Tuesday Shoesday: Wedding Shoes

Hello Shoe Lovers! Spring is coming upon us and many ladies out there is planning a wedding right now. I know when I got married and was in the planning stages my wedding shoes were very important to me. Do you want to be comfortable through out the day or do you choose fashion? I know that I went with fashion and ended up holding my Badgely Mischka shoes but I loved them. Here is a look at my shoes, I want to share them with you and of course any excuse to go through my wedding pictures!

032For this week’s Tuesday Shoesday I thought we could take a look at some gorgeous shoes that I think would be a great choice for any of you brides out there. I know there are a lot of things to consider in picking out wedding shoes. Where is your wedding? Do you want a colored shoe or do you want to stick with white? How high of a heel do you think you can handle all day? Can you dance in them?

Wedding Shoes- SJP Shoes

I love the SJP Collection Etta Style. The pink reminds me of my wedding shoes but they have a closed toe. I have tried them on and they are wearable and I think I could wear them for many hours without complaint. How gorgeous are these SJP Shoes??

Kate Spade Clarice Wedding ShoesIf you want to stick to a neutral color what about these satin Kate Spade Clarice Pumps? This what I think of when I picture a traditional wedding shoe. I love the detail at the toe and the heel height does not seem to high for dancing and the leather soles will keep you from slipping on the dance floor!

Wedding Shoes- Something Blue by CheersIf you are looking for a flat shoe, how fabulous are these wedding ballet flats by Cheers? It is also a perfect choice if you are looking for something blue to check off your list.

Manolo Blahnik Swan Wedding ShoesI could not do a wedding shoe post without showing off some Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes. These are the Manolo Blahnik Swan White Satin Pumps. This shoe is also famous for being featured in Twilight Breaking Dawn. I just love the intricate crystal embellishment on the toe!

Jimmy Choo Sandals

If you are getting married on a beach, what about choosing some flat sandals for your wedding shoes? You can still get something gorgeous and still splurge worthy. These are the Jimmy Choo Nox Flat Crystal Thongs. The thongs are embellished and also feature leather soles. With these wedding shoes you will also be able to wear them over and over again. I love these sandals because of their versatility, who doesn’t need a dressy flat sandal for vacations etc.

Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

I had to of course add my own wedding shoes. This is a Badgley Mischka classic wedding shoe. The Randall by Badgley Mischka comes in vanilla, sky blue and a blush pink. When I had bought my wedding shoes I bought them in a rose color. I could not find that color online right now. I loved these shoes but they are a little high. I made it through the ceremony but did not get to dance in them! I do not regret my choice, I loved these shoes!

What shoes did you choose as your wedding shoes? Which ones are your favorite?


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Motivation Monday

Hello Monday Morning! Mondays can be hard for a lot of people. I have been using Monday to share motivation quotes with all of you. I love Mondays it is a chance to start a fresh week. I normally focus on fitness when I am picking a motivation quote. Today’s motivational quote you can apply to all three rules to every area of your life. This quote is courtesy of QuoteParade.com

Motivational Quotes

I know so many people in my life that could use all three of these steps. If you look at successful people they usually follow these life rules. Go after what you want, ask for what you want and step forward. In order to step forward you need to stop focusing on past failures. This last step is so important. We are all guilty of at one time being stuck in the same spot out of fear of failure or repeating past mistakes. If we do not step forward we can never progress.

When I was young I grew up in a negative environment and was not taught these life lessons. For those of you that are parents look at these rules and see how you can teach them to your children. I wish that someone had told me how to succeed and how to be a more positive person. I will be having my first child this month and raising them to be positive and to possess self-confidence has been weighing heavily on my mind. I had always worried that since that was not instilled in me at a young age would I be able to teach this to my kids. What I keep telling myself is that knowledge is power. Since I have taught these things to myself I will make sure these are really important life lessons that I can give to me child.

Whether you are working on a fitness, health, love, relationship, work and just life goals you can apply this motivational quote to those goals. I hope as you move forward this week that you will keep these three rules in mind. As always, live with a positive attitude and you will get so much farther. What are some of the goals that you are working towards right now?


