Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness Gifts for Her

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift for your yogi sister or the running diva in your life, fitness gear is a welcome and useful gift! From luxe Fitbits to neon sneakers to printed yoga mats, below are a few of the fitness gifts on my wish list. 

Fitness Gear Gifts for Women

1. Lululemon Gym Bag $148: Make sure colleagues know your gal is a fashionable fitness fiend by gifting her a stylish and coveted Lululemon duffel bag. 

2. Tory Burch for Fitbit Necklace $175 and Tory Burch Fitbit Bracelet $195: Great gifts for health minded ladies who like a bit of luxury, Tory Burch for Fitbit makes counting calories look enviable.  

3. Under Armour Headband $16: Add a touch of brightness to your workout gear while keeping warm this winter with a fleece fitness headband.

4. Belkin Sportfit iPhone Armband $30: An iPhone case armband makes working out sans handbag convenient. A great gift for runners and gym rats alike!

5. Northface Running eTip Glove $25: Northface eTip gloves are necessary for iPhone addicts who can't take the cold. Combined with a reflective color and moisture wicking properties, these make the perfect gift for women who run rain or shine. 

6. Nike Flex Running Shoes $65: Gift your fitness gal a pair of bright colored Nike - top rated for comfort and performance- they will surely make her moves noticed.

7. Yeti Yoga the Rowen Yoga Mat $60:  A patterned yoga mat is the coolest gift for the yogi in your life. 

8. Camelback Water bottle $25: Forget plastic and gift some fitness gear that good for the environment and cute to boot! 

9. New Balance Down Jacket $219: Keep warm while looking cool on the slopes this winter with a printed down jacket from New Balance. 

10. Lululemon Yoga Block $12: A cute colored yoga block is a great fitness gear gift to act as a unique stocking stuffer or accompany a yoga DVD. 

11. TruEnergy Earbuds $40: Ear buds made specifically for women to wear while exercising 

**View more of my gift guides here**


Object Obsession: Okapi Handbags

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All shown Okapi handbags available here

I have a new handbag obsession, and it is called Okapi. Based in South Africa, the line handcrafts each bag, working with indigenous farmers and tanneries. Better yet, every part of the hand bag is ethical and sustainable including the leathers and signature gold-plated horn charms. Thus the thousand plus price tag is a bit easier to rationalize;) 

First on my list of musts is Okapi small shoulder bag with detachable tassels, but you really can't go wrong with any of the unique designs. See more of Okapi's breathtaking handbag styles here.

*Images via Net-a-Porter


Take On Party Season In Sequin Pants!

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Last holiday season I posted on sequin jackets (which I still love), but this season I decided to embrace my inner party girl and homage to sequin pants! I know what you are thinking... but rest assured you don't have to be an Olsen twin or a fashion model to rock the look. As the Gypsy Sisters say, "Bling Bling Baby." 

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White sequins are a refreshing change from expected metallics. A lose fit pant keeps the look sophisticated. 

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Channel your inner rockstar by day with sequin leggings, trainers and a statement tee.

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Go for the gold! Pair gold sequin pants with winter white, basic black, or a pop of color - for holiday parties you can't go wrong when sticking to this timeless metallic!

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Taylor Tomassi Hill made her sequin print pants day to night appropriate with a solid top and killer shoes. You may want to add a moto jacket to beat the chill, just an idea;)

When wearing blinged out leggings try classic black pumps to elongate legs

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Sequin track pants worn with a chunky sweater make a perfect winter combo.

 More is more when you are an Olsen twin. Fur and sequins... bring it!

Sequins become daytime appropriate when paired with business worthy extras. 

So, tell me I'm not alone in craving a show stopping pair of stunna pants? Well you're welcome because I've done a bit of online browsing to find the bests sequin trousers and leggings out this season, have at it;)

Slouchy Sequin Pants
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Skinny Sequined Pants

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Paige sequin front pantsWildfox Skinny Sequin Pants (also in blue), BCBG Sequin Pants, French Connection Sequin Leggings, Lovers Friends sequin trousers (also in black here)

*Images via  Harper's Bazaar, Pinterest, Stockholm Streetstyle, And So We Ramble, Style.com


Fashion Quote Friday: Marc Jacobs

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"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - 
they are much more interesting." -Marc Jacobs

*Image via WWD


Color Crush: Petal Pink

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Last winter pink coats were the cover-up trend of choice among the fashion elite, and this fall to the joy of the ballerina in every woman, pink has permeated all aspects of dress. Pastels for fall go against the age old traditions of welcoming in the changing color of leaves with berry and jewel tones, but they are a refreshing change in hue. 

From ice pink jumpsuits to petal pink dresses, what makes this unexpected fall shade work is by keeping it in a sophisticated tone (i.e. not bubble gum pink) and applying it to current clothing shape. Take a cue from the fashionistas at the New York Fashion Week spring 2015 shows, and pair petal pink with black and white to create a modern look. 

Get the look:

*Images via PopSugar, Collage Vintage, The Cut


NYFW SS 15 Street Style - Classic Simplicity

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Leila Yavari street style

New York Fashion Week is a street style fashion parade of the admirable to the ridiculous. For the spring/summer 2015 shows Leila Yavari, fashion director of Stylebop, excelled in an unexpected classic cool-girl look featuring boyfriend jeans, white button down shirt, black suede pumps and a sleek grey tote. As a converted boyfriend jeans advocate, I for one am thrilled to see that they are still in favor among the fashion elite. Check out some of Leila Yavari's other crave worthy street style looks here

Get the look:

*Images via ElleHarper's Bazaar, Nylon


Label Lust: Emerson Fry

Emerson Fry

Emerson Fry is a made in the USA clothing line with a unique blend of relaxed elegance and sophisticated simplicity. This fall Emerson Fry has made just what many working women yearn for -  a collection of multi-use pieces that can easily transform from taking meetings at the office to working at home (sans sloppiness). This kind of effortless mix & match, quality clothing is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for this fall. 

Emerson Fry fall dress
Emerson Fry Cuff Sleeve Dress $248  - shown three ways (also offered in black)

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Emerson Fry Layering Dress $218 and Shirt $198

Emerson Fry mix & match clothing
Emerson Fry Drop Sleeve Shirt $178 - shown three ways, see more options here

When checking out Emerson Fry online, be sure not to miss their accessories. I'm convinced I will be much more productive working from home if I have a pair of these leather slides ;)


Edge of Forever: Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia

The other night my husband and I got in a heated debate about whether or not I'll earn how to ride a bike well enough not to be a safety hazard to all around me, or to invest in an adult tricycle. Our negotiation: I will ride my grown up big wheel with pride sans his wise cracks and he will go to Burning Man next year sans my eye-rolling. 

Honestly, I can't think of anything more horrifying than accidentally inhaling some sort of psychedelic and having sweaty, mask wearing, nouveau hippies offering me a free hug. So, despite the artistic freedom and fantastical fashion at the desert festival, I won't be joining him. In honor of Burning Man, I'm sharing this beautiful burner-esque fashion editorial of Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia.

Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia, April 2011 by Max Doyle.

*Images via Fashion Gone Rogue