Get Fit in New Athleticwear

Happy New Year! I hope you had an incredible holiday and woke up this morning fully recharged and ready to start not only the first work week of 2016, but also your new fitness regimen. After nearly two glorious weeks off that included me drinking copious amounts of wine and shoving my mom's cookies in my mouth at a rate that probably broke some cookie eating record, it was time to get back to my pre-holiday work out schedule. Since I did a few workouts over the holiday, I didn't think going to my usual Monday evening Barre3 class would be that hard. Wrong. I nearly walked out of class tonight because it was too crowded, I was late and I had what felt like 27 layers of clothes on since it's finally winter in Nashville. But I forged on. I got through class and now feel 100% better about the two cookies I ate right before I sat down to write this post. I can't just quit the sugar cold turkey right? The one thing getting me through my winter workout slump is the new athleticwear I got for Christmas. When did workout gear get so cool? There are so many designers in the fitness game. Stella McCartney for AdidasDerek Lam for Athleta. Mara Hoffman. Rebecca Minkoff. And then there is Kate Hudson's Fabletics which is like a Birchbox for workout gear. The pieces are great and super affordable which is a relief after looking at $100 yoga pants. I am obsessed with Carbon38, and Lululemon and Athleta have always been favorites, but I shop their sales pretty consistently to find the best deals. Athleta and Lululemon are both having awesome sales right now. And let's not forget about Target! They have a great athleticwear department too.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces. Hover over the image and click the "+" sign to link through to product pages for more information.

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Now you have no excuse not to hit the gym in style. Happy workout!

Fall Fashion Trends: Annie Hall and the Pantsuit

On 12th & Broad's Broad Style, I break down my top five favorite fall trends using some of my favorite leading ladies. You can read the full post here. I've always been a big fan of menswear for women and no character has ever done it better than Annie Hall. That menswear/dandy style has followed Diane Keaton through her career and no one does it better. Annie Hall

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Diane Keaton plaid

 

I loved seeing the pantsuit make it's return to the fall runways. Pantsuits are a great investment piece. Consider spending a little more money here since you are actually getting two pieces. You can break apart a pantsuit and wear the jacket with a skirt or jeans, and wear the pants on their own.

Fall Ready to Wear pantsuitsSaint Laurent / Stella McCartney / Versace

I like to style pantsuits with classic cut blouses and pumps or open-toe heels. I chose a tie blouse here that works just as well with the blazers as it does with the vest. Click the + signs to link through to more information about the products below.

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Shop Like You Give a Damn - Vegan Trendsetters Holiday Wish List

Last week, we broads here at Stella Shops hooked you up with the tastiest treats for the foodies on your holiday shopping list. Vegan or not, our finds will result in a thank you card and not a request for a gift receipt. Yup, we’re that good. This go around, we’re giving you some tips on what to scoop up for the style maven in your tribe. Nashville has had the honor of hosting two of the most respected and revered Fashion industry leaders in just one week's time! First Mr. Sartorialist himself, Scott Schuman made stylish memories with his recent jaunt to Nashville to host an event at beloved retailer Parnassus Books to support his newest book, Closer. Schuman’s gorgeous street style images boast a diverse assortment of style and beauty from around the world. Our friend and fellow Nashville blogger Elise Yetton of Pennyweight was recently featured! Can we say Holy Grail?

Elise Yetton of Pennyweight

On Sunday, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts along with model and singer-songwriter, Karen Elson hosted the gracious and GREAT Grace Coddington for a casual conversation and book signing. “If Wintour is the Pope...Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”Time. Any lover of fashion or the arts, will appreciate a copy of this interesting retrospective.

 

Show your affection with a bold and brazen smooch with the Valentine Big Kiss bracelet from Vivienne Westwood! I. Want. This. Madly.

Vivienne Westwood Valentine Big Kiss Bracelet ($185)

Add some sparkle to a lucky giftee with these slouchy yet stunning Sequin Drawstring Pants by Madewell. Let’s hope that you’re both the same size so you can borrow!

