A Few of My Favorite Things – Spring/Summer Edition


It’s Friday! Wa-hoo! Is it me or did this week fly by?

Last week in New Hampshire, we had absolutely beautiful summer-like weather. Temps were in the 80s, sunshine and blue skies for days. We were even sleeping with the windows open! I scrambled to find short sleeves and shorts for the kiddos. Luckily I had stocked up on a few things during the end of summer sales last year. L had one pair of shorts and a few t-shirts and A had t’s and skirts. I had planned on a shopping trip last weekend to stock up on warm weather clothes for all of us but then the weather turned more seasonably. It’s now in the 40s and I’m freezing even with wool socks back on my feet.

While running in the gorgeous weather, I realized I needed to revamp my workout clothes, too. New season, new clothes right?ย  I’ve started drooling over new summer running clothes. Here’s a few of my favorites that I’m going to be adding very soon!

Lululemon run:stuff your bra tank


I was just telling Ron that I needed something to hold all my gear while doing long runs. This is perfect and genius! It has 7 pockets to hold gels, keys, money, lip balm, whatever.

Wonder Wick It Tank and Printed Swift Zip Skort


This tank from Athleta is a great alternative to the Lululemon tank. It’s got a pocket in the back so you can stash supplies. I also like the skirt. I love my running skirts and this one has a really cute print.

Lululemon run:pace setter skirt


Another great skirt from Lululemon. The ruffles are so stinkin’ cute! I always think Lululemon stuff is really cute but I don’t want to pay that much money for clothes I’m going to sweat in. The Pace Setter Skirt is $58. The skirt from Athleta is $54. Both expensive but aren’t all workout clothes ridiculously priced?



I just discovered this company and think their clothes are super cute! Oiselle was started by a runner who wanted a better selection of clothes to choose from. In her words, most shorts were “Too poofy, too baggy, too high-waisted, and all wrong in the color.” I love this shirt! It’s very hard to find running shirts with stripes or other prints. I like that this is something different than a plain tee. They also have a few with really cute sayings like this one:


Drymax Sport Socks


Nothing is worse than having sweaty feet while running. Hello blisters! I love Drymax Sport Socks. They keep my feet dry and comfortable. I’ve never had a blister and don’t plan on starting anytime soon.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for two Road ID’s! You have until Sunday, April 1st at midnight. I’ll announce the winners in Monday’s post.

Have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday.

Questions of the day:

What are your summer essentials for working out/running?

Do you spend more money on workout clothes than “regular” clothes?

12 comments on “A Few of My Favorite Things – Spring/Summer Edition

  1. That lululemon skirt is worth every penny!! I love it!! I think all of their stuff is worth every penny:) I’ve slowly gotten into shopping and wanting workout gear more than regular stuff:-/ I feel like I spend so much time in it, even when I’m not working out, that I want to be comfortable and feel cute. Enjoy your new additions to the family;-)
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  2. Thanks for introducing us to the Oiselle company, I had not heard of them before. So many cute options here, makes me want to go shopping! Yes- I definitely spend more on workout clothes, or at least it feels that way. I’m content to shop consignment shops for every day clothes but usually get workout gear new. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Great picks! I love Athleta a lot – I’d love to wear lulu but they’re a bit cost prohibitive at this point in my life and Athleta is the same great quality, just without the big name recognition! Recently just learned of Oiselle too and love the tshirts. Very cool!
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  4. Just found your blog from fitfluential running fb page and saw that oiselle was listed as one of your faves! I’m a team member for them and LOVE this company, their apparel and their mission. Wanted to give you and your readers the heads up that this weekend Oiselle’s having a sale on their sale items! Including that cute stripe t-shirt you posted ( i just bought it in blue) Here’s the info, enjoy!
    Quick Sale Details:
    When? Friday 3/30 – Sunday 4/1
    What? Customers receive an extra 20% off sale items with code: SPRINGTIME this weekend only.
    Where? http://www.oiselle.com/shop/sale

  5. Great choices for summer! I also need to revamp my workout wardrobe; I always seem to neglect it. Yes, I totally agree with you- all workout clothes are waaayy too expensive! But clothes that fit perfectly and feel great are SO worth it!

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