photo: by Scharad Lightbourne

I love Fashion and I love Fitness so it only made sense that I love fit fashion or sports fashion. I recently created a cute video on my IG page @lmoxeyfit showing you some of my favorite Nike outfits. People ask me if I have a favorite sports brands and although I’ve been a supporter or Nike, over the years I’ve grown to love other brands as well. Here’s a list of some of my favorite work out wear brands:

  • Alo Yoga
  • Gym Shark Women
  • Nike Women
  • Body Engineers Women
  • Forever 21 active
  • Adidas women
  • Girlfriend Collective
  • Fabletics
  • Spiritual Gangster
  • Carbon 38
  • Alala

I must say over the years I’ve expanded my wardrobe to include most of these brands. The price range for an average kit can range from $-$$$ check out some of the cute pieces I either have or will acquire in the very near future.

visit the sites of each to find your favorites and get moving. Start working out in style so that you can not only feel better but look better while doing it. Let me know your favorite fit fashion brands.

“Comfy, Cozy or no cloth-sey”

What are you wearing during the quarantining?

We’ve entered week 3 of the “stay at home” order, things are slowly changing and I’m adjusting to the new normal. On day one of week one, I thought ok, I got this. Being a true Libra I started to organize myself and make lists of important items to take self care of. I got my gel nail polish removed and filed down my nails, went for one last brow wax before I took it on myself, got my hair braided, made a grocery list, cleaned out my home office and got us all on schedules, made a fitness regimen and facetime/imessage chat schedule to keep up with my folks abroad while we are at home…. Now I can relax.

Well I wasn’t prepared for what relax meant in a wardrobe sense. It went something like this.

  • Week 1, Day 1: still cute hair pulled back in a pony tail, #nikewomen cotton sweats on with crop top and socks
  • Day 2: pool day – pulled out a Minka BLue bikini and cover up and later an ankle length sun dress
  • Day 3 – 5: Hair finally braided before the lock down and confused on what is now considered cozy
  • Day 6: Day Pajamas to Night Pajamas
  • Day 7 was when I realized I didn’t have a plan to stay comfortable and cute

I know that staying cute is the least of our worries during this time but for some people depression or anxiety kicks in hard, emotions are heightened and self confidence is being challenged. It’s important to find ways to settle and stay in control of our mental health through this period. So the occasional dress up routine is just one way of coping.

Here are a few ways you can jazz up your wardrobe and mood during this quarantine period.

  • Instead of wearing bonnets and head clothes, alternate with turbans, head scarves and head bands.
  • make the lips pop with some colored or flavored lip gloss
  • I often add a touch of vaseline to my eye lids for extra glow (it also helps to moisten and brighten dark lids)
  • pick out at least 1 day of the week to get dolled up for yourself – the inside edition
  • put out day and night pj’s , make sure the day ones are cute enough to feel sexy but cozy enough to take a zoom meeting
  • Find 3 basic bottoms and 3 cute tops and alternate wearing them
  • change your earrings out every few days
  • Fix your hair. Either get braids done or braid down your hair yourself so you won’t have to fix it every day. Keep it tied down at night for a fresh look in the morning and don’t forget to lay those edges.

check out one of my favorite sites for at home chill looks below: