favourite fall fashions…

…from the store!

[i’ll stick with what i know and love; for *real* fall clothing fashion…check elsewhere!]

if you’re looking for some new running gear, and/or if you happen to find lycra comfortable for relaxing in, here are my top picks for fall:

the best innovation of the past couple years has to be the thumb hole in tops:

no more exposed wrists!

more and more companies are adding this option to their tops – makes great sense. you get chilled when cold air hits your exposed skin, so any place you can stop the air flow, your chances of staying cosy increase.

this "canada" 1/2 zip features a soft and thin fleece lining...and thumb holes!

i love this hoodie from the "run for the cure" line: partial zip, front zippered pockets, thumb holes, and...

a spot for your ponytail!

this top from adidas is on my christmas list:

love the 70s/retro vibe...and the colour is more turquoise than in this photo!

i’m very partial to partial zips and recommend them often. keep the zipper zipped all the way when you start out on your workout, and as you warm up, you can unzip and cool off a bit, if you need to. 1/2 zips make a great midlayer (between a next-to-skin warming/wicking shirt and a shell jacket) when it’s the dead of winter, too.

nike is not shying away from colour!

capris and shell jacket

i wouldn’t wear these together – a little too matchy-matchy for my liking – but i love the unique plaid patterning!

this is an amazingly soft 1/2 zip:

...but nike dropped the ball by omitting thumb holes!

here’s a neat two-in-one jacket:

now it's a jacket...

...then zip off the sleeves, and you've got yourself a vest!

whenever anyone comes in looking for running tights, this pair is my first suggestion:

note the zipper at the ankle and the reflective blocks for safety

form-fitting pants are the better choice over loose cuffs/yoga style pants in winter – again, cut down on drafts of cold air, and up your warmth!

what would you get for yourself this fall (not limited to the items shown, above, or even fitness wear) if money grew on trees? besides the items you see above, i’d be roadtripping to lululemon, myself!

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  • Stephanie  On October 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I’m intrigued by lululemon pants, even though I take issue with 90 dollar stretch pants. I’d love a pair of soft brown over-the-knee boots and a pair of gray lace up combat boots. So yeah…I guess I’m going with boots.

    (And see? I refrained from saying that I’d buy a pair of russian porn star leggings. Honestly, I realize that this joke is getting really old, but I have a hard time letting go of things in general. It took a lot of will power for me to not mention them in this comment. Pat on the back.)

    • 1970kikiproject  On October 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      i think i’ve tried on the lulu pants every time i ever got there…and have not yet committed. the price scares me, too. and thank you for (not) bringing up the leggings!…i was thinking after i blogged the post that i had a wide open opportunity to throw in that reference…so it’s good to (not) mention them here, in the comments!

  • Zo  On October 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I don’t run outside, but I like the thumbhole idea anyway (my hands are always cold! I treasure my fingerless gloves for that reason…).
    I would definitely like to get some new shoes. I’ve realized that some of my heels are too high for me to wear comfortably, but I don’t want to wear flats all the time so a few pairs of low to medium heels would be good!

    • 1970kikiproject  On October 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      I hear you on having cold hands…mine tends to be chilly, too.
      Heels: yes, hard to find that perfect height. A shoe shopping extravaganza would be fun!

  • Gina Unger  On October 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I’m a huge fan of the thumb holes, too. great invention! now i love that pony-tail hole in the hood, too! my favourite pieces of clothing are when they can do more than one thing – like the jacket turning into a vest… love that! 🙂
    i’m heading off on a boot shopping trip myself this afternoon… the over the pants, tall, leather kind with low heels. hope i find!

    • 1970kikiproject  On October 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

      OoOOoo!! Those boots sound divine!! Have much fun and good luck!
      You’d look great in the hoodie! 🙂

  • Lisa  On October 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for all the insight! I love the thumb holes…and I first saw the pony tail hole this week–what a great idea!!
    If money grew on trees, I would buy my entire wardrobe from lululemon. Well, not actually the entire thing—but a lot of it, especially the tops/jackets. They just fit and feel so good!
    I have thought about budgeting in $100 a month toward lulu, and then going and blowing it all at once after a while. But….that would be a little unnecessary so I haven’t done it (yet).
    I’m heading to the thrift store today to search for “new” t-shirts…if I buy most of my stuff there, I think I can justify more lulu!
    Hope you’re not getting the rain we’re getting! It’s not so bad right at this moment, but it’s definitely chilly and feels like fall 😦
    (wanna escape and meet me in florida???!!!)

    • 1970kikiproject  On October 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

      oh, i am IN for florida with you, lisa! with a trip to lululemon thrown in, too. i’ve thought, too, that it would be fun to save up a couple thousand dollars (not joking) and do a wild n crazy lulu spree. i’ll keep on dreaming!… AND i’d be with you on hunting tshirts at a thrift store – vintage/70s tshirts are on my christmas list! have fun with the shopping – let me know what you find!

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