Tieks \\, noun, (usually functioning as plural).
Fashionable, full-time flats that fold to fit in a small purse.
I always notice ballet flats and I am in constant search for a comfortable and stylish pair. I first noticed Tieks when one of my personal training clients was wearing them. She was rocking the camel colored Tieks, which created a really cool leg lengthening effect. During class about a month later, I noticed that a student had a pair of Tieks lying next to her mat. In the middle of teaching class I said “NICE TIEKS!” She looked at me and smiled and after class we got to talking and I found out she has a major connection to one of the main masterminds behind Tieks! And that is where it all started.
Tieks sent me a pair of cobalt blue ballet flats. They arrived in a wonderful Tiffany blue package. I was in love with the presentation and was crossing my fingers for the actual shoe to be just as good.
The first thing I did was smell the flats. Yeah, I don’t know why, but I did. They smelled like wonderful leather. Tieks are made of 100% premium, soft, top-grain leather.
Things that stood out from these flats compared to others:
- I felt SUPPORT! The soles of my feet were never sore. Tieks provide a good amount of padding so you never feel your feet pounding the pavement. I also really enjoyed teaching in them. The comfort of the shoe allows me to walk around during class as the split sole feature gives me the flexibility to demonstrate movements easily.
- The soles of some of my other ballet flats have become slightly detached from the shoe. I am not sure how Tieks soles are attached, but they are sturdy and not going anywhere.
- The price point of Tieks are higher than other flats I have purchased. In this situation the price point of the shoe directly correlates to the quality. I am so impressed by all aspects, but can see how someone would think twice just by looking at the price. Once the shoe is on your foot, though, all questions will go out the window. You will love them!
When you put Tieks on your feet they feel like heaven! I was REALLY trying to find an area of the shoe that isn’t comfortable or is itchy and rough. But I couldn’t find one! I walked around my apartment in them. I walked around the city in them. I walked around class. They are truly genius. They fold up easily, you can throw them in your bag and feel beautiful all along the way.
What are your favorite flats? Have you ever tried Tieks?
I was so excited to get invited to my first runway fashion show featuring Daniela Corte’s amazing work for Boston Fashion Week.
I can only imagine the amount of time and creativity that goes into designing all of the unique pieces, not to mention the production and execution of a runway show itself. Such amazing colors and patterns.
Check out a Video of the Runway Show here:
One thing I will eventually do is invest in a better camera. I totally think the shots I took do not do justice to the pieces. I loved the top above.
My favorite part of the show was when the models would turn around and the back of the dress or shirt would be something totally unexpected. I feel that Daniela did this a lot. I was always looking forward to viewing the back of the outfit!
The swimsuit portion of the show was awesome. But please refer to Daniel Gagnon Photography on Facebook, for better pictures of the event.
THE TENT, before the show began.
Mom and I at the show! What did I wear? I had the intention of wearing the DC Voltage Dress, but changed my mind last minute and decided to wear this DC high-waisted skirt, except in faux leather. PERFECT!
The kid in front of me had an awesome camera. He was able to get greats shots of the models, no matter how fast they moved.
Overall, I LOVED the event and everything that went along with it. I finally got me meet Kelly Dooley, Creator of Body Rock Sports Bras!! She is just as spicy as I thought she would be.
Also… SUGAR lip balm in the welcome bag, score! Be sure to follow Daniela Corte-Studio on Facebook.
From reading my previous posts or following “sweat with lauren hefez” on facebook, I am sure most of you know how I love BodyRock Sports bras. Kelly Dooley, designer and creator of these bras, names each bra she creates after someone. In her “about” she closes by writing:
“Each product in our collection suits different personalities–each piece is named after both real and mystical women whose confidence, energy, passion, style, and/or spirituality have inspired me. When you’re happy, you glow from the inside out. I want all of you to GLOW………….xoKELLY”
Kelly told me last night that she was naming a bra after me! I am so excited and honored about this news. Here is a little snip-it of what the Lauren Bra looks like. I LOVE it, and feel a total connection to the colors and pattern! Nice work Kelly.
The Lauren Bra is the blue version of the Sophie Bra that Kendall Jenner was spotted wearing in People Magazine and all over Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Her new collection has not yet been released on the website but you can pre-order the Lauren Bra, just contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, anytime you buy the Lauren Bra, and you live in the Boston area, email me and you will get a FREE 30 minute personal training session by me. Just a little thank you for supporting BRS.
