What to Wear to Yoga

by Kate Franco on March 4, 2015 · 1 comment

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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

by Kate Franco on January 19, 2015 · 4 comments

vintage liz claiborne on undeniablestyle.com edgy eclectic style on undeniablestyle.com vintage liz claiborne on undeniablestyle.com Isabel Marant fringe boots on undeniablestyle.com vintage liz claiborne on undeniablestyle.comSo 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 vintage Liz Claiborne skirt was a gift from a sweet coworker of mine; and the knit material is perfect for “California winters”. I’ve been loving it!

Head to toe: ASOS acetate sunglasses, NARS Heatwave lipstick, Everlane U-Neck Tee, Topshop leather jacket via Poshmark, Vintage Liz Claiborne skirt (gifted), Isabel Marant fringe boots via Poshmark, Sara Berman studded bucket bag

 

Get the look!

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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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#HowWeWear: Blanket Scarves

17 December 2014

SO STOKED to be participating in another unofficial #PMHQ style challenge and blogger link up! This time around we’re showing off how we wear one of the season’s biggest trends: blanket scarves. Want to be a part of the #HowWeWear blogger link up? Join us and link up at the bottom of this post! The […]

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