This is my personal blog with which I share my product and event reviews.
I grew up in Houston, Texas and then unexpectedly moved to California in 2001. I fell in love with the beautiful California weather. My fitness journey began when I picked up my first weight in body pump. From there I tried a yoga class and fell in love immediately with the results and ability to calm my mind during practice.
In 2013 I moved to Seattle, Washington to start a new life with my partner. I used the opportunity to reinvent myself! I did a lot of yoga and became a yoga teacher! I landed a gig at Nordstrom in their buying department and now aim to provide customers with the BEST products that fit their needs and lifestyles.
I grew up maneuvering the foster care system and became notoriously resourceful amongst my friends and family. After my emancipation I pursued a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with hopes of becoming a Social Worker. I began my Masters Program in Social Work and through my internship I discovered that my passion has been in changing the foster care system at the administrative level. I then completed my Masters in Public Administration and worked in the public sector to change our communities at the systems level. Now I run my own business, The Moovment, teach yoga and try to make the world a better place one day at a time.
All the while, I’ve been known to snag unfathomable deals on fashion and travel. I enjoy traveling, going to festivals, sharing product reviews, and BEING A YOGI! This blog will be a showcase of all of my beloved hobbies. I want to inform and educate the world of the best experiences, deals and products out there!
What to expect from my blog?
When it comes to fitness clothing, there are many things to be considered, such as size, style, fabric and cost. I started this blog to share my resources and knowledge of yoga and yoga fashion. I also love to save money, so you’ll find tons of deals and ways to save on this blog. To help you find the perfect yoga outfit, I will review clothing based on the following aspects:
#1 Size: What size fit me best and when to size up or down.
#2 Style: Short, capri/crop, legging pant or flare
#3 Inseam: The length from the crotch to the bottom of the pant
#4 Rise: Standard (fits below navel) vs. high rise (at or above navel)
#5 Waistband: Standard vs. tall waistband. Tall waistband gives more comfortable fitting and hides the notorious “muffin top.” Is the waistband flat or does it enclose an elastic band?
- Fabric Content: Cotton vs. synthetic polymer, wicking property and elasticity
- Fabric Feel: How the fabric feels. I will also inform if the fabric feels similar to other brands.
- Fabric Performance: Quick Drying, Dry Wicking, 4-Way Stretch, etc.
- Opacity: Are the bottoms see though? Find out here before you hear it from your neighbor in downdog.
- Fabric Features: Any logos, pockets, do lines match up?
#7 When to Wear: Brands designs products for different reasons. Heated or non-heated yoga, gym, or daily wear
#8 Cost: Fashion forward without breaking the bank. Will also provide discounts when available.
#9 Gusset: AKA the crotch seam (triangle, +, trapezoid). This feature is important in athletic wear as it prevents the crotch from riding up into a wedgie or camel toe (CT) or even worse…popping at the seam!
#10 Stitch Seam: Plain seam and flat seam are the two most common types you will see for athletic wear.
*Plain Seam: Two pieces of fabric are sewn together face-to-face and the raw edge of the fabric is left in the stitched seam.
**Flat Seam: Two fabric edges are brought together, then folded over and sewn over with stitches creating a smooth surface inside and outside of the garment.
#11 UPF Protection: Because protecting yourself from harmful sun rays is important!
#12 Made in: Where were the leggings manufactured?
#13 Care Instructions: As a rule of thumb, always hand wash and hang dry your activewear! Sometimes brands may offer additional care instructions to keep your clothing long-lasting and vibrant.
How to determine your size:
Yoga pant sizing varies between brands. It can be frustrating to decide which size to purchase, especially when you are ordering online. If you happen to be my size, I’ve done the work for you through my blog posts. If you are not, then you can refer to my measurements to determine what would be the best fit for you. I am usually a size small in most brands and medium in only a handful of brands (K-Deer, Yoga Democracy, Liquido, Arthletic and Jiva).
Here are my measurements:
Weight: 150 lbs
Waist: 30″ (I wear size 28 in jeans)
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