Pink & Palm Leaves

Chicago-based blogger, Jessica Sturdy, wearing a pink and navy workout outfit in front of the palm leaf wall at Eden in the West Loop.

The winter weather has come with a vengeance in Chicago… We’re talking single digit temperatures, not taking the wind chill into account. Yikes! Typically, these frigid “polar vortex” temps don’t show up until January and February, and the hibernation starts to seep in shortly thereafter. But this year I’ve got myself a little case of holiday hibernation. It’s already been a struggle to get myself up and out to workout when it’s this chilly, but shifting my perspective and lifting my spirits with a little dose of color always helps!

A healthy dose of pink and pops of palm leaves will always brighten my mood! It instantly makes me think of warmer days, Palm Beach, and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Happy places, to say the least! Thinking of warmer days, palm trees, and the vacation(s) I will probably book to escape the cold this winter usually motivates me enough to go to the gym. #👙

Bows & Sequins wearing rose gold Nike Air Max Thea sneakers.

These rose gold sneakers were the happiest of accidents. When I was in Japan last month, we were taking a day trip to Nara from Kyoto. Idiotically, I decided to wear heeled booties, not realizing we would be walking over 7 miles before dinnertime. Whoops! Needless to say, even though my booties are pretty comfortable, my feet were in PAIN by the time we got back to Kyoto. We weren’t going to be headed back to the apartment until after dinner, so I sought out a sneaker store and found these rose gold sneakers. I hadn’t seen them anywhere in the US and though the color was incredible! Once I got home that night, I saw that Nordstrom had them and knew I had to share with you guys. Unfortunately, they’ve already sold out in this coppery color, but they also come in metallic silver and metallic navy! I love them all!

Bows & Sequins wearing navy & copper Just Do It leggings with Nike rose gold sneakers.

I generally prefer pants that are slightly cropped (but not capris) when I’m exercising. But with the winter ahead, I knew I needed to find some longer pants so my ankles wouldn’t get frost bite over the next few months! I was browsing through Nordstrom’s activewear when I came across these navy blue & rose gold pants made specifically for cold weather. SOLD! (I got the black and gold version, too!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a blush pink beanie, sunglasses, and sweatshirt.

A few more of my pink picks…

Okay, just a few more…

And just because cheeky phrases always make you smile, too…

And because metallic and pink sneakers are sure to put a pep in your step!

And pink sunglasses, too!

Bows & Sequins wearing a blush pink pom pom beanie.

Bows & Sequins wearing cold weather workout wear in front of the palm leaf mural at Eden Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing navy & copper Just Do It leggings with Nike rose gold sneakers.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pink beanie, rose gold sunglasses, and a pink sweatshirt.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pink sweatshirt and pom pom beanie.

Bows & Sequins with the pink and palm leaf S'well Palm Leaf water bottle.

Get the Look…

Topshop Pink Sweatshirt
Nike Navy Blue & Rose Gold ‘Just Do It’ Warm Leggings
Nike Rose Gold Air Max Thea Sneakers
S’well Water Bottle (love this rose gold one!)
Blush Pink Glasses
Pink Pom Pom Beanie

Bows & Sequins wearing rose gold Nike Air Max Thea sneakers.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop sweatshirt and Nordstrom beanie.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pink pom pom beanie.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blush pink fur pom pom beanie, rose gold sunglasses, and a pink sweatshirt at Eden Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing cold weather workout wear in front of the palm leaf mural at Eden Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing navy & copper Just Do It leggings with Nike rose gold sneakers.

(FYI: Took these pics at Eden in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago! I haven’t eaten there yet as the restaurant opens this Friday, but Amelia did a freaking amazing job with the interior decor, too… You definitely have to check it out! I’d move in to the dining room, ha.)

Created in partnership with Nordstrom

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6 Comments

  1. 12.13.16
    Natali commented:

    Sporty, cute and super comfy outfit! Loving your sunnies and kicks!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  2. 12.13.16
    Mary commented:

    This look is all-over adorbs! I need those sneaks in navy!

    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  3. 12.13.16
    Ellen commented:

    I’m totally with you on pants that are cropped but not actually cropped pants when working out. I love this look! I’m obsessed with pom pom hats.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  4. 12.14.16
    Sheila Joy commented:

    I’m in love with all the pink in this post! I want some metallic sneakers xx

    http://www.insearchofsheila.com