eat yourself skinny

olivia palermo

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When it comes to getting in shape and losing weight, I find it a lot easier to focus on what you can eat rather than what you cannot. While it is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid all foods that aren't great for your bod, if you do it in moderation... you will not find these foods to be a problem. For desserts I've been buying skinny cow ice cream sandwiches and 100 calorie cookies so that I know exactly how much dessert I'm eating. Try having two days a week (at least 2-3 days apart) that you allow yourself to give into cravings. This way the other 5 days you are somewhat disciplined, while allowing yourself to fulfill cravings every once in a while.

Foods that do not cause stomach fat

1. Celery and peanut butter

2. Oatmeal

3. Yogurt

4. Berries

5. Turkey, salmon, certain meats

6. Eggs (Hard boiled)

7. Tuna

8. Sweet potatoes

9. Spinach

10. Cottage cheese

Foods that are linked to causing stomach fat

1. Bagels

2. Milk and other high lactose foods

3. Alcohol

4. Soda

5. Fried foods (if they give you an option for grilled take that instead)

6. Cereal (especially ones that are high in sugar)

7. Artificial sweeteners

8. Gum (bloats your stomach)

9. Sweets: cupcakes, brownies, cake, cookies

10. White bread


boyfriends jeans x denim jacket

Jacket: Topshop // Jeans: Blank NYC denim // Shoes: Nordstroms // Sunglasses: Ray Ban Aviators // Bag: Nordstroms 

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Lou & Grey takes Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Considering the majority of my wardrobe consists of "stylish basics", I was like a kid in a candy store at Lou & Grey. The store allows for you to channel your style in whichever way you please. I love combining stripes with solid colors, and playing with all of the neutral colors to create my ideal outfit. The merchandise makes you feel fresh and polished, and the simplicity of the store reflects that. The atmosphere as well as the staff of the store were so cool, easy-going, and relaxed, and it reflected the brand perfectly.

Lou & Grey Chicago

I love how the store was both color and style coordinated. It cut my shopping time in half because everything was so easy to find.  I was pleasantly surprised with how reasonably priced all the clothing was. The one investment piece I fell in love with there was {this} leather jacket. It would become a staple to my wardrobe, and is something that would never go out of style. You can even get 40% off of this leather jacket right now just by signing up for Lou & Grey emails to receive the code. 

The jeans fit like a glove, and are all under $100. Both the boyfriend and high waisted ankle jeans compliment every tee shirt and sweater in the store,  making it nearly impossible for you to throw a bad outfit together at Lou & Grey. 

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago

Lou & Grey Chicago
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Jacket: AG oversized denim Jacket // Tee: Theory Nautical Tee // Jeans: Rag & Bone The Skinny Jeans  // Shoes: Claudette Pump // Sunglasses: Metallic Aviators  // Bag: Target 

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