Fashion Friday: Onzie’s Fall Line

Its that time of year again folks, Fall! Now while it may not mean cooler temperatures for everyone (its still upper 90’s here in Texas) it does mean companies are releasing their fall lines, and no one does fall better than Onzie. I just adore this company, they’re 100% made in the USA which is difficult to find these days, their designs are so beautiful its impossible to be in a bad mood while wearing them, and the obscenely comfortable fabric choices and cuts are out of this world!

This year Onzie’s fall line is inspired by “Mystic Metal” and this resulted in me wanting one of everything in every print! Honestly I’ve never had a more difficult time narrowing down what I wanted. The metallic finishes and rich pigments really create something special.

Eventually I was able to make a firm decision and I’m thrilled with my two different looks that I get to share with you! They’re both a little different than my usual style and I’m so thrilled I decided to branch out and try something new!

Look 1.059006990621074306720675PicMonkey Collage07100611Sweatshirt: Onzie A sweatshirt cut, onzie’s ultra lightweight fast drying free flow jersey material, and stunning “Chicago” print combine perfectly to create the ideal fall workout top. Whether you live in a cooler climate or you’re still putting up with the heat like me this top is still an excellent choice, the longer sleeves will fight the cold, but the fabric still breathe and is quick drying for all that sweating you’ll be doing during your yoga practice or all the sweating you do just by living somewhere warm ;).

Bra top: Onzie I was a little concerned this particular cut wasn’t going to be very flattering on me, that the back might result in some unsightly back fat rolls or something due to the cage like structure, I’m happy to report not only did that not happen, but the cut is in fact fabulously flattering and ever so feminine, I already want it in more prints. Onzie really understands how to dress everyone’s shape. Their bra tops keep you supported but they’re far more gentle than traditional high impact sports bras. Hooray for not worrying about falling out of your top, and hooray for not wearing something with a comfort level comparable to that of Kevlar.

Capri’s: Onzie I have no idea why it took me so long to finally get a pair of capris from Onzie. I swear capri yoga pants will now forever be in my rotation. They are sooooo comfortable and actually flatter my super short legs. These capris are the perfect option when you want bottoms that are a little cooler but don’t feel like showing quite as much skin by wearing shorts, I have found a new favorite you guys.

Look 2.

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Leggings: Onzie How fun are these leggings? The royal navy blue and mesh tuxedo stripe really take something as basic as leggings over the top turn them into one heck of a fashion statement. It never ceases to amaze me how Onzie can take something that I consider “risky” to wear and turn it into something that makes me feel unstoppable. Leggings can quite literally be the most unflattering garment a lady wears in her lifetime, but through quality construction, brilliant color choices, and supportive fabric Onzie beats the odds. I also want to stress that while yes I preach on and on about how supportive Onzie pieces are, they are equally comfortable and breathable. Its like wearing a second skin, your movement isn’t the least bit restricted, the clothes move with you, which is so vital in yoga. I mean does anyone want to be tugging at their clothes while their trying to not fall over in standing bow pose? No.

All in all I couldn’t be more thrilled with my Onzie gear and highly recommend you check them out, this new fall line is one of their best yet! Working out isn’t always fun but that doesn’t mean your clothes shouldn’t be fun either. Happy Friday my loves! Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did.

 

 

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Fashion Friday Featuring Affirmats

Today’s Fashion Friday is featuring Affirmats. A wonderful company that specializes in eco friendly biodegradable jute yoga mats. Now one might think how could a yoga mat be featured in a fashion post? Well admittedly I would probably think the same thing if I hadn’t seen the beauty that is Affirmats. These mats are not only functional (non slip, nothing worse than a mat that makes you feel like Bambi on ice) but they are beautiful and in turn make oneself feel beautiful. Its hard enough to get the urge to workout but having a mat “tell” you “Look how pretty you are” “I am wonderfully made” or “I am healthy I am wealthy I am love” is just the encouragement you need when trying to tackle “that impossible” pose you’re dying to accomplish. I have never loved a mat so much and I encourage you to check out this rad company http://www.affirmats.com/Home.html
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Sports Bra: Onzie http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/

Yoga Pants: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=84254&vid=1&pid=633125032

Mat: Affirmats http://www.affirmats.com/Store/Products.php?id=8

Fashion Friday Featuring Onzie

So in my most recent post I had said how yoga clothes are not worth sharing on Fashion Friday…Well the problem wasn’t the fact that they were yoga clothes, the problem was that they weren’t Onzie yoga attire. Seriously I have never seen such pretty activewear before. All of Onzie’s production, that means from knitting to photography, takes place in their Los Angeles facilities. It’s nice to know that there still are 100% USA made companies out there. Onzie was created by 20 year bikram yogi so you can be certain these clothes are just as functional as they are beautiful. You can find out more about this awesome company here http://www.theonzie.com/

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Everything I am wearing is from Onzie but I will post the links to what particular products I am wearing.

