For the past 11 days, I have been adding an additional layer to my workout with Revolt Now Fitness which allows me to work out every day without having to leave my home. This is great as many times I have done it from my tablet, laptop, phone etc whether it's been in my apartment or when I've been on the road. It's that season where toning up is the theme of the season as the Spring makes me think of the summer, beaches and being on a rooftop, appearances I'll be making and TV Segments. The ease of being able to add this into my workout and being able to rewind it as I do a number of workouts throughout the week, is why I'm a fan of Revolt Now Fitness.
When working out, a goal is always an essential and although there are a few of them, I think there is no goal more sobering then of course fitting into your fave bikinis as they become an essential for this upcoming season! My beach look will include fabulous bikinis from Dolce and Gabbana in Sicilian Print. Pair this with Yosi Samra's flip flops in bronze which is a great color to where with a number of hues. Finally, accessorize this look with a statement ring from Maison Martin Margiela's gold tone pearl ring.
Over the past month, Kitten Lounge has been reviewing Lucille Roberts and our biggest take away is that in addition to the wide selection of classes and a number of locations throughout NYC (check your area to see where one is in your city) - I love the fact that they have trainers and it has definitely helped me even when I am not working out at this gym! It's great to build a relationship with the person who works with you as well as to let you think about what you want to target everytime you meet with one another. Later this week, I also had the opportunity to do Fuse Pilates (more on this later in the week). When I'm working out, I always think about what outfits and events will I be going to and what do I need to work out. When it comes to summer, I'm all about my arms, fab legs and of course great upper and lower abs!
With that in mind, I present a fun look that I'll be rocking in a few weeks for an event that I am hosting! I am obsessed with Halston Heritage as they always get it right. I love the chic, flirty and girly look of this dress. But, I love dressing things up and putting a little edge on it for sure. This dress seriously focuses on your arms and begs for a fab pair of legs. Pair this with fab heel-less shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti which of course means that you need rocking leggings. When it comes to the arms, adorn them - these cuffs by Maison Martin Margiela which brings out your inner Wonder Woman! Slip on one of my fave designers, Sevan Bicakci and top it off with this cork handbag by Kara Ross!
When I think of someone with fab men's style two people come to mind, McArthur Jospeh comes to mind. Not only is he the editor at Fashion Indie but he is also a menswear blogger for his own site, Daily Mister. I love how he nails the bow tie look everytime that I see him at an event, in his offices or when he's snapped by others at an event! Second, is Quentin Washington of Avenue Swank which is the epitome of someone who is always suave and chic whether he's in his hometown of Washington or popping into the city to attend events. I love their personalities and with them in mind, they have inspired today's post!
Here is a way of creating that same fab style and of course you can put components of it together or break it apart to make it your own. Start off with these fab cornwall blue striped bermuda shorts by Kai-Aakmann. I love that these shorts elongate the leg and when paired with a crisp white button down shirt by Maison Martin Margiela (who has a fab design house for men and women). Roll up the sleeves to give it a bit of a comfortable edge and top is off with this fabulous Etro fedora hat which has a lot of varying prints which is perfect for this look! Make the look pop from the blues by introducing the yellow paisely bow tie that's available at Mr Porter. Accessories are everything so we have to have the perfect tote to hold it all together - I love the Fendi washed calfskin cut out bag! This is perfect when you're running from one appointment to the next as no one likes a bag man! Finally, chic is defined by these fabulously suede Tod's driving loafers. Love the color and the serene yet sporty look that it adds into this overall look.
It's all about bringing sunshine with you wherever you go! Start off with this fun piece by Thakoon! Sometimes people get overwhelmed when choosing pieces that not only have a primary vibrant color but other hues that are in it as well! I love that there is such an exotic look to this dress that you should pair it with a set of 2 bronze tone arm cuffs from Maison Martin Margiela. Slip on Elliott Chandler's citrine cocktail ring as it's another item to keep you in a sunny disposition. Julie Tuton's earrings are the perfect way to rock this look for those messy bun days. This Chloe sequined box clutch ties in the remaining colors of this dress in a fun way without being matchy matchy. Finally Charlotte Olympia has fabulous Rapunzel raffia crepe de chine wedge pumps which are super cute and sweet to this fun look.
This is the season where you start to add on more layers as it's not quite enough to get a full on coat but you can't just keep it light. One of my favorite colors is grey and when it comes to my outerwear, I love rocking this hue and popping in some tans. I'm loving UGG Australia's Fingerless Shortie with Shearling Gloves. I love wearing fingerless since I'm always doing a million things where it's easier for me to get items done. On days when I feel the need to layer in a different way, why not rock a pair of Maison Martin Margiela Wool Blend Arm Warmers. This is cute to wear with short and long sleeve tees. When your toes get a little chilly, rock Sorel's Crazy Cable Wedge Boots which has a nice leg warmer touch and I love the whimsical and yet cabinesque feel with the little bears that are across the top of the shoe.
I love rocking scarves and why not go with Missoni and a fab open weave mix of grey and tan together which is super cute. As mixed hues continue within this post, I'm loving this fabulous hat by Simonetta Ravizza Zebra Print Fur Cap which is so cute and chic! Wrap it all up by rocking this lustworthy bag by Christian Louboutin Sybil Springbock Fur Tote which looks amazing with a fab pair of jeans or my new fave - leggings. What I love most about this look is that you can wear the most simplest of items and rock these items to up it! Take some time to think about your favorite winter hues and what we will begin to see more of since it will be under outerwear.
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