Grab your imagination and follow me on a virtual shopping trip. No need to grab your wallet, I'll be doing all of the spending. It may inspire you to spend BUT this time you won't be mad at me. No need to dip into your 401K, we are going to the eternally trendy and wallet friendly Forever 21 for some fabulous looks. I will admit that sometimes I can spend stupid money on stupid things. I would like to caveat that I spend more on pieces that I can really transition out of the gym i.e. a Michi boudoir like sports bra, Norma Kamali statement silver shorts and Theory white pants that can easily be dressed up or down (you get the point). However; I do think that if you are hitting the gym hard and frequently, you definitely need pieces that you are willing to dispose of over time...I mean how long do you want to keep a pair of pants that have a sweaty crotch every time after you wear them (gosh I hope this is exclusive to your gym clothes...ewww)?!  Also, I don't know about you but I don't have a washer and dryer in my NYC apartment so laundry adds up. Having options is key so turning to friends like Forever 21 can allow us to flip the European model that I prefer to employ for other areas of my wardrobe: quality over quantity INTO quantity over quality.

So....let's go....

I decided to sport a Forever 21 sports bra and pants that I bought two weeks ago and inspired this post, I was impressed by how affordable (and sexy) these items were. I layered on an old Alexander Wang tee and tied an adorable knot to the side ;) I paired Urban Outfitters sandals that are so easy to slip in and out of when I am teaching. I bought them in store, they have them in black and white and will run you less than $40. Don't tell anyone but I took my pair off the mannequin because I didn't see my size.

 I am looking fierce in my resting bitch face as I get ready to brave USQ which truly overwhelms me every day.   SPORTS BRA: $14.90  PANTS ARE IN STORE AND LESS THAN $25

I am looking fierce in my resting bitch face as I get ready to brave USQ which truly overwhelms me every day. SPORTS BRA: $14.90 PANTS ARE IN STORE AND LESS THAN $25

Now that we have successfully made it across the street and the madness of USQ and Whole Foods (I am not going to even address that scandal) let the fun begin...

BTW, I am in my 30s and I do not think that I am too old for Forever 21 because in my head, I am legitimately Forever in my 20s...Okay, I think I see some good stuff....

 They didn't have my size in this   T OP: $10.90  :( but it's so funny! I may or may have not ordered it online while writing this post

They didn't have my size in this TOP: $10.90 :( but it's so funny! I may or may have not ordered it online while writing this post

 I bought the   T OP  for less than $10  The   P ANTS  didn't look cute on my figure but super cute and less than $20

I bought the TOP for less than $10  The PANTS didn't look cute on my figure but super cute and less than $20

I am digging all of the mantras on their clothes....

 This one is in stores

This one is in stores

Time to try some selections on so I can see what comes home with me...major caveat is that these rooms are a mess because there is no where to hang stuff.

 I am totally taking both of these because I just love black and white:   TOP $17.90  and  BOTTOM $19.90 

I am totally taking both of these because I just love black and white: TOP $17.90 and BOTTOM $19.90 

 I am sharing my true me after 2 avo toasts :) Getting this   SPORTS BRA: $14.90   PANTS: $22.90

I am sharing my true me after 2 avo toasts :) Getting this SPORTS BRA: $14.90 PANTS: $22.90

I'm done and not excited to wait on a crazy line but I do...

Don't I look pleased with my purchases? I have my WTRMLN WTR in tote so I can hydrate after the marvel and madness of Forever 21.

Thanks Nat for holding my crap at the dressing rooms and capturing these great pics . Next week will be summer looks for under $100 :) 

Come see me at class soon! Click on the SCHEDULE tab, will have WTRMLN WATER in class next week for you to try xo

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