Similar) / Top: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Jeans: Nordstrom (Similar) / Boots: Express (Similar) / Nails: Chanel "Taboo" (gift)
Express / Cami: Express / Jeans: Express / Booties: Express (Similar) / Necklace: Express / Ring: c/o Kendra Scott / Bag: Amazon
Express / Tee: Gap / Jeans: Express / Necklace: Express / Boots: Target (Similar) / Bag: Amazon / Ring: Rebecca Minkoff (gift)
Maurice's ($20!) / Tee: Gap / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Booties: Express (Similar) / Bag: Amazon
Just a couple of notes I wanted to share on this last outfit.
1) I was totally unfamiliar with Maurice's sizing (we don't have that store here) prior to ordering this jacket . I am wearing an XS here, which is what I normally wear in Express jackets. I do think it's just a big more snug than most of my Express jackets, so zipping it up would not be an option. But since I don't zip my jackets anyway I didn't mind that. It's also pretty stretchy so that helps with arm mobility despite it being a bit snug.
2) The length on this Gap tee is fantastic for leggings and it comes in several other color and stripe options. But I have to warn you that it wrinkles so easily. I'm still keeping my eyes out for one that doesn't require ironing, because ironing a t-shirt doesn't seem like a good use of my time.
For individual versions of these front-view pics go here.
Here's a quick recap of the workouts I've done since last Friday.
Saturday: Cardio Kickboxing + Martial Arts (Local Studio)
Sunday: Dance Class (Local Studio)
Monday: Legs - Cathe STS Meso 2 Week 4
Tuesday: Cardio + Abs: Amy Bento Advanced Step Challenge 2 + Cathe Core Max Workout 2
Wednesday: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps: Cathe STS Meso 2 Week 4
Thursday: Dance Review + Cathe Intensity Bootcamp (minus upper body work)
Friday: Back, Biceps: Cathe STS Meso 2 Week 4
Notes and Modifications:
Several of my weekend classes were canceled over the holidays and I really missed that social outlet! Score one more point for January routines being back in place! This week was the last week of STS Meso 2 and thankfully the upper workouts here are all well under an hour so I really didn't have to modify, other than doing some of the push-ups on my knees in the Chest workout.
Recent Sale Purchases:
If you're on a no-buy January or some other shopping restriction, you might want to skip this section of my post, but there are a few things I purchased recently that I wanted to share before they sell out or go back to full price.
During the last 50% off sale at Express, I ordered the (Minus the Leather) Jacket in Whiskey. I hoped it would be a reddish brown, but in person it was a true chocolate brown and I ended up returning it because it just didn't go with much in my wardrobe. Since I had pretty good luck with my other moto jacket from Maurice's (the marled version in my outfit recap above) I decided to try out their Oxblood jacket since it's 40% off. Their shipping takes awhile so I'm still waiting for this, but hope it works out better than Whiskey. (UPDATE: It arrived and I'm loving it! See a front-view outfit with the oxblood jacket here.)
Jeans: Obviously Express jeans are my favorite, but I guess Vigoss is my second favorite by default since it's the only other brand I own, and this is now my third pair! For me, the sizing runs pretty similar to Express (24=00, 25=0, 26=2 and so on), but they don't have as much stretch as my Express jeans do so they feel slightly more snug.
Striped Cardigan: LOFT made a lightweight striped cardigan last summer (see it on Charnele and Skye)that I always regretted not getting after seeing all the ways it could be styled. So when they released this winter version I went in store to check it out since it's currently 40% off. I really liked it, but they only had a Small in stock (shown below) and it was just too oversized. I ordered an XS and XXS online to try and am really hoping one of them will fit!
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That's it for today! I'm looking forward to a rather sporty weekend of watching Super Bowl playoffs and Supercross racing, then a bonus family day on Monday for MLK Day. Then on Tuesday I'll be back here catching up on some random stuff from jewelry storage (some of you got a peek of that on Snapchat!) to some little outfit tricks I've been using lately so I hope you'll come back and check it out!
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