Thanks to Danskin Now and Iconix for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.
My favorite part of the year is the transition between summer and fall. Ya know, when it’s cold in the mornings and nights but sunny and crisp during the day, and you can wear sweatshirts again? Yeah, that part of the year. (Keep reading and I’ll tell you about my new fave zip-up sweatshirt from Danskin Now.)
For me the fall always seems to come with tons of life changes, too. Last year I was adjusting to living in a new state after moving from Ohio to North Carolina to work on this very blog with my mom.
This year, I’m moving to a bigger city after spending about a year and a half here and finding (well, more like confirming) that this town isn’t for the like of a city mouse like me. I’m also transitioning to blogging and freelancing full time. Eek!
Early this summer, I’d taken up a part-time job to help me make a little extra dough so I could save up to buy a car. (Funny story…then my old car bit the dust and I was forced to buy a car sooner than expected.) But being back in an office once again, even though it was part-time, made me realize that I’m just not a nine-to-fiver. I like working from home and being on my own schedule, so I decided to give freelancing a try, and I’m happy to say that I’ve already gotten enough clients to replace that part-time job I took, and more!
That’s the good part. The bad part is that I’ve been slammed with freelance work, the part-time job, blogging, and moving plans for the past month or so. But I haven’t minded it too much – staying occupied keeps me motivated.
Anyway, long story short, this fall is BUSY and I’ve been wearing almost nothing but comfy clothes. A new favorite is this terry zip-up. It was perfect to have on a trip where the weather seemed to change every hour! It’s stretchy, versatile, and under $13.
I’ve worn it two ways so far. One time I threw it over a v-neck with jeans to keep me warm on a cold morning…
…and another time I wore it with these heathered blue capris with mesh hems. You can get the zip-up and the capris at Walmart stores or on their website. I’m 5’4″ and wearing a small in the zip-up and an XS in the capris.
I also picked out a different pair of capris with mesh detailing, which I have worn at least three times already! Below I’m wearing them to demonstrate a mobility exercise for a new client’s website. They were perfect for this because they’re black and not distracting, but the mesh gives them a little interest.
P.S. Mesh detailing on athletic clothing is extremely trendy right now, and you can’t beat $15 for trying it out!
The best part about these capris is that they have a hidden drawstring. And we all know how I feel about hidden drawstrings!
That same day, I wore them to the gym for a chest workout and snapped this pic between sets of bench press.
Even when life gets crazy busy, going to the gym to lift and destress is one constant that keeps me sane! And keeping a stockpile of comfy clothes doesn’t hurt either.
Want to try these Danskin Now pieces for yourself? Get them at Walmart or on Walmart.com.
- French terry zip-up jacket – under $13, in gray, black, teal, or pink
- Colorblocked performance capris with mesh detail – under $14, in six colors and patterns!
- Nylon performance capris with mesh hem and drawstring waist – under $15, in black only
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