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 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:
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