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GOFITJO Loves WiseWear Collection

Joanne Encarnacion, aka GOFITJO, is a fitness and lifestyle blogger whose main focus is to convey how important achieving self-love and self-confidence through fitness and wellness is for all the hardworking women out there.

In addition to managing her fitness/lifestyle blog 24/7, she is also the mother to two daughters and in the process of becoming a certified health and nutrition coach. If that doesn’t scream #GirlBoss, we don’t know what does! Joanne took the time out of her busy schedule to let us know more about the inspiring woman behind GOFITJO, her advice for women juggling it all, and what she loves most about her Duchess smart bracelet.

1.Tell us more about you, your blog, GOFITJO, and how your fitness journey began.

Hello my name is Joanne Encarnacion, but I also go by Jo. I’m a fitness and lifestyle blogger from SF Bay area raising two beautiful daughters with my incredibly talented husband Jonathan. I’m currently becoming a certified health and nutrition coach and so excited to helping people design their lives around movement and proper nourishment. My life wasn’t always this way though. I’ve been working for as long as I can remember and when you’ve focused a lot of your energy on your career and building a life sometimes your own health gets put on the backburner. A little over 3 years ago I found myself battling with depression and realizing that it was caused by my lack of self care and focus on my health and wellbeing. I was getting ready for a Sunday family outing with my little family and as I was checking out myself for the final time in my daughter’s full length mirror, my daughter Airis, who was 9 years old at the time said to me, “Mom you look so pretty.” I quickly snapped at her and said, “No I’m not; I’m fat and ugly.” The look on her face is one I will never forget, I crushed her heart. In her eyes I was her queen,the most beautiful woman she had ever seen. She took off running into the hallway upset with me. This was my “aha” moment. It all of a sudden clicked, how could I be the example of a strong woman if I didn’t see that in myself? How could I tell her she’s beautiful, capable and talented if I couldn’t even see that in me? This is when I knew things had to change. I started to change my relationship with food and exercise and began to truly see the effects of a healthier lifestyle that had fitness and nourishment as it’s cornerstone. What began as a weight loss journey became a lifelong journey of self development, growth, and continuous practice of self-love.

2.How do you juggle all of the responsibilities of being a full-time fitness/lifestyle blogger and a mother of two kids?

It takes a lot of support from my partner in crime my husband, organization skills, and a lot of heart and hustle. Aside from full-time fitness/lifestyle blogger I’m also studying to become a certified health and nutrition coach, which has got me spending most of my free time hitting the books. As the former Director of Curation at VSCO I’ve always had to juggle a pretty full plate especially working in the start up world. Part of that juggle is understanding that balance is individual and doesn’t look the same for everyone. I live off of my Google Calendar so everything from my workouts, family events, school tests, blogging, content/collaboration deadlines, my husband’s work calendar, and my social calendar are all in one place. If it’s not there, I get a little lost. I’ve learned to embrace life in the present, taking it hour by hour at a time. This approach has really helped me take control of a busy day and keep things from feeling to overwhelmed. Having an adaptable approach to a jam packed calendar is truly the key to balance.

3.What was your Aha! moment that propelled you into the world of fitness blogging?

High school was a tough period of my life. My folks moved around a lot so my relationships with friends were constantly shifting and changing. It always seemed as if my foundations were always shifting and because of that I turned to journaling and writing. I found myself sharing my struggles of growing up with depression to my church community during high school and its when I realized at a young age that sharing our stories of struggle was the the best way to heal and build a sense of belonging. When I started my fitness journey I knew I needed support. It was my first time embarking on something this big and I knew how much I succeed in it. At the time I shared my fitness journey on Instagram, I used it as a daily journal. About a year into my fitness journey I decided to start a blog and one thing really lead to another. Now it’s become a destination for inspiration and connection for some and it’s awesome!

4.What would be the biggest piece of advice you could give to someone who is struggling with low self-esteem?

