Be Bold Activewear - Future Reflective Legging

Los Angeles, California 

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since my last post! I've been traveling, got super sick and it has been non-stop raining in LA so we haven't been able to go out and shoot. Buttttt the sun is finally out again so we immediately took advantage of the good weather and shot these new leggings in the hills yesterday! It feels so great to be back at it. I put a lot of work into putting this post together, so I hope you enjoy! 

The leggings I am wearing are from Be Bold activewear. I have been seeing metallics everywhere and was excited to try these out. These are the first leggings Be Bold has put out, so I was a little skeptical at how the quality would be. I am happy to say that I was SO pleasantly surprised! 

FABRIC: Loved the on trend metallic fabric. It was a tiny bit itchy along the waist band, but that was to be expected from this awesome looking fabric, and after the first few minutes of wearing I didn't notice at all. 

BOOTY FACTOR: Not see through! Woo hoo!

FIT / SIZING: They were a perfect fit! The mesh was long enough to wear over the ankle, but I wore it cuffed up a bit because I have super short legs! The only thing I would change about these to make them an all time fav, would be the height of the seam between the mesh and the metallic fabric. Right now it hits right at the knee, which I felt didn't help elongate my legs, and instead has the opposite effect. (And I need all the help I can get the long legs department.) I'm excited to see what's next for Be Bold! 

WHERE TO WEAR: I wore these to a Flywheel Spin class and they were amazing! The mesh was super breathable, and the waistband stayed perfectly in place through the entire class! 

xo - M 

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VIMMIA X - Impact Legging

Pebble Beach, California

Legging: VIMMIA X Impact, Sweater: Vimmia Calm Pullover (Zippered version linked)

I was first introduced to Vimmia about a year ago and immediately fell in love with the difference in quality. Vimmia raises the bar with their technologically advanced fabrics and attention to detail. While perusing their website, I was intrigued when I discovered a category titled "VIMMIA X." This limited selection of garments includes two capris, one legging, and a tank. These four items are made from a fabric they developed that boasts a heap of bragging qualities:

"VIMMIA X garments are made with state of the art technological yarn that has been proven to show higher thermal efficiency and better thermal homogenization than garments made with polyester or nylon..." www.vimmia.com - Discover VIMMIA X

If you didn't understand any of that thank goodness they break it down for you:

  • "Promotes thermoregulation to maintain your skin's core internal temperature by balancing both heat gain and heat loss
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved blood flow and oxygenation to muscles and tissue
  • Increased recovery speed with greater workout efficiency
  • Reduced muscle vibration
  • Reduces appearance in cellulite
  • Increase skin smoothness" www.vimmia.com - Discover VIMMIA X

After reading all these benefits, who could not pass up getting their hands on a pair?! Now lets get down to #ThePantReview. 

FABRIC: With all these technological properties listed above, I was expecting to step into a space suit. My honest first reaction? They had a kind of chemically smell (this faded quickly), and they hug your legs differently than other leggings. After getting moving in them, I felt like the fabric was starting to "work" (this might have been in my mind though!) and I didn't want to take them off at the end of the day!

BOOTY FACTOR: They have more lift and sculpting action than leggings with no support, but I feel like this would have been more apparent if I went a size down. See through? No way Jose! 

FIT / SIZING: The waist band is versatile in that it can be either worn high waisted or folded down and worn low on the waist line, truly muffin top proof. When I really got moving in them, I felt like they would start to sag a tiny bit, and I like my leggings to fit nice and snug so I would go down a size next time. The ankle on these pants is meant to be able to be cuffed so you are able to switch between a capri, and a full length legging. When they were cuffed I felt like they were a little higher than ankle length, but not quite capris, and when they were laying flat, the fabric around my ankles was loose. Therefor I wore them cuffed at got to liking the higher-ankle length. I am wearing a size small for reference. 

