An (Ath)leisurely Day | Seersucker Sass

Monday, February 1, 2016

An (Ath)leisurely Day

This Christmas, my stocking was full of athleisure goodies - fun sports bras, patterned yoga capris, and colorful running shorts.  I was so excited and asked her if she knew that getting in better shape was on my New Year's Resolutions.  "No, I just know that you like to dress like you've been at the gym when you haven't."  Thanks mom!

But in all reality, I do like dressing like I've been at the gym.  I spend all week wearing business casual to business professional attire and clicking around in heels.  Weekends are for relaxing.  But given the nature of my job and the small size of my community, I still like to look put together, even if I'm just taking the dog for a walk, because you never know who you might see!

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous, so my boyfriend and I took Franny for a couple of long walks so that we could all get a little exercise!  I love this wrap sweater from Aerie.  I had a really similar one when I was in ballet.  I love that it's light, and because of the wrap styling, you can decide just how loose or tight you like it.  (For reference, I'm wearing a size large wrap sweater in these photos because I wanted looseness in the arms, but it still tapers to my waist.) 

Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans

Wrap Sweater:  Aerie  •  Top:  New Balance (old, similar found here)  •  Yoga Capris:  New Balance (old, similar found here)  •  Sneakers:  Vans  •  Sunglasses:  Ditto Endless Eyewear  (similar here for $12!)


Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans


Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans


Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans


Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans


Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans

Atheisure fashion - yoga pants, wrap sweater, and vans

After a long walk with Franny, it was decided that we had earned a treat from our favorite little ice cream shop downtown. And after Sunday's long walk, we treated ourselves to dinner from Pal's.  We totally have this working out thing figured out right ;)  

Happy Monday, y'all!  How was your weekend?  Are you loving the athleisure trend?
(If so, I've linked some of my athleisure favorites for you at the bottom of this post!)



PS - If you're wondering how lazy my style is, here is my favorite fashion hack.  If you look like complete and total hell, put on tennis shoes and gym clothes and throw your hair back.  Voila, now people think you look so rough because you had a ridiculously hard workout.  I'm ashamed to admit how many times I have done this since graduating high school, and that is totally why athleisure is my favorite!



21 comments:

  1. Such a cute athletic look! I need that wrap sweater. x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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  2. I love the athleisure trend considering leggings are my second skin! I love finding cute pullovers and workout tops that double as a Target-browsing outfit or even a laidback lunch date! That wrap sweater is the cutest...definitely reminds me of my ballet days!

    X,
    cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

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  3. your dog is so cute! I love following you on snapchat:)

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  4. Haha aren't moms the best? Love that you're getting out there and being active even in the winter!

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  5. I saw that sweater at aerie and totally wanted it myself, it looks adorable on you! I don't usually love the athletic leisure look but you make it look so cute! Maybe you're changing my mind!

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  6. I feel like I have been slowing adapting to the athleisure look since being in college. This is such a cute and comfy outfit for everyday!

    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  7. I love this because I did a whole report in one of my college classes on the athleisure trend! But you're actually doing athletic activities! And looking cute
    xoxo

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  8. Oh gosh, you look so cute!!

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels
    http://www.hmsjewels.com

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  9. Love that wrap shirt!! Such a cute style, I love wearing leggings everywhere. My favorite are from Zella and their name is live-in leggings and the name fits because I literally live in them. Looks like it was a nice and sunny weekend!

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  10. Ahh my love-hate relationship with athleisure. I love it because the pieces can be so cute and comfy, but I hate how much money I'm tempted to spend on it sometimes!

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  11. I've been looking for something like that wrap sweater for a long time - love that it's grey!

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  12. I live by your fashion hack! I went to class today in a pullover, yoga pants and tennis shoes, and while I look like the hot mess express, no one knows that I didn't workout beforehand! Also, Franny is precious!

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  13. Your dog is adorable! I love your wrap sweater, it reminds me of the black one I used to wear to ballet class.

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  14. Yoga pants are my favorite. Nothing beats yoga pants and a comfy sweater.

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  15. You are seriously so adorable! I love those shots with Frannie, and I totally agree with you-food is the perfect reward for a long, hard walk ;)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  16. I absolutely adore that top! It kind of reminds me of ballet days when I was little! France and you look spectacular! I love these photos.

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  17. You look great! Love the sweater- I need something like that. Your mom is one smart lady! :)

    Also, I'm loving your tip! I've never really thought about that, but what do other people know if they weren't at the gym too!

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  18. Love the athleisure look! I have done your fashion hack way too many times!

    HashtagFabLife

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  19. I love the wrap sweater! It's casual but so much more elegant!
    Shaguna
    gold&hearts

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