Caña Collection Activewear Giveaway: Fitness Friday

How about a workout Giveaway for Fitness Friday? Getting the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast just got easier, thanks to the Caña Collection® holiday line of high-end activewear for men and women. I am so excited to introduce  Caña Collection to my readers. The activewear is crafted to perform like athletic apparel and fit like designer wear. Caña Collection is designed and manufactured in the Garment District in New York using only the highest quality natural and synthetic fibers available without sacrificing style.

Their new  2012 holiday collection is an assortment of all-season activewear that encompasses performance, fit and culture in apparel designed to wick moisture, eliminate odors/bacteria and regulate temperature in popular colors and styles preferred by today’s fitness enthusiasts. I am hosting a giveaway for their awesome Covert Legging (a $105 Value). I am in love with mine!

To enter the giveaway leave a comment on the comment form below. For additional entries, do the following and leave me a comment telling me you did so. Winner will be drawn on Friday, December 14th at 8 a.m CST. Good luck!!

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Travel Tuesday: 4 Great Travel Bags

Looking for a travel gift for the man or woman in your life? Here’s a great website for travel bags. Founded by fashion industry veteran Elizabeth Jeffer-Anerousis, roztayger.com is a unique shopping destination that offers a timeless and versatile selection of men’s and women’s handbags, totes, wallets, briefcases, travel bags, electronic cases and more.  A streamlined and understated European aesthetic and superior quality, combined with Elizabeth’s finely tuned fashion sense, make this collection of affordably priced accessories perfect for every wardrobe, season and style. Here are 4 bags I love starting with  Mill Dop Kit by Jack Spade (above).

Holdall by Hype Luggage

Weekend bag by Ora Kiely

Herringbone Duffle by Jack Spade

10 Friday Finds I’m Loving: Fitness, Fashion, Food

What’s on your top 10 list? Here are 10 “Friday Finds” that I am loving (and wanting). I wanted to share a little fashion, a little fitness and a little food, as well as the men’s brand “Peter Millar”. I have these new crop running/workout pants (above) from Lululemon, and they are my newest favorite workout pant! I want them in every color! Check out my other friday finds and let me know what’s on your list?

I haven’t worn perfume in years so I went to Sephora to find a new scent and fell in love with Philosophy Amazing Grace via Sephora. It has a clean, feminine scent that isn’t too strong.

These cowboy boots are too cool! Ariat Women’s Caballera Boot from Country Outfitter are calling my name.

I am hoping for a pair of riding boots this fall. Loving these Tory Burch Riding Boots via Bloomingdales.

I just found the perfect running glove for this winter. It’s the Adidas Elite II Running Glove. They are the perfect weight, fit, and they have reflectors for when I run in the dark. Also they have a touch screen finger. What else could a runner possibly want?

As I mentioned, Peter Millar is a my latest favorite mens brand. Their collegiate collection is great looking. For all of you Alabama fans, they had no lifestyle shots with “Alabama” on them, so forgive me.

I am craving this Nike Sportwatch GPS with Sensor. It tracks, takes splits, reminds you to run—even remembers your PRs. With a customizable display and both GPS and indoor tracking capabilities, it’s a watch you can take on the road, trail, treadmill or any other terrain.

How about any of this name ring? I want this! Enough said on this one.
My daughter has been doing a lot of research on cross body bags this season. Apparently they are the rage this year with the teens. We love this Cross Body Bag via Coach.
I just tried this new version of sprouted bread that’s my new favorite! Made with the same freshly-sprouted, certified organic live grains, the new Ezekiel 4:9® Sprouted Flax Bread showcases an abundance of sprouted flax seeds throughout. Providing an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, this bread has it all. See Food For Life  for more information.

Travel Tuesday: US Open and Fashion Week in NYC

New York is the city of dreams. Last week was the US Open, and Fashion Week, and I was lucky enough to be there. American Express and Glam Media flew a select number of bloggers to (me included) to New York City to experience the US Open Ladies Finals in the eyes of American Express, but first they sent us American Express gift cards to purchase an outfit to wear at the US Open. How cool is that? I got this black lace top and skinny jeans from Bebe (see below).

