Obsessions: 06.16.17

The weather has been hot and our lives have been hectic this week, but you know we always have time to obsess over something. Here are this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Nike Metcon Repper D

Nike Metcon Repper D Women

Now that I’m a certified gymrat, it was time to get new shoes. I had been wearing these old Ryka shoes that I bought several years ago for dance fitness classes, like Zumba, and they were just not working well for the strength training/jumping I’ve been doing lately. Shoe research told me that I need a flat shoe to help me stay balanced while lifting up heavy things, so this week I bought the Nike Metcon Repper D. I have worn them several times this week and while I think they’ll need a little time to break in, I already feel more steady during my lifts. Plus, they look pretty cool!


Brooklinen sheets

brooklinen sheet set

After reading reviews and shopping around I finally ordered some fancy adult sheets from Brooklinen and they arrived! One night of sleeping in them and they are so nice. Plus look at this cute tote they arrived in. Full review coming soon!

Summer quilt

Now that we are capital “A” Adults and have fancy sheets—see how quickly that went to our heads?—we need a new summer quilt situation. What do you guys use? I love the duvet situation we’ve got but it is way too warm for the California nights. I’ve been obsessively shopping around all week and wanted to share all the really cute options I’ve found.

and then we tried obsession quilt round up

1 Bico Bed Blanket from The Citizenry  2 Knotted Quilt by Nate Berkus for Target  3 Dash Stitch Quilt by West Elm



hi and dry duckpin bowling

Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer

After a Tremont Athletic Club event at the new Hi and Dry in Tremont, we went back to give the new bar a real test run for my boyfriend’s birthday. Hi and Dry has duckpin bowling, which I had never tried before, but it’s super fun! The bar itself is really nice too, with two dog-friendly patio areas. I can definitely see it becoming a new summer hang!

Baggu Drawstring Backpack

I had mentioned back in our Mexico packing roundup that I was getting this drawstring backpack from Baggu for the trip. It has ended up being one of my best spring/summer purchases so far! Not only was it great for Mexico, I took it with me to the Grand Canyon over Memorial Day weekend, and it’s been perfect for taking out on the boat. If you’re in the market for a new casual backpack, I highly recommend this one!

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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