Now that we are smack down in the middle of summer, I thought I would update you guys on my fitness routine. My main form of exercise recently has been in the form of hardcore, indoor cycling, otherwise known as SoulCycle. I’ll go however many times my body can handle each week (if you’ve been, you will agree that soreness is inevitable), but on off-days, I’ll just hop on the treadmill for 15-20 minutes. Nothing too complicated, as it is the season of R&R!! However, this does not mean that I won’t be in workout clothes for a vast majority of the time–I practically live in them on off-duty days.
Down belowwww…Outfit, Workout, Post-Workout Smoothie
I’ll be doing many more fitness outfits in the near future, but just for reference, some of my favorite stores recently have been Bandier and Carbon 38 (best range of athleticwear–and so one-off!). My leggings are from Alo Yoga, which are available from both retailers. They are titled “moto leggings” which is rather fitting as they do resemble black pants with moto detailing. Talk about fashion doubling as sportswear.
As for the green top in this look from Lululemon, it’s out of stock unfortunately, but I’m sure you can find something similar from another brand. I love its simultaneous form and function so much that I bought it in three different colors, which I normally never do as I get really bored of the same style…It offers medium support, so you can really wear it to anything from jogging to yoga. I’ll link it down below anyway!
If I were to list a few of the labels featured here, you wouldn’t really guess that they were from a secondhand source: Céline, Rag & Bone, Tibi. Words like “thrifted” or “secondhand” wouldn’t come to mind… With secondhand shopping comes the experience of owning pre-loved items of stylish fashionistas. It’s a rather transformative way of dressing, and wearing clothing with unknown past can add an element of mystique and excitement. Did my dress come from a specialty boutique store in England / France/ Spain/ Singapore from someone whose grandmother passed it on to her daughter to her daughter in the States who gave it to her friend who eventually donated it to this brick-and-mortar/online store?? Your dress has a story…
~TIP 2: If you’re looking for luxury items, the best place to look is online, not in store. Up to date items will be on sites such as Tradesy or The Real Real from sellers who want to get rid of relatively current items that they are tired of wearing. Chances are, you will find a plethora of very beautiful items marked down by 50-70% from retail prices just because they have been worn once or twice.
Happy 4th of July!! Hope you are reading this in the nick of time for some red, white, and blue outfit inspiration. Featured in this look is a funky, off-the-shoulder peasant top from Lovers and Friends called the “Dream Lover” crop top. Patriotic color scheme, right? And a shoutout to American Eagle Outfitters for these super inexpensive white jeans with frayed detailing at the ankles. I’m in love with its soft material and comfortable fit! And who doesn’t need a pair of frayed white cropped jeans for this summer??
Anyway, making this post brief–may your day be filled with festivities and fireworks~~ Lovers and friends welcome, too…