Kate Hudson’s Cropped Skinny Jeans FOUND - Kate Hudson was seen earlier this week arriving at LAX wearing a pair of perfectly distressed cropped jeans. Since Kate Hudson is only about 5 feet 4 inches tall and petite I always like to write about her because it is hard to find great denim that fits petite women without alterations. The pair that Kate Hudson is seen wearing is by Goldsign and are the perfect inseam of 26 inches long. So for those of you who are petite, these will not require any hemming.
Isabel Marant Ruffle Adella Dress for SPRING - are you ready for warm weather? Has 50 inches of snow gotten to you already? Gear up for that warm weather vacation and take this Isabel Marant ruffle adella dress for spring with you. I love the tired ruffles and the elasticized off the shoulder neckline. That pretty grey color is a great neutral too. Wear it with barely there strappy heels.
Smart move PR people of Draft Day to get Jennifer Garner to do press for the new movie Draft Day starring the suddenly working again Kevin Costner right before Super Bowl Sunday. I think that is pretty clever considering it will get more attention then say doing the press after Super Bowl?
Friday (January 31), Jennifer Garner made an appearance at the Draft Day Press Conference at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center, wearing a necklace by Dana Rebecca Designs.
J Brand Leggings MOST FLATTERING EVER – if you are looking for the most flattering leggings ever get the J Brand leggings in pitch. I love the fit of J Brand because they are the most flattering denim jeans in my opinion hands down for a petite gal, but they have taken it one step further and made the most flattering leggings ever. Kate Beckinsale has been seen in them and everyone who wears them swears by them. Some people even buy 4 or 5 pairs so they don’t run out.
Maybe I am already thinking about Valentine’s Day because every CVS and Ralphs has Valentine’s Days chocolates on display already and since it is so darned cold for most of you in the rest of the country I thought I would try to be uplifting this Grammy’s weekend and talk about something fun like what dress you are going to wear on Valentine’s Day instead of how cold you are right now enduring the #Polarvortex on the East Coast and the MidWest.
So for Valentine’s Day have you made your reservation yet? Did you decide if he is the guy you want to go out with on Valentine’s Day or do you have a boyfriend or husband? At any rate, thinking about dresses on Valentine’s Day is always a fun thing to do.
Parker is one of my favorite designers when it comes to dresses and since I wore once for one of my birthdays just a year ago and it was ultra flattering I have to look at Parker again for another great dress that will flatter for Valentine’s Day.
Check out this gorgeous embellished Victoria number with a flirty mini length by Parker. I love all the bugle beads and the gunmetal color. This dress will stay timeless in your closet so you can pull it out again when you want to go out for a dressy occasion. Don’t wait shop now for Valentine’s Day. I love this silk dress with the gunmetal bugle beads you are bound to feel very elegant in this number. If you want add a head band and look Downton Abby chic.
Juicy Couture Wild Lynx Print Sweater – ROAR like Katy Perry in this great looking oversized shawl collared animal print sweater. I like this because it is modern looking and not old ladyish in terms of an animal print. Whenever I think of animal print sweater I always think of old ladies in Boca Raton wearing them but this one is not an old lady sweater from Juicy Couture. I love it because it is like a smoking jacket almost. A little more masculine and great with one of those pair of slip on loafers to get that smoking jacket with slippers look but for the outside world of course. This will for sure keep you warm. I say wear it with a pair of loafers, cropped Vince leather pull on leggings, and a black Tibi silk camisole. Now that will make any guy roar when he sees you.
Ann Demeulemeester Combat Boots SALE - so many of you may be over having winter by now because of the Polarvortex and one blizzard after another in Chicago, New York, Boston, and Washington DC, but for those of us on the West Coast who are dealing with a drought, we are praying for rainstorms at the moment. This is our 3rd year where we are entering a drought and we had another 75 degree day today in Los Angeles today. As much as that sounds great it is really not fun for those of us who love fashion. I have not been able to wear any of my fall fashions and one of my favorite Ann Demeulemeester fall 2013 runways finds are still sitting in my closet waiting for that day.
You are now reading this post because you are lucky enough to find out that the coveted boots are now on sale for 30% off. Yep for those of you who are still looking for winter boots, these highly coveted sold out Ann Demeulemeester boots can be yours by Superbowl Sunday. Wear them in the snow to your friend’s house for the Superbowl party or just wear them around the city.
