Photos by Julia Romano Photography
This outfit today is probably one of my favorites that I’ve featured on the blog so far! Rich tones paired with brights almost always turns out beautifully. You can’t go wrong with classic, timeless designs like the swiftly and speeds. Ray speed shorts were my first speed short purchase ever, so they hold a special place in my heart for more than just the fact that they’re an amazing shade of electric yellow. I actually had to sell my original rays and buy a new pair in a size up. These run pretty small (about a half size) and are 2-way stretch, so I eventually squat my way out of my first pair. If you’re in between sizes, these are the perfect pair.
For fall, I like to layer a tank under fitted long sleeve tees like the swiftly, since it makes the outfit feel a little bit more put together, and it’s nice to have the layering option anyway. I’ve also been really loving heathered or lightly space dyed fabrics mixed with solids, because it adds just the right amount of contrasting texture to keep outfits from looking too blocky. If you’re print-shy, heathered fabrics are a fantastic alternative.
In my last outfit post, I said that after being pretty hit-or-miss with workouts, I wanted to get back to 4 workouts that week, and happily, that’s exactly what I accomplished. This week, I’m back to not working out much, but it’s on purpose this time! I have a CrossFit competition on Saturday, so I’m taking it easy this week. I’ve been doing CrossFit for over 2 years, but this competition is only my second ever–my first was actually this same competition last year.
Now for the scary part: I’m competing in the RX division! I’m small and slow (not a great combination in the CrossFit world, hah!), which makes me truly more of a scaled athlete, but the movement standards seem to imply that this competition just might play to my strengths. So I decided to run with the big dogs this time, and even if I end up placing poorly, I’m excited to get to compete with my stronger movements like pull-ups and handstand push-ups. There’s always great energy at competitions, and it’ll be so much fun to cheer on my friends, so I’m really looking forward to my weekend! I hope you have fun plans in store, too.