A City Girl’s Guide To Life {Guest Post}

Big thanks to Vanessa, a fellow WordPress blogger, for taking over my blog today!

Hello lovely readers of Lauren Elyse Can!
My name is Vanessa and I blog over at A City Girl’s Guide To Life about my city adventures and life as a twenty-something young professional. Recently I’ve developed a fresh, new relationship with my personal fitness and like many things, it was inspired by my love for fashion and feeling great.
Keep reading to hear about 6 products I suggest wearing when running, dancing, and being a busy body as a city girl!

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin gets her stretch on. (Via Tan & Tone)

Bottoms

“Leave everyone else in your dust as you power ahead in this 2XU tight.” (Buy it here.)
I was blown away when I read about the power of compression pants. They boost circulation, speed recovery and provide muscle support. Pick up a pair of these guys from 2XU and you’ll soon be apologizing to your regular workout legwear for neglecting them. And rightfully so.

Bras

The Moving Comfort Juno Bra in Pixie Splash. I’ve heard it’s magical! (Buy it here.)
One thing I always fail to remember to pack in my gym bag is a reliable sports bra. Workouts are just not the same without good support and your style doesn’t have to suffer just because you need to feel more secure. For those with more on top, I hear that the Moving Comfort Juno Bra is the way to go while the CW-X VersatX Bra is great for high impact fitness.

Crop Tops

Once that six-pack starts to show, you betta work! (Buy it here.)
This month I’m challenging myself to try a 30-day ab challenge that all make me worthy of a top like this one from So Low. So if that isn’t good motivation for shopping then I don’t know what is…

Jackets

Reward yourself for sticking with those New Year’s resolution and get covered in this fabulous spring shade. (Buy it here.)
Admittedly, I’m not good at getting myself moving when the weather is less than ideal but this jacket makes me think twice about being a serial snoozer. Columbia really outdid themselves with this color that is perfect for spring which is, coincidentally, my favorite season for re-stocking on chic sportswear.

Shoes

“With a sleeker profile, trimmed down weight and increased breathability, how can you resist slipping into the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 14 for a test ride? “
I’ve heard so many good things about Asics running shoes that when I finally get to be a serious runner, I know where I’ll invest first. The Nimbus 14’s are cool, not only because they feel like the footwear equivalent to everyone’s favorite boy wizard’s wand, but because they have “infamously plush, yet stable ride”. I’m sold.

Tanks

“Three reasons to love this tank: Body-mapped ventilation, engineered jacquard mesh, and a lovely mango shade.” (Buy it here.)
Whether running out to do errands on the weekend, running with my running club or racing to make a DanceFIT BalletFIT class, tanks are the way to go. This brightly colored number from The North Face says, “I take my fitness seriously (most days)” even if you’re just running out for a Frappuccino.

Accessories

“Aligning your chakras can be an endeavor when struggling to fit on your yoga mat.” Consider that problem solved. (Buy it here.)
Sometimes hitting the gym or studio just isn’t an option and having a slip-resistant surface can be hard to find. In cases such as these, I can almost guarantee that your life would be better if you had a yoga mat like this one from Manduka at the ready.

For more on my style & other things I love, be sure to follow me on Polyvore, Tumblr & Twitter.
xo, Vanessa

(Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.)

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