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YogaSmoga Yoga Apparel Review

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YogaSmoga

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Yoga Smoga:

“Honoring the tenets of Yoga, we aspire to create world-class products.
Growing up in the Himalayas, the birthplace & capital of Yoga, our founders instinctively
infuse the timeless principles, spirit and practice of Yoga into everything we do. From our
cosmopolitan aesthetic, to our product technology, right down to creating our very own way
to give back, we’ve meticulously designed every part of the whole, one breath at a time.

IMAGINE IT AS A PRACTICE, A WAY OF BEING: BUILDING A PATHWAY TO GREATER GOOD

We take the stand that physically, mentally, and emotionally Karma works in harmony with innovation, so that technology becomes a pathway to greater good. In the act of balancing science with spirituality you cause a chemical reaction that can promote something as great as change. Connecting, interacting and creating a positive impact beyond the Yoga mat.

We engineer, design, and manufacture fabrics that do more than cover someone up. They open them up to greater good. While we work with the most technically advanced fabric and manufacturing technologies, we also pursue a relentless focus on the deep traditions of Yoga. We embody the soul of Yoga and instinctively embed this into everything we create, including investing much time into creating the NAMASKÁR FOUNDATION.

WE MAKE THINGS FROM THE HEART AND WITH LOVEFOR WHEREVER LIFE TAKES YOU

A lot of people think of themselves as clothing companies who sell Yoga apparel. We think of ourselves differently. We are a Yoga and wellness company that makes things for life. Our focus is not on building a brand; our goal is to have a love affair with our consumers. We create our products from the heart and with love and we want everyone to feel that. We are building YOGASMOGA from the ground up with a purpose and passion and our products reflect this love and care.

We strive to become your partner in the pursuit of wellness–wherever you are today and wherever you are going tomorrow. From Yoga class, to the gym, to life. Whether you’re on the go, or simply being, we’re happy to be with you. We hope to bring a little more Yoga into your journey, Everyday.

A BIT MORE ABOUT USJOY, ENERGY AND BALANCE

Staying true to the spirit of Yoga, everything we create intends to balance the joy of life with the energy required to live it. Take our name as an example, in Hindi, it’s traditional to rhyme words and similar items-so our name is a jubilant nod of respect to our culture.

To combine that joy with energy, our iconic logo is based on traditional symbology that conveys a balanced and powerful energy center. We see this as a beautiful metaphor for our human experience.”

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Verdi Headband

About:

“This simple headband packs in a lot of punch. Soft silicone dots line the inside of the headband and an added specialized stitch ensures no flyaways, no slipping and no annoying hair pulling. Made from our moisture wicking Aurum fabric, the Peace Band is a narrow 1 ¾ inch headband.

Exclusively Ours. AURUM® is a technical blend of Supplex® and Lycra®. Our competitors use a form of Nylon that is inferior and falls apart quickly. Supplex® fibers are technically far superior, giving you the soft feel and breathability of cotton with the performance benefits of advanced fiber technology. AURUM® fabric is manufactured in the USA.”

Run Jump n Play Crop

About:

“Run Faster. Jump Higher. Play harder. Whatever your game is, this cropped pant instantly transforms you into a stunning vision of curves and strength. So no matter what you’re getting into you’ll look good getting there.”

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My Thoughts:

Seriously. Love. Yoga Smoga. The amazing thing is that I’ve only had to try to different Yoga Smoga pieces to delineate this brand from the rest. You can truly feel and see the quality in these products–they are designed and meant to endure vigorous exercise.

Specifically, the fabric of the Run Jump n Play crops is substantial enough to keep everything in the right place, so to speak. It is flattering on the bum and the waistline stays put, which I’ve had issues with in the past with workout pants.

Simply put, I could just very quickly tell that Yoga Smoga doesn’t mess around. Yoga Smoga knows workout apparel and they do it right. I would purchase their entire line if my bank account would allow it. I also love how unique their designs are. They have unique detailing on some of their workout pants and I like how they make themselves different from every other workout pant that looks the same. These black crops that I’ve been lucky enough to try may look simple–and perhaps the idea of them is–but I love that they have their detailing on the back of the pant, while also still allowing these pants to be so versatile; as they can match and go with anything. What sets them apart, too, from every other black pant is the fit. They are snug, flattering and stay put. I can’t ask for a whole lot more in a pant than that.

I love the vibrant color of the Verdi headband and the width of it. I rarely workout without a headband, and this one has quickly made its way into the regular headband rotation. It’s snug enough to stay put (thus far) during my runs, workouts and volleyball practice, but it will inch back on my head a little bit over time. I think this could be helped by having a grippy strip on the under head of the headband. Fortunately, though, it’s not a huge issue since it’s designed well (is tight and wide).

I’d tell anyone who normally goes to Lululemon or similar high end fitness apparel stores to take break from those all-too-common looks and explore a brand that has a beautiful, unique thing going. Yoga Smoga leaves so many other nice fitness apparel brands in the dust on looks, quality and fit. Ohh! AND they make men’s apparel! Woop!

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Jholie London (Jupiter, FL Based) Ballerina Pant: Review

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Jholie London Ballerina Pant

Overall Rating: images

About Jholie London:

“My interest in fashion started when I began freelancing for British Vogue as a backstage artist. During this time I had the privilege of working with the very best fashion stylists, models and photographers. My love of fashion and design had begun.

Inspiration for the Ballerina Pant came to me during my time traveling the Caribbean Islands. I was living out of a suitcase and needed to simplify my wardrobe but still look stylish, I found my “go to jeans” very uncomfortable in the hot humid weather. After searching without success, I decided to design my own perfect travel pant, one that is classic in shape, soft to the touch with a flawless fit. I have designed a pant that will be suitable for Yoga, as a beach cover-up or for simply relaxing at home. Also one that will take you from day to evening by just replacing flats with heels. This is the versatile “Ballerina Pant.”

I am so happy to be able to launch this ALL-IN-ONE Resort Pant designed to fit all body types for any time of day. The unique integrated belt design, which can be wrapped, sashed or tied as a bow enables the pant to be worn low on the hips or high on the waist. In the very near future it will be my pleasure to offer a selection of colors to suit the changing seasons. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

JL.”

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My Thoughts on the Ballerina Pant:

First off, I must say–I’m so stoked to support a brand that is based in my hometown of Jupiter, FL. Jholie Lawrence, founder & designer of Jholie London is a vibrant, beautiful, passionate woman who has been a joy to work with on this collab.

In two words: chic comfort! These pants are so unique because they have the feel of the most comfortable lounge pant you can imagine, yet they have this beautiful tie-waist detailing that enables you to look cute while you’re comfy–and you can dress them up! It also allows you to adjust the waist to suit your figure (I foresee myself living in them especially when I’m pregnant!)

I just love everything about them–feel, comfort, versatility and fit (besides one small detail). The only problem I’ve faced is that when I have to drop my pants to use the restroom (haha), the tie waist gets a bit discombobulated and requires a re-tie–which means I have to rewrap it around my body several times and get the right positioning and fit again. It’s totally a small detail, but it comes to mind when I think of these pants.

I look forward to experimenting more with pairings (dressing these pants up!). The versatility is amazing and I think Jholie has created a lovely piece in the Ballerina Pant!