Active Girls = Happy Girls

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There is nothing wrong with wanting to look hot in a bikini.However, the benefits of leading an active lifestyle go beyond physical appearance.

As little as 30 min of physical activity three to five days a week will add years to your life, not to mention a long list of health benefits. For instance, exercise elevates your level of immunoglobulins, which are proteins that boost your immune system and help avoid infection. After a workout, mood-enhancing chemicals like serotonin and dopamine flood your brain for a couple of hours making your feel happy and relaxed.

Regardless of what you fitness goals may be, doing a combination of Strength and Endurance training will always give you the best results. While high intensity cardio will help you loose fat, weight training will tone your body and increase your lean muscle.

Here are some of my favorite ways to stay fit:

  • PILATES PLUS: or “Pilates on Fire”, is a fusion of pilates and weight training. It utilizes the best of both worlds: The strengthening and toning benefits of weight training and the postural enhancing and lengthening benefits of pilates.  http://pilatespluslosangeles.com
  • SOULCYCLE:  Indoor cycling with rocking music, a fat burning cardio work-out that last 45 min. https://www.soul-cycle.com
  •  High Intensity Interval Training ( HIIT) : To maximize fat loss I like to sprint as fast as I can for 1 minute and rest for 30 second to 1min. I like to do this for 10 to 15 minutes.
  •  Weight Training: Don’t be afraid to lift heavy, women don’t make enough testosterone to get bulky muscles quickly. The only side effect to lifting heavy is a toned body. Here is a link to a great arm exercise routine. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/arms-workout-for-women-a-girls-guide-to-guns.html
  • Yoga: It helps improve flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.

In order to maintain an active lifestyle is very important to find a sport or class that you actually enjoy, otherwise you will become bored or uninspired and eventually quit. Always have fun no matter what you do.

Check out our line of tops and accessories made specifically for girls who love being active. http://www.lizzymarino.com/athletic.html

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Casual-Cool, L.A-Girl Style.

Southern California girls are blessed with beautiful summer days year round. Whether is going to the beach or just enjoying a gorgeous day hanging out with friends, L.A girls are all about outfits that are casual yet stylish.

So how do you achieve that laid-back look without sacrificing style? Well, the key is mixing and matching comfortable basics with cool accessories that you can wear everywhere. Also, adding a pop of color to your attire can definitely make it more unique.


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Styling Ideas for Tough Girls

Being tough isn’t about being mean, it’s about being able to ignore those who try to bring you down, it’s also being able to solve any problems life throws your way.

Toughness equals Self-Confidence.

Show the world your ” fashionable tough side” by taking a brake from girly floral prints and pink shades. Let’s go back to classic colors like black and white. They never go out of style and most importantly, they are very easy to match.

You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to look chic, there are plenty of brands that will give you the “expensive look” for a lot less. You can also mix designer brand names with less expensive brands. The main thing is to be yourself and to have fun putting together an outfit that fits your personality.

Designer Look:

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Designer on a Budget:

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How 50 Shades of Grey and Hollywood inspired me to create my SASSY line.

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For a few years now, I have noticed that the Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Masochism (BDSM) scene has gained mainstream notoriety. BDSM inspired fashion has graced the cover of Vogue magazine and has inspired countless editorials and magazine covers. 50 shades of grey became a huge a hit with women all over the world, transforming the once secret scene into a lucrative book trilogy.

Recently, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Kendal Jenner, to name a few, have been spotted wearing “Dominatrix Chic Couture” on the red carpet, which inspires more designers to add a touch of BDSM to their collections. Let’s not forget Taylor Swift’s video, Bad Blood. In it, there is a constant parade of celebrities wearing sexy “Bondage” inspired outfits.

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So how did 50 shades of grey, fashion and Hollywood inspire me to design the devilish dominatrix character? I find Dominatrix outfits, black leather bustiers and high heel boots very sexy. However, what really fascinates me is the fact that they are always in control, and that’s exactly what I want to convey with my cute,”Blubble Gum” cartoon version.

My Sassy line of tops is for girls who like to be in control of their lives, have their own job, are smart and don’t need to depend on others to get what they want. Kind of like a female version of Christian Grey.

Check out our line of Sassy tops at  WWW.LIZZYMARINO.COM and show the world who’s the “Girl Boss”.