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Fashionable Sneakers: New Balance & Others

I must admit, I am the kind of tourist that wears sneakers around town. Come on, I’m there to take in all of the newness, not walk around all day in blistering feet. I remember when I had recently moved to New York City being told by the locals that they could spot me a mile away with my sneakers. It was a mortal sin in the fashion world but I stuck to my guns. I said and continue to say, “Comfort first.” I held on so long that the fashion world has come around and I’m grateful it happened during my lifetime. Fashionable sneakers are all the rage with designer brands releasing their own take on the designer sneaker including Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and the list goes on. This post will be featuring stylish affordable sneakers. If you are in the market for designer sneakers in the $300s, $500s or $1000s head on over to NET-A-PORTER and search for sneakers.

I first started noticing beautiful sneakers when I stumbled upon J.Crew’s collaborations with New Balance and Nike. They created beautiful sneakers using the original sneaker styles; but using fashionable new colors.

New Balance 530 Trainer

The New Balance 530 uses different materials including leather, suede, and mesh. This running shoe has a brilliant combination of black, pinks, and purples. You can definitely pair these shoes with black pants and feel confident of your comfy chic outfit.

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Stylish Running Shoes: Brooks Colorful Sneakers

Sometimes you need to be inspired to get up in the morning and go jogging. Let the rainbow be your inspiration to get out of bed and hit the pavement. Brooks’ line of colorful running shoes will help you make every mile count. Anthropologie is selling these vibrant Brooks running shoes. Who says sneakers can’t be fashionable or chic? Whoever said it is beside the point; but most importantly, Brooks has proved them wrong. I’m so excited about these sneakers because comfort is my first priority when putting together an outfit; and you can’t more comfortable than sneakers. Plus, they are available is so many different colors that you are sure to have sneakers that match any outfit.

Brooks Varsity Vanguard Sneakers in Apricot

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Surfing Wet Suits & Rash Guards

For those who like water sports but don’t like losing their swimsuit while they do it, I present these chic wetsuits & rash guards. Don’t get me wrong, if you like wake boarding in a string bikini go right ahead. I’m not judging you. Maybe you haven’t tried it yet. After all, no one warned me not to wear a bikini the first time. The first time I went wake boarding and fell, I had water up my nose, my ears, and other places; but most importantly, my bikini was a pair of useless rags that were not fulfilling their purpose of covering up my body parts. Now I know better and wear one piece bathing suits, preferably wet suits.

Rashguards are the modern pool t-shirt. In the past, when I was going to be playing in the pool all day my parents would make me wear a t-shirt in the pool because no amount of sunscreen reapplication tops a layer of clothing. Now a days, you can look stylish while you protect you skin. Plus, I love how rash guards give you the surfer look.

PilyQ Cabana Stripe Zip Rash Guard Top

A PilyQ rash guard in a crop-top silhouette. Subtle metallic accents add a hint of shine. Exposed front zip. Long raglan sleeves.

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Gifts For Your Flexible Yoga Friend

Whether you are looking to buy a gift for someone who does yoga everyday, multiple times a day, and doesn’t care about materialistic things; or for someone who tends to go to yoga class right before their shopping sprees – you can’t go wrong with a yoga mat. It doesn’t matter what brand of yoga mat you own, if you use it everyday you will need to replace it eventually. Daily use wears the little grooves designed to stick to your feet, making the surface slippery when you sweat. So take a look at these beautiful yoga mats I found at Urban Outfitters and other colorful stores and see if any of them catch your eye.

Orla Kiely For Target

The fancy designer Orla Kiely teamed up with Target to produce a line of Yoga Mats, Bags, Water Bottles and other goodies. Being an Orla Kiely fan, I of course swooned over every item.

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Work Out Clothes For Her

Today is officially the end of the second work week of 2015. How are you holding up so far? I hope you are feeling amazing! I have high hopes for this year and I am taking advantage of every day. Can you believe we are on the ninth day of 2015? I do! I am enjoying myself but I am also working working working. I also took a look at my workout clothes and decided they needed revamping. There’s nothing like a cute new top to motivate you to get your butt out of bed and go jogging. Here are some of the cute goodies I found.

Zella Live in 2 Capris

My absolute favorite workout pants are the Zella Live in Capris but I was getting tired of always wearing black capri pants. I’m so happy to see they released the same pants with a dotted pattern. They are adorable, comfortable and practical.

Finding the perfect pair of workout pants is not as easy as you’d think. Some leggings are not comfortable. Others are made of thin fabric causing them to stick to your legs showing every little imperfection. Sometimes pants are tight in weird places giving your body a weird overall shape, making things bulge where they are not supposed to. Others are see through and you only realize until you’re in some awkward pose in the middle of your pilates class that everyone can see your underwear. It has taken me years to find the perfect pants that shape my body the way I like it and are tight in all the right places. You might be thinking, “Hey lady just wear whatever. You’re going to go sweat.” That might work for some people but I personally do not feel like working out when the pants I’m wearing make me feel like an improperly stuffed sausage. So if any of you are picky like me. I recommend these Zella pants.

