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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Like many of the items that make it into our “Lingerie of the Week” features, this is one I’ve been watching for awhile. Michi’s been on the blog before, and I dig their edgy, provocative aesthetic. Through the use of mesh, colorblocking, cutouts, and other lingerie-specific features, Michi elevates activewear, asserting that it can and should be just as fashionable as outerwear. Some […]

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When I first heard that bras could close in the front, instead of in the unreachable, unscratchable spot on my back, I was overjoyed. Since then I’ve bought bras with front closures when I stumbled into them, but I was often unimpressed by their design; in brick and mortar stores, they tended to be rare and a little plain, without much variety. This is the conundrum of the front-closing bra: it’s […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links.  September means that cooler temperatures are around the corner. As Mother Nature ushers us into fall, that’s a sign for me that it is time to sign up for a race. I’ve never been a fan of summer running, so I eagerly anticipate the cooler weather and those delightful autumn runs in the park. That also means it is time to look for […]

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I’m going to miss the World Cup. It has been my constant summer companion, always just a click or glance away. The best thing about the World Cup for a mild soccer enthusiast like myself from a country of middling international soccer achievement is that it provides a reliable flow of delicious drama. I can wade through other people’s joy, frustration, diving, and biting for ninety minutes without having to […]

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Disclosure: I received these products free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. BeMeNYC is a fairly new brand (out of New York, of course) featuring pretty and simple renditions of classic styles. They’re also moderately priced, with bras in the $30-$40 range and panties averaging $13. The fabrics are pretty and comfortable, the construction quality is good — all told, I may have just found my new go-to […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. So how is your 2014 going to put 2013 to shame? Two weeks into this virgin year, and we are all full of virtuous optimism about the purer, healthier, happier future. We will: Quit Smoking! Kick the Ben & Jerry’s Habit! Call Our Mothers! And of course: Go to the Gym Every Day. It’s fun to work out in January. I’m a year-round gym […]

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Taylor Ryan is a women’s-only personal trainer and blogger at LiftingRevolution.com. She currently lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, where the two of them run a women’s-only boot camp. Aside from working out, Taylor loves wine nights, vegan cooking, and a great pair of stockings. Fashion-Forward Sports Bras That Actually Support As a personal trainer, I’ve seen many mistakes made by newbies coming to work out. The deer-in-the-headlights look when […]

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Ah, summer. It’s a time to relax, spend time with friends, and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. For many it is also a time for adventure, to try new things and make new memories to last a lifetime. Though the economy is not what it used to be, people are still finding ways to vacation this season. Whether it be a jaunt to the beach, a weekend getaway to […]

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Now that I’ve gotten back into a regular exercise routine, I have a renewed interest in sports bras. I’m not really into wearing my sports bra as a shirt, but I do love having something bright and colorful beneath my workout clothes. Call it whatever you want, but exercise is just a bit more fun in a hot pink bra. Unfortunately, my sports bras, while functional, aren’t terribly fashionable. And […]

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What a trying couple of weeks it has been for the great city of New York and its fellow east coast neighbors! The stress that we’ve endured due to Hurricane Sandy has really set us back as we have suffered darkness, flooding & isolation due to her wrath. But we are resilient and will continue to keep moving forward, supporting one another, until we are fully recovered from this disaster. […]

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