Activewear Haul: Spiritual Gangster, Kohl’s, Lululemon + More

Activewear HaulHope everyone is enjoying the last day of their weekend! I just got back from a 10-mile training run and am now looking forward to a good ol’ Netflix binge.

Since I basically live in yoga pants and sports bras, I thought it’d be a fun monthly feature to highlight some of the activewear pieces and brands that I’m currently wearing on heavy rotation. I’ve also got a fun giveaway for you at the bottom of the post so that you can expand your own workout wardrobe. Kohl’s has a huge selection of panties to go with any pair of workout bottoms you choose and they’re giving one of you a $50 gift card!

Look 1

Sweaty Betty, Reebok, Nike and Frans

TANK | c/o Sweaty Betty – I feel a little silly wearing this tank because it says “California Girl” on the front and I’m about as East Coast as it gets, but I just adore the cut of the top so whateverrrrr.

BRA | Nike

LEGGINGS | c/o Reebok – Don’t you love it when you find an item of clothing at the bottom of your closet that you totally forgot about and instantly fall back in love?? I rediscovered these lightweight crops and have been wearing them a ton, pulling a pair of leg warmers on top while walking to and from the studio.

SNEAKERS | Nike Free Distance – I’ve switched my sneakers a couple times at the beginning of marathon training trying to find the perfect pair, and these are the winners. They have the lightweight, minimalist flexibility of the Nike Free line with the added cushioning needed for long distances. I love them!

HEADPHONES | Frends – These are a splurge for sure but I love them for traveling or getting around the city (I don’t workout in them). To me they’re like a piece of jewelry that plays music–best accessory!

Look 2

Spiritual Gangster, New Balance and Lululemon

TANK | Spiritual Gangster Elephants Tank c/o Shopbop

BRA | Crop Racerback c/o New Balance – This is technically a cropped shirt but I’ve been wearing it as a bra. Obsessed with the lace band and strap back detail.

LEGGINGS | Pace Tight c/o Lululemon

BRACELETS | c/o Stephie Chic

Look 3

ToeSox, Booty by Brabants, Fabletics, Reebok and Nike

TANK | Fabletics Twist Back – Last year, Fabletics had a long-sleeve version of this top which I loved but it always fell off my shoulders. The tank version has the thin piece of fabric holding the two sides together so it’s cute and functional.

BRA | Reebok

LEGGINGS | Booty by Brabants – These are my FOURTH pair of BBB leggings. Safe to say I’m obsessed. The texture is so comfortable and flattering. They’re one size fits all, so while I have seen women of all shapes and sizes rocking them, I will warn that when you bend over they can be a little see-through if you’re not petite. Doesn’t stop me from wearing a pair every single day but just throwing out the heads up. 😉

LEG WARMERS | Thigh Highs c/o ToeSox – I love how leg warmers look, but their function is what has made them a staple while teaching. Demoing moves on the hard floor at Btone bothers my knees and I’ve found having the leg warmers as extra padding makes it a million times better.

SNEAKERS | Nike Free Run 5

Win a $50 Kohl's Gift CardTo wear under my leggings, Kohl’s let me select some undies from their massive women’s selection. I can’t stand excess fabric and unflattering panty lines when I’m wearing tight pants/leggings so stuck to browsing their selection of thongs and went with the Maidenform Dream Lace-Trim in three colors. Kohl’s is actually having their semi-annual sale right now through 3/23 and if you use the code INTIMATES10 you’ll get $10 off an underwear order of $40+.

Kohl’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

In addition to their sale, Kohl’s generously supplied me with a gift card for one of you! To enter to win, leave a comment on this blog post telling me what piece and/or brand of activewear you’re currently wearing on heavy rotation. Use the widget below to record your entry.

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Good luck! I’ll pick a winner Wednesday night.


Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but Kohl’s did provide me with the $50 reader gift card as well as a gift of my own. Thanks, Kohl’s! Most product links throughout the post are affiliate. Thanks for your support! 🙂

Le Tote Review – My Second Delivery

Le Tote review pumpsandiron.comYou may remember I did a style post on Le Tote a while back that was sponsored by them. Well I loved the service and the clothes I got so much that I decided to try it again on my own dime last month. Whereas Stitch Fix is like a clothing shopping service, Le Tote is more like a clothing rental service, with the option to buy at a discount if you fall in love with an item. You wear the items as much as you want and return when you’re ready for a fresh selection, paying a fixed monthly rate ($54). I’m going to do it for at least another month and then see how I feel.

There were two items from my delivery that I ended up buying, so let’s start with those!

