Nike bringing back short-shorts at Australian Open

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2015 marks ten years since Rafael Nadal took the world by storm and won his first ever Grand Slam. Nadal has continued to dominate the tennis world along with Federer. However, in this ten-year span his fashion has changed tremendously.

At the 2015 Australian Open, Nadal will debut a 7-inch short. A stark contrast to the three quarter Capri pants he wore to win his first Roland Garros title. Nike has gone for a retro look with a modern twist in its Nadal spring collection. The white short shorts will be paired with a neon pink crew neck that brings back a hint of the 80’s disco scene colors.

Nike has designed an ensemble for Roger Federer that celebrates the colors of Australian sport. He will be donning a neon yellow crew with a green fade on both the front and back of the shirt. Federer will also be sporting the daring 7-inch shorts in a gray tone with green stripes down the side.

The Australian Open is an extremely vibrant and colorful Grand Slam. Nike have put together a Spring Collection that pays tribute to all its qualities and the Nike athletes will fit in wonderfully.

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Monreal London: Paving The Way For Tennis High-Fashion

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In our transition from typical sports wear to beautiful athletic ensembles, we are seeing the emergence of elegance and artistic expression. The dawn of SportsLux (Sportwear meshed with Luxury textiles) is upon us and we know the quintessential line that you should examine first.

Monreal London Spring 2015A specifically fashion forward brand, Monreal London, is paving the way for sexy, high-fashion tennis apparel, and I can’t help but sigh in contentment.  Their sleek designs hone in a catwalk flare, while still using undeniably soft and sweat-wicking materials. 

Monreal London Spring 2015 Donning gold appliqués, bold lines, and classic white back drops, this line creates a distinct style that beacons to every high-class tennis-ista on grass, clay, or hard court. 

Monreal London’s designs allow you to show off your assets. If you love a tight fit that hugs your curves and accents female allure, I would highly recommend this brand for you!

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Futuristic Upgrade: Fila Australian Open

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Fila Spring 2015Founded in 1911, Fila has a rich history in tennis fashion. The brand has always strived to seamlessly combine superior fabrics, luxury and art. With its distinctive F logo, the brand is associated with athletic excellence delivered with its usual Italian elegance. In 2015, the brand still remains the same…only with a futuristic infusion.

Fila Spring 2015The companies’ current crop of athletes, Sam Querrey, Jelena Jankovic, Julia Georges, and Andreas Seppi, will combat the intense Australian heat with INVISTA THERMACOOL technology. This technology optimizes the bodies’ natural thermo regulation to keep the athlete cool. Conversely, the Duoregulation feature warms your body when you feel cold. (Which is perfect for the rest of us in the Northern Hemisphere!) Sam Querrey will don a classic white and navy polo while Andreas Seppi will sport a bolder look with his navy power and shocking orange Platinum Laser Cut Top.

Fila Spring 2015Jankovic and Georges showcase outfits with removable bra padding and the ever-flattering diva pink print. The Men’s and Women’s Platinum Collection features laser cut no-sew seams, reflective finishes, pockets that are fantastic for holding your every tech device and bold hues that play into the line’s futuristic vibe.

Australian Open Fila Jankovic, Querrey, Georges, SeppiShop these styles:    FOR MEN      FOR WOMEN

 

 

You Are The New Sexy

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In today’s society, men  and women alike have been brought up looking at ads, social media, television, and magazines that give us the impression we have to act, dress, look, and be a certain way. As a young woman, I have felt the need to look a specific way and criticized myself for not being able to achieve that perfection.

I have always been a tall, strong girl and in sports that body type was a blessing. But… as a girl, I never felt as dainty and small as I thought I should be.IMG_6702

But why do we care? Why is that we find it so hard to be nice to ourselves and just appreciate who we are?

I believe it’s stemmed from a society that can’t help but pick favorites. For years, being skinny was sexy, now strong is the new sexy. Tomorrow purple hair will be the new sexy! It is really just so exhausting!

There is no way that sexy is defined by one type, one size, one eye color,  how much muscle you have, or what your sexual preference is. It’s time to stop the stigmas, and move on to a new generation that loves all and accepts all.

I have days where I feel fantastic, and days when I feel terrible. But, maybe if I start to accept myself, love myself, and be kind to myself, the terrible days will become less and less. And eventually, dissipate completely. Try to be kinder to yourself, because you are sexy, you are beautiful, and life is too short to not believe it.

I’m a beautiful girl with a big butt and strong legs. Yeah, I may have a few dimples here and there, but if I don’t love every single one, then who else can?

Stay Fabulous!

Cheers To The New Year!

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Happy New Year! Happy new beginnings! Happy resolutions and happy remembering what’s important in our lives. 

It is now that special time of year where nearly everyone in the world is looking at their life like a fresh start. This surreal feeling is a blessing to us as human-beings because we can begin new adventures in our life that we might have been “too busy” or “too afraid” to start any other time of the year before this moment.

But hold on to your horses, with all exciting adventures, there are steps to take in order to prepare yourself for the journey. It is said that only 8% of New Year’s Resolutions stick. So, if you really want to make a difference in your life this year, the real key is planning for the next year as it will most likely be an uphill battle. Don’t get discouraged though, this battle is a part of making yourself a more content self in the future.

If your goal is getting fitter, then find other friends, family members, co-workers or mentors that can help support you through your transformation. (tip: make sure these people help you and don’t hurt you. Be supportive and be supported)

Make a real and attainable goal, but not a goal that spans the whole year. Start looking out a couple months ahead and then, once you get to that goal, set another one.

Realize that a habit takes time to break, so if you slip up just a tiny bit, don’t allow yourself to roll all the way back down. Just dust off those boots and start up the hill again. Different articles will say that it takes 21 days to break a habit and 60 to form one, but from experience, I believe every person is different.

Being a person who tends to reject habits, it is more of the drive behind the motion. So if you are like me, add some kick to your resolution, something to look forward to. If you are person who can’t handle restrictions, then don’t restrict yourself, add more to your life instead. Every time I try to take something away from myself (like gluten, carbs, sweets) I go crazy, literally crazy. As my mom says, seem to float four inches off the ground in unhappiness. Instead, I have to look at my eating habits in a more broad way. “Eat healthy” is my mantra. Simple, sweet, and to the point. No restrictions, just accountability.

Make it FUN! For instance, I will create a dream board of things I want to accomplish. But make sure it’s a healthy dream board. (Hanging pictures of things that make you hate yourself doesn’t help in the slightest. )

This is your life and you’ve only got one. If your goal in life is running (or walking) a marathon, then make go for it! Be ready for obstacles, be ready for off days, and do what you can to surround yourself with the right people, places, and energy so that you can accomplish everything that you want. One step at a time, you can do it!

Happy Climbing My Friends!