Just one more week left of the February challenge! I’m back with my report of week #3, starting with my workout outfits.
What I wore
Lululemon cool racerback in surge
Underneath: lululemon energy bra in love red
What I did: BBG week 6 arms and abs
What I did: aerial silks class
Also wearing: bruises on my thighs from learning a new trick in class. Who knew fabric could be so aggressive?? :)
Titika penny tank in navy
Alala captain tights in electric stone
Underneath: lululemon energy bra in concord grape
What I did: BBG week 6 full body
I love how navy complemented this print. Another winning combo I might not have thought of without this challenge.
What I did: silks practice at aerial open gym
Tip from this outfit: being white, this top can be a little bit revealing if I don’t wear a tank top underneath. I’m running out of tanks and didn’t want to overheat at silks, so I didn’t want to wear a tank this time. To compensate, I wore a high-coverage bra and high-waisted leggings. This way, the top isn’t too revealing since the layers cover most of the skin underneath. Perfect compromise!
Titika meteorite pullover
Lululemon wunder under pants in dottie tribe
Underneath: Alala crossback bra in skydiver
What I did: 40 minutes of intervals on a stationary bike
Alala toughie tank in cobalt
Do Lyfe Activewear black and white leggings
Underneath: Alala in a snap bra in black
What I did: BBG week 7 legs
My suspicion last week that I would run out of sports bras this week turned out to be wrong! I still managed to make it through a third week without repeating any. Turns out I have more than I thought, which seems to be a recurring theme. :)
Spending ban report
I got an invitation this week for my future sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Although I won’t be able to make the shower itself, I need to get a gift. So…pretty sure I can’t escape this one! That said, I think I can wait til March 1 to order and still not be late with my gift.
I had really wanted to go see Hidden Figures before it left theaters, but wasn’t sure how to make it happen. I remembered my husband had two free tickets to the local movie theater lying around, so we went to see it on Saturday and didn’t have to spend any money. Success! (And it was a great movie, by the way.)
There was a bit of exciting news in the lululemon world on this week’s new product drop: the original cool racerback has returned! Perhaps they heard our cries (or they heard our lack of buying) that the CRB II just wasn’t living up. I really want the sapphire blue CRB, so I’ll be crossing my fingers it’s still around next week.
Another major temptation this week was Alala’s first spring product drop. The flyback tank is one of my favorites from this capsule, and I’m curious to try the new heroine tights, too.
With spring collections ramping up, I’m glad my shopping ban will be over soon so I can get to picking out a few things that I love most.
Thoughts from the week
First off, this week I really started to notice that it’s taking me longer to get dressed. Since my choices are slowly dwindling, I’ve had to think a little bit longer about what to pair with what, and I have to think ahead to be sure I’m not precluding some other awesome outfit combo. I’m trying not to get too caught up in optimizing my choices, since there’s just a few days left now.
On another note, last week, I mentioned how difficult it is to decide what to do with items I don’t wear often but have trouble parting with. Typically, when I’m trying to decide whether I keep or sell, I’ll ask myself: will I wear it again? This gets me into trouble, because there are so many instances where I could wear something, and I like it well enough to feel good in it. But as I was mulling over different ways to frame the keep/sell decision, I remembered a technique I’ve used in the past. Instead of pondering if I’d wear it again, I asked myself: would I miss this if it was gone?
Reframing the question in this way has already helped shed new light on what does and doesn’t belong in my closet–and the rest of my house/life for that matter!
Virtual high fives to all of you still on board with one or both of this month’s challenges. If you’ve got any insights to report or thoughts to share, let us know!