Monthly Archives: September 2017

KOYA WEBB’S FAVORITE WALKING PLAYLIST

We partnered with fitness and lifestyle gurus for an ongoing series featuring the YOU by Skechers wellness collection. In our second installment, holistic health coach Koya Webb shares her favorite playlist to help YOU find the beats to move…

I love to start my day with energizing tunes that give me good vibes. I slip on my YOU by Skechers and hit the streets or treadmill with a nice stroll. As these beats uplift me, my walk turns into a jog and after 2-3 songs I’m ready to SPRINT. Sprinting might not be your thing but I’m pretty sure these beats will have you speed walking in no time.

I think it’s important to not only listen to songs with a good beat but to also choose music with positive lyrics that inspire you to be a better person.

Take a listen to my favorite walking playlist on Spotify (check it out hereand let me know your favorite songs from the list in the comments. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to rock a couple of yoga poses after your walk. Have a happy day!

Koya Webb is an International Holistic Health Coach with certifications in personal training, yoga, holistic health and integrated nutrition, who has helped thousands of people across the globe better their lives by helping them reach their health and fitness goals. She is the creator of the popular Get Loved Up movement that inspires positive change world-wide through daily holistic living practices. Keep up to date with Koya at KoyaWebb.com and by following @koyawebb on Instagram and KoyaWebbOnline on Facebook.

MAKE FAMILY DAY MEMORIES

Feel like you need more quality time with those you love? Today is your day! It’s Family Day – an annual event that gives us a chance to refocus on our families. Whether you’re a couple, have a kid (or a pet!) or just want to call your parent or sibling to say I love you, it’s a great reminder (not that you need one) to reconnect with the ones you love.

We asked our crew how they love to spend time with their fam – here are some of their favorite moments:

Something our whole family can do together that we enjoy is stand up paddleboarding. My husband and I each paddle a board and our girls will sit, one on the front of each board. They love to see who can collect the most trash out of the ocean and get up close to the silly, stinky seals.

– Riley

My most fave is to go out to breakfast with my family. Second fave is to watch my kids or spouse compete in a sporting event. Parental/spousal pride and bragging rights!!!

– Kim

Does eating together count?  Free meal!

– Danika

Our family likes to go to the local beaches and spend time with family friends.

– Richard

My kids and I love to go to the climbing gym and race to the top.  It’s great to see Gerri and Joe work so hard – they really love being brave.  When we’re done we all go get some well-deserved ice cream and share our favorite moments of the afternoon.

– Hank                                                                                                                     

My family and I love surfing together because we can catch party waves where we are all on it at the same time… super fun!

– Joelle

I think the best family time happens in the quieter moments! Sleeping in, breakfast in the backyard, curling up and reading a good book together. We love to go camping as a family too!

– Athena

What do you love to do with your loved ones? Share your favorite memories with us!

FIVE FAB BOOTIES YOU’LL FALL FOR

Fall is back – it’s time to set those summer sandals aside. Cozy up, enjoy your pumpkin spiced latte, and start the season in autumn’s hottest trend… BOOTIES! Check out our fashion merchandiser’s top-five picks for cooler weather.

SWEET ON SUEDE

All avenues lead here! This staple Avenue – Bowery ankle bootie in rich suede will be your fall go-to – it easily pairs with jeans and your favorite sweater. You’ll want it in all 3 colors!

SUPER STACKED

No need for a taxi to get you around town – give yourself a lift with this stacked heel suede Taxi – Accolade bootie. Soft suede and edgy zipper details will make you stand out in the crowd, whether paired with skinny jeans or a skirt.

STRUT-WORTHY STYLE

Sleek and sexy! A stacked heel update to the classic Chelsea boot, the Boulevard is a hot tamale… heat up the cooler temperatures while out on the town! The soft rich suede upper is available in three color options: black, charcoal, and burgundy.

COMFORT TO BOOT

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what you’ll do. Spend all day on your feet in this casual Lite Step – Tricky bootie with ruched microfiber upper in either chocolate or black. The air-cooled memory foam insole ensures you’ll be comfortable from sunrise to sunset!

ALL THE RAGE

Play up the 90’s grunge trend in this fun and playful update to the lug boot: the Cypress – Cedar bootie! Grab that floral babydoll dress and sweater leggings and go! The distressed microfiber upper, utility sole and zipper details give you all the edge you’ll need this fall, plus a memory foam insole to boot! Pick it up in either color – chocolate or black.

Which bootie is your go-to look for fall? Share your top picks with us!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

As a very famous singer once said, “Give peace a chance.” Established in 1981 after unanimous resolution by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace provides for a date (September 21) shared around the globe “for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.”

We share in that commitment and asked our Skechers friends around the world seen in the images below to flash their peace signs to commemorate this important day.  To learn more about special events happening tied to this year’s UN theme of “Together for Peace:  Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” check out the map at internationaldayofpeace.org.  We want to hear from you!  Let us know how you plan to reflect and act in the name of global peace in the comments.

