307 posts categorized " Lauren Boggi "

WE WEAR: HIGH SUMMER CONTINUED 23 Jul 2015

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It's high summer and our We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks.

By now you know I have a teensy (okay, big) obsession with Third Street Habit. In all honesty, I probably go there once a week. Sometimes I just window shop while I'm in between meetings. It’s a sickness and also one of my favorite guilty pleasures (in addition to chocolate).

I busted out a few issues of Self, InStyle, and Elle for a little “me time” in my parents' backyard this past week to get inspired for high summer style. After flipping through the pages, I found a few trends to experiment with.

  • Wearing a hat more often, especially with denim or a dress for a little edge.
  • Adding boho vibes to my otherwise minimalist daytime look with fringey accessories.
  • Chopping my oft-neglected hair to the collarbone. A fresh, swingy bob that I can still pull back is perfect for warm weather and hot days in the studio. 

Of course, I told Liz at Third Street what my goals were and she pulled these pieces. 

Hat Attack Fem Fedora: The straw hat has a classic fedora shape, only a bit softer. A  navy patterned band tied into a dainty bow that dangles off the side accents open woven raffia. It's light and I love it wearing it. 

Maison Scotch Summer Poncho: The loose cotton crochet knit top is perfect for hot summer days. Tassels trim the open sides and an antiqued charm accents the hem. Sleeveless, semi-sheer, playful, and easy to slide on over a bikini. Or pair it with shorts and flats or denim and heels. 

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

3 DAYS TO FLAT ABS (RE-POST)! 22 Jul 2015

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We're smack in the middle of summer and the best accessory to go along with a bikini are toned, flat abs. Today I share eight tips for slimming your middle in three days, flat. If you're already active and eating Lithe, incorporate these tips into your life and you’ll be confident in that bathing suit in no time. 

  • Do planks, crunches, and standing ab-work 
    Lithe is core-based, total-body, and all ab work. All. The. Time. Why is it so effective? Our Higher Power band system brings resistance to your core, while our CCS technique burns the fat off the muscle. While you're Lithing it up, th
    ere are a few things to remember about toning those muscles. Crunches define your abdominal muscles and planks and standing abs flatten them. Stay tuned for Lithe's upcoming workout High Top (I promise that you've never felt anything like it)! As with all things Lithe, mix it up. Alternate between regular crunches, oblique work, standing abs, and planks to keep your stomach toned and flat.
  • Ditch the processed, refined carbs
    Everything is okay in moderation (remember the 80/20 rule), but try to steer clear of white bread, Goldfish crackers, and other foods that have bleached flour. I try to avoid anything that is packaged. A recent study showed that people who incorporate whole grain foods into their diet slimmed their middle much faster than those who ate refined, processed carbs. Substitute quinoa, oatmeal, and brown rice for the white stuff. 
  • Be Picky
    Choosing the right foods can really fuel short-term weight loss. When I prep for a photo shoot or event, I strip my diet of all things unhealthy (except for dark chocolate) and eat very clean. My coffee is black, my water has lemon, and my smoothies are green. I load up on on cold-pressed juices, dark leafy greens, and lean proteins like fish. 
  • Sautee those greens
    Remember how everyone was eating during our Earned in Winter Challenge? Our menus included so many servings of sauteed kale. Kale is a natural anti-inflammatory. It reduces bloat and revs the metabolism because it is a flavonoid. Also, cooking them in olive oil or lightly steaming them makes them easier to digest. 
  • Say yes to bananas, watermelon, avocado, lemon, grapefruit, papaya and pineapple  
    Potassium banishes bloating by balancing body fluids.To de-bloat, eat potassium-rich foods like bananas, avocados, watermelon, and pineapple. Bonus: Eating these foods replaces the potassium and nutrients you lost while sweating it out at Lithe. 
  • Make it a LitheStyle
    You can do endless crunches and still not get the results you want if you’re not living a healthy, active lifestyle. Cardio and weight training increase lean muscle and burn calories, which is important if you’re trying to make those muscles visible. Our sculpting workouts build your muscles and create that Lithe body and muscular structure, while cardio and a clean diet help show them off by burning the fat off the muscle. 
  • Sub still water for bubbles
    Believe it or not, both soda and sparkling water can bloat you. Drinking a sufficient amount of still water each day keeps you from retaining water. Since water removes waste from the body, staying hydrated is key in beating the bloat. Add a lemon to jazz it up a bit. 
  • Start your day with Lithe Spring Clean tea 
    It's our little secret and it works. Find it on our menus. 