Stop comparing yourself to others and remember that you’re amazing as you are. The hardest thing is that often times the causes of self-esteem issues are lack of self-worth. The best thing to do is to do a quick inventory on your life and the things that matter the most and bring you happiness and joy. Then ask yourself how do you get more of that into your life.

5.We know that a healthy mind equals a healthy body. With that being said, how do you keep a healthy mind/outlook while focusing on your fitness goals?

I practice gratitude daily. Most of my workouts begin with a 5 minute warm-up during that time instead of focusing on trying to turn on the “beast mode”, I focus on the things I’m grateful for such as an able body and my overall health. There are others in this world who are struggling to get out of bed due to some illness or those who were born unable to walk. Finding gratitude in the things we have currently have always allowed me to have a much more healthier approach to what I do in life especially my fitness goals.

6. Being so busy must take a toll on you personally. Tell us some of your favorite ways you like to unwind.

Some of my favorite ways to unwind include a workout, but in the moments that I can’t get that in or I’ve already done that for the day retreating to my bedroom diffusing essential oils while I meditate get me grounded immediately. Some other favorites are warm epsom salt baths, quiet dinners with the family, and walking around Target alone (yes sometimes this is one way I unwind).

7. As a mother of two young daughters, what is your advice to them on staying healthy and having a positive body image?

Often times in our house we focus a lot of characteristics that are not physical. My youngest who is 6 will point out the things she loves about her older sister’s personality. My eldest daughter is 12 and that is such a crucial age to start laying down the foundation to building a positive and healthy lifestyle. Because my daughter witnessed my transformation and was the catalyst to it, I don’t really give her advice that’s any different than I give a grown woman. We talk openly at home about the changes happening in her body at this age so that it doesn’t become a “weird” thing for her growing up. I think often times we underestimate the influence we have as adults on the younger generation and instead of giving them advice, we need to simply live by example.

8. We know you’ve been wearing your Duchess in gold. Tell us what feature you enjoy the most.

I love the simplicity of the design and the discreet notification alerts. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it as a bracelet and it always throws people off when I say it’s an activity tracker and tech device.

9. WiseWear is all about losing the screen, not the moment. Since most of your day is probably spent in front of a screen, how do you find ways to disconnect?

I set pretty firm boundaries around my tech time. During my workout sessions my phone is typically on do not disturb so that I can put my intention and time into my workout session. When I’m out with friends I rely on my tech devices like Wisewear to send me discreet notifications so that I can focus on the people I’m with. We all have a tendency to get caught up in documenting the moments we live in, but sometimes it’s about just living in the moment. And that is something I try my best to truly honor.

10.What advice would you give other women who are trying to balance motherhood, a career and a healthy lifestyle?

If there is anything I’ve learned from all the women mentors that I’ve had in my life, they are all simply trying to figure it out. We are all just wingin’ it and sometimes the best way to own your life and be the #girlboss in all areas of your life is learning that you can’t do it all and accepting that things won’t be perfect all the time, but you’re doing your absolute best.

 

 

A New Era of Wearables with Iris Apfel

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She’s bold. She’s fierce. She’s the 94-year-old style icon who’s designing your next wearable. Meet Iris Apfel, the new face of WiseWear.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this feisty fashionista, you’ve probably come across her unforgettable face at some point – it’s often adorned with those iconic, thick-rimmed spectacles. Or you’ve probably heard someone mention her as “that lady with the glasses.” Perhaps you’ve seen her charming documentary IRIS (if you haven’t, it’s now being featured on Netflix).

For the past 60-something years, Iris has graced the world with her artistic talent and impeccable taste. Her career set off in 1950 when she and her husband launched Old World Weavers, a restorational textile company. Together they traveled the world, shopping for fabrics while simultaneously building Iris’ eccentric collection of one-of-a-kind accessories and fashion pieces. She also served as an interior designer for the White House for nearly half a century, working with the wives of nine presidents.

 

Iris, searching for fabrics for her clients, while discovering unique non-Western pieces.
Iris, fabric shopping for clients, while discovering unique non-Western pieces.

