302 posts categorized " Lauren Boggi "

WE WEAR: JULY 4TH WKND 2 Jul 2015

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Happy freedom! What are you guys up to this weekend? We're celebrating in the city, but taking a few day trips. The shore and my parents' farm are both great escapes from the craziness of the city and allow us to avoid all the airport anxiety. I love that Mars can experience the freedom that a backyard and the beach give. 

Once you reach a beautiful beach, the pool, friends, and fun outdoor gatherings, a weekend day trip can really feel like a short vacation. When I'm not in the studio, I love chic, effortless, comfortable clothing that I feel beautiful in and can mother in. I pack light tunics and dresses that transition from beachy/backyard to casual evenings. Right now I love Mother's super soft Loosey Fray shorts with faded railroad stripes, Rory Beca's Deka embroidery top is cool, retro, and flowy, Chan Luu's wrap bracelets dress up the look, and my favorite carryall is Scout and Catalogue's San Miguel tote. It’s the perfect size and clean and simple. Mars is really into picnics (and eating on the floor) right now, so this weekend I'll carry this Hat Attack beach throw with me wherever we go! 

All items from Third Street Habit.  Sunglasses are Lauren's own.  Image via Jordan Goldenberg.  

LITHE ESCAPE #LITHESELFIE #SELFIEDELPHIA 24 Jun 2015

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The power of a Lithe selfie! Check us out on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine's July issue. This shot of Lithe founder Lauren Boggi, Lithe instructor Bari Rosenthal and Lither Ilysa Raphael was snapped on our Lithe Escape at Jake's Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Stay tuned to our website to hear about where we're escaping to next!  

Image via Philadelpha Magazine

WE WEAR: LAUREN ON YOUR BEST FEATURE 18 Jun 2015

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Having a tough time finding a swimsuit that you love and feel confident in? Discover your best feature. Every woman has one and a lot of being successful in dressing is discovering what it is. It could be your small waist, great shoulders, Lithe booty, strong legs, beautiful arms, or a lovely décolletage. Once you discover it, show it. Then you won't need to show everything else.   

Lauren in MichiNY Descent bathing suit via Stuart Goldenberg

WE WEAR: PETITE DENIM 3 Jun 2015

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Finding a pair of jeans is probably one of the most difficult things to shop for, right? Being petite (just a hair under 5' tall) makes finding the perfect inseam or cut pretty impossible. I hate searching for styles that might fit. It's hard enough dressing for my body type, and then having to hunt for items that I think might be able to work. Even with the shorter hems that are available, I still have to cuff and roll. I have a few pairs from Gap and Old Navy that are decent in length but don't really have the adjusted rise or proper knee placement.

I was so excited to find that Anthropologie recently opened up an entire floor for petite customers! I love that it carries some of my favorite brands such as AG and Paige Denim. There's a huge variety of fits, finishes, and washes. These Paige petite jeans (above) are my current fave pair. I love the no-gap waist, 25.5" inseam and proper rise!  

If you're petite, this is a game changer! If you have petite fit or styling questions, check out Anthropologie's blog post P's & Q's: Your Most Pressing Petite Questions, Answered.

Images via Jordan

WE WEAR: JEWELRY 21 May 2015

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Jewelry is so personal and it's supposed to feel personal, right? I get a lot of questions about the jewelry I wear, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite pieces and a bit about my personal style. I love unique, modern, minimalist, and luxe jewelry: stackable 18K gold bangles, delicately detailed super-thin rose gold midi rings, arm bands, and everything diamond (real or fake!). I love giving and receiving jewelry. Currently, my favorite pieces to gift are ear cuffs. They add that cool factor to the traditional stud and look good on everyone. My son loves pointing them out whenever I wear them. “Fancy Mommy!” he says. 

Because I'm always in between sweaty and clean, my general aesthetic is relaxed and modern peppered with a little bohemian. A typical everyday outfit for me is a comfy shirt, jeans, flat sandals, and a statement necklace. My outfits and jewelry are easy to slip into in the morning and comfortable enough to hang out in around the house with Mars, yet pulled together enough to go from the studio to the street. Here are some of my favorite pieces on the market right now:

Uniform Wares M-37 watch

Daimblond resin stackable rings

Ginette NY black onyx horn necklace 

Jennifer Meyer custom nameplate necklaces

Anything by Jennifer Fisher, especially the build your necklace

Pamela Love hand pieces 

A Peace Treaty necklaces and earrings 

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

SPRING READS 18 May 2015

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I feel like I haven't read in years, but I started to make time for it on Lithe Escape, and also just became part of a book club, which I'm super excited about!  If you’re taking a holiday break or spending some time by the pool, spring is a great time to do a little reading.  I usually look for fun books and real page-turners that I can devour in a few days.  I thought I’d share five worthy reads with you:

Oh Joy!: 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy  written by my most creative friends (and Lither!), Joy Cho.  A colorful, inspirational guide to help bring that Oh Joy whimsy into your life.  It's filled with quick, fun, and stylish projects from home decor to food to fashion as well as tips on how to shop for vintage, and pick art for your home!

