Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3 Simple Ways to Dress Healthfully for the Holidays + Monroe And Main Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic

You are what you eat. But did you also know you are what you wear?

Researchers at Northwestern University coined the term "enclothed cognition," which simply means that what you wear can dictate your thoughts, feelings, and even your actions!

We can use this same idea to help us stay on top of our health game during the holidays! After all, this is often a time when our health gets put on the back burner.

In fact, the average holiday meal can weigh in at over 3,000 calories! And that's not even including chowing down on appetizers or gulping down holiday drinks!

And I am sure you have read article after article about how to eat healthier over the holidays. But today we are going to tackled holiday health using a different approach!

I am teaming up with Monroe and Main to show you 3 simple ways to dress healthfully for the holidays!

1) Wear Fitted Clothes

The smorgasbord of holiday dishes and treats usually have us reaching for our stretchy pants! But wearing loose clothing to holiday parties and family get-togethers makes you more likely to overeat, even if you don't intend to.

Wearing fitted clothing helps you be more aware of when you're full and can prevent you from eating all those excess calories! But remember, there is a difference between fitted and tight! Don't want to wear anything too tight or constricting. It is important to still feel comfortable!

This Belt Detail Sweater from Monroe and Main is the perfect top to wear to any holiday event! It's fitted while still being cozy and warm. Pair it with slimming black pants to dress it up or your favorite pair of jeans to dress it down!

2) Dress for the Weather

In the Midwest, the winter months not only bring the holidays, but also colder weather (and snow...) These bone-chilling temps make it quite difficult to get outside and get movin'. 

But even a short 30-minute walk around the neighborhood has a whole list of benefits! Not to mention you also get to enjoy the beauty of a winter wonderland! But if you don't dress to stay warm, it is that much easier hibernate on the couch with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate.

Bonus points if your winter attire happens to be super adorable, too! Like this Fleece Cape from Monroe and Main! The soft fleece keeps you so toasty when layered over a sweater, even in the below freezing temps of Northern IL! It is perfect for lounging around the house, too! (Better than any Snuggie! TRUST me!)

Pair this Fleece Cape with Monroe and Main's Velvet Gloves and you've got a winter ensemble that will keep you uber warm and uber stylish! You won't be able to wait for that evening stroll!

3) Accessorize You're Drinking Habits

No, I am not talking about alcohol! I am talking about good ol' H2O!

We tend to not to be as religious about our water regiments during the colder months. But just because the temperature drops doesn't mean we're not sweating and loosing ample amounts of water.

Drinking water during those holiday parties can be a great way to prevent yourself from overeating as well, since it can help fill you up for a whooping 0 calories! Being hydrated can also help boost you metabolism and prevent you from feeling hungry when you're really not.

This is where a set of bangle bracelets can help you out! Wear the bracelet set on one arm. As you finish a glass of water, move one bangle to the other arm. Do this every time drink a glass until all the bangles have switched sides!

Monroe and Main's 3-Piece Hinged Bangle Set can complement any outfit this holiday season. To everyone else, these bracelets will simply look like a fashion statement. But to you, their constant jingle will be a reminder to stay on top of your hydration and your health!

Monroe and Main has hundreds of fashion options to help you dress to feel your best this holiday season! Want a have your own Monroe and Main piece to add to your closet?

Enter to win this Wide Stripe Bag from Monroe and Main! 

Here are the rules:
1) Must enter using the giveaway widget below with the correct name and contact info
2) Must be 18 years or older to enter
3) Must enter between 10:00 AM EST November 25, 2015 - 11:59AM EST December 9, 2015
4) Winner must respond to notification within 24 hours
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Also be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway of a $250 Monroe and Main Shopping Spree!

Disclaimer: I did receive complementary product in exchange for an honest, review. Regardless, I would never endorse a product or brand I do not personally believe in or trust! Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered. We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.

HUGE thanks to my special photographer and father, William Eddy Photography, for taking these beautiful pictures!

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