It’s been awhile since my last blogger post and a lot has happened!
I have been busy wedding planning because… Travis and I are engaged!!! We are so excited. After lots of venue shopping, we now have a date and venue chosen. I also had an amazing trip to Ireland – look for a post on that soon!
More recently, I met a new friend and Minneapolis blogger and teamed up for a fun collaboration!
Andrea is the cutie behind the Nere Blog focusing on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Oddly enough, when I started blogging I envisioned myself hiding behind a computer creating posts but it turns out, one of my favorite things about blogging is getting involved in the community and meeting other bloggers, foodies and fitness lovers! Andrea and I met at Urban Bean and chatted over lattes about all kinds of things – being engaged, wedding planning, health, blogging and so our collaboration was born!
We both enjoy working out, fashion and supporting local businesses. So we put together some athletic wear pieces from local stores here in Minneapolis. These are pieces that are great for both working out, but also can transition into the rest of your day as athleisure outfits as well.
My favorite way to start the weekend is to go to a Saturday morning class and then go to the farmer’s market (with a pit stop for a latte of course). I use Class Pass, which I love because it allows me to get a variety of workouts and try all the fun studios in Minneapolis! Some of my favorites: Alchemy, The Barre and The Firm – all kick-butt workouts! Since I go right from working out to other activities, I need to be wearing something that can keep up. The fabric needs to wick away sweat, be functional for the workout but also transition to the rest of the day (and be cute of course!) I basically LIVE in athleisure style clothing. It’s so comfortable and cute!
Zuma Blu is a newly launched brand that creates athletic clothing with the goal of looking good and feeling good. Bonus: they support bully-prevention in school programs by donating 10% of their profits! I love their prints, especially this subtle camo and the small details that add to this top. I am wearing an x-small and it fits true to size. The material is great for a kick your butt type of sweaty workout. The small zipper pocket on the back makes it great for a run outside too.
Lole is actually a Canadian company with stores all over the country, but Minneapolis has the only one in the area. Their approach is simple, modern and functional. The store is on Washington Ave in the North Loop right next to Dunn Bros. The boutique is super cute and the girls were so friendly and helpful. I found this white top on sale and I can’t wait to wear it to my spin class!
Part of The Nutty Pear + Nere collab is a giveaway! Elite Fitness makes this adorable grey tank. It’s super soft and comfortable. Wear it for a workout and then throw a jacket over it for a put-together athleisure look.
The GIVEAWAY happens on instagram so check it out!
Winner will be announced Thursday night at 8pm!
Tidbits from this post:
Nere Blog (Andrea’s blog)
Zuma Blu (camo tank)
Lole (white crop top)
Class Pass (Get $30 off)