Skirting the Issue

Hey hey!!! Big news is here! The hiatus is because we just relocated to San Antonio!! The move was bittersweet and I miss the connections I made while in El Paso, but I am thrilled to be back in central Texas and with all the green!!! The one thing I’m not too excited about is the humidity. I know it’s amazing for your skin but man do I miss that dry heat!


Blogfest is coming up in one week (!!!) I can not wait to get out to California and meet so many inspiring bloggers, like my roommate! Since I have packing and outfit making on my mind I wanted to share a post about a piece of active wear that has my full attention – the skirt. I have found so many great options from Nike, Adidas and of course Lululemon.


It’s such a great piece for people like me who don’t necessarily like wearing short tight shorts. The skirt pairs well with all shoes from sneakers to flips and from tanks to long sleeves.

Take a look at my favorites in my closet and those I have found around town. Do you have a go to skirt you throw on? I’m sure there is a brand I’m overlooking so let me know in the comments below!!
Happy Wednesday!!

Nikecourt Power Skirt in Black

-why I love this- this is definitely my go to everyday skirt. The DryFit material is so comfortable. Plus it matches my zip up I’ve had forever that has yet to fade!!

Lululemon City Sky Run by Skirt in camou

-why I love this- it’s slimming and still has a bit of flare with the pleating at the bottom.

Lululemon Pace Rival Skirt II

-why I love this- I don’t own any of the new colors, I actually found a great print about a year ago on sale (double great!) and I can’t stop wearing it. The pleats in the back are a little longer so not only is it slimming but it gives great overage too!

Adidas Barricade Skort
-why I love this- so I don’t have this skirt although the preferated skirt has me interested! What I have found with the Adidas skirts though is they are definitely shorter than all the rest.

For my dream closet::

Monreal Back Flip Skirt

Heroine Sport Training Skirt

Xoxo,

Marilena

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Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style

Hey everyone!!!

I am back from my travels and ready to get back to business 🙂

I want to share my most recent box from My Sweat Style. If you missed my last review, don’t worry because I have a new one for you! Continue reading “Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style”

My Sweat Style – Delivery Review

Hello Friends!!

Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage these days and I am not going to lie, I love them. There is something about coming home to a box on my doorstep full of surprises. I think it reminds me of when I was in college and my mom would send me random care packages with items I didn’t realize I needed but loved as soon as I opened them!

I have tried out a few subscriptions including Blue Apron, PopSugar Must Have and now I am sharing my newest fitness focused box of surprises, My Sweat Style!

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While this wasn’t my first delivery, I received my first box back in November, I wanted to share it with you because the process and experiences have both been awesome!

My Sweat Style is a fitness focused subscription box that delivers a curated selection of premium activewear all within your specifications. When you first visit My Sweat Style, you will fill out a profile answering questions including what kind of workouts you participate in, what your hobbies are and of course your sizes.

Once you complete this profile, you can then say how important brand, fabric, fit and price are to you. If there is anything else you want to let your stylist know you can include that as well.

Enter your payment information and wait for the email that says your SweatStyle is on its way!

It is $20 when they ship you your box. When you receive your box there is an itemized receipt that states how much each item is and whatever you keep will be charged to the card you entered into your profile. You can take 5 days to try on the items and make your selection. Then return the ones you don’t want!

A little bonus, if you keep 3 or more items they will give you 20% off your total and apply the $20 Sweat fee you already paid.

According to their website, tops range from $35-$125, bottoms range from $55-$140, sports bras from $35-$100 and outerwear from $50-$250. To ensure you don’t get shipped items outside of your budget (like I did in November) there is a question on how important price is to you.

Lets talk about what I received this go around! (I have linked each item so you can see them on a model)

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itemized receipt

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Vie Active Danielle Crop Tank with Cut Out

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Vie Active Danielle Crop Tank with Cut Out

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Prism Sport Python Legging

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Varley Palisade Croc Crop top

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Prism Sport Loose Black Tank

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Koral Mystic Legging
Unfortunately, just like the last time, I returned all five pieces. But unlike last time I loved most of the pieces at first glance, the fits were all just a little off for me. The Danielle top was super cute but a little sort for my taste, the built in bra was also a little big. The python pants felt awesome but I wasn’t crazy about the length. I also couldn’t justify keeping another black work out tank since I have about 10 already. The Varley croc crop was cute, but I didn’t feel like a must have. Finally, the Koral leggings were AMAZING!!! The feel of the fabric and the color were awesome. You can’t tell in my picture but they are navy and black and felt like a dream on. One problem, they were WAY too small! I have never worn this brand or tried it on so unfortunately I did not know they ran so small.

Even though I did not keep anything, I was exposed to two new brands that I had not tried before. I need to tweak my profile and keep my fingers crossed that more works out for me in May!


Have you tried My Sweat Style? What was your experience and what did you get??

XOXO,

Marilena

Weekly Round Up – 2/16/16

Happy Tuesday! I am finally back from Austin and the house is looking ready for the market. I know my parents are ready to hand over the keys and get it sold!! Now that I am back I am ready to get started on my studies. Yes I said studies! I received my books for my Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification!

Fitness Nutrition Specialty

I also received my January PopSugar Must Have box (a little late) and I am totally excited for everything inside. Everything was just $39.95 and that includes shipping! If you use this code you will receive $5 off your first box!

January Must Have Box

Sydney and I traveled to Austin and she was a doll getting there! (The trip home was a different story :()

Sydney Travel Buddy

One of my birthday gifts was my new Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
and I. Love. It. I love wearing it now during my workouts. It gives me extra motivation and helps push me to my limits. Although I always try hard in class, this new device helps me get the MOST out of my workouts!

FitBit Work Out Summary
TCX Aftermath

Here is what I read the past couple of weeks…

Vix is the New Target Collaboration

Here is a DIY spray to help clean your yoga mat…keep those germs at bay!

Interesting article on why we need to stop eating tilapia.

We can’t all run around town in Lucas Hugh (althought I wish I could…) so here is a list of budget friendly alternatives for your workouts!

What I Pinned…

The 10 Best Stretches for Better Flexibility

Quinoa Tortillas

Yes, it can be done…here are 6 Variations to Burpees.

This workout doesn’t require any equipment making it a NO EXCUSES workout.

And in case you missed it give this push-up workout a try!

How was your week? Your Valentine’s Day? Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

xoxo,

Marilena

Weekly Round Up – From Austin

It is here again…Monday! It is the start of a new week for new goals and successes! I am writing to you from Austin and I can not begin to tell you how EXCITED I am to be back in town. (The bold and italics gave it way didn’t it??)

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Trending – Shiny Metallics

Happy Thursday!! I have noticed that everyone from Fabletics to Reebok to Nike to various brands on Carbon38 and Bandier are elevating the basic black or grey tight to a more shimmery or straight up metallic look. And shocker, I can’t get enough of it! I have included some of my favorites from my metallic wish list… Have you noticed the metallic phase going on right now??

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Last minute purchase…

There are only a few hours left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I couldn’t resist. I saw these capris a few weeks ago and just haven’t forgotten them!!

Nike Legend Capris here

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