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Outfit: Gym Hair Don’t Care

gym hair don't careI’m all about honesty and transparency over here and when it comes to the weekends, it’s gym time for me. Eventually I’ll wind up in some sort of presentable outfit, one you might even see here or on social media, but until about 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, you’ll often find me in gym clothes.

Even if I don’t work out early, I put the clothes on because it commits me going to there. Is there anything worse in life than taking off your gym clothes after NOT working out? The worst; I’ll feel like such a lazy failure that I coerce myself into getting there.

My favorite gym brands are Lululemon, Athleta, Zella and Old Navy. I also love Beyond Yoga and Alo for more athleisure wear. Oh, and seriously: Forever 21 makes some of the cutest stuff (don’t knock it until you look). I have two sports bras that I’m thrilled with, and I have 2-3 friends super happy with its stylish athletic wear, all under $20-$30.

gym hair don't care

At the same time, I recognize some of these brands are spendy and I do have my limits however working out in well-fitting, flattering gym clothes makes a difference. Swear it. I discovered this about three years ago when my husband got me my first pair of Lululemon pants (about $30 less than they charge now). The luon/lycra held my tush in — and I swear up! — and flattered me in a way less expensive versions never did. I felt more confident and immediately more excited to get to the gym. That little personal investment is worth it. Wait for one of these brands to have a sale (I often do)… it’s worth it. And, please comment below if there are other brands you love to get your move on.

So I actually get too sweaty to work out in a tee like this BUT — after I go to the gym I usually swap my tank for one like this cutie from Old Navy if I’m grabbing food with my family, running to Publix or a few errands. It’s a fresh shirt, looks cute, isn’t too tight and let’s me cool off while I’m out and about. Old Navy has been my go-to for stylish athletic wear… I love their tees with sayings, cozy tops, and they’ve upped their quality on their leggings as well! I recently recommended them to a friend.

gym hair don't care

Tee: Old Navy // Shorts: Lululemon “drop it low” short (similar for less) // Sneakers: Brooks Ghost // Socks: Balega (love these with the tabbed ankles to present slipping) // Waterbottle: Lifefactory

gym hair don't care

I tried being sporty… is this post getting awkward yet? 🙂

gym hair don't care

And, yeah, seriously, I’m the most awkward jumper alive (this is about 40 takes later when my sweet photog, Alissa, had to give me instructions! #coversherfaceinshame). We can’t be winners at everything! For your amusement only…

gym hair don't care

photo: south moon photography

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    Danielle
    May 23, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    I love Lulu leggings so badly but I don’t love what they do to my wallet :((((((((

    This is a super cute outfit, budget work out clothes mixed up with the pricier side. I love graphic tops for working out. Super sassy.

    xoxo
    Danielle
    Afloat On A Full Sea

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    Jill
    May 21, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    I’m a sucker for Danskin stuff, I love their workout clothes and athleisure stuff.

    Good for you with the glass water bottle. I think plastic water bottles are the absolute devil!

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    Heidi
    May 18, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    You are in such amazing shape! I committed going to the gym regularly a little over a year ago and I love the changes I’ve seen in myself. It feels so good to be stronger! I’m also a big fan of forever 21’s athletic clothing you are in such amazing shape! I committed going to the gym regularly a little over a year ago and love of the changes I’ve seen in myself. It feels so good to be stronger! I’m also a big fan of forever 21’s workout stuff. Their sports bras are amazing and super affordable!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Totally! I absolutely love Forever 21’s finds — the quality has been so good for the price point (especially the sports bras!). It’s incredible the powerful mental feeling you also get from sweating it out… so good.

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    Kimberly
    May 18, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Umm check out those guns! You are killing it girl! Love this post & totally swear by Old Navy compression capris and Forever 21 sports bras.

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Ha, you are so sweet! I need to really give the ON compression pants a test because I keep hearing how great they are.

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    Alissa
    May 18, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Look at those arms! You are such a babe!!!
    The Adored Life

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    Shira
    May 18, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    I also do a lot of my workouts over the weekend. Love your cute workout outfit and I agree, some of the more expensive brands are a whoooole lot better at keeping you all in. I swear my ridiculously expensive sweaty betty pants for that reason!

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Do tell… what are sweaty betty’s?? Is this something I need to look into??

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    Jill
    May 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    I’m most impressed with those arms. Nice!

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      Blushing…. thanks, Jill! That’s not the gym, I think that’s carrying around two kids!

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    Kripa
    May 18, 2016 at 6:22 AM

    It’s a cute look! I usually roll into the store post workout in my still drenched shirt hahah should probably swap it out so I don’t offend others with the stink heh.
    I love the tank! Also Zella leggings are my faves, so awesome and not too expensive!

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      Exactly… Zella leggings are such good bang for the buck. ANd, I’m sure you’re not the only one keeping the same shirt on… I’m SO sweaty my daughter literally won’t go out with me that it gets me to change. Love putting on these fun $1-$15 tanks as I cool off.

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    Tara
    May 18, 2016 at 6:04 AM

    Such a cute tank, and you are looking fabulous! Another brand I love is workout clothes is actually Victoria’s Secret! I find their sports bras to be super supportive, and their leggings always have cute prints!

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      Alyson
      May 18, 2016 at 3:57 PM

      Ah, I’ve heard that! I wish they’d carry it in store so I can test it out. Thanks so much for the reminder.

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