Friday, January 14, 2011

Celeb Inspired: Zooey Deschanel

I love Zooey Deschanel, this isn’t news to anyone, so to get you inspired for spring I found pieces inspired by her outfit in my beloved old Domino Magazine. The article showed her gorgeous, colorful house and she wore gorgeous, colorful outfits and this picture of her in her study was my favorite.
To get the look, first pick up this top from Tulle:


At only $28 ($20 off) this won’t break the bank and can be mixed in with some of your other favorite pieces. Next, you need this fun skirt from Modcloth

$75, this skirt is a great way to encourage you to mix prints because the pattern is so small it almost looks like theres no pattern at all! If you don’t have navy tights already (which everyone needs a pair of) head to WeLoveColors and pick up a pair of their awesome tights.


Only $12.50 you wont feel terrible if you snag them or wear them out. Finally, finish the outfit off with these chic vegan ballet flats from Vegan Chic
$35.99 these shoes are chic and animal friendly- which definitely goes along with Zooey’s vibe!

Have a celeb inspired ensemble you want me to find for you? Email me at Britt.Emme@yahoo.com

Britt


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Get Fit Locally

I know, you want to lose ten pounds this year, so does everybody else- but I’m here to help you do it locally! Here are a few of my favorite fitness experts and where to work with them to get your best body:

1. Warrior Fighting Sports and Fitness
Want to get a rock hard body by kicking serious butt? Head over to Warrior gym in Downers Grove and become a member to enjoy a wide variety of classes or personally train with coaches Jessica Storch or Bob Miller. My mom and I have personally trained with Jessica and somehow she makes burpees and lunges fun, and you’ll definitely feel it the next day!

Contact information:
Website
Facebook
630.916.9949

2. Yoga Gourmet Getaways
A local company owned by two of my favorite people, Kelly and Erica Emme, Yoga Gourmet Getaways offers events and personal classes that combine yoga with healthy eating. Erica, who manages the Chopping Block, will teach you how to make easy, balanced meals that fit your needs and Kelly, who has been in the fitness industry for years, teaches yoga. Check out their upcoming events on their facebook or website or make a personal session for you, your family, or a group of friends!

Contact information:
Website
Facebook

630.989.1089

3. Reality Fitness
My goal this year is to check out Reality Fitness downtown Naperville which is owned by the fabulous Nicki Anderson. Working downtown I’ve heard so many fantastic reviews of their classes and personal training options that combine cardio and strength training for a balanced work out.

Contact information:
Website
Facebook
630.357.7087

4. Universal Spirit Yoga
Want a more relaxing way to get fit in the new year? Check out Universal Spirit Yoga on Mill St. in Naperville. With a wide variety of classes from grounding Svaroopa to challenging Yogilates their educated teachers are able to adapt each pose to your needs such as knee or back pain.

Contact information:
Website
Facebook
630.419.7526

5. The Dailey Method
If you want an intense Pilates work out head over to the Dailey Method in the 5th Avenue station building in Naperville. With a wide variety of class times and levels you’ll find one that fits perfect with your ability and their great teachers will help you stick to your resolution.

Contact information:
Website
Facebook

630.579.6162