As much as I love the clean, elegant designs of Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses, I couldn’t stomach asking my bridesmaids to spend $250+ on a single-use dress for our wedding last September. Wedding costs can quickly add up for a bridal party, and the last thing I wanted to do was ask them to spend a silly amount on something they’d only wear once.
One of my bridesmaids suggested we try Birdy Grey, a new startup brand at the time. I was initially a little skeptical, as their $99 price tag sounded too good to be true – but was pleasantly surprised when I ordered a few of their dresses and compared them side by side with a Jenny Yoo dress!
For some time now, I’ve seen Rothys mentioned quite a few times as an equally comfortable alternative to Tieks leather flats. Similar to Tieks, Rothy’s come in a variety of colors and more interestingly are made from recycled plastic bottles. After seeing no less than five girls wearing them on my commute to work one day, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair to conduct my own Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison.
If you’ve stumbled onto this post, you’ve likely seen plenty of Facebook and Instagram ads for the very photogenic Outdoor Voices workout wear. I had too, by the time I decided to pull the trigger and purchase my first pair of leggings. I loved how the colors and patterns looked in the ads, but was curious about the quality and durability of the material. When I began drafting this review earlier this year, I had two pieces of Outdoor Voices clothing – the 7/8 tri-tone warmup leggings and a somewhat matching TechSweat crop top. After another six months, I’ve acquired two more pairs of leggings and one of their lightweight wool pieces. So, does Outdoor Voices live up to the hype?
Until recently, I looked like a crazy bag lady at work. I’d carry one or two reusable tote bags of gear in addition to my work bag, barely squeezing onto crowded buses and the office elevator. I never saw myself as a “gym bag” person, but have realized how simply practical they are. While I have an old REI gym bag that is excellent for car camping and weekend trips, it is far too large to commute with on a daily basis. My fiance (now husband!) offered to let me borrow his simple Adidas bag – but it was too large as well. So, I began my hunt for a small, functional gym bag at a reasonable price.
I purchased the Polene Numero Un in Grey/Gris last month, after hearing initial positive reviews through social media. Originally, I was in the market for a new work bag that could carry a new Macbook Pro and a few other essentials easily. Unfortunately, this bag was just a tad too small for that (more details below), but I have been very pleased with it as an every day purse for everything else!