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Fashion Fridays: Marathon Attire

18 May

It has been awhile since I wrote a Fashion Friday post. I just couldn’t really think of something great to showcase and write about.

Well, this week I figured out the perfect thing to share with you all….Marathon Attire.

The weather isn’t looking too desirable for the race on Sunday. But I am hoping that it stays cool for us in the morning. The race also moved the start up 30 minutes, which could make a huge difference.

Thank you, Weather.com

Because of this weather situation, I need to stay cool. But I also need to stay cute (umm, hello? Miles with Style here).

I have pondered over this outfit for days, and had a couple dress rehearsals in other outfits. But I finally find “the one”, and I am so happy to share this with you all (at this point you are probably thinking that I am WAY too focused on clothes, whatevs).

The Top

This is my favorite running top. It is the Lululemon Push your Limits tank. I now own it in 4 colors. It is the most supportive tank ever, and an added bonus is that I don’t have to wear an extra sports bra under it like I do with all of my other running tanks.

If you are ever in Lululemon and you see this tank, do yourself a favor and INVEST. It is amazing.

The Bottom

I blogged earlier this week that I purchased a new running skirt for this race. Well good news – the skirt came in time, and it is AMAZING.

This skirt is properly named Run: A Marathon Skirt.

It has tight shorts underneath, and a very lightweight skirt on top. It is so lightweight, I can’t really even tell that I am wearing anything!! Yesterday I was running in this and had to look down a couple times to make sure it was still there!

Best of all, I have nail polish that matches the neon pink in the skirt perfectly.

The Headwear

I now have bangs (little side swoopy ones), which require a sturdy headband to hold them back. Since the rest of my outfit is Lulu, I figured I should complete the look with a Lulu headband.

This is the Slipless Headband. And the name is perfect, because it does not slip at all.

I have completed quite a few training runs in this beauty, and I know it will be the perfect head accessory to complete my marathon look.

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I am so relieved that this aspect of the race is finalized. I realize that I will look like Lululemon threw up on me, but that is just fine. I will comfortable and happy, and look cute too!

Chicagoland Marathon: BRING IT ON.

xo.

Ali

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Fashion Fridays – I Love Shoes

10 Feb

It is Friday again, and I want to talk shoes.

As most girls do, I love shoes. I love heels, I love flats and I love comfy.

Now keep reading to see just a few of my faves!

When I am not wearing these Tory Burch beauties…

Or these red-soled goddesses…

I am wearing these lovelies…

Flats are fab, heels are great, but the shoes that matter most to me are my running shoes.

I have been a huge fan of Brooks running shoes for quite a while.

Four years ago, I started wearing the Brooks Glycerin. I loved the support and the cushion. They were great.

This past fall I decided to try out the Brooks Ghost. Wow. These shoes are amazing, and I have never been so in love with shoes (and that is saying a lot!). In fact when it is time to get new shoes, I just pick up the exact same pair. Same color, same style, same everything. I am obsessed.

So what are your favorite types of shoes? And I am talking all shoes…flats, heels, running, whatever!

Let’s start this Friday off great. Let’s talk shoe talk.

xo,

Ali

P.S. Want to make me happy? Please “like” my facebook page! I think the only followers are me and my Mom ūüôā

Fashion Fridays – Sparkly Giveaway!

3 Feb

Happy Friday, and TGIF my friends.

What a week…I know I said I would be practicing my positive thinking this week, but I kind of struggled. Today I am feeling much better though, and I plan on continuing this mood.

This week, adding a little sparkle to my life helped me get through, so Fashion Fridays will be featuring headbands that I received from Sparkly Soul!

Sparkly Soul Headbands

I am a big fan of head flair when I run. Well, lets get real – I am a big fan of ALL flair when I run. And I was SO excited when I received my sparkly soul headbands last week!

Sparkly Soul sent me a thin headband, and a wide headband. I picked my colors to be blue and green, since those will match quite a few of my workout ensembles (I swear all my workout clothes seem to be blue).

So…did I like them?

I tried the headbands this week at my boot camp class. And I LOVED them.

I struggle with headbands slipping due my awkwardly shaped head…but let me tell ya – this thing did not budge! It stayed in place the entire class, and never failed to look cute while the rest of me did not.

   

Self portraits at their finest!

Now let’s give some away!

Do you want to have sparkly flair too? Well now is your chance to get a thin AND wide sparkly band for free!

To enter the contest, please follow the rules below.

Required for one entry:

  1. Go to sparklysoul.com, and pick out your favorite colors of EACH band (thin & wide).
  2. Comment on this blog and tell me which colors you would choose.

Required for addition entries:
*For each additional entry, please add another comment to let me know it was done*

    1. Tweet: I want to win a @SPARKLYSOULINC non-slip headband from MileswithStyle.com & @ahatfield08! Enter to win here: http://wp.me/p1UUgc-cl
    2. Follow me on Twitter! @ahatfield08
    3. Share this giveaway on your Facebook page
    4. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest!Pin It

Other awesome things you can do:
*sorry, these do not get you an additional entry*

  1. Follow @sparklysoulinc on Twitter
  2. Like Sparkly Soul on Facebook

Good luck! A winner will be selected at RANDOM on Monday.

