Time to show you the outfit that I spend 14 hours in each day. I thought it would be appropriate to do one picture with it on my treadmill. I learned this modeling pose of looking off into the distance from seeing a Vogue magazine the other day at the grocery store.
Brooks sent me the comfiest outfit ever. It is also purple. Purple + comfortable = the outfit of the year for me. The 45 degree angle head tilt is also something I learned from the magazines.
Let’s talk about the Utopia Thermal Hoodie II first. A few of my favorite features of the hoodie:
-The color of course (it was hard to choose because they offer the hoodie in 6 awesome colors).
-The fabric of the hoodie is super soft and it is thermal so it keeps you warm without a ton of bulky fabric. It will keep you comfortable all day long.
-The jacket has retroreflectivity around the entire thing so that you will be seen when it is dark outside.
-The thumbholes because that is the cool thing to do lately.
-The ponytail exit in the hood! Such a great idea. (Taking a picture of the back of your head takes a lot of effort).
The Utopia Thermal Cozy Pant are pretty dang awesome too. I am used to wearing leggings 24/7 so it took a little bit longer for me to get used to the fact they go out a little bit at the bottom but I ended up really liking them. Not going to lie, the fact that the back strip matches the jacket makes me extremely happy.
-They are also made from the super soft thermal fabric that the hoodie is made out of.
-There is a pocket in the waistband (for me to put my skittles in).
-They are made for temps of 40 degrees and below which isn’t really needed here but they will be needed when I go back to Utah in TWO WEEKS. Even though they work great with cold temperatures I don’t feel too hot in them wearing them here.
-I really like the thicker waistband which adds to the comfort.
-Both the pants and the jacket are long enough for me. (I am about 5’8.75″)
Three things so far today:
1. I have some CRAZY AWESOME BEYOND EXCITING news to share with you in the morning. I can hardly wait to tell you. It has consumed 95% of my thoughts for the last 1.5 days but I have to wait until the morning to tell you.
2. Billy made a delicious turkey sandwich for me and I added an apple and a yogurt to the beauty.
3. I am making a dessert tonight and the main ingredients are Oreos. In case you ever need Oreos just come over to our house. We have 8 more of these containers that we get for free from Billy’s Dad’s work.
What are you going to have for dessert tonight?
What are your favorite comfortable clothes to wear?
What color do you wear the most?
-Purple and black.
Any exciting news that you have had recently?
Dessert is halloween candy. Already finished off about 4 reeses, plenty more waiting for me :) (Also I have some frozen butterfingers. I love candy)
That first picture of you looks like your sister!! From pics you post I dont normally think you two look much alike (maybe more so in real life) but that first pic does look like her! (My sister and I look more alike the older we get, we used to look nothing alike)
Also, comfy clothes are the BEST. Say I, who has been wearing my bathrobe since I got home from church. haha.
Can’t wait to see what this big secretive news is!! Also, stop tempting me with Oreos!! It’s dangerous! But I’m actually a little excited about what you made…
I love the fact that brooks shirts are often long-ish because I have a long torso. And purple rules!
Oh anything with spandex and dri-fit is in my “favorite” book. And as a freakishly long armed wonder I love arm holes as long as my hands reach :)
Ohhh I can’t wait to find out what the exciting news is!!!
I made brownies tonight… They are super good and will probably be finished by tomorrow! Haha
Love the Brooks outfit!
Purple is my favorite color for workout clothes as well (purple nike lunarglides with neon yellow laces) and purple costco jackets, purple yoga pants, etc.
Secret to buying this jacket without spending 110.00? Let me know if you find the magical code.
Enjoy Utah when you come, this has been the best October in regards to Fall and color in the trees has been beautiful! Hopefully snow won’t come too soon before your trip.
I can’t wait to hear the news! Why are you making me look forward to a Monday on a glorious Sunday?! I love that jacket. I want it so much…I just wish it wasn’t $110. I’m thinking about adding it to my Christmas list.
Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
I love how, in the first photo, you look like you’re going to simultaneously burst into laughter and tears in 0.39 seconds. SO FABULOUS!!
I wear a lot of blues and greens, but hot pink is TOTALLY my power colour. I am physically incapable of running more than five steps if I am not wearing hot pink somewhere on my person.
Dessert tonight will be baked apple with cinnamon, PB, a bit of maple syrup and an ounce of semi-sweet dark chocolate. I can’t wait!!
I also can’t wait for your news!!! Way to be a tease!!!!! No fair. ;)
Janae you have to stop tempting me with stuff I can’t buy in NZ!! They look so nice but I doubt I can get much Brooks outfits over here and if they do they are so overpriced.
Can’t wait for the exciting news!!
OMG!!! I love that we are exactly the same height!! 5ft 8 3/4 this makes me feel like we are height twins :D
My dessert was a frozen yoghurt (from my own freezer not a store), my favourite comfy clothes are leggings or my b’friends sweats. really comfy!!
