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.
Even though I can't complain about our winter at the moment, I am definitely looking forward to the Spring! There's something about wearing lighter coats until eventually, you're not wearing a coat at all which puts an extra bounce in your step. The week before last, I headed over to TJ Maxx's Spring preview which showcases what they have in their stores from a number of fun blazers, maxi dresses and more! I have to say that I fell in love with a pink Cynthia Rowley blazer, Alice + Olivia shoes (pictured above) and more! In addition to a number of pieces within their stores being straight from the runways of your favorite brand, I loved that they shared fabulous trends that are dominating the season - many of them being ongoing classes! I loved this Black and White group as I love wearing these hues together - very chic! When putting your look together, it comes from a number of sources that allow your outfits to truly pop.
Although we're thinking about getting gifted around the Kitten Lounge Loft (Happy Christmas Eve to everyone and those celebrating other winter holidays, enjoy them without a doubt), I have to say that my mind around this time of year goes to the beginning fashion tradeshows that kick off my fashion calendar as well as such events as Sundance Film Festival. It's going to be an amazing 2012 of travel and although some of us will have to deal with pesky outerwear, there is no reason to reduce how cute we can look as snowbunnies (regardless of how mild the weather may appear to be in NYC or other locales). First off, I am obsessed with a new outerwear find to me, Hawke & Co. courtesy of TJ Maxx. This season, I will enjoy wearing a number of my tapered coats and capes; however, with images of people skiing last winter on Park Ave, I knew I needed a coat that was puffy, long, had a hood and would be super warm! This definitely fit the bill! Last winter I received these exact Sorel boots known as Cate the Great which are an awesome grey which works well with my grey coat (which also comes in black and brown). These boots are perfect when it is snowing, when you're walking through slush and I love the furry detailing and the fact that they come up high.
Although I want to be warm, I know that it is essential that I'm still cute as I will be heading to the airport for warmer climates, running around the city and more and you can't skimp on the cute factor. Pair this look with Hotel Particulier's Fox Fur hat which is so cute and cozy. Ralph Lauren keeps your hands warm and accessible to grab your phone with these fingerless gloves that have fab cable detail on the outside. Of course, exposed fingers allow for fabulous cocktail rings to grace your finger - including this one by JLRicci which is made of smoky quartz. Finally, it's always about the bag and I'm loving Furla's shearling camel hobo bag which is easy and yet makes a fab statement no matter where you are off too!
Earlier this week - yes the one that was super rainy, windy and just annoying navigating around NYC all day long. I am someone who never likes to run around wearing wellies and wet things but there was no choice as I was very excited about heading over to someone that I definitely admire within my fave field - accessories! Pamela Pekerman hosted her 2nd Annual Accessorize for the Holidays event at Kimpton Hotel's Ink 48 (a fab sponsor). We didn't have to worry about raindrops as Pamela insured that one of her sponsors, Ford picked us up in cars to the hotel. It was a nice way to get ready for a cozy night in with friends, accessories, nibbles and bevvies. I arrived rocking dual animal prints, leggings, wellies, trench coat and fab scarf!
Once inside, we headed up to the Heaven Over Hell's Kitchen Suite where we had the option to enjoy getting our hair touched up as well as manis in a portion of the suite courtesy of Maria Bonita Spa. As everyone settled in and enjoyed nibbles and bevvies, we were introduced to Pamela Pekerman's holiday picks (above she takes a picture with one of her friends from The Real Housewives of NY, Romona Singer who also brought her daughter along for the fun) which were focused on us getting ready to travel home and getting ready to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. We were introduced to fab Swarovski bling from Chelsea Taylor which I have had the pleasure of wearing for my appearances on HSN as I love to add a little sparkle which you can as well when you're at home with a fab brooch, ring and more (they even have water bottles that are blinged out).
In addition to loving a bit of bling, it's absolutely necessary to have a scarf - not just for cold weather, it looks amazing to have just a pop of color while keeping your neck cool! I have been living in my Olsen Europe scarf in ombre which looks so luxe and has been getting so many compliments! It comes in a number of colors as well as styles so you'll find the perfect one that works for your look. When it comes to finding your style, it's all about color so I love that Pamela introduced us to a site where you can shop by category but more importantly, you're favorite hue! Colour Me is the perfect site for the times when you're super particular on getting that shade but want to see all the available options!
