When Nothing Else Works: 3 New, Healthy Ways to Finally Relax


Beyond prayer, which by its simplest definition is a very powerful form of meditation – there are things we can do to reduce stress and anxiety.  The three "weird" things I'm going to share with you today I have personally tried for myself! And I can attest yes - although unconventional, they do work! Let me know what you think about these and if you choose to try one.

Read the full post on The Pharmacy Sage.com where I give digital marketing advice to pharmacists and pharmacy owners! 

Never stop learning growing and reaching.

Written with love,
Laura



3 Daytripper Tips For Your Best NYC Day Trip Ever!

Manhattan by Sail, image from LivingSocial.com
It's amazing living just close enough to the big apple to visit for a day! But sometimes it's a bit overwhelming to plan a decent trip there. Life is just so busy! And, after you've been to the city more than a few times like I have, the thrill of "must see" attractions wears off quick - making it hard to even justify a trip. Nobody wants to do the same old thing over and over!

That's Why I'm Keeping This Post Updated - I love sharing my latest ideas and finds, since I'm always on the lookout anyway! 

I Found the Women's Version of All These Men's Fashion Services!

Updated for 2017! After my husband tried Bombfell and then I saw things like Trendy Butler, Five Four Club, Fashion Stork and Threadbeast, I felt like women needed in - I knew the female versions must be out there! So I went on the great search! Before I go on, you should know that this post contains promo codes and affiliate links, which means I may be compensated for any purchase made through these links. I am able to give you special discounts and I make a small commission from the purchase! Here's what I found!

Fashion Stork, Threadbeast, Bombfell, and Trendy Butler all have their unique edge to them, but these three ladies version styling services below are really flexible because you have a stylist working to your actual tastes. For example, StitchFix below works to your Pinterest board, and LeTote and Gwynnie Bee are like endless closets.

Stitch Fix (Most Accessible)

womens fashion stork
Stitch Fix has an awesome quick style survey that allows you to complain about what's bothering you about your style!  Then Stitch Fix actually helps you solve your fashion woes. Your $20 stylist fee gets applied to your order if you choose to buy, and that's it! I have personally used Stitch Fix for several situations - like my difficulty finding a great bag that I could use for work and play, and even really specific things like work-appropriate patterned pants for petites! Stitch Fix now offers Shoes, Plus, Maternity and Petites...
  • Stitch Fix cost: Set up a subscription or try just once, a $20 Stylist Fee is applied to your order if you buy
  • Women's regular, plus, petite, and maternity
  • Trendy clothing and accessories
  • Selected for you based on your Pinterest page and style survey
  • Your surefire way to look amazing without breaking the bank!





LeTote (Mid Range)

ladies version of fashion stork

LeTote makes having a high-end designer closet on rotation a possibility for you! You'll love wearing the clothes LeTote sends you, guilt-free, and you're actually supposed to wear the clothes, and they handle all the laundry. There is also an option to buy what you love most. They have a cheaper jewelry option as well! One other thing I love about it is that when it's on it's way, you can get a sneak peek at what you're getting online in a personalized online store.
  • LeTote cost: Price ranges on how many items per box you want but starts at $39 and increases from there. I use the $59 option.
  • Unlimited monthly boxes! (They are so super fast at delivery that I can normally score about 4 per month, or a box a week)
  • Sizes up to Women's Large, and Maternity (I'm petite and have never encountered an issue). They don't have Plus, but if you love the Le Tote concept, I found a great alternative, check this out: Le Tote for plus sizes
  • Professional high-end clothing, jewelry, bags and accessories
  • Items selected for you by a stylist based on your style survey
  • You can switch out items before shipment finalizes if you want



Rent the Runway Unlimited (Most High End)

Womens version of Trendy ButlerNew on the scene, but ready to WOW you! Rent the Runway is already a household name for your special occasion wear, but now it's all over it with your daily wardrobe too. I personally can't wait to up the ante with gorgeous designer brands every single day - I mean, designer dresses starting at just $30?! Yes please. Great experiences ahead!

  • Rent the Runway Unlimited cost: $139 per month 
  • Unlimited boxes 
  • 3 items per box
  • Daily wear items like tops, skirts, dresses, blazers, outerwear, handbags, jewelry...
(You get $20 off your first month through my link!)
PLUS, GET 20% Off your first order, use PROMO CODE FIRST



Gwynnie Bee - (sizes 10+ women only)

Womens version of Bombfell

My mom tried Gwynnie Bee for us all (Read my Mom's full review of Gwynnie Bee here: Gwynnie Bee Review) and she absolutely loved it! Although you don't have to buy the clothes, she ended up getting so many compliments on some of the clothes she rented that she had to keep some.
  • Gwynnie Bee cost: Free 30 day trial through my link below, between $30- $60/month after depending on # of garments you want out at one time
  • Women's sizes 10-32
  • Professional and attractive clothing for plus-sized women
  • You select from their online shop, start a queue just like Netflix


GET GWYNNIE BEE NOW
$10 OFF AND FREE 30 DAY TRIAL through my link!





Well, I hope this helps you to get a handle on the AMAZING options out there, to help you look and feel beautiful everyday! If you've tried, or will be trying any of these styling services, please comment below and tell us all about your experience!

Blogilates Stretch Challenge: Join Me!

Have you made daily stretching part of your morning routine yet? Stretching improves flexibility which is key to fitness and protection from injury - and stretching is very good for improving blood circulation and mood! 

Good stretching is part of my optimal 5am morning routine. You can read more about that right here.

YThere is an awesome stretch challenge on Instagram right now and I'm hoping you'll join me. We're on day 3 of 30. There is still time to join in! I don't want you to miss this.

Content by Laura Gabriele