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Food Quote of the Week

Happy Sunday! Like we always do on Sundays me and Jon have been fairly lazy we usually go out for lunch and then laze around until it is time to cook Sunday Supper. I will admit during the weekend I indulge in what I consider to be forbidden foods more than I do during the week. During the week we eat health and cook healthy, for a couple in NYC that is an oddity. Most people here never ever use their kitchen but if you were to visit our kitchen you would see that it is well used and loved. I hope a lot of you are cooking today and cooking something delicious yet healthy. What will you be having for Sunday Supper?

Fashion Quote of the Week

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Hey fashion lovers! I was on one of my favorite twitter chats #BeautyTalk on a Tuesday night and we had been talking about beauty as usual and I had brought up that happiness can be a beauty tip. I firmly believe in this. I think I have never felt more beautiful since I have been the happiest I have ever been. Living a positive life can be one of the best fashion or beauty tips that anyone can follow. A happy person radiates confidence and always seems more vibrant. Let’s all try to the best and happiest you that you can be!


Are You Interested in Guest Blogging?

Hey guys! As most of you know I am going to be giving birth in a couple of weeks. I had reached out a little while ago about guest blogging and I have lined up a few great guest bloggers but I am always looking for more. If you have never guest blogged before it can be a great tool for building your own blog especially if you are new to blogging. There are a few things that I look for when accepting blogging submissions:

  • original content (appearing only on nycfitfoodfashion.com)
  • must be relevant to fitness, food or fashion
  • great images
  • already own or write for a blog
  • no back linking or hidden advertisements

I have posted this a few times and usually get a good response from people who are genuinely trying to build up there blogs. I also receive a lot of messages from companies trying to disguise as writer’s interested in blogging in order to get free advertising. The thing as most of your bloggers know, blogging is hard work and a time-consuming job. It is very disconcerting when I receive so many messages from very large companies trying to get ad space for free. I need to make a living to folks! For those of you looking for advertorial and sponsored posts I do them as well. Up at the top of the page there is a page link for sponsors/ads. I have worked with quite a few companies now so feel free to contact me through that page and I would love to talk about rates and opportunities.

For those of you that have done guest blogging for me in the past and have enjoyed your experience please reach out and I would be happy to work with you again. I also am open to doing a guest blogging exchange where I can write a post for you in exchange for a post for nycfitfoodfashion.com. This way we both can gain traffic from each other and both of our readership will get to be introduced to a new blog that they may not have been aware of before. It is a win for the both of us! Start brainstorming and email me with some of your ideas. The other great thing about guest blogs is that I am able to get a different view or opinion out to my readers here or maybe even some topics that I had not even thought about yet. I would love to hear what kind of topics that you may come up with.

For this next period I am looking for posts to be submitted with a deadline by March 20th at the latest. That way I can post them and have a date for you in which they will go live before I am incommunicado for a few days with the baby! If you are interested in guest blogging please send me an email over at nycfitfoodfashion@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing and hopefully working with you!

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Fitness Quote of the Week: Jillian Michaels

Happy Weekend everyone! It was finally a warm day here in NYC. Spring is definitely on its way! With the nice weather we spent some time walking today and even took the dog out for a long stroll. I also did not hit the gym and did indulge in some treats. I can not say no to mini eggs when offered, I blame that on Jon! Jillian Michaels has always been an inspiration to me. When looking for a new quote to post this week I immediately thought of her. I found this one and find it to be so true. I have posted many times about how important diet is, even more important than exercise. We all deserve a treat once in a while but when you do not have the time to work out for a bit because we all know life can get in the way, make sure to eat well.  Have a great weekend!


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Free People “March Catalog”

It is time for the Free People catalog again. I love when I get mine in the mail, even with all this technology I still love to hold the catalog in my hand and look at all the fabulous looks that Free People have put together. This month there is a few things going on with Free People:

March Catalog – Free People’s March catalog stars a model who defines effortless cool, Erin Wasson. The collection sheds its winter layers and embraces a bare look for spring. The collection features an eclectic mix of pieces from ‘barely there’ tops layered with strappy bras, to bold South American-inspired denim, and breezy maxis. Accessories focus on long drapey chains and statement arm cuffs to complete the look. Shop the Catalog here.