Madewell Sequin Drawstring Pants ($175)

Does she love animals as much as she does her accessories? You’re guaranteed a smile when you gift the No Animals Harmed Tote by vegan owned Vaute Couture. This tote is perfect for everyday use and will help spread awareness at the same time.

Vaute Couture Tote ($36)

Comfy doesn’t have to mean boring and Mink Pink’s Don’t Cheat On Me baseball style tee will infuse some sass into her wardrobe. This versatile piece can be dressed up or down with ease!

Mink Pink Tee ($79)

Since we’re on the topic of purr-fect gifts (forgive me, I just had to), famed hatmaker Eugenia Kim adds a dose of personality with The Caterina. Pick one up for yourself too and form a catpack!

Eugenia Kim The Caterina ($240)

Every lady needs her dainties, right? A lovely seven-day Bikini Kit by Stella McCartney is packaged beautifully with little drawers denoted for each day of the week. No need for gift wrap for these beautiful embroidered panties.

Stella McCartney Knickers ($228)

Remember those Miu Miu booties on the runway that had her salivating for months on end? She’ll squeal with excitement over the affordable Gilt To Thrill Bootie from ModCloth. This kicky little number exudes all the best features without the leather or high pricetags!

ModCloth Gilt to Thrill Bootie ($69)

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See you next Sustainable Sunday shoppers.

XOXO Marcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shop Like You Give a Damn: Gimme Gimme

Fall is in full effect and so is my hankering to fill my wardrobe with new sustainable signature accessories. All it takes is a few striking injections into your wardrobe to set the tone for the season. Here are some delightful selections that tickled my fancy this week.

This pale gold sparkles stiletto ($710) paired with classic black fabric will dress up your casual denim, but also saunter effortlessly into a chic soiree too. Stella McCartney can do no wrong broads, especially when she continues to create beautiful products without utilizing any materials from animals.

I’m charmed by United By Blue’s Bushel & Pick Necklace ($36) which pairs metallics cohesively for a beautiful everyday necklace. Each necklace is made from vintage materials and when you purchase this product, you help UBB remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world.

I have always believed that nothing pops quite like a gorgeous shade of red and this Danielle Nicole faux-ostritch crossbody bag validates my claim. The London boasts gold hardware but a teeny price tag of just $78. We don’t need no stinkin’ leather, right?

Keeping time is waaaaaay more enjoyable when you have a fun yet stylish watch to keep up with. Swatch's silicone Lady comes in an array of colors, but the classic black will work it’s way into your daily ritual. This fabulous piece is anything but normal with the thoughtful wrap design and at $50, you can score a few shades to shake things up a bit.

What recent purchases are you ecstatic about? Do. Share.

XOXO,

Marcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: J Bryan Dill

How To Wear It - Stella McCartney for Addidas

Stella McCartney's collaboration with Addidas has definitely taken sportswear to a super chic, and now Olympic, level. Sierra from The Lookbook chose a Stella McCartney for Addidas top for last week's Fashion Friday to get into the Olympic spirit. Here's how she and I styled it.

Stella McCartney for Addidas

Carlos Miele short denim skirt $130 - pret-a-beaute.com

Warehouse oversized handbag $27 - warehouse.co.uk

Coach jewelry coach.com

Ray-Ban ray ban shades $185 - eluxe.ca

Tokyo milk perfume neimanmarcus.com

Shop Like You Give a Damn - Stella's Sunnies

Summer is kicking off proper this weekend so it’s time to lock down on the essential Summer staple… sunglasses!

Round Frame Gradient Sunglasses - $250

The love of my life AKA Stella McCartney never disappoints, and with the launch of her new eco-friendly collection of sunglasses this past Spring, you’ll see why she is the high priestess of sustainable style.

50's Style Vintage Frame Sunglasses - $225

Extensive research was conducted to solidify the use of raw and sustainable materials such as castor oil seeds and citric acid (OJ anyone?) that results in over 50% of this collection being sourced from renewable and natural resources.

Large Round Framed Sunglasses - $225

Which pair do you favor? Drop me a comment… I’d love to hear from you! See you next Sustainable Sunday.

XOXO,

Marcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: J Bryan Dill