Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweater Me

Dressing for the cold weather is a work in progress. I still am figuring it out over here...
Sweater, H&M. Pants, H&M. Boots, Kurt Geiger (UK brand)

H&M is hit or miss with me, but I've gotten some fantastic and really affordable pieces there this season. 
Black Cords, AG Jeans. Tank, Target. Sweater, H&M. Bracelet, Links of London. 

I never knew the ingenuity of corduroy pants* until I moved to Chicago. Corduroy pants are approximately 3x as warm as jeans. *Side note about cords....I was teased about wearing cords in 6th grade because someone said that when I wore them, my chubby thighs rubbed together and made a sound (enter impersonation of that person making a sound of corduroy fabric rubbing together). Needless to say, that made me deathly afraid and self-conscious about wearing the fabric for the past fifteen years. Childhood is really fun, right? 

Cashmere Turtle, TSE. Jeans, James Jeans. Boots, Tods. 
This week I had an impromptu girl date with a friend of a friend who I had never met. She was in Chicago for work, and in need of some female bonding....I obliged. Wine and girl talk? my fav. 

When I got the call, I was in yoga pants at my desk with dirty hair and a tight deadline. This outfit is not exciting or anything special, but it is something I can throw on without thought and feel comfortable and confident regardless of the venue. Dry shampoo, spin pins, and a shmear of make up and I was out the door in less than 15 minutes. 

Finally, the outfits that comprise the other 90% of my life (joking...kinda). 

1. normal-ish outfit for Zumba
2. homemade shirt made from this recipe. I don't know where things went wrong, but the neckhole rides up big time and when I run, it becomes a noose and exposes my stomach. I solved the problem with a creative fitbit as a clip to my sports bra and a tuck into my pants. Pin's the next big thing. 
3. Weird
4. Weirder.  (Until I arrive at FLYWHEEL and every second person is rocking the boots +workout capri look) 

Favorite sweater style? I am loving the off the shoulder sweaters this year, but I have plenty of v-necks and cardis
Ridiculous looking workout wear that you love despite the sideways stares?  Compression socks + running skirt. 


kelsey said...

ohhh where are you taking zumba?? i want to try!

Lindsay said...

Loving all the outfits! Especially the first two sweaters. They look so comfy.

Gingerfoxxx said...

I love off the shoulder! it helps balance my mutant body. I am cracking up at the boots/capris - i dress like that to walk the dog after i run sometimes, and always get looks :)

ilaxstudio said...

I love sweaters with cowlnecks! I am not sure why! I love your H&M ones. And your casual looks too :)

Katie @ Peace Love & Oats said...

Haha my compression socks/sleeves are most definitely my favorite, but they get the weirdest looks.

Jordan P said...

You're the cutest workout Barbie.

Sweaters aside, at the gym I go for as much neon as I can all the time. Can't stop won't stop.

Emma Ruth said...

I wear yoga pants, frye boots and a warm sweater to barre and yoga classes as of late. The classes seem to have a fashion competition

Sierra said...

workout barbie is the new lunchbox. Neon is the new black.

Sierra said...

I haven't even tried sleeves, but I can only imagine!

Sierra said...

I totally agree about off the shoulder. I feel like it hides so many sins and makes my butt look smaller.

Sierra said...

ENRGi fitness, I had a Gilt Deal and it was AMAZING!

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