Welcoming in Fit-Fashion 2016!

We are going to go ahead and guess what is on the top 5 of your 2016 resolution list… get in shape, get to the gym more (or start), try new workouts, be healthier, eat better, more time for yourself… maybe just to name a few.

So, If we guessed right, we wanted to give you a little help in getting to your goals! We know what works to get’s us motivated, a great outfit, must have accessories, and some awesome music of course! So here are some of the hottest looks in Fit-Fashion and a Best of 2015 playlist to get you going:

 

 

 

Spiritual Gangster Mini Elephant Sweater Knit Pullover

Spiritual Gangster Mini Elephant Sweater Knit Pullover

 

 

 

Derek Lam and Atheleta

Derek Lam and Atheleta Block Avenue Tank.

 

 

Live The Process Stretch-Supplex Bodysuit

Live The Process Stretch-Supplex Bodysuit

 

Reebok Dance Sequin Tight

Reebok Dance Sequin Tight

 

 

Michi NY Quaser Navy Legging

Michi NY Quaser Navy Legging

 

gwyneth Statement Tank

gwyneth Statement Tank

 

Fabletics Verbena Capri

Fabletics Verbena Capri

 

Reebok All Over Print Legging

Reebok All Over Print Legging

Fabletics Arta Long Sleeve Top

Fabletics Arta Long Sleeve Top

Uma Gorgeous For Good Wellness Oil

Uma Gorgeous For Good Wellness Oil

 

 

Calia By Carrie Underwood Fruit Infusion Water Bottle

Calia By Carrie Underwood Fruit Infusion Water Bottle

 

 

Here is the Best of 2015 Playlist on Spotify!

 

Happy New Year to all of our Ms Fits. Our biggest thanks to all of the amazing support we received in 2015

xo A&J

Jessica’s Studio Style & Music for Barre and Boxing:

No matter where I’m going to workout, I’m somehow always layered. I love layering! I always have an easy-to-throw-on sweatshirt or tee over a workout tank, even in the summer. I also love layering because I usually have somewhere to be right after class and this allows for quick transitions between workout to day or evening wear.

Here is what I am wearing and listening to right now during my two favorite workouts:

 

TO THE BARRE:

 

1. The Modern Classic from Gwenyth~ I have one in every color! It is the perfect top to wear to Barre and really everywhere. I love the ballet style and adjustable fit. I love how I can tie the sides up while I am teaching and then pull the sides down post class and pair with a sweater or cardigan to meet friends for coffee or run errands. It’s effortless!

Gwenyth's Modern Classic in Ballet Pink

Gwenyth’s Modern Classic in ballet pink

2. Firedaughter Clothing’s off-the-shoulder Big Huge Heart Sweatshirt~ Anything off-the-shoulder is my favorite and Firedaughter has definitely perfected the off-the-shoulder look.  I have a collection of these types of inspirational tees and sweatshirts… and this is the perfect layer!

 

Firedaughter's Big Huge Heart off the wide shoulder sweathshirt.

Firedaughter’s Big Huge Heart off-the-shoulder sweatshirt

 

3. The perfect leggings~ For Barre, I’m usually wearing either the Splits Tendu grip tights or the Nova Capri legging from Splits59. I love the Tendu grip tights because of the grips on the bottom of the feet that work perfectly for helping hold that stretch at the Barre which means you don’t have to wear Barre socks. I also love the Nova Capri because they have the best fit of any legging I own.

 

Splits59 Nova Classic Capri

Splits59 Nova Capri

 

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

 

4. Nike Wedge sneakers~ I am so thankful for the wedge sneaker! I am obsessed! It is the perfect fit-fashion invention. Throw these on with your workout outfit and immediately you can carry your workout look through the rest of the day. I always feel like I look better with a little height and they’re perfect to wear to a Barre workout because you actually do the workout in socks or barefoot.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

5. Take your Barre look to dinner with Daniela Corte’s off the shoulder Ballet Top. As I said, I love everything off the shoulder. I just bought this top. I can throw it on with my workout leggings and I’m all ready for post Barre class fun.