Abby @ Change of Pace
Can’t wait to hear your news, and I can’t believe you’ll be back with your family in two weeks! Exciting!
I bought a gorgeous Brooks hoody at the RnR Denver expo. I can’t bring myself to run in it!
At home I wear purple and black the most, too! At work, I’d have to say gray and black. Boring, I know, but so much easier to figure out what to wear in the morning!
Hey now. I cannot wait for the news! I want that jacket. My exciting news is I’m starting to run again and preying to the high heavens my cyst dies down. We will see. :)
I am so glad to hear that there are winter runner pants for tall girls! I always have to wear leggings with socks over the bottom because I am 5’10” and no pants are long enough (except Lululemon, but I’m not paying 100+ dollars for a pair of pants to sweat in).
Heidi @ Idlehide
I love the purple sweater! I spend most of my time in my extra-long fitted Lululemon Hoodie. I just love how long it is, and it was well worth the $118.00 I spent on it… I had a gift card so it helped a bit:P
Make sure I get to see you and the babe-let when you’re here! It might even be cold enough for you to wear your spiffy new purple stuff! Though it will be in the ’70s this week. A final hurrah for fall:)
Getting your comment made my day! Can’t wait to see you!
Laura @ RunningJunkie123
I guess dinner is dessert. lol. I am having half a panera bagel with some almond butter and granola. My daughter is at my mother’s tonight and I don’t feel like cooking. haha.
I DO have exciting news! I got my first “1st place” medal today!! I can’t believe I got the first female. SO exciting!
Whaaaat? You’re going to tease us with your announcement of super-awesome news? AND you’re going to tease us with the Oreos? I love, love, love oreos!
I find that I am getting boring lately and own a lot of black clothes. Don’t ask me why I am drawn to them in the store. I guess I find it easy to coordinate a brighter colored thing with it.
That sweatshirt is SOOOO pretty!!! I love the color! And you are such a natural model. Work it, Janae!! Dessert tonight is Halloween candy. And will be for the next month or more because we have so much of it!
I just started thinking about brownies. But I have to get out there for 5 more miles first. 5 miles = brownies!
I wear leggings and a long shirt
Blue or purple.
I PR’d my 10k this morning by over 5 minutes!
The Kidless Kronicles
I LOVE the brooks jacket. I’m going to go check that one out right now!
I always have desert. But sometimes it’s just strawberries with nonfat whipped cream. I just have to have something sweet at the end of every day, so it’s either that or some hot chocolate.
I love pink and always have on something black – NEVER wear white.
Can’t wait to hear what the big news is!
I love the purple outfit!! dessert for me as of yesterday is a brownie pudding where after the batter is poured in the baking pan you pour boiling water over it and bake! OMG when it comes out of the oven with brownie cake on top and rich pudding on the bottom! Perfect for a chocolate lover like myself LOL
Kristen @ notsodomesticated
OK, you can’t leave us in suspense like that!!
I have not thought about dessert yet but it will happen :)
Tights and hoodies in the winter :) Or tights with boots and sweater dresses.
I wear tons of grey!
Oh, I was just talking about oreos before I started reading your blog post! Did you know they have gingerbread oreos now!!!!? I just saw them! I must try those!
I can’t wait to hear the big news!
Ooooh! I can’t wait to hear the news!
Wow, that jacket is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m need something new and that looks fantastic. Love the colour!
Natalie @ Free Range Human
Well now I’m curious! Can’t wait to hear the news!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
Okay that pony tail hole is HILARIOUS. And genius!!! Seriously, people think of everything!
PS – You are the best model ever.
All this time I’ve read your blog- I NEVER knew you were 5’8…..wow, I seriously thought you were a little shorty…for some reason. Like 5’4 or 5’5…..I have NO IDEA why I tought that- I just did. cool.
Why you want to leave us with a cliff hanger?????? What’s the news- TELL TELL TELL…WE WON’T TELL ANYONE. ;)
Kelly in Michigan
– my Dad works for Nabisco also! I grew up having anything and ALL nabisco foods around my house! Nutter Butters, Oreos, Wheat Thins, you name it! No wonder I was chubby in high school! What area does your F-I-L work out of?
Oh yes … Not related to your post.
On your “About Me” section. NONE of the pictures will load. Is it just my computer?
Ahhhh I hadn’t noticed! Thanks for telling me, I will be fixing it!!!
Can’t wait to hear your exciting news! I love that hoodie. I mostly wear pink and black. I don’t have a lot of purple, but it is one of my faves. I’m still debating on dessert……
Thumbholes are awesome but crap, ponytail hole? I need this in my life! I love brooks clothing. I just got the CUTEST nyc marathon tee from the expo!
