It may come as no surprise to you, but I’m not much of an athlete. In high school, I was (much to my surprise) recruited for cross country by my PE coach, but I chose vocal ensemble and the high school pageant as my sports instead. Don’t get me wrong: I believe in the value of exercise, I just prefer to get it through my daily work tasks. That’s a major perk of working in retail. There’s always something to lift and push, and plenty of opportunity for extensive walking.
Despite my lack of interest in gyms, I quite enjoy the athletic-inspired details on this Synergy dress from last summer and my new OESH sandals. Both items are wearable, relatively versatile, and make me feel confident. Fun fact: the soles on my shoes were 3-D printed on machines fabricated by a group of badass women here in Charlottesville. I’ll be doing an extended feature on the company soon.