#HowWeWear: Workout-Inspired Style

by Kate Franco on March 10, 2015 · 5 comments

031015_style challenge_workout inspired styleIt’s a blogger explosion! With something close to a dozen bloggers at #PMHQ these days, we decided to team up again for a fun style challenge. From basics like sneakers and sweats to sports bras and leather, we did it all, inspired by the athleisure trend that’s been blowing up everywhere. You can join the style challenge at the bottom of this post, and share your look via Facebook, Twitter and Insta with #HowWeWear.

Personally, I like my leather with a side of sporty — this is a pretty typical go-to outfit for me these days. Both the leather moto pants (Vince) and the clubmasters (Ray-Ban) were MAJOR scores on Poshmark. I had been wanting a pair of clubmasters for about a year, so I finally gave into the urge when I saw these 51mm with flash lenses up for sale at a good price, I knew I had to snag them. It was meant to be! Now wearing them on repeat, of course. The Nikes too. Somehow, leopard and neon pink seem to go with just about everything.
 
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Head to toe: Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses with flash lenses via Poshmark, Everlane U Neck tee, Monogram necklace + Emerson Frye gold medallion (old), Kate Spade bracelet, Stella & Dot bracelet, Gorjana Bracelet, Michael Kors watch, Vince leather moto pants via Poshmark (similar), Leopard print Nike Frees

 

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What to Wear to Yoga

by Kate Franco on March 4, 2015 · 1 comment

What to wear to Yoga on undeniablestyle.comWhat to wear to Yoga on undeniablestyle.com What to wear to Yoga on undeniablestyle.comWhat to wear to Yoga on undeniablestyle.comWhat to wear to Yoga on undeniablestyle.comHead to toe: Aviator sunglasses (old), Avia gray long sleeve tee via TJ Maxx, Lululemon sports braTeeki unicorn leggings, Havianas gold flip flops, Lululemon gym bag via Poshmark and water bottle.

 
In the past year, working out has become a much more integral part of my routine. Catching a spin class or taking a deep breath in yoga keeps me sane while the world is spins in chaos around me. I even got adventurous and tried a bootcamp-esque class yesterday that just about killed me — I can barely walk today, no joke.

My tips for stylish and functional workout gear are pretty simple:

  1. Pick clothes that fit. Seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised. If you are fussing with your clothes, it’s a non-starter. I’m serious! No hiking up your pants, tugging the hem of your top down, or adjusting your sports bra. If you can’t move in it, don’t buy it! Do jumping jacks in the fitting room if you have to. I generally find that a tight fit is better than loose fitting, so that you can see how your body is positioned and moving while working out.
  2. Go the extra mile. I used to be of the persuasion that workout clothes didn’t matter, and I point blank refused to spend money on them. Up until a few years ago I was still wearing sports bras from high school. Ummmm…yeah. Then I found out that just like everything else, when I feel great about what I’m wearing, I shine. I bring a little extra kick ass attitude to my workout when I’m feeling sassy about my look.
  3. Shop sales & resale sites for deeper discounts. Finding cute workout clothes doesn’t mean that you need to break the bank. Shop sales from your favorite brands or try resale apps like Poshmark. Lululemon sells like crazy on there! And with the athleisure trend booming, it’s pretty easy to pick up cute stuff at a reasonable price.
  4. Do double duty. It’s not uncommon for me to incorporate some of the pieces (like a cool t-shirt or cozy yoga wrap) into my everyday wardrobe, and when you get a lot of use out of a piece, it’s a little easier to justify the cost. I’m all about cost per wear.

If you’re looking for stylish workout gear with a boho babe twist, these are some of my favorite brands to shop:

PS: SF peeps! My favorite workout studio, Uforia Studios, is opening up a Nob Hill location TODAY! You can get 2 FREE CLASSES when you sign up with the code: FIRSTATUFORIA. Promotion ends March 15th. Check out the video below to see what Uforia is all about!

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Galentine’s Day Nails with Julep

by Kate Franco on February 12, 2015 · 0 comments

Galentine's Day nails with julep hartleighClockwise from top left: Amanda, Emily, Adiel, Kate

When Adiel’s Julep Maven box arrived in the mail this month, she received extra polish — Hartleigh, a glitter top coat with hearts and white glitter —  to share with her friends (how cute is that?!). So, some of us in the office decided to team up for a collaboration of the Galentine’s variety. While my gals got all creative, x’s and o’s and stripes and accent nails, I went with just the sparkly top coat, and a naked nail underneath.

One of the things about me is this: I really truly suck at doing nails. I cannot paint my own nails to save my life. Because of this, I usually operate with the motto that basic is better. Though, that’s not to say I don’t have nail aspirations — I definitely do. I just need other people to achieve them for me.

The finished product:

Galentine's Day Manicure with Julep Hartleigh Polish
In love with love at this point in my life, I had so much fun celebrating v-day with a little nail art and my blogger babes. Happy Galentine’s Day, indeed!

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Vintage Liz Claiborne

19 January 2015

So it turns out I’m a big fan of this silhouette: slim midi skirt with tall heeled boots. I always thought it was maybe a little too polished for me, but adding the leather jacket gave the look just the right amount of grunge/edge. The fringe on the Isabel Marant boots doesn’t hurt either. This […]

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I Wore Pajamas for New Year’s Eve

5 January 2015

So, believe it or not, this was my New Year’s Eve outfit. No dress, no sequins, no glitter, no glam. Writing that, this outfit sounds anticlimactic, but we just had a comfy dinner at home with friends. At least I thought that’s what was planned! It turned into a bunch of shenanigans, and after the party, […]

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