Mystic Color Skinny Jeans

All over Lace Top 

We stayed at the to stay at the Dream Hotel in Midtown. Dream was the perfect name for this cool hotel, well known for it’s amazing rooftop bar and fabulous lobby fish tank.

All of the bloggers met for lunch on saturday at Smith Uptown for appetizers, food galore and making new friends. The weather was a bit skeptical (they were calling for tornadoes), so we awaited word on the postponement US Open Ladies match. I loved this photo (below) as you walk in the restaurant.

Since the US Open was postponed to the next day, we did the next bet thing and headed to Fashion Week to sit in the American Express Skybox and see Monique Lhuillier and Vlov. It was amazing! Here’s a behind the scene look.

I had to fly out early on Sunday, so unfortunately I didn’t get to see the ladies final match. I was disappointed, of course, but so glad to get this opportunity. Thank you to Glam Media and American Express for your wonderful hospitality!

Weekend Inspiration: Travel, Food, Fashion and Fitness

Wow, what a week! From Disney in Orlando for Food Blog Forum to Sandestin Resort (pictured above and below) in South Walton, my kids and I have had quite the treat. I guess this is the true definition of an “awesome” spring break. Here are some inspirations from last week from my travels as well as across the blogosphere. Let me know what fun things you are doing this weekend. Have a great one, Alison

Beach Inspiration: Beaches at the amazing Sandestin 

Travel Inspiration: Gelato from Sangelato Cafe in Sandestin

Children Inspiration: We had so much fun in Disney. Especially, Leigh.

Passover Inspiration: Flourless Chocoalte Cupcakes with Marshmallow Meringue Frosting via Urban Baker

Food Inspiration: Baked Whole Wheat Banana and Chocolate Donuts from Top with Cinnamon

Easter Craft Inspiration: Glittered Easter Eggs via Martha Stewart 

Fashion and Home Inspiration: Lavender  “Apartment 34” and Whitney of “The Curtis Casa”

 Workout Inspiration via “Plus One Fitness”

Headed to Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City

Fun news! I am super excited! Today, I am headed to Alt Summit (Altitude Design Summit) in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a conference I have been wanting to attend, so I put it on my to-do list a long time ago. If you’re asking yourself, What is Alison talking about?” Read on. If you’re obsessed with lifestyle, food and fashion blogs; fantastic images; smart ideas and great design; this is where you should be. Keynote speakers include Editors of Martha Stewart Living, Apartment Therapy and The Wall Street Journal Magazine as well as Founder of Pinterest and New York Time’s Bestselling Author, Gretchen Rubin. Images above by Freshly PickedDaniel Staemmler, and Mode:lina

I’ll be learning more about Design. Lifestyle. Photography. Fashion. Events. Styling. Art Direction. Food. Interior Design. 

Fashion Friday: Winter Essentials

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is approaching so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that I was putting all of my scarves, boots, and other winter accessories in the back of my closet. If you are at a lost of what kind of accessories are on trend this year, then have no fear, because I am here to help! I personally love winter accessories. They can instantly change any outfit you are wearing. Just have some fun with bundling up…believe me, it is best to have fun when it is unbearable outside.

It is definitely key to keep your hands warm. I just love these gloves from J.Crew. They are simply chic with the half leather, half faux leopard print. Be sure to snag these gloves for $175.

I just have to admit it, I love scarves…I have a drawer full of them. The “pull through fur scarf” is something that is totally different than what I already have. This bright blue pull through by Adrienne Landau is so perfect. It not only adds a pop of color to any coat, but it will keep you nice and warm-which is so important. This scarf is available at Intermix for $295.

I love a beret. It is just that simple. This beret from Bebe is totally adorable. I love the snow white color (it will look fabulous with every hair color), and the bow adds a fun, feminine touch. Look amazing at this amazing price–$39.

My mom always told me that if your ears are warm, then your whole body will be warm too. I totally agree with that statement. Plus, it gives you a good reason to go out shopping and get yourself a great pair of adorable earmuffs. I have a pair very similar to these from Asos. They are faux fur, but they are equally as warm. They are only $21.56 online.

