I know, I know. I don't want to admit it either. Summer is winding down. I find this time of year so bittersweet. I wish I could say I liked winter, but I don't. I'm always freezing and whenever the heat of summer starts to fade I find myself dreading the cold, dark winter nights. I think I'm meant for warmer climes...
But the sweet part about the end of the summer, is all the fun fall clothes that I get to wear!
Since I love hanging on to summer though, I S-T-R-E-T-C-H out wearing my cute dresses and skirts as LONG as possible.
Check out my guest post on Social Moms for how you can do the same.
Do you have any tips on how I can embrace Fall? I'd love to hear them!
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I don't know about you but sometimes it's just so difficult to drag myself out of bed in the morning. I often succumb and hit the snooze button - or worse - sleep through my alarm all together.
For those days when I'm rushing to get to work on time, I need to turn my beauty routine into a race against the clock.
To find out how I get out the door when the countdown is on, read my latest guest post here.
Am I alone or do you also hit snooze more often than not?
White articles of clothing - when worn well - look crisp, streamlined and stunning.
Case in point: Eva Longoria in this Franklin + Gower blazer ($345.00 USD). I love how the white colour (or non-colour) shows off the details of the blazer.
Even though Eva looks amazing having paired it with short shorts, I would wear it with dark, skinny jeans.
How would you wear it?
Whether you are matriculating this fall or not, back to school shopping is in high gear and it's hard not to get excited about buying new clothes for the season.
For tips on how to stay within your budget while restocking your closet, read my latest guest post here.
How do you keep your fall shopping in check?
One of my New Year's resolutions was to improve my posture through yoga.
Even though the main reason why I took it up was to improve my posture (and flexibility), it also had another benefit that I didn't really expect - it's a great stress reducer. It turns out that's not all it's capable of doing.
A recent study by York University showed that yoga boosts the stress-busting hormone, cortisol and in turn reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia.
The study's lead author, Kathryn Curtis, a PhD student in York’s Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, explains:
"Yoga promotes...that we are not our bodies, our experiences, or our pain. This is extremely useful in the management of pain."
So the next time you're suffering with a bad headache, consider reaching for the yoga mat before the ibuprofen.
What's your favourite method to reduce stress?
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I run about three times a week and I find that wearing clothing designed for running makes a huge difference in enjoying my run. (Well that and Nike+GPS). Quick aside: if you're a runner and you haven't tried Nike+ I HIGHLY recommend it. It is extremely motivating and really helps you track your progress.
Back to the clothing...
With Fall slowly approaching, runners out there will need to adjust their workout gear accordingly. We'll worry less about all over sunblock and instead focus on layering items to prepare for the ups and downs of autumn weather.
A must-have is a shell that will not only block out wind, but also wick away sweat, keeping you dry during longer, cool weather runs.
I love the Nike LIVESTRONG Fanatic Hooded jacket ($84.99, available exclusively at SportChek). It's body-hugging design features insulating, soft fleece and sweat-wicking fabric for a distraction-free fit. And even better? A portion of the proceeds goes to LIVESTRONG.
Nike Hydration belt ($39.99, available at SportChek). The belt features four, six-ounce bottles that click securely into the holsters, staying out of your way while you run.
What's on your shopping list for fall running gear?
Tired of digging through a mountain of clothes and still feeling like you have nothing to wear? If this sounds familiar, a little wardrobe streamlining is in order.
Help get your wardrobe in check with my latest guest post discussing the 10 closet essentials for every woman.
Read the post here.
What piece of clothing is your everyday must-have?
Well, it was fun while it lasted. My latest addiction, @CondeElevator, seems to have been thwarted due to fear of losing his/her job at Conde Nast.
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, @CondeElevator tweeted things overheard in the Conde Nast elevators. Yes. Inside the building that houses Vogue. And Vanity Fair and...well you get the idea.
You can still check out the tweets here.
A couple of my faves:
"Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelet: "What's the occasion?" Woman #2: "...huh?" Woman #1: "I would need an occasion to eat that."
Girl 1: "Is this skirt totally see through?" Girl 2: "No! No! Looks great." Guy, after they exit: "That skirt was totally see through."
It made international news...but it looks like all tweets have ceased. We'll miss you @CondeElevator!
Fall is approaching fast and that means it's time to get a new pair of jeans.
For tips on how to find your perfect pair, visit my latest guest post here.
Now you won't have to worry about how to hide your muffin top or wonder if you're wearing the dreaded "mom" jeans!
What is on your must-have list for denim this season?
We can learn a lot from the A-list set. They have access to the best of everything, so every once in a while, why not steal a look from them?
My latest post on Social Moms talks about the top celebrity moms and their enviable style. Read it here for some fashion inspiration.
Which celebrity mom's style do you covet?
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I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I kind of think wearing off-white, cream, ivory or a white patterned dress to a wedding is a faux-pas.
I mean I know the rule is don't wear WHITE (or something like this), but don't you think wearing something that is pretty close to white should fall into the same category?
What do you think? Can you get away with wearing ivory or a white+print pattern to a wedding and not be a faux-pas?
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