It's nearly impossible to open a magazine in the month of January without the words gym/health/fitness/diet/ or weight loss sprawled across it's pages guilting us all from the post-Christmas belly splurge we all indulged in. Even the high end magazines, much to my disappointment join in the health kick bandwagon except of course pushing to be head to toe in Stella McCarthy for Adidas instead of necessarily performance dressing typical your body's needs and exercise. So what better month to review a product that fits in with the month's fad fitness trends.
When you get sent anything by a company, it's tempting to re-gurge the press release when you end up enjoying a product. Instead I'm just going to give you the practical reasons why I LOVED these 'Lizzie' leggings by Cork company Queen B Athletics. Figure flattering (they give great shape to your legs), stretchy and extremely comfortable, they made my first jog of a few lengths of Inch beach down in east Cork last weekend more tolerable even if it was subsequently my fitness which failed me in the end! The super thick band, sits on your hip bone without letting that Christmas muffin spilling out over the sides and the moisture management feature meant my rear dried quickly even after I thought it was a good idea to sit on the wet Winter sand. No kidney infection here!
Who says you can't be stylish in sweats? Up top, I put my Kooples skullhead sweater (€62.50) to the test, even if it wasn't from their sports range. Straight in the washing machine it went after! I bought these Nike Air Relentless 3 in Champions Sports before Christmas. They provided enough adequate support for me but I do suggest a high tech test for serious running shoppers. Finally, this leather collar by Irish design duo Lennon - Courtney made this look more street style ready. I am a big fan of the presenters-turned-designers latest efforts and you can shop their A/W13 sale pieces here.
So what's the verdict? These stylish leggings get the thumbs up and if they're good enough for international hurdler Derval O'Rourke, they're good enough for me! Price-wise they are more expensive than mega-international companies 'Adidas' or 'Nike' but at €54 you're not only supporting Irish design but production too. Win-win all round!
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Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx