I have to be comfortable to perform. #BeMoreHuman

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I like to "hit" the gym about 4 times a week (when I'm lucky, more.) Over the years, I've learned that the shoes you wear do make a difference, as do the clothes. If you're comfortable moving in your clothes, if you're comfortable seeing yourself in the clothing (even better, if you like the way you look in the clothing, because you're very likely looking in the mirror at least part of the time) you'll play better, work better, do better. You'll get a better workout. That's why I don't … [Read more...]

Can we please transition into Spring 2015 already?!

chloe + isabel spring 2015 collection

I know. I know it's only February, but, darn it. I am forcing myself to think Spring because I am so very tired of the cold, frigid days and nights. How? Well, a few Springy accessories certainly help. And Chloe + Isabel happened to launch our Spring line last week so I am thrilled to share a few of my favorites with you. Within our Spring collection are seven mini collections. I received samples from 4 of the collections and share them with you in these videos. I invite you to visit my … [Read more...]

The only Valentine’s gifts you need to give this year

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We all know Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love, but when you're gifting the one you truly love, you don't want to go overboard (cheesy!) with 100 roses (because, really, who wants to turn her home into a rose shop? plus. Flowers die.) Guys, what she really wants is something small that she can wear with love, but she also doesn't want you to break the bank. (I mean... break it for her birthday. But Valentine's Day? You don't need to spend tons.) I shopped my Chloe + … [Read more...]

How will you dress for Football’s Big Game?

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All set for the Big Game next weekend? Great! But do you know what you'll wear?!? Don't wait until the last minute to decide how to show your spirit this year. Here are a few fresh ideas.   Seattle Seahawks Style by juliemeyerspron featuring top handle purses earrings | necklace | bracelet | top | pants | Seahawks jersey | handbag | shoes | mug New England Patriots style by juliemeyerspron featuring short tops Patriots jersey | mug | handbag | top | pants | shoe | … [Read more...]

Graced by Grit: Where comfort-wear and active-wear mix

Graced by Grit relax and recover top -- a warm top you can from your pilates class to dinner with family

Despite my amazing collection of accessories and my fabulous closet-full of clothing, this cold winter, I find myself in gym clothes. I'm giving in to the ease of pulling on the Yoga pants and keeping them on after Pilates class. I'm falling for the comfort of a sports bra. I'm all about the running shoes. But, herein lies the problem. I still like to look dressed. So I want to be warm, comfortable and look like a million bucks, even in if I'm really in my gym-wear. How to do it? … [Read more...]

The best winter snow boots for women 2015

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The first Fashion Friday post of the new year... it's becoming a tradition to share that I, once again, am caught in a snowbank without snow boots. Naturally, in looking for the best winter boots for women in 2015, I asked my research team (aka my Facebook friends) to answer the following question: What snow boots do you love so much you'd buy them again? They responded, I ordered. (Gosh, I love the Zappos app and their next day service.) 1 & 2: Sorel Joan of Arctic and Glacy The … [Read more...]

Life is lovelier with a bit of sparkle: Valentine’s Gifts for every *her* on your list

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We all know Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love, but when you're gifting the one you truly love, you don't want to go overboard (cheesy!) with 100 roses (because, really, who wants to turn her home into a rose shop? plus. Flowers die.) Guys, what she really wants is something small that she can wear with love, but she also doesn't want you to break the bank. (I mean... break it for her birthday. But Valentine's Day? You don't need to spend tons.) I shopped my Chloe + … [Read more...]

How to Set a Style Example for the Little Eyes Looking up to You

how to dress sexy, respectfully, and set a good example for your child

This is a guest post submitted to Julieverse.com Your little girl wants to be just like you, and your little boy is going to measure every woman he ever meets against the example you set. So how do you choose a wardrobe worthy of these little eyes? To set a good example for personal appearance, without giving up your sense of style, remember these tips. Modest + Sexy? Yes, You Can When you were in high school, you probably threw on tiny jean shorts and a tank top with barely a care; … [Read more...]

If you’re not shopping Hautelook, you’re spending too much

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We love style. We love fashion. We love good deals. We love fashion that shows our style at excellent deals. So, allow me to tell you about Hautelook, an obsession I've been rather quiet about. A division of Nordstrom, Hautelook offers significant discounts off designer-label clothing for him, her, and the kids, as well as home and beauty. It's a members-only site, so you'll need to sign up (for free) to join. Sign up for Hautelook here. Usually, once you find a deal and place it in … [Read more...]

Pregnant? No problem! How to dress up Maternity this New Year’s Eve

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A few weeks ago, my friend from High School-times (she went to our main rival HS), Jen, reached out and asked me to help her accessorize her new maternity dress for a wedding on New Year's Eve. You know how much I love accessorize, so I jumped right on that. With appropriate New Year's Eve sparkles. Jen tells me she'll be "eleventy months pregnant" on December 31. I so remember that feeling. Being the prego-fashionista that I was back then, I always loved the opportunity to take advantage of … [Read more...]