Feb 29, 2012

Strong is the New Skinny: Part 4/ HIIT

HIIT Training: 
 is a type of cardio training in which you alternate short, very high intensity intervals with longer, slower intervals to recover. It also helps to burn fat. (source)

This has always been my favorite type of workout because it keeps the workouts fresh and new to me. I get bored working out very easily. HIIT workouts can be done on any exercise machine or even outside if you have a great sport's watch with a timer. Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Treadmill Workout #1
interval workout 1

Treadmill Workout #2

Treadmill Workout #3

Treadmill Workout #4

Elliptical Workout
5 minute warm-up --20 minutes of intervals (20 seconds with ramp at 15, resistance at 15, strides between 155-160 followed by 40 seconds at ramp of 15, resistance at 7 and strides between 115-120) End with a 5-10 minute cool down
Have you tried HIIT? Did you like it? What are your favorite workouts?
(Sources) 1/2/3/4
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Feb 27, 2012

A Little Edge


{Outfit Details} BCBGMAXAZRIA Leather Vest (borrowed), Vintage Sweater, Gap Denim, Forever 21 Motorcycle Boots (similar), Marc Jacobs Stam Bag, Vintage Necklaces, Karen Walker Sunnies

Cannot get enough of this amazing leather vest that I scooped up from the BCBG showroom when I was in NYC for Fashion Week. It has the perfect amount of edginess and adds a little something to every outfit. 

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Feb 24, 2012

California Dreamin'

One: Stripe Front Knot Shirt with Silk Runner Shorts and Flats
Two: Mara Hoffman Fluorescent Bikini
Three: Chiffon Placket Shirt, Denim Cut-offs, Hayden Sandals
Four: Shoshanna Pansy Garden Pareo

Wishing I was somewhere warm with a golden tan.

Feb 21, 2012

Bow Tie Manicure


I originally saw this bow tie manicure over on Refinery 29 and knew I had to re-create them on my own nails.  I headed over to my nearest CVS and picked up the Sally Hansen nail art pen and created the little bow ties. I am totally not ambidextrous- hence the reason you only see my left hand in these pictures ;)
What's your favorite manicure trend?

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Feb 19, 2012

Playsuit Party

Mark my words: I will live in these this summer. What could be better than wearing cute pajamas around? You know you want to go back to those childhood years when you used to wear your onesie on a daily basis....
Dolce Vita Jaiden Lace Romper
Thread Social Floral Playsuit
Alice by Temperley Bea Silk Jumpsuit
Juicy Couture Ruffled washed-silk playsuit
Alice by Temperley Seraphine silk-blend playsuit
ASOS Stripe Nautical Playsuit
Markus Lupfer Washed-silk playsuit
Rory Beca Veena Romper

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Feb 18, 2012

Weekend Giveaway!

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe with PG Bracelets
To win:
1.) Like PG Bracelets on Facebook
2.) Follow via Bloglovin'
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Easy Peasy! Contest ends on Tuesday, Feb. 21st!

Feb 16, 2012

NYFW Day 2: Pops of Neon

{Outfit Details} H&M Hat, Piko 1988 Coat, H&M tissue tee, Neon Collar by lovesexton on etsy, Leopard skinnies from Target (Crazy comfortable), Target wallet, Zara Boots

This was my second look for NYFW. Pretty much relied on Target for this one (Yea, I love Target-so there!) I also love this gorgeous neon collar by lovesexton. These pictures don't do it justice! She also makes many other amazing collars, if you are in the market for one! :)
*Pictures by Caitlin 

Feb 15, 2012

NYFW: Herve Leger F/W 2012

One of my most exciting moments in fashion week history (thus far) was having the opportunity to meet Lubov Azria (the wife of Max Azria and lead's the company's design team and oversees marketing and merchandising for the BCBGMAXAZRIA group). She was so down to earth and laid back. 
The Herve Leger runway show was packed to the max and everything I thought it would be. Edge mixed with femininity. I loved the equestrian vibe with the belted harnesses displayed with each look. How killer are the boots in image 1 on the left? Absolutely loved them. 
*Photo credits: style.com

Feb 13, 2012

NYFW Day 1: Studded Leather

{Outfit Details} Piko 1988 Coat, Zara cardigan, My fiancee's J. Crew chambray shirt (similar), Nordstrom leather pants, Valentino Heels, Oia Jules Bracelet

This is my first outfit from my trip to NYC. I was able to stop by the BCBG Showroom, hit the Lulu's Style Studio and attend Blogger's Night Out. I highly suggest that you attend the next PARTTTAY! Check out the site for updates! next time I hope to head over to the Currently Obsessed Party as well! You can follow my items on Currently Obsessed here.There is never enough time in the day! :)

*Pictures by Sonia

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Feb 12, 2012

Mara Hoffman F/W 2012

During my brief trip to NYC, I had the pleasure of attending the Mara Hoffman F/W 2012 runway show. I couldn't get enough of the combination of bright colors, geometrical patterns, and the fierce fabric cuts. My favorite was the loose fitting dresses that just flowed behind the models as they made their way across the runway. Gorgeous!

*I didn't have my camera during this show and the photographs are c/o style.com

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Feb 8, 2012

Peak of Ikat

{Outfit Details} Zara Blouse, Forever 21 Coat, J. Crew Pants, H&M Hat, Nine West Gloves (similar), Jewelmint Necklace, Urban Outfitters Watch. J Crew Bracelet, Marc Jacobs Handbag, Zara Shoes (similar)

Thank you ALL so much for the birthday wishes yesterday- made my day! :)
I have fallen in love with this new blouse I scored on sale at Zara in Boston. The tiny little ikat detail is perfection paired with bright blue pumps. Bring on the bright hues and bring on spring! 

Feb 2, 2012

Maxed Out Leather

{Outfit Details} Loveappella Maxi Dress via Piperlime (love this one-on sale!), Elizabeth and James Leather Jacket via TJ Maxx, 80's Purple Sunnies, DIY Necklace (to be available soon-let me know what colors you would want!), Forever 21 Moto Booties

Ok, so who is going to NYFW next week? Sadly, I will only be able to make it for two days this time around! However, the Blogger's Night Out team would LOVE to see you at our shindig on Feb. 10th at The Caulfield in NYC from 7pm - 10pm. Email rsvp@bloggernightout.com with your name and email if you want to come! :)

PS. If you want to pre-order a necklace, email me your color preference! It can be a mixture of colors or one solid color! 

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