Outfits + Fitness Recap 11/13/15

Ooh, it's Friday the 13th! When I typed that I realized I have no idea how all the superstition around this day originated, so I looked up this article on Wikipedia. My mind is blown by that 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. are affected by the fear of this date and $800 to $900 million is lost in business on this day. I had no idea people took it so seriously! Luckily I am not afflicted with triskaidekaphobia so I'm carrying on with my outfit and fitness recap just like any other Friday.

Outfit Recap:
Jacket: Express (currently 40% off) / Cami: Express "Berry" / Necklace: ExpressJeans: Express / Boots: Express / Ring: Express / Bag: Tory Burch (Similar)

Jacket: Express / Cami: Express / Jeans: Express / Booties: Target (Similar) / Necklace: CCO (Similar) / Bracelets: LOFT + LOFT

Sweater: Fox (Identical but $$) / Tank: Target / Jeans: Nordstrom (Similar) / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Booties: Express /  Ring: Kendra Scott / Bag: Amazon / Nails: Essie "Haute Tub"

Tee: Express "Currant" / Necklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Jeans: Nordstrom / Booties: Express / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: Sage K & Co / Bag: Amazon / Nails: Essie "Bahama Mama"

Front View:
If you'd like to see or Pin any of these front-view outfits individually (vs. the collage) please make your way over to This Page with my outfit singles.

Sweater + Outerwear Sale
I remember complaining maybe about a month ago with a friend on Instagram that Express hadn't been having as many good sales or coupon codes as they once did. Now I'm wondering if they spied on that conversation because now the pendulum has swung the other way. It's almost a case of "be careful what you wish for" because every week there's been a great sale on something that's too good to pass up!

This week sweaters, outerwear and handbags are all 40% off. Here are a few of my current favorites that are included in the sale:

I ordered two items from the sale:

First, the Marl Zip Back Hi-Lo Sweater:

I saw this in store but they didn't have my size so I didn't bother trying it on. In person the color was a warmer beige which is a plus for my skintone, although I'm not sure if I'm going to like the fit. I thought the zip back detail was fun though so it's worth a shot.

Second the Rock Glitter Fold Over Convertible Clutch:

This looks perfect for date night, especially with the holidays coming up. It also comes in black with black glitter, but I already have a black evening bag so I went for this version.

Fitness Recap:

Here's a look at the workouts I did this week, with my weight training based around this three-workout DVD:

Saturday: Kickboxing + Martial Arts Class (2 hours)
Sunday: Dance Class (One hour)
Monday: Amy Bento Slo Mo Legs (Amazon)
Tuesday: Dance practice + Cathe Lean Legs & Abs, Abs Segment (Amazon)
Wednesday: Amy Bento Slo Mo Chest, Biceps, Triceps (Amazon)
Thursday: Dance practice
Friday: Amy Bento Slo Mo Back, Shoulders (Amazon)

Notes and Modifications:
In the weight training series I did this week, Amy frequently uses a barbell. As I mentioned last week I don't own a barbell and plates, but it was very easy to do every exercise (except one!) with dumbbells. The only one I can't do at all with dumbbells is a hamstring curl with the barbell in a vertical position. So I substitute hamstring roll-ins on a stability ball, as shown in this video.

Also, you might notice I did some extra dance practice sessions on my own this week. I have to prepare a solo for my dance class this coming Sunday and it's been more time consuming and difficult than I expected! Well...I actually don't have to do it but I want to because some of us students may get to perform our solos in an upcoming show (in March), so this feels kind of like an audition. And I have to admit I really want mine to be "good enough" for the show so I'm doing my best to at least get it done and ready for Sunday.

Snapchat: For the Birds
I haven't been keeping up with my Snapchat trends feature because I decided I don't want to be committed to watching enough Snap Stories every week to establish the trends! It's time consuming enough for me to keep up with a blog and Instagram, so I want to keep Snapchat as a no-commitment, no-stress, all-fun social media. As far as what I'm sharing, I'm not sure I can post anything more exciting than me vs. the bird in my house yesterday so it's all going downhill from here!

