather Waverly Clutch/Purse

Destructed Mid-Rise Girlfriend Jean

Grey Stripe Scoop Neck Pullover

Riad Layering Necklace- Mixed Metals

Sunglasses are in store!

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If you buy one dress this season, please buy this one!! It is so good it hurts! I sized down on this one. The cinched waist tie is enough detail to not have to wear many accessories. The fabric is buttery soft and the color is perfection! This will sell out fast and will be a staple in your closet! Trust me!

Tercel Sleeveless Shirtdress

Put a jacket over it, a bomber, a cardigan for different looks. Pair it with converse shoes, flip flops or short booties like I did. So versatile I could scream!

I look forward to hearing your feedback and hope to bring you more posts like this one since I have been receiving many messages on what pieces I love and friends wanting me to help them manage their closets! I love sharing style with you all and hope you find this helpful. XOXO