Category Archives: Lifestyle

Featured Skiler Love Sky-List: Kaitlin Madden of “Lux & Concord”

Start your day the trendy way, brought to you straight from our Sky-List, Kaitlin Madden, of the local fashion, food, events and nightlife blog, Lux & Concord!


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Featured Skiler Love Sky-List: Kristen Uekermann of “The Boston Fashionista”

Looking for inspiration? You have come to the right place, brought to you straight from our Sky-List, Kristen Uekermann, of the blog, The Boston Fashionista.

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Featured Skiler Love Sky-List: Julie Bortnick of “from prosecco to plaid”

 So you’ve stumbled across this post and you’re scratching your head, asking yourself, what exactly is a Sky-List? Let me explain!

Sky-List: noun; A Skiler Love It Girl or Guy with loads of personal style. Whether they’re a blogger, photographer, journalist, stylist, make-up artist, model – you name it – they’ve got insight you want in on. So to get your daily dose,  we asked them to put together a list  of their daily must haves right now!

Enjoy your dose of daily insight straight from our Sky-List, Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid and a contributor for Oklahoma Magazine!

Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten

“It’s the only bronzer I’ve used for as long as I can remember. It’s such a perfect shade and goes on easily while looking very natural all at the same time.” Continue reading


Zombie Fashion Show with Dance Party Massacre Recap & Lookbook Sneak Preview

We had a blast providing the jewelry for the Zombie Fashion Show, celebrating Dance Party Massacre’s five year anniversary last Wednesday! If you didn’t have a chance to make the show, here’s a few photos that have been floating around 🙂


Also stay tuned for the new Dance Party Massacre lookbook coming out soon – some of our pieces were used in the shoot as well. Here’s a sneak peak thanks to Alex Dakoulas! The Grunge Affair earrings are on the online boutqiue for $18 now 🙂



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What to Eat Post-Workout

The most important meal you cant eat, besides from breakfast of course, is the one you eat after your workout. This is because for about an hour after your workout, there’s a period of time when your muscles are literally starving for nutrients, and the meal you eat at this time is crucial for building muscle and replenishing energy sources.

Here are the best things you could eat after a workout–

PROTEIN (repair and growth for muscles) and AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks for protein)

  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter
  • Nuts
  • Whey and soy protein
  • Chicken (or any other low fat meat)
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
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Shades of Spring: Under the Deep Blue Sea

Refreshing. Cool. Soothing. Mysterious. These are some of the many words that describe the calming color of blue. It is apparent  from the Spring 2012 collections of  Thakoon, Oscar de la Renta, and Marchesa, that blue is the color of the spring season. Want to see how you can rock the blues without seeming down in the dumps? Well, you’re in luck! Here are some of our favorite looks from the Spring 2012 collections and some items to help inner blues shine.

(TOP, from left to right: Vera Wang, Rodarte, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

BOTTOM, from left to right: Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, and Alexander Wang.)

1. Blue Woven Skimmer, $29, Kimchi Blue

2. Light Blue Fragrance, $48, Dolce & Gabbana

3. Pleated Shorts, $149, 3.1 Phillip Lim

4. Burnout Silk Kimono, $128, Free People

5. Blue Envelope Tote, $59, Kimchi Blue

6. Phantom Blue Watch, $50, KR3W

7. Primary Cutout Dress, $68, Nasty Gal

8. Cat Eye Sunglasses, $21, ASOS

Want the printed dress look from DVF Spring 2012? Well, here’s a similar dress for less!

Draped Printed Jersey Dress, $290, Thakoon Addition

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Break Your Sugar Craving

We all have that soft spot for sugar, some of us more than others. Because these sweet treats are so delicious, it’s hard to pass them up. And even when were not presented with them, they still manage to linger in our minds. Here are ways to finally but an end to your sugar craving and have you feeling healthier and happier.

Good nutrition. A healthy body is a happy one, and if you’re going to try to get rid of a sugar habit you need healthy food! Statistics show that individuals who switch up their diets end up craving healthier sweets like strawberries and melon rather than junk food that can loose its appeal.

Stop feeding the fire! This won’t be easy but try to stop eating it completely for at at least a week, and stick to it. Even though dietary changes are usually gradual, sugar tends to inspire cravings which are refueled every time you give in.

Limit sweets in the house. You don’t need to eliminate all of the goodies – I like to keep a bar of sea salt dark chocolate in the freezer for ultimate chocolate cravings. But do toss the processed junk food, sugar flooded cereals, and switch out ice cream for frozen yogurt if you can! Continue reading

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DVF For Gap Kids!

Diane von Furstenberg. The name brings up many different images, from her iconic wrap dress to her timeless lines of today; DVF is truly an icon, an inspiration and a fashion mogul. It would only be suiting that she extend her gift to design such stylish and chic clothing for not only women but, little girls! Gap Kids and DVF might seem like an unlikely pair but the two have come together to create a fun and trendy little girls line for a “like mother like daughter” feel. She uses her signature silhouettes and recognizable prints to create a line that really embodies the “mini me” heir of mother and daughter.

Here’s a peak at what’s in store March 15, 2012

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for the Woman on the Go!

In your super busy day, finding time to have a proper balanced meal may be out of the question, but you need something to keep up your stamina! Carry these snacks, that are easily found in your local super market, to help fend off cravings without a lot of added fat, sugar or calories.

1.) Starbucks tall skinny latte
- Score your caffeine fix along with a hunger-crushing 10-gram shot of protein and about a third of your daily calcium need

2.) South Beach Living Fiber Fit Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies –Thats right – Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies for only 100 calories and 5g fat! Go a head, indulge in gult-free chocolatey goodness. Continue reading

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Trending: Acid Brights

With the weather getting warmer (sort of) and spring time slowly approaching there is nothing I’m more excited about than being able to rock bright colors. Everyone seems to have embraced their Acid Brights, neon colors that are anything but dull.

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Whether it’s a pop of color to brighten your face, adding a little color to your workout, going all out with a full neon outfit or making a statement with your bag – you can incorporate Acid Brights into your everyday life!

Acid Brights don’t stop at what you wear

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