Fitness Style Picks: Wear White after Labor Day

fitness style picks: white after labor day 1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Mesh hooded jacket • adidas by Stella McCartney • $212.00
2. Nike Tailwind Loose Women’s Running Tank Top • Nike • $34.97
3. Powerhouse Tank • Athleta • $49.00
4. Champion® Training Gear Powered All Out Support Full Figure Sport Bra • Champion • $46.00
5. Nike Club Tie Asymmetric Tee • Nike • $30.00
6. ADIDAS ORIGINALS T-shirts • adidas • $26.00
7. T by Alexander Wang Jersey sports bra • Alexander Wang • $58.50
8. Wildfox Lover Bottoms Cropped Morning Sweats • Wildfox Couture • $74.20
9. Women’s Flyknit Lunar2 Running Shoes • Nike • $79.98–149.99
10. Pink Lotus Drawstring WST Sweatpant • Pink Lotus • $26.99
11. adidas by Sella McCarney Sudio Mesh Hoodie M60725 Women’s Sweashir • adidas by Stella McCartney • $200.00
12. Nike Tech Cape Women’s Cape • Nike • $130.00
13. Champion The Zip Wire-Free Racerback Sports Bra • Champion • $42.00
14. OLYMPIA Activewear Corfu Shirt • $70.00
15. MSGM pleated track pants • MSGM • $329.60 

The “no white after Labor Day” rule holds about as much weight as Pluto’s ranking as a planet these days. You can wear white all year round—and that includes to the gym. I’ve rounded up some cute white pieces of athletic wear and athletic-look wear (the stuff that looks sporty, but wouldn’t actually hold up in a workout). Most are reasonably priced or even steals, but I threw in a couple splurge items as well because, hey, a girl can dream.

Hope you all had a great long Labor Day weekend! Mine was super relaxing—9+ hours of sleep each night, lounging by the pool, naps, a few good workouts. It was just what the doctor ordered!


My Second Stitch Fix (Review)

Stitch Fix Review (my second fix)When I got back from the Stitch Fix & LUNA Vacay in June, I was all amped up to schedule another Fix. For those of you who may have missed those posts, there are recaps of the trip here, here & here and a review of my first Stitch Fix here.

As a little refresher, Stitch Fix is essentially an online styling service. You take a survey to help define your personal style (also making a fashion/style Pinterest board is a huge help with this!), and then get five items shipped to you, handpicked by a stylist. You keep the clothes/accessories you want, return the ones you don’t, and get a 25% discount off the entire purchase if you keep all five items. I kept two of the five items in my first fix, but this time around kept all five! Let’s get into some gratuitous selfies and check out what I got this month…

Ellison Leopard Print Cardigan = KEEPER

leopard-cardiganThis is easily my favorite item from my Fix! I need more cardigans, and I love the leopard print. The material is lightweight, so I can wear it throughout the summer, and I know it’ll be a regular wear throughout the fall as well. And the long length is great because I’ll be able to wear it with leggings and yoga pants on those lazy cold-weather days when I don’t feel like putting on real pants (in other words, every day December through February).

Laila Jayde Striped Pocket Tee = KEEPER

striped-pocket-teeThis is a prime example of something I would probably never buy if out shopping on my own, but need more of in my closet. It’s simple, but something I know I’ll wear a ton. And it can even be dressed up—I’m thinking black skinny jeans, pumps and a blazer for a dressed-up laidback look.

Kut from the Kloth Distressed Boyfriend Jean Shorts = KEEPER

distressed-boyfriend-shortsStitch Fix is now batting .400 when it comes to finding bottoms that fit me—I’m impressed! I love distressed denim, and don’t have any other shorts this length in my closet, so these are a fun new addition to the wardrobe. And the back pockets are cute!

Tart Maxi Dress = KEEPER

tart-tie-dye-maxi-dressI’m really into articles of clothing that don’t require me to wear a bra so this was a no-brainer. Fun, summery print = check. Trendy maxi length = check. Tight enough up top to go braless = CHECK.

Beaded Bib Necklace = STRATEGIC KEEPER

beaded-bib-necklaceLike I mentioned above, you get 25% off your order if you keep all five items, so I actually saved money by keeping this necklace. If that weren’t the case, I probably would have returned it. It’s just not quite my style. I like more “masculine” jewelry (if that makes any sense?)—metals, stones, etc. That being said, it’s already growing on me—so pretty!

Stitch Fix Review (my second fix)

What do you think of my second Stitch Fix? Which items would you have kept?

The links to Stitch Fix in this post are my personal referral link. If you decide to try it out, I get a $25 credit. You get your own personal link once you sign up!


Fitness Style Picks: Neutral Muscle Tanks

Fitness Style Picks: Neutral Muscle Tanks1. Tied Up Tank • Nasty Gal • $28.00
2. Don’t Stop Get It Get It Muscle Tank • Style Stalker • $49.00
3. Sorry I’m Not Sorry Ms. Jackson Tank • Nasty Gal • $55.00
4. Selfie Tank • Nasty Gal • $42.00
5. Just Do It Signal Tank • Nike • $35.00
6. Billabong Awesome Saucez Muscle Tank • Billabong • $24.00
7. Gray Cutaway Tank • Nasty Gal • $28.00
8. Spiritual Gangster Live in the Sunshine Tank • $48.00
9. Graphic Muscle Tank – Heart Flag • Express • $29.90
10. FOREVER 21 Baad Sheep Muscle Tank • Forever 21 • $12.80
11. WILDFOX Tank – American Lips Cassidy • Wildfox Couture • $59.00
12. The Laundry Room Trust No 1 Tank • $60.00
13. CHRLDR Muscle Tank – Let’s Get Physical • $54.00

My go-to workout getup is a muscle tank with low-cut arm holes showing a hint of my sports bra underneath and a fun pair of leggings. I love that muscle tanks are loose and flowy enough to be comfortable while working out, but also show off a hint of skin—and those guns! (Not that I have “guns,” but hey, I am getting a little better at push-ups…). And I don’t just work out in muscle tanks—I love wearing them during the day and out at night, too! Maybe I’m just going through a tomboy phase, but I think a muscle tank with lacey bralet underneath, tucked into a pair of ripped shorts with some fun shoes is the perfect summer outfit. 

Since I like to keep things funky below the belt—relax, perverts, I’m talking about my leggings—neutrals on top are best. I’ve rounded up a few fun, neutral muscle tanks that can play double duty as a workout top or everyday closet staple. Some are stupid (“BAAD” with a sheep), but c’mon…kinda funny, right?

You can shop the tanks below:

What’s your go-to workout outfit?