Rock Your SPANX Socks!

SPANX may be synonymous with shaping, but we’ve also got a foot in the sock game. For warmth, for fashion or for function, our socks totally rock. And with so many sock-friendly trends stepping up this season, it’s the perfect time to walk the walk.

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Over-the-Knee Socks are a sexy way to stay warm this winter. Pair this look with a pair of knee high boots to create a layered look that’s as stylish as it is cozy. (Get Over It! Over-the-Knee Socks, Scalloped Edge in Heather Gray Animal, $24.)

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Pairing a classic shoe with a funky sock gives any look an edge. Try a classic Oxford with a patterned knee sock for a fashionable take on a traditional style.(Well Heeled! Sweater Knee Socks in Heather Gray Bold Chevron, $18.)

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Two-tone socks add texture and depth to your favorite outfit. Wear them thigh-high with taller boots, or slouch them down to show off the layered hues (and your legs) with ankle boots. (Get Over It! Over-the-Knee Socks, Ribbed Texture in Black/Gray, $24.)

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Southern Comfort

Spanx HQ is located in Atlanta–a city nicknamed Hot-lanta for it’s steamy weather. But this week, the ATL has been chilled by a serious cold snap. With temps in the single digits (and wind chills below zero!), the Spanx-ters are cooking up some of our favorite winter foods.

The Arctic blast is hitting everyone hard, so we thought we’d share some of our recipes to help you fend off the frigid temps. From steamy soups to decadent desserts, it’s the perfect time of year to indulge in some culinary comfort.

Check out this recipe for Spanx-y Red Velvet Hot Chocolate (care of Guru of the Outdoors), and visit the “Spanx-ters Love…” board on Pinterest for even more belly-warming delights!

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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups whole milk
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 10 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  4. 2 teaspoons McCormick® Red Food Color
  5. 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Whipped Cream
  1. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  2. 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. For the Hot Chocolate, place milk and granulated sugar in medium saucepan. Bring to simmer on medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate with wire whisk until melted. Stir in food color and vanilla. Pour into serving cups. Serve with marshmallows and Vanilla Whipped Cream, if desired.
  3. For the Vanilla Whipped Cream, beat heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Get a Cozy Leg Up on Holiday Dressing

Tis the season to wear leggings that are soft, slimming and easy-to-wear! If they’re on the naughty list, the nice list or somewhere in between, these leggings will help  every woman look chic and shapely this holiday season.

Whether doing some last-minute shopping, decking the halls or attending a holiday party, SPANX leggings offer a look fit for every festive fashionista. Velvet, corduroy and riding-inspired styles are on-trend for the season, and because shapely silhouettes never go out of style, each pair of bottoms is topped off with a shaping waistband and flattering features.

Soften Up

The most festive of all fabrics, velvet, is a holiday must-have. Ready-to-Wow™ Velvet Leggings ($98) are super soft and super chic, giving any yuletide look a luxe leg up. Pair them with a silk blouse and scarf for a style that looks as fabulous as it feels.

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Easy Rider

The Ready-to-Wow Riding Leggings ($98) pay sartorial homage to the riding pant—a classic look that never goes out of style. Take the reigns and gallop into the season by pairing these equestrian-inspired leggings with a chic statement coat for a look that’s sure to take best-in-show.

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Strike a Cord

Chic. Stylish. Classic. The corduroy pant is a cooler-weather staple, and the SPANX Ready-to-Wow Corduroy Legging ($98) provides a comfy way to get that look. From the traditional weave to the real rear pockets, these pants are a  figure-flattering take on the original. Pair with this season’s must-have plaid shirts for a truly modern take on two traditional styles.

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‘Tis the Season to be Naughty And Nice with Star Power by SPANX!

Whether you’re inspired by twinkling lights and tree-topping tinsel, or looking to put a little Jingle Bell rock into your winter wardrobe, Star Power by SPANX has holiday finery that’s both naughty and nice.

For the festive fashionista looking to dress up under her best dress, the Lady Luxe Collection tames the tummy with luminescent foil shaping panels to reflect the glitz of the holiday season. Smooth out any signs of seasonal snacking with the Lady Luxe Mid-Thigh Shaper ($54) in black or nude. This sparkling shaper is the perfect match under form-fitting party dresses, guaranteeing a radiant silhouette and an invite under the mistletoe.

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 4.07.14 PMStylish Star Power fans can also rock a “naughty” look that won’t get them kicked off the Nice List. The Dress to Slimpress Leather Leggings ($82) shape your silhouette and elongate legs with leather-like panels. Plus their rock-and-roll attitude puts a little spice into any holiday wardrobe. If the traditional holiday cocktail party dress isn’t your cup of eggnog, these leggings offer up a rebellious way to toast the season in star-studded style.

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SPANX Gets Active

After indulging in turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more today, we’re already thinking ahead to our post-Thanksgiving workout. We interviewed some of our sportiest Spanx-ters about their tips and tricks for working off the turkey. And of course, we polled them on their favorite SPANX Active pieces to wear while they’re at it!

Spanx-ter: Stephanie
Title: Apparel Designer
SPANX Active Pick: The Convertible Knee Pant
Workout: I hate cardio machines, so hitting the heavy bag is my go-to workout for cardio and arms. Plus any holiday stress melts away when you’re pounding away at a heavy bag!

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Title: PR Associate
SPANX Active Pick: I like to wear the Shaping Compression Girl Short paired with the Streamlined Tank
Workout: My favorite work out is Hot Yoga: The room is set to 90 degrees. It is a great way to start the day (if you can get out of bed!!) and I love that I sleep like a rock that following night.

Spanx-ter: Missy
Title: Online Marketing Manager
SPANX Active Pick: The Shaping Compression Knee Pant is what I like to wear while working out.
Workout: Since we travel to NOLA for the holidays, I keep my workouts simple while I’m there. I normally spend the morning walking with my parents and then I need something more intense. I follow this plan I found on Pinterest. It’s a quick burn when you’re on the go:

30 Jumping Jacks
5 Pushups
25 High Knees
7 Burpees
10 Crunches
7 Squats
5 Pushups
10 Crunches
7 Squats
5 Pushups
7 Squats
30 Jumping Jacks
1 Minute Wall Sit
5 Pushups
25 High Knees

Repeat 3-5 times!

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Missy in her Shaping Compression Knee Pant

Spanx-ter: Christie
Title: Consumer Insights Associate
SPANX Active Pick: I usually work out in the Shaping Compression Crop Color Pop with a Racerback Sports Bra (of course!)
Workout: I would say that my favorite work out after a big Turkey-Day would be a full-body circuit workout that includes: Standing jump squats 10 reps (3 rounds of each exercise). Walking lunges 10 reps then 90 minute sprints,1 minute bicycle crunches, and 1 minute of Russian twist exercise with a medicine ball then sit-ups for 1 minute.

Spanx-ter: Jenna
Title: Online Marketing Coordinator
SPANX Active Pick:The Power Pant is perfect for the cool weather.
Workout:I love to hike. One of my favorite trails is Blood Mountain: the highest peak of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. It’s a good 2 hour workout with a great view.

Spanx-ter: Allison
Title: Office Administrator
SPANX Active Pick: I love the Ribbed Cami with Shelf Bra. It’s perfect and my active wear drawer is stuffed full of them.
Workout: I like to think ahead when it comes to stuffing myself with stuffing (and turkey, and pie, and green beans…) on Turkey Day. I signed up for a raceThanksgiving morning! Almost all cities have at least one race the morning of. This way when I am done racing, I feel like I have earned a feast.

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Allison in her Ribbed Cami with Shelf Bra