Oct 17, Athleisure Wear

My little sister once asked to do to a post on how to transition a tennis outfit into a running errands outfit, so that is what today’s post is all about. I have a tennis match today, but will be running a couple errands before the match, so I wanted an outfit that worked for that.

I started with my cropped Lululemon leggings and black Adidas tennis shoes, I then added this cute dolman sleeve top from Target. I think the color is gorgeous, it’s kind of a purple grey- perfect for fall. I like this top because it’s casual- but can easily be dressed up. To add even even more warmth, and a little style I then added this cute black vest. When I get to my match I can take off the vest and top to reveal my tank underneath, then I just need to add my tennis skirt. Easy!

Wish me luck on my match! 🙂

Leggings- Lululemon

Top- Target

Vest- Nordstrom Rack

Tank- Lululemon

Skirt- Tennis Warehouse

Shoes- Adidas, Nordstrom Rack

May 16, Tennis Anyone?

For those of you who know me well, you know that I have a passion for tennis! I talk about it all the time- and if I’m lucky, I get to play 3-4 times a week. I’ve had several friends ask me to share an OOTD of me in my tennis outfit, so here you go!

The outfit on the left is actually a golf skirt, and for golf, it is sort of cute- but for tennis it is too long. Yes, the skirt on the right is super short- and yes, I have cottage cheese on the back of my legs, but honestly, it doesn’t matter! In tennis you will see women of all shapes and sizes and no one cares! And, if you are really worried, you can always wear leggings under your skirt. Or, some brands (like Lululemon) carry a long version, it’s still made for tennis, but has an extra inch or two for more coverage.

As for the top, a cute long sleeve light weight pullover is better than a bulky, unflattering fleece. I will wear this during the warm up, then take it off. Afterwards, I have a meeting and some errands to run, so I will throw it back on to give me some coverage.

This cute skirt is from Lululemon (it’s old), but I love the colors. It goes well with blue, black, white and grey- so it’s super versatile. However, if your budget really only allows to buy one tennis skirt- I would say go with black. You can pair any colored top with it- and wear it all year round.

Now for my personal thoughts on having a passion. I think it is so important for everyone to have a little hobby that is just for you. As moms we spend so much time giving to everyone else, it’s important to have something that is just yours! It can be anything you are interested in. I have a friend who just took up welding! Other friends garden, cook, take French lessons… you name it. It’s important to find something in your life that brings you joy and you look forward to. What is your passion? Feel free to share in the comments below!

May 12th, Tennis Anyone?

I’ll be the first to admit that I am addicted to tennis!

I don’t know how it happened, or why- but it did! I just started playing 2 years ago by taking lessons at my local tennis club, and after a year I joined a team and try to play about 4 times a week! Who would have thought that at 40 I would learn a new sport?!

So, today’s outfit is all about tennis. To be totally honest, one of the reasons I even started playing was because of the cute outfits! Yes, I”m that lame!

After a match, I may not have time to get home to change clothes- so I often run errands or pick up the kids from the bus in my tennis clothes, and I definitely want to look cute.

And now that I’m having foot problems, all the more reason to run around wearing my tennis shoes!

The thing is though-  even tennis outfits can work- or not! One of the worst offenses in tennis (for the not so serious player) is to have a skirt that is too long! As you can see from the picture on the right,  my blue skirt  looks a little dull and frumpy because of it’s length.

I know, I know, the longer the skirt- the more leg is covered- and take it from me- I would like to cover as much as possible!  But the good news is, no one seems to care! I have cottage cheese all over my legs- and I DONT CARE!

Simply said- the shorter skirt is cuter- and yes, you can see more cottage cheese- but I use that as my strategy to throw off my opponent! Just kidding…

This pink skirt is so feminine and flirty! To balance it out, I chose a white work out top and jacket.

I actually wore this outfit yesterday! So, if you see me today and I’m wearing something different, you’ll know why!