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Work Out Gear In-between Seasons

Hello friends! I know it has been a while, I have had a crazy two months back at school. It just feels like there has been event after event happening in my life so I haven’t had much time for myself. Hopefully things will quiet down soon and I can get back to posting on a regular schedule. For now I hope this is okay!

Anyway, we had the most beautiful weather this past weekend and I took full advantage of it! I wanted to spend as much time outside as possible this past Sunday so I packed up a bunch of stuff and did my first ever, multi-outfit photoshoot. For the first time I felt what it was truly like to be a blogger searching for public restrooms at a huge park or changing outfits in the back of my car. What a glamorous time, let me tell you. But it got the job done and I am set for a little while on outfit posts (thank you, nick for taking my photos!)

I have been really into workout apparel lately, I think its because there is a huge part of me that wants to start taking small steps to learn how to love working out and eventually incorporate it into my weekly routine. I am someone who just has never been to the gym. I have certainly tried it (its hard lol) but I see people around me who truly love it so much, and I want that as well.

They say going to the gym is very good for anxiety and boy am I a ball of anxiety…let me tell you! My boyfriend Nick, and his older brother’s Matt and Mike are huge on the gym. They work out every single day. The other night I was over for dinner and Nick, Mike, and I were sitting in the kitchen measuring our Body Fat. I fell in the lean category, but there is so much more that goes into being healthy and I am eager to learn more about it.

Another thing that I think I will love about incorporating working out into my weekly routine is the apparel that comes along with it. I love yoga but simply don’t do is a lot anymore so I already have some cute outfits in my closet for the occasion. Even though it is still February, we are starting to enter into the not yet spring but not cold enough for a bulky sweater part of the year. This time of year always gets confusing for me because I never know how to dress. I found over the years that in these types of weather situations, layering is key. This way you’re warm enough for the walk outside to your car but you can take layers off as the heat is still blasting most places indoors.

And if you know me, you know that I am obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer, I have a beautiful collection and I wear the brand pretty much every day in the spring and summertime. This outfit was a great way for me to start wearing some Lilly before spring rolls around. I was perfectly comfortable as it was a bit windy out that day. I layered a sports bra, a workout tank, a quarter zip, and a puffer vest giving me a multitude of looks in case I needed to take a layer off throughout the day. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The leggings were my favorite, Lilly always has such cute and comfortable patterned leggings but you can recreate this outfit with almost anything you have in your closet. Weather you’re experimenting with pairing different solid colors together or playing with patterns, have fun with it!

I’ve linked some of my favorite Lilly leggings below from their Luxletic collection as well as the rest of my outfit details! If any of you have a favorite brand of workout gear I should try, let me know in the comments below!

 

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amfAR New York Gala

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the amfAR New York Gala with some pretty great friends. One of my best friends from college invited me to tag along with her boyfriend and his family and friends. I had such a fun night with everyone, I am beyond blessed to have been given this opportunity.

The night was certainly nothing I had ever experienced before. I have had my fair share of meeting celebrities but nothing like this. The event was the silent kick off to New York Fashion Week honoring fashion legend, Donatella Versace and actress Scarlett Johansson. People from all industries (fashion, music, and film) were represented at the event. I was surrounded by models like Adriana Lima and Duckie Thot and celebrities like Paris Hilton and Alan Cummings. It was an eye opening experience for me to watch all these people come together to combat a cause so near and dear to them. For those of you who don’t know what amfAR is, its an organization that raises money to research a cure to help combat AIDs. The speeches, videos, performances, and auctions held were all stunning and I have the utmost respect for this organization and all it does for those out there suffering with this deadly disease.

When deciding what to wear for this event, I did some research and caught up on the company Rent The Runway. I was a little anxious about how everything would work if by chance something didn’t fit, but I live close enough to New York City that I would be able to stop in and swap it out for something else if need be. I ended up being very lucky and everything fit perfectly. I enjoyed how easy and convenient the service was allowing you to choose accessories to go with your look. I rented this midi gown from Nicole Miller NYC along with accessories from RJ Graziano. The whole look was gorgeous and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out!

This week, I was having a pretty bad week, this event was the perfect pick-me-up. When having a bad week, its always a good idea to pamper yourself. I got my hair done at The DryBar before the event which I highly recommend and I instantly began to feel better. They pampered me from the second I walked in to the second I left and I felt beautiful.

Being at the event,  I was able to put myself in check, and realize that some of the things going on in my life right now are so small compared to people fighting for their lives everyday… And most importantly, I was able to have some fun for once! (I don’t get out much these days lol)

A HUGE shoutout to my best friend, Chelsey and her boyfriend, Ian for having me. Words cannot express how amazing last night was and getting to spend it with you both was the icing on the cake!

Here’s some pictures from the event:

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