 

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Iris with her husband, Carl, in the 1950s during their travels. 

 

Iris with her husband, Carl, at a gala dinner in Miami, 2008.
Iris and Carl, at a gala dinner in Miami, 2008.

 

Well affiliated with the New York interior design crowd, Iris eventually grabbed the attention of a curator from the Met Museum, who caught wind of her ostentatious wardrobe. He asked if she would create an art exhibition showcasing her personal collection of fashion and accessories accumulated throughout the years. It was this exhibition, dubbed Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Apfel Collection, that set Iris apart as something very rare and far from ordinary. Today, she continues to inspire people of all ages to adopt their own unique style as the truest form of self-expression.

 

Iris installing an ensemble at Peabody Essex Museum, similar to the pieces displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Iris installing an ensemble at Peabody Essex Museum, similar to the pieces displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

This is one of many reasons why we wanted to work with Iris. Her years of wisdom and wit make her the perfect example of a modern day woman – confident, beautiful, smart and independent. To put it in other words, she’s a true symbol for beauty and brains. If you’ve seen her documentary, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.

In the documentary, you might also recall Iris touching on the frequent, sometimes fatal, issue of her friends falling. The self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet” has undergone two hip operations herself – one after tripping over the hem of an Oscar de la Renta dress at a Paris fashion shoot. This recurring topic of seniors at risk of falling was one that sparked an interest with Iris, as soon as she learned that our founder’s grandfather had experienced such a fatal fall (read about it in this Fast Company article).

 

Behind the scenes with Iris and WiseWear founder, Dr. Gerald Wilmink.
Behind the scenes with Iris and WiseWear founder, Dr. Gerald Wilmink.

 

His passing was what inspired Dr. Wilmink to start WiseWear. As stated in the article, Wilmink’s original plan was to create a hearing aid that could measure when the user was at risk of falling, and would react by telling the user to sit down. Although the hearing aid never came to fruition, one thing led to another – ultimately resulting in an antenna system that could transmit Bluetooth signals through metal. This is now the breakthrough technology that fuels our Socialite smart bracelets.

Although Socialite can’t detect falls (just yet), it can track your activity, provide vibrating mobile notifications, and send distress signals to your loved ones in times of potential danger. The unique safety feature is one that Iris values most, stating that, “something like this can alert those who care about me if I take a flop because falling can be very dangerous, particularly when you get old in age.”

 

Lavish and lovely: a shot from her latest documentary, IRIS, shot and directed by Albert Maysles.

 

By tapping the bracelet to your custom sequence (i.e. three taps), Socialite sends a discreet text message to your pre-approved list of contacts, notifying them of your exact location. Beyond falls, you can also tap the bracelet when feeling vulnerable, threatened, or endangered. Click here to read more about how the safety feature works.

During our one-on-one interview, Iris made a point that, “this is not just technology that’s useful for elderly people; there are a lot of young people that can benefit as well. The Socialite bracelet can measure your activity, how active you are, and all kinds of good stuff. We don’t want any couch potatoes in the crowd.”

At 94 years young, the slender muse is still always on-the-go, flying from international fashion shows to photo shoots and elite social events. She admits that she is very active and doesn’t sit still very much.

 

The Calder, from L to R: in Palladium, Rose Gold, and Gold.
The Calder, from L to R: in Palladium, Rose Gold, and Gold.

 

On another note, Iris also believes that the “de-teching” aspect of Socialite will serve useful, with vibrating mobile notifications and lack of a distracting LED screen. She once said, “People are so tied up in the worst parts of technology these days. They don’t use their imagination.

If we’ve learned one thing, it’s that imagination is vital to spark creativity and innovation. Iris has preserved a unique childlike quality to imagine a world of endless possibilities – and it’s unlike anything we’ve encountered before with any other fashion designer.

With Iris by our side, we’re feeling more inspired than ever to design a fresh line of luxury wearables and introduce it to the high-fashion world. Indeed, technology is a beautiful thing and wearing it should be too. Cheers to a new era of fashion-first wearables that truly speak style.

