Spring weather is all about the bumpy transition between Winter and Summer. Since the move toward warmer weather is never direct, dressing for this volatile season requires layering. And in my opinion, it also helps to have a hoodie. When an unexpected wind kicks up, slip on your hood and battle the elements fashionably. Here are five fit hoodies I have my eye on for the Spring season.
Marshal McLuhan said in the The Medium Is The Message that clothing is an extension of the body. These so called extensions of man say a lot about how not only we present ourselves but how we think of ourselves. Cult Italian label Marni makes us questions many of the typical extensions that we call clothing. This Bordeaux Marni Hoodie has us trapped in between two worlds.
On the one hand Marni is a label ideal for that confident older woman. The matriarch or the matron. We idealize that cultured sophisticated woman. And yet nothing embodies rebellion, youth and disinterest in the wider workings of the world than a hoodie. The contrast has our mind boggled.
In the Winter, I am a big vest fan. Especially when getting active because it keeps my core warm while letting my arms breath.
It's always an added bonus if I can find a vest with a hoodie, so I am loving this Whisper Vest ($139) by Isis. Made from 650-fill powder goose down, it keeps you warm when it's on your back, but it's still light enough that you won't feel weighed down. Perfect on its own on cool days and evenings, or even under a shell when you are planning a long day of running, hiking, or snowshoeing this Winter. I am also loving the fun color combinations. Buy it here.
"Thirty days has September" and with items like these you can make the most of those thirty days! Fall is beginning and it's back to school time! Even if you are not headed to class these five buys will help you be fit in and for September.
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Zeldaf looks very Kate Moss in her dark side of the moon outfit. Although we have been seeing stripes for a while now, Zeldaf keeps it current with fabulous leather pirate-like boots. I also dig the black zip up hoodie.
Here's the low down on her outfit:
- Cashmere Hoodie: Gap
- Striped Tank: American Eagle
- Black Jeans: J Brand
- Boots: Steve Madden
Congrats to Zeldaf!
Everyone else, submit your looks and vote on your favorite ones today and I just might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group and to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.
Now here are two buddies who travel in style. I really hope Annabelle can travel as well as Ziggy. Mischa has toned it down for the high maintenance security check and she knows that a hoodie and railroad stripes are always travel ready. But it wouldn't be a celeb jetsetter situ without some designer shades and handbags!
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We are constantly bombarded with supplements that we should be taking and buying and while some of them are good there are some that you should just try and avoid all together. CNN (with Health.com) gives us a helpful list of supplements that may do more harm than good:
- Cascara: This is a natural laxative -- not a safe way to shed pounds.
- Dandelion: It's a natural diuretic, so you lose only water weight.
- Ephedra: The Food and Drug Administration banned it in 2004; now, court challenges hope to put it back on the shelf [GASP]. Ephedra increases the risk of heart problems and stroke.
- Garcinia: There are possible links to liver damage.
- Hoodia: There's been lots of hype about hoodia gordonni, a cactuslike South African plant with appetite-suppressing chemicals.
But that hoodia isn't available right now, says University of California, Los Angeles, expert and Health Advisory Board member David Heber, M.D., Ph.D. He says the hoodia products in stores or online probably contain other hoodia types that don't work -- or none at all. The British company Phytopharm, which has a global patent on hoodia for weight loss, says real products are years away. Bottom line: The available hoodia products may be safe, but they're useless.
- Usnic acid: Found in some bodybuilders' formulas, it's been linked to severe liver damage.
Fit's Tip: Check the labels and avoid proprietary blends, which is a way that makers avoid revealing their contents.
Time to get a healthy dose of the web. Here are some things I thought you all might find interesting and useful
Back in Skinny Jeans defends Tyra Banks and her body.
About.yoga reminds us that January 17th is National Yoga Day.
geeksugar has the lead on a doggie pedometer.
vitabeat casts doubt on anti-bacterial washes as disease control .
fitPod has a new music mix for you to download.
Fitness Fixation has some great tips for working out while at the park with your kids.
Complete Running goes for some retail therapy with a GREAT hoodie for running.
Starling Fitness disses flavor diet spray.
Healthbolt shows you the best condom ad.
Diet-blog asks the question is suburban sprawl making us fat.
I am always on the lookout for good gear for my outdoor runs. It's hard to find the perfect stuff because too much bulk can really bring you down and too little can mean a very chilly run.
This is why I love the North Face Prodigy Riding Hoodie ($75.00). The two pockets allow you to carry the essentials (iPod, identification and mobile) without bulking the hoodie up with too many pockets. I love the side zipper at the neck, which allows for a great (and snug) fit. Buy it online at TheNorthFace.com.