Get them now though, as you can see these military combat boots will never go out of style. Do I feel sad I never kept my Prada version of these combat boots and the ones I owned in 2006 seen here on Nicole Kidman? Yes I do. But you don’t have to miss these awesome midcalf Ann Demeulemeester Tamponato mid calf lace up combat boots for 30% off. Get them sent to you now from the UK.
Inspiration post the Kelly Ripa Exercise and Diet Routine is something every working woman should try to emulate for the New Year. When I was looking for inspiration in my New Year diet routine I decided to use Kelly Ripa. Because I am petite at 5 feet 2 inches in height, I decided that my fitness inspiration had to be someone like Kelly Ripa and not someone like Miranda Kerr who was 5 feet 10 inches tall.
After I chose my fitness inspiration I looked at someone who had a daily routine that mimicked my daily routine in that I have to work daily and have to take care of my kids and family. I wanted someone who actually had a normal schedule and had to deal with family and not someone who did not have a family and could work out any time they chose during the course of the day. Thus, Kelly Ripa was my choice because she works daily taping a show and has to go home to three kids who she has to eat dinner with and possibly help with homework etc so her daily time for herself had to be scheduled in. Granted Kelly Ripa does have full time help and probably a person who helps cook for her on a daily basis so it is probably easier for her to juggle her workout schedule, we can all aspire to be good to ourselves and schedule at least 30 minutes a day to do some type of workout a day to maintain our health.
When asked about her diet Kelly Ripa said she tries to make sure she makes healthy meals for her family that include salads like the one where she adds feta cheese, watermelon, and blueberries together. She said her diet was mostly about eating healthily and working out daily. Nutritionists have always said that it was 80% food and 20% exercise since it would take at least 3 hours in a day to run off a 800 calorie meal from a fast food restaurant versus making healthy choices that were filling and nutritious for our bodies like good fats, veggies, fruits, and high quality proteins that would fill us up without unnecessary fats and sugars that would only add to our weight gain.
Here is a video of Kelly Ripa’s workout that she does 4 to 5 times a week on top of adding Soul Cycle or other exercises to the mix for the other days of the week. She works out daily so that she can worry less about her eating. She talks about varying her workouts and eating healthily to keep her mind and body healthy. From research on the internet it looks like she weighs just about 100 pounds and that is a little light for someone of her height, but the camera does had 10 to 20 pounds so she does have to be slimmer than the rest of us since it is her job to look good. That being said, she is all muscle and her routine works for her.
In an interview Kelly Ripa even said that if someone does not have time to hit the gym or workout with a trainer they can just walk because walking is a great exercise. I agree. Sometimes when I am in a rush and cannot get to a Cardio Barre class or the gym to run for an hour I just take my dog for her daily walk and run for 10 minutes. It is good for me and good for the dog. And to get in a little bit extra I will take a walk during lunch.
What have you done for your exercise routine? Did you choose someone to be inspired by? Are you going to change your diet? Are you going to exercise more?
For additional motivation, I like to buy new workout clothes every year after New Year’s to motivate me to get back into the gym and workout towards my goal of bikini season for the summer. My favorite brand is the Adidas by Stella McCartney workout gear. Check it out here.
Here is a video of Kelly Ripa also working out with trainer to Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie doing the Tracy Anderson Method which is a dance cardio routine.
Instead of paying $500 a month to be a member of one of Tracy Anderson’s gyms you can buy her workout to use at home. Tracy Anderson – Metamorphosis by Tracy – Omnicentric – 4 DVD Set.
Charlize Theron loves Cropped Jeans – Not only is Charlize Theron an amazing Oscar winning actress and a world class beauty, she also has great taste in denim. Her favorite looks for denim are cropped jeans and she has been seen wearing cropped denim by Current Elliot and many other designers.
Her most recent looks include a pair of black coated denim cropped jeans and a pair of cropped denim jeans she was seen wearing while at LAX seen with Sean Penn who she is now dating.
Ones that I like are the coated denim J Brand cropped jeans for $177.10 on sale.
A very similar pair to the cropped dark blue denim jeans seen on Charlize Theron at the airport with Sean Penn are these Joe’s Jeans Crop jeans for $152.