Friday, February 19, 2010

favorite things friday: what's old is new, what's new is new

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so you know i've gotten back into the gym as of a couple of weeks ago and i really feel like i'm already making progress. i've mostly been lifting weights followed by a day of cardio, so lastnight i gave it a go in a spin class. it's pretty exhausting but i feel great afterwards and the stress just seems to bounce off of me. this exercise thing might be good for me, in more ways than one.

anyway, i thought i needed a new gym bag cause i wasn't all that impressed with the way my nike messenger protrudes on the subway, but then i remembered my lululemon bag! if you've never been to a lululemon it's an extremely overpriced athletic clothing store but their stuff is pretty amazing and the customer service is excellent. anyway, i didn't buy this across the chest hobo bag there. no, my thrifty self found it in pristine condition at the second hand shop around the corner for less than fifteen dollars! it's a great bag and has lots of interior pockets, so bringing my gym clothes to work has now given me the excuse i needed to use the heck out of this.

then there's the new water bottle i bought on a whim at tjmaxx, because, well, honestly i was drawn to the stark black and kiwi green contrast. i know, packaging is a silly reason to buy anything, but more times than not, it's my primary reason for my purchases. come to find out this bottle is great, with a wide opening and an attachable carabiner for my locker key. it was 8 dollars people. apparently the same price as a pack of cigarettes but with so many more beneficial uses.

and the boots. you know i love me some leather boots. these were found at target. yes, target people. if you have one near you go out right now and buy these. they're great quality and considering they look identical to the 218 dollar Frye's i've been drooling after, these are a flat out STEAL at 50 dollars. and comfy. they'll look so very midwestern-stylish this summer with a flowy knee-length floral dress. i know it sounds ridiculous, but this is how we dress here at work. honestly.

5 comments:

Bird said...

um wow! i love thrifty shopping finds! and every time i'm in boston i make sure to visit both Second Time Around locations on Newbury. Big finds include a pair of rock & republics for $45! oh, and surprisingly some of my best work dresses have come from Target...

daisygirl said...

I wish Target would come to Canada...oh how I miss it. But I have found some good places for great deals, just not as much as in the States!

cheri said...

what?! no target in canada, eh!? you guys are sooo behind.

embee said...

#1 I tried on the boots at my target, i looked ridiculous

#2 i really like the name lululemon

#3 i really just wanted to number this1

carrie said...

very nice!! i love your style, and i get a lot of benefits from it to:)

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