I don't know how I got selected for it. I didn't even have a Twitter account! Hahaha! I'm so lazy! So after I got selected for it, I actually went and signed up for an account. So please follow me if you have Twitter as well! Hehehe.
I wonder what the gift bag will have! They asked for my clothing and shoe size.
I am also trying to decide what to wear! The dress code is "fitness attire". Of course that is most of my wardrobe anyway. But to decide on ONE outfit is so hard. I figure I should start with shoes and narrow down my tops that way.
So today I actually bought 2 pairs of new shoes! I only want to keep one pair though, because they are both purple. I realized that purple sneakers is what's been missing in my life. I bought the Adidas A.T. 360 Climacool Celebration in zebra, and Nike Free Bionic in purple/frost/volt. I've actually been eyeing both pairs for a while. The Adidas ones are purple and pink, they are higher rise than the Nike Free Bionics, but feel more substantial and stable. Although I'm not crazy about the white sole. I have another pair of Nike Free Bionics that I love, and when I saw this new color combo on Nordstrom's website at first, I thought they were more of a dark blue than purple. But today I saw them at the Nike store and they were totally purple so I couldn't resist! I love the camo sole. But I can't decide if I should get another pair of the same shoes or a totally different pair! Help!!! Which ones do I keep?? They are exactly the same price. I've asked some friends and so far the vote is about 50/50.
Of course the camo sole also matches the new nail polish I got today - the Formula X for Sephora - note, color is also called "Bionic" lime and black confetti. And it's like a camo print nail polish!!! How cool is that.
I painted them over my existing light gold nail polish on my toes, I think I love it!
Ok, anyway. So I had another long week of workouts jumboed together for 5 days straight. Monday was a holiday so I had it off work and went to San Francisco for the weekend. It was so fun! I hadn't been back to that city for ages. The weather was great, which helped big time. I also stayed at such a cute little boutique hotel - Hotel Griffon. It's owned by the Luxe chain. The location is awesome. It's right by the Bay Bridge and pretty much across the street from the Ferry Building. You could walk everywhere from there. Many good restaurants nearby, and Union Square isn't far away either. I actually played tourist for a little and went to the Palace of Fine Art as well as Fisherman's Wharf. Lol. I grew up in San Francisco, so I think that's kind of hilarious. I also happened to have dinner reservation at this amazing restaurant on the water called La Mar Cebicheria Peruana. It's Peruvian and food is delicious. The place is very nice with excellent view of the water, but the place is still kind of casual and not stuck up. I love plantain chips, so I was thrilled to see them being handed out for free! Lol. Although I had to try and not go too crazy. That's the thing about traveling. It's hard to keep the diet clean. I did my best though, and really didn't gain any weight at all so yay!
I totally forgot how the vibe was up there. You'd think people in SoCal would be way more casual... but no. People here will dress up to go out. I see short skirts/shorts and heels everywhere I go. Girls do their hair nicely and wear lots of makeup. Nobody even wears heels in SF. I felt ok running around in my Lululemon all day since everybody else was too. I wore my wedge sneakers and was the most dressed up person in 99% of places I went to! No wonder I never felt like I fit in there... I developed a high heel addiction when I was like 14 lol.
Since I didn't get back to LA until late Monday night, I missed my Monday workout. So I pushed my workout schedule back a day and did Tuesday - Saturday instead. Took today off, and definitely needed it - I went and got a massage! Soooo nice... I should remember to do that at least once a month. I get so tight from all the weight lifting! No time for yoga anymore either. :(
What I did: Big lower body weight circuit, followed by 30 minutes of cardio. I think circuits are very effective. But I hate doing them when the gym is crowded. Now that there's Monday night football, my gym is pretty empty on Mondays which is awesome. But Tuesdays are suuuuper crowded. So I took a long lunch break to workout and avoid the crowd. It was a loooong lunch break lol.
What I wore: Lole Guell tank in banana square and Lululemon Team Spirit Crop in coal/chirp, with Nike Free Bionics.
What I did: Upper body weights for shoulders & tri, then my 30 minute cardio session.
I never wrote about this, but a couple weeks ago I went to Express to return something and found this Sleeveless Lace Yoke blouse which is all lace on the upper back. It was on sale for like $19. I got it thinking I could wear it under a jacket or wrap to work, and also wear it casually. So I wore it to work with my Express studio stretch corset pencil skirt and I actually didn't even wear anything over the top. It's still almost 90 degrees here everyday if you can believe it. It's time for fall!!! I want to wear my boots and jackets lol.
I wore this same top out to dinner in Vegas a few weeks ago, with Express minus the leather quilted skirt and tights. I love tops that can do double duty. Especially for $19.
What I did: Back and bicep weight workout, then cardio!
What I wore: Lululemon cool racerback in petit dot dune, with Victoria's Secret supermodel cami bra under. Beyond Yoga Gathered Legging in dusk, and Nike Frees in gray/crimson. This cool racerback is thin and polyestery, but I kind of like how you can see the color of the bra under it. I also love that it is the same color as these shoes.
This bra is so comfy and looks perfect under a cool racerback:
What I did: So now I'm back on workout schedule - lower body weights. I made it so tough for myself. Upped my leg press to like 180 lbs. Didn't feel like walking on high incline afterwards so I skipped cardio.
What I wore: Lole Spiral tank and Lululemon Wunder Under crop in bordeaux drama, with NB Minimus shoes.
Oh I wore a white Lululemon Free To Be bra under the tank since it has no place for cup inserts. I love how the bra looks under this tank!
What I did: Upper body supersets, followed by my 4th and final cardio session of the week.
I wore my Lululemon Swiftly LS in aquamarine/beach blanket blue as to and from. I don't know why. It was hot.
So after working out so hard all week, I rewarded myself on Saturday night! I went to dinner at an awesome new(er) restaurant in k-town, called EMC Seafood. It stands for "Eat More Clam" lol. I had a whole lobster for $25. Also got great crab, shrimp and calamari appetizers. Yuuuummmy!!! I'll have to go back for the $1 oyster happy hour. They have really good drinks too though I only had a couple sips. I think any cocktail with cucumber, mint, or elderflower is pretty much a guaranteed hit. They had 3 cocktails with those ingredients! It's my kind of place.
I sort of dressed up for the occasion. More so because I just really wanted to wear my Express studded mini skirt! With matchy matchy BCBGMaxAzria peacock pumps of course! I wore some Nordstrom BP tank with it, but with an Express oversized drape neck sweater over it. I guess I forgot we're still in full summer swing here so I was sweating in it. Oh and my lovely Balanciaga City bag. :)
Okie dokie, time for me to get ready for bed! I don't know why I only took Tuesday off work (for the Meet & Tweet event) but not tomorrow. What was I thinking! Oh well. Hope you all have a good night!