I purchased a couple of items from Garage, Old Navy and H&M recently (it seems like I only buy clothes from these 3 stores…but I don’t have much time to shop around these days, and these 3 shops ALWAYS have some cute options).
From Garage I picked up boyfriend cardigans and jeggings. The jeggings are perfect for fall, to tuck into boots – and the boyfriend cardigans are amazingly soft and comfy. Both denim and tops were buy one get one 50% off.
From H&M I picked up THE perfect cross-body bag (a bargain at only CAD$19.99). I first saw it on Jean’s Extra-Petite Blog – and I loved the colour and size of it. I’ll be walking my kiddies to school and I need something light but cute to hold my wallet, keys, phone and sunglasses. Jean makes it look so elegant when she carries it as a clutch (my close-up picture is a bit smudgy because of kiddy fingerprints on my mirror- sigh!). I would LOVE to find flat-heeled tall boots in the same shade for fall.
At Old Navy I picked up a couple of tops. My favourite is the white cotton shirt – so summery and light – although summer is nearly over! I’m hoping the green drapey top holds up better than the peach one I bought from H&M (posted about here) – it got 2 holes in it after the first wash (on the delicate cycle and no dryer!!!). I love the shade, so I’m going to try and mend the 2 holes LOL – but it is SO fragile!
Earlier this month we purchased our elliptical machine – the Life Fitness X8. With all the moving and reorganizing, I hadn’t been exercising for much of this summer – and it was beginning to show! I’m so happy to be back on track (though I’ve still got a couple of pounds to lose). I’ve been doing 25 minute sessions 3 times a week. I have my i-pod on and I just “dance” to my favourite songs – I love how the elliptical tones your arms as well as providing a cardio workout. My top tunes to get moving are:
Eve feat. Swizz Beats – Tambourine
Enur feat. Natasja – Calabria
Eve feat. San Paul – Give it to You
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Pitbull – Give Me Everything
I’m really happy with this purchase as I feel that this is a good investment for our health (Hubby uses it on the nights that he doesn’t do P90x.) When the kids start school, I plan on joining either a yoga or pilates class (they have studios for both in our neighbourhood) and using the elliptical twice a week. I don’t like to overdo exercise, as I start dreading it – I just do the bare minimum to keep the weight off and keep it fun.
What are your favourite work out songs – I’m always looking for good ones!
Do you have any go-to clothes stores that you always end up shopping at?