How to Wear Crazy Fun Leggings – From the Gym to the Street!

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Gone are the days of the boring black Lulu crop, now it’s all about expressing yourself with crazy leggings. Not only are fun prints replacing basic black in fitness clubs, but they’re becoming a staple street wear piece with the whole “athleisure” trend. Continue reading

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Barre vs. Weight Lifting – Which One Is More Effective For Weight Loss?

So many women are afraid that traditional weight lifting will cause them to bulk, so they turn to Pilates or Barre as an alternative to lose weight or stay in shape. This past January after almost a year of high intensity resistance training and interval cardio, I decided to switch up my fitness routine for a more gentle, low maintenance approach. I traded free weights for Barre exercises and low impact mat work (a few of my favorite workouts here and here). Rather than HIIT cardio, I did longer, steady state sessions. I was curious as to how it would change my physique, and a whether it would provide insight into whether weightlifting causes bulk.

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Billowy Heart-Printed 90’s Shorts – The Cutest They’ve Ever Been

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When I first saw these shorts, I thought, “such 90’s shorts!!” and instantly pictured Rachel from Friends. When I Googled to see if I was right, I came up with these tight pink bicycle 90’s shorts (nooo thanks)…but also these vintage ones that look almost identical to what I’m wearing. So, they kind of are? They’re also sort of like a shorter version of culottes, those awesome wide-leg cropped pants making a comeback that are reminiscent of the 1940’s. From some angles, you can’t really tell if they’re shorts but at the same time they don’t fall quite like a skirt. I love it! Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Vintage: Why it Belongs in Everyone’s Closet

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What is vintage?

My sommelier friend would describe vintage as a high quality wine produced in a particular year. But when it comes to your closet, vintage refers to items that are “not new but valued because of their good condition and attractive design”. That’s exactly how I would describe the vintage in my closet!

I cottoned on to vintage back in high school, when it just started to become trendy to snag finds at thrift stores. It’s quite the high when you find a quality piece for an amazing deal. While I’m not a crazy thrifter, I’ve scooped up some classic vintage pieces through the years that I know will be permanent fixtures in my closet. Continue reading

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The Surprise Benefit of Your Gym Outfit: How Compression Gear Keeps Your Body Tight

You might have heard about compression clothing, whether it was on the label of those cute workout crops you just bought, or in a fitness magazine. That’s right, compression isn’t just for the socks your grandmother wears to help her circulation anymore. It’s taken off in the world of fitness since studies have shown that it can improve endurance and recovery. Another benefit of compression fitness gear that we don’t necessarily see advertised? Full body support. It’s not just the skin on your face (or chest) that sags over time, and compression garments can help keep everything perky!

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Opinion of a Fit Girl Part 2: Fake Sugar, Fasting, and Low Carb Diets

There are a lot of diet trends that are big in the media right now. As someone who’s been working out since high school and eating a clean diet forever (thanks Mom!), I’ve tried many things. I’ve been lucky to learn what works best for me and have managed to stay super fit through some insanely busy times ( Opinion of a Fit Girl Part 1 talks about my thoughts on some of the latest fitness trends ). Like this week for example – whew! While everyone is different, I feel like I have good insights into the sustainability and effectiveness of some of these diet trends.

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Vibrant Florals & the Perfect Fit – A Custom Made Dress for Less

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It’s no secret that I don’t always fit everything off the rack, and as a result I often end up tailoring my pieces. I used to have an 80 year old tailor called Yanni in NYC, who gave me a deal I couldn’t pass up so I would bring him almost everything… even though sometimes he forgot to actually tailor things before he gave them back to me. He was the sweetest!

Even if you have the perfect sample size body type, you can’t beat having a dress cut perfectly to proportion. When eShatki reached out to me to collaborate, I was really excited to try their customized clothing. Featured in both Glamour and Oprah magazines, this company makes tops, pants, dresses, and even super trendy jumpsuits. All of the pieces are made to order and are available in a wide range of sizes at super affordable prices. All you have to do is take a few measurements, submit them with your order, and boom! In less than two weeks your perfectly fitting piece arrives in the mail. Continue reading

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