Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Why Waist Trainers Are Really Bad For Your Health

Most women are perpetually in pursuit of a slimmer waist.  While many of us are willing to make the necessary changes in our diet and whittle away at the gym, wearing a waist trainer is a popular trend. Back in the day, these were called girdles. And way, way back in the day, they were called corsets.  


So what's up with the renewed interest in "waist training?"



Perhaps Kim Kardashian is to blame since interest in the constricting body-shaping technique peaked after she started posting photos of herself wearing a waist trainer on Instagram. And PreMadonna, the creator of Kim K's coveted corsets, has attracted even more Waist Gang Society converts thanks to her appearances on Season 4 of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.


But women should think twice before they wear a waist trainer. 


According to Yahoo! Health, although wearing the compression garment for a short amount of time is usually harmless, it can cause fainting, acid reflux and indigestion because of the pressure it puts on your stomach. There are also more serious reports of spinal injuries and reproductive issues

While waist trainers may look sexy and give you the hourglass figure affect, medical experts also say that wearing the corset actually doesn't help women lose fat around their waists or promote long-term weight loss. In fact, critics say that once you stop wearing the constricting waist cincher, your tummy will look just as flabu-lous as it did before you started wearing one. Ouch!

So if you want a svelte stomach, skip the shortcuts. Instead, find a workout routine you enjoy and modify your diet (cutting processed foods and refined sugar products is a great way to start). It may take longer, but the results will last and your body will thank you for it.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Brooklyn Fashion Style, Weekend Sale at TRUNK Store in Dumbo

Attention, Brooklyn shoppers. TRUNK, a lifestyle boutique created by the three independent designer-owners, Aimee G, Samoy Lenko and Radka Design, is having a huge sale this weekend.  And everything is up to 50% off! 


TRUNK provides a stimulating platform for each designers' creations, as well as for the works of invited local New York designers and artists. Collections featured at TRUNK include women’s wear, jewelry, accessories, art and furniture, all locally designed and manufactured, making a bold creative statement that “style can be created and found locally.” 

TRUNK 
68 Jay Street #101 (btwn. Front & Water Streets) 
Brooklyn, NY 11201 
info@trunkbrooklyn.com | 718 522 6488 

Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm 
Sunday 12pm - 6pm 

Directions: 
F Train to York Street  
A/C Train to High Street 
East River Ferry to DUMBO (the scenic route) 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back-to-School Style: Backpacks, Bags and Booties on Fleek

The days of going back-to-school are long behind us, but we are always excited about fall and back-to-school shopping. And whether you're in grade school or a post-graduate, backpacks and bags are perhaps your most valuable fall fashion accessory. Booties are also essential, too.

From Fall 2015 fashion previews, here are a few of Everything She Wants' fave styles.





From top to bottom: 

(1) Nautical striped backpack and tan suede booties from Kmart; (2) Trendy red-and-black plaid and black/Aztec backpacks from Aeropostale; (3) Leather Western booties from DSW; (4) Comfy and stylish suede/buckle wedge booties from Aerosoles; (5) Bongo backpacks and weekender bags in funky Aztec prints from Kmart.

Fall 2015 Fashion Trends: Grunge, Boho Chic and Plaid on Parade

Fall is our favorite season. In autumn, we say goodbye to the muggy summer weather and sweaty subway platforms and say hello to colorful falling leaves and crisp, cool temps.  And more importantly, we get to showcase our best boots, jackets, jeans, and anything and everything plaid.

Over the summer, Everything She Wants went to Fall 2015 fashion previews for Old Navy, Kmart, DSW and Aeropostale, and two of the trends that stood out were a reboot of '90s grunge style and the staying power of boho chic festival style.  So hopefully you saved your flannel shirts, ripped boyfriend jeans, oversized hats, long sweaters and cozy capes from previous seasons.  If not, at least you have a good excuse to go shopping.

Old Navy Fall 2015 style combines the best of a sleeker grunge look with boho chic and festival style.
Aeropostale Fall 2015 fashion--smells like teen spirit.
DSW has all the Tims, Doc Martens and '90-throwback boots you need.
These adorable plaid bags are available at Kmart.
Be a caped crusader this fall with a little help from Old Navy.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Mosquito Repellent from OFF! for Summer Outdoor Fun

Don't let pesky mosquitos ruin your next barbecue or picnic. Instead, protect your outdoor fun with OFF!, America's favorite insect repellent brand. The OFF! brand has provided trusted products and effective protection to families and party people from mosquitoes for more than 50 years and they continue to change with the times.

#GetBackOutThere with OFF!/Credit: Everything She Wants

At an exclusive picnic-themed party for media and tastemakers, OFF! introduced:
  • OFF! Clip-On provides mosquito protection without applying anything else to the skin. Clip it to your purse, belt, beach bag or lawn chair, and relax. No spray, no mess.
  • OFF! Mosquito Lamp works for up to six hours and protects an area up to 10 x 10.

Keep the mosquitoes away from your next backyard barbecue.

OFF! also offered a few tips on how to stay bug-free this summer:
  • Peak mosquito hours are from dusk to dawn!
  • Sweat attracts mosquitoes, and believe it or not, so does breathing. So make sure to stay protected when participating in sports or other outdoor activities.
  • To avoid bug bites, avoid fruity and floral fragrances.  That means, skip scented soaps, lotions, perfumes and hair products if heading outside.
  • Spray yourself as well as your clothing to help keep mosquitoes at bay.

To help you #GetBackOutThere, OFF! has an Instagram contest through August 18, 2015. Just share a photo for a chance to win $10,000 towards an epic backyard makeover.
  • Step 1: Take a picture of your favorite outdoor activity.
  • Step 2: Follow @OffOutdoors on Instagram and tag: #GetBackOutThere #OFFSweeps
  • Winners will be randomly selected after the close of the contest on August 18.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amazon Prime Day Deals Better Than Black Friday

Today is Amazon Prime Day, and Prime members have exclusive access to more deals than Black Friday. For just one day, the superstore e-tailer is offering deep discounts on electronics and computers, toys, music, movies, jewelry, home goods, clothing and more.


An Amazon Prime membership is $99 per year and it offers free two-day shipping and exclusive access to movies, music and Kindle books. If you're not already a Prime member, you can start a 30-day free trial today.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4 Summer Vacation Fashion and Beach Essentials

Whether you have summer vacation plans in Miami or Maine, deciding what to pack can be a daunting task. And it's easy to forget what you really need. For inspiration, here are a few of Everything She Wants' summer fashion and beach essentials your next getaway.

1. 


Made with flexible, four-way stretch, sweat wicking material, these Digital-Camo Leggings from RBX Active ($39.99) are ideal for yoga, jogging or Zumba. Available in military green/gray, orange, purple and pink. Get 25% off through 7/31/15 using the code Active25, and get free shipping on orders over $50 after the coupon deduction. 


2.


Get more bang for your buck with this tropical beach scarf wrap from David & Young ($24.00). Watch this YouTube video for a tutorial on all the clever styling options.


3. 


Carry your valuables and sundries in style in this imported straw tote from Old Navy ($26.99).


4. 


You gotta pack a couple pair of flip-flops for the pool and the beach (not the street), and these colorful Havaianas Slim Tie Dye ($28.00) thong sandals are our faves.