How We Wore It: Summer Workout

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

If you are like me, you have every good intention of getting up early before the rest of your family and get in your workout.  I know I sure feel better when it's done and out of the way!

But if you are like me, some days it just doesn't happen.  On those days, I'd still like to work out, but with my little kids I know that my time to do so comes at unpredictable times and lengths, especially in the summer when all three are home and are still young enough to need my almost-constant attention.  I try to give it my best shot though, and one way I set myself up for success is by getting dressed for the day in clothes that are cute, but can easily be worked out in as well.  That way, if I see my chance to get endorphins, I can take it right away and squeeze in a quick online workout.

This happened to me last week!  Bean got up quite a few times that night, and I plum-missed my alarm.  We had plans to go to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, so instead of bagging that or my workout, I sprung for both!  And luckily, I did get to do a little barre workout during nap time  and a long walk once my husband came home.

The inspiration for this summer workout outfit came from Looks For Lovelies. (Isn't she gorgeous?!)

Here's what I wore:

I know yoga pants aren't pants, but you guys--these ones from Athleta have pockets!  They are by definition pants, right? I saved up my Gap Rewards money to pay for them. But seriously, these are worth real money, not just rewards money.  They are thick without thickening up my legs, not see-through, have some structure to them, are high-waisted, and have the pockets I mentioned. I wear them all the time!

I teamed the leggings with two birthday purchases I made this month: a cheap Madewell T-shirt, and New Balance shoes.  (PS: I don't just buy things on sale, I buy them at 20-40% off clearance.)  I bought the shoes off clearance for $40 from J. Crew, so they aren't on the site anymore even three weeks later.  But Amazon has similar ones here and here, and other colors I like too.

Underneath the shirt, I layered one of my Fabletics tank workout tops (search for the "Mosa Tank"), just so a little pattern could peak out from under the tee.

Sidenote: I LOVE the Fabletics line.  After I had my third kid almost a year ago, I decided to actually get real work out clothes since mine were literally all holey cotton t-shirts and stretched out pants.  Everything I've gotten from them is top-notch, NEVER see-through, and long-lasting.  My friend who loves Lululemon says their leggings are just as good, and I took her advice.  You have to sign up for the VIP subscription to get the better pricing.  However, I've skipped every single month but two for over a year and a half, so there really is no pressure to buy an outfit every month.   And your first outfit is half off even the VIP pricing.  (It should be worth saying, none of this is sponsored.)

I wore this whole outfit again this week, and I'm sure a variation of it all summer long when I simply can't make my wake-up time!

This post is part of a series called How We Wore It, hosted by Diedre.  If you'd like to participate, see her blog to learn how.  Here is a list of other fantastic ladies who are participating as well, for your perusal:

Deidre from Deidre Emme
Ruth from My Little Nest
Jenn from What You Make It
Kiana from Glitter & Donuts
Jessica from Mason Jars and Lemon Bars
Alyssa from Pinsent Life
Sierra from Sierra's View
Madeline from CaseyLand
Riley from Riley Jo Blog
Samantha from The Samantha Show
Jen from Jam tart boutique
Beverly from What a Day
Brooklyn from Brooklyn Jolley
Amber from Amber Nicole blogs
Erica from Good Job Momma
Shelbie from 365 With RyGuy and I
Jenn from Give This Girl Coffee
Kelsi from Lovestrong
Justine from Little Dove
Chelsea from Tessa Marie


  1. Someday we need to go shopping together! We have the same mentality. 40% off the sale price always!!! Also, I love those pants. As soon as I can get them not full price ;)

    1. I think the blue are on sale right now!

  2. Great outfit! I love the floral band on the leggings! And nice job getting them for FREE!

    1. Thank you! The floral is actually a tank underneath--it's an illusion!

  3. I've never thought about using my GAP rewards for Athleta. So smart!!

  4. I love the floral! So cool! I have Old Navy rewards I need to use soon.....I didn't realize I could use them for Athleta!

    1. I know, right? I don't know why I'm obsessed with Athleta, but I am.

  5. Love the little pop of floral on the pants! SO fun. :)

    1. It's actually a tank under the shirt!

  6. I've wanted to try things from fabletics! Is it worth having to become a member? Love your outfit! And New Balance shoes are my favorite!

    1. I personally love them and think it's worth being a member, especially because you really don't have to buy something each month. I just put a reminder on my phone at the 1st every month to "skip" my month on Fabletics. I skip 9/10.

  7. Yes anything with pockets are pants, 100%! You do you girl! Love the colors! That teal looks so good on you! Love the cute little peek-a-boo of floral under it, nice touch! :) What a cute baby model too. <3

    1. So glad we can agree! Thanks for the compliments!

  8. leggings with pockets?! amazing! love your shoes too!

  9. I totally need those pants! So adorable!

  10. Saying hello from HWWI fellow blogger :)
    Leggings with pockets?! yes, please. I need!! You look great!


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