Five Spring Trends for over 40 and fabulous women – High / Low looks for every budget

We heard you! Women are asking us… what are the Spring and Summer trends for over 40 women this year? Well, it was just our luck that our friends at Holt Renfrew held a “Trends Week” at the end of March and we got the scoop for you AND some time to style our fav looks with a few of their personal shoppers. Now, while most of us can’t shop off the runway, there are a few ways to get that over 40 and fabulous look, at the price you want. High / low dressing WORKS! Pair an investment piece with a more budget friendly piece – or find that perfect “look a like” in one of the trendy stores in the mall. Everyone can ROCK these new trends at any price point. Lucky us, Holt Renfrew showed us their beautiful, high end goods. Feeling super inspired, here is the scoop!

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Your FALL FIVE – 5 trends to check out this Fall

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Fall is in the air – chilly mornings, changing leaves and of course, everything pumpkin spice.   As much as I hate seeing “plaid and cozy sweaters” coming in to the stores in July,  at the beginning of September – you have to admit – there is a bit of a thrill in seeing all the fun new fall fashions and trends hitting the stores.  It makes the anticipation of cooler weather somewhat more bearable.  In anticipation of the season, Danni and I recently visited one of the cool local boutiques in Calgary to bring you the FALL FIVE!  Stacey and the amazing staff at Bamboo Ballroom pulled together some fun fall looks to show some of the trends we are seeing this fall – and ways to wear the trend if you are “not 20 anymore!” Continue reading “Your FALL FIVE – 5 trends to check out this Fall”

Three cool Moves to add a KICK to your Workout

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I like to workout.  There – I said it.  I really like the way it makes me feel.  I like how I use it as my own morning meditation and I like the time to myself.  For the past 10 years, I can say, that I have worked out almost 6 days a week.  If this is NOT you – congrats.  You are normal and understand balance – something that I am still trying to achieve in my old age (!) – and that is an entire other blog post.  Over the years I go through peaks and valleys –  times my workouts become mundane and I am searching hard to see the benefits and keep in perspective that I can’t have that 25 year old body I used to have.  As I age, I am certainly getting thicker in the middle and I’m really fighting that muscle mass reduction that goes hand in hand with getting older.  My goals are a little different now.  I don’t need to train like an athlete – I just need to be mindful of my health, maintain muscle tone and flexibility and enjoy it.  Workout fatigue is a real thing.  You can’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.   I think that is the definition of insanity, right?  So, I am always on the lookout for cool fitness accounts on insta, and health inspired blogs for ideas – inspiring people with great new moves.  To be honest, it IS hard to find something that really makes me take notice.  Today, I will share three new moves from the INCREDIBLE Kira Stokes  that I have added to my work out.   These are short, quick exercises you can add to either your core workout, or at the end of  a cardio day! Continue reading “Three cool Moves to add a KICK to your Workout”