 

9 Practical Gifts for the Woman Who Has It All

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With officially less than three weeks left till the holidays, you’re running out of time to get the perfect gifts! By “perfect”, we mean gifts that won’t be indifferently re-gifted to someone else or stored in a closet/under a bed for the next decade. When it comes to gifting, it just so happens that women require a bit more time, effort, and strategy – especially those who have just about everything. Whether you’re shopping for your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, or co-worker, our gift guide will help you find something that’s practical and fitting for her. Enjoy!

 

1. WiseWear Socialite Collection, $299.95. You’ve never seen a luxury wearable like this before. Armed with advanced features such as activity tracking, mobile notifications, and distress messaging, Socialite is ideal for any modern day woman on-the-go. Created with a fashion-first approach, each bracelet has its own unique design, is made of brass, and coated in precious metals such as gold and palladium. Such high-quality materials offer water resistance, antimicrobial properties, and extreme durability. What’s even better? All bracelets in the collection are interchangeable with one another, so she can mix and match different styles as often as she’d like. Learn more about the Socialite Collection by exploring our blog topics such as Getting Down to Specifics and Feel the Difference with Socialite. Available in three different styles (Calder, Duchess, Kingston), in either gold or silver.

 

2. Tory Burch Robinson iPhone 6/6S Case, $65.00. With smartphones attached to our hips (or in our hands) on a regular basis, we can pretty much consider them an accessory. Why not make it pretty with a designer phone case? Any gal will find this gift useful because it protects the one thing they can’t live without. We can all do without the unnecessary scratches and scuff marks! Even if she already has a phone case, give her the luxury to change styles every so often.

 

3. Lancôme Beauty Box Set, $59.50. This makeup value set is perfect for both barefaced beauties AND beauty queens! It comes with 11 of Lancôme’s best-selling products in full sizes, plus a deluxe skincare sample, cosmetics bag, train case, and artistry guide. Lipsticks, blushes, mascaras (in universally flattering colors)… all of the beauty necessities a girl could ask for. There’s no doubt this box will last her for a few years. A $308 value for only less than $60! What are you waiting for?

 

4. C by Bloomingdale’s V-Neck Cashmere Sweater, $158.00. When’s the last time she bought herself cashmere anything? This classic V-neck sweater is a real treat that goes a long way and will remain a closet staple for the years to come! Whenever the occasion calls for something special, this versatile sweater will always come in handy to the rescue. She can dress it up or down, and pair it perfectly with denim, slacks, leggings, skirts – you name it! Not to mention, this luxe material has a “wear-forever” endurance.

 

5. Michael Kors Alex Travel Continental Wallet, $168.00. Keep it all together with a luxuriously chic wallet that’s big enough to fit 10+ cards, cash, and a smartphone or tech accessories. Designed with 10 card slots, three inner pockets, one zip pocket, and an ID holder, this ultimate wallet will give her an organized peace of mind and prevent excessive purse rummaging (how frustrating!). It comes with a removable wrist strap, so she can use it as a wallet or wristlet. Either way, it’s perfect for everyday on-the-go use or travel. 

 

6. Kiehl’s Travel Ready Delights, $45.00. Who doesn’t want super soft, smooth, and silky skin + hair? Since 1851, Kiehl’s has specialized in premium skin, hair, and body care products, using the finest, highest-quality ingredients. This travel-ready kit celebrates New York designers, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra (a.k.a. “lumberjacks of fashion”), and illustrates their vision of feminity and romance. This set includes travel sizes of Kiehl’s best-selling shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser, body moisturizer, hand salve, face cream, and night serum. She can toss these beloved essentials in her purse or suitcase! 

 

7. Loft Faux Fur Infinity Scarf, $59.50. A luxe accessory that’s so velvety soft and plush, she’ll never want to take it off! This faux fur piece is just as cozy as it is chic. It instantly adds a fun dimension to any outfit. Not to mention, it will keep her warm all winter long! Don’t be surprised if you catch her sleeping with it. 

