#NaotGivesBack.

Sandals: Naot c/o Schuler Shoes | Metallic Shorts: BCBG Max Azria | Ruffle Top: Zara | Denim Jacket: Gap | Pineapple Brooch: Zara | Suede Choker: Proper & Prim 

Naot Footwear recently partnered with Schuler Shoes for their Donation + Trunk Show event. Guests were able to donate a pair of Naot shoes by simply trying them on, and a second pair was donated if purchased. All shoes were given to those in need by way of Good in the 'Hood, a charity dedicated to changing lives by simple acts of kindness. The event is over now, but you can continue giving by dropping off a pair of gently used shoes to any Schuler location for Good in the 'Hood's Shoe Away Hunger Program. Each donated pair received = up to 7 days of groceries for a person in need. 

And just so you know, these Naot sandals are super comfy and go with just about anything - which is why I paired them with metallic shorts, of all things. I actually quite prefer them over my Birks. P.S. I highly recommend bedazzling them with quirky brooches. (UM, who doesn't love a good pineapple brooch?)

Fabletics: Grand Opening at MOA

Sports Bra + Capri Leggings: c/o Fabletics | Tennies: Nike | Denim Jacket: Gap

Athleisure: a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as during work, casual or social occasions. 

My interpretation of that? Convincing people that I work out frequently by wearing this trend on the regular. (Just kidding - I went to spin a week ago, okay?) Perfect example - this neon number from Fabletics that I wore to take Charlie for a walk and later, threw a denim jacket over to run errands in (keyword here is run). 

If you, too enjoy the trend of athleisure or genuinely like working out - check out the grand opening of Fabletics at Mall of America, this Saturday, May 21st. MOA is only the 7th brick & mortar location and in addition to stylish fitness gear, Fabletics offers free in-store work outs and monthly events that include a DJ + champagne (my favorite). See below for deets about Saturday's event:

  • 20% off purchase + first 50 customers will receive a pair of black capri leggings w/purchase
  • Complimentary “Live Your Passion” tote bags
  • Light refreshments, including champagne toast
  • Performances by acro yoga artists

Go the Extra Mile.

Reflective Print Leggings, 'Go the Extra Mile' mesh tank + sports bra: C9 Champion c/o Target | Gold Tennies: Nike

Anyone that knows me, knows I do not work out and have not one bone of athleticism in me. Sure, sometimes I've been known to join the Ad League softball or bowling team, but let's be real - those teams don't require actual athletic talent, unless chugging down the most beers counts. As my old coworker once put it so eloquently, regarding my softball skills, "Davee is stylishly bad." (Keywords here: STYLISH.) 

So on my quest to find a form of fitness that helped me feel good, physically and mentally, it was rewarding to finally find something that I truly actually enjoyed. That something you ask? SPIN. I first fell in love at a Soul Cycle class I took last spring in NYC while on vacation (my friends clearly do not know the meaning of vacationing). After that initial class, I understood the cult-following - and was so stoked when I got to re-live it via the Soul Cycle x Target Pop-Up series that came through Minneapolis. 

Since SoulCycle doesn't have a brick & mortar here in Minneapolis (yet *fingers crossed*) - to get a very similar experience, I swear by Laura Robertson's class at The Firm. Whatever you get a chance to do, SoulCycle or spin w/Laura, my best tip is to pedal to the music and go the extra mile (who am I - an SC instructor?).  Who ever thought there would be a day I'd blog about fitness on here? #SpinForTheWin

Full disclosure: I am by no means a fitness expert, but as a person who has tried a million different things to get my workout ass in gear - I truly believe in spin. Wherein dance & step classes, I usually fumble my way through like a total klutz and where yoga is concerned, I find actually increases my overthinking tendencies, whereas spin releases me from all that. Also, since we're on the topic of disclosure: I don't actually spin in these shoes or that super expensive hand piece buttttt, I bet I could (say I won't!). 

THAT SOAP SHOP x CARVER JUNK CO.

images c/o carver junk company + semblance boutique

ok, a few of my favorite things are coming together: that soap shop is now selling their products at carver junk co. if you haven't heard of either, let me enlighten you. that soap shop makes amazing bath & body products (you can read my rave reviews on their tea tree oil body scrub a couple posts down). carver junk co specializes in vintage, repurposed, rustic and retro decor and home furnishings. as a person that is still currently trying to decorate their new home, i often troll carver junk company's instagram feed for inspiration. i mean, how cute are these? (if you agree, then tell my boyfriend who thinks they are quite laughable). 

anyway, i'm a real pro when it comes to tangents - so let's get back to the topic at hand. carver junk company is having an event that starts today and runs through the 21st. they've transformed their carver store location (which is a historic fire station) into a furniture/local vendor's shopping market heaven. if you're in the neighborhood stop on by to #shoplocal - that soap shop products will be available there as well. you can find more details on the event here.

also, shout out to semblance boutique for that perfectly curated photo above - they also carry that soap shop products, not to mention all of the clothes that you want in your closet like, IMMEGIATELY (yes, that spelling is intentional). happy shopping!