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Fitness Fashion Friday #6: My Lorna Jane Obsession Continues + Product Giveaway!

Yo yo my friends.  Yay for the weekend.  You know what time it is – Fitness Fashion Friday!  In case you can’t tell, I’ve been really into Lorna Jane lately.  I just discovered the Australian activewear brand this Summer when I was in California for IDEA World Blogfest.  I won a $500 Lorna Jane gift card while I was there and I’ve been hooked ever since.  This brand has the quality and luxurious feel of Lululemon and the vibrant, inspirational spunk of Nike – perfect balance.  I’ve been spending way too much time at the new Lorna Jane store in Dallas, so I figured I’d make a blog post out of my latest shopping experience and styling session….


The friendly stylists and vibrant store decor making shopping at Lorna Jane a wonderful experience!

So I stopped by Lorna Jane after work on a Friday afternoon and was instantly greeted by Angelica’s bright shining face.  Angelica is part of the the management team at Lorna Jane Dallas North Park and she is wonderful!  P.S. I love the saying on her shirt (above) – Why Not? That’s very gritty – I like 🙂


So much cute to stuff to try on! Decisions decisions…

Angelica helped me pick out 5-6 complete outfits to try on.  I love that many of the styles are coordinated so you can mix and match pieces without being too “matchy matchy” (although I have a guilty pleasure of overly matching my clothes).  I also like the inspirational quotes and sayings that are printed on the Lorna Jane tops and even on the bottoms.  As a fitness instructor, it helps me stand out and energize my group when I have big bold words like “Run Girl Run” on my clothes.  Also the Lorna Jane basic black tights are amazing!  They fit super snug and are made of a really thick material that sucks everything in (in a good way).   In fact, my fellow fitness blogger, Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers, included the Lorna Jane pants on her list of favorite workout capris/tights.  There’s nothing like a killer pair of tights to make me feel super sexy and fit!


How can you not feel energetic when you have “energetic” written in silver sparkles down your leg?

I tried on so many cute outfits in variety of colors and styles including this cute cut-out lime green tank top (above).  I ended up buying the black cut-out tank instead, but it was a hard decision.

During my styling session I was impressed to learn that Lorna Jane leads cool community building and philanthropic initiatives like “swap shop.”  Swap Shop allows you to bring old clothes back in the store and donate them to the salvation army.  In exchange, you get a store credit.  How cool is that?  They also host “Active Living Day” where they sponsor free, high quality workouts all over the nation.  Lorna Jane hosted free, on-site spin classes from Beyond Pedaling in Dallas this Fall.


Vests have officially made a come back #trust

When it was time to decide on my purchases my stylists, Angela and Angelica, gave me their honest opinions on what looked best.  I appreciated having them around because they got me out of my rut of “black capris and bright tank top.” For instance, I bought these cute polka dotted booty shorts (see below).   I ended up spending my entire $500 gift card and I’m so happy with everything that I bought.  Obviously I’m an activewear junkie and I love almost all activewear brands, but I’ve officially become a HUGE fan of Lorna Jane!


Posing with my Lorna Jane stylists, Angela & Angelica (AKA the A Team)

And now that we’ve come to the end of today’s post, what better way to kick start the weekend than with a giveaway?!  Today I’m giving away this adorable Lorna Jane inspirational note pad + blue leopard print headband.  To participate, just post a comment sharing how you “work hard and play hard” in your everyday life.  I’ll pick a winner next Wednesday, October 15th!  ENJOY 🙂

Post a comment to win this adorable Lorna Jane headband and inspirational notebook!

Post a comment to win this adorable Lorna Jane headband and inspirational notebook!

Work hard, play hard! xoxo, Brit

Fitness Fashion Friday #4: Cozy in Coral


Willow Longsleeve Mesh Knit Sweater (Lorna Jane), Tilly Kick Shorts (Lorna Jane) , Neon Mesh Knit Sweater (Nordstrom), Smile (Grit by Brit)

Happy Friday friends!   I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet.  This has been an amazing yet emotionally exhausting week for me – lots of life changes on my end.  I’ll fill you in later.  But before I head out for the weekend, I wanted to share this outfit from Lorna Jane that really made me smile!  I’m so excited that it’s Fall – prepare to see me in lots of scarves.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Best, Brit


Neon Sports Bra (Target C9) – I love that the sweater is just slightly see-thru and the shorts “kick out” right under my booty cheeks 🙂


Bye Bye Summer, Hello Fall! My Favorite End of Summer Activities

OMG I cannot believe it’s September – my Summer flew by!  Fortunately it was filled with lots of fun in the sun, beach time and quality moments with friends.  I don’t know about you, but I love the transition from Summer to Fall because the weather is still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities all while a crisp autumn breeze starts to fill the air – it’s amazing!  Here are some of my favorite end-of-Summer activities that prepare me for a fabulous Fall…

Planning my Fall Workout Routine

Brit's September Shape Up

I like to switch up my workout routine for the Fall.  In the Summer I take advantage of  unique exercise experiences (e.g. paddle boarding, swimming in the ocean, hiking, etc.).  However in the Fall, I follow  a more consistent fitness regimen that fits well with my work schedule and personal commitments.  There’s something about Autumn that naturally motivates me to develop a workout plan and stick to it.

Shopping for “Back to the Gym” Clothes

target C9

The one thing I hate about no longer being a student, is not being able to partake in “back in school shopping.”  Alternatively, I now go “back to the gym shopping” in preparation for cooler weather and more indoor workouts.  I always hit up Target® and check out the Champion C9 activewear department.  Every time I go, there’s always a killer sale!  Personally, I’m a  fan of  Target® C9 Activewear because the styles are on trend and functional – yay for bright colors, leggings and racer-back tanks!  Honestly, I wear my C9 gear on the weekends as casual wear, even if I’m not working out.

My PiYo Classes on the W Hotel Roof-deck

piyo on roofdeck

I love teaching my end-of-Summer rooftop PiYo Class at the W Dallas Hotel!

So I’m a little biased on this one because I actually teach this PiYo (Pilates / Yoga) class in Dallas, TX.  But I’m super excited that classes have been extended to last throughout the end of September – yay!   We have an amazing view, great playlist, effective workout and it’s all free and open to the public!  I highly encourage you to check out some free workouts in your local community – there are often free “back to school bootcamps” at local parks.

Running/Jogging at my Local Park


Going for an outdoor run in Dallas is one of my favorite end-of-Summer activities!

There’s a beautiful window of time during late September/early October that’s perfect for outdoor runs.  In the middle of the Summer it’s way too hot to run outside in Texas – temperatures are over 100 degrees!  While I live an active lifestyle and teach lots of group fitness classes, I’m not an avid runner.  However, during this sweet stretch of time I like to go for a 5K jog once or twice a week.  I find it very therapeutic, especially when I have a good playlist to energize my stride.  In fact, I’m about to peace out and go for a run right now – see ya!  Lots of love, Brit

What are your favorite end-of-Summer activities?

How do you stay active in the Fall?  

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.