Hi, friends! I cannot believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I legitimately am still adding songs for spin class to my playlist titled “New Summer 2018” because I swear it was summer 5 seconds ago?! Probably need to go ahead and update that as 2019 is quickly approaching. I hope you all have plans to do something you enjoy for this holiday we are celebrating tomorrow. I always find it hard to be really present at Thanksgiving because it’s usually a weekend of travel for us and you literally eat a huge meal and then start shopping or decorating your Christmas tree and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all that is happening rather than just sit back and relax. My goal is to really make an effort this year just be, wherever I am, and soak up all that we have to be thankful for!
The Black Friday shopping extravaganza has been a source of anxiety for me in recent years and I think it’s because hello, sensory overload. Everywhere you look or listen the word “sale” is in the air and I automatically think “THIS IS THE ONLY TIME I CAN GET A BARGAIN! I HAVE TO GO IN EVERY STORE!” ….silly. Online shopping has made the whole experience easier and I have found that if I just make a plan to shop the couple of places I know I always find good stuff, I will be successful in my ‘black friday’ venture be it online or in-store. Hence, I have taken the liberty to compile a gift guide for you to Athleta! Here’s the deal- I decided to make this whole gift guide with Athleta products because it really is a one stop shop, no matter what you’re looking for within the clothing and accessories realm. I own the majority of products included in this guide and truly love and use them constantly in my daily life. I wear athleta products to work, to spin class, and to the couch for lounging on the regular! To shop, just click on any of the photos below and a new window will open that is linked to the product. Don’t forget, you can also shop all of my looks in the app LIKETOKNOW.it app! If you have any questions about any of the products below don’t hesitate to ask. I will be posting some try ons from the guide on my Instagram page in stories. I will save them as a highlight for y’all as well. Please note that Athleta does run big so I suggest sizing down one size when purchasing products!
Coats and Jackets
Athletic and Athleisure Tops
Sweatshirts, Sweaters, and Wraps
Leggings and Bottoms
Hopefully you found some gift worthy options in the products I mentioned above or even something to #treatyoself with! If you have yet to purchase any pieces from Athleta, the time is now people! Keep a close watch out for Black Friday discounts, too. Lastly, I want to share that I have actually joined the ranks to be working as a seasonal sale associate at Athleta in The Promenade at Chenal this holiday season! This is my first retail job ever (eeek!) but I am so excited to try something new, and interact with a lot of different people. My first shift is this Saturday 12-4 so come see me! Thank you guys for taking the time to read today. I did a ton of research in preparation for this gift guide, trying to find how to best serve you. With that being said, any feedback you have would be most appreciated so I will know what adjustments to make going forward! So much love to you all for your support. XOXO, Happy Thanksgiving!