Daniela Corte Ballet top

Daniela Corte Ballet top

TO KICKBOXING:

1. My prize possession. These were a limited edition item from Alexander Wang‘s Objects collection two years ago. They are 12 ounces of pure leather perfection!

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

 

2. The “Edgy” Legging~ I love these Daniela Corte Tracy Capri leggings in Python. They are the perfect legging for looking cool while you’re kicking butt.

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

 

3. The Ashby Tank and Loren Bra~ If you know me, you know there is a 75% chance I’m wearing at least one item that’s Splits59 at all times. And for kickboxing, it’s often the Ashby tank. It fits perfectly and I find that in workouts where I am sweating more like boxing or spin, the Ashby doesn’t get uncomfortable.

 

Splits59 Ashby Tank

Splits59 Ashby Tank

 

 

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

4. Crane & Lion’s long sleeve tee. I love the fit of this and the tee has great ruching in the back for an even slimmer fit.

 

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

5. Divert Jacket by Koral Activewear~ Perfect to complete the look and easy to throw on over everything.

 

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

 

6. Liteweight sneakers~ For kickboxing, I like a very lightweight sneaker such as these Nike Free TR Breathe.

 

Nike Free Sneaker

Nike Free Sneaker

MUSIC:

Nothing motivates me like great music. Here’s my latest playlist for music I’m playing in my Barre classes and listening to while I workout on Spotify.

 ~J

Spring Fashion Fit Pieces We Love

Gone are the days of limited options to choose from when getting ready to hit the gym. Today there are many great choices in workout lines that span from the traditional sports stores like Nike and Reebok, all the way to top designers like Chanel. Workout wear has really blazed its own space in the fashion industry in the past two years, even coining its own sub-categories like barrewear, FitFashion, Sports Couture, Luxletic and Athlesire, just to name a few. Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Heidi Klum, Beyonce, Jillian Michaels, Rhianna, Brooke Burke and Rita Ora have also either created their own lines or aligned  themselves with activewear brands.

Even though it doesn’t quite feel like spring in New England, just yet, here are few fashionable-fit pieces to help motivate you on your final sprint to bikini season:

The Upside Yoga Pant in Charcoal

The Upside Yoga Pant in Charcoal

 

 

Monreal Mesh Tank

Monreal Mesh Tank at Carbon38

 

Michi Stardust Crop Pant

Michi Stardust Crop Pant

 

Lulu Lemon Light Speed Vest

Lulu Lemon Light Speed Vest

 

 

 

 

Crane&Lion Long Sleeve Tee

Crane&Lion Long Sleeve Tee

 

 

Out Incorporated TEASE in Courage light grey

Out Incorporated TEASE in Courage light grey

 

 

 

Out Incorporated Gold Sports Bra

Out Incorporated Gold Sports Bra

 

Lucas Hugh Leadlightpring Legging at ID X DEKA

Lucas Hugh Leadlight print Legging at ID X DEKA

 

Varley Python Crop Top

Varley Python Crop Top

 

Gwenyth Modern Classic in Ballet Pink

Gwenyth Modern Classic in Ballet Pink

 

Victoria Secret Knockout Capri

Victoria Secret Knockout Capri

 

The Upside Cropped Hoodie

The Upside Cropped Hoodie

 

 

 

Fit-Inspired Gift Ideas… Must-Haves for the Fitness, Wellness Lovers

Fitness, wellness, fit-fashion, has never been more popular…which means there are just so many amazing things to buy to be workout ready.  I am sharing a list of some of my favorites fitness things. Here are a few great gift ideas for the fitness lovers or just great items to get for yourself to help you get ready to spring into a healthy 2015:

 

I fell in love with this Barrewear top and tunic from gwenyth last Christmas and since then have accumulated a small collection. Not only is this top fabulous, the owner, Michelle, has been so wonderful to work with and has been so supportive of Ms Fit For Society and everything I am doing in Barre. Even so much so, she is offering 20% off of her Modern Classic for our MsFits as well as donating $5 of the purchase to the American Stroke Association and Teddy’s Team, a charity near and dear to our hearts. Click here to access this special offer link and then use promotion code: musejessicaholiday2014 (offer good through the end of December).

