As the days click by, I continue to integrate Revolt Now Fitness into my daily workouts. For those that are following this workout (or aren't), many ask what do I use when I am doing the workouts. Over the years, I have build up quite a collection of items to use from pilates bands, a number of yoga mats a Core Body Reformer and more. Roll over the above images to see what I enjoy using and where you can snag it. Interestingly enough, I have to say that a number of my work out gear and outfits actually come from TJ Maxx as a number of my fave brands such as Avia, Fila, Puma and more can be found there for super cute looks whether I'm running in Central Park, taking a session at Exhale Spa or are working out at home.
Being a girl from the Midwest, I love sports and so the summer Olympics is definitely something that I am a huge fan of! If you missed our on my of the looks that countries will be wearing during the Opening Ceremony, events and Closing Ceremony - check out WWD (you may need a subscription) to see the spreads that started yesterday and will continue over the next few days! Each day we will focus on the Olympics and I had to start out with Team Jamaica! I had to share Cedella Marley's (daughter of Bob Marley and designer of High Tides looks as she teamed with Puma as well as the Jamaica Olympic Association and created a number of looks. You can definitely see the influence of her father as the opening ceremony has lightweight, short-sleeve button-front shirts in army green with black accents at the shoulders, a black skinny tie and an embroidered Jamaican flag patch on the right breast. This look is known as the “Buffalo Soldier button down” and has the words “Positive Vibrations” stitched inside of the collar, both references to Bob Marley songs. When I was at the preview for Bob Marley's movie here in NYC, Cedella shared these insights with us. Within this look, men have the choice to rock a military-style jacket or a sweater. The uniform’s trousers will be either yellow (with a black tuxedo stripe down the outer leg) or black.
Team Jamaica's ladieshave a single option for the opening ceremony outfit, which consists of a knee-length black-and-yellow allover leaf print skirt, Cedella Marley designed a black, military-influenced jacket with a green contrast stripe running vertically down the button placket, a green belt at the waist and green accents at the cuffs - known as the "Satisfy My Soul" jacket. The looks debuted earlier this month in London where she was quoted as saying to Usain, "... this is the first time Daddy is actually going to the Olympics ... and you’re going to be wearing him on your shoulder.”
Across the runways of SS 2012 during NYFW, the colors known as orange, clementine and tangerine - hit front and center for women as well as for men! If the color is a bit off putting to your style aesthetic, today we have a roundup of fun ways that you can include these vibrant hues within your guy's wardrobe from scarves from Faliero Sarti, shoes from Sperry, Nike and Havaianas, bags from Puma, bowties from Brooks Brothers and cufflinks by Barneys!
As I mentioned last week, it's all about staying healthy on Kitten Lounge whether it's for a designated event or your lifelong process. Each Fri, you're going to find fab ways to get styled to look fab but to dress appropriately at the gym. Right now, my obsession is workout leggings! Not only are they comfy but it pulls together your look in such a great way! Stella McCartney's yoga stretch jersey pants are definitely a must! I've been wearing these pants this week during my workouts. I love tanks and once again this Nike tank has that great fashionable look while also being suitable for hitting the machines. Complete the look by this brands' hoodie - especially when the weather begins to turn. I love Puma's and this is a cute look. I love sporting grey and black and although I pair down my jewelry when I work out, I don't exercise without at least a little bling. I'm loving Emily Armenta's ring which is definitely something you'll notice when you're on the elliptical.
Earlier this week, I've been tweeting out about Fresh Diet. No I'm not looking to lose a lot of weight as I'm a size 2 but I do believe that it's important to stay toned. As you know, I'm always traveling for work, running to events and attending brand meetings for collaborations. This means I'm grabbing food on the go or I'm so tired when I get home that I may not be making the most healthy choices (or falling asleep out of pure exhaustion). Whether you're like is super crazy or you feel that you need portion control, Fresh Diet is a customizable meal plan that creates order out of your culinary life. First you select how long your plan will be for (mine is a month), how many calories you wish to eat (I picked 1100 - 1200) and then comes the fun part. Go to your pantry and select the items that you don't like by food category. This will help you when you start selecting your daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert - if you opt out of dessert you can have another snack or appetizer) as it will alert you when an ingredient you don't like is included within an item you selected. For every meal, you choose between a small selection of items and each day, you get a new series of items to choose from! Once you select, you wait for your meal to arrive which is at your door (or in my case doorman). When you've completed your meal, you can place your bag outside and they swap it - no intrusion, no worries about waiting around for the delivery and all the heating instructions are included on your handy dandy menu. I'm a huge fan and have had such a fab selection and I love that a rep reaches out to ask how everything is going. If you need to halt a delivery, everything can be managed within your account online - easy! It's definitely worth checking out and I love that they are sponsoring us in our #KLFitness as we tone up for Fashion Week.
He's always on the move whether it's taking a million conference calls, walking me through a program or just doing the do with the necessities of life - errands. But I think any opportunity that you're up and about is one that must be dressed for. Today, he rocks Helly Hansen's Dubliner Jacket which we just received earlier this week and is perfect for the in between weather that we will experience over the next few weeks! I love that this line is all about the active girl and guy who could be running around the city or actually using their items for the high seas! It's all about endurance and when you're running errands, you need plenty of that! To complete this look, he loves rocking a fab pair of shorts as it's a great way to get things done, a pair of comfy sneakers from Puma and a snazzy low neck tee from T by Alexander Wang! There's no need to bum around when there are errands to be done!
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