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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Late summer vibe with Athleta

Summer is quickly leaving the Pacific Northwest as we speak. I have been taking a long break from blogging and have been finding new interest like yoga and pilate. I also was pleased to find out that athletic wear is much better suited for my body type than regular fashion house cloths. To give you a little bit of background on my body type, I am 163cm (5'4") and around 57kg (125 ponds) with muscular thighs and bum. I have been active my whole life, starting with ballet at the age of 3, followed by taekwondo for 5 years. In the last 6 years, I have taken interest in playing table-tennis and still am today. This has made me fairly built on my lower body and finding the right pants/skirts to wear has always been a big challenge.
Early this year, I started doing at home pilate to strengthen my core and improve my flexibility. I began searching for workout wear and after a few trials and errors, I discovered Athleta. This is NOT a sponsored blog post (how I wish it was though lol). What I like about Athleta is the way their cloths fit my body. They have thought just about everything such as: better waist band design so nothing digs or cuts in, flexibile material so you don't feel like (or worse, look like) a stuffed sausage. During their end of summer sale, I scored this beautiful flowy skirt (seen below). It is so airy and comfortable. The material is breathable and lightweight. I traveled to California with it and it never wrinkles after sitting in the plane for 2 hours.
So far I have about 2 pages of items favourited on their website and I am looking forward to add more pieces for both work out and everyday wear. Whoever invented the athletic wear, I thank you :)

Levis' denim cropped jacket, Cotton T by Madewell, Skirt (stripped version on sale here) by Athleta, comfy sandals by Algeria (different colour here) and Coach saddle bag (several options here) and pom pom from Yoga studio 55 (her Etsy shop link here).