Workout Wear

I have an addiction to workout clothes even though I currently only workout (maybe) 2-3 times a week. But who can blame me!? Working a full time job and sometimes taking my work home,¬†it’s hard to find that work-life balance. I’ve finally gotten into a routine with a workout that I love. Have you tried Flywheel? It’s AMAZING! But the best part is actually shopping for the cute clothes ūüôā
I’m definitely a patron of Lululemon, but have found some great pieces¬†at places like Victoria’s Secret, Gap Fit, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Sweaty Betty and Lucy. So I have a few items below that I either have or want!

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Danskin Seamless sports bra // GapFit High Impact sports bra // Zella sports bra
Danskin has been tried and true in my book. I always try new sports bras because of the fun colors and designs, but find myself always grabbing the Danskin one to wear for my higher intensity¬†workouts/classes. The fabric is breathable and doesn’t suffocate you whatsoever! And you can find them at TJ Maxx on occasion!

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Sweaty Betty Tunic // Lucy Final Rep Top // Old Navy Muscle Tee
I am lusting over this Sweaty Betty Tunic! Hopefully they’ll have a fall sale sometime soon or I may just have to splurge and get it?!?

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Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Pant // Victoria’s Secret Knockout Tight¬†// Zella Live-in Leggings
These Lululemon pants have to be my all-time favorite. I go a size down because I like the support of the pant and love having the high waste feel! It’s my go-to pant and get super excited when I go to the Lulu outlet and find these!

After working in healthcare and seeing some pretty horrible injuries and chronic pain issues from something as simple as shoe wear, I’ve become a ‘sneaker snob’! I wear these for running, but I’ve got my eye on these,¬†these, or these for my next pair to try.¬†But in all honesty, the absolute BEST thing you can do for yourself is get properly fitted for your sneakers!!!

p.s. – I just signed up for the 21 day fix, I will be starting it next week and hope to stick with it. Wish me luck!

Weekend Wear

Hello¬†September!! This month marks the beginning of my favorite season…FALL!! Growing up in Miami you have 2 seasons, summer and maybe 5 days of winter. So when we moved to Raleigh, I went crazy with buying sweaters, scarves and boots and I’ve FALLen in love with Fall! When the 60-70 degree weather rolls in, I’m in the mood to wear jeans and any comfy, oversized sweater.¬†You’ll catch me wearing this over the holiday weekend!!
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1. Aritzia T-shirt // 2. Madewell Sweater // 3. Banana Republic Ankle Jeans
4. Superga Cotu Sneakers // 5. Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose Necklace

Chicago Doughnuts

I went to Chicago for a work conference two weeks ago, but didn’t let that get in the way of having fun or good food for that matter! I took it upon myself to do a “self-guided Doughnut tour”. And holy goodness does Chicago have some delicious¬†doughnuts.

First stop was Stan’s Donuts. The amount of doughnuts to chose from was overwhelming, so I stuck with the original. It was phenomenal to say the least!! I could’ve had 20 of them! The decor in the store was so perfect. I mean look at these amazing Kitchenaid Mixers displayed.

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Next stop was Glazed and Infused. We went to the one in Wicker Park and what a fun atmosphere! It’s right down the street from the reputable Big Star restaurant. We went to the walk-up window, which didn’t have as many options as Stan’s, but regardless, the old fashion was yet again delicious.
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Firecakes was up next. In all honesty, I can’t even remember what part of town we were in. But how stinkin cute is this bakery. With the old fashioned utensils as decoration on the walls and subway tiles throughout, this is the kind of place I could see myself grabbing a doughnut and coffee from on my way to work.

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Last, but definitively not least was the Doughnut Vault. By far, my favorite. It’s literally this hole in the wall place that no more than 5 people can fit in at a time. We also caught a glimpse of their food truck!! But get to either early, because once they run out, they are done for the day. This was actually the second time we’ve been to Doughnut Vault and what a treat! If you are ever in Chicago, it’s a must!!
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