Fashion Friday: Onzie’s Fall Line

Its that time of year again folks, Fall! Now while it may not mean cooler temperatures for everyone (its still upper 90’s here in Texas) it does mean companies are releasing their fall lines, and no one does fall better than Onzie. I just adore this company, they’re 100% made in the USA which is difficult to find these days, their designs are so beautiful its impossible to be in a bad mood while wearing them, and the obscenely comfortable fabric choices and cuts are out of this world!

This year Onzie’s fall line is inspired by “Mystic Metal” and this resulted in me wanting one of everything in every print! Honestly I’ve never had a more difficult time narrowing down what I wanted. The metallic finishes and rich pigments really create something special.

Eventually I was able to make a firm decision and I’m thrilled with my two different looks that I get to share with you! They’re both a little different than my usual style and I’m so thrilled I decided to branch out and try something new!

Look 1.059006990621074306720675PicMonkey Collage07100611Sweatshirt: Onzie A sweatshirt cut, onzie’s ultra lightweight fast drying free flow jersey material, and stunning “Chicago” print combine perfectly to create the ideal fall workout top. Whether you live in a cooler climate or you’re still putting up with the heat like me this top is still an excellent choice, the longer sleeves will fight the cold, but the fabric still breathe and is quick drying for all that sweating you’ll be doing during your yoga practice or all the sweating you do just by living somewhere warm ;).

Bra top: Onzie I was a little concerned this particular cut wasn’t going to be very flattering on me, that the back might result in some unsightly back fat rolls or something due to the cage like structure, I’m happy to report not only did that not happen, but the cut is in fact fabulously flattering and ever so feminine, I already want it in more prints. Onzie really understands how to dress everyone’s shape. Their bra tops keep you supported but they’re far more gentle than traditional high impact sports bras. Hooray for not worrying about falling out of your top, and hooray for not wearing something with a comfort level comparable to that of Kevlar.

Capri’s: Onzie I have no idea why it took me so long to finally get a pair of capris from Onzie. I swear capri yoga pants will now forever be in my rotation. They are sooooo comfortable and actually flatter my super short legs. These capris are the perfect option when you want bottoms that are a little cooler but don’t feel like showing quite as much skin by wearing shorts, I have found a new favorite you guys.

Look 2.

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Leggings: Onzie How fun are these leggings? The royal navy blue and mesh tuxedo stripe really take something as basic as leggings over the top turn them into one heck of a fashion statement. It never ceases to amaze me how Onzie can take something that I consider “risky” to wear and turn it into something that makes me feel unstoppable. Leggings can quite literally be the most unflattering garment a lady wears in her lifetime, but through quality construction, brilliant color choices, and supportive fabric Onzie beats the odds. I also want to stress that while yes I preach on and on about how supportive Onzie pieces are, they are equally comfortable and breathable. Its like wearing a second skin, your movement isn’t the least bit restricted, the clothes move with you, which is so vital in yoga. I mean does anyone want to be tugging at their clothes while their trying to not fall over in standing bow pose? No.

All in all I couldn’t be more thrilled with my Onzie gear and highly recommend you check them out, this new fall line is one of their best yet! Working out isn’t always fun but that doesn’t mean your clothes shouldn’t be fun either. Happy Friday my loves! Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did.

 

 

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Fashion Friday Featuring Onzie’s Summer Line

You guy’s I have been anxiously waiting to share this post with you all! I’m so excited about Onzie’s new Summer line.

I tend to be the kind of person who samples all sorts of products and I wouldn’t really consider myself a strict brand loyalist, except when it comes to Onzie. How did they earn my loyalty you may ask? Well Onzie is a 100% made in the USA company which will always get me onboard, their clothes are stunningly beautiful, with their unique structure and effortlessly chic prints and colors, and their clothes use Free Flow Fabric Technology which means your garments move with you, breathe with you, and keep you supported. The best way I know how to describe it is like a second skin! What more could you possibly want in athletic gear? Onzie is my yoga clothing of choice, but it isn’t limited to the yoga mat, Onzie clothes can be worn while running, biking, hooping, pilates, and even during swimming and surfing because of its fast drying technology and the fact that it can be worn in both salt water and chlorine. Really you could replace your entire wardrobe with Onzie if we’re being honest 😉

