Name: Jeannie Smith
Professional Title: Social Media Freelance / Yoga Instructor / Blogger
Tell us About Your Business: FitCityBlonde is a wellness and lifestyle blog, co-created by Jeannie, Christina and Eli. We started this journey back in 2014, when the three of us started corporate 9-5’s immediately after graduation. We quickly found the routines + recommendations of many of the fitness leaders we were following on Instagram to be unrealistic for the average worker-bee. So, we started our own blog with the goal of providing a REALISTIC source of health + fitness for the average city-dwelling, working twenty-something.
We are real people - just like you - who were frustrated by the noise in the industry. In a world of fad diets and influencer trends, we vow to drown out the noise and bring you thoughtfully curated wellness so that you can live a healthy, holistic, and sustainable lifestyle.
Favorite Color: Navy
Style Description: Comfortably stylish. When running from client meetings to yoga class, I like to be versatile in a great pair of black leggings, a comfortable wrap or turtleneck sweater, and great shoes.
Style Icon: Kate Middleton, Olivia Pope (though she’s fictional)
Favorite Designers/Brands: Club Monaco, Lululemon, Clare V, Marc Fisher, alo yoga
Least Favorite Designers/Brands: Anything fast-fashion
Favorite Shoe Style: booties, pointed-toe.
What You Love to Wear: black leggings, comfortable turtleneck sweater, cape
What You Hate to Wear: low-rise pants. Ew.
Do You Like to Accessorize (Jewelry, Scarves, etc.)? simple jewelry, 1-2 bracelets and earrings
Favorite Local Stores/Boutiques: Art Effect
Style/Fashion Tips and/or Advice: Do what makes you feel best and is most functional for your life. If you’re running from place to place, choose shoes that will take you there in style. If you’re meeting clients or networking in a professional setting, clean it up. Use your hair and your smile as your best accessories.
Stylish Aspirations: Minimize – I aspire to be more European with my style, having one or two amazing coats, a few great bags, (lots of) beautiful shoes, and minimalist everything else.
Fall/Winter Style Must-Have: Capes!
Your Business Site: fitcityfamily.com
Social Media Links/Handles: @fitcityblonde @jeannie_yogini
Stay Stylish Chicago,