MsFit Feature: Jill and Stacy Simon

The fabulously fast-fashion fashionista sisters behind the Tobey Grey Boutiques took a moment out of their fast-track day to talk to us about their boutique, their fitness lifestyle and their fashion go-to’s. Jill and Stacy Simon have been in the fashion game for years, and through a boutique name change, having 3 babies (Jill has a daughter and son and Stacy has a daughter), and with the addition of two new boutiques, these girls have their hands full… literally.

I’ve known these girls for years, and there’s no one more friendly, beyond hilarious, genuine and more devoted to their craft than this duo. As a fellow fashionista, I had to ask the girls to fill me in on their favorite summer trends and what pieces from their boutique they’re loving the most. Here they are…

 

J.BRAND DARK WASH HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS

J.Brand dark high rise skinny jeans

 

TOBEY GREY FAUX LEATHER TOP AND J.BRAND DISTRESSED JEANS

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DL1961 INSTASCULPT JEANS

These jeans instantly miscrosculpt your legs, butt and midsection with their 4-way stretch denim design. This is genius for anyone, but especially new moms… anything that sculpts and slims is a must have!

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TOBEY GREY DRESS

This dress is every girl’s dream… it looks sexy and has a great fit and at the same time, feels like you’re wearing a t-shirt.

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TOBEY GREY FIT & FLARE DRESS WITH A J.BRAND LEATHER JACKET

This dress flatters all body shapes and any leather jacket is a wardrobe staple. A black leather jacket is perfect, but something like this neon pink variation is an unexpected pop of color.

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TOBEY GREY DRESS

This is one of our best selling dresses. It comes in a variety of colors, but orange has definitely been a best seller. It may not be everyone’s initial choice, but they’re pleasantly surprised when they try it on.

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TOBEY GREY CASHMERE SWEATERS

There is nothing better than these cashmere sweaters for those late summer nights and they go right into the fall season.

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CLOVER CANYON DRESSES

Prints! Prints! Prints! I love Clover Canyon dresses! They’re comfortable, always look stylish and you’ll definitely stand out in a crowd.

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And now, for the girls’ MsFit Feature…

Jill and Stacy

Jill and Stacy

 

JILL SIMON~

WHAT’S KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

What doesn’t keep me busy these days is a better question… Trying to find a balance between working full time at Tobey Grey and taking care of an extremely active 3 year old and 4 month old. I’m trying to work on finding a little me time, but recently I’ve been feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

 

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

Fashion has always been my first love, that’s why I love my job so much. I get to help people look and feel great every single day. To me, there is no better staple in anyone’s closet than a great fitting pair of jeans… I’m personally a distressed jean kind of girl and what most people don’t realize is that they can be dressed up too. Also another go-to is a nice pair of dark skinnies… they go from day to night and are extremely easy to wear. As much as I love fashion, right now in my life, any piece that is easy but still looks good is important. Our private label line Tobey Grey is also a favorite… we use amazing fabrics to create the most current and in style pieces and the prices are incredible. In terms of fitness, I wish I could say I have an obsession. I’ve heard so many great things about Pure Barre and Soul Cycle but unfortunately haven’t tried either one. I’m working on making my fitness routine a priority. I’m pretty high energy so a lot of people have recommended I try yoga but to me, nothing beats a great walk with the kids.

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU?

I am constantly updating my Instagram @jillsimon6 mostly with pictures of my two kids and can be found on Facebook too under Jill Simon. For the latest in anything fashion related I’m at @tobeygreyboutique or on Facebook at Tobey Grey Boutique. Also, check out our website, www.tobeygrey.com.

 

STACY SIMON~

WHAT’S KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

I am busy every day taking care of my daughter and also keeping up with the latest trends in fashion. I love looking at magazines and blogs to see what’s hot. I even go on Facebook daily to look at peoples’ outfits and try and find ideas for creating our Tobey Grey line. On top of buying and designing Tobey Grey products, I am actively looking at new locations to expand our stores!

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

I agree with Jill, I think jeans always make people feel good about their bodies. I think women all need a nice pair of jeans that fit their bodies correctly. I have a lot of women who come in with loose jeans on and leave with a new pair of fitted ones and look like they have lost 30 pounds. It’s crazy what jeans can do for a body! Also we are in the works of making a yoga jean which I think will be huge for women that can actually do yoga and work out in jeans that don’t stretch. Sounds crazy, but it’s very cool..

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU?

You can email me at stacysimon21@gmail.com with any questions… Or find me on Tobey Grey’s Facebook page…

 

MSFITS, DON’T FORGET: EVERYTHING AT TOBEY GREY NOW IS 40-80% OFF! AND…. ONCE THEIR FALL MERCHANDISE  HITS THE FLOOR, WE HAVE A SPECIAL PROMOTION TO TELL YOU ABOUT… STAY TUNED!

Ms Fit Feature: Amy Kimball

Amy Kimball

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

I just finished a very busy Spring event season with weddings, private parties and non-profit fundraisers—the whole gamut! And on top of that I just launched a new product called “AK Events Party in a Box” which is currently being sold on Etsy. It’s custom-designed elements in one simple box that will help you take your party to the next level, just like you hired a professional designer—without breaking the bank. I launched the July 4th Box on Etsy but ended up selling out privately, so that was very exciting. I’m now working on the designs for the upcoming holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years Eve as well year-round boxes including birthday, dinner and cocktail parties. I’m really excited about it and am expanding my site to include retail.

I am also now prepping to start the Event Planning course I teach at Boston University at the College of Communications for Italian Exchange students from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Coure in Milan. This is my third year teaching and I absolutely love it. The students are wonderful, so committed and eager to learn and I adore being able to share my passion about design and event planning with them. I didn’t know I would love teaching so much, but a call out of the blue three years ago from Professor Steve Quigley at B.U. changed all that. I look forward to this adventure every July.

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

With this busy schedule my favorite fitness routines are the ones that keep me sane, I am a Bikram yoga devotee—it truly balances me, if I feel overwhelmed or stressed before going in, that all changes in 90 minutes. I joke it’s because I have to focus on just breathing to stay alive in that heat that my mind clears. I also love Pilates which after injuring my back last year has been key to strengthening and healing my body. And last but not least is my newly found obsession with golf. I wish my ability matched my absolute joy of playing… but maybe someday!
As far as fashion I love all the bright colors of summer. It was a really long winter so any opportunity to brighten it up, I am hooked. All of sudden pink has found it’s way back into my life on almost a daily basis, it’s kind of cracking me up— even if it’s just a touch with a scarf I feel like it’s such a happy color that lightens up the person wearing it as well the people around them. I also just love the maxi-skirt with flat sandals trend. It feels so laid back and there are so many fabulous colors and patterns to choose from, they look flattering, relaxed yet sophisticated on everyone, I’m only 5’3 and I still work ‘em!

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU?

If you want to keep up with me, please check me out:    Website/Blog: http://amykimballevents.com/wordpress/

Twitter: amykimballevent
Facebook: Amy Kimball Events 
Instagram: @amykimball

And if you’d like to scope out the AK Events Party in a Box on Etsy, check it out here