Over the last month or two, I’ve been spending a lot of my time not in NYC. #JetSetJess has had her pedal to the metal… And it’s been so much fun! I’m finally back in New York for a bit… 11 days… before I head home to Illinois for Mother’s Day. (I’m going to be home for about a week and I could not be more excited! I don’t really know why, but I’ve been pretty homesick lately and I’m more than ready to go home and do absolutely NOTHING. Except blog, of course.)
Since I’ve been gone so much lately, and have a lot of upcoming travel, too, I’ve been making it a point to get the most out of New York while I’m in town! (I’m currently working on another spring/summer bucket list for the year — stay tuned!)
Whether it’s stopping by a local farmers market, taking a call outdoors at a park (if there’s not some sort of band playing, crazy person screaming, or blaring construction noises — #lifeinNYC), walking home instead of taking the subway, or grabbing a bite to eat at a new-to-me restaurant, I am trying to soak up every little last bit of New York City. You never really know what’s next, ya know? There could be an opportunity in year or two (or heck, even in a few months) to move somewhere else and I want to be sure I’m taking advantage of this magical city while I can. So many of my friends have moved out of NYC recently and it’s kind of got me thinking, “What’s next?!” for me, but that’s a whole can of worms for a different day!
I’ve touched on my workouts a lot lately and I’ve been pretty good about staying on track! I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but it’s SO hard to get back on the bandwagon when you return from a trip. But I’ve been doing it! Working out is my biggest stress relief, and I’ve actually been finding that I’m craving a sweat sesh as soon as I touch down in New York after a weekend trip away. Plus, I think getting back into a structured routine helps me a lot mentally, too, when I return home!
I picked up a few pieces from Old Navy’s new #BuiltForPlay collection and they’ve proved to be perfect for my post-gym-explorations! Clothes that are super comfortable and great performance-wise for a workout, but clothes that also make a fun statement once you’ve left the gym. Or if you want to just wear the new collection of workout gear while you’re out running errands on the weekend without going to the gym, I won’t tell! I may or may not do that all the time. 😉
Get the Look…
Old Navy Tank Top, Sports Bra, 3/4 Burnout Tee, Printed Leggings c/o
MZ Wallace Tote (similar at Old Navy)
New Balance Sneakers
Valentino Sunglasses (also available here)
Minnie & Emma Phone Case
Be sure to check out the rest of the new Old Navy activewear here!
A special Thank You to Old Navy for partnering on this post!