I loved this company ever since I first came across them (past features on Onzie can be read here) but I have to say I’ve grown even more in love as time has gone on. While I was in California a couple months back I actually had the honor of doing a little tour of Onzie and met the people who truly makes this company great! The minute I walked through the doors I felt incandescently happy! Everyone was so incredibly kind and I’ve never seen so many smiling faces on people who were working haha. Of course it makes complete sense that their clothes are as beautiful as they are when see the beautiful souls of the people behind the scenes. I’m now more loyal than ever, give me a great quality product and wonderful people who run the show and you will earn my love and loyalty.

 

Here is look 1.

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Sun Ray Bra Top: Onzie All hail the Onzie sports bra! I’ve tried on many a sports bras and have yet to find one more comfortable and supportive than a Onzie, also can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the back detailing is? Not only does this detailing give a fabulous visual but I also felt like this particular design gave even more support, so if you need a little more strength in your yoga tops you can not go wrong in picking the Sun Ray.

Full Coverage Short: Onzie Quite literally the best yoga shorts I have ever worn! They don’t roll or ride up but they manage to still move with you, the cut is incredibly figure flattering, and the Sedona print is just so lively and happy! Why can’t all shorts be as perfect as Onzie shorts? Heck maybe I’ll take my own advice and just have a wardrobe of Onzie 😉

 

Look 2.

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Pretty happy about the pockets 😉

Sun Ray Bra Top: Onzie

Pure Vida Tank: Onzie I have a feeling  this tank top is going to be worn quite a bit this summer. When the average temp during our Texas summers is usually about 105 you can bet I am going to be beyond thankful this tank is feather light, fast drying (sweat marks are not sexy), and the back detailing is more than decorative, it will help keep me cool!

Gypsy Pant: Onzie Waist band that folds over, pockets, stunning print, and the just the right touch of harem style without going full fledged MC Hammer. These pants are so cute I will not restrict them to just athletic wear! From everyday outings, hangouts with friends, to travel Onzie is always there to keep you cool and comfy but also incredibly stylish!

I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did and that you get yourself some Onzie! Happy Friday and Happy Independence day!

Halloween Costume Ideas.

Halloween the perfect excuse to wear something fun, eat candy, and spend time with friends. Unfortunately Halloween can also be scary…scary expensive. Costumes can be quite costly, and if you’re like most people you aren’t going to wear it again next year. You’re dropping a lot of cash for a “one wear” outfit. So I decided to throw together a few looks with things most of you ladies will already own, or at the very least can wear again.

For the adventurous type: Pirate.

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9662I feel like a pirate is probably the easiest of looks to pull together but still really deliver! It’s all about detail, a few fake wounds, some schmutz on your face, and plenty of layered jewelry are what take this look over the top.

What you’ll need:

Bandana: Target has a two pack for $5 http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

plenty of gold necklaces: I like this one from Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace-chain&ProductID=1021839361&VariantID=

Gold bangles: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1000045918&VariantID=

White Peasant Blouse: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-top-three-quarter-sleeve-pleated-peasant?ID=917107&CategoryID=255&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DWhite%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D27%26kws%3Dpeasant%20blouse%26slotId%3D5

vest: http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Double-Breasted-Military-Vest/242942.uts

Black pants: I’m actually just wearing yoga pants cause they’re comfy. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=558342022

Pashmina or scarf to tie around your waist: http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/montana-scarf-black/

Boots: I am in love with these from Charlotte Russe http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Boots-Booties/entity/pc/2115/c/0/sc/2656/239937.uts?refinementValueIds=1576&sortByColumnName=SortByArrival?colorCode=301482160_200

For the country loving: Cowgirl

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What you’ll need:

Cowboy hat if you want one that is: http://www.cavenders.com/western/cowboy-hats/western-fashion-hats/dorfman-pacific-fashion-cowboy-hats/CAVKCF2XR

Any button down shirt will do, but I prefer gingham: Target has this adorable top that’ll work wonderfully http://www.target.com/p/xhilaration-juniors-tie-front-roll-sleeve-top-assorted-colors-and-patterns/-/A-14393981#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=gingham

