You guys know by now that I'm really looking forward to spring. I'm not above counting down the days! Spring clothes are probably my favorite (which is another reason why my no buy Feb. is a good idea) and once they start putting them in stores, I'm in full want-to-buy-everything mode. Anyone else?!
If you buy one new piece for your spring/summer wardrobe this year, buy a good quality chambray shirt. You may have already jumped on this trend last year, but if not, now is the time! The chambray shirt is so versatile (the one featured above is a perfect fit and color and is from Madewell) which is why I love it so much. As you can see, I showed some examples for how you can create 3 different looks with it.
The first outfit is pairing it with a maxi-this probably my favorite look because it's unexpected and fun for the spring and summer. The second look would be to wear some layers with the chambray top, and then pair with skinny jeans and a fun heel (love those shoes!). The third look is obviously with shorts...I love how it's styled up in the front with lace shorts in that photo, but you could do regular colored shorts as well to add a pop of color.
These 3 looks are so easy to put together, but you will stand out and look fashionable wearing them. My kinda outfit!
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Before I go, last night I decided to go to my favorite spin class even though I'm still not feeling the greatest. I was so surprised because I had this feeling that I would over do it and end up feeling terrible today, but I'm actually feeling better! I'm so glad I went (but who doesn't normally feel good after the gym?!) Thank you to those who sent me well wishes yesterday!
I also got some questions on my workout schedule recently, so I thought I would share it here. I'm not an expert, but this is just what works for me. I've said it before and I'll say it again..if you want to burn a lot of calories and get your legs in shape-go to spin 2x per week! Your body will love you.
Monday-Circuit workout/abs (pushups, lunges, sit ups, planks, side raises, etc) then 1 hour spin class.
Tuesday-Arms (I use 12 lb weights) and running (anywhere from 3-4 miles)
Thursday-Longer run (5-7 miles), arms.
Friday-Circuit workouts/abs, legs, sometimes I do the stair-master for 25 minutes.
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