Even though my work schedule is getting busier, I’m trying to recommit to doing yoga weekly, or at least every other week. I had such a great experience doing yoga in India, but since my return home, it’s definitely been put on the back burner. I can definitely tell – those old aches and pains are reappearing to remind me of the importance of regular stretching. I usually don’t have time to stop home and change after yoga, so I like to pick clothes that transition ok to grabbing coffee with a friend or running errands after class.
Here’s a little collection of my favorite comfort clothes right now:
What to Wear for Grabbing Coffee After Yoga
1. Cory Vines Racer Back Tank in Ameythst | 2. Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie | 3. Yoga Rat Mat Pak |4. Bensimon Tennis Elastic Sneakers | 5. Brooks Essential Capri | 6. Ziiiro Watch in Transparent Smoke |
1. Cory Vines Racer Back Tank in Ameythst: Watch out Lulu Lemon! Cory Vines is moving in on the quality, high end yoga apparel market by bringing well made yoga apparel at more affordable prices. The idea reminds me a little of Everlane and I love all of their stuff I’ve bought so far!
2. Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie: Inevitably every time I wear this hoodie from Brooks, I’m stopped on the street or after class with someone wanting to know how to get their own. It’s versatile and fits really well.
3. Yoga Rat Mat Pak: This bag holds my mat, towel, water bottle and I still have room for a change of clothes some work papers and my cell phone. Basically, it serves as a work + play bag on those days I go right from the hospital to class.
4. Bensimon Tennis Elastic Sneakers: These are a French girl’s staple, and even though I’m only half French, I swear this bump me up to at least…75%?
5. Brooks Essential Capri: I love these pants and have them in several colors. They fit snugly and I instantly feel more fit when I put them on. I think they have some sort of magic toosh-lifting properties!
6. Ziiiro Watch in Transparent Smoke: I love.this.watch! It took me a few minutes to figure out exactly how it tells time, but now that I’ve got it down – it’s definitely a conversation piece! Fashion meets function – I love it!
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Because I work such long days at the hospital, often my only chance at a social life happens by going directly from work out to meet friends. This means that I need clothes that are comfortable and professional enough to wear all day while chasing my little patients around and that are cute enough to wear for happy hour or a night out. With the exception of the pretty copper jacquard dress that I couldn’t resist throwing in, all of these clothes from Spiegel fit the bill.
In addition, their clothes are perfect for a girl on a budget. They have a huge sale going on right now, with things marked down over 75% off. With a sale price tag of $34, how could I not snatch up the solid jersey knot waist dress? Here are a few more of my favorites:
1. Solid Jersey Knot Waist Dress | 2. Jabot Blouse | 3. Birdseye Color Block Jacket | 4. Metallic Jacquard Dress | 5. Stone Pendant Teardrop Earrings | 6. Bailey Watch | 7. Skinny Pant | 8. Mini Messenger Bag | 9. Sleeveless Bow Neck Blouse
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Have you heard of Everlane yet? Everlane brings high quality basics direct from factory to consumer and keeps prices low by cutting out the middle man. Now that I have my own clinic with my own patients, I need to look professional! I’ve been crushing hard on silk blouses, but silk is definitely out of the range of what I can afford on my trainee salary! It was out of range anyway. I just got two silk blouses from Everlane in the mail and at $80 a pop, which still isn’t cheap but that is far less than I’ve seen anywhere else.
I was really impressed with the quality of my purchase when it came in the mail. There’s just something about the feel of real silk that makes me carry myself a little taller. Although I don’t feel quite as effortless and sophisticated as the model on their website looks (isn’t she gorgeous?), it’s definitely a step in the right direction!
Everlane also has beautiful scarves, cashmere sweaters and bags. I’ve complied a few of my favorites below.
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Choosing running gear is tricky, especially here in the midwest with our huge temperature swings. With every season change, I have to remind myself what I am most comfortable in for any given temperature. Long sleeves or short sleeves? Shorts or capris? Lined tights or unlined tights? I thought that if it is as confusing for you as it is for me, it is probably worth putting down in a “What to Wear When Running” guide based on temperature.
Brooks is far and away my favorite running company. As a member of the Brooks Inspire Daily program, it is awesome to be associated with Brooks and I am proud to wear their products. They are the only major sports company the focuses purely on running and they are leading the field in innovations for runners of all skill levels. The work they put into their products shows with how long they last – I have run hundreds of miles in some of their gear and it still looks almost new.
Without further ado, here is what I wear for all different types of weather, with links to the Brooks website for you to check out the clothes for yourself.
A few caveats – this is just a guide, obviously. You may want to “jump down” a category if it is windy, dark, rainy, or depending on the intensity of your workout. Also, please contact your healthcare provider before starting a new workout routine.
What to Wear When Running – Hot Weather
What to Wear When Running – Warm Weather
What to Wear When Running – Cool Weather
What to Wear When Running - Cold Weather
What to Wear When Running – Freezing Weather
What to Wear When Running – Frigid Weather
Nightlife LSD JacketClockwise from upper left: Nightlife LSD Lite Jacket III | Balaclava | Essential Run Vest II | Utopia 2 in 1 Mitten | Silver Bullet Wind Tight | Nightlife Sock | Equilibrium Long Sleeve Top
This year, my little travel blog grew into a place where I shared more than just photos of my adventures. Given that interviewing for residency took me to Portland, Denver, San Francisco, and Stanford, there were plenty of photos, but I was also able to share some of my favorite recipes and DIY projects. Literally thousands of people from all of the world stopped by to check out my humble ramblings.
2013 will be full of changes and adventures for Pat and I. We are getting married in May, just a week after I graduate from medical school. I’ll be starting my first real job, as a pediatric resident. Hopefully that will mean we’ll be moving to a new city, after almost a decade of being in Madison. I also have two big trips coming up – six weeks working with Tibetan refugees in India and three weeks in Morocco for our honeymoon! All of that in just the first six months of 2013!
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Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!