Lately I’ve had my eye on a pair of patterned leggings. I love the blue snowflake pair, and the multi-colored pair I have shown below. I think paired with the right shoes and the right shirt, they could be a super cute addition to my winter wardrobe, they are a fun and unexpected alternative to your typical solid color leggings. I love leggings, they are great for any season, if you just adjust the way you wear them. The same pair of leggings can work in winter with a pair of boots and a sweater dress, and work in spring with some flats and a cute tunic top.
I have a few, personal legging “rules”;
1. Leggings are NOT pants. They should be worn with a shirt that covers your rear.
2. Leggings should be worn with the proper shoes for the season. Either boots (tall or short) or flats. (Flip-flops are okay too).
3. Leggings should be considered an accessory to your outfit. If you wear colored or patterned leggings, pair them with a neutral top. You don’t want to have too much going on.
What do you think. Would you rock a pair of patterned leggings?
Do you have any legging “rules” of your own?
I’m asking for some new work out clothes, and of course, some regular clothes for Christmas this year. Here is a list of my top requests.
*And just as a disclaimer, I don’t want/expect EVERYTHING. I just like to give my family options.
- My brother called me the other night to tell me about the Nike Fule Band. It is SWEET! Especially the ‘Ice’ colored one
- I’ve had my eye on this jacket from Express for a while. I like the butterscotch color.
- I’ve been looking for a pair of yellow flats, like these from Old Navy
- I need/want some new gym pants, and I like these at Old Navy
- And, If I’m going to get more serious about running, I could use some cold weather running gear, like these shirts and these pants, from the Gap.
What about you? Do you have clothes, or workout gear on your wish list?
Mo’ hair, mo’ problems. If you have thick, curly, wavy, or frizzy hair, then you know what I’m talking about. I mentioned briefly here, about how hair can be a nuisance at the gym, but let me lay it all out for you.
Problem number one: You’re on the elliptical or treadmill with your hair in a ponytail, and you find it really hard to concentrate on anything other than you’re hair swishing back and forth across your back.
Problem number two: You lay down on the bench for bench press and your ponytail prevents your head from laying flat on the bench. Not good for form, or comfort.
Problem number three: It’s leg day and your super pumped to feel the burn and slim down your thighs. You get situated on the squat machine and start your first set. All of a sudden your pony tail is stuck under the bar and pulling little strand of hair from your head.
My solution to these problems? A bun, on the top of my head. Put it in a pony tail, twist the rest of the hair around the ponytail, and bobby pin in place.
You might think its vain of me to put so much thought onto how I wear my hair to the gym, but if you’ve ever found yourself in one of these situations, then you know how I feel. I’m by no means one of those girls who wears full on makeup to workout. This is strictly a matter of being efficient and not letting my hair get in the way at the gym.
I think there are a few basic items that should exist in every wardrobe, no matter what your personal style is.
Cardigans. Cardigans are a great staple. They are comfortable like a sweater or sweatshirt, but are more stylish. Get them in a few fun colors to add to almost anything you wear.
Basic shirts. I think every wardrobe can use a basic white t-shirt, and a polka dot shirt. They look great with pants, skirts, and under a cardigan. Easy to throw on and look nice when you’re not sure what to wear.
Jewelry. A few pieces of jewelry that you love and can put with almost any outfit. For me, they are statement necklaces and gold hoop earrings.
Pencil skirt. They look good on everyone, and can be dressed up or down.
Pants. Everyone should own a good pair of jeans, and another type of pant. Khaki’s, cords, slacks, etc.
Bags. I love purses. Right now I’m currently sporting a diaper bag. Not super stylish, but necessary. When I’m not toting around diapers, I would LOVE a Michael Kors bag.
Shoes. I love flats, they are cute and comfy. A few different pairs in different colors are fun. A good pair of tan heels, look good with everything. And you need some bright colored heals as well.
What items can’t you live without?
Animal print seems to have made a comeback lately. My personal animal print preference is leopard. Here are a few ways that I would wear leopard print. Just click on the outfits below to see them bigger.
What do you think about animal prints?
I have recently re-discovered Old Navy. I never really liked their adult clothes, and would only shop there for my kids. But lately, I’ve found a ton of cute things there. Their prices are great and they offer coupons and rewards, which I love. They have some really cute work out clothes AND, they carry jewelry now too. How about that for one stop shopping?
A few of these items I own, and a few are on my wish list.
So, if you haven’t been over to Old Navy in a while, I suggest you go check them out. Pick up some cute clothes, earrings, gym clothes and some stuff for the kids. I’ll apologize to your wallets in advance.