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Everyday Starlet

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What’s in My Dance Class/Gym Bag?

What's in My Dance Class Gym Bag

If you’re spending your time getting your kids school bags ready, it’s easy to forget about your own bags.  So why not take a minute and organize your gym bag… or, if you’re like me, your dance class bag.  Here’s what I keep in mine…

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How to Keep a Bombshell Figure While Traveling

You work hard for your Bombshell figureYou eat right (with the exception of occasional treats), and you work out… so don’t let that all go to waste on vacation or while traveling.  I’m not suggesting that you deprive yourself… that is definitely not the Starlet way.  I’m suggestion that you indulge smartly while you are away from home.  There are some tips…

Only eat out once a day.  This can be tricky depending on where you are going but I aim for saving my indulgences for dinner (with the exception of a really great breakfast diner).  First, I always try to get a hotel room with a fridge.  That way I can go to the nearest grocery store and get some basics.

For Breakfast, I bought a new travel blender for making my morning green smoothies.  I just pick up some almond milk when I arrive…

Green Smoothie Travel blender with almond milk Green Smoothie

Or for a breakfast or snack, I make some homemade granola (also with almond milk).  I got this recipe from Deliciously Ella (more…)

Best Sports Bras for Full Figures

Since swimsuit season is coming, this is an Everyday Starlet’s version of training for a big movie role.  So now is the time to grab some cute workout wear, make a fun playlist, and pick your favorite exercise to get that Pin Up Girl figure.  If you’re a busty lady like me, then working out (especially cardio and any kind of jumping) can be challenging.  So I wanted to give you ladies some options for supporting your “ladies”.

Enell:  Wire-Free Maximum Control Sports Bra

Bare Necessities Enell Wire-Free Maximum Control Sports Bra

I have not tried this bra (I prefer sports bras with underwire), but Christina Hendricks has said in interviews that she wears this style…. And it comes in pretty pink.

Wacoal:  Maximum Control Sports Bra (more…)

How To Get a Pin-Up Girl Body

Pin Up Girl Workout
Image via Pinterest

Who doesn’t love a Pin-Up Girl?  They are adorable and sexy all at the same time, and they come in many shapes and sizes.  The key to a Pin-Up Girl body is the soft, hourglass figure.  That means ideally, your top and bottom half are the same with a tiny little waist, and a curvy but not overly muscular look.  That may not be achievable for everyone, but you’d be amazed what exercise and diet can get you.  Personally, I have always had curves, but sometimes they can get out of control.  So here are some Pin-Up inspired exercises for that photo worthy figure…

Upper Body

Pin-Up Girls have a soft look.  No hard bulging muscles.  So incorporating an upper body workout into a cardio session is ideal, like with some type of martial arts, swimming (Pin-Up Girls love to be in swimsuits), or Dita Von Teese’s choice Fencing. (more…)

Starlet Soundtrack: Fitness

The Grammy Awards are this weekend, so this week is all about music.  Starlets are the star of the movie of their life… and every movie needs a soundtrack.

Today we’ll be looking at Starlet workout music.  We’ve already discussed how important fitness is in a Starlets life.  But every Starlet needs some motivation to get in shape, and great workout music can do just that.  Here are some ideas:

Latin Music:

Really any artist, English speaking or not, is great for a workout (Zumba anyone?)…. You can pick artists from the Latin boom of the 90s, or go with current artists.  Prince Royce has some great slow Latin music, like one of my favorites, a cover of Stand By Me in English and Spanish, perfect for cool downs.

Prince_Royce-Stand_By_Me
Prince Royce Stand By Me Single

Anything by Beyoncé:

This girl-power Diva has some great high energy songs (you can even go back to her Destiny’s Child days)… and she has the Dita Von Teese seal of approval.

Beyonce_Dangerously_In_Love_Album(2003)
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Daft Punk:

This has a 70s flare and a great tempo (also Dita approved)

Daft Punk
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Prince:

What can you say about the artist formally known as the “Artist Formally Known As”… he has some great workout songs and no other music will make you feel sexier.

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Of course the most important thing about workout music is that it motivates you to work out, so pick your favorites and get moving…

Stay tuned for music for getting ready and pampering yourself!

Kisses

Sarah

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Getting into Costume: Workout Wear

We’ve already discussed the importance of fitness in a Starlet’s lifestyle, and we’ve discussed how important fashion is to a Starlet.  Now we look at what to do when those two worlds collide.  Even when breaking a sweat a Starlet needs to look like a star.  Instead of those ratty old sweatpants and a dirty gym bag, a Starlet will wear well-fitting yoga pants or capris and use an oversized purse as a gym bag.  It’s simple changes like this that make an everyday woman into a Starlet.

Obviously what you wear for working out depends on what type of workout you are doing, but here are some suggestions to get you inspired…

 

Brigitte Bardot Ballet
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Brigitte Bardot Dance Class
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Image via http://midcenturymiss.com[/caption%5D [caption id="attachment_651" align="aligncenter" width="526"] Marilyn Monore Stretching Image via http://marathonsweetheart.com[/caption%5D [caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Dita Von Teese Pilates Image via x17online.com
Dita Von Teese Workout Wear
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Dita Von Teese Pilates
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Dita Von Teese leaving Pilates class
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Dita Von Teese Pilates
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Stay tuned for outerwear that won’t give you the cold shoulder!

