Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Outfit of the Day | The Gym is My New Boyfriend

TANK: KILROY'S ON KIRKWOOD (REMOVE MIND FROM GUTTER!) | SHORTS: NIKE | SHOES: SAUCONY KINVARA 3
TEE: THE ESTEEMED UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA | SHORTS: C9 BY TARGET

^^^And this is why July was the month where outfit posts went to die. Thiiiiis is what I wore.
Turns out the bar exam does this fun thing where it wrecks your brain and makes you fat. Cool bro, cause I was actually just thinking how I have just waaay too much going for me.

ENTER: SAM'S TOTALLY AWESOME 5K TRAINING.
This is a lie. I hate to run. But I like what running does to my skinny jeans, so I bitch my way through it. Did you know they have 5Ks at night? With glow sticks?! I'm cautiously optimistic.

I'd rather spend money on clothes I don't sweat all over than the ones that I do. I'm just built that way. But if my workout clothes are crappy and black and gray, I'm not going to wear them, ergo I'm not going to work out.


I like to buy my running shoes (and let's be honest, my heels and my dresses and my swimsuits) from Zappos because oh hi - FREE RETURNS. Le free. I ordered my Kinvaras (best. shoes. ever.) in 8, 8.5, and 9, and I could try them all on just like I'd do in a store, except they're WAY CHEAPER than in the store. Amaahhhhzzinggg.


I'm not a workout in just my sports bra kind of girl, but that doesn't mean I don't want them to be cute as fuhhh. Cue Target, as per usual.

Howww convenient that the $25 Target gift card giveaway is going on right meow. Go forth and enter and then go getchaself some... everything in the world. Because that's what Target sells.


I found this Etsy shop through Pinterest and I want, you know, every single one. I'm buying the legs day tank in bulk and leaving a stack by all of the arm machines. YOU MAD BRO?!

Where do you guys find cute gym stuff? BETTER YET, what's your favorite class to take? I need to branch out. I'm like a little workout shrub that needs to blossom into a... yeah it's my bedtime.

 pleated poppy

14 comments

  1. That Etsy shop is going to ruin all plans I had for not spending money this month. Thanks, Sam!
    My favorite sports bras are from Nike, I just stalk the clearance section like some weird sales-panther until some show up, because 60$ for a sports bra? No thanks!

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  2. The gym has been my boyfriend for a while now, i think its serious ;-) Love the IU nods in your workout attire! And I am addicted to buying C9 sports bras in fun colors.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  3. The gym is a fabulous bf...it'll never let you down...LOL. Isn't amazing how great gym clothes help us stay on track. I have those running shorts from Target. Love them!

    great post
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this post about cute workout gear because let's be real... if it isn't cute, I'm not putting it on. And if I don't put it on, then I won't work out.

    Here are two etsy shops that I LOVE for their workout tanks: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RufflesWithLove and http://www.etsy.com/shop/strongconfidentYOU

    As far as workouts go, you should see if there is a Pure Barre in your area. I'm obsessed with PB classes. They look super easy but totally kick your ass!

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  5. I really love Zumba classes, because they are pretty high intensity and are more fun than running for me. Lately, I've been reading while I ride the stationary bike, because I hate to workout and I love to read, so I'm tricking myself.

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  6. lol you are too funny! love the shoes!

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  7. Ah, those Etsy tanks are hilarious. I have a personal trainer and to be honest, she is the only reason I have been able to dedicate myself to working out. I also love Zumba, ballet barre, (some) yoga, and CrossFit.

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. I think I have said this before, but one of the many reasons I love you is that you are as real as they come...no holding back and funny as hell, plus being adorably gorg doesn't hurt either!! :)

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  9. I'm doing the Electric Run this year -- at night! with glow sticks! and a DJ! Couldn't be more excited (and I'm also not really into running). Also, if your gym offers hip hop, I highly recommend it! Zumba's just not the same...

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  10. I love these testy-shirts, so funny! Love your new shoes too :)
    Ginny

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  11. I need to get some new workout gear - I have two pairs of running capris and a bunch of gross college tees...I think it's time I get some fun tops and shorts! I love those tanks you posted - so funny!!

    brynnash.blogspot.com

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  12. I think I need some of those tees in my life - I HAAAAAAAAATE running ... but I trudge through it, sometimes ...

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  13. You crack me up pretty lady! I was juuuuust finishing up a post about how I hate working out because of the sweat factor & that I have zero cute clothes to wear while doing it... you are a genius, those tanks are my everything!
    xx

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  14. Ok, that Etsy page is AMAZING. I've been wanting to get sassy workout tanks about working out for ages now. GETTING EVERY ONE OF THEM.

    Also, I used to just dress like a scrub to the gym. Until about 2 months ago, when I started investing in cute workout clothes. Makes me seriously at least 10x more excited to work out. Feeling cute, I mean. Just hit up TJ Maxx or Marshalls. They have tons of stuff for cheap@

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