The Meaning of The Super Blood Moon September 27 2015, 0 Comments
New year, healthy you! January 19 2015, 0 Comments
One of the mantras we follow at Urbanization is taking care of your body and being are the keys to happiness and a well balanced life. We are only given one body and it's important to take care of it. When you live with healthy habits you look at feel your best! Here are some of our top tips for a great start to 2015!
Set goals and hold yourself accountable – keep a fitness journal with weekly goals and progress notes. If your goal is to run a marathon, set a goal to increase the miles you can run every week, then write it down. Putting goals on paper makes you more accountable and it’s all the more rewarding when you accomplish them!
Spread the word! - if you tell people about your plans and goals, you are much more likely to follow through. It will hold you accountable and force you to be true to your word. Rally your troops and they will be there to motivate and support you.
Small changes will lead to big results - You’re aiming to make healthy habits that become a part of your everyday life. Start small and take it one day at a time. Examples could be switch whole milk for skim, take the stairs instead of the elevator or swap a donut for yogurt and granola for breakfast.
Stay motivated with rewarding yourself – you deserve to be compensated for your hard work. Treat yourself when you accomplish your goals! Take that vacation or buy that necklace you’ve been keeping an eye on.
Gear up! - nothing motivates me more than wanting to wear my new workout clothes or try out my new yoga mat. If you look the part you will feel the part! Here at Urbanization we are now offering 40% our Solow Sport fitness collection. Check out our amazing selection of performance legging, sports bras, tops and hoodies!
Remind yourself why you’re doing it – at some point you will hit a roadblock. Stop and think about the big picture and how you will feel when you have accomplished your goals. This will help you get past the hiccup and get back on track.
Get moving! - there’s no substitute for physical exercise. The benefits to regular sweat sessions are endless and include increased energy and a toned figure. You don’t have to be a gym rat to get the exercise you need, do activities that you enjoy. Us ladies at Urbanization are big fans of taking our dogs out hiking on our beautiful bay area trails!
Photo and Copy credit: Gennifer Rose
She's a Wanderer; Outfit Inspiration for the Wanderer in You. February 05 2014, 0 Comments
This past weekend I was able to take a trip down to Big Sur, California. If you haven't been there, it's on the coast of California. Highway 1 is one of the most amazing drives you could ever take. The views of the ocean are spectacular and the vast ocean views really put things into perspective for me.
Hiking has always been a huge hobby of mine. I always feel most at peace near the ocean and around nature. Above I wore the most simple yet cute outfit for hiking; Dear John boyfriend denim, ankle boots, and a flannel to top it all off.
This first one was on the drive to down to Big Sur. Ripped boyfriend Denim new in shop, a basic white tank with a bralette, and a tribal cardigan. Boyfriend denim and geometric patterns are going to be HUGE trends this spring so be sure to grab yours at our store before they run out!
This next one was for our hike. I brought along with me my slouchy beanie and fingerless gloves to keep warm on our rainy hike. We only have a few left in store, so be sure to grab yours soon!
Thanks for checking out this weeks blog post! Check back soon for inspiring pictures, the latest trends, and more! Xo
Guest Post: Jenna Shaffer In Italy October 13 2013, 0 Comments
We are so excited to share this guest post from our good friend, co-worker, and fashionista, Jenna Shaffer.
Day 1- Wanderlust
Well, after being up for 24 long hours due to traveling I still had some time to kill once i reached my hotel and before I had to go to sleep. Naturally, my first question was, "is there any internet?" My second was, "where do the locals go?" I couldn't wait to get my first taste of true Italian life.
The man at the front desk gave me the quick rundown of where I needed to go so I dropped my bags off in my room, and hit the town. My outfit was perfect for the flight as well as an evening stroll: boots skinny jeans by Genetic Denim, a simple white tank, my racerback bralette and my Rising Tides Hooded Cardigan.
This fountain in a small plaza a few blocks from my hotel was the first place I went and saw the locals drinking, playing cards, reading etc. THIS is where i saw the true fashion of Italy. Its not much different from what we have in California from a ladies perspective. The same colors and styles are trending such as the ankle boot and the rust red color. As for the men, I've never seen such finely dressed men, not even in San Francisco. These men dress just as good if not better than the women!
I was so inspired, regardless of exhaustion. Everything from the cobblestone paths to the windows to the fashion. All of it just got my creative brain flowing. Everything here is so fresh yet so old. Fresh cut flowers are in all the windows and on the dinner tables.
The attention Italians put into detail is fascinating and astonishing. You see it everywhere from their buldings to their food but most importantly their fashion. Needless to say I was excited to see what fashion I would see the next day. Exhausted beyond belief I finished my glass of wine and headed home, to rest up for what the next day would have in store.