Happy Girl Indeed

By no means am I glossing over current events.  I’ve wept for the fallen firefighters in Texas and I’m truly a little sick at the breaking news in Massachusetts and Maryland.   But as a follow-up to Wednesday’s post, I have two new beloveds.

Run Jump 'n Play Crop

Run Jump ‘n Play Crop

Wednesday afternoon, I had time for a quick wog (walk + jog) before the League event.  I was so excited to see my Yogasmoga package that I ripped it open and pulled on the crops in the living room.  

Their fabric is comparable to the Luon by Lululemon (LLL) that I like so well, but no sheerness fears here.  Their front pocket is made of a different, stretchier fabric, so my iPhone 4 in its Lifeproof case near fits horizontally,  whereas it doesn’t even really fit vertically with the LLL similar front, interior pocket.  There’s also a tiny little rear slip pocket that would hold a single house key but nothing more.

While I did take advantage of a VERY generous offer from Yogasmoga, I would without a doubt pay full price for these pants.  I can assure you I’d wear them on the street, under a long tunic (and just might!), so they really are workout to wardrobe friendly.  I followed their size chart and will say that I probably could have sized down, so if you are a runner who likes a TRUE compression fit, maybe consider sizing down.  Bravo Yogasmoga!!

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

Yesterday, I slipped into my Skirt Sports Happy Girl Skirt (really a skort, but they call it a skirt) in Hot Chocolate.  Sorry the image is so tiny, but I could only find the precise skirt and print on Amazon…  I’ve loved that print since I first saw it, so when I got a special email code from Sierra Trading Post a few days ago, I couldn’t resist. 

I will note before I go any further that this does run a little small.  The other two Skirt Sports bottoms I have tend to run almost a size large, and this one fits.  The fabric is softer than the Tough Girl Skirt, and I’ve already mentioned that I *LOVE* the side/thigh/shorts pockets on most Skirt Sports “skorts.” 

B0041G5FVSHappy Girl is LONG by running/tennis skirt standards.  It’s 16.5″ in front, and 17.5″ in the back.  Despite having a generous backside, I still was aware of the extra length.  I won’t say it’s too long; I’m mature enough to appreciate the coverage, but for example…  I’ll walk, run and would even play golf in this skirt, but I’d have to shove a couple of tennis balls in each pocket and let you know whether I’d feel it’s too long for all the rapid laterals I do when I play tennis.  Another plus is that I’d be perfectly comfortable scooting into the grocery store after a workout in this skirt.  And yet, I didn’t feel it was two layers of warmth. 

The shorts did not ride up, which is highly unusual for me.

I might have a sock happy ending soon.  Turns out BOTH styles I bought to try are the Sof Sole brand Katherine recommended.  I’ve worn each style once, and so far, so good.

What’s on your weekend agenda?

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10 comments on “Happy Girl Indeed

  1. kathy b says:

    So Fireman likes to use Writesock. double layer socks. “BEST EVER!!!!” He says.
    I have worn them too.
    Weekend plans!! How fun to say: IM NOT WORKING
    KNitting. Out to dinner with old friends from our wedding and going to the kitten shower at the shelter. They have a shower to bring in items for fosters during kitten/puppy season.

  2. Nancy says:

    I need to lose another 10 pounds before I would feel comfortable wearing either the capris and skirt, but they are cute, especially the skirt.

  3. Katherine says:

    So glad the Sof Soles worked for you! I love the skort and took a look at immediately. They don’t have the chocolate in my size but I liked the purple “untamed print” and put it in my basket. It is hard to find such cute and versatile sports clothes. Thanks Chan!!

  4. AlisonH says:

    I ordered a little more Colourmart silk yarn as my retail therapy. It’s good to enjoy the little things.

  5. Sue says:

    Like the skort. I love wearing leggings with tunics but I really really need pockets. My wonderful dogs have a habit of locking me out so I need to carry keys all the time.

    This weekend I’d like to finish a few things that I didn’t get to this week so I can start new projects. I also need to trim a few dogs.

  6. gmariesews says:

    Uncle! g

  7. Ruth says:

    Laundry, pre-cooking some meals for the hubs, and other pre-travel ready-ing in addition to the never-ending homework should use up the hours I have before my Sunday afternoon flight time.
    Glad you’re finding running/workout happiness.

  8. Barbara says:

    Love the tough girl skirt! Some great finds in your post today, Chan!

  9. Walden121 says:

    Both look nice, but sizes are too small and prices are way out of my happiness range. I’m glad you like yours though.

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    Those skirts are precious! I’m more of a capri girl, but those are very tempting.

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