Shop with me at Athleta in Greenwich

This post has been sponsored by Athleta and #PowerOfShe, but as always my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!

It was easy to make the time in my life for fashion, to make the time for the blog, time for shopping. Making time for exercise required quite a bit more effort, coming from a long history of avoidance, including notes to get out of gym class in high school and plenty of excuses about how getting sweaty would mess up my hair-washing schedule.

Then two things happened, I started working more hours at my office job and started getting hip pains because of it, and my sister came home from college and asked me to join the Y with her. I found myself wandering into a back corner of a yoga class for the first time ever in a hodgepodge of old leggings I'd deemed unfashionable but never gotten rid of and a baggy tee shirt which fell over my face every time I bent over. Fashion faux pas and insecurities aside, I left the class feeling good and with a desire to return.

Two years later I'm finding myself with a much greater desire to make the time for fitness, and while my yoga poses are far from perfect, I know how far I've come from where I started. I'm more flexible, I'm stronger, and I feel better both physically and mentally. Not to mention that I've found by making the time for athletics, I can shop for athletic wear, which is such a powerful motivator!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, there could not be a better time to think about getting outside and being active, and if you find yourself in need, or in want of some new pieces Athleta's new summer line should be your first stop, and I hope if you are in Connecticut you will join me at Athleta in Greenwich this Sunday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to shop together, enjoy beverages and have some light bites!

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The Rundown
Sahara Jacket c/o Athleta
Eco Wash Daily Tank c/o Athleta
Colorblocked Movement Bralette c/o Athleta
High Rise Jacquard Chaturanga to Town Capri c/o Athleta
Sweet Nothing Headband c/o Athleta


  1. The only working out I do is walking with my mom in the mornings but I could definitely use some new pieces! Can't wait to go and see what kind of stuff they have! :D

  2. I love your outfits here - how gorgeous! Luckily, I do a decent amount of light cardio because of the walks I do with my daughter. But I really need to lift some weight again so thanks for the reminder!

  3. Loving your workout gear, I am an activewear addict so I'm all for this,


  4. Oh, how I wish I could be there for this event! There is nothing I love more than fitness and the cute clothes that go along with it ;) I admit that my collection needs some updating. I've never taken too much time to look at what Athleta offers but seeing you in these cute pieces, I think I will need to change that in a hurry. Have fun at the event!

  5. Athleta has so many great pieces! Love those leggings. Have a blast!

    Southern Style

  6. Your excuses sound too much like mine... on the bright side I picked up a pant and top set for biking !
    and I lost 2 pounds. Yay..right.

  7. Ummm you look amazing and super legit to me! I am loving those leggings especially. It is so hard to find time to workout.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Loving this look! i was actually just in Athleta today, I got the most amazing raincoat that I'm pumped about haha.

    xo, Maddy

  9. How fun to be able to work with Athleta, Lydia!!
    I was doing yoga for awhile but I've gotten out of the habit! I think it'd be so fun to come meet you if I lived in the area!

  10. How fun! I wish we had an Athleta. Cute work out clothes are my obsession.


  11. Wish I was nearby to join you! Love your workout clothes! It can really help motivation to work out!

  12. Love your picks! Wish I were closer to stop by tho...