CoolSculpting

Tuesday, July 2nd I went to Skin Anti-aging Lounge for my CoolSculpting appointment. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I attended their GLOW into Summer event back in June and got to see an actual procedure being done. Chris was the technician that was there answering questions and performing the treatment.

I know I’m not alone when writing this, but I have areas of my body that cause insecurities. My chin area is definitely one of them. I was intrigued to find out there was a treatment that I could do to remove excess fat with no down time.

I had two separate treatments done along my jawline. One along the right side and one on the left side, they overlapped in the center. Each treatment took roughly 40 minutes long. I would say I tolerate pain really well, and this was a painless procedure. Other than sitting very still for each timed treatment, there wasn’t any discomfort. I literally took mini naps while each treatment was going on.

Some cool facts about CoolSculpting are that the treated fat cells are completely eliminated, where when you lose weight fat cells shrink but do not go away. Also, for me my individualized treatment plan I only had a single treatment, meaning I shouldn’t have to come back again.

I am so excited for the results. I was made aware that results are not immediate that I should start seeing results in a few weeks. With full results in up to 3 months, as the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates those dead cells.

See below my time line of pictures.

Day of treatment, July 2nd.
Top – before procedure.
Bottom – 60 days after procedure.
Top – 60 days after
Bottom – 90 days after

Check out my CoolSculpting Highlight on my Instagram page.

I am beyond thrilled by these results. I know that a proper diet and exercise will now help define my jaw line even more. But at least I know with this permanent treatment, I won’t miss those annoying fat cells any longer!!

Plus I’m a sucker for anything beauty, I’ll try anything if it’s going to help me look thinner, younger, or healthier.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I’d be happy to answer them.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Put a bow on it

I love this dress from asos. I thought the bow was a fun statement piece to have. I paired it with some plain white sneakers. You can certain add a nude heel or a clear wedge.

I left my accessories simple too. I didn’t want to take away from the bow. I am just wearing earrings from the new fall collection called the Gilded Leaf design from Noonday Collection, you can purchase here.

Enjoy more pictures from the shoot and shop my look.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Downer St. Milwaukee

Give me the tea or leave me be

Believe me when I tell you that you need this dress in your closet!

  • Affordable ✔️
  • Midi length ✔️
  • Pockets ✔️
  • Comes in 6 other colors/patterns ✔️

This a-line shift dress definitely checks all the boxes. I dressed this dress up with a pair of blush pumps. I also think that a sophisticated looked requires simplicity, so I kept that in mind with the accessories. This dress came with a matching fabric tie belt that I replaced with a white Gucci belt with gold hardware. A light colored pair of Rattan earrings completed the look. These earrings come in an 8 pack and are under $15!

I’ve linked my look here.

*If you are ever at Stone Creek Coffee, try the blueberry lavender lemonade. It’s so good!

This swing dress is so versatile to style and you can wear it anywhere, to church, wedding, baby shower or work. Throw on a denim jacket and a white pair of canvas mules and it’s perfect for a farmers market run.

Enjoy more pictures from my shoot.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Who would have thought?

MATC Campus in Mequon

When a friend came to me with the idea of taking the riders academy course through Suburban Harley, I was completely hesitant.

Waiting in line selfie!

Six months ago had you have told me that I’d be a licensed motorcyclist and own my own bike, I would have laughed at you.

Suburban Harley supplies the motorcycles and the helmets.

My instructors were Chris and Sarah, they were so good. They definitely gave me important safety information as well as the confidence to actually get on a motorcycle and begin to ride. I want to be clear that I knew absolutely nothing about riding a motorcycle. Nothing. To think that only after a 4 day class, I knew I would want to own my own bike.

Seriously, if you are questioning yourself whether or not to take the class, always remember YOLO!! Why not? I took it with the intention to at least learn additional safety instructions as a passenger. But I promise once you pass, you will love the independence of riding on your own.

Please email or DM me on social media and I can get you more information on signing up for Riders Academy. You can also visit Suburban Harley to see the next available class and locations.

Xoxo,

Ambur

The Sea of smiles

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. That’s what a sunflower does.” – Helen Keller


Being a Wisconsin resident my whole life, I’ve never been to a sunflower field. That’s crazy. After hearing about this place on the news, I decided to make the almost hour trek to Stone Bank School to see the sea of smiles. (A lady that was there visiting walked by and said they call Sunflower fields the sea of smiles, I love that!)

*Pro-tip: this field a majority of the Sunflowers are so tall. Bring a step stool or small ladder for best coverage. I brought a step stool and it worked just fine.

