Athleta - High Rise Jacquard Chaturanga 7/8 Tight

The Athleisurely Review

Newport Beach, California

Have you ever traveled somewhere and instantly had a sense that you were home? Like this new place you went to just seemed comfortable and right? Thats what it felt like when I tried on these Athleta tights for the first time.

This was my first time EVER trying Athleta out. I know. They are everywhere and everyone loves them, but I somehow missed the boat! So I was perusing The Grove one day and decided to finally check them out. I loved everything about this experience. The store was warm and welcoming. All their styles were clean and pretty. Their muted tones are always the colors I gravitate towards so I was in heaven. The models they featured were all different sizes. I instantly fell in love with everything about Athleta.

I actually got a ton of things, but decided to review these Jacquard Chaturanga leggings because I haven’t seen anything like them before. So lets get down to the details!

FABRIC: I chose this specific pair of leggings to review because I love love loved this fabric. It is a real jacquard texture and I felt like that gave a nice luxury spin on an everyday pair of yoga pants. The texture was only on the outside so the inside was still smooth against your skin.

FIT / SIZING + BOOTY FACTOR: They fit perfect. They don’t sculpt but they are fitted in all the right places. True to size, I didn’t feel like I was being suffocated when wearing a small. So so so comfy. I could wear these all day.

WHERE TO WEAR: Yoga! These are so comfy they won’t ride up or down or do something funky when you’re in down dog. :)

p.s. The bra I’m wearing is called the Pura Bra, I”ll link it below, but it is the comfiest bra ever. I literally wear it all the time.

xo - M

Olympia Activewear - Vix Leggings

The Athleisurely Review

Malibu, California

It’s been a minute since the last #ThePantReview! Welcome back to the new and improved, and re-named The Legging Review. That makes more sense to call it that right?? I also have it titled under The Athleisurely Review, so I guess it still doesn’t have an official name. What do you guys think? I like to use both interchangeably in different scenarios.

I was SO excited to finally review Olympia Activewear. I love their aesthetic, and have been eyeballing a few sets for awhile now. I was drawn to their unique elastic waistbands and different cuts for their sports bras. Here’s what I thought:

FABRIC: First off we have to talk about the beautiful elastic waist band. It is so pretty. But so tight. The elastic is high quality and thick, but it doesn’t give at all. If you have a super hour-glass figure this might not be an issue for you, but for me it was uncomfortable and gave me some high waisted muffin top action where there usually is none. As for the legging fabric, I wasn’t super impressed. It feels athletic but it wears more like a pair of cotton leggings. Comfortable but it doesn’t have any contour, which felt strange and off balance in comparison to the waist trainer-esque elastic band. I would love to try another pair of leggings from Olympia to see if this was just the case with this particular style.

FIT / SIZING: If you have an hour glass shape these will probably fit you perfectly. I got a size small and the legging part fit great, but since the elastic waist band was so tight I would go up a size. I’m not sure if that would make the legs too loose though, would need to try on some other styles to be sure. I also ordered two of the same exact style sports bra in different colors because I loved the style so much. They only had size P left, so I thought that would be fine since usually S or XS work in bras for me. But it didn’t, it gave me an upper boob pooch by my armpit and the cut out on the bottom half was just not working with me. It took A LOT of tries to take decent photos in these. Again, would love to see if I got a size up if the cut would still be a problem because the style looked so great on the model and I love the look of it.

WHERE TO WEAR: I wore these to Playlist Yoga and they were great. I would wear them to any non-heated yoga class or a barre class. Anything that doesn’t get too sweaty because I can’t imagine the waist band would feel great against your skin drenched in sweat!

xo - M

IVY PARK - PINTUCK LEGGING

The Athleisurely Review

New York, New York

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I know, this is a few days late but, it was intended to be a V-Day post! My actual Valentine's Day went by SO quick I completely forgot to publish this. I hope you all still love it just as much as you would if it were actually posted on the 14th! And I hope everyone had a special love-filled day. xoxo

Without further ado, I'm so excited because I finallyyyy got to try out Ivy Park leggings! The hope was turning into Beyonce when putting these on.

FABRIC: I was expecting this fabric to be a lot thicker than it really was. It feels very silky and thin. Perfect for sweaty Soul Cycle classes, but the issue I found with this thin fabric is, there is a zipper pocket on the back of this pair, and the whole pocket lining looked bulky through the fabric. 

BOOTY FACTOR: Not see through, but you definitely could not get away with wearing granny panties because the fabric is so thin. As for a sculpting factor, the actual legging fabric didn't do much, but the waist band was nice and thick, and placed in just the right spot to help a little.

FIT / SIZING: Great fit. I usually wear a size small, and their small fit perfect! 

WHERE TO WEAR: SOUL CYCLE FOR SURE. These are super thin and breathable, perfect for heated sweaty cardio sessions! 

xo - M

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Vimmia - Bold Capri

The Athleisurely Review

El Porto, California

Guys I found the white hot leggings of the summer! Even though the start of summer in California means June Gloom, I will be wearing these leggings starting now until forever. If I could design a pair of summer leggings, these would be them. If you couldn't tell by now, white is my favorite color, so I instantly am partial to anything in this color (or um, non-color? hmmm).

FABRIC: You can honestly feel the difference of high quality in Vimmia's fabrics. It is nice and thick and holds up really well. Also, the mesh on these is super comfortable. I love that this pair is more than half mesh, perfect for hot summer workouts!

BOOTY FACTOR: Not black granny panty approved, but if you are wearing nude, your'e good to go!

FIT / SIZING: I am wearing a small in these, and they fit perfect! I also loveeee the slanted cut where the mesh begins, it's perfect for a slimming effect!

WHERE TO WEAR: I am wearing these to a hot HIIT class at Sweat Theory tomorrow, and think they are going to be perfect for the sweaty occasion!