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Organic Yoga Clothing Review: Prancing Leopard Organics The Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence (with Video)

2 May

Prancing Leopard Organics

I sooooo wish that the weather would have cooperated with me just a tiny little bit more, as the reason I’ve been taking so long to review the Prancing Organics clothes is simply cause it’s been a tad too chilly!

I tend to run cold….

Anyway.

We begin with the loveliest of the lovely The Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence!

