Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lorna Jane Quick Step Bra

I went to the Lorna Jane store on Saturday because I wanted to exchange the Ella bra that I got a while ago.  I found the back straps of that bra to be cutting in too much so I hadn't taken the tag off this whole time.  I thought at this point I probably would never wear it and so I decided to exchange for a different one.  I got the Quick Step bra in magnetic blue multi instead, and I like it much much better!  The royal blue is gorgeous, and the back straps are pink.  I like these two colors together.

The dark set of straps are black, I think.  Either black or really really dark navy that it's indistinguishable from black.  :)

The store only had size XS, M and L left in this bra.  I normally prefer size S in Lorna Jane bras.  But the size M in this bra actually fits well!  It's still rather supportive.  So maybe this is a style that fits on the tighter side.  I find the size M to fit very similar to, or even smaller than other LJ bras in size S that I own.  

Here it is on me:

The top two straps can be unclasped on the back as well to get a different style.

So I took the tags off this one real fast!  Already wore it this morning to workout in!  This bra has a LJ Black label, which supposedly denotes Lorna Jane Clarkson's favorite items.  I do find that the black label products are usually superior and this one is no exception.  

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Funday!

I had a really long week!  I was so bored with work, so I've decided that I'm going to have to take a long vacation soon.  Don't you all feel that way sometimes?  I haven't really taken a trip (other than weekend trips) in probably almost 2 years!  So I think it's about time.

I think my workout routine is a part of the reason why I've stayed put lol.  I always gain tons of weight from vacations for various reasons - eating badly, not drinking enough water, etc.  But, it's worth it.  =)

This week I worked out for 6 days!  I will attack this potential vacation damage preemptively haha.

Monday 7/21 - Rest day!

Tuesday 7/22
What I did:  Lower body weights day.

What I wore:  Lorna Jane Kayla tank with white Lululemon Free To Be bra under it.  Lululemon Empower crop in coal/passion and Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in fusion pink/atomic mango.

Wednesday 7/23
What I did:  Shoulders & tri, then 30 minutes on the gauntlet.

Zobha Biker Jacket as to and from:

Thursday 7/24
What I did:  Glute/back/bi workout.

What I wore:  I tried to match my new shoes!!  Splits59 Ashby tanks, white one over blossom.  Splits59 Ginger crop in marianna blue.  And Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in hyper cobalt/bright mango.

I feel like I haven't shared a work outfit in a long time.  But I thought I would this time because of my new shoes.  =)  I wore my Express convertible long sleeve shirt in ivory/black, and Theory Golda 2 Urban skirt.  I must say, this skirt is super flattering and totally worth the money.  The cut is really just superior to my usual cheapo stores!  I wore my new shoes - the B by Brian Atwood Bambola pumps in patent gray.  They are now on sale for only $69 (down from $300!) at 6pm!

This skirt makes my butt looks huge lol:

I love these shoes!  They are super high but pretty comfy because of the platform.  The color is a pearlized tannish/grayish tone.

Friday 7/25
What I did:  Legs again.

Roxy Daybreak LS as to and from:

Saturday 7/26
What I did:  Upper body superset workout, followed by 30 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill.

What I wore:  Under Armour Achieve tank in black, with Lorna Jane Lustre sport bra under it.  Lululemon Track Attack skirt from SeaWheeze last year, in tri check angel wing, and my beloved Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4s in hyper bold/bright mango.  I thought it might have been a bit much with the tri check pattern of the skirt and the stripes in the shoes, but they are the same exact colors!  Lol how fun.  I couldn't resist.

I went shopping and then dinner after my workout on Saturday.  I wore a new outfit that I created!  Lol.... well sort've.  I bought this Bella Luxx pleated neck maxi tank dress more than a year ago.  But it hung in my closet the whole time with tag still on because it was too long and I was too lazy to do anything about it - here is what it looked like:

Well... I finally decided to get it shortened!  The hem was unfinished, so I just cut it myself!  I was going to cut only a couple inches so that I could still wear it as a long dress.  But then I decided I liked it better shorter.  Soooo... tadaaaaa!  I like it much better!  I wore it with the Madden Girl Coasterr wedge sandals.

By the way, dinner was so good!  I went to Zengo in Santa Monica again.  This is the end of the DineLA Restaurant week, so they had a great deal for dinner.  For $35, you could order as much as you want!  I love their food - mostly Latin/Asian fusion.  I pretty much stuffed myself.  This is just one dish I took a picture of - guacamole with lots of crab piled on top!  Why have I not thought of this idea before??  It's like the perfect combo!  

Sunday 7/27
What I did:  Pilates class where I attempted to work off the damage done from last night!  Hehe.

What I wore:  Lululemon Satya tank with Lululemon Wunder Groove crops.  I wore the French Connection Maria wedge sneakers to and from the pilates studio as well.

Oh and also I wore my new Caslon drape neck cardigan to and from class too.  Such a great purchase!  Can't wait for my other 2 colors to come lol.

Alright everyone, it is time for me to go to bed so I can do this all over again lol.  I hope you all had a great weekend, and goodnight!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round 2

My second order from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale arrived today!  This one is definitely more successful than the first one.  I order two jackets even though it's been 80-90 degrees here, because I'm obsessed with jackets lol.  Well, one of them is like a cardigan, which is quite perfect for my climate.  And it is the one that I love love LOVE!  In fact, I love it so much that the tag came off right away and I promptly ordered 2 more in different colors!

It is the Caslon Drape Neck Zip Cardigan.  I got it in black, but I just ordered the heather gray and tan one as well.  The online pictures do not do it justice whatsoever.

This cardigan is super soft and nice!  It's 95% model and 5% spandex.  It drapes very nicely, and looks great open or zipped.  The best part is, it's only $45 during the sale!  Full price is $68.  It definitely looks more expensive.  The style is easy and will go with just about anything.  I'm so happy with this little thing!

I ordered size XS - I read some of the reviews say that they had to size up because the shoulder/arms fit tight - I did not find this to be the case at all in the black color.  I ordered the same size in the other two colors so we'll see when they arrive if they fit the same across the board.  This is how it looks on me both open and zipped:

Closer shots worn both ways:

Side view:


Look, it even has pockets!  They are pretty decently sized as well:

It's a little hard to see, but the sides are ribbed:

The cuffs are ribbed too:

Seriously, love it!!!  I'd happily keep 3 of the same style for $130.  So worth it.  That's like the price of one Lululemon jacket.

The second jacket I ordered is actually a real jacket.  It is the 1.State Convertible Tweed Moto Jacket in a lovely red color.  I think their online photos of this jacket look gorgeous:

I think this jacket is kind of the opposite of the other one - the pictures make it look better than it does in person!  Maybe I got the wrong size, but I find it to fit kind of boxy.  I ordered size 2.  It seems to fit well in the shoulders/arms, but loose in the waist.  It's also quite short as well.  I don't know if a size 0 would fit in the shoulders.  I also feel like it just has too many zippers.  It converts to a vest (arms can be zipped off) but not sure how often I'd actually use that feature.  Plus, it's quite a thick jacket which is not all that useful to me either.

Here it is open and zipped:

Here it is as a vest:

But kind of weird to have a dangly zipper pull after you zip off the sleeves:

 Some close ups:

Rather large pockets too:

So I'm not so sure about this jacket.  The material is nice and color is lovely.  It seems to be made well and it fits ok.  I don't hate it, but I don't love it like I love the Caslon cardigan.  It's also $100 which is the price of 2 of the cardigans lol.  So I'll probably return it and save my money towards things I really love!

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