Mmmm, brunch. Delicious, decadent brunch. While waffles and mimosas may be the highlight for most, but my favorite part of brunch is picking a brunch-worthy outfit!
I wore this plaid dress (priced at just $48 — score!) to my friends’ house this weekend for a rainy day of brunching. The threat of Hurricane Joaquin kept us indoors but all that rain sure made for a lush backdrop for these pics! Hellooo greenery.
I picked up this dress online after seeing A Spoonful of Style wearing it. I love a good gingham shirt, so this easy-to-wear shirtdress takes that love to the next level (also available in chambray). And can we talk about these booties? They were $30 from Payless — yes, Payless! I haven’t shopped at a Payless in years but now I have a new favorite shoe store. These are so cute and comfy! They also come in brown, black, and navy.
With fall weather on the horizon and the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the air (which btw, I tried for the first time ever last week!), I’ve decided to embrace a new shopping mantra: buy it now.
As in, stop procrastinating like I do every season and shop NOW for fall and winter fashion — yes, even if it’s still 80 degrees outside. Here’s why: the change of seasons is the perfect time to reboot and I find having a few pieces with tags on them ready to wear helps to kick off the season right. Plus, there’s the added benefit of a wider selection when you shop at the start of a season — I hate when it’s mid-season and items & sizes are super picked over.
So first on my buy it now agenda: fall sweaters. I’ve had a few of these on my wish list since August — this plaid cardi is perfection!
I am currently writing this blog post red faced and sweaty from my Body Combat class. Yes, in addition to fashion, I also have a thing for roundhouse kicking imaginary opponents to the beats of Nikki Minaj. #love
Combat is one of the many ways I try to stay fit. I swear my 30’s have made it harder (thank you, metabolism), so lately I’ve been getting more creative with my workouts and trying out new fitness gear. Today I wanted to share seven of my latest fashionable fitness obsessions — hopefully you’ll find something new to try!
Say hello to my fitness fanny pack! I discovered SPIbelt on Instagram — a running belt that fits your iPhone and other essentials — and it’s quickly replaced my awkward arm band. The belt is snug around your waist and the pocket is super stretchy to fit your phone, keys, and credit card.
I’ve read that millenials love brands with a cause (a la Toms) so it’s no wonder I was drawn to Bombas. For every pair of socks they sell, they donate a pair to the homeless. Awesome cause and awesome socks — they’re made out of comfortable fabric, stay-up, no seams, and more.
Yoga with Adrienne
When you want to get your heart pumping but don’t want to leave the house, unroll your yoga mat and watch a Yoga with Adrienne video on YouTube. Adrienne is an actress so she’s full of personality and doesn’t take yoga too seriously. Super fun, totally free, and she’s always releasing new videos.
The “athleisure” craze is rampant and Dick’s Sporting Goods wants in on the action. They recently opened Chelsea Collective, an athleisure boutique with two locations so far (Tysons Corner Mall in VA and Ross Park Mall in PA). I haven’t been yet but it sounds like a curated version of Dick’s women’s apparel section with a focus on super stylish pieces.
Are you all podcast listeners? I am very tardy to the podcast party, but have recently started listening to them on my walks (which I often do at lunch — helps break up the work day!). Currently listening to: Undisclosed, #DateFails, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Magic Lessons. Let me know what else you’re listening to!
Old Navy Active
New activewear brands come and go, but I always find myself going back to Old Navy for new leggings or sports bras. You can’t beat their prices — and I’m loving all the fall colors they have right now.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Increasing my workouts poses a few challenges when it comes to my showering routine (the struggle is real). I don’t like washing my hair everyday, so dry shampoo to the rescue! I am currently using Batiste — this dry shampoos absorbs oil and smells wonderful. Love the travel sized versions for travel, too!
These are just a few fitness trends I’m into. What are your latest workout obsessions? Leave a comment below!