If you would have told me when I first started writing for MyFitFamily that I would have a section with the word fashion even remotely attached to it, I would have laughed my head off! Because even though I do care about my appearance I don’t subscribe to any fashion magazines, fashion blogs or keep up to date on the latest trends. I do pin outfits I like on Pinterest but all in all I tend to not take fashion seriously (I leave that to the experts!)–I just wear what I like and I think that sometimes means I’m not in style. I’m OK with that!
But….I noticed lately I’m always in whatever I wore to the gym or for my run that day–all.day.long. I want to put more of an effort into what I wear outside of running clothes. And when I think about it, I realize even my running clothes leave something to be desired since I usually just throw on an old race shirt and whatever clean running shorts are available. So here is my attempt at holding myself accountable and putting more of an effort into what I wear. Nothing huge…baby steps for this non-fashionista–I’ll just put in just a pinky toe’s worth of effort.
I think I even want to consider expanding my workout/running clothes selection since I spend the majority of my time in them. But for now, here is what I wore on one of my runs this week:
- Pants: Vitality Capri , Reva Wear
- Top: Challenge Me Tee, Reva Wear
- Shoes: Launch, Brooks
- Hat, Crowdrise
What I love: I’m a huge fan of Reva Wear. I love the coverage of the shirts–for both modesty and sun protection. And I’ve often struggled with wearing capris for running pants because I have a smaller waist and bigger bottom/hips–I often have a hard time keeping them in place because generally they are too loose in the waist. These pants are perfect!
I’m realizing it’s impossible to do a self-portrait for this next section and may have to start asking Chris to take my pictures for my weekly Unintentional Fashion posts. But let’s get to the details. After my early morning run, I wanted to make myself presentable for Bible Study so I actually washed and curled my hair and put on this outfit–the print of the top is definitely out of my comfort zone. Though I have not been a fan of the Native print that I’ve seen everywhere–I liked this top because of the sheer black panel in the front and back and details on the sleeves. And Baby (I know, he’s no longer a baby but he’ll always be mine) of course trying to put his cars in my pocket.
- Top: Cargo Popover Geometric Blouse, Mossimo Target
- Shorts: Cuffed Bermuda (AKA mom shorts) Georgia Peach Shorts, Old Navy
- Sandals: T-Strap with mini rhinestones, Zappos
What I love: The versatility (ie I don’t buy a ton of clothes so I need things to be usable in different mix and match outfits) of the top! I think it’s fun to pair it with the peach shorts but I know it’ll look great with black skinny jeans/pants and paired with a blazer or sweater.
And I have to share my new favorite mascara by Too Faced–I love how long and thick it makes my lashes! But first a side note:
Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s noticed the newest selfie or even just family picture trend?! Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of pictures in my Instagram and Facebook news feed of people with their mouths wide open–almost as if they are caught mid-laugh–and yet I know they aren’t laughing in every single picture! It’s the: I-want-to-look-like-a-model-with-my-carefree-look-so I’ll open my mouth wide like I’m surprised or laughing–only I’m not. I’m just posing. It cracks me up every time I see it. I have a few Facebook friends who are chronic Cod-Fishers. And though you may not have noticed it, not that you are aware of it, I bet you’ll spot some Cod-Fishers in your Facebook and Instagram feed– every other picture of these offenders look like Michael from Mary Poppins. Cracks.Me.Up.
All of my friends know I’ve been a big Duck Face opponent–and I’m here to pave the way to lead people, moms in particular, to Just Say No To Codfish. Just smile. Really.
Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish. ~Mary Poppins
Seriously. Please. We are not a codfish.
Never Give Up,
I’d love to hear! Are you a fashionista? Do you keep up with the latest trends (ummm, because if you are, I may need to feature you!)? Or are you like me and totally relate to this article--super low maintenance.
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