 

8. Birchbox Subscription, $10/month or $110/year. Ah yes, the gift that keeps on giving. Birchbox is a monthly subscription service that sends its subscribers a pretty little box with 4-5 select samples of makeup or beauty-related products. For only $10 a month (or save $10 by purchasing a year-long subscription), she can discover new products and stock up on tried-and-true cult favorites. Each subscription is customized to the subscriber, so you can select her preferences to make sure she loves what she receives. The best part is getting to unwrap a box full of surprises every month!

 

9. West Elm Organic Sateen Sheet Set, $138-$168. One of the best luxuries in life is getting to slip into a soft, cozy bed. Make her feel like a million bucks with these oh-so-silky, 350-thread count, organic sateen sheets. Available in soft, elegant colors, these sheets will add an element of luxury to any bedroom. You can even get them monogrammed with her initials for an additional $9.00!

 

Style with Socialite: The Calder

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  1. WiseWear Socialite Collection: The Calder in Gold, $299.95
  2. Trina Turk Delaney Long Wrap Trench Coat in Fawn, $449.90
  3. Parkhurst Reversible Faux Fur Vest in Black/Tundra, $158.00
  4. Alice + Olivia Hailee Cowl Sweater Dress in Cream, $298.00
  5. Tory Burch Marion Hobo in French Gray, $475.00
  6. Alexis Bittar Lucite Elongated Drop Earrings in Grey, $145.00
  7. Nine West Nadya Almond Toe Pump in Dark Red Suede, $98.95
  8. Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Cosmopolite, $27.00

 

With the holidays and new year just around the corner, it’s no surprise that many of us are scrambling to put together a few outfits that will truly make a statement. Whether it’s a holiday office party or an unexpected end-of-year celebration, you’ll be looking your absolute best with our #StyleWithSocialite inspiration. This week, we paired the crowd-pleasing Calder (in gold) with a creamy white, cashmere-infused wool sweater dress, a pair of luminous drop earrings, and a versatile hobo bag. We added a dash of color to the neutral palette by including a comfortable pair of dark red suede stiletto pumps, plus a pretty swatch of deep berry red nail polish. To top it off, stay warm with either a classic wrap trench coat OR cozy faux fur vest. Soft, elegant, sophisticated – this ensemble is perfect for the more formal and rare occasions.

 

Style with Socialite: The Kingston

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  1. WiseWear Socialite Collection: The Kingston in Palladium, $299.95
  2. Truth & Pride Luna Leather Moto Jacket in Green, $749.90
  3. Trouve Silk Blouse in Grey Dapple, $74.00
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs New Q Hillier Hobo Bag in Faded Aluminum, $428.00
  5. Vince Camuto Ponte Knit Ankle Pants in Heather Grey, $74.00
  6. Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Encrusted V Pendant Necklace in Silver, $105.00
  7. Vince Camuto Bodell Lace Up Pump in Grey Suede, $128.95
  8. NARS Fantascene Killer Shine Lipstick in No Shame, $29.00

 

Back in the 80s, “power” suits were deemed as appropriate attire for the working woman. Coming in a limited array of boring, flat colors, adorned with bulky, padded shoulders, with an utter disregard for the feminine figure, suits were seen as uniforms that would help women climb the ladder in the professional workplace. Fortunately nowadays, the modern day woman is still able to make her way up to the top, minus the lackluster ensemble. Let’s just say – we’ve come a long way.

This week’s #StyleWithSocialite features an outfit you can don with the utmost confidence when walking into (or out of) the office. For starters, if you don’t have a staple pair of black slacks, then it’s safe to say that your professional wardrobe is lacking! Find a pair that fits comfortably at the waist, with a tapered leg that falls perfectly in place alongside your ankles. We chose a flowy, silk blouse to match on top, giving perfect hints of feminine and professional. Complement the blouse’s V-line with a crystal-encrusted V-shaped pendant to add a modern interest to your look. Lastly (and most importantly), nothing screams “lady boss” more than a standout pair of pointy, lace-up pumps. Throw on your Kingston, toss your essentials in a generous hobo bag, swipe on some bold, dark plum lipstick, and you’re ready to go!