Octavia & Co. Fringe Bag ($46 — $36 via Le Tote)

I love this bag! Especially since it goes perfectly with my current favorite shoes (the fringe booties you’ve seen 400 times by now haha). I use it daily and knew I’d never want to return it. Buy!Le Tote review

Saint Grace Mock Neck High Low Dress ($92 — $68 via Le Tote)

I decided to keep this dress because it’s so versatile. I wore it out one night last weekend as pictured plus a white blazer. You could dress it down by pairing with a long cardigan and flats. You could add layers and tights for the colder months and wear it alone with some jewelry in the warmer months. I love it!Le Tote review Le Tote review

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress, scarf + fringe bag via Le Tote // Aldo fringe booties

I just sent back the other three items and am awaiting my next Le Tote delivery. I liked them all and wore all of them at least once, but I wasn’t in love and couldn’t see them being worn on heavy rotation like the other two. Let’s check those out …

Vince Camuto Animal Loop Scarf ($36 — $28 via Le Tote)

I actually would have kept this if I didn’t receive the gray blanket scarf shown in my last Stitch Fix post and the pictures a little further down in this post. The blanket scarf was more comfortable than this loop scarf and I don’t *need* two gray scarves.Le Tote review

Sam Edelman Plaid Tunic Button Down ($109 — $82 via Le Tote)

As cute as this is with something tied around your waist (or a belt), it’s not very flattering to the booty when it’s worn alone or with leggings. I do love the sheer upper back panel though–so cute! Le Tote review Le Tote review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Sam Edelman Tunic + Octavia & Co. fringe bag via Le Tote // Aldo fringe booties // Zara hat (old but similar here) // sweatshirt c/o ALALA (use code PUMPS15 for 15% off your purchase!)

Sam Edelman Back Collared Shirt ($109 — $82 via Le Tote)

I don’t know why I decided to photograph this shirt by wearing an outfit that completely covers it. One of my more logical decisions for sure. Since you can’t even see it (haha): It’s a gray button-up with a zipper that runs down the back. Super cute and I wore it a couple times throughout the month, but the material is a little scratchy so after a couple wears I felt fine sending it back. Le Tote review Le Tote review Le Tote review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Sam Edelman shirt and Octavia & Co. bag via Le Tote // blanket scarf via Stitch Fix // cardigan c/o Zara Terez (take 25% off with code nicole25) // Simply by Vera Wang leggings c/o Kohl’s (old but similar here) // Vans sneakers c/o DICK’s

Get $25 Off

If you sign up for Le Tote using my referral link, you’ll get $25 off (and I’ll get a $15 account credit). Woop woop!

Have you tried Le Tote? What do you think? I LOVE that you get an email before your tote is sent out that allows you to preview what you’re getting and swap out any items you don’t like.


December Stitch Fix Review

Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.comI got three awesome keepers in the Stitch Fix delivery I received last month so cue the faux fashion blogger pictures …

Adalia Striped Blanket Scarf by Echo ($38)

Not to get all Silence of the Lambs on you, but I want to sew this to my skin so that I never have to remove it from my body. I wanted a neutral oversized blanket scarf for this winter and Stitch Fix read my mind with this one. So cozy and warm!

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Pirie Cutout Tuxedo Vest by BRIXON IVY ($64)

I love the side cutout details on this vest! It can be easily dressed up for a fancier occasion or worn with casual basics.
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These. Pants. Stitch Fix Review

I feel like MC Hammer, Aladdin and a peacock had a weird ménage à trois and the result was these pants. So wrong, but so right. I bought them from a man selling trinkets on the beach in Costa Rica (I spotted different prints of them in all the gift shops, too) and Joe was actually so jealous of how fun and comfortable they looked that he bought himself a pair in a different color (I wish I was kidding). It’s flat out not OK at all when he wears them in public, but who am I to judge. Stitch Fix Review Stitch Fix Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | BRIXON IVY vest via Stitch Fix // Ronny Kobo Riji crop top c/o Shopbop (sold out but love this similar top) // pants from a beach stand in Costa Rica // Aldo fringe booties // fringe bag via Le Tote (<– get $25 off your first tote with that referral link!) // Stephie Chic, Lokai & Alex + Ani bracelets

Tinna Pocket Detail Open Cardigan by RD Style ($68)

My entire closet is black, white and gray clothing so I was pumped when I saw this forced color in my fix. Burgundy is a great cold-weather color and I’ve been wearing this cardigan on heavy rotation since it arrived.

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OUTFIT DETAILS | Sweater, scarf + jeans from Stitch Fix // Aldo fringe booties  // Stephie Chic, Lokai & Alex + Ani bracelets

Items I Returned

I sent back a nude colored sweater that was cute but I already own something similar. Now that I’ve used up all my Stitch Fix credit and have to pay for these with real money, gone are the days of YOLO’ing my fixes (haha). I also sent back a black dress. This was the only definite “nope” for me. Just not my style and fit a little too big. It’s a dress I’d wear to an office Christmas party but I don’t see many of those in my future. 😉

Stitch Fix Gift Cards

I know the holidays are over, but next time you have to buy a gift for a fashion lover in your life, keep in mind that Stitch Fix offers gift cards. It’s kinda perfect if you think about it. Instead of guessing what they’d like, let them create a style profile with SF and have one of their stylists choose an array of clothes from which to shop.

Have you gotten any good fixes recently? Which of the three items I kept would you have wanted as well?