* * *

Thanks for reading today and don't forget to enter this giveaway if you haven't yet!

Shop the Post:

Linking up with:
Friday: ErikaAndrea and Narci /JoLynne / Katie / Megan / Lindsey



  1. loved your outfits this week, I wish express had the minus the leather jacket in camel. I've been really busy this so no shopping which is probably a good thing lol.


  2. Your bird snaps cracked me up!! My mom has a huge fear of birds so she would have cried If that happened. My best friend was born on Friday the 13th so I don't believe in the superstitions either! She seems fine to me :)

  3. I love the currant color top! That rock glitter clutch is so cute! Good luck with your dance solo this weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  4. Oh no! You had a bird in your house? Yikes. That glitter bag is really pretty and the perfect size. All of these sales are killing me! I need to shift focus to gift buying. Have a great weekend!

  5. That clutch is great! It's an awesome budget option for my little Kate spade pouch I got as a bridesmaids gift and even more versatile bc of the strap! I haven't ordered anything with this round of sales yet but I did finally get some non ankle zip white skinnies during the BOGO 1/2 off sale! Also! Funny that you said that about Friday the 13th. My friend texted me and reminded me I was flying on this day since my flight got pushed a day out. I told her that we also stayed in a haunted hotel on Halloween weekend. So. :)
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  6. I love how you posted all of these! That Express cami is so pretty.


  7. You are kidding me with those Friday the 13th stats?! How strange. Love your distressed denim. I've really been on the hunt for the right pair lately. I always love Expresses sweaters too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. AMazing looks Gina - hope you could join the giveaway I’ll be hosting for Sunglasses Shop next week where a pair of Ray-Ban will go the lucky winner!


  9. That clutch is gorgeous and gets all the heart eye emojis! And loving that striped top, perfection as per usual <3

    Green Fashionista

  10. Wow - I can't believe there is that much business lost on that day - that is crazy. My favorite looks are #1 and 3 - but you look great in all of them, Gina. Your #ootd pictures are so clean and polished.

    Daily Style Finds

  11. That bird war was by far my favorite thing I've ever seen on anyone's snapchat! So hysterical! I'm sure it wasn't for you though, poor babe. At least the neighbor helped! And I'm so tempted by the leather jacket but I need a medium and it's too long on me. Caryl says the small fits her arm length perfectly, but the small is too tight on me. Such a bummer! I may go again this weekend to try it on once more though ;)

  12. I just had an operation so i’ve slept for literally three weeks and i’m having so much fun catching up on your content!! xxx

    Pink Sleep In roller Review

  13. I had never heard of triskaidekaphobia and really had no idea that so many people were that affected. Amazing. I'm glad you're not affected. I have CTX and that Lean Legs is a tough one. I'm also impressed that you're performance dancing. Will you snapchat that? I have to admit, I haven't even looked at snapchat. Like you, I have enough trouble keeping up with Instagram.

    1. I have occasionally put some dress rehearsal stuff of other performers on snapchat but in my classes the etiquette is that we don't take video while practicing, and our teacher is kind of strict about not wanting her choreography put online prior to any shows because I guess sometimes people copy/steal it. So you haven't missed any of my dancing yet, but you aren't missing much. :) I'm very amateur.

  14. That 40% sale sounds great, I fell in love with a plaid blazer last time I was there but I'm definitely not ready to pay the price for it. Waiting for it to go on sale! Love your looks this week lady!


  15. Two of your cami I so want to get. The feather one and the berry color one. I also love the clutch here, so pretty.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  16. Love your outfits! You obviously have great style!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  17. woah. i had no idea people were so scared of friday the 13th. we flew on that day, lol. i was supposed to be born on friday the 13th but my father took my mum to the hospital the day before and demanded i was born on the 12th instead, lol. thank goodness i cooperated ;)
    i swear express reads your blog ;)


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I sincerely appreciate each and every one and always do my best to answer questions promptly!