10 Ways to Stay Happy & Healthy

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Happy and healthy – a combination universally desired, but seemingly difficult to achieve while juggling our crazy busy lives. The relationship between the way we live and our health & happiness is a strong one. Some never come to realize that what you do entirely affects the way you feel internally. Even the simplest choices, that seem completely unrelated to your health, can affect the way you feel physically and mentally.

Instead of waiting for the new year to jumpstart your resolutions, get ahead of the game and start incorporating these 10 simple habits into your daily routine for a happier, healthier, and more successful life.

1. Get more sleep. Aim for at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. For you millennials, think about your body’s fuel as your smartphone’s battery – you need a full night’s charge to last all day. Realize that while you’re sleeping, your body is still hard at work, repairing your heart, blood vessels, cells, and internal organs. Lack of sleep can increase your appetite, slow down your metabolism, and dramatically increase your chances of becoming overweight. It also decreases your productivity, stalls your immune system, and causes you to feel fatigued, moody, anxious, and more likely to be depressed over time. Not to mention, lack of sleep also affects your appearance, giving way to more breakouts, premature wrinkles, and dark under eye circles.

2. Stay active. Try to complete at least one form of physical activity every day, whether it’s 30 minutes on the treadmill, a cycling or yoga class, or a walk/run around the neighborhood. Listen to your body and determine whether you’re a person who enjoys working out in the morning, afternoon, or evening… and stick to that routine! Morning workouts are a great way to start your day and jumpstart your metabolism. Afternoon workouts are great to boost your productivity and brainpower, especially if you have to return back to a desk job. Evening workouts are an excellent way to relieve a day’s worth of stress, giving way to a good night’s sleep.

3. Stay hydrated throughout the day. This is one crucial habit that most people tend to overlook. Hydration is key to a happier, healthier you. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. If water is too bland for your taste, try substituting with coconut water (which is even more hydrating, packed with simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish your insides). Understand that water makes up more than half of your body weight, and also helps every cell, tissue, and organ work correctly. Staying hydrated throughout the day will keep you energized, help you think more clearly, and make you feel oh-so-good on the inside. Did we mention that it’s also the secret to glowing skin and beautiful hair?

4. Love yourself and what you do. Focus on the positive things about yourself and your life. Take time to find your passion and pursue it. If you’re not crazy about your job, don’t be afraid to make the jump and find something that you truly enjoy. Learn to love who you are and own your potential. Trust in yourself, work hard, and you will undoubtedly see results.

5. Show gratitude. Give thanks to yourself and the people & things around you. Gratitude means, “thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive.” A chance to live is the greatest gift. Don’t take it for granted. Showing gratitude will strengthen your relationships, improve your health, and reduce stress. It’s a win-win for everyone. Show gratitude for the people who love you, the people who challenge you, the people who serve you, the people who work with you, and most importantly, for yourself.

6. Be social. Surely, there’s a little introvert in all of us. Oftentimes, we shy away from social gatherings when we’re flying solo or are unsure of the crowd. Let go of those fears and spread your social butterfly wings! Studies show that social connections are so closely related to our well-being and personal happiness. Connect with people and network often. You’ll hear stories and learn things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Every interaction is unique in its own way, and you’re bound to gain something from it.

7. Maintain your relationships. Make time for the people and things that matter most. For the people that you interact with on a day-to-day basis, pay attention to the way you communicate. Be a good listener, communicate clearly, don’t let your emotions dictate your behavior, and avoid assumptions. Let people know that you sincerely care about them and what they have to say. Be present in the moment and take time to build your relationships.

