Fitness Friday: Weather Proof Running Jacket by Karrimor

Recently, I was introduced to a Karrimor outdoor recreation gear. As a newbie runner, novice hiker and an avid speed walking enthusiast I jumped on the opportunity to get some weather proof jackets from Sports Direct and review the products from Karrimor. Sports Direct offers something that other online fitness apparel companies do not, and that is plus size workout clothes. They have a range of different brands and styles ranging up to a size 22!  I got my running jackets in a size 16 just to be safe.

karrimor women waterproof jacket

Being from Washington exercising outdoors has always been way more exciting than boring ol’ gym equipment. Working out in San Diego is so much different it’s hard to adapt. I am constantly looking for gear that will protect me from heat, cold, rain and sun but also not encourage sweat or trap heat. Especially when I am hiking, it is nice to have a light jacket made for exercising and working out.

karrimor purple soft shell jacket

My Karrimor Sierra weatherproof shell and weather proof soft shell jacket are my latest fitness fashion obsession. While in Seattle for the holidays, I got to test the weather proof abilities of the brand. From fog to frost, sun and rain I’ve been able to workout while traveling.When it was really cold outside, I layered my soft shell jacket under the waterproof jacket and was snug as a bug in a rug. It was about 37 degrees when I took my walk and by layering the jackets it kept me warm but not hot.

**If you are planning on buying the waterproof shell, I would get it in a size smaller than you usually would. The soft shell is pretty true to size.**

Pinterest Has Added New Categories

I admit it, I am a little obsessed with Pinterest.  I have referenced it in a post at least 10 times.  It is just such a great picture sharing site and the sites that come along with the pictures can lead to some inspirational and entertaining blogs.  My new favorite Pinterest category: Corgis.  Yes, Corgis.  Not just pets, not just dogs, Corgis.Image


I know my blogging has slowed down significantly this Summer.  I am working on changing that, I am just having issues finding that inspiration and focussing on blogging on fashion. I bought 2 dresses of the same brand and style but in difference colors from Nordstrom Rack for just $5.93 each, marked down from $115 as the original price.  I will have to show them to you :)

April Trend: Detached Collars

Collars no longer just come attached to polos and dress shirts.  Designers are using the decorative aspect of the professional shirt to create a new accessory.  Detachable and in a variety of prints and colors, collars add a hint of a romantic touch to this season’s popular trends of pastels, lace and feminine silhouettes.

April Fashion Trend: Collars

Not quite sure how to wear it? Replace your necklace with a collar or, if you are daring, layer necklaces over a collar to make a real fashion statement.

Light hues paired with a plain white collar

pair a stud collar with soft materials and tones for a contrasting look.

**Beware of over accessorizing.**

Check out Bamboo Panda Love for where to buy a cute collar.