Bandana: http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

belt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=2020523428&VariantID=

Denim shorts: http://www.jcpenney.com/women/shorts-capris-/shorts/levis-taryn-mid-length-denim-shorts/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002641391&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250098|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId= or jeans if its cold http://www.jcpenney.com/women/jeans-/ana-thick-stitch-jeans/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002830358&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250096|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId=

Cowboy boots: http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-kaci-western-boot-assorted-colors/-/A-13971594#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=cowboy+boots

For the glamour girl: Holly Golightly

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What you’ll need:

Sparkly hair pins or small tiara: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/claire%27s+club/cat1260282/dress+up/p52588/mini+tiara+hair+comb/  http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/sale/cat1260122/jewelry/p26853/crystal+butterfly+and+flower+bobby+pins+set+of+6/ So I know not every girl has a tiara lying about, but most of us have those sparkly hair pins from prom, I just stacked the pins for a makeshift tiara.

Sparkly earrings: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/jewelry/cat1260162/earrings+/p62150/crystal+flower+and+teardrop+drop+earrings/

Black catseye sunglasses: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18846980&parentid=W_ACC_SUNGLASSES

Pearls: I ended up layering two different pearl necklaces and added a brooch because that’s what I had, but sam moons has a lovely option http://sammoon.com/items_amj.asp?tempcat=necklace_statement&img=09132013_422_MG_5937&tbl=necklace_statement&cat=jewelry&id=1617

Gloves: Another thing I had left over from prom http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Stretch-Satin-Elbow-Length-Glove-25105_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-Gloves these aren’t necessary cause honestly not many people will wear them again, but since I had em I wore them for the shoot.

Little Black Dress: The beauty of this costume is just about any little black dress will do and most of us girls have a little black dress. But if you dont H&M has this gorgeous lbd for only $10! http://www.hm.com/us/product/14519?article=14519-A

Black shoes: I went with flats for comfort but if you want go for some lovely heels that are reminiscent of what Audrey wore http://www.hm.com/us/product/06850?article=06850-C

I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you try any of the following looks be sure to take a picture and share with me! Heck even if you don’t choose one of these looks take a picture and share, hearing from you guys always brightens my day! Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween.

So Glad I Found Yoga!

For those of you who don’t know I’ve lost a good bit of weight, I can recall seeing the dreaded scale read 178 when I was at my heaviest. Honestly it almost made me cry, I’m such a girl. As of today I have lost 28lbs *Sarah pats herself on the back*. I was never the “skinny girl” but wasn’t necessarily the “fat girl” either, I categorized myself as curvy and could stand to lose a bit of weight.

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Black was just about the only color I would wear.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, lean meat, fruits, and veggies you know? But I was never consistent enough in my workouts I would be really dedicated at first, but never made it past 3 weeks. Well one day I was really upset (boy problems of course) so in order to clear my mind I decided to go for a walk, since I was livid the walk turned into basically a march, then a run. I had finally experienced the mindclearing powers of a run and was hooked after that! I kept jogging for several months, I would jog around the park and jog back home, and that is how I lost a good bit of weight to begin with. But I had to stop jogging at Doctors orders after I had a weird dizzy spell spaz episode. So I was bummed, I tried dancing to lose weight…didn’t care for it, also tried weights, liked it but after awhile it made my neck and shoulders hurt. So there I was wondering what to do, so I went on youtube and looked up yoga routines. Thank God I did, I found Tara Stiles and started following her videos and saw even quicker results than jogging gave me. I lost fat from running, but with yoga I am gaining muscle, improving my flexibility, and getting better balance, which for a klutz like me is incredible!

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IMG_8420Forward bend. I can’t get over the way my sides dip in, its like a crater haha!

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If this post seemed like endless bragging on my part well…it is haha. I’ve worked hard and I am proud of my accomplishments. The only person who can hold you back is you, get out of your own way and make things happen!

Let me know your weightloss stories, what are some of your favorite workouts, ever try bikram yoga or SUP yoga? I love hearing from you guys! Anything you want to share feel free. As always I love you guys, have a happy and healthy Monday!