Friday, June 28, 2013

A Gym Coverup

Remember how I wrote about workout pants not so long ago? Well, once you've found those, and maybe a workout top (fodder for another post), what else? I don't feel comfortable always wearing my formfitting gym clothes out and about but I also don't always want to bother with bringing a change of clothes if I only have to run an errand or especially if I'm just coming home. SO I've been looking for the right light layer to wear over it, the key is light - no sweatshirts when it's 90 degrees out thank you very much. I also really like the tops they sell where I work out but um, over $100 for a glorified sweatshirt? No thanks.

Then I found this -

Athleta Vista Dolman Sweater

It's so cute, comes in nice colors like the bright pink above, or this calming cream -

Athleta Vista Dolman Sweater

 It's not cheap, but that's ok as long as it holds up and works it's coverup magic through the summer and fall. Then I don't have to feel like I'm letting it all hang out, as it were, on my way to and from the gym. I'm sure other women out there can relate.

It's from Athleta so there is free shipping and returns, defnitely worth a try!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The perfect shirt?

I wanted a light top to provide a little coverage for casual days with the kids, going to the park, taking walks, etc. I thought a light chambray would be great. With the right shirt I could also tuck it into a skirt and wear it a little more dressed up. I was really surprised to find a great option at Old Navy of all places so it's inexpensive enough to buy a few of (important for all those "special" kid moments), and bonus points for working well as a nursing top!

Old Navy Womens Chambray Tab Sleeve Tops

I bought the dark color and this lighter one as well -

Old Navy Womens Chambray Tab Sleeve Tops

One more selling point, it's long enough to wear with leggings or skinny jeans. The holy grail of shirts? Long, light, nursing access, neutral color, cheap, washable, hmm. You decide!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Baby Steps (and Socks)

I'm not sure how this always happens, one day I'm determined to blog regularly again, and then suddenly a month has gone by since my last post. I wasn't sure how to get back into it, but it had to happen, I thought I'd do it with something cute I've been eyeing for a while now -

Vintage Girl Sock

and wait, there's more -
Baby Sailor Sock Set - Girls

They are so cute, and I used to think so unnecessary, but actually Allegra wears her socks each day so we go through them quickly (faster if she chews on them and they end up very wet!) These make a fantastic gift.

Happy Monday!