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Review: Fabletics yoga wear

The Facebook ads finally got to me. (See this, Facebook advertising team? ROI!!!) I caved and bought a few pieces of Fabletics gear because of the 50% off for the first outfit as a VIP member. Fabletics is the Kate Hudson co-founded brand of athletic wear. First of all, the VIP membership is a new trend in ecommerce, where you join with a credit card number and get to buy something every month at a huge discount. You can skip that month, but it’s a manual process where you log in and have to click on “Skip this Month.” If you forget to skip and didn’t want to buy anything, it’ll charge your card $49.95 and place it as a credit in your account. You can use the credit later. You can always cancel membership, but it has to be done by calling their 800 number and can’t be done online. I bought the Norwalk Tank and Salar Legging as an outfit, and that was marked 50% off, which was about $30. (Apologies for the dirty …

FYI: Athleta carries maternity yoga line

I was doing my weekly ritual of window e-shopping yoga clothes (not that I really need to buy anymore) and noticed that Athleta carries maternity pants. Prices range from $69-79, which is about what they charge for their regular pants. There aren’t very many reviews on their site to say whether they’re worth it or not, but they do have a good return policy if they don’t work out. I will say though, of my Athleta pants, I kept wearing my Chaturanga capris throughout my last pregnancy, and the waistband didn’t cut into my belly. Something to keep in mind if you don’t want to buy separate maternity yoga pants.

Could yoga earrings be the next big trend?

I had a fun chat with some of my fellow ashtangis at a very rare after-yoga social event where the topic of functional yoga wear came up. I remembered Kino MacGregor’s article explaining why she wore shorts when she practiced. It wasn’t to show off her legs or her body (although, her body is sick and pure muscle, so why wouldn’t she show it off?), but the shorts kept her honest in arm balances. Instead of cheating by using yoga pants to absorb sweat and add friction, she wore shorts to force herself to use muscle and the bandhas to find lift and stay in the balance. One gal in class always practiced in just a sports bra. Her abs are crazy tight, and she’s in amazing shape. Her reason? It’s a visual reminder for her throughout the practice to engage in mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. Instead of letting her belly pooch out throughout her practice, SEEING her gut forces her to suck it all in. (Seeing my post-baby body makes me want to hide even …

Athleta Grand Opening in Austin, The Domain

I about wet my pants when I first saw a giant Coming Soon sign for the new Athleta store at the Domain. I had no idea they were finally coming to Austin. I had been stalking the website for new store announcements and harassing them on Twitter for over a year, and well, it’s finally here!!! I’ve been a fan of Athleta’s clothing line for a few years now. I own a couple pairs of yoga pants, a top, some dresses, some bathing suits and a couple pairs of hiking pants. Because everything is designed for athletes (and athletic-minded women), they really take time to think about functional performance of each piece in addition to beautiful and flattering designs and patterns. What I especially love is their attention to supporting the girls. Ya know, the GIRLS. Their bathing suit sizes are based on bra sizes and not just S, M, L. Their support tops have ratings for how much actual chest support you’ll get wearing them. And the tanks have built-in “headlight” coverage, which I …

Review: Macy’s Ideology

Full disclosure: Macy’s provided me with a gift card – without any obligations – because I was a speaker at TxSC ’13 this year. All opinions are my own. When I received the Macy’s gift card and little note in the mail, my first thought was how much I really dislike shopping for clothes. I have both T & A, which makes it extremely difficult to find things that fit top or bottom. I thought about spending it on clothes for the kid or on shoes – anything but women’s clothing. But then I thought, “I don’t have to go to Macy’s and buy regular clothes. I can shop for workout gear!” That is one type of shopping I do enjoy because I have a much higher success rate. And you can’t really have too many workout pieces, right? Trying to spend as little of my own money as possible, I headed straight for Macy’s private brand line, Ideology. The everyday price on their standard yoga tights was $27.98. I tried a pair of those …

See-through yoga pants: Say something or not?

The see-through yoga pant problem is still prevalent even though Lululemon removed a whole bunch of them off the shelves. They aren’t the only offenders though. Many women have bought see-through pants of various brands, and I don’t know if they realize it! In the past few weeks, I’ve seen striped undies, solid black undies, bright neon undies and a number of other patterns and colors through supposedly solid pants. AT LEAST THERE WERE UNDIES ON, RIGHT??? I feel bad for these ladies. Surely, this wasn’t intentional. But it begs the question, do I say something to these women or not? I don’t want to embarrass them further by pointing it out. And really, they only become visible when they’re in certain postures (happy baby, downward dog, anything with butt in air). [yop_poll id=”3″]

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