Fashion Blogs vs Running Blogs (I Know Which Ones I Find More Reasonable)

Yesterday was a cross training day for me. Usually Adam and I go to the gym together on my XT days, but he was taking an off day so I had to go alone. Since I had no one to keep me entertained, I had to do it myself by varying up my activities:

  • 15 mins stationary bike
  • upper body weights
  • 15 minutes stationary bike
  • 15 minutes elliptical
  • stretching

Earlier in the day Adam and I finished our Christmas shopping (mostly) and then I went to meet my grad school BFFs for an early dinner. They are seriously the best.

One brought me homemade cookies made with Godiva chocolate chips, beautifully decorated by my favorite four year old.


Adam immediately began eyeing the cookies up when I got home, so I suspect I won’t be eating them.


As if the cookies weren’t enough, my other friend bought me a shiny new keyring:


I really like fancy keyrings. When I started driving I was given a keyring from Tiffany’s and ever since then I have always used a fancy keyring.

Speaking of fancy things, I’ve been thinking about upgrading my wardrobe. Right now I have a billion sets of running outfits and a billion sets of jeans/shirt combos with a few dresses mixed in.

I’m pretty lucky because I get to wear jeans to work almost every day, but it’s possible that I could kick things up a notch.

I started reading some fashion blogs over the weekend and I just have to ask … where do these people get all their money from?!?!?! $200 for a simple shirt???

I’m just gonna have to stick to reading running blogs where people tend to make much more reasonable decisions…. like to run really long distances for fun (sometimes in the freezing cold and sometimes in the sweltering heat). Much more reasonable!

Where is your favorite place to shop for casual clothes? Especially tops that cost less than $200 πŸ™‚Β 



  1. December 24, 2013 / 7:32 am

    I am amazed at how much people spend on clothes, shoes and purses. Mainly because there is NO reason to. I feel like I have a very nice wardrobe and I most certainly don’t spend $20 on a shirt, let alone $200. Here are my favorite places… maybe you have them near you???

    Shoes- Kohl’s, Ross, Marshall’s TJ Maxx, Ross
    Clothes- Kohl’s Marshall’s TJ Maxx, JC Penny, Ross Dress for Less
    Purses- Kohl’s, Marshall’s
    Jewelry- Charlotte Russe, Forever 21 (very cheap, will break eventually but buy the REAL trendy stuff here and it won’t matter because it won’t be in style after a year!), Kohl’s

    As you can see, I’m a fan of Kohl’s… especially if I have a 30% off coupon! If you have their charge card they send you tons of coupons and $5-$10 coupons randomly.

    • December 24, 2013 / 8:34 pm

      I used to LOVE Ross and TJ’s when I was younger. I don’t have the patience for the disorganized racks anymore, haha. Good idea to go to Kohls! I love Kohls but never really think to do clothing shopping there beyond accessories!

  2. December 24, 2013 / 7:55 am

    Jeans and a T-shirt or sweats is good for me. The minute I come home from work, I rush to my sweatpants! Those cookies look amazing. I am a sucker for anything with frosting on it, though πŸ™‚

    • December 24, 2013 / 8:35 pm

      I am definitely a jeans and tshirt kind of girl. I have no idea why I’m even thinking about getting anything else, because I know in the end I will end up in jeans everyday anyway!

  3. December 25, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I ditto Megan for shopping choices πŸ™‚ I wish I could wear jeans every day! Sounds heavenly πŸ™‚ I really love my running clothes though more than anything I own.

    • December 26, 2013 / 11:57 am

      I love my running clothes more than anything too. Nothing is more comfortable! πŸ™‚

      Getting to wear jeans everyday is awesome. The more I think about it, the less I want to get “real pants.” Instead I think I’ll just try to buy some nicer tops instead of wearing t-shirts every day of my life!

  4. December 29, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    I pretty much live in jean these days, being retired now after 11 yrs as a paralegal where skirts/dresses were a must. Megan is “right on” for shopping, and there are some great deals online too.