The Friyay Fit — Going to a Book Signing

Mother was a longtime patron of the library.  I don’t think I ever saw her not deep into a book.  She loved to read all genres and was always a member of the Friends of the Library.  So, she would have been thrilled to go with me to the North Richland Hills Library for their “Behind the Book” series.  I will blog more about it another day, but I wanted to share “my fit” I had to meet Tess Gerritsen, author of her newest release I Know a Secret from the Rizzoli & Isles TNT series.

My most favorite thing to wear is jeans.  If I could wear jeans everyday of the week I would, especially if you find a designer that feels good when you wear it.  I discovered CJ by Cookie Johnson years ago and own several pair of her skinny jeans in distressed washed and indigo.  I also love the frayed or released hem style that, according to designers, is a trend that will be around awhile.

If you don’t have a lot of money to invest in new clothes or feel really confident in your current wardrobe line up, I suggest instead focusing on adding just a few new accessories.  Two items I picked up for fall are from Cabi  — the Deidre Scarf and the Secret Garden cuff.  The scarf is big enough to wear as a belt and I wore it tied in a knot loosely around my neck.   Here is a fun Pinterest article on “125 Catchiest Scarf Trends for women in 2017.”   I adore the hinge cuff bracelet.  It has the most interesting, heirloom looking encrusted jewels — including a honeybee! The orange tee is also from the spring line of Cabi, but you could find any color tshirt to coordinate since animal print is considered neutral.  Doesn’t a leopard fit in anywhere?  For a Cabi catalog contact [email protected]  I’ve been a long-time customer of Cabi and the clothing is gorgeous and very well made.

The other thing I love are loose, long cardigans.  The cardigan I am wearing is a linen blend from Ann Taylor several seasons ago, but here is a similar style that is on sale at Ann Tayor now.   I like linen blend because it’s dressier so it can go with most everything in your closet.  Navy is supposed to be the go-to color for the fall especially with olive.  And belted cardigans are really popular right now, too.

Next, shoes.  I purchased these Apt. 9 block heel sandals from Kohl’s last spring and they are still available at $24.99!  They come in brown, denim and black and make a perfect transition shoe into the fall.

Next, you need a tote to carry all your books home from the library. I love my Vera Bradley quilted denim back pack that I purchased last spring for 50% off! It’s perfect for work because I can put a change of shoes for the long walk to my office from the parking lot and it still has room for my lunch box along with essentials like my wallet, phone, eyeglass case and makeup bag.

And to finish the outfit off, you need a good lipcolor.  I love LipSense — the color that lasts until you take it off.  A great color is “She’s Apples” a warm, matte orange red.  If you’re on Instagram follow LizzieLucasLips to see more beautiful shades and ideas for wearing lipcolor or email [email protected]

So, that’s my fit for Friday.  I hope you are inspired for the weekend ahead!

Friyay Fit — Workout Wear

Bringing you a fun idea for kicking off the weekend!  This week we will dish on fitness wear. I don’t like to spend a lot on my workout wear, but I do want it to fit properly and make me feel good when I am wearing it.  I especially don’t want to be constantly tugging and pulling up my pants. Also, if I have to dash to an appointment or run errands after leaving the gym, I want to look stylish.  I’m sharing a few outfits from Old Navy Active.   They have wear for all kinds of activity — running, gym and studio and it’s my #1 source for purchasing new workout wear.

 

I have these Go Dry Compression Capri leggings and they are really comfortable.  The fit is slightly below the waist, but I feel like they hold everything in.

You can wear this with a pink, navy, green or black tank making it very versatile to go with other tops you may have already.

 

But, if you wanted to pick up a tank to go with the pants, I love graphic tees.  And, this one is adorable.

 

And, to finish the look this hoodie comes in pink, turquoise and black.  It’s lightweight, soft and not bulky so it’s perfect to put over your tank.  I took Miss Bee to the movies after a workout this week and the hoodie came in handy because the theater was freezing.

 

 

I think it is so important to feel pretty when you work out.  Don’t just put an over sized t-shirt over black leggings.  How can you see how beautiful your body is, or the definition in your arms you are working hard for if you are covering it all up?  If you want to feel dynamite on the inside, you also need to project that same image on the outside!