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Shopping is My Cardio

You would be proud of me.  Even though shopping WAS my cardio on Saturday morning, the downtown Y with Shane was my cardio that night.  Since I set my goals a couple of weeks ago, I have worked out 4 times both weeks.  Now I’m ready to step it up to 5 times a week.  It feels so great to be back in the gym doing abwork and lifting weights.  Now I’m ready to do a little outdoors running if this nice weather will stay for a little while.  Okay, now back to the shopping part.  I recently discovered Whitney from Shop W.O.W on Instagram.  She has a great selection of items, all at great prices.  I fell in love with quite a few pieces, but this sweatshirt I’m wearing today being my favorite.  It definitely summed up my workouts in 2013.  = )  I did a little shopping during the day, so this sweatshirt was perfect to wear while out and about.  When I shop, I dress completely different than how I dress the other 99% of the time.  No high heels, no skirts.  It is all about comfort and speed.  That meant my new Lily’s metallic slippers and my Olivia & Joy crossbody (it’s two-toned; you can wear it on either side, it’s 25% off and each side has a zippered pouch!)  I did make sure to add a statement with my new Tractr ombre jeans.  Aren’t they amazing?!  What is better than a blue pair of pants?  Blue ombre pants.  = )  What did you do this past weekend?  Shopping or did you hit the gym?  How are your goals (or resolutions) for 2014 going so far?
I want to introduce you to Christine from LifeWith A Side Of Coffee.  She is a very recent graduate who is starting her career
and just trying to make a place for herself in this big ol’ world.  She lives in
Chicago and loves anything a twenty-something would love: finding new places to
eat, drinking wine with friends, sitting in coffee shops reading books,
cooking, shopping, spending time with the people she cares about and so much more.  She is just living her life and blogging in the process about everything from
celebrities to recipes, TV shows and new music she’s found.  She believes all you
need to get by in life is a cup of coffee and a glass of wine.  How could you not love her?!  make sure you stop by and say hell oto Christine!
With outfits this fabulous, I know you will also want to check out one of my other sponsors, Jewel from Style Optimist.  Style optimist is a life and personal style blog.  Besides documenting her amazing outfits and cultivating her personal style, she loves having fun with her outfits and reworking them to make new outfits (a girl after my own heart!)  Her goal is really to inspire her readers and let them know that they can shop in their closets while getting the most out of their wardrobe.  Make sure you stop by and say hello to Jewel!
Linking up with Sharon, Erin, Tara and Agi.
  1. Dying over that sweater and the (borrowed from mom) sourcing of the pants. So fun!


  2. My kind of workout! You look great as usual!

    Have a great day! xo, Erica

  3. That is a great sweatshirt!
    xo, Lee

  4. Ombre jeans!!! I need some haha!

  5. Love this look! That sweater is adorable! Love your style girl! Thanks for the fashion inspiration! 🙂

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  6. This is my type of cardio, too! How cute

  7. cute jeans! love them!
    ladies in navy

  8. Great job on going to the gym on a consistent basis! Did you run your marathon already?


  9. I need this sweater! ha!

  10. I eat, live and breathe this statement.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  11. I SO want that sweatshirt since it's true, haha! Thanks for linking up!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. Perfect sweatshirt! I love the pops of green too! So cute!

    Danielle xx

  13. Love it!!!!!!!!! Perfect 🙂


  14. what a cute shirt! and i'm exhausted after shopping, so i'm sure i'm burning some calories 🙂
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  15. Love that necklace!

  16. That's such a cute sweatshirt with a great pop of color in the bag. Great look 🙂
    the way to my Hart

  17. That sweatshirt is AWESOME!


  18. That sweatshirt is PERFECT! Great outfit 🙂

  19. Love the sweater I got same saying from target but its this blue and after I washed it, it got killed did not wash well at all so may have to get one from them because theres is a lot nicer

  20. I'm still in shock that you have worn pants for the past 3 posts 😉 This sweatshirt is SO you!!


  21. That is the most perfect sweatshirt ever. Because it's true. (for me anyway.)
    Chic on the Cheap

  22. This sweatshirt = truth!!


  23. Too cute! On weekends, after going out to eat, shopping IS my cardio haha I love walking and walking and walking. I've also been working out 5 days a week since the new year began! Go us 🙂

  24. Ombre jeans?! a-freaking-mazing!

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