 

The Modern Classic in Mocha Grey, $88

The Modern Classic in Mocha Grey, $88

 

Hands down, Splits59 is one of my favorite activewear lines. Not only because for a workout line, their clothes have such awesome style, but also because the company is made up of such a wonderful group of people.   Splits59 is always inspiring us to be healthier and “cooler”.  I wear a ton from them, so it’s hard to pick my favorites. But, these capri pants are what I’m really loving right now (use my name jessicadiaz at chekcout for 15% off your purchases at Splits59).

 

 

Nova Racer Performance Capri by Splits59

Nova Racer Performance Capri by Splits59 $98

 

I love anytime I see someone who can rock a one-piece:

Without Walls High Shine Romper, $98

Without Walls High Shine Romper, $98

 

 

Loving this really cool holiday Fit-Fashion Kit for Women and Men from Outdoor Voices. These gift kits includes sweatpants, warm-up leggings, hoodie, sports bra, tote bag, and more:

 

Outdoor Voices Holiday Kit

Outdoor Voices Holiday Kit, $300

 

A favorite of my yoga friends:

 

Maduka Go Free Yoga Backpack, $108-$120

Maduka Go Free Yoga Backpack, $108-$120

 

 

Fitsporation – Need a little fitness-inspiration in your wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites:

No Limits. Wide Shoulder Girly Sweatshirt,  Firedaughter Clothing $38.

No Limits. Wide Shoulder Girly Sweatshirt, Firedaughter Clothing $38

 

 

Passion is Everything pullover by GoodhYouman, $68

Passion is Everything pullover by GoodhYouman, $68

 

 

With All Your Heart, inspirational Barre Socks, on Etsy $20

With All Your Heart, inspirational Barre Socks, on Etsy $20

 

For those of you that like to stand-out and shine at the gym:

 

Leatherback Leggins in Chrome Gloss by Carbon38,  $135

Leatherback Leggins in Chrome Gloss by Carbon38, $135

 

LuLu Lemon Shine shorts, $48

LuLu Lemon Shine shorts, $48

Keeping the shine going…these are number one on my Christmas list. I need these and I am going to add the sparkle accessories piece that can be mix and matched:

 

Oil Slick and Black Headphones from We Are Frends, $199

Oil Slick and Black Headphones from We Are Frends, $199

 

Bauble Bar Gold and Black Cap accessory, $49

Bauble Bar Gold and Black Cap accessory, $49

 

For head-to-toe sparkle:

Nike Free Flash 5.0, $150

Nike Free Flash 5.0, $150

 

On the sweeter side:

Ballet Beautiful Belle Wrap, Net-a-porter, $108

Ballet Beautiful Belle Wrap, Net-a-porter, $108

 

Ballet Beautiful Classic Leg Warmer, $54

Ballet Beautiful Classic Leg Warmer, $54

 

Sweet and local to Boston:

 

 

Crane & Lion Original Tight in Quicksilver, $90

Crane & Lion Original Tight in Quicksilver, $90

 

 

Crane & Lion Wrap Sweater in Wan Blue, $100

Crane & Lion Wrap Sweater in Wan Blue, $100

 

Healthy and local:

I am loving the idea of a gift certificate to our favorite juicery in town, Mother Juice, to add some extra health to your diet. Also a  great gift idea for yourself or someone you know that might love to give juice detox a try!

Mother Juice, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice & raw vegan snacks. Gift Certificates available

Mother Juice, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice & raw vegan snacks. Gift Certificates available

 

Lastly, give the gift of health  awareness by donating to the American Stroke Association. I am sharing my personal donation page here . The money raised for the Stroke Association goes directly to fund research, education, advocacy both locally and nationally to help reduce disability and death from stroke.  The Stroke Association has been such a wonderful support for me and I am so happy to be a part of helping to raise awareness about the importance of knowing the signs, symptoms and ways to reduce your risks of stroke and heart disease. To learn more about why I am such a supporter of the Stroke Association you can read my story at www.heart.org

 

Fast

 

Happy and Healthy Holidays!

xJessica

MsFit Feature: Michele Cheowtirakul Braxton

I was so thrilled when Michele said yes to doing a MsFit Feature because, #1: the Modern Classic is amazing and #2: because Michele is so cool and inspiring. I love her story of how she combined her passion of everything dance and movement with fashion, to create for all of us activewear-obsessed, such an amazing product… the Modern Classic.