My FAVE FAVE FAVE item of the night was from The Chick on the Go! Interestingly enough, Pamela joked that I needed this since I am always going on air and I was one of a few people that won an entire collection. This fab brand has a kit which has 5 garments and 2 accessories in it and a card that shows how you can make 25 outfits - (includes black pants, white long sleeve top, white tank, black tank dress, black poncho and a sash in white as well as black) within a case and is $289 total. I love the fact that it travels well and ensures that you can make everything fit in your bag when you're traveling which is nice as it can go over your head on your flight. As you think about traveling via your favorite airline, Travalo allows you to pump your favorite fragrance into this atomizer without dripping everywhere and this TSA 3 fl oz container ensures that you can take your scents with you.
Finally it's all about the look and we ended the night with Franco Sarto boots which elongate the leg, are comfortable and are staple as the weather goes from crisp to chilly! In addition TJ Maxx and Marshall's completed the night as they are a great way to obtain various on trend and designer looks from attire, body and home which is essential for all of your personal touches!
Definitely take some time to look at all the images photographed by Shawn Punch from the event which gives you a 360 of everything from participating brands, fab touches of the events, editors and more!
Let's kick off the first day of July off right with some fun chatting between fab peeps! Celebrity Stylists Cojo and myself talk about shopping International brands without leaving your local TJ Maxx. You can get phenomenal beauty brands, food and home decor! With 4th of July being around the corner, what a great option to ensure that you're ready for parties, guests or just having some much deserved rest! If you have missed some of our previous photos with one of my fave personalities, take a peek at some previous posts about Summer Trends 2011 and of course More Summer Trends for 2011.
Steven Cojocaru also known as Cojo storm TJ Maxx in order to find out some of the most amazing finds that can be seen at your local store! Not only is it fun to hear us gabbing but there are some amazing finds that you'll definitely want to find out when thinking about stocking your summer wardrobe! If you missed our last video, check out our Summer Trends!
I grew up watching Steven Cojocaru also known as Cojo talking fashion, celebs and more on the Today Show back when I was in high school. I fell in love with his pithy style and saying things the way he felt it! Who knew years later that my career would involve fashion, styling and designing! So when I was in DR completing my second season with Sebago for my Spring 12 collab and learned that I would have an exclusive opportunity to film segments with him, I said yes. Cojo is phenomenal and we filmed a number of segments which we will post on Kitten Lounge for sure! Spending two hours with Cojo means a lot of laughter, learning and just seeing that he sees people as glamazons ready to paired in the way that we should be! Watch as we talk Summer Trends and learn how TJ Maxx brings this to you in season with a number of brands that are in your magazines right now! Also check out my personal loves as I'm featured in today's Mingling Mondays!
Earlier this month I headed out to Boston to visit the headquarters of TJ Maxx and Marshalls as they brought in various influential bloggers within the digital space. Now I will have a full post about our trip which allows us to learn more about what being a #Maxxionista is but today it's about Boston. I had never been to this city before and I must say that a 40 mins flight is the best travel to get there. I was so excited about checking out The Liberty Hotel as from the site it looked great. It wasn't until I checked in and was sipping on my complimentary champagne that I was told that it used to be The Charles Street Jail! Standing in the lobby, I looked at it with new eyes and realized yes this did look like a jail and although it's 4 stars I got a little nervous until I was staying in the new part known as the tower. The second video above is the way that this hotel allows you to say that you don't want to be disturbed. You can place your Solitary key on the door. I have to say that I wanted that key as we all know that I'm obsessed with wearing them but I did leave it behind haha!
There were quite a few people that were sent out on this trip and on the first night I hung out with Bryce Gruber of The Luxury Spot, Alexis Wolford of The Beauty Bean and Daniel Saynt of Fashion Indie. I had recently met Alexis through our Miami trip at the Delano for Schick but I've known Daniel and Bryce for awhile. While eating dinner, we saw a carousel across the street and vowed that we'd take a ride. We got the last one of the night and since I forgot my camera, Daniel was awesome to take the vid but you can hear him in the back. Although the trip was overnight, it's definitely a city that I want to explore a lot more!
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