ATHLEISURE

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This morning as I stood in the never-ending line to check out of Whole Foods, I began to ponder the merits of the new athleisure trend.   Every human in the joint was sporting some kind of lycra pants – jacket – sneaker combo.  And no, most people did not appear to be in post-workout bliss.  I wondered how it has all come to this?  And I wondered this while dressed head to toe in Lululemon.

Hypocrite, party of one.

My feelings on this athleisure trend are decidedly mixed.  On one hand, it feels like we all gave up and moved to sloppy town.   On the other, it’s easy and it feels soooooo darn good.  With more and more high-end designers boarding the sport train, athleisure is here to stay.  And it CAN  be very chic indeed.  Here is the formula to keep your athleisure look comfy, relevant, and not the least bit sloppy.

 

Basic Foundations

 

 

+ En Trend Jacket 

 

 

 

 

+ Sassy Pants Sneakers

 

 

+ Sweet Sunnies

 

+ Fab Crossbody

 

 

 

= Casual Cool

 

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STAR WARS and KAY JEWELERS: FORCE-ful Bling

December 6, 2015 Permalink 0

 

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Did I mention that I am just a teeny tiny bit excited about the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Oh, I did?

Well, I am not just saying it, I am wearing it.

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That’s right, I am sporting some brand new Star Wars bling courtesy of Kay Jewelers.  These are my very own R2-D2 earrings and I haven’t taken them off yet.  Kay has created a full collection of amazing Star Wars-inspired rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and charms.  It’s an outrageously fun collection.

Don’t just use the force, wear it!

 

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 Whether you are on the Light Side or the Dark Side, you know you want a piece of this action.

The collection ranges from $34.99 – $449.99.

 

 

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And for something extra special…Kay Jewelers has created this one of a kind diamond and gold BB-8 collector piece for the Force 4 Fashion fundraising initiative.  18K yellow gold and over 18 carats total weight of diamonds.  It took craftsmen over 600 hours to design and develop this piece.  The BB-8 will be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A stellar force for good!

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The Star Wars Collection for Kay Jewelers

 

 

Rashguards to the Rescue!

August 4, 2015 Permalink 0

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I have just returned from a couple of weeks’ vacation at the gorgeous beaches along Highway 30 A in the panhandle of Florida.  Crystal blue ocean waters, sugar white sands, and blazing temperatures.   As usual I committed to having fun in the sun while fiercely protecting my skin and remaining NOT TAN.  My tools of the not-tan-trade include lots of sunscreen (7 tubes to be exact), extra wide brimmed sun hats (Solumbra), and rashguards from Cabana Life.

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(BTW I failed modeling)

I have to tell you, these rashguards are comfortable and so very flattering.  Plus they block out 98% of both UVA and UVB rays.  Cabana Life also boasts rashguards and swimwear with the same 50+ UV protection for men and children.

Give one of these a try, your skin will thank you.

Pale is the new tan!

 

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The rashguard I am wearing is this limited edition rashguard  ($48) that supports Stand Up to Cancer (S↑2C).

Cabana Life will donate 100% of the proceeds from this rashguard to S↑2C.

 

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Rashguard courtesy of Cabana Life and Stand Up 2 Cancer

Bikini by Lisa Curran Swim

Sunnies by Bulgari

Body courtesy of The Donut Hole (oink)

 

CABANA LIFE
the leader in sun protection

Metallic Sneakers: They’re Back Baby!

May 13, 2015 Permalink 0

I have had a long love affair with metallic sneakers.   The love affair began in the 5th grade with a perfectly en trend pair of silver L.A. Gears.  They were amazing!

 

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It was the end of the 80’s and if it was gold or silver I wanted it strapped to my body.  The shiny metallic sneak became one of my signatures and I wore those L.A. Gears plum out.  When they were gone I missed them so much it hurt.  Cue small streams of tears.  Through the years I have continued to search for metallic sneakers but they were never in great abundance.

I must have  accumulated some good karma last year because guess what?!

THEY’RE BACK BABY!

Silver, gold, metallic, and glittered sneakers are everywhere this season and I am just living the dream!  If you didn’t rock a pair of these jewels back in the day (or if you are like me and you NEVER STOPPED rocking them) now is your chance.

Get the lead out friends, it’s time for your sneakers to SHINE.

And to my classmates…I told you they’d be back.

CHANEL

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JIMMY CHOO

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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

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MARC by MARC JACOBS

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MIU MIU

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SUPERGA

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SAINT LAURENT

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GOLDEN GOOSE

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LANVIN

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ACNE STUDIOS

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