I fell in love with the Modern Classic the first moment I laid eyes on it and I immediately pre-ordered three of them. I placed my first orders and waited weeks for them to be ready to ship. I remember counting down the weeks until they arrived. And boy was that a great day when they did! In the meantime, while waiting for my orders, I had quite a few communications with Michele. There were a few updates, some fabric changes, slight change in ship dates, etc… and I remember thinking how pleasant dealing with her was and how her customer service was beyond excellent! I knew this was someone who was going to run an amazing business.

I now own a mini collection of Modern Classics (waiting on the brand new Modern Classic in the Ballet Pink color). I love them because you can scrunch them up for working out, then walk out of class and pull them down into a tunic and head right to lunch, errands or meetings. For me, it is a perfect piece that easily goes from barre-wear to day-wear to any-wear. I also am loving how now when I drive around my neighborhood, seeing my barre lovelies rocking the modern classic in my local coffee shops, parks, barre classes, and just walking down the street. My mommy group that attends my Baby Barre classes really loved the Modern Classic because it is so adjustable, it worked for them post-baby and was great for breastfeeding.

Thank you Michele for creating such a fabulous top + tunic!

XxJessica~

 

MsFit Feature:

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WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

The color pink actually… To herald the release of the Modern Classic Top and Tunic in Ballet Pink, we are doing a little project we lovingly call PITNB (pink is the new black). I’ve never been much of a pink wearer, but we custom dyed our signature fabric to create this amazing shade that’s like a neutral color but still very ballet and definitely pink. We originally developed it in response to interest from a lot of our dance supporters. But now I am in love with it and am finding myself obsessing about other pink things! So lately, the whole office is in pink-think, with pink frames, pink images, anything pink – I even got a pink mani pedi, which I have never done!

Aside from the temporary pink insanity, I’m also working with the team on testing several new designs, replenishing the colors we’ve sold out of, and figuring out what new Modern Classic colors everyone wants! It’s so fun talking to our customers who enjoy what we’re doing and hearing about what they like, what we could do better, and what else they want to see. So to summarize, I am tickled pink and feel pretty lucky that gwenyth and our energetic team has been keeping me really busy.

 

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

So many things, especially as we are now based in fitness and fashion savvy LA. But two interrelated things in particular. The first is the continual growth and acceptance of low impact, movement based disciplines like barre, pilates and dance as primary exercise regimens. I love it when I meet young, former hardcore marathon runners, cross-fitters or even triathletes who have transitioned to these types of workouts. These are the people that are about results and who are no-joke when it comes to athletic performance and fitness. And yet they see something like barre as totally challenging and edifying. That really speaks to me.

The second thing I’m loving is the variety and romance I’m seeing in activewear fashion, as these “softer” fitness disciplines have taken off. So I love that Stella McCartney’s line for Adidas has gotten girlier and that Net-a-Porter has been featuring ballet-inspired activewear. Activewear used to look like just activewear… it could hardly be described as pretty for fear that it would give the impression of not being durable or technical enough. But with workouts like barre and pilates kicking even men in the behind, I feel like women are more accepting of the idea that something can be both elegant and tough. And that’s the duality we thrive on – how can we make something beautiful, precious and delicate looking while also being innovative and high-performing? If women are “tough” packaged in “pretty”, why can’t their activewear be as well?

 

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

To keep up with gwyneth’s goings-on, come see her at her site, www.gwenythbrand.com or her blog. For me, I am (sadly) always on email. So feel free to drop me a line at michele@gwenythbrand.com !

 

MSFITS! Don’t miss out on this special MsFit discount code that runs until August 31st!

Use code: GWENYTHLOVESMSFIT_15 

 

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