9.19.2014

Friday Faves | Workout Wear

I am sorry that I have been MIA this week. Honestly, I have not had much to share and I decided long ago that I was not going to cram a bunch of filler full of nonsense into the blog. Ain't no one got time for that. Team Skelley has just been cruising along the week with work, church and sports -- which is pretty much our jam.

But I did want to share with you my favorite new place to find workout wear at a discount price. 

I am a lifelong devotee to Nike -- their clothes last for years and I don't think I have worn another brand of sneakers, probably since my hightop, white Reeboks in grade school. Now they were stylin'.

So we are back at the Y after taking the summer off and I caught a glimpse of myself in the doors. I was a mess. Ill-fitting clothes, worn out sneakers, I just felt very frumpy. So I burst into our living room and exclaimed to The Engineer and Big Kid: "I look like a middle-aged housewife!" Big Kid: Ummm, aren't you a middle-aged housewife? Smart aleck ten-year-old. Not unless 37 is considered middle-aged.

Not that there is anything wrong with being a middle-aged housewife! But I am not - and last year, I updated my work wardrobe to reflect that. This year, I need to concentrate on my workout clothes. Because chances are, if I am not in my dress clothes for work, I am probably in athletic wear. Athletic clothes are not cheap - which is probably why I am still wearing most of my clothes from when I taught yoga (I have not taught since 2011). But bodies change and workout routines change, so I set out to find some new gear without breaking the bank.

Zappos was out. Nordstrom was out. Sports Authority was out. I wasn't going to spend several hundred dollars. But I wanted quality and durability. I found it at 6pm:

These are sporty, yet comfortable. I bought both the black and the grey and I am so glad that I did because I think this is going to be my fall uniform. They are incredibly soft and fitted without being skin-tight. They aren't Nike, but you can't go wrong with North Face.



 Love the old-school look of this tank - and I also like that it is not so tight that you can't breathe. My days of lycra workout tops are behind me.

I am not a big compression pants person, but these were so comfortable that I considered buying the other two colors.


If you are like me and like an ultra light sneaker, these are for you. I usually replace my sneakers a couple of times a year and I knew with the Color Run coming up next week, I needed to quickly break in a new pair, as my old ones were hurting my feet.


My son was jealous of these - he told me yesterday that he wanted a pair. He could almost wear mine, his foot is that big. Everything above was 1/3 to 50% less than other stores. Throw in free shipping and no tax? Sold. I don't know if I will ever by workout clothes anywhere else again. 

Highly recommend 6pm - check them out, and as always I don't receive any compensation besides the warm and fuzzy feeling of sharing a good deal.

Happy Weekend, gang!