Thank you again Kelly for making women feel beautiful inside and out.XO
*For a 10% discount type in LAURENH (case-sensitive) at checkout
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I love good eyebrows. When I see someone with nicely shaped eyebrows its guaranteed that I tell them. Through a recommendation, I tried a new eyebrow shaper 2 years ago, and now I am hooked! Her name is Cindy Jensen. If you are looking for a talented shaper, she is it! She tweezes for 30 minutes, trims, and measures. After I am done my face feels bright; I am a new woman!
Cindy says the worst eyebrow shape she comes across is the tadpole. This happens when you leave the front of your brow thick and then right after start to create an arch, but ignore where the natural arch of your brow occurs.
Yesterday was National Dance Day and to celebrate I taught a 45 minute dance/ZUMBA class to some awesome and energetic dancers and then bustled over to Lululemon Pudential Center to dance in their window! Continue reading
I have recently been in love with wearing oversized tanks while teaching/working out. I think it can be super cute if paired with a fun sports bra that peaks through and spandex crops or pants.
I usually find the perfect tanks at H&M or Urban Outfitters. I am not really sure if these tanks are supposed to be as big as they are. I end up going up a size (or two!).
* If you go to Urban check out the sale rack. You will be surprised!
Urban Outiftters Sparkle & Fade Tank. From Sale rack, Under $30. Bra: Body Rock Sport. One sale now for $30!
Yellow Tank H&M $7.95. So soft and slinky. ( I’m having trouble finding the exact one online)
Too big? Transform it with a little twist and tuck. I tie a tail with an with an elastic and then tuck (more secure).
Target Mossimo Tank. Find it here.
Bra: Body Rock Sport. $60
What do you love wearing when you workout?
I feel like most people will agree with me when I say painting your own nails = disaster. We are all too familiar with paint all over our hands, the table and the inevitable fumey smell in the air.
Well I think I found a solution. I bought Sally Salon Effects nail polish strips about two months ago and finally used it today. It is great! I was surprised how EASY this nail beautifying process was. No smudging, no wet polish, just perfection. It took me under 15 minutes to complete my Manicure. The polish strips are a thin coat of stretchy dried polish that you just press onto your nail. I do not know how it sticks so well… magic.
There are a variety of cool colors and prints. I think I will try the “laced up” print next or maybe “Skinny Jeans”!
I wanted to take some pictures to show you, but realized I left my camera at my cousins house. The next best thing is the camera on my phone and the Photo Booth application on my Mac. I rarely use Photo Booth and my intention was to take only ONE nail shot. I got a little carried away, it was way too fun!
My family gathered together yesterday at Sweet Basil for a nice Sunday night dinner! Knowing that there would be a long wait mama Hefez brought a bag of cashews and pistachios for us to munch on so that we would not get antsy. My parents also brought red and white wine (which we cracked into while waiting) because the restaurant does not serve liquor, but you can BYOB.
I usually do not love Italian food, but I enjoy this restaurant. We ordered 2 salad appetizers, my favorite being the chilled beat salad. This salad used to be prepared with warm goat cheese, yummm, but they changed their recipe a little for the summer and replaced warm goat cheese with blue cheese… a little disappointing.
We also ordered 5 entrees (there were 8 of us) and split them amongst each other. I like this way of ordering, you get to try everything!
Sorry Sweet Basil, but your tap water tastes funny, so we ordered San Pellegrino. I had a glass of white wine and was feeling creative so I added in a little red wine which made it a lighter red and then added some Pellegrino making it pink and bubbly… a masterpiece. It was passed around the table for everyone to try.
Sweet Basil also does not have dessert! WHAT? NO alcohol and NO dessert! We would have usually gone out to Starbucks around the corner for some coffee/tea and dessert, but we were all tired and decided to call it a night. I do enjoy this place, even though it does get cramped. But the food is good and the wait staff is friendly.
I brought along my friend Megan Bra. She is so sassy.
PS thanks brother for adding to the picture.
White Tank= H&M $7.95. Its soft, long, and slinky. Awesome!
Black Sweater= BCBG originally $98 purchased for $23! Search those Lord&Taylor racks!