Love the outfit, looks SUPER comfy. Can’t wait to hear the big news!
Brittany @ berries & barbells
I might need to order a pair of those pants. It’s getting quite cold in Logan!
I love that Brooks jacket! So cute and stylish!
Ahaha, had to include the .75 after the 5’8″, eh? I do the same thing (“I’m not 5’7″, I’m 5’7.75″! Get it right!”).
Cait the Arty Runnerchick
daaang way to make us wait for the news! ;) jk…can’t wait to hear!
i’d say my FAV colors to run in would be lime green, but they don’t have as much running clothes that i wish i could buy in that color. so i’d say i prolly run in black or red the most. :)
Love your new Brooks top!
[email protected] southern fit foodie
I made some homemade pecan pie bars last night, and they have been my dessert throughout the day. :)
My favorite comfy clothes are yoga pants or my running or yoga capris and a hoodie. I wear mostly black with some pops of color in my workout clothes, but lately my work clothes have been nothing but sweaters and skinny pants – all different colors. :)
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Not fair to keep secrets! I’ve never been all that great at waiting for things . I am really great at spending 85.6% of my day in workout clothes, though… especially Lululemon pants, hoodies, and tanks. I could probably work on getting a little bit more colour, though, since most of my gear tends to be black or gray.
Teresa @ www.fitinwoodbine.com
Girl Scout Cookies!! Love the jacket!!!
WHOA I legit just ordered both those pieces online 2 days. Anxiously waiting for them to arrive! I got the hoodie in the grey and the pants with the matching gray stripe. Twinsies!!!!
that outfit looks amazing
Liz @ Tip Top Shape
Such a cute comfy outfit! My comfy clothes are not nearly as cute, lol.
Omg love that outfit. Once I get down to my pre baby weight I’m treating myself to a new running outfit and this looks like a winner! Love black to run in and either pink or purple as a second color.
I’ve snacked on way too much Halloween candy today so will probably eat some fruit to balance it all out haha.
Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner
mmm oreos I really miss them since going gluten free, I saw peppermint Oreos at the grocery store today, they looked so good!
I had my 2 sisters, their significant others and kids over for dinner tonight and my older sister made a delish glutenfree chocolate cake… I had 2 slices!
I have a pair of hooded footed fleece pj’s that i’m obsessed with, they are the most comfortable things i’ve ever worn!!
I definitely wear red the most, I always question whether its my ‘colour’ or not (jury’s still out) but i’m definitely drawn to it.
Exciting news… I wish, things have been pretty average these days.
I looooooove the hoodie!!
Ummmmm free Oreos??!!??? LUCKYYYYY
SUCH a cute top/hoodie!! I love anything pink :)
Purple is the best color ever. End of story.
Random Oreo dessert story: last week me and my roommates had a halloween party and one of my roommates friend brought a dessert she called an Oreo cake which was amazingly delicious. She layered cool whip and oreos and refrigerated them until the oreo got soft. SO GOOD. She will be invited to every party we have from now on.
I’m 5’10” and and yep the pants fit us tall girls very well. Love them. Toasty warm too. Will you be in town by Nov. 17th. We’d love to have you at our Freeze Your Cookies Off 5K. Cookie and pie abound! http://www.cookieathlete.com/freeze-your-cookies-off/
Oh bummer… I don’t get there until the 19th! I wish I could!
A dessert based around Oreos…I’m on my way :)!
Love the ponytail hole! So thoughtful!
And I can’t believe you’re going to leave us hanging like that :P. Can’t wait for the news!
mary @ minutes per mile
Oh, super cute top! I love the ponytail hood! Genius.
I love to lounge in Brooks running clothes. One of my new faves is a long sleeve purple shirt with a cupcake that says Run Happy. So comfy!
Pink is hands down my favorite color but grey is sneaking right up there on the list.
Anything pumpkin is my current fave dessert. I made pumpkin blondies on Saturday and they are gone!.( I did share a few) Batch two coming up today.
Anxiously awaiting your breaking news!!!!!
Kari @ Running Ricig
I tried on that hoodie the other day! I love it so much. I was going to buy it, but then decided that I needed tights more than I needed another hoodie.
Um, now I really want that hoodie. I’m a beginning runner, though, and there are other things I need more than that. And, I guess I need to feed my kids before I buy hoodies that I don’t need!
Love, love, love the outfit!! Purple looks so good on you too!!
I would totally rock the ponytail hole in the hood.
I just tweeted about why I run: to be a good role model for my little man (15 months of cuteness)!
Ahh! I LOVE the ponytail exit and now, despite swearing that I have more than enough cold weather gear to suit two female runners, am on a mission to own that.
I wear a lot of pink and purple, but have added bright green and blues to my collection. I love running gear!
Krissy @ Shiawase Life
Big brooks fan!!!!
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