Last, you have to have a great pair of warm boots. They also have to look cute too. I love this pair by Ugg. Now, I am not a fan of the past styles designed by Ugg, but today, they have definitely stepped up when it comes to being fashion forward. Lace-up boots are totally on trend right now, and with the shearling on the inside, that is just a winning combination. The boots are available at Nordstrom for $249.49.

This post was crafted by Meredith from Inspector Snew

Fashion Friday: Give ‘Em the Boot

If you were thinking that boots were going to go out of style, then you thought wrong! Boots are now bigger and better than ever. I love the variety of colors, shapes, and styles boots come in these days. The styles I have shown you are my favorite. Look below to see why.

1. These short brown boots by Sessun are so adorable. I can already see these with a jean skirt or a floral dress and tights. They are $380 at OtteNY.com 

2. I am in love with these tall Vince Camuto camel boots. These are the perfect boots to tuck your jeans in. If you don’t get these boots, then I will. They are $149 at Piperlime.com

3. It’s definitely easy being green when you wear these cool flat boots by Style&co. The color looks great with brown and black, so they are extremely versatile. These boots won’t break your bank since they are $69 at Macys.com

4. These boots are perfect to take from day to night. They are perfect for work, but then you can wear them when you are having drinks with your friends. These booties are $27.80 at Forever21.com

5. For a casual pair of weekender boots, I would love these Rocketdog faux-sheepskin boots. Just pair these with a pair of skinny jeans, and a white tee and a leather jacket, and you are all set to go. These cute boots are $94.95 at Zappos.com

6. If you are willing to splurge on a pair of boots, then I definitely suggest picking up these Stella McCartney boots. They are just so fabulous, and I especially love the rubber soles. They are $585 at MyTheresa.com

Crafted by Meredith from Inspector Snew

Fashion Friday- Winter Coats: The Great EsCape

For this winter, I am totally loving the cape. This piece is totally classic, but today, designers have made the cape contemporary and modern.You will definitely want this staple in your closet today! I love all of the styles I have shown you. Some are loud, fun, and bold. The others are more neutral, and they will go with everything. If you are worried that you will freeze in a cape, then don’t worry. In the milder winter periods, all you need to wear is a thick cashmere sweater with long gloves.

Vince Camuto Cape-$99 at Nordstrom.com

Suno Mohair Cape-$746 at FarFetch.com

Aryn K. Plaid Cape-$95 at Piperlime.com

M Missoni Tiger Print Cape-$1,365 at Net-a-porter.com

J. Crew Wool Cape- $398 at JCrew.com

This post was crafted by Meredith from Inspector Snew

Fashion Friday: Stylish Handbags and Link Party

I’ve been searching for a new fall/winter handbag, and there are so many great trends this season: Satchels, hobos, clutches, messenger bags, totes, backpacks and even wristlets. My daughter, Leigh, told me the rage at her school was Longchamp purses (I thought, how nice). She even saved up money to purchase one for herself, the Le Pliage (below). When looking for her first purse she has ever owned, I bumped into this messenger bag that is so awesome (above). This Imperial Messenger Bag is also from Longchamp ($662). This would be a major splurge :).

I’m loving this Satchel from Steve Madden from Macys ($108), It’s so casual and perfect for cooler weather. It would look great with my cowboy boots.

How cute is this little “Flap” handbag by Gianni Bini Ariel from Dillards priced ($69)?

And this one is on my list for sure. Clutches are the rage this season. This Metallic BCBG Clutch from Dillards ($98) would go with just about anything in my closet.

 

Snakeskin and leopard prints are hot this season.  This “Snakeskin Clutch” from Zara ($79) is fun and trendy, but also is so versatile.

If you’re looking for something instead of a briefcase, this bag is for you. I would be jumping for joy to own this Tory Burch Tote Bag from Nordstrom ($450)? I could even fit my laptop in it. Happy “Fashion Friday” everyone! Please link anything you want to share below.


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