I’m slacking. I meant to get this post up last night, but instead of writing it, I did this after getting home from teaching a couple classes at the Y.
It was fabulous.
Yeah, I’m talking fashion in this post. Silly silly. I’m not a very fashionable person. In fact I have a very fashionable best friend who I’ve asked on multiple occasions if she would be my personal stylist, but things just haven’t panned out that way. Maybe she thinks I’m beyond help.
I don’t mind not being the fashion expert. What I lack in style, I make up for with my home decorating skills.
(I hope that’s how you dry chili peppers.)
I also have great taste in pets
Oh and I have some pretty good wrapping skills.
Yeah, just when I thought I couldn’t make a bigger Yum Hum veggie wrap, I did.
I know. I’m pretty proud.
Back to fashion.
You can pretty much find me in sweaty workout clothes 99% of the time. Things have gotten a bit better with my Handful bra pads that accompany every outfit. I’ve also tried to dress things up a bit lately with some fun BIC Bands to match. Some might not agree, but I feel like it makes me more presentable outside of the gym.
Yep. Sometimes I show up to parties looking like that.
If I’m not in workout attire, I’m wearing my “uniform” (cheapo tank top and jeans that have been worn multiple times without washing). Want to hang out?
I fell in love with Lorna Jane clothes when I came across them at the IDEA Fitness convention back in July. I couldn’t help but buy a new outfit back then. It might just be my favorite outfit and I might have worn it to the airport on our trip to the San Francisco Marathon.
I even met the fabulous Lorna Jane in person at the convention and she is just the cutest thing in the world.
She was so fun, energetic, nice, inspirational…… the list goes on and on. Not to mention very fashionable. So much so that I had to get that same shirt she was wearing.
The Australia based company has just recently come to the United States. Last week I went to the new store in Santa Monica. This particular store opened about 5 months ago and there are currently only 5 stores in CA.
The store was amazing.
Walking through the door was like a breath of fresh air.
The three pillars the whole brand is built on are Move, Nourish, Believe, and everything (the clothes, the movement, etc.) encompass those ideas. The big picture is about moving and nourishing your body and believing anything is possible.
You are reminded of that everywhere inside the store.
The clothes are secondary to the whole movement and help inspire. Oh and the clothes, the clothes are amazing.
The detail that goes into each different item is just incredible.
It’s safe to say I wanted pretty much everything in the store.
I chose just a few of my favorites to try on to make sure I picked the perfect outfit.
I totally felt like Julia Roberts in The Pretty Woman. Just trying on all the fancy attire was an experience in itself.
I really like how the back of each different top is different. So cute and so much detail.
Lorna knows her stuff.
Oh lovely, my Beaker impression decided to make an appearance. I sure know how to impress, don’t I? Not only are the clothes stylish, but oh so comfortable too. That is a must when wearing workout clothes.
The wonderful ladies helping me out during my visit wanted me to try on those pants on the right. I could never pull them off, but they are fun aren’t they? And yes, I warned the cute lady behind me that she would end up on my blog.
The outfit I decided on was this one.
I may or may not have had to buy a jacket to match.
I’m so happy they are here in CA and are bringing the Lorna Jane stance on style and function to the active fashion world.
The inspirational spirit behind the brand encourages us to dream bigger, do more and gain more from every experience. I love that.
I want to live like that every day.
Okay friends, that enough pictures of me today, yes? So sorry about that, but I wanted to make sure you saw how awesome all the clothes were. I have a feeling there are going to be huge here in the US very soon. I was so excited to be able to share them with you. Hopefully you’ll be seeing lots more of them.
Where you can find out more:
I’ll let you know how it goes.
I might just have to sport this tank while I’m at it.
Have a wonderful Friday!
If you’re local in the area, a brand new Lorna Jane store is opening tomorrow, September 8th in Huntington Beach.
Oh and the winner of the Handful bra pads is
I promise my next post won’t have any pictures of me.
*Disclaimer- I was given a Lorna Jane outfit free of charge. I was not compensated for this post. The opinions are my own. I truly am in love with the clothes and wish I could afford more of them.
Just curious- Do you have a favorite workout outfit that you save for special occasions?