Review: Alexander Wang x H&M Yoga Mat

 

 
Two weeks before the Alexander Wang x H&M collection made its grandiose debut in stores on November 9th, I entered this contest via H&M’s snapchat and managed to win the yoga mat from the collection! I was stoked, especially since I was planning to be in line on the 9th, but was too sick to go. At least I have something from the collection.
 
Now that I have used it a couple of times, I think it does its job. My favorite aspect of it is the fact that it is extra long and when I lay out, my feet aren’t hanging off the edge. However, my major gripe with it is the carrier. It looks so sporty and chic when in it, but once you take it out it is impossible to put back in. For some reason they decided to make the circumference of the bag the same exact size as the rolled-up mat, making it a half hour ordeal to shove back into the holder. Good thing I predominately work out at home or I would look pathetic trying to take this mat in and out at the gym.
 
But being a college student, I have learned to graciously accept anything that is free. And, I do feel rather stylish whilst sweating my ass off…which is kind of nice, I guess.
 
Oh and I like to do yoga for warm-up stretching prior to exercising. Currently, I am trying to focus on working with weights and doing things to target my glutes (i.e. squats, dead lifts, etc). It has been hard to try and maintain some sort of exercise regimen, but I do my best to work out at least every other day. Summer bodies are made in winter, yknow! 🙂
 



Homebound

 Karen Scott sweater, Forever 21 denim shirt & pants, Cole Haan loafers

 
Nothing says comfort more than dressing like a man. I’m not really doing anything today so I just wanted to be relaxed and comfortable. I have finally made it to Thanksgiving break and am blessed with a whole week off from school. Praise da lord
I love coming home because my puppy is always so ecstatic to greet me. It makes me feel so loved. :’) I can’t wait to spend the whole week cuddling with him!

Blacker Than My Coffee

 Forever 21 coat (similar) & scarf, H&M blazer & top, Bullhead denim, Cole Haan loafers

Everyday as I take my first sip of coffee, I wonder to myself, is coffee a blessing or a vice? I am the type of person where I cannot live without it. Even in high school I would have coffee withdraw headaches. Sad, I know. Yet, I am grateful because it is my own personal magical liquid fuel that allows me to keep going class-to-class, essay-to-essay.

How do you take your coffee? Personally, I could drink it anyway.. Extra sweet, bitter, or dark. Today, I was feeling rather gloomy (can’t you tell from my vibrant attire?), so I purchased a large black cup before I walked back home.

Chasing the Sun

 Forever 21 coat (similar), H&M lace crop (similar), American Apparel skirt, Bare Feet Shoes boots

I am feeling so grateful that my apartment has roof access to such a beautiful view of the Philadelphia skyline so I can witness nights like this. No matter how many times I go up there, it always manages to stun and leave me in awe. So much love for my city!

Wearing a skirt seemed absurd to me in this freezing weather..until I purchased my first pair of knee high boots! I love these because they provide such warmth for my otherwise bare legs. I found these at this store not far from my campus called Bare Feet Shoes and guess how much I paid for them… $10!!! Even though they aren’t the best quality, they’re nice to just have for one season, so I don’t mind.

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Fuzzy Inside

Forever 21 blazer, sweater, and leggings; Cole Haan loafers

I was actually heating up taking these pictures. Unbeknownst to me, it’s a steady 70 degrees out today. Crazy! However, it won’t last long because apparently a terrible cold front is making its way to Philly.

Only two more weeks before a long week off for Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to just relax. 🙂

@mskerih