Short Film ‘The Ride’ – The catalog follows Erin and her (fictional) beau as they took a (real-life) road trip through the vast Midwestern desert on a classic Harley Davidson. The pair made stops at motels and diners, all the while being captured for the campaign along the way. When the adventurous duo reached their destination ? the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas ? Erin posed as a blushing bride saying her ‘I do’s’ to her denim-clad groom. Watch the Short Film here.

‘Open Call’ Talent Scout Competition – Free People, is teaming up with Jed Root, a global leader in artist management, and IMG Models, a top international model management agency, to launch ‘Open Call,’ a hunt to find creative talent from across the country. Together, they will scout individuals who are passionate about styling, modeling, and photography to produce and appear in Free People’s upcoming e-Catalog launching in June. Each winner will have a once in a lifetime chance to work alongside famed model, Erin Wasson, and a talented team of creative professionals. See Website for the details.

Here is a look at some of my favorite looks from “Free People March Catalog”

Floral Lace Mesh Dress Free PeopleFloral Mesh Lace Dress

WanderLove Ankle Boots by Free PeopleWanderlove Ankle Boot

Jayleen Lace DressJayleen Lace Dress

On the Open Road Lace TunicOn the Open Road Lace Tunic

Diamonds in the Sky DressDiamonds in the Sky Dress

Heart Strings Lace Up DressHeart Strings Lace Up Dress

I have a hard time looking through the monthly Free People collections without wanting to buy everything. I do have a gift card burning a hole in my wallet. I am just waiting till I have my little one this month and then I will be making quite a few Free People purchases that is for sure! Right now I have my eye on the Jayleen Lace Dress. I have a thing for romantic lace looks. What is your favorite look from the Free People March Catalog?? **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links


Fitness Friday: My Fitness Pal

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TGIF everyone! I was in an interesting fitness tips twitter chat the other night and there was one thing that kept coming up, My Fitness Pal. I have been using this app for years and find it to be one of the main things that keeps me on track all week. I have used Many fitness and food apps and this one is my favorite. If I can give you one health and fitness tip today it is to sign up for My Fitness Pal and give it a try.

Why My Fitness Pal?

Like I said before I have been using it religiously for years. Here are some of the great benefits to using My Fitness Pal app:

  • food diary
  • almost 4 million food items that you can search in their database
  • custom foods can be added from your own recipes etc
  • forums and support
  • exercise tracker
  • it is FREE!!

For me my favorite part of My Fitness Pal is the food diary. It did not take long for this to become a habit for me daily. I check in to the app a few times a day and enter the food I have eaten. It really helps me to be aware of portions as well. Years ago I would never look at a serving size on a package and actually follow it. Now I do because I know I am going to want to add it to my food diary. My Fitness Pal is all about accountability. We all have to take more responsibility for our health and this is a great way to keep you on it. The other great thing is that you are able to see the nutrition values of your day as well. This is awesome for those of us that are not sure if we are getting a good balance of certain vitamins or if we need to add a little something extra to our diets.

Another tracker on My Fitness Pal is tracking your exercise. I love to do this because the more I track it the more I know how much more I can eat that day! The more activity I enter the more calories it adds to my daily goal. There are so many exercises and cardio listed in My Fitness Pal that you should not have a problem entering in everything that you have done that day.

My Fitness Pal also has a forum and you can add your friends for motivation. I will be honest I have not used this function. I get a lot of my motivation from my self or I find social media a really great place to find some fitness inspiration. When I was in this twitter chat the other night a lot of the chatters were part of the forum and had significant friends lists to help each other in their weight loss/weight maintenance journey. Even if you are not looking to lose weight My Fitness Pal has been great just to keep me on track and when I do find my pants are getting tight I can look at my food diary or exercise tracker and figure out what I need to either cut back on or if I need to add more activity.

