While the word I chose for 2013 was “Purpose”, life has a way of choosing things for you and it looks like “new beginnings” is the theme.
One new beginning is our move to Orlando, but another you may not have heard is that I am no longer with Oakley. It was definitely heartbreaking to end the relationship because of the people, but exciting because most of the gear just didn’t work for running or for my body…which means I am FREE to explore and share with you new options.
One brand that I have been wearing for quite some time now is Lucy…I’m sure my husband is seriously tired of seeing my capri’s, but they are awesome. The seems on the legs give you such great shape and the zippered pocket in the back was one of the first pairs EVER to have that…I’ve had these at least 3 years and they still look brand new.I’m not here to tell you about my OLD stuff, no I want to talk about their NEW Pack and Dash Capri. Once again this is the first time I have seen this feature on any capri, but I’m sure it will become a new thing…wait see what…oh just loops for your running belt!
A. It’s totally cute.
B. Helps with the issue of belts sliding up or down!
Now they are called the pack and dash because they have A LOT of pockets. Besides the back pocket there is a little front pocket for your keys and another pocket down the side of the leg where you could attach your iPod or put gels.
All right so now we have 4 pockets, plus belt loops…they also added some reflective piping near the calves for extra visibility. This is a SUPER cute addition to a capri, but my calves happen to be LARGE. As in during a recent IKEA trip David decided to use the free tape measure to declare that my calves are bigger than his flexed biceps. Anyhow all of that is to say I cannot use these pants for biking or super long runs because they are too tight.
To go with the Pack and Dash Capri is of course the Keep Your Pace Tee! I have never been a fan of super tight tops, which is why this was again perfect for me! It has a draw string on the bottom which makes for a very cute shirt, but I’ve had this problem with others that have a string…when I walk my arms swing by my sides and rub on the string repeatedly which hurts.
Love the reflective piping and the mesh ventilation along the shoulders just like I love my green smoothies. Definitely wicks moisture…so though you can see I’m drenched I was cool and well sometimes it’s nice to feel like a girl when I run! Most of my shirts feel so masculine in the structure and fit!
All right so let’s break it down:
- Loops for your running belt
- Lots of pockets
- Great wicking
- Lasts a really long time
- Female figure cuts
Do you have a go to brand for workout gear? Does it matter to you if it’s figure flattering or does it just need to get the job done?
I am grateful for the opportunity to test out great new gear and to learn what works best for my body!
These items were provided to me by Lucy. All opinions, and seriously that sweat, are my own.