“It officially feels like Winter in Chicago! Brrrr…. Thankfully I have my SOLOW leggings to keep me warm! And not only are they warm, but super comfy and stylish, with ruching down the side for a flattering flare. They feel so great I’m inspired to do a high kick or 2 every time I wear them!”
Here are a few tips to help you keep warm this winter:
Dress in Layers: Wear several layers of clothing and peel them off if you get too warm. The heat captured in between the layers keeps you toasty. (Hint: mittens are warmer than gloves, because fingers retain more heat when they touch each other.)
Stay Dry: Nothing chills you like wet skin. Your base layer should be made of a material that wicks sweat away from your body. Your outermost layer should be wind-proof.
Keep Head, Neck, Hands and Feet Toasty: Your extremities let off the most heat — so keep them wrapped with warm scarves, hats, mittens or gloves, and thick socks!
Today I am sharing part 2 of my collaboration with SOLOW. Just like part 1, I am showing you how versitile their pieces really are. You can wear them comfortably to work out and run errands, and you can dress them up and for a great every day look. I love each of the items I have from them because they are so unique and great quality too! Be sure to check them out and also check out a few of my other SOLOW favorites down below.
I’m training (yes, I use that term loosely) for my first marathon this December, the St. Jude Marathon. I ran my first half back in April, and I am so excited to tackle this new feat by pushing myself even further. I was originally planning on only doing the half, but after I found out my other 4 friends were running the full, I had no other choice but to suck it up and do the same (I am pretty competitive afterall!) I haven’t been running as much this fall since school started back at the end of August, so I was definitely in for a shock this week when the temperature took a nosedive.
I apologize for the windblown look, but it was 40 degrees and windy today! Luckily, the incredibly nice team at Solow sent me some running clothing that is just perfect for the cooler weather! Blue is my favorite color, so I immediately fell in love with this entire outfit. To my surprise though, they are even cuter in person! The pants have mesh seams at the knees and pockets, and the top does too. It also has puff sleeves- how cute is that?! Also, the material is so soft and has just the right amount of stretch. As evidenced on Instagram here andhere, I have been wearing this outfit quite a lot, and I can honestly say it has become my favorite cool weather running outfit. Make sure you check Solow out; they have some really cute and fashionable pieces that can easily go from the gym to the street and still make you look put together. For sizing reference, all 3 pieces are a size small. Is anyone else marathon training? Do you have any tips?
Today I am sharing the first part of my collaboration with SOLOW. They are a casual contemporary lifestyle brand that features active, street to gym and lounge wear. I decided to share how their pieces can be taken from gym to the streets and how versatile their brand really is. I hope you like, and be sure to check them out.
Image Above: Sara riding horseback as part of her physical therapy regime.
While I still consider myself a health enthusiast, my path has changed since suffering a very severe stroke in 2009. It severely altered my balance, coordination and motor skills and left me with great weakness and immobility on my left side. Before the stroke, I was living in LA, working at USC; now I’m living back with my parents in Wisconsin, doing stroke rehab every day, nearly 4.5 years since the stroke happened! While this sounds terrible, my outlook is very positive and optimistic. My progress is slow, but I am getting better. I have no doubt that I will move forward everyday.
Step 1: Cut 1-2 apples into thin wedges Step 2: Coat peanut butter onto one side of the apple meat Step 3: Dip apple (peanut butter side down) onto the finely crushed ginger thins and
arrange on a plate Step 4: Drizzle a small amount of honey or agave nectar across the plate lightly coating ! the apples Step 5: Sprinkle cinnamon on top Step 6: Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes Step 7: Sprinkle a dash of salt and rosemary onto each apple slice
We had such a great time at our events over the last few weeks and everyone here at SOLOW wants to send a special thanks out to Nordstrom, our brand ambassadors, and everyone involved in making this such a succes!