Wish List: Reach New Heights

reachnewheightsWhen it comes to pairing shoes with outfits, boots are our absolute staple in the fall and winter months. They’re so simply versatile, coming in a variety of colors, heel heights and calf heights to fit in perfectly with your style.

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Ankle booties pair super well with dresses and tights or a great pair of skinny jeans. Make these boots the star of the show by tucking in your pants and tights at the ankle. Lace-up ankle boots are some of our absolute favorites, lacing up the calf for the perfect fit. Many in our selection offer an edgy, metallic addition to your favorite outfits with buckles, clasps and zippers. Continue reading

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Have a Veg-Tastic Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! The time has officially come to start buying ingredients for your tried-and-true traditional recipes and compiling some new ones to try at this year’s feast. While the turkey is often considered the star of the show, we’d like to argue that side dishes can seriously steal that away. With in-season, fresh produce like pumpkin and squash incorporated into pies, pastas and tarts, there’s really no way to go wrong when experimenting with fall produce. Continue reading

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Wish List: Cozy, Comfy Slippers

cozyslippersWhen cold weather hits, there’s only one thing we want on our feet… comfy, cozy slippers. We’d even wear them to work if we could (we have found some shearling-lined boots that are comparable… stay tuned for our soft boots showcase later in the month). They’re the first thing we slip on when we get home from work, and the last thing to leave our feet before we hit the hay. Continue reading

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Your Ultimate Holiday Wish List

wishlist1We hold the belief that the holiday season should be all about making the ones you love smile. Whether that’s through gifts, a great meal or time spent together, there are so many ways to bring joy to the best of friends and your wonderful family. Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Fashion: Moto Boots

motobootsFrom Pinterest to our site to fashion magazines, there’s a trend we’ve been seeing in full force this fall… and we’re super into it. Moto boots, typically ankle styles with metal embellishments and buckles, are lining the streets this season, embedding themselves in all corners of the fashion world. Continue reading

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Your Very Own No-Noise Workout!

The holidays are closing in on us, and you know what that means… food, food, food! There’s no better time of year for indulging in deliciousness. And after a year of healthy eating, you deserve it!

In the midst of all that food-focused fun, it’s a great idea to keep up with your exercise routine (or start a new one). Working hard for all you eat makes the food so much more worth it, and staying healthy is always a top-of-mind priority.

For this fall, we’ve partnered up with Nicole Perry of Pumps and Iron, a local Boston blogger and fitness guru who develops awesome workouts to share online! She has everything from bodyweight workouts to treadmill runs, so be sure to check her out for some awesome new routines.

This week we’re featuring her Isometric Workout, a routine that builds muscle through resistance. We especially love this workout because it’s super quiet. No jumps, leaps and bounds to bother neighbors below, your napping toddler, or your easily-perturbed dog. This routine is quick—only about 40 minutes—and can be shortened if necessary. It targets all major muscle groups, from legs to arms and abs, and requires hardly any equipment (the weights are optional depending on your fitness level!).

You’ll definitely feel the burn with this one, but won’t break out into an intense cardio-inducing sweat… so you can still go along with your day feeling exercised and rejuvenated!

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Equipment Used:

  • A pair of 5-lb hand weights (optional—you can just use bodyweight)
  • Exercise mat

You’ll hold each position for 30 seconds and then move right onto the next without taking a break. After you’ve held each one for 30 seconds, do the same thing, holding each for 60 seconds. Once you’ve completed the 30-sec round and 60-sec round, take a one minute break. Repeat for a total of 3 times through (6 total rounds). This workout will take you just under 40 minutes to complete. If you’re short on time or a beginner, eliminate a round, going through twice instead of three times.

You can hold a pair of hand weights as you go through these for an added challenge or simply use your body weight.

New to these exercises? Learn more on Pumps and Iron!

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