Yay! The semester is officially over.
So……I went shopping to celebrate.
I actually was scoping out H&M for a NYE outfit, but things turned in a completely different direction. As I head for the dressing room with an arm full of sparkly stuff, I noticed that H&M now has an activewear line.
I checked out the stuff and it was NICE! And it was much more affordable then the other name brand stuff I had been looking at.
So here is a little fashion show, complete with a compare and contrast of what similar items are on the market.
Thermal Base layer (complete with strange boob lines and a "deep thought" face) – $24.95
The base layer I was previously coveting
Craft Pro – $55
A half zip top, complete with a top button cover and thumb holes- $24.95
A similar Half Zip by Asics- $70
Another half zip I had my eye on Brooks- $55
A snug fitting fleece jacket with thumb holes (this would be good if its cold but not wet outside) Can wear over a base layer or over the base layer and half zip. Originally $30, on sale for $15!
A similar thin fleece jacket- Patagonia $155 ( I realize the Patagonia is probably much higher quality)
Here is something else I’ve REALLLY been wanting for wet weather any time of year. Perfect for layering. – $20!!!
Similar all weather jacket by City Sports- $65. I really did almost buy this at one point.
And that’s it!
Total for 2 jackets, 1 base layer and a half zip – $84
Total for 2 jackets, 1 base layer and a half zip @ City Sports or similar retailer- about $325
Total Saved- $241!!!
The only thing is that now I MUST wear something I already own for New Year’s Eve. I have to have something that will suffice.
This evening I’ll be out doing a little x-mas shopping and visiting some family to drop off a gift.
Have you bought yourself anything lately?
What is your "must have" running/exercise item?