Lithe instructor Elizabeth Tomkins wearing Motherhood Maternity and Lululemon via Dom

LAUREN ON THE #REALWORLDBRANDING PODCAST! 15 Jul 2015

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If you're in the fitness space or growing a business and want to hear how Lithe founder Lauren Boggi built Lithe (and landed the cover of Philly Mag), check out her podcast with Finch Brands president Bill Gullan! Real World Branding is live on iTunes.

Image of Lauren via Free People

WE WEAR: HIGH SUMMER CONTINUED 15 Jul 2015

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It's high summer and we're excited to kick off a collaboration with my favorite Philly boutique Third Street Habit. Our
 We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks. To kick it off, Third Street Habit is offering a 15% discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers thru tomorrow, July 16. Mention code hiphabit15 in-store or enter it at checkout.  

If you know me or if you've Escaped with me, you know that I live in Splendid tank dresses during the summer. Over the past eight or so years, I've collected the line's basic tank dress in every color. Each one is classic, versatile and washes, and travels well. These dresses can easily be dressed up or down with a change of shoes or outer layer. Liz at Third Street pulled this one and accessorized for me. Check out our second look. I feel like a California princess.

Splendid stripe dusty olive dress:  An essential. A classic midi length tank shape in a subtle navy and olive stripe pattern. I love this dress layered with a chambray shirt and leather slides for daytime or dressed up with heels at night.   

Tejido herringbone poncho: Not your basic poncho. It's SO soft and made of ultra-fine woven baby alpaca in shades of white and gray. The open styling and midi length make it easy to throw on and run out the door. The (hardly basic) stripes and fringe make me feel like I should be in Ojai, California. Perfect for travel and cool nights and transitions perfectly into fall.  

Brave Georgia fringe belt:  This edgy, obi-style belt with shredded fringe ends can be worn all year long.

Kempton + Co postal tote:  A spacious vintage-inspired modern tote that's big enough for all your beach, studio, office, and baby essentials. It's made from reclaimed materials that still have their original markings. Two interior pockets, gold hardware, and adjustable leather straps make for a perfect carryall. 

Matt Bernson Ames slide on: Clean, simple and comfortable. These leather slides have a 1.5" stacked leather wedge. Easy to slide on and run out the door (while still looking chic).

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE BEACH! 11 Jul 2015

WE WEAR: LAUREN BOGGI ON HIGH SUMMER 9 Jul 2015

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It's high summer and we're excited to kick off a collaboration with my favorite Philly boutique Third Street Habit. Our We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks. To kick it off, Third Street Habit is offering a 15% discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers thru July 16. Mention code hiphabit15 in-store or enter it at checkout.  

I'm typically in workout gear all day, every day, so I wear active wear much more than regular clothes. I’ve amped up my non-athletic wardrobe over the past months, so I feel put together during my off hours. Mars is almost 4-years-old now, so I'm not getting spit up or spilled on anymore. Having cute, new clothing is super motivating, so when it's time to head out for the weekend or on a date or girls night, you better believe that I wear exactly what I love. Soft, stretchy, comfy, and versatile. I am obsessed with Rory Becca. I've collected her pieces for years and Third Street Habit always carries her latest and greatest. Liz at Third Street has the talent of a stylist and knows what looks best on my body. She also coordinates the perfect accessories to match. Check out our first look. 

Rory Beca Mayote Dress: Whenever I wear this dress, people stop and ask me where I got it. It’s just the right amount of slouchy and fitted, has a feminine neckline, and is the perfect color. It never goes out of style. I often pair it with a heel or ankle boots. Or I wear it as a tunic with boyfriend jeans and simple flats.

Fortress of Inca Risa Anita HeelThis bootie is everything. It makes my legs look a mile-long and is so comfortable.

Aesa Watch Tower Necklace and Muse Sun Ring: The luminous moonstone and bronze pieces are unique, wearable, and beautiful

Monserat De Luca Noe Petite Bag: A perfect little suede bucket bag. It's cute, soft, and transitions into the fall and winter.  

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

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

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