8. Make down time for yourself. Life moves fast, and it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of things. Amidst your busy schedule, be sure to make time for yourself – to unwind, relax, and create a balanced lifestyle. Making yourself a priority is critical to your happiness. Whether it’s a bubble bath or an hour at the gym, be sure to set aside a block of time to focus on yourself. One simple tip – “de-tech” yourself and get rid of any communications (smartphone, tablet, computer).

9. Create a simple schedule and follow it. Building a schedule for yourself can actually boost your productivity, energy, and creativity. Try to start the day early so you can take time to wake up and find some peace within yourself in the A.M. Schedules will enable you to accomplish the things you really want to do and help narrow down what’s truly important. It can also help create a balance between your personal life and work life.

10. Set attainable goals and deadlines for yourself. Set them by the day, week or month — as often as you think you need to. Studies have shown that setting goals and making progress towards them directly correlates with improvement in well-being, satisfaction and happiness. Measure your progress and take comfort knowing that you are getting things done! An awesome tool to track your progress is iDoneThis. It’s also helpful to complete a monthly personal review with yourself. Assess your success and make sure you’re on the right track. Make a list of your proudest accomplishments throughout the month.

 

Style with Socialite: The Duchess

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  1. WiseWear Socialite Collection: The Duchess in Gold, $299.95
  2. Rag & Bone Ashby Ankle Booties in Granite, $525
  3. Vince Camuto Slub Knit Drop Shoulder Turtleneck in Smoke Heather, $59.90
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Monogramme Textured-Leather Camera Bag in Black, $995
  5. Trina Turk Geo Cutout Drop Earrings in Gold, $88
  6. High Waisted Ribbed Sweater Pencil Skirt in Olive Green, $49.90

 

Looking for a pop of color to turn your outfit from drab to fab? Hit a home run with the Duchess! You’ll be sure to make a statement with this Socialite. This week’s #StyleWithSocialite features a gorgeous deep olive green pencil skirt to accentuate your curves in all the right places, and a neutral slouchy turtleneck to keep your top portion more voluminous (and less fitted) to balance the whole look. If you’re feeling bold, swap the turtle neck for a fitted blouse and leather jacket. Throw on a classic pair of heeled ankle boots to add some height and elongate your stems! Then, finish off your look with some fun accessories, including gold geometric drop earrings and a rather understated compact bag to hold a few of your basic necessities. Say hello to chic and sexy! 

 

 

Style with Socialite: The Calder

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  1. WiseWear Socialite Collection: The Calder in Palladium, $299.95
  2. Steve Madden Raela Pump in Black Nubuck, $109.95
  3. Ivanka Trump Marled Knit Top in Black Heather Gray, $79
  4. KUT Lincoln Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket in Bordeaux, $88
  5. Kate Spade Cedar Street Small Jensen Leather Tote in Black, $378
  6. Nadri Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings in Silver/Clear Crystal, $38
  7. Citizens of Humanity Skinny Stretch Leggings in Axle, $188

 

This week, we’re pairing the beloved Calder with that modern street-chic “cool girl” style. Perfect for any occasion; you can sport this outfit in the office, at a work happy hour, to a girls’ night out, or even date night. Luxe textures paired with chic layers and a flattering color palette is the perfect recipe to looking effortlessly fashionable. You can pull this simple look together by grabbing your wardrobe staples (i.e. black skinny jeans, leather jacket, neutral-colored top, and a pair of sexy pumps), swipe on some red lipstick, and voilà, you’re ready to hit the streets in style! 

Top 10 Winter Skincare & Beauty Products

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The transition from fall to winter can be especially rough on our fragile, delicate skin. When it comes to skincare and beauty regimens, many of us often take the lazy route during this time of the year. Don’t let the cold weather get in the way of looking your absolute best! Here are our 10 favorite winter skincare and beauty products that will keep you looking flawless throughout the season.

