Spring Refresh: Workout Edition

workout As with anything, especially your wardrobe, you sometimes need to hit the refresh button and workout gear is not to be overlooked here. Ditch the college tees, the severely worn in yoga pants and lord knows what else you’re throwing on to hit that barre class. You want to look good while you’re working on your svelte self. Sometimes that means that you need to ramp up your workout attire, infuse it with some of these incredibly chic pieces and you’ll not only be rocking your hot bod but you’ll likely be the envied by everyone at the gym for your standout wardrobe.

Koral Activewear is a high-tech collection that features unique mix-and-match pieces, the collection’s sophisticated hues create slimming contours and elevate the our silhouettes, I mean yes please! Also the brand boasts some pretty phenomenal techonology including a unique moisture management fiber built to wick away perspiration – seriously awesome.

 K-Way X Maje a collaboration that just launched and my favorite piece of the collection? The mythical  windbreaker that’s been reinterpreted with a modern, feminine twist and more importantly, in a tres chic leopard print.

C & C California tank is a new favorite of mine, since it is made of a moisture wicking polyester/spandex blend that has a fantastic fit {and has a built-in bra!} Best part? This guy is on sale.

Urban Outfitters running tights and sports bras are great, they’re new, have quick dry technology and won’t break the bank. I’ll take one of each

SLOG cycling crop leggings and tank top in mint leopard create a cool spring look. The brand also touts itself for using a moisture wicking and slimming with contrasting fabrics. Can’t beat that right?

 

The Weekender: Hey Spring!

fc14baf23683e03117fc7431c014ba5d

Friday, you’re looking good and I am so happy you’re here.

After a sluggish start to the week {i.e. battling a cold and a hockey puck to the leg} I have to say, this week is ending on a high note. I mean I can’t complain Vogue {yes THAT Vogue} favorited my tweet, then Kim Kardashian {I know, I know} liked my Instagram post and to top it off? I got a beautiful surprise delivery too {hint. It was in a big orange box and will be seen in an upcoming post!} So with all of that excitement, I’m going into the weekend pretty freaking happy! My weekend plans aren’t too crazy, which is actually a welcome break from the past few weeks! I’ll be checking out a new restaurant in the neighborhood this evening, sure to share my thoughts next week with you, doing a little volunteering with some adorable munchkins, biking up to the Cloisters and checking out the new spring collection come Sunday with the Warby Parker folks.  Have a fab weekend lovelies!

Good reads & fave links from the week:

  • This new endeavor makes me love J.Crew and Kate Spade just that much more.
  • Sign up for a quick online photography class hosted by amazing photog, Justin Hackwork here
  • Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton is sheer perfection {Oh, and I’m a bit obsessed with her hair!}
  • Considering getting inked? Here’s an interesting read on tattoos from Into the Gloss.
  • Wonderful blogger, sweetheart and fellow Texan, Camille of Camille Styles’ highly anticipated book is now on pre-sale! Snag it now.
  • Remember last week when I raved about the new H&M eco collection? Well, it’s now available to shop!
  • Eeeee! It’s peony season! Check out this 101 for caring for those beauties here
  • I’ve been on creative kick as of late if you haven’t noticed and thoroughly enjoyed this Fast Company piece on scheduling your day to meet your peek creative performance.
  • This is a very interesting read from the NYT – Fashion in the Age of Instagram
  • One shout out for my “finance chic” friends … Fauxcore is now a thing. Make the move from normcore now.

For my fellow New Yorkers:

  • Get excited, the first cherry blossom bloom has been seen at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, get excited for the upcoming Cherry Blossom festival!
  • You know spring is here when the Brooklyn Flea is finally back outside!
  • Snag complimentary admission to the Guggenheim tomorrow
  • Stylish ladies rejoice, Katie Ermilio is hosting a sample sale this weekend.
  • Need to chill out after the go go go of the week? Check out this list of 10 spots to relax in NYC, maybe with a cocktail in hand, but hey, that still counts in my book!
  • You have to love a good BuzzFeed quiz. How much of a New Yorker are you? {Thanks MH for this week’s fun addition!}

The New Uniform: Leopard, Lace & Leather

USE1 edited

An ideallytic Saturday afternoon in the city typically includes brunch, a mani and likely a little shopping in SoHo. But it also means cobblestone streets, a few select galleries and a good time with the girls. The perfect spring outfit for the day of fun? Skinny jeans, a basic-ish leather tee, a lace bomber jacket and leopard heels. Weekend wear perfection in my opinion. What do you rock come the weekend?

Get the look:

Joe’s jeans // C & C California leather top {℅ C&C California; similar here} //  Weston Lace Varsity Jacket {Similar here} //  Leopard Jimmy Choos {similar here}

love4

PICK11use

P1000634edited

details

Shop the look:

The Weekender: Friday! Friday! Friday!

dancing, black and white

Well it might be dreary and rainy here in NYC today but that will not be stopping me from what should be a beautiful weekend here in the city. I don’t mind the rain on a Friday while I’m glued, errr I mean “hanging out” at my desk but let’s hope it goes away in time for my picnic in Central Park tomorrow and day of wine tasting on Sunday!  Though the weekend holds so much more, including a pizza making dinner party, Sunday brunch at one of my favorite little restaurants in NYC, The Grey Dog (who has finally come back to the neighborhood!) and probably checking out this epic Faberge Easter Egg Hunt that’s happening all around town along with a stop by the Saks’ Cafe SFA to check out the new menu and enjoy their egg hunt inspired cocktail the Faberge Fizz.

And whatever you have on tap for the weekend, I hope that you enjoy every beautiful minute of it. Check out the below for some of my favorite links from all around the this week.

Have a fabulous weekend lovelies! xo

A

{image via here}

Lunching & Dancing

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

I recently had the luxury of heading down to my hometown of Dallas to escape the cold here in New York, to visit with my family and enjoy a bit of that good old fashion mood boosting magic called sunshine. I had almost forgotten the power of being outside in the warmth of the sun in 75 degree weather and not having to be layered up like a ski bunny (though, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about being a ski bunny just not 10 months out of the year!) So with elated enthusiasm I tossed on my new pale lavender full skirt, which is likely a new closet favorite, and a very springy sheer tank for lunch with the fam (outside of course!) and a little retail therapy.

Snag the look:

Definitely a wonderful way to spend a weekend at home if I do say so myself! xo

A

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

useforsure

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

ASOS, Spring, Full Skirt, Watercolor, Dallas

Shop similar pieces here!