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My Go-To Athleisure Outfit

Even though running around with my kids (and shopping) are my only cardio right now, I still love a good athleisure outfit. Unless it’s the height of summer, you can find me in stretchy leggings and a soft, functional (but stylish) top most days of the week. Athleisure outfits have become my go-to! However, for some (unfortunate) reason I waited until now to try out clothing from Athleta, and I truly regret it! Keep reading to find out why!

Why does this athleisure outfit make me happy?

The leggings

  • These leggings allow me to move without being inhibited, which empowers me to get my sh*t done.
  • The placement of the color-blocking on the leggings is super flattering.
  • They are colorful and stylish enough to take me to the mall (or a yoga class…. #goals).
  • They come in petite, tall (I am wearing a regular, but next time, I might go for a tall!), and plus!
  • The high waist is suuuper flattering because it hits at my smallest spot and holds everything in.
  • There is a pocket in the back of the waistband!! Leggings + pockets = match made in heaven.

The long sleeve top

  • This long sleeve top is not too loose or too fitted.
  • The material is literally the softest and lightweight, so you can wear it on spring days or throughout the colder months.
  • The sleeves have thumb holes.
  • The best part: The top is the PERFECT companion to your fave leggings because it gracefully covers your rear.

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Did you know?

Athleta is a Certified B Corporation that focuses on sustainability, which means its people care about our people. And our planet. Yay! read more

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Sustainable Fall and Winter Fashion Finds from Amazon

I admit it.  I succumb to fast fashion all the time.  It’s cute, affordable, and readily available!  Unfortunately, it’s often easy for me to ignore the story behind whatever item I’m buying because I get caught up in how much I want or need the item!  That’s why I decided to create this blog post.  I want to encourage others (and myself!) to be more conscious of sustainable fashion and where to find it!  Since I’m always shopping online, I decided to roundup my favorite sustainable fall and winter fashion finds from Amazon!

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Brief Summary of Sustainable Fashion

Companies that carry sustainable items make an effort to ensure healthy and ethical working conditions, known as Fair Trade.  They also work to reduce the negative impact their company has on the environment.  Here are some examples:

  • using recycled materials
  • minimizing the carbon footprint
  • using cruelty-free materials
  • reducing waste

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The Sustainable Fashion Brand You Need to Know About

I love all fashion.  But how awesome is it to love a sustainable fashion brand?  On this Wardrobe Wednesday, I’m going to tell you about a designer who tries to limit waste in her life by unleashing her creativity.  Keep reading to learn the story behind my outfits and a chance to enter a giveaway!

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cozy cardigan // Rebecca Minkoff purse // sneakers // cropped distressed jeans // hoop earrings // Daniel Wellington watch// similar booties here and here

As you can see, I’ve styled the dress two ways.  But that’s besides the point.  This dress is so beautifully-made that I honestly could not believe my eyes when I opened my package (The dress arrived wrapped in newspaper and tied with a bow made of leftover fabric.)

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The Dress

Erin from GarageCoutureClothes is the designer behind this adorable dress and countless other stylish creations.  (I’ve got a necklace to show you later in this post.)  Here’s the story behind this cute little shabby chic dress:

  • Erin loves to utilize all of her fabric scraps, such as the cute gingham trim on the dress and the collar.  How cute is that collar?!!  It just takes the already adorable dress to a whole other level of adorableness.
  • The construction of this dress is so impeccable!  I could not get over it when I first saw it. This dress far exceeded my expectations.  Just look at the details in my photos!
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