Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Early Morning Burpee Time.

I snapped this quick pic in my kid's bathroom (hence the toothbrushes) this morning after my bootcamp class. It was brutal!! I am still queasy from a stomach bug last week, and all of the up and down and jumping and running got me feeling, well , barfy. Not my best morning. 
But I feel better now! 
I wore my Skinny Groove crops, Cadet WAFS CRB, All Sport Bra in Inkwell/Flare, and also Beachscape BangBuster. 

April [snow] Showers

This is literally the winter that won't give up. After a few days of running in a tank top and shorts I thought that finally spring was here near the Windy City. Unfortunately I was wrong. Very wrong. Yesterday my run included clear skies, rain, sleet and snow. And I only went 4 miles so it's not like I was out for hours on end. It was awesome (sarcasm hopefully noted). I was not anticipating how cold it would get! 

I wore my black speed tights *cozy, black hyper stripe CRB and orange Lightened Up pullover I got on markdown a few weeks ago. I recently sold a similar pullover and kind of regretted it, but love this one so much more that it all worked out. It's lightweight, waterproof, an awesome color, and the cut from the front is so flattering! I'm not sure I would have paid full price for it, but I would totally recommend it if some of the newer colors go on markdown.

There are thoughts in the beginning stages of possibly running a full marathon in the fall. Any thoughts and tips would be much appreciated!! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Be Still.

I bought these Fatigue Still pants last week when they were marked down to $59, and I am so glad that I did! I always found the older style of Still pants too big- too much fabric, too stretchy, too shlumpy. These are so awesome in Full on Luon, and the fit is vastly improved. Too bad they are discontinued! I would grab a pair if you like to wear a more relaxed pant with a fitted tank for summer. I wore them today with a CRB and Heart Opener tank. 
P.S. These would be the most amazing maternity pants!! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Onzie! Review from Jels

I have seen Onzie on Anthropologie's and Nordstrom's websites, and they were so kind to mail both Mer and I an outfit to try out! Here is my review.

I chose the Capri Crop in Illusion print in size Large. The crops are so thin and silky, almost swim-like fabric. Although they are a print and thin, they aren't see thru! I wonder if I could have sized down, as the waistband was a little on the looser size. For me, I'd prefer a higher rise, as these were a little low and, truth be told, I do not have a flat belly. So it would totally work for those who enjoy a lower rise waist. The colors are super saturated and very unique. I did see a girl wearing these crops when I was down at the harbor this weekend, and they looked super cute on her! So it looks like people are taking notice of Onzie's awesome patterns and unique color combos.

For the top I chose the All In One Tank in Cali Palm/Black, also size large. The waistband is soooooo comfortable, and I love this print! The straps are small, so with my 36DD chest they started to dig in a little after while. But that is true for all skinny straps on me, not these in particular. This top would be awesome for hot weather, hot classes, or anytime when you want to feel the breeze while not baring it all.

The folks at Onzie also included their Elastic Tank Top, which is a One size Fits All piece, and both Mer and I are going to show you how it fit on our very different body types. I wore their Criss Cross Bra in Grateful Tie Dye underneath, and this pattern might be my favorite one in their collection! Love the faded turquoise and greyish purple, and it looks awesome peeking out from under most anything. As far as bras go, I'll be sticking to non-bouncy activities in it, as it's less support than I need for gym. The tank top feels like wearing nothing, and I love the giant elastic racerback! For me, the fit was looser in the underarm, as my chest filled out the looser parts in the front. I think it would look awesome on someone with a slightly smaller chest than me, as I love the drape on the models featured on their site.

All in all, Onzie is offering some very colorful and unique pieces, and I LOVE that it's all made here in the U.S.! Amazing. I love that someone a few counties south sewed these pieces. Pretty sure you're all gonna be seeing a lot of girls around town rocking these prints, cause we all want to wear fun clothes to sweat in! Thank you so much to Onzie for allowing us to try their brand out and share it with you.

Roll down Wunder Under crops

It's my first day back from vacation and it is brutal. Not a lot of sleep plus missing everyone back in Cali makes for an emotional roller coaster. When I woke up I just wanted to be cozy. So I decided to keep the blue cotton Wunder Unders with the roll down waistband. They are soooo comfortable! Def a little on the pricey side, but given the level of comfort they bring, plus the fact that WUs are a staple in my wardrobe, I can justify keeping them if I can sell a few more items. I bought my TTS and they fit great. Relaxed enough to be comfortable, but tight enough to give support and structure. Also, the color is amazing. 

I am also wearing my cadet LS swiftly, but that quickly came off and was replaced with my dark grey heart opener tank. I also threw on my transformation wrap and black stripe vinyasa as a light outer layer for the chilled morning.

Monday, April 7, 2014


When boys are up at 4:30 and ready to run around for the day, getting doughnuts and taking them to the beach is a win win for everyone. It was a little on the chilly side, so my track attack jacket and vinyasa were perfect to layer over a swiftly and camo crb. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mer-i-cal Week!

We've been having such an amazing week with Mer here in Cali! Beaches, playtime, food time, it's been aweseome. Today we found so many pieces of sea glass, and she was so kind to snap a picture of my outfit. I had my Cadet WAFS CRB, Splendid thermal, Skinny Groove crops, and After Asana Hoody. I love this hoody! It's so flattering, and the thin French Terry is perfect for where I love. I think it's so perfect for a basic layering piece. I'm banking on this one being a workhorse in my wardrobe.