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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wardrobe of My Life

The other day one of my friends on Facebook posted a status that questioned why she saw so many women at Target with their hair and make-up done and wearing workout clothes. I had to laugh because I could've sworn that she was talking about me.

It is rare for people that work (or aspire to work) in the fitness industry to get to "dress up." Our lifestyles and jobs necessitate that we are in workout clothes almost 24/7. It is probably closer to 24/6 for me since I don't workout on Sundays but you get the idea.

But just because I have to wear workout clothes to school so that I can participate in the various stretches that we are doing doesn't mean that I don't want to look nice. I, personally, don't care if I get all mussed up. When I am in that environment I would rather look nice to start with.

That does NOT hold true for my gym visits. No way, no how! If I know that I am going to become a hot and sweaty mess then it doesn't make sense to get gussied up beforehand.

Unfortunately for me, as I am just starting out into this field that means that my wardrobe is limited. I usually have to wear the same thing multiple times throughout the week. You can imagine the issues with that (can you say smelly?) and it was getting pretty obnoxious. So it was like a sign from heaven itself when I got a 30% off coupon to Kohls in the mail!

I picked up several pretties today that should help bulk my wardrobe a bit. I already have a pair of these beauties and love them but I found some with a green stripe that were on Goldstar Clearance! Meaning? $10 baby!

FILA SPORT Zoom Performance Pants
I love the Fila brand! {That is just my opinion, by the way.} These Sport Performance pants are made specially to keep me dry and comfortable. They are figure flattering, and designed to prevent chaffing which means I can take them out running as well.

Continuing on with the Goldstar clearance theme I also got this little beauty as well for $12:

FILA SPORT Cheetah-Inset Hooded Performance Jacket
Sorry that it is blurry! I wish that my jacket had the cute pink stripes but it is just black and white. But for $12 for Fila... I am not complaining! Even in the summer time I will want to wear a jacket to go to the gym at 5:00 am. Mine also has the little loopies at the end of the sleeves that you can stick your thumbs through to keep the jacket down. Maybe it is nerdy but I love those things!

I wanted some new shorter pants as well as we head into warmer temperatures and these are some of the most comfortable pants I have ever tried on:

SO Running Capris - Juniors
And yes, mine are pink. I have been pretty pleased with the SO brand and they are always very reasonable priced. Mine have always been pretty durable as well. These are touted as running skinny capris which is fine with me but I also plan to use them for yoga. They have a cool zippered pocket on the pack that you can place a key in to keep with you. And did I mention that they are SUPER comfortable?

Last, but not least, I got two new tops. They are the same style but just different colors:

Tek Gear Ruched Tee
This is the Tek Gear Ruched Top. I got this green and also a pink that matches the color on my SO pants. I don't wear tank tops when I workout and flattering, conventional shirts with sleeves can be hard to come by. I was pretty happy to find these ones. They stay down and they are very comfortable and flattering. I wish they had been a bit cheaper... but I am just glad that I was able to find something.

QUESTIONS FOR MY DEAR READERS: Where do you buy your workout clothes? Any great deals that I should know about?


P.S. ALL opinions stated above are my own. I'm not affiliated with any of these brands and wasn't compensated for any of my opinions. 


Paige Fieldsted said...

You should check out JC Penney. I just got some workout Capri's and a top for $16 total! They have some really comfortable stuff that is cheap and even cheaper when its on clearance.

Shayla Bentley said...

Excellent! Thanks for the suggestion!

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