I hope that you will check out My Fitness Pal or just look into food journaling and exercise tracking because I think it is one of the greatest tools in weight loss and management. What do you do to keep yourself on track?


March Madness

Hey guys! I had promised myself at New Year’s that I would start every month off with a note to you guys. Well when did March start? I feel like January was the slowest month I have ever experienced and February was over in the blink of an eye. Maybe it is because February is so short or that I am a few weeks away from the birth of my first little one. This is something I am extremely excited yet very nervous for! I think the best part will be finally finding out what we are having. Will this be a handsome little guy or a beautiful little gal? My odds are on a boy but as we all know intuition is not always correct!

If you have been following nycfitfoodfashion.com you may have noticed that I have been featuring a lot more guest features since New Years and this will continue. I think that it brings a little more to the page and not just one voice. I hope you agree! I will also be taking a break when the baby comes. Do not worry there will still be posts, I have a team of guest bloggers that will be posting work during the week of 2 that I will not be able to. I am hoping to have a great balance of fitness, food, recipes and fashion tips from some fantastic bloggers. I am still accepting submissions, if you are interested please send me an email at nycfitfoodfashion@gmail.com. I love to support other bloggers out there.

Lately I have been posting a lot of fashion posts. I go with what ever inspires me, right now that seems to be fashion. I will be working on getting back to a regular balance of all the things you love in fitness, food and fashion. There has been so many great things going on in fashion lately. How about those SJP Shoes?? I can not stop thinking about them!

As per usual I really love hearing from you guys and I am looking for feedback. What would you like to see from NYC Fit Food Fashion this month? Is there anything that pops out at you that you have been looking for us to cover? Please feel free to reach out and let’s talk!

As for what I do have planned for this month. Here are some topics:

  • spring fashions
  • perfect sandals
  • should you detox?
  • Clean Eating Recipes
  • baby style
  • and many many more!

This month is going to be a crazy one for me. With this being my first child I would love to here from any of you that have some advice. Especially for how things are going to go after we get home! I am really blessed that Jon will be home for the first month with me but other than that I am on my own here. Any tips would be greatly appreciated by this first time Mamma. I will be heading to the Dr today to see if the little one has decided to turn down. Have a great day everyone!

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Spring Dresses with Review

Hey guys! We are so close to spring I can almost feel it. I know it is still cold out but a girl can dream right. It is time to start putting together our spring wardrobe. I know I am not the only one that needs some new spring dresses to add into the mix of spring looks that I already own. Recently I have been introduced to the beautiful dresses from the awesome people over at Review. I could not believe how many styles of Review Evening Dresses that were available.

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Review is designed in Australia and take inspiration from many different locals including London, New York and Paris. A lot of the dress styles have a romantic vintage feel to them that I love. Review has been around for 25 years and I am just finding them now?? Their site is definitely a place to check out some gorgeous dresses. They also have an amazing selection of special occasion and bridesmaid dresses. If you are looking for bridesmaids dresses with a romantic feel this site has all that and more. Here are a couple of style I have fallen in love with.

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Bridesmaid Dresses

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Bridesmaid Dresses

As you can see just from my choices that Review has a spectacular selection of dresses. There are so many different styles, textures and colors of review evening dresses to choose from. I really love the yellow dress above and it would go perfect with my new Jade colored heels that I bought last week! The only problem that you may face is picking out just one. When looking at all of the dresses I found that there were so many occasions that I would be able to wear these dresses this spring. I can picture the floral ones dressed up or down, if you wanted to go casual what about pairing one of these dresses with a leather flat sandal and a tote bag. Review also has a great selection of accessories to choose from as well. I found this fantastic bag that would go perfectly with any of the dresses that you may find during your online shopping.

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When it comes to online shopping I am a whiz at it. I know I have expressed this many times on my blog but I prefer shopping online to going into the stores here in NYC. No lines, no hassles and I know the merchandise is going to be up to par. I also enjoy sitting here in my pjs drinking my coffee and going through all the spring dresses without ever leaving the comfort of my living room. So what are you waiting for? It is time to up your spring dress game! I shared with you my favorites, what are yours?

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