 

1. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, $44. Looking for flawless, glowing skin in under five minutes? This multitasking, all-in-one beauty balm cream is perfect for all occasions, especially those minimalistic mornings when you’re rushing out the door. Apply with your fingers for a sheer, dewy glow, or use a Beauty Blender for fuller coverage. This formula truly has it ALL, combining moisturizer, treatment, broad spectrum SPF 35, and a lightweight foundation, to give you perfect-looking skin while perfecting your skin underneath. 

 

2. NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna, $39. Keep your gorgeous summer glow going with this popular cult favorite bronzer. This brown-based bronzing powder is fused with a subtle gold shimmer, reflecting light to blur imperfections in the most natural way. Swipe it on for a healthy, glowing tan year round – you’ll leave everyone wandering what your secret weapon is. Excellent (and super flattering) for all skin types and tones.

 

3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Berry Tinted, $22.50. Flawless celebs like Kristen Bell, Rachel Bilson, and Halle Berry swear by this little tube of lipbalm that truly packs a punch. Although $22 might seem a little steep when you can buy a lifetime supply of ChapStick, this best-selling lip treatment is worth the splurge with its reparative oils & waxes, plumping essential fatty acids, antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols, and vitamins A, C, and E. Swipe it on for a pop of color that will light your whole face up.

 

4. Philosophy Miracle Worker Retinoid Eye Repair Cream, $68. Believe it when they say this cream is a miracle worker! This award-winning formula contains a high performance retinoid that dramatically improves the look of wrinkles and discoloration, paving the way for younger, plumper, and smoother skin. The use of peptides reduces the appearance of underage bags and dark circles. Apply to your eye area in the morning and evening – you’ll be looking brighter in no time!

 

5. Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser, $24. Many consider this basic facial cleanser to be a “one stop shop” that melts away dirt, oil, and makeup in one simple step. Massage into your skin for a gentle, but deep pore cleanse that will leave your face feeling perfectly clean and comfortably balanced. You can also use this fragrance-free formula to clean your makeup brushes! It’s pure, it’s simple; you really can’t go wrong with this award-winning favorite.

 

6. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $46.50. Oftentimes, harsh winter weather can leave our skin feeling dry, tight, and dehydrated. Who else hates it when your foundation accentuates those noticeable dry patches and wrinkles? Luckily, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance with this ultra facial cream that can be used as a daytime and nighttime moisturizer. Its hydrating formula draws and absorbs moisture from the air, leaving skin smooth, soft, and healthy-looking. For those who loathe thick, oily creams, you’re in luck! This has an airy light texture that will leave you comfortable and well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions.

 

7. Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil, $51. Don’t forget that your skin needs extra TLC during the wintertime! Many people often steer away from face oils, assuming it will make their skin even more oily and prone to acne breakouts. Let this oil prove you wrong! This light formula is immediately absorbed into skin on-contact, repairing its barriers and replacing vital youth-renewing lipids that are lost with age. Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and get the youthful complexion you’ve always wanted.

 

8. Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $92. Why get a spa facial when you can do it from the comfort of your own home while you sleep? Wake up to radiant skin with this firming overnight mask! This intensely moisturizing treatment is said to have a “corset-like” effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. Psst, we say yes to chiseled cheekbones! 

 

9. Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara, $28.50. The “holy grail” mascara for lashes of all shapes and sizes. This iconic tube features an oblique cut, plastic comb brush that coats each lash one-by-one and gives an extra lash-curling effect, bringing your peepers to life. On the go? Swipe one coat to wake up your sleepy eyes. Going out for a night on the town? Swipe 2-3 coats for faux-looking lashes blessed by the likes of a professional makeup artist.

 

10. Boscia Balancing Facial Tonic, $24. Wintry wind chills causing your face to look dry and chapped? Since moisturizer is meant to be worn underneath the skin (and not on top of makeup), this facial spray is the perfect solution! Achieve an ideal combination of moisture and purity with this complexion-perfecting formula. One spritz will leave your face with a natural rosy glow. This tonic also works to get rid of impurities and excess sebum, giving way to soft, supple, and perfectly moisturized skin.

 

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