Retail Therapy

CALIA | Dick's Sporting Goods |

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and DICK’S Sporting Goods. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Retail therapy is part of recovery from an injury, right?

The good people at Vocalpoint and Dick’s must have known that I needed a pick me up after learning that running still wasn’t happening anytime soon, when they graciously sent me a gift card to check out the newly redesigned women’s section. I gladly headed to my local Dick’s to drown my sorrows in new workout gear. Spoiler alert – you can get some help with your own retail therapy at the bottom of the post!

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While my running wardrobe is seriously stocked with all the right essentials, I have been lacking in yoga specific gear. It’s one of the activities I CAN do right now so I’m pouring my heart and soul into it. Sure I can wear my running capri’s and tanks, but it can be quite annoying to constantly fix your tank after every single down dog or inversion. I want something that stays in place and I don’t have to adjust it no matter how I twist, bind and get my OM on.

It had been awhile since I actually shopped for myself at Dick’s. And I was pleasantly surprised. The aisles had been widened and there were more outfit pairings throughout the women’s department. It made me want to actually look at the clothes. The CALIA line by Carrie Underwood and Lucy Activewear stood out to me. How come I never noticed their stuff before? Everything was so pretty and could easily go from the studio to running errands. Because let’s face it, I wear my workout gear everywhere even when I’m not working out.

little shopper

I brought along my little “helpers” to test out the wide aisles and bigger fitting rooms. We no longer need the big bus stroller (thankfully), but I could definitely see how I’d have no problem managing the aisles with it.

So what did I get?

I fell in love with CALIA. I want every single piece! I wore the Keyhole Back Tank and Essential Capri’s to yoga class that very night I got it and I didn’t have to adjust anything through an hour worth of sun salutations and inversion practice. I’m really not a fan of patterned capri’s but I love the look of these. So cute!


And the Lucy tank? Same thing – it didn’t budge no matter which way I twisted and turned in class. I love the built in cups – no need for a sports bra underneath. It does have a zippered pocket in the back that would be great for stashing a key or gels if I was running in it, but I don’t think I’d like to go sports bra-less while running.

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Here’s an easy chance to win a $25 DICK’S Sporting Goods gift card to get some of your own retail therapy!

All you have to do is answer the question below:

What’s your favorite piece of workout gear?

Giveaway ends Sunday, August 2nd @ 12 p.m. est.


46 comments on “Retail Therapy

  1. I had no idea they carried Lucy and Calia. I was thinking of going in to get a backpack for one of my kids, so I will check it out. I love both the Calia and Lucy top! My favorite workout gear is probably my Lululemon capris– I hate that I love them so much, but their so soft and velvety… I live in them.
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  2. Just checked out the CALIA selection on Dick’s website.. Um, I’m with you! I want every single piece of clothing that’s available. I love all the tops. Such a great variety too!! I think if I were to win, that’s the type of workout gear i’d be purchasing.

  3. I have some Lululemon running shorts from a few years ago that I love. I’d love to check out the new CALIA line!

  4. I love a pair of Nike running shorts that are tight and longer like capris for summer runs. My inner thighs don’t rub together like in regular shorts and they’re super comfy! Also pari great with compression socks when it gets a little cooler out.

  5. I love Dick’s Lucy line! I had no idea they sold Lucy and Calia until I went in there the other day! Besides running shoes, my favorite running article is my Under Armour skirt- it’s super comfortable and has tons of pockets.
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  6. I’m not much of a shopper, but do love fun capri’s. Mostly I just wanted to comment to say that your yoga poses are positively inspirational!

  7. I cannot live without a good pair of running shorts! Nothing that digs into my sides and has to be light and airy.

  8. My favorite piece of workout gear is definitely my Athleta skorts. I love, love, love them. I think I own at least 5-7 different ones and use them for running and biking. They are very comfortable, don’t ride up and/or chafe and always look cute both while working out and afterward as I, too, always do errands, etc. after a nice sweaty workout.

  9. I think right now my favorite gear is my running shoes. I got lucky and found a pair for half off since they were an older model!

  10. I love the new Nike Tank tops from Dick’s that say Shut up and run! They come in really cool colors and have very soft fabric.

  11. Oh gosh, I love shopping for workout gear! My favorite changes a lot, but it’s whatever makes me feel cute and fast!

  12. My favorite piece of workout gear is the Run Inspire Crop from Lululemon, I wore them for my first marathon and they stay in place and suck in all the right places!

  13. My favorite piece of workout gear is my Crazy Compression socks. I just love how snug they are and I feel like I am a real runner when I wear them!

  14. My favorite piece of workout gear is my Adidas capris. I bought them in a size large after the knee surgery I had right after my 50th birthday. Now, 2 mos later and 2 pants sizes lost, this pair doesn’t fit. Now these Adidas capris are inspiration for me to continue on my fitness journey!

  15. My favorite piece is a simple sports bra I picked up from a box store. Simple yet holds all together. I’d love to get my hands on some Lululemon gear; I just saw their new collection.

  16. Oiselle anything, especially the roga shorts! But I also need to expand my yoga wardrobe!

  17. My favorite piece of workout gear are a pair of Nike shorts that I’ve had for a long time. I love them because they have awesome pockets! It’s hard to find good pockets these days.

  18. I have a great pair of Nike running shorts. I’m not a runner, but they’re so comfy! Plus they’re navy and Kelly green…my favorite color combo!

  19. When you enjoy the sports, you’ll naturally want to do them. Exercise isn’t about suffering and pushing yourself; it’s about being healthy and having fun at the same time. Adding variation in your exercises will keep them interesting

  20. i love running shorts that have the wide flat band at the top. i have one pair from lululemon and one that is moving comfort and they are my absolute favorite!

  21. My favorite piece of workout gear is my GPS running watch. I love the data that’s collected and find that it challenges me during my workouts.

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