HOT FALL TREND: KNIT CASUALS

Say aloha to summer and head into fall trend-first with one of the season’s hottest looks: fall knits!

Lightweight sneaker styles have been all the rage in recent years, and these wonderful wovens are right on top. They make a terrific transition into cooler weather, come in gorgeous textures and shades, and are incredibly comfortable thanks to their soft, breathable materials. Woven technology also opens the door to limitless patterns and designs, on everything from sock-like sneakers (like our Elite Flex – Hartnell for him and Galaxies for her) to relaxed casuals for guys (the Arcade – Vontae and Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado), the sporty low-profile Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker and the always beloved, always demanded Cleo – Hot Dot flat, a perfect blend of statement-making style and all-day comfort.

What fave knit style will you be seen in this fall? Tell us, tell all!

Clockwise above: the Cleo – Hot Dot flat in purple and navy; Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker; Arcade – Vontae casual;  Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado loafer; and men’s Elite Flex – Hartnell and women’s Galaxies sneakers.

HEALTHY MINDSET WITH DANETTE MAY

We partnered with fitness and lifestyle gurus for an ongoing series featuring the YOU by Skechers wellness collection. In our first installment, author and nutritionist Danette May helps us find a healthy mindset for a healthy YOU…

As a busy wife, mother and business owner, I don’t really have a “typical” day. In fact, sometimes my days are so crazy-busy that I don’t even know which day of the week it is! I literally run from one activity to the next, trying to squeeze all that I can into one day, all while doing my best to breathe, find balance and stay positive.

One thing I do every day are rituals and establish non-negotiables. These are what keep me grounded, sane and moving forward in my deep-seated dreams and soul purpose.

I start my day drinking lemon water and meditating. I then proceed to getting my girls off to school on time. Once the kids are off to school, it’s time to work on my growing business. During the business day, I ensure I make time for moving my body and getting in to nature. When I head to the store, the gym or a casual meet up, I slip on my Skechers. These shoes are so convenient for me and since I can just slip them right on without having to tie them, it’s one less step for me, which allows me to race to my next activity quicker!  And when I put them on, there is a sense of comfort and support underneath me, and that’s exactly what I need to get through my busy day! That’s why I love YOU by Skechers so much!

As the day closes, and I’m around the dinner table with my family, I am thankful for daily rituals.  Rituals of healing foods, healing movement and a healing mindset to keep me aligned with all the creations blooming in my soul.

Colorado girl Danette May is a certified fitness professional, author, Pilates instructor and nutritionist, with over 15 years in the business. Through her positive messaging, motivation & fitness plans, she has changed the lives of thousands of people by transforming their bodies & helping them achieve their fitness & wellness goals. She holds a degree in pre-med and nutrition, and is the founder of Mindful Health, LLC, a platform that provides millions of people around the world with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to look and feel their best while inspiring them to live more healthy and zestful lives. Learn more about Danette at DanetteMay.com.

FALL FAMILY BOOTS WITH MOTHERHOOD AND MERLOT

We partnered with Joanna Clute from Motherhood and Merlot to show us how to gear up the entire family with Skechers boots for the fall season.

With the change in season right around the corner, Skechers has some fabulous boot styles for everyone in your crew. From toddler booties, to school-age kiddos and adults, there is something for everyone. I love the fall season, and boots/booties are a must have for your closet when the weather starts to cool down. My girls and I chose very different styles. It’s great that Skechers has so many options, so that everyone has something to wear.

Bell sleeves and ruffles are trending big time now, and I would put them on all of my kids if they would let me! My two youngest girls will be living in this trend this season. I love that the gold Little Lady booties pair so well with dresses, or pants and a cute top. Here in Arizona, we can pretty much wear dresses all year round, but I know that fall in some areas is much cooler, so these versatile booties are perfect for all climates.

My favorite way to pair my daughter’s western-style Mad Dash booties are with a flannel t-shirt dress. I adore the way that this looks on her, and it is so easy to style! These booties also come in black, as well as the brown color that she is wearing.

For myself, I chose the burgundy Taxi – Accolade booties and I am obsessed! Red is a power color for fall, and these booties do not disappoint. They look great with jeans, or a dress (with bell sleeves of course), and the color is just perfect for the warm tones of fall.

Plus, they have the soft memory foam insole, so they are EXTREMELY comfortable. When walking around with four kids at the pumpkin patch, this is a must for me! These are also available in taupe, which I am dying to get, and black. A must-have in every color.

A huge thanks to Skechers for asking me to share some fall looks for the whole family with all of you! It is so much fun rocking these adorable booties and getting to dress up my girls as we all prepare for fall.

What are your favorite fall styles this season? Let me know in the comments! And check out my blog Motherhood and Merlot for more seasonal outfits, beauty posts, and motherhood topics.

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