This was my Friday night at the Fit Right Fashion Show:
Super cute workout clothes.
Fantastic beer and wine.
And a really great cause...Oregon Active
! If you haven't heard of Oregon Active (I hadn't before the event), these videos
are great examples of some of the awesome opportunities that Oregon Active provides to people with disabilities or other challenges.
It was an amazing evening. Unbelievably fun.
First, went to the Icebreaker pre-party! Plenty of wine and beer and soooo many delicious snacks.
Then the Fashion Show itself in Pure Space...
Since a portion of purchases were going to Oregon Active, AND everything was 15% off, I just HAD to buy some things! Bought a cute comfy dress and a pullover from Lole.
Also, Fit Right totally knows how to put together a goodie bag... The first 100 people to register got all of this awesomeness:
Most of those pieces of paper are awesome discounts or FREE week-long passes to various fitness centers in the area! Serious score.
Thank you to Dave Sobolik at Fit Right for including me in this awesome event! I'm already counting the days til next year's Fashion Show :)
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I received a free ticket to the Fit Right Fashion Show and pre-party, courtesy of Fit Right.
To all of my readers in the Portland/Vancouver area, I just wanted to let you know that there is going to be a REALLY AWESOME event next week (and you're invited)!
Other important info:
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
- Located at Pure Space in The Pearl – 1315 NW Overton, Portland 97209
- EAT DRINK SHOP | 7 PM
- FASHION SHOW | 8 PM
What you get:
- Benefits non-profit organization Oregon Active
- COST: $40 through 9/12; $50 9/13-9/19; $60 at the door.
- GROUP: Register with 4 or more people and get a $5 discount
- Complimentary drink from Widmer Brothers Brewing or Barefoot Winery
- Free custom sports bra fittings
- 15% off your purchase at the event
- 10% off regular-priced apparel in stores all weekend
- Exclusive Fashion Show Tote Bag
- Goody bag to the first 100 people to register
- Raffle prizes
- Small plates provided by Freshii
- Live music by Brian Odell
Check out some of the sponsors for this event... When you see brands like these (and BEER like Widmer!!!), you can be fairly certain that the event will be KICK ASS.
Michael Kors just came out with the Paris watch, a limited edition timepiece that will debut this fall. I saw this watch and fell in love. I love just about anything pink and shiny, and this totally is. But it's also elegant and timeless.
And, it would TOTALLY go with items that I already have in my wardrobe!
I don't own those exact items, but they're all pretty basic. I have a white pleather moto jacket from Forever 21 (about $30), some Forever 21 dark wash skinny jeans (about $11), several pairs of leather boots that I've picked up over the years (on sale for around $100 each, from Jessica Simpson, Ann Taylor, Seychelles), and a TON of scarves. A simple neutral tank top with a bit of a sheen to the finish helps pull the look together, in my opinion.
I'd pair it with some makeup and beauty products perfect for fall--matte black nail polish, a subtle blush (in a dusty rose color, to coordinate with the watch!), a dark burgundy lip, and a smoky eye with just a smidge of shimmer.
Love your Michael Kors watch? Show us how you wear it! Share your photo on Instagram with the tag #MKTimeless for a chance to win our Paris Limited Edition Runway watch.
Disclosure: In exchange for writing this post, I will receive a pair of Michael Kors aviator sunglasses.
Alison Elizabeth! Congrats. Please send me your size preference and address info and YMX will send you your prize :)
Yay for awkward bathroom pictures!
Today, B and I decided to do a "short" long run, and go for 17 miles. I've been eating like crap lately, and haven't been working out nearly enough, and my knee is still hurting, so I wanted to take it easy before we run 22 miles again. I brought water and ate some Sharkies. I was feeling blah for a lot of reasons and my body was just dragging. I'm thinking an electrolyte drink might help next time, in addition to the gummies.
Readers, how do you hydrate and fuel on long runs?
Today I took my Xersion running shorts out for a test drive. They're basically like the Nike running shorts, but cheaper. Xersion makes FABULOUS capri-length running pants that are identical in appearance and performance to my Nike running capris, but cheaper, so I was pretty excited to try out these shorts.
Xersion™ Woven Running Short
Price: $22.00 but frequently on sale for 40% off or more
Description: "Xersion™ running shorts offer comfort-driven features for those long-lasting runs. Running short liner, quick dry, credit card pocket, waistband drawstring, 3 1/4" inseam, washable, polyester."
Review: I bought these because people just love the Nike running shorts, and these look the same, so I figured they were probably just as good since the capris are! And at $14 on sale, I figured they were a steal. PROS:
The material feels and looks nice. Comes in different colors. Inexpensive. The lining doesn't rub or chafe even on a 17 miler.CONS:
The shorts bunch up at the crotch. BOO. I'm pretty sure I got the right size (small), so I'm not sure what the issue is. Maybe that my thighs rub together? Whatever it is, I need my shorts to stay where they're at, and these shorts don't. I don't know if Nike shorts would give me the same problems or not.
If you love your Nikes and want a cheap alternative, or want to try out running shorts, for $14, it's worth a try if you don't mind bunching. I think I'm gonna stick with spandex compression pants and shorts!Lipgloss + Spandex rating:
My friend and I decided to have a fun girly afternoon in the "Couv." It was FANTASTIC! Just what I needed after a long, stressful week of NOT working out, crazy antics, cleaning the garage, and state testing.
First, we hit up Namaste Indian Cuisine for their $8.95 lunch buffet, and ate Indian food until our stomachs were going to explode. If you haven't eaten at Namaste, you need to. It is DELICIOUS.
Next, we went to TJ Maxx and Ross. MAN, I love these stores! There's always SOMETHING good. Check out today's finds:
An adorable tank top
Two very cute necklaces from TJ Maxx
Then we went to the mall to get some sunscreen. Small rant: My absolute Holy Grail sunscreen, Shiseido SPF 55+++ lotion, has been discontinued. WHY, Shiseido?! WHYYYYY?! The SPF 55 lotion mattified while having high SPF, and was just amazing! It was the only sunscreen that kept my incredibly oily skin looking decent, AND it didn't break me out. If that isn't a miracle, I don't know what is. Now my choices are SPF 55 cream, the SPF 38 lotion, or the SPF 60 lotion. And according to Makeupalley, none of them are close to what the SPF 55 lotion was. But I decided to give Shiseido a chance to redeem themselves, and I bought the SPF 38 lotion.
And then....we went winetasting! We went to a little local vineyard called English Estate Winery that specializes in boxed wine. They also have a delicious selection of dessert wines.
Tomorrow's agenda: another long run!
What's happening this weekend for you?