Maybe I'm slightly biased because I'm having my wedding at a renovated smog check center, but I was so happy to read on Style Me Pretty that "brick is the new backyard." Glitz and glam ballrooms and rustic, country fields can be beautiful wedding settings, but I'm all about the less-obvious, rough-around-the-edges venues. If you're with me, I've rounded up my favorite chic industrial weddings to illustrate some tips on going a little bit gritty with your big day locale.
At my house, I can see a lot of trees, but my main view is of the San Francisco skyline. Sometimes I miss the more idyllic views that I grew up with in a rural community. Do you have a nature view at your home?
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As compared with Diane Von Furstenberg's flirty, bohemian Spring 2009 collection, her Pre-Fall offerings are more structured and urban. We have to say, we are enchanted by this fresh perspective--as much as we love ourselves a hippie dress in the middle of the summer there is nothing more tempting than DVF clothing gone classic. That eggplant, buttery soft leather bomber on the right? Yeah, that's a good example of what we're talking about.
Don't mind the missing face on this model, focus on the frock. This Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Lace Fringe Tank Dress ($60, originally $98) reminds me of the Rodarte dress Natalie Portman wore to the Venice Film Festival. I heart the swaying fringes and dropped waistline.
Does your morning jog take you straight through Times Square, down the Pacific Coast Highway, on the Miracle Mile or along A1A (beach front avenue)?
For those of us who choose to exercise outdoors in major cities, you should know that air pollution can irritate your lungs, making it harder to breathe while working out outside.
The three main components of air pollution are fine particulate matter, ozone and carbon monoxide. For those of us exercising, the overexposure to carbon monoxide can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, headaches and dangerously high body temperatures. Ozone, which is the main reason we have smog in cities, adversely affects breathing patterns and decreases the size of airways, making the lungs more resistant to oxygen.
What's more? Turns out that living on a major street is pretty bad for your lungs too. Great.
Fit's Tip: Work out in the early morning or later in the evening, when the traffic is not as congested. If you experience difficulty breathing while exercising, you should see a doctor.