Can’t wait till Monday?

Go to SparklySoul.com, pick out some headbands and use the code “Fitfluential” to get 15% off! This code is good until March 1st.

xo,

Ali

Fashion Fridays – Keepin’ Warm

27 Jan

Good morning, and Happy Friday to you!

As (I hope) you read yesterday, I featured my first guest blogger to speak about winter running essentials. Stacy is very educated when it comes to running clothes, and I knew she would be the perfect subject matter expert to write that post.

For this Fashion Friday, I would like to share two winter running essentials that I cannot live without.

Croquet Headband

I LOVE my red, yellow and green croquet headband. My boyfriend’s Grandmother got me this super cute headband for Christmas this year, and I cannot get enough of it. It is so warm, and also layers great on super cold days with other headbands underneath.

Self Portrait in the back yard.

It is the perfect head flair for a freezing cold winter run, and gets a ton of compliments when you break it out.

I apologize for not having a direct link so you can get one of these too..however I think you can get similar headbands on Etsy.com.

The North Face Gaiter, aka “Turtle”

The next winter running essential that I cannot live without is my North Face neck protector. I know they are called Gaiters (according to the website, it is ‘Gaiter’ not ‘Gator’), but I like to call mine a turtle (I can sneak my head in and out, just like a turtle!).

This turtle is freaking amazing. It is SO warm and soft – I could easily sleep in it (which would actually save me a few minutes getting dressed in the morning). Anyone who will be running in the harsh cold winter winds needs this thing. I got it at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Go there right now, and buy one.

And when in doubt...throw on a boa.

I hope that after yesterdays post and this post today, you are all geared up for winter running. You have no excuses not to be out there pounding the payment.

I hope you have the best Friday ever, and a fantastic weekend ahead.

xoxo,

Ali

Fashion Fridays – I’m on a Budget

20 Jan

Welcome to the second installment of Fashion Fridays! The first one was such a success (page view wise), that I decided this weekly post will be the new norm for Friday!

I, along with many other people, am on a budget. Last week I featured a Lululemon top, which was a little pricey. This week I decided to post a budget friendly item, that almost anyone could purchase for their fitness wardrobe!

Old Navy Compression Tank Top

I will admit it, I am a total brand whore when it comes to running clothes. The pricier the outfit, the faster I think it will make me run.

This weekend I was out shopping, and decided to make a stop in Old Navy. I have been seeing their active wear commercials on TV, and thought it might be something worth trying. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this striped top, and it was on sale for $10!

I love wearing tanks to run in and in boot camp class. I get really hot when I have sleeves on, especially when working out inside or in the heat. This top was a dry fit material, which is perfect for a warm workout.

The top came with extra padding in the bust, however I removed these first thing. I always wear another sports bra under my running tops (unless it is a Lulu top), so I didn’t need the extra padding. It was a little large around my stomach, but that was ok seeing that I was wearing it at boot camp. Less clothing huggage, less I notice the results from donuts.

Overall, the top was comfy, and cozy. Not once did it annoy me during the workout, and I also managed to snag some compliments in between plank sets.

Should you buy one?

YES! For the price alone, this top is worth purchasing. It was just as comfortable and easy to wear as my pricey running tops, but one fifth the cost.

Anyone who is looking to refresh their running and workout wardrobe with cute clothes (which I would highly recommend), please head to Old Navy. The prices are amazing, and the clothes are cute.


Have you ever tried Old Navy clothes? Or are you a running clothes brand whore like me and afraid to venture out of the brand bubble?

TGIF!

Ali

Fashion Fridays – Lululemon Edition!

13 Jan

I am excited to announce that going forward, every Friday I will be doing a fashion review on the blog. The fashion review will be focused towards some sort of fitness apparel, since this is a running blog! However that doesn’t mean other fashion items won’t be sneaking their way into these reviews.

So, Fashion Friday Volume One, let’s go!

Lululemon – Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve

I purchased the Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve top in October for the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon. Since that race, I have worn the top to kick boxing class, and bootcamp.

Pros:

The top is great! It is lightweight, and breathable. It also is a great moisture-wicking fabric, therefore you can wear it in hot weather alone, or cold weather as a layered item. It is soft, long, durable, and moves great with your body, which makes it a perfect top to wear to bootcamp/kick boxing class.

Yep, you have seen this top before!

Cons:

It is hard to think of too many cons for this shirt, other than the fact that it is a little pricey ($58).

The only negative thing I have to say about this top is the fact that it rides up a bit when I am wearing it. This issue could possibly be corrected if I got a larger size, but I have yet to try one.

Should you buy one?

Yes! I already plan on adding more colors of this top to my running collection, and possibly the long sleeve version if I can save some money. It is a great top, and so far seems very durable after the many loads of laundry it has been through.

And a little fashion bonus…

I doubt you could notice, but the most fabulous part of my outfit above are the Kate Spade earrings I am wearing. I always try to add a little pizazz to my outfit, and when I’m¬†working out it’s no different.

A big thank you to my wonderful friend Brianna who gave me these awesome earrings for Christmas!

Thank you, Brianna!!!

Wishing everyone a fabulous Friday!

Until next time,

Ali

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