To Be A Friend Is Fatal written by my friend Kirk Johnson.  Founder of The List Project, Kirk is an all-around amazing guy, a killer story-teller, and has such an unbelievable story. 

Luckiest Girl Alive is a can't put down novel by Jessica Knoll which takes place on Philadelphia's Main Line.   Jessica gifted this book to me and I'm so glad she did.  It's such a page-turner; I was hooked on page seven!  

Girl in a Band: A Memoir is written by Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women. I love her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll.

CherryBombe celebrates women doing cool things in the food industry, which I love.  I picked up a subscription so I don’t always have to shell out for newsstand prices. 

Image via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

ESCAPE PACKING TIPS! 29 Apr 2015

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Now that Lithe Escape and summer is upon us, it’s time for a refresher on minimalist packing. As much as we love feeling ready for anything, lugging around an overpacked bag or checking luggage is no fun. Cutting down on what goes inside your weekend bag has everything to do with staying calm, cool, comfortable, and confident.

Wonder what to bring? You won't need much! We'll be in Treasure Beach for five days and you'll spend the majority of your time barefoot and in a bathing suit or in exercise gear. We wake, we eat, we Lithe, we chill in the sun, we eat, we chill, we Lithe, we eat, and then chill some more (it's heaven).

People are always shocked to learn that I'm a super-light carry-on only packer. I find it freeing to travel with so little. How do I do it? 

  • Think small: Starting with a compact suitcase instantly limits how much I can bring. 
  • Don’t underestimate the power of a packing list: The key word here is basic. Sports bras, swimsuits, cover-ups, underwear, socks, workout shorts, loose pants, a warm layer for evenings, a chic go-with-everything maxi dress, and sneakers. Follow your list without exception. It’ll help you not go overboard. 
  • Be reasonable: Ignore the voice in your head trying to convince you that you absolutely need four pairs of shoes, heels, a hair dryer and 12 tops for a five-day trip. You don't and the practical you knows it!
  • Roll your clothes instead of folding them: It minimizes wrinkles and frees up a ton of space for other traveling necessities.
  • Be basic: Stick to basic, neutral colors and light fabrics.
  • Essentials: Passport, sunscreen, yoga mat, bathing suits that you can lounge, swim and Lithe in, sunglasses, cover-up, sneakers, flip-flops, a good book, and cell phone charger. 
  • Choose your accessories wisely: Pack a scarf, hat, statement necklace, and a classic pair of flat sandals. When in doubt, these things will come in handy.
  • Recycle: Unless you’ve been hiking all day or rolling in the sand, there’s a good chance you can use certain wardrobe pieces more than once. If you wore your maxi dress and cute espadrilles for dinner, turn that sundress into a beach cover-up for another day. My rule is that every article of clothing should work with at least two outfits. I love tunics that work as cover-ups, dresses, tops and nightgowns. My daytime black tunic often works over leggings, and then I can dress it up with jewelry or a scarf at night. 

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

LAUREN IN NYC! 28 Apr 2015

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WE WEAR 23 Apr 2015

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You guys, it's white tee season! It's like spring hits and everyone is flaunting one. My favorite slouchy, slightly see-through, off-the-shoulder white tee is one of my spring staples. I wear it to the studio with the sleeves rolled up or out to dinner with my favorite jeans. We love a white tee paired with denim, but I say mix it up with a denim skirt or wide-leg pants. The possibilities are endless and that's what makes it oh so lovable. 

Lauren's wearing: Frame T-shirt (available at Third Street Habit), Michi bra, Gap jeans, Alexander Wang bag (available at Barneys New York), Masion Margiela shoes.

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography 

WHAT'S IN LAUREN'S BAG 15 Apr 2015

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As busy women, we all have the most random and sometimes unexpected mix in our bags – from beauty essentials such as lip balm to any little thing that keeps our kids entertained. Today I share my must-haves.

Alexander Wang Rocco in soft peroxide with pale gold

• iPhone

The Honest Company baby wipes

RMS Beauty Oil

• Dental floss!

• A few Instagram prints of Jordan and Mars from Artifact Uprising

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Butter Elixir and Laura Mercier Bare Beige lip glace (helps me fake it if I’m not wearing makeup!)

Coola organic sunblock – I love the weightless feel and matte finish. 

• Organic and raw Lithe Foods Lithe Bar and Matcha Latte (quick healthy snacks prevent me from getting too hungry and running out of energy when I’m on-the-go)

• A ball for Mars – just in case!

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Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

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