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Longboards: Colorful Fun Rides


Riviera Longboards Beta Fish 38” Complete Longboard

The Beta Fish 38″ longboard from Riviera Longboards is the little brother of the Sea Snake. This board has all the same qualities as the elder, but boasts a shorter wheel base and length to give it a “whippy” ride and a bit more agility when you’re busting flat-ground tricks. You’ll find more comfort on this board while free-riding and sliding at slower speeds than its older sibling.

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Gift Ideas For Snowboarders

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Snowboarders

Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard

The Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard puts a modern twist on the original Custom board. Flying V gives you the best of both rocker and camber for freedom and fun everywhere on the hill. There’s a smattering of tech, like Frostbite edges, Squeezebox, and The Channel mounting system to squeeze out every last bit of performance. And with its team-tested heritage, you already know the Custom is up to whatever you throw at it.

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Top 10 Gifts For Teens 2014

1. Polaroid CUBE Action Camera

Ultimate HD action camera from Polaroid with super sleek and portable design that’s mountable, weather proof, and splash proof. Records HD 1080p/720p video and professional 6MP still photos with 124-degree viewing angle. Equipped with a microphone, LED indicator, and built-in high capacity battery that records up to 90 minutes.

2. Selfie Snap Remote Control for Smartphones

A wireless shutter remote controller works with your smartphone, allowing you to take as many photos as you need to in order to get the perfect shot without alienating your friends and family by making them take the pictures.

3. Epiphone DR-100 Guitar

The Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar is the best of the cheaper guitar category. If you have a bigger budget then check out Gables Guitar’s Guide To Buying a Guitar 2014 Holiday Edition for their recommendations in other price ranges. Also, don’t forget to get some guitar lessons to go along with this awesome gift :) If you are local to South Florida, Gables Guitar Studio offers the best private guitar lessons in the Miami area and they are based in the heart of Coral Gables.

4. Globe Pinner Classic Longboard

Founded nearly 20 years ago by two professional skateboarders, Australian label Globe International focuses on crafting premium quality sporting goods and apparel made to last. From slip-resistant footwear to spray-painted cruisers, each product they create is designed to unite counterculture artisans inspired by street fashion, graphic art and board sports.

5. LogiTech HD Pro Webcam

Full HD 1080P video that’s faster, smoother, and works on more computers. Say it bigger. Say it better. Full HD 1080p calls and clips in widescreen let friends and family see you in the sharpest, smoothest video quality available.

6. Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Enjoy better sound on the go, everywhere you go, with the Bose Sound Link Mini Bluetooth speaker. It delivers full, natural sound from an ultra-compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. The speaker connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. A lithium-ion battery gives you hours of unplugged play time. And the included charging cradle keeps the speaker fully charged while serving as its convenient home base. The Sound Link Mini speaker is engineered with a solid, aluminum housing and skid-proof rubber bottom, so it can stand up to everyday use. Take your music, videos and games places they’ve never been before.

7. Fujifilm Instax 90 Neo Classic Camera

Stylishly compact camera in a classic design, from the photo experts at Fujifilm. Features a high-performance flash, an AE light receptor, a horizontal shooting shutter button, a large LCD display screen & more!

8. Wood Universal Power Bank Backup Battery

Juice up your devices with this zebra-wood power bank backup battery from Triple C Designs. The power bank can recharge any product with a USB port and features two USB ports so you can recharge multiple devices at a time. Comes complete with an LED light to indicate how much power remains.

9. Karaoke System

This karaoke player has a sleek design matched by no other player you’ll ever find. It’s features will keep any karaoke enthusiast busy. A color screen that’s gorgeous and easy to read far away. Comes with 300 MP3G songs on disc, but will play any normal karaoke CDG, DVD Karaoke or watch a DVD movie. Keeping in tune with the digital age, it will accept auxilary input from most any personal player and gaming console. Even has a handy cradle to rest your MP3 player in for charging or watching your screen in an upright position. Sing and record music and your voice onto an SD Card in MP3 format from your favorite karaoke disc or download, then play it back or take it with you. Audio/video outputs for connection to big screen TV, or better, your home entertainment center for great sound.

10. Faraday Electric-Assist-Bicyle

If you are looking for a super high ticket item: Delivering 20 miles of full pedal-assist riding, this lightweight, steel frame bike is just the thing for anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning a souped-up set of wheels.

Gifts For Your Roller Derby Girl

Yes, that is me with the pink star on my helmet!  Next to me, in red, is the jammer Ducati Hottie.  Unfortunately, I am no longer on the team, but I had a blast while I was Catastrophe Waitress :) The Roller Derby Athlete in your life will surely appreciate some useful gear and it is hard to get the right stuff without being familiar with the ins and outs.  Here is a good place to start: 1. Bern Helmet, 2. Retro Ice Bag, 3. Hot Pants,, 4. Geek Statement Socks, 5. Colorful Laces.  However, if you really want to make a Roller Derby Girl happy support her team!  We will be attending our home team Vice City Rollers’ Bout this Saturday!  What I am wearing in the picture above:

Helmet: Brock Foam Lined Bern HelmetZappos
Knee Pads: 187 Knee Pads (Ducatti Hottie is also wearing these) – Amazon
Skates: Vanilla Brass Knuckle 2.0 Skates (with Atom Poison wheels) – Amazon

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