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Bethann: From Workout to Coffee

Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really excited for today’s fashion post because it was written by a friend of mine: Bethann. Guess what? We were in high school choir together ๐Ÿ™‚ She has an incredible sense of style -and a closet I would love to raid- so I asked if she’d mind stopping by the Fashion page with some words of wisdom. Here’s her post on heading from workout to the real world with a few tips and tricks.

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I like to workout during my lunch break; itโ€™s energizing and breaks up the day. But going back to the office post-workout is not always easy; my face is usually sweaty and sticky, which leads to a particularly challenging canvas. Fortunately, by using the tips listed below, Iโ€™ve been able to avoid being mistaken for Ke$ha. (Note: On this particular day, I had a very important coffee date with an individual who expects me to be on my โ€˜Aโ€™ game like, all of the time.)ย 

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Beauty: I use cleansing wipes like these biodegradable ones to remove the sweat and dirt off my face. Provided you were not at Bikram yoga or swimming laps, you can usually get away with leaving eye makeup on post workout. Touch it up with a few passes with the eyelash curler and some oil blotting wipes.ย ย 

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Hair: When it comes to taming the mane, all you need is a hair clip and a slipless headband. Clips will not leave creases in your hair like hair elastics. Rather, if you clip your hair into a bun by creating a twisted ponytail and wrapping your hair around itself, then clipping it into place, you will have beachy waves by the time your sweat sesh is done. Nobody within a two foot radius will complain if you smooth a dab of Moroccan Oil through your tresses. It smells better than Jared Letoโ€™s pillow case and has the benefit of being a great detangler.

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Body: To keep odor at bay, I try to soap up from the neck down in the shower. If showering isnโ€™t an option, you can use refreshing toilettes. I also carry samples of perfume with me everywhere I go and reapply as necessary. (You can collect samples quickly by buying your beauty products at Sephora or Norstrom. Every time you make a purchase, they send you three pint-sized goodies that you can stash if your gym bag, handbag and car.)

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Style: Packing wrinkle-free clothes is key. Think jeans and a tee with one accessory to add some punch. For example: A colorful scarf or a statement necklace should do the trick.ย 

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34 Comments

  1. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on October 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Great tips — I wish my hair could survive a workout like yours! But it’s ok, that’s what top knots are for ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks, Michelle. I love a good top knot too! I can’t wait for my hair to get a little longer so that I have more body in my knots!

  2. Jackie on October 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I work out at lunch too!great tips!

  3. Arielle on October 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Omg please where did u get those running crops?? Love.

  4. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on October 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Love your blog Bethann!! Great tips ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the fashion!

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Haley, thank you! I love your blog too. Your ‘about me’ section is hilarious… I LOVE Momofuku Milkbar in NYC!

  5. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on October 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Love her blog!! I really need to do a better job with my fashion – I feel as though I have been so lazy lately!

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you, Sara!

  6. Anon on October 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    When do you eat lunch if you work out on your lunch break? I can hardly fit lunch into lunch break, let alone adding two changes of clothes and a work out.

    • Stephanie on October 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      When I worked out on my lunch break back in the day I would eat afterwards at my desk. Most people that work desk jobs are able to sneak bites between calls/emails etc. Same thing as when I would have a snack in the morning, I didn’t stop working, I’d just sneak bites.

      • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

        Exactly! It is not ideal, but working out is important to me so, I have become a bite sneaker. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      I eat both breakfast and lunch at my desk to maximize my working time which allows for a workout during the day.

  7. Jacqueline on October 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Love it! Thank you! I’m definitely going to use some of these tips for a quick pre-work workout ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Carrie R. on October 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Such good tips!!!

    Lol at “Jared Leto’s pillowcase”….amen, sister! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Could you imagine that? Ha! Thank you!

  9. Julie on October 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I try but have so much trouble working out partway through the day.

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      It is not ideal… that is for sure, but it is the only time I have at this stage in my life so, I make it work.

  10. Bonnie on October 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Great post! Would love to know where your black striped top and scarf are from. Thanks!

  11. Josie on October 5, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Awesome tips! I wouldn’t be able to run during my lunch break, because I am a teacher. Walking would be a good option though. I like your idea of using perfume samples too! I make my own fragrance using essential oils, but love getting fancy perfume once in a while too.

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      I bet your own fragrances smell amazing! You go, girl!

  12. Alison on October 5, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Great tips! Also, love your jeans — what brand are they?

  13. Sarah on October 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I adore the stripes & cheetah print combo!! Never would have thought of that.

    Also, I hope the readers didn’t miss that the coffee date that “expects you to be on your A-game most of the time” was your child ๐Ÿ˜‰ How precious is that?! …and you look fierce after having a baby too. You go Girl!!!!

    • Bethann on October 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      That is so sweet, Sarah, Thank you!

  14. Erica on October 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Great tips! Unfortunately…my hair gets way too sweaty to just let it rock. Wish I could!

  15. Amanda on October 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Loved your guest post. Looking forward to checking out your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Anna @ Fitness ร  la Anna on October 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’m a lunchtime workout kind of gal too, but with no accessible showers in my office building. Baby wipes are essential!

  17. Kimberly on October 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Using clips and putting your hair back in a bun is a great idea! I usually work out in the evening and just leave my hair up for the rest of the night to avoid the awkward crease, but I’ll have to try this. Your outfit is adorable!

  18. Caitlin on October 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    How is your skin so perfect?! Great post, thanks!

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