Scoop back tank: http://www.theonzie.com/scoop-back-tank/ I honestly love this top so much I’ll probably wear it round town cause I absolutely adore the back detail.

Criss cross bra: http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/ just a little side note this is the most comfortable sports bra I’ve ever worn! Its supportive but it doesn’t dig into your shoulders like so many sports bras do! So I would definitely encourage anyone on the hunt for the “perfect” sports bra to get this one.

Sport Short: http://www.theonzie.com/sport-short/ I got the floral print cause it’s so perfectly girly! These are also super comfortable.

Have a happy Friday everyone.

Fashion Friday

Here is my look from Thursday, I headed out with one of my dear friends for a much needed get together. It was a really relaxed night so I didn’t feel like dressing up too much, but I still like to give you all a fun look on here.IMG_0021

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Hat: Cotton On, I got this on sale for $4! Can you believe it? I bought it shortly after Christmas, so I couldn’t find it on their site. But that have some other really fabulous hats http://us.cottonon.com/search/?q=hat

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters. These are the best sunglasses I just adore them. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18846980&parentid=W_ACC_SUNGLASSES

Nosering: Hot Topic…just so you all know its a fake, commitment issues 😉 http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Accessories/BodyJewelry/CaptiveHoops/Morbid+Metals+16+Gauge+716+Seamless+Hoops-214251.jsp

Earrings: Payless shoe source. Bought them years ago so couldn’t find them of course, but there are some similar styled ones http://www.payless.com/store/catalog/accessorieslisting.jsp?trail=1016%3Acat10155%3A1016%3Acat10241&pageSize=20&subCatId=cat10241&catId=cat10375&changedFacetValue=&brandId=&categoryType=accessories&addFacet=1006%3APewter

Shirt: Hot Topic. My sweet little sister bought this shirt for me. Good news too, this shirt is currently on sale if you feel so inclined to buy one for yourself http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Guys/Tees/MusicTees/ClassicRockTees/Johnny+Cash+American+Rebel+T-Shirt-971313.jsp

Shorts: H&M these babies are only $12.95 and come in a variety of colors. http://www.hm.com/us/product/09592?article=09592-E#article=09592-A

Shoes: Toms gift from my best friend. I couldn’t find the exact print I have but their shoes are so cute who cares? http://www.toms.com/womens/shoes/cordones/c?view=all

Hope you all enjoyed this Fashion Friday and that you all have a great weekend.

Fashion Friday (It’s May Right?)

Today’s post will be of my outfit yesterday. Normally I am complaining about the heat this time of year, but this is Texas where you can go from wanting snow cones one day to busting your winter coat out the next. We were experiencing quite the cold front, mid 40’s is quite a shock to system let me tell ya.  I wanted to look nice but still stay warm. Here is the look I came up with.

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Earrings: Charlotte Russe.

Cowl Neck Blouse: Stole this out of my little sister’s closet hooray for weight loss, it’s from The Limited.

Bracelet: Family Heirloom

Jeans: Old Navy

Flats: Payless. I wear these a lot!

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you are having nicer weather than we are 😉 Happy Friday.

So Glad I Found Yoga!

For those of you who don’t know I’ve lost a good bit of weight, I can recall seeing the dreaded scale read 178 when I was at my heaviest. Honestly it almost made me cry, I’m such a girl. As of today I have lost 28lbs *Sarah pats herself on the back*. I was never the “skinny girl” but wasn’t necessarily the “fat girl” either, I categorized myself as curvy and could stand to lose a bit of weight.

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Black was just about the only color I would wear.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, lean meat, fruits, and veggies you know? But I was never consistent enough in my workouts I would be really dedicated at first, but never made it past 3 weeks. Well one day I was really upset (boy problems of course) so in order to clear my mind I decided to go for a walk, since I was livid the walk turned into basically a march, then a run. I had finally experienced the mindclearing powers of a run and was hooked after that! I kept jogging for several months, I would jog around the park and jog back home, and that is how I lost a good bit of weight to begin with. But I had to stop jogging at Doctors orders after I had a weird dizzy spell spaz episode. So I was bummed, I tried dancing to lose weight…didn’t care for it, also tried weights, liked it but after awhile it made my neck and shoulders hurt. So there I was wondering what to do, so I went on youtube and looked up yoga routines. Thank God I did, I found Tara Stiles and started following her videos and saw even quicker results than jogging gave me. I lost fat from running, but with yoga I am gaining muscle, improving my flexibility, and getting better balance, which for a klutz like me is incredible!

IMG_8450By far my favorite yoga accomplishment! Crow Pose.

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If this post seemed like endless bragging on my part well…it is haha. I’ve worked hard and I am proud of my accomplishments. The only person who can hold you back is you, get out of your own way and make things happen!

Let me know your weightloss stories, what are some of your favorite workouts, ever try bikram yoga or SUP yoga? I love hearing from you guys! Anything you want to share feel free. As always I love you guys, have a happy and healthy Monday!