Concrete Catwalk // Polished at the Pool

August 10, 2015


We’re back in one piece from our tropical trip and before I jump right into a rundown of the vacation, I’ve got a little outfit update to kick off the week!

Finding the time to train for my next big race has meant getting realllllly clever about squeezing my sweat-sessions into the limited free-time of a busy summer. As much as I love spending time RELAXING in a bathing suit, my regular work schedule means that trips to the pool have to be as streamlined as possible.


I wore this particular look on a day that had meetings in the morning, and then planned a training sesh at the pool for the afternoon. Wearing my racing suit as a tank meant that I could jump (nearly) right into the water before having a chance to let a work-related issue drive me back to my desk at home.

(If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll remember that being completely ready before actually getting to the gym is one of my secrets tricks to ensure that I don’t bail on a scheduled workout!)


I know that my outfit here might seem a leeettle out-there on the style scale (though you KNOW I love a good head-tilt), but I think this strategy could work for nearly anyone’s wardrobe if a any skirt was worn over a neutral suit in the place of a typical basic tank.

Kind of like the bodysuits from the 90s, but WAY better. ;)


By keeping things streamlined, I only need to toss a few more things in my tote to have a great swim:

A lightweight fouta towel
My rubber pool sandals (YES I wear fancy ones)
Phytoplage oil and a swimcap to keep away the green outta my blonde
A breezy cotton romper to throw on for the walk home
AND my trusty bobble (in lagoon green, to match my suit!)


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ASOS over-sized sunnies
Sorrelli hoop earrings
BaubleBar double-strand necklace
Athleta one-piece swimsuit
UO reversible tote
House of Harlow leather skirt (similar)
Nine West wedge sandals


So, whaddya think:

Am I completely crazy for wearing my swimsuit on the street? Can you see yourself ever trying the same style strategy to maximize your own schedule?

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Ps. – This super-cool graphic option is on the shortlist when it comes to deciding what I’ll wear for race day in the fall!

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Photos taken by Sara Haile for S+P.

This is Part Three of a series on S+P that is kindly being brought to you by Bobble water bottles. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make this site possible, and check out the first and second posts to learn more about my summer fitness challenge!

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