Once you find a race you love and do every year, you tend to try to outdo whatever you did the year before… and make it an even more fabulous event than the year before.
After this year’s Team Bev participation at Jodi’s Race for Awareness, we’re going to REALLY have to bring it to top our team’s performance this year. Click here to read the full race recap, if you missed it earlier in the week.
Ladies in tutus, babies in tutus, dogs dressed in costume… we really brought our flair to the table this year! So, how did I pull together my outfit for race day? Well, I thought I’d use today’s post to share with you what I wore. To me, it’s simply accessorizing, which is one of my favorite past times. So, give me a theme, and I get all into it!
Truly, I think it was my favorite of race day costumes! I’ve only done about 8 5Ks in my life, and three of them have been with Jodi’s… still, I claim this as my best (until next year, of course!)
Let’s see what we’ve got here…
Sparkly Teal Bic Band Headband – I actually picked these up last year for a group of us to wear, and brought it back for a repeat performance…
I was introduced to Bic Bands several years back by Julie, and since then I’ve been loving the sparkly minnie bands. I picked the peacock band, for an obvious reason (because it’s teal) and also because they hold back my fine, flyaway hair very well and don’t budge along the way. Check them out!
Teal Sports Bra – Once you start supporting a cause, the color for the event starts to show up everywhere. By everywhere, I really mean everywhere at TARGET! Yep, a nice percentage of my monthly income goes to Target. They just really have everything a girl needs! So, I spotted this C9 by Champion sports bra months back, and bought it just for fun. It looked perfect peeking out of my black tank for another pop of teal!
Athleta Gear – Oh, how I adore Athleta. The fact that Jodi’s Race is sponsored by this amazing brand just makes me love the race even more!!!
And… I just had to wear their gear on race day to show my support! I picked the Chela Organic Cotton Capri, which are truly the most delicious capris I own. Comfortable, well-made and so incredibly cozy. Try them!
I also took the opportunity to wear a few Athleta “chi” tattoos that were given out on race day. Wearing their brand and their symbol of their clothing that is “made for women, by women” is something I was honored to do, and I wore one chi on each shoulder.
Nike Arm Warmers – This was definitely a last minute addition. When the weather report showed that it was going to be in the 50s on Saturday morning, I knew that I would freeze my tutu’ed butt off if I didn’t wear more than I had planned initially. I found these crazy Nike arm warmers at Sports Authority the night before the race on clearance. They were thin and lightweight and perfect for the breezy morning. I’ll definitely wear them again!
Fitbit Flex – I also debuted my Fitbit Flex at the race. A LONG TIME Fitbit fanatic and product ambassador for the brand, I get VERY excited when I have a chance to try out a new fitness tracker… and this one from Fitbit has outdone itself!
It’s a bracelet-style tracker that syncs wirelessly to your handset, and calculates your steps, miles traveled, flights of stairs completed, and even measures your sleeping patterns. To say I LOVE this Fitbit Flex is an understatement, and I’ll tell you more about it in upcoming weeks as I test it out more. So far, I’m in LOVE!
In the meantime, click here to read more about the Flex and to order your own!
Teal Asics – I actually found these during an online sale during the year for just $22!!! Score! I broke them out for the race, of course… they’re kind of my Team Bev Asics!
That Fabulous Tutu!!!
Kate (of Team Bev fame) actually came up with the idea for us to wear tutus this year and was our tutu expert by virtue of making them before for her gorgeous girls. Wearing a tutu was a LOT more fun than I thought it would be. Perhaps I was channeling my inner child who took dance lessons for many years, but it made me want to skip, run, and made me feel pretty!
To get these tutus assembled, we did what any fierce team does…. we got together for a tutu making party!
Supplies were very simple per tutu: Two rolls of 6″ tulle (teal and black, or whatever color you choose), enough 1″ elastic to fit around your waist, a pair of scissors, and a needle and thread to sew your elastic into a loop. A measuring tape also came in handy
We ordered quite a bit of tulle to outfit our team, as you can imagine. We ordered online from Tulle Source to make sure we got the right color and the 6″ tulle strips.
1. Sew your elastic into a loop, making it about 2 inches larger than your waist.
2. Cut your tulle into 28″ strips.
3. Begin wrapping the tulle around the elastic, like such. Alternate the colors, as you see fit, or create a solid tutu – – It’s totally up to you!
That’s really all you have to do to get your tutu together, unless you feel like adding a little sparkle… which I felt like doing the night before. I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up some rhinestones and some special jewelry glue (I had no idea this existed!)
I chose two different sizes and decided to just randomly apply them to the tulle. To keep myself from completely gluing my fingers together, I used tweezers to hold the jewels, dipped them in the glue and then attached them to the tulle. Easy peasy!
Just a little glimmer and glitz… I loved the final look!
If you’re interested in making your own tutu, here is a YouTube video that shows how to make one much better than I could describe. They’re SUPER SIMPLE… and definitely worth trying!
And that wraps up my 2013 Team Bev Flair… I can’t wait to pull the 2014 look together and to find new additions throughout the year!
How do you spice up your race day outfit with FLAIR? Any recommendations for Team Bev 2014?