Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Getting Back to My Roots

There must be something in the air - and I really hope it's not fall because we haven't had our summer yet. Lots o' ladies are getting on this skinny jogger bandwagon. Just check out Frances' preferred version.

I bought mine at Roots, that Canadian institution. They've recently rebranded and I think it's going to work well for them. Of course, I'd have preferred it if the huge sale they've got going on right now hadn't started 2 days after I bought these:
 
Roots Cozy Sweatpant
(No, they wouldn't offer a price adjustment after the fact (I asked).)
 
This is the only item I can think of that my daughter and I both wear. In the same size, weirdly. But I got the khaki and she got the black.

What I love about this item of clothing is the mind-altering comfort. How often do you hear me wax rhapsodic about that?? And they are sort of chic. I mean, I'm not going to dinner at Canoe in them, but for a Saturday out and about, they are fantastic. And warm, Canadians.
 
On a vaguely related note...

Given my new "fitness lifestyle" I've had numerous opportunities to find online vendors that sell delicious, chic fitness-to-comfort-wear. Of course, it all seems to come from Europe (and you know that shit is expensive when they automatically ship free to Canada) so you can't have everything.

Mind you, if you live in the UK - or your're rich and spendy - please buy some stuff from Wellicious  and tell us what you think.
Zing Bra I could totally see this as my new lounge bra... If only the sizing weren't a complete unknown.
Drapey Top - Yeah, I know I could make it myself, but look how adorable! And already constructed!
3/4 Pants - This style is nothing new for me, but I do love it... And the colour is CUTE.
Cool Off Pants
Dontcha want these??
 
PS: I do find it funny that a UK company refers to so many of its yoga bottoms as "pants". Does that seem weird to y'all who live there?

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I agree with you on the chicness -- i.e. not bad at all! -- and def. on the comfort!
    As for the fitness wear, generally I try to steer clear of that temptation (altho' I fell down the rabbit hole a bit this summer). These all look like cute options.

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    1. I say, if you've got to sweat and spend all your free time in the goal of fitness (ok, it has its fun moments), then you should look as chic as can be!

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  2. 'm high-waisted so finding any type of sporty bottoms is challenging, since most of them only come up to my belly button, leaving me to pull them up or down to get comfortable. I recently bought capris from One Tooth Activewear (closest store to TO is in Collingwood). Photos on their website are unflattering but they are super comfortable and very flattering - they had more than one version with a higher waist, so I had choices. Apparently Canadian made.

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    1. That is not my problem Susan. (Nice to be able to say that sometimes :-)) I have to check out that store when I go to Collingwood next. I have a friend who winters there.

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  3. Not that weird - I think that what one wears to yoga are known as 'yoga pants' in the UK. We seem to be okay about the dual use of words pants. But in my world, pants mean knickers!

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    1. OK, thanks for this clarification! good to know.

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  4. Yes I do want those! Especially the pink pants - yoga waist and cuff 3/4 ankle? What's not to love!?!?!

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    1. I know! There's something about pink yoga pants that's so fun! Why not be colourful. People are going to be staring at your ass (I mean looking inward) for 90 minutes :-)

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  5. WHY DID I READ THIS? Someone hide my wallet STAT. Top pair. So great.

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    1. You can still get those J Crew ones I linked to (in Frances' blog). Sorry in advance.

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  6. Phew! They're sold out in my size.

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy for your (new) wallet! :-)

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