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The Lust List: Fall Fit Bitches & Giveaway!

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When I take a look at my life over the past three years, it’s really broken down into four (unequal) parts: work, travel, exercise, and sleep; all done in excess and repeated at length. Since I work for myself consulting and running this little blog, I have the benefits of a flexible schedule, which means I can travel and exercise when it suits me. To me, this flexibility in schedule is absolutely priceless.

That said, I work a lot and thus I really treasure my me-time, which to me is sleep and exercise. I’ve developed a bit of an expensive addiction to boutique fitness classes, which I prefer to the gym or to a run. Why? Well, the price point of these classes ensures there’s no way I’m missing a $30+ class. Plus, phones aren’t allowed, so I get a full 50 minutes without anyone asking me for something over email. And to me, that’s pure bliss.

I’ve long championed Pure Barre as my go-to workout to tone and tighten, and my addiction remains true. I’ve also finally joined the SoulCycle cult, as I really love the feel good vibes, calorie burn, and community. I was initially hesitant—but I’m now sold. Plus, if it’s good enough for Michelle Obama—it’s good enough for the Bitches.

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BrazilWear Sofia Bralette (c/o)| Brazil Wear strappy t-back tank | Brazil Wear Python Charo Crop (c/o)  | Caraa Studio 2 Backpack (c/o) | Grey Adidas Originals  | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Black Jawbone Up 3 (c/o)

As such, I have a closet full of athleisure duds, opting for leggings, adidas, and crop tops over sheath dresses for what I wear to work. For me, it’s all Lululemon, Zela from Nordstrom, and Chelsea Collective’s brands like Michi, Adidas, and Spiritual Gangster.

I was recently turned onto BrazilWear by NYC co-Bitch Emily, who loves the brand. They sent me these amazing high-waist Charo crops which are incredibly sexy and flattering. I love the high waist and the cut outs on the calves. Plus, the material is that stretchy, compression material that sucks you in! BrazilWear as a crazy fun selection of leggings, but I loved the python black-and-white print. I was also totally in love with their bralettes, which function as a sports bra/tank top hybrid, making them perfect for SoulCycle and hot summer outdoor workouts.

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BrazilWear Sofia Bralette (c/o)| Brazil Wear strappy t-back tank | Brazil Wear Python Charo Crop (c/o)  | Caraa Studio 2 Backpack (c/o) | Grey Adidas Originals  | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Black Jawbone Up 3 

My only lament about my athleisure lifestyle is that I could never find a stylish backpack to match. I definitely have a few super cute backpacks—a leather one for travel and a navy-and-white Tory Burch. But I really wanted a stylish, black backpack to go with all my black-and-white fitness attire.

I had visions of a sleek, black city back pack, and toyed with the idea of saving up for a Phillip Lim Pashli, which costs a whopping thousand dollars and is anything but practical. Then I found the beautiful people at Caraa sport.

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Caraa is a fast-growing brand started by two dynamic New York City based fashion professionals who left their gigs to start the company. Caraa is dedicated to creating stylish, functional and sleek sports bags that transition from the gym to the office. (Or, in my case, from my couch to SoulCycle to the coffee shop.) My prayers have been answered.

The bags retail from $300-400 and are made from the same factory as Prada’s nylon bags. They’re chic, stylish and functional—you guys, the pockets!

When I received my Caraa 2 Studio bag (the largest in the collection) in the mail, I spent a good 30 minutes playing with the pockets, the straps, and the clips associated with this functional bag. It made my afternoon.

All the Caraa bags have two carrying modes: it can be worn with a long strap as a crossbody, or with two shorter straps as a backpack. The nylon straps are sturdy and you can easily adjust them and clip them on-and-off.

The Studio 2 fits my 13 inch Macbook Pro, and also has several tech pockets for my two iPhones. It has two main compartments—the front is meant for your sweaty gym clothes and has a shoe bag for my SoulCycle shoes! Since receiving it, it’s stayed on a hook by my door, filled with my work, tech, and workout needs and ready to go at a moments notice. It has made my life so much more streamlined—I no longer forget my socks or water bottle. I can always find my phone. My dirty socks don’t sit in with my lipstick. It’s a Godsend.

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BrazilWear Sofia Bralette (c/o)| Brazil Wear strappy t-back tank | Brazil Wear Python Charo Crop (c/o)  | Caraa Studio 2 Backpack (c/o) | Grey Adidas Originals  | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Black Jawbone Up 3 (c/o)

The best news of all is that we have a giveaway—right here for you, sexy Fit Bitches. We’re giving away a Caraa bag (value is $350!) to one lucky winner. To enter, please visit Caraa + Bitches Who Brunch collab site here, and enter your email address.

We’ll select a winner for the giveaway on October 15.

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BrazilWear Sofia Bralette (c/o)| Brazil Wear strappy t-back tank | Brazil Wear Python Charo Crop (c/o)  | Caraa Studio 2 Backpack (c/o) | Grey Adidas Originals  | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Black Jawbone Up 3 (c/o)

 

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