WHERE TO WEAR: They say to get the heaps of benefits from VIMMIA X, the leggings need to be worn for 6 consecutive hours, for 30 consecutive days. With that disclosure, where should we wear Vimmia's leggings? Everywhere! Especially to high intensity workouts. These performance developed leggings are meant to get their use! 

xo - M

Here are more of my favs from Vimmia: 

 

p.s. During my time off I taught myself how to use new photo-editing software. I would love to hear what you guys think about the photo style! Also, what do you think about spending the extra cash on leggings that are more "technologically advanced" than a lower cost pair? Worth the investment so you can focus on your work-out, or are you fine with leggings that might ride-up, ride-down, or do other funny things?? ;P

 

Beyond Yoga- Strappy Ballet Legging

Pressed Juicery - El Segundo, California

Bra: Forever 21 (past season) Leggings: Beyond Yoga 

Happy Humpday!

I'm obsessed with the detailing on these strappy ballet leggings from Beyond Yoga! Although it does take an extra minute to put these on, it's worth it. Beyond Yoga did an amazing job finding the perfect balance in detail and not getting too carried away.

FABRIC: Beyond Yoga wins for fabric everytime. These are in their signature space dye fabric and feel like a velvety second skin.

BOOTY FACTOR: They don't have a lift or sculpting booty factor, but they aren't see through! :D 

FIT / SIZING: True to size and they stretch a tonnnn. 

WHERE TO WEAR: Yoga of coarse! Even though it's not winter in California it is in other states and these leggings will keep you warm in between class. 

xo - M 

Lilybod - Holly

Manhattan Beach, California 

Top: Forever 21, (older style but Forever has so many more cute styles!) Leggings: Lilybod - Holly

Guys. I am sooo in love with these leggings from Lilybod! I had never heard of the brand but am so obsessed with the style, and now have a wish list of three more of their styles I want. Sometimes I think I'm allergic to color so their simple and sleek monochrome styles are right up my alley. I'm wearing Holly in this post, but their Coco, Zoe, and Lauren styles are the three that I am lusting after. :D They are also under $100 which is major bonus!

FABRIC: Athletic fabric that is moisture wicking. I thought the honey comb print was a mesh overlay from what I saw online, but it is actually a printed fabric. Mine came with a little ink flaw on the bottom right leg, but it doesn't bother me. The thin white sections of the leggings are mesh which make them extra breathable! 

BOOTY FACTOR: No lift or sculpt factor but they aren't see through! It felt like they scooped down a bit in the back so if you have a bigger booty I would probably order a size up to avoid any mishaps. 

FIT / SIZING: Oh my gosh when these came in the mail I was like "Ohh nooo they are tinyyyyyy." But they have some serious stretch to them! The length looked like they were definitely going to be cropped but once I tried them on I saw that they are my favorite ankle length. They sit on your hips, a little lower than my favorite high-waisted looks and probably the only thing I would change about them, but they're not super low-rise or anything. 

WHERE TO WEAR: Love this thinner athletic fabric. It keeps me nice and cool, so I would wear to cardio classes. I wore them to Zumba and loved them!

See you next Wednesday! (promise it will be Wednesday next weeek :D)

xo - M 

FP Movement - Infinity Legging

Hood River, OR 

Top: Free People, Leggings: Free People 

Why is everything Free People does just perfect??? I've been eying their line since they came out and was so excited to finally get my hands on some pieces! It was so fun shooting these looks in the perfect fall backdrop back home in Oregon. Happy November! 

FABRIC: Their fabric is thin and breathable and soo cozy. A serious second skin.

BOOTY FACTOR: I wasn't expecting leggings with seemingly no sculpting factor to do much but boy was I wrong. The combination of the stitching and fabric does wonders. 

FIT / SIZING: I'm wearing a small and they fit like a glove. I would say their sizing is true to size and the fabric is very stretchy so you don't have to worry about feeling constricted. 

WHERE TO WEAR: With this lighter fabric I would wear these to a cardio class like Soul Cycle or any other class that works up a sweat! 

P.S. I was so surprised in a good way when I saw this top in person. I looks like a soft ribbed cotton in all the photos of it online, but it's actually very athletic feeling, and the fit was amazing. 

See you next Wednesday!

xo - M