Summer Uniform

Summer Uniform

Workout wear has become my summer uniform. It’s not because it’s comfy and wicks the sweat away, although that’s a perk, but it’s because if I don’t get dressed and showered for the day, then I keep thinking I’ll go work out. There’s my problem- thinking. Hahaha! So since I’m finding myself in workout wear a lot, I started looking for a few new “summer” workout wear items. And by “summer”, I mean new workout clothes and not what I’ve been wearing all winter. Hahahaha! Do you like my rationale? So when Nordstrom asked me to share women’s wear with you all, I knew exactly what I needed and wanted to share!

My favorite workout jacket was a little too hot for summer, so I picked up this one.

Summer Uniform

I’m loving the really soft knit at the elbows and…

Summer Uniform

…wrists. It’s super soft. I also like how lightweight it is, but that it still keeps me warm in restaurants, etc. It’s perfect to wear around town in Houston, and it will be perfect when we take a summer trip to Colorado.

Summer Uniform

Plus, since it’s made out of parachute material, I can throw it in my purse and the wrinkles come out in seconds. I also like that I can wrap it around my waist and it doesn’t add bulk. Shoot, I should have taken a picture of that. Double shoot, I just saw that they make it in white, and I like the white more.  HAHAHAHA! Oh, well. I’m wearing a small.

Summer Uniform

I’m also loving this new tank top. It’s high in the front. My sports bra cleavage isn’t very pretty… trust me. This top is one size fits all.

Outfit Links: Top – ONZIE (one size), Jacket – Zella (small), Sports Bra – old for similar here, Leggings – ONZIE (xs), Watch – Micheal Kors for similar here, Necklaces – here and for similar here

Summer Uniform

I also picked up this outfit. I’m telling you, I’m loving white on white this summer- even for workout wear!

For workout pants, I pretty much only wear ONZIE. I’ve tried other brands, but I always end up wanting to wear my ONZIEs. Now, I just search by ONZIE on the Nordstrom site when I want a new pair of workout leggings. I also picked up this pair. I’d been looking for a cute white tank for my white on white look, and this one is perfect. A special thanks to my friends Donna and Elizabeth for taking my dorky picture!

Outfit Links: Top – Zella (xxs), Leggings – ONZIE (xs), Sports Bra – Old for similar here


I had to include this picture because this is genius! One day, my friend Whitney walks into DEFINE, a work out studio, with this gigantic YETI cooler on her shoulder. When I inquired about it, she said she came straight from the grocery store because she couldn’t make it home in time, so she brought the cold stuff in. GENIUS! I think I would have just said to myself, “Well shoot, since I have to go to the grocery store this morning, I guess can’t work out.” Hello!!! Just put your groceries in a cooler and bring it in. This is precisely why I am constantly in workout wear and not working out. Thinking… not doing! Ha! Let’s get creative, Carly!

My Surprising Go To Summer Bag

Straw Bag

Outfit Links: Top – Madewell, Skirt – J. Crew, Sandals – K. Jacques, Straw Tote – Frenchbaskets, for similar here, Sunglasses – Rayban, Soul Sister Cuff  – MantraBand, Be True. Be You. Be Kind Cuff – MantraBand, Screw Cuff –  Miansai

There’s no doubt that using my straw tote was inspired by my incessant scrolling on Pinterest. I saw all these super chic women with these cute straw bags, and then I remembered that I have a straw tote! It may not be as beautiful as the really pretty ones I was seeing on Pinterest, but it sure is functional! I wore this to my sons’ swim meet, and I was able to throw in their goggles, sunblock, swim team shirts, swimmer’s ear drops, and all my stuff, too! I was even able to stuff my straw hat in there when I wasn’t wearing it.

The only drawback is that it’s open on the top, so all the world can see what’s in your purse. I’ve been using a colorful pouch I got at Furbish to stash all the things I want to keep in one place.

Straw bag

Product Link: Pouch – for similar here

Straw Bag

On this day, I was pms-ing, and for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what to wear. When in doubt, I wear jeans and a t-shirt. The straw bag makes my outfit look way more chic than it actually is. Am I right?

Outfit Links: Top – Splendid, for similar here, Jeans – J. Crew, Jacket – Madewell, for similar here, Sandals – K. Jacques, Straw Tote – Frenchbaskets, for similar here, Sunglasses – Celine, Earrings – Madewell, Soul Sister Cuff  – MantraBand, Be True. Be You. Be Kind Cuff – MantraBand, Screw Cuff –  Miansai, Necklace – lulu dk, Necklace – Dana Rebecca

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