Thursday, July 23, 2015

Workout #ootd

Happy almost Friday! I thought I would do something a little different today and share a typical workout outfit of the day. If you follow me on Snapchat (carylee07) this uniform should look familiar to you, since I feel like the majority of my snapping is to and from Pilates! Ha! 

I've found that these muscle tanks are perfect for Pilates! If you've even done work on the Pilates reformer or tower, it can get pretty sweaty. And a sticky, sweaty body means friction between your back and the mat. I love that these muscle tees give me full back coverage so I can maneuver easily on the equipment, and the higher crew neck in front ensures that no one is seeing my goodies when I'm leaning forward or in some obscure position. I'm wearing a small in these tees - they run pretty true to size with a nice relaxed but not oversized fit.

Tank: Old Navy (current options here) | Sports Bra: C9 (current colors here) | Leggings: Zella | Shoes: Nike

These Zella leggings are so fabulous. Not only are they comfortable, but they're nice to look at. I've been wanting some perforated leggings, and these definitely fit the bill! I wear a small in all of my Zella leggings. Very fitted, but I don't feel like I get a muffin top at all, which is pretty nice. A lot of times I have to size up to avoid muffin top, but then I end up with a saggy crotch. These fit perfectly on me in a small. You will see they gather just a little bit at my ankles since I'm only 5'-2" but I can either fold the hems under or simply leave it as is - the little bit of extra fabric does not bother me at all

Toesox (available here and here)

Naturally, I'm not wearing my Nikes when I'm actually doing Pilates. I enjoy wearing these Toesox with the grippy soles. I like that the socks keep my toes separated, but the cut-outs at the toes and at the top of my foot keep me from feeling like I'm wearing actual socks. My feet still get to breathe while I'm working out, it's nice.

If you've never done Pilates before, I highly recommend it. I've done yoga as well, and I would say that yoga was more stretchy-meditation for me while Pilates is more core strength. There's definitely some stretchiness to the exercises as well - especially when it comes to your spine. Last week in class, the instructor had us bend over and touch our toes at the start of the class. I could get my fingertips touching the floor. At the end of class, she made us touch our toes again, but that time, I could place my palms face down and flat on the floor. Amazing the difference one class could make!

Anyway - hope that was helpful! I love seeing what people work out in and I realized I've never really shared my workout outfits here! So, there you go!



  1. I love fun workout outfits! I work at a fitness studio so I wear them to work all the time. This one is so fun though and I love the pants!

  2. Those socks would have been so useful when I was doing hot yoga! Love the pants!

  3. Your workout gear is so cute (no surprise there!) - I always feel more motivated to work out when I have fun and colorful outfits I can wear :)
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  4. Such a cutie! I really want to try pilates. I need to research to see where a center or class is in my area. My work-out clothes are SO boring! You'd die. Just black and grey yoga pants and mostly tees and tanks I got in little surf shops in Hawaii. I think I need more color. Thanks for linking up today with Tara and I! I'm sure you always do. But, I never have been a co-host so I am very excited ;)

  5. I will totally copy you and start sharing my workout ootd, I love activewear soooo much and I want to steal this whole outfit.


  6. I LOVE seeing everyone's workout outfits (and any commentary about what workout they are doing) on snapchat!! Your next task (if possible!!) is to get someone to film you doing some of your pilates workout. I'd love to see what your studio looks like and just how the class goes in general. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  7. I'm wearing my first pair of Zella leggings right.now. So in love :) I'm a convert!