Some of you might remember that I dealt with an unexpected concussion back in April. For most of my senior year of college, I had actually done very well with going to the gym and making fitness a priority in my schedule! But after having this happen to me at the end of the school year and not being cleared for physical fitness for several weeks following, it definitely got me out of whack with my gym routine. Even after I got cleared to work out again by a doctor, I was still scared about how my body (and especially head!) would react to physical activity. The good news is that I went the gym for the first time in a few months just last week, and it didn't trigger any concussion symptoms! The bad news however is that I am extremely out of shape... I definitely need to get back on my running game. (It sure was fun to pretend to run in 95+ degree weather for these photos... ;-) ).
Fabletics, the athletic wear brand that Kate Hudson helped to found, reached out to me for a collaboration at literally the perfect time! I am just starting to get back into regular workouts, and getting cute new workout clothes is always the perfect motivator to jump back into fitness. Fabletics just opened their first North Carolina store in Charlotte SouthPark Mall, and I was so delighted to attend a preview event on July 12th with one of my blogger besties, Morgan. We had so much fun getting to shop the store and beautiful summer collection before everything opened to the public - although the preview event did end up being way busier then I expected.
I ended up finding two workout outfits that I loved at the event, and this purple sports bra, which coordinates with both! I'll be sharing the other outfit that I came home with soon. I wanted to share the outfit that I did in this post because I think it is ideal for working out in hot summer weather, especially for outdoor activities! I've been saying this a lot on the blog lately, but temperatures have insanely hot and humid here in Charlotte this summer. If you're going to be working out in the great outdoors, you need to be wearing very light clothing so that you don't overheat. The Neema tank is so breathable and flowing, and the Carrie shorts are the most lightweight workout shorts that I have ever worn- they even beat my favorite monogrammed Nike shorts!
Here are a few photos from the preview event:
Look at all of the Fabletics fans waiting for the store to open!
If you live in the Charlotte area, be sure to try and attend the Fabletics Official Grand Opening Celebration on July 23rd! You will also get the chance to shop the brand new collection in person, and there will be special discounts! Fabletics will also have champagne for all shoppers (21+), and a special performance by an acro yoga artist. Don't miss out on the fun if you're in the area!
Lastly, at 9 am EST today, I'll be hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account for an $100 Fabletics gift card! You can use this to shop at your local Fabletics store, or online! Be sure to stop by my Instagram account @miss_alk to enter.
And even better than one giveaway is three giveaways! Fellow Charlotte bloggers Morgan from How 2 Wear It and Chloe from A Queen City Girl are also partnering with Fabletics and giving away gift cards on their blogs/Instagrams - so be sure to follow them and support their posts!
xoxo Miss ALK
Today's post was sponsored by Fabletics. All opinions are honest and my own. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!