Kisses

Sarah

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The Fabulously Fit Starlet Workout

We all know the first think a movie star does when getting ready for a film role is to get in shape. So if your life is a movie, you should be in shape for it. That’s why today we will talk about how to get in shape like an Old Hollywood film star. Now first I want to mention that this will not be a lesson in how to get as skinny as possible, I much prefer my starlets with some curves. I also do not believe in working out to look like someone else. I think every woman should be the healthiest and most gorgeous version of themselves that they can be.

I will also skip all of the reasons why working out is important… you can get that list from any fitness magazine… and I will spare you the lecture about how you need to make time for fitness because I think we all know that by now. I also will say that I truly believe the philosophy that the best exercise routine is one that you will stick too. So if you already have a workout plan then great! I would like to offer some advice about some possible ideas to mix it up. Heed the advice of my favorite current day throwback glamour goddess Dita Von Teese:

Hula hooping class. Keeping fit is easier with variation. My regime: pilates, ballet, dressage & now hooping! I’d like to try fencing next.
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) September 22, 2013

One thing I find extremely important is to find a workout that celebrates being a woman. I’m fine with weight lifting… after all Marilyn did it. She had a weight room in her home and jogged before it was trendy. But I also encourage you to find some exercises that help you appreciate your womanly form.

[caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="334"] Marilyn Monroe Workout Photo Via http://getrealliving.com[/caption%5D

Every good workout routine should have a balance of Cardio and Strength Training, and definitely include some stretching. Here are some suggestions to spark your interest. Choose some from each category, and mix it up so you don’t get bored….

Cardio

Running– this is your most efficient go to cardio. Marilyn did it to keep her curves under control. Great calorie burner but can be hard on your joints. Be sure to wear proper footwear.

Swimming- If you have a pool and live in sunny weather, (or if you’re wealthy enough to have your own indoor pool, in which case, let’s be friends) then this can be a fun and inexpensive way to workout. Just be sure to wear a swim cap (they may not look pretty but chlorine green hair looks worse, and you can always take it off seductively as you get out of the pool.

 

[caption id="attachment_595" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Pin Up Girl Swimming Photo Via Pinterest

Bike Rides/Leisurely walks- These are easier on your joints and can be fun on a beautiful day. I love going for long walks alone with just my thoughts. I find it brings out my creativity.

Tennis- If you have a partner and access to a court, there is nothing more glamorous than a sport that encourages you to wear a skirt.

Gil Elvgren Pin Up Tennis
Gil Elvgren Pin Up

Hula Hooping- This has become very trendy, but it is such a pin up inspired workout. Especially since it will whittle your waist into a gorgeous hourglass figure.

Dita Von Teese Hula Hoop
Image of Dita Von Teese via Fansite Online

Dancing- Ballroom (especially Latin and Swing dances)/Tap/Jazz- Ballroom dance teaches you how to work with another person. So it’s perfect for couples 9plus you get to work out in heels). Tap and jazz classes are great workouts as well and can be fun. This is the perfect workout choice if you would like to turn the movie of your life into a musical.

Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in Bandwagon
Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in Bandwagon

Horseback riding- Another activity that can be expensive unless you have the access. But you will feel of Elizabeth Taylor doing it you may just be moved to buy some new diamonds and get married… again!

Elizabeth Taylor Horse
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Fencing- if it’s good enough for Ms. Von Teese then it should be good enough for you!

 Strength/Stretch

Ideally you want to work your core because the goal is of course hourglass sass…

Ballet- this exercise celebrates grace, balance, and lean muscle. It is the perfect woman’s workout.

[caption id="attachment_592" align="aligncenter" width="221"] Brigitte Bardot Ballet Image via Pinterest

Pilates- based in ballet, Pilates is the ultimate in core workouts and is great for someone who finds ballet classes intimidating.

Gil Elvgren Pin Up Girl Working Out
Gil Elvgren Pin Up, Image via Tumblr

Yoga-it’s popular for a reason. You can gain strength and balance as well as get a great stretch. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, so do your research before attending a class so you’re sure you have the class that suits your needs.

Belly dance- I personally believe that every woman should try this once in their lives. Nothing celebrates the female form like belly dance. It’s known for being a good core workout but the intricate arms in this dance make it good for the upper body as well.

Belly Dancing Pin Up
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Free Weights- not the most feminine choice but still a great way to get stronger…. again, Marilyn did it. I suggest focusing on your own problem area. Try to build areas you think may be small, and tone areas you’d like smaller. Rumor has it, Lana Turner thought her butt was too small for her hips, so she did daily exercises to build a bigger butt. And Marilyn famously did bust exercises every day because of her fear of sagging. You can find great exercise ideas on Pinterest.

[caption id="attachment_593" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Marilyn Monroe Workout Image via Pinterest

Golf- Great mind/body/focus workout and, since you’ll be surrounded by mostly men, it could be a great place to find your next leading man.

Audrey Hepburn Golf
Image via Pinterest
Kisses

Sarah

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