Daily Covet: Winter Flurries

We have had the craziest weather here in Middle America this year. It was kind of a cold spring until rain ruined half our allotted summer pool days. And this week, a fairly big snow complete with frigid winds and single digit temperatures showed up. In early November. Grrrrr…. or should I say Brrrrrr?

Since I canceled my gym membership recently for lack of “attendance,” I have taken to working out outside when I do fit it into my routine. However, I have always stood by the fact that cute workout clothes and new running shoes are enough motivation for me to get my butt back into the groove.

What better inspiration is there than this base layer Flurry Ombre set from Athleta? I love how cozy it looks and how cool the flurried pattern is. It’s also sassy enough to wear without layers aprés ski or peeking out of your winter parka when you’re on the run!

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photo from Athleta.com

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Daily Covet: Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capri

Happy New Year bloggy friends! I hope this year brings you much joy, peace and prosperity!

I know this is so cliché, but for the New Year, I’m going to covet fabulous new workout clothes.

I find that new clothes and new running shoes have a way of keeping me motivated to stick to my New Year’s workout routine. At least for a few weeks.

These Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capris are just such the pants to keep me on the treadmill or in my PiYo class (I’ve dubbed this “living hell in the gym”) just a little longer.

Contrary to popular belief, the horizontal stripes can actually be quite flattering. So hopefully they’ll make my butt look good enough to wear when running errands after I’ve stopped wearing them to run on the treadmill.

Cheers!

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Daily Covet: Athleta Fall Dressing

Seriously, is it fall yet?

I’m ready.  My wardrobe is in limbo.  I wear a ton of linen, and it’s much too late (early?) to be wearing linen.  I have wool trousers, my favorite denim shirt and a velvet hacking jacket just screaming my name.

So, it’s no wonder that I am falling in love with this trés adorable dress from Athleta.  The material is presumably comfy and cozy.  The off-center and exposed zipper is trés chic.  And the draped collar/hood is trés unique.  That means I am wanting it trés beaucoup!

What can I say?  I’m in a dress-loving daze!

Wear it with leggings, knee high boots or tights…  I’m not picky, I just want to wear it!

Daily Covet: Black double side-tie bikini bottoms

I have this black bikini from my pre-baby days that I adore, even though the top got a little skimpy post baby.

I still love the bottoms, but bought a replacement top with more coverage, and have mixed separates that I also like to mix and match.

With that said, the bottoms have become a little played out… the elastic is losing it’s elasticity. The strings on the sides are starting to poke through their black fabric covering.  And the once shiny, black material is losing its luster.

So I am on the hunt for a new pair of side tie bikini bottoms that will fit me, whether I am wearing a halter-style top, a tankini or other separates that I feel like throwing on that day.  Here are a few I’ve found so far… but fit, fit, fit will be the key.

I hope I can replace them!

Notsostring Bottom, Athleta.com $42

Women’s Mix & Match String Bikini Bottoms, oldnavy.com $12.50

Beach Sexy® Double String Bottom, victoriassecret.com $18

Ralph Lauren Blue Label – Side Tie Bikini Bottom, saksfifthavenue.com, sale $30

tie bikini, gap.com $33

Freya Swim Cha Cha Rio Tie Side Crochet Bikini Brief,
figleaves.com $40