To stand out in a field full of sunflowers, I decided to wear fuchsia ruched bodycon dress and paired it with a cream embroidered kimono duster. Since I wasn’t sure of the terrain, I stuck with my favorite pearl sandals. AND I was finally able to wear my new Kendra Scott earrings and necklace.

This dress is from Amazon and was only $20!! I thought the color was so pretty and it’s perfect for all the summer activities.

It’s also a perfect piece to transition to fall. Throw some over the knee boots, a chunky cardigan, and a felt hat and you are good to go!

Shop my look here.

Xoxo,

Ambur

How cute is my friend Jenny and her daughter Kendall?

Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

Two of my favorite things of all time is travel and my family. I am beyond blessed that I was able to do both two years in a row.

April 2018, was our first trip to Myrtle Beach with a bunch of family. It was literally a trip of a lifetime. That’s when my love affair for South Carolina started. We all knew we would be back.

Being from the Midwest we needed to escape the bitter cold and rain for a week. This trip couldn’t have come at a better time for every single person in my family. Between starting a new job and a tremendous loss in my family we needed to escape reality and fast.

We booked through VRBO for the same exact house and set out on a road trip to the beach.

Our main goal for our week vacation was to relax and hang out with family we don’t get to see that often. We closed down our bar in Cedarburg AT JJ’s Bar & Grill and boarded our dogs so we literally had both nothing to worry about back home.

Here are 6 of my best moments of our vacation:

1) Family game nights.

We played cards and games while winding down for the evening. The laughs are long and the memories are great!

Uno is always a hit with us it’s easy for all ages to play.

2) Harley Rides

Last year and this year we trailered our Harley to Myrtle. Since the weather back home wasn’t the greatest it was nice to get out and ride. This year I got my motorcycle license so my husband wanted to rent a bike for me to ride around and get seat time. As nervous as I was, I couldn’t pass up this scenery. I highly recommend cruising around along the Ocean Blvd.

We ended up renting a Dana Wide Glide. I also loved that the bike it matched my Memorial Day outfit.

3)Slick Track Family Amusement Park

We actually went to two different amusement parks. One in Garden City Beach where almost everyone did the ejection seat. As terrified as I was, once we were at the top the views were unbelievable. My 12 year daughter ended up doing it too. Another thing we did was go- carting. Another perfect activity for all ages.

All three tracks I kicked butt, I definitely had the fastest cart.

4) Garden City Beach

Beach days were the best days. Since we went during Memorial weekend, they were busy. It was so nice since our house was only a block and a half away. Plus, we had golf carts which made it easy to pack a cooler and stay the day.

The kids boogie boarded and played in the ocean jumping the waves.

Even though we had our own private pool, it was relaxing to enjoy ocean/beach therapy.

5) Family Pictures

Last year was the first time we did family pictures while on vacation. I thought we were are all together anyways let’s hire a photographer and take family pictures. (I’ll post two from last year too.) Every year I try to think of themes and send the photographer my inspo shots.

Since we were down south I wanted the mossy oak trees as a background. And you can’t go wrong with the pictures on the beach. 2019 Family photos taken by One Life Photography.

I love styling photo shoots even if it’s with my family. They always turn out so nice. 2018 Family photos were taken by TiaLee Photography.

6) Brookgreen Gardens

My cousins and I went to the Brookgreen Gardens to take pictures for Instagram. It’s south of Myrtle Beach and it’s a sculpture garden. They were setting up for an art fair while we were there. Plus, we heard from locals that we may actually get to see an alligator. If you are ever in South Carolina you have to see the live Mossy Oak alley. It was so pretty.

We went an hour before they closed; it wasn’t busy and the lighting was great for pictures.

Xoxo,

Ambur

About me

Hi, Welcome to the Ambur A. Vance blog. I’m Ambur a lover of fashion, travel, and style. When I am busy not chasing the current fashion trends, planing our next vacation, or reviewing the newest beauty products; I stay busy running the bar that my husband and I own in Cedarburg, WI AT JJ’s Bar & Grill, stop by next time your in town and say hi. Being a mother to a preteen daughter you can catch me being a ‘momager’ for her next photo shoot or being her biggest fan at her cheer competitions, plus I am always driving her somewhere. We try to travel as much as we can as a family so follow us on our adventures at #vacationwiththevances as we travel the world.

The Vance Family in Myrtle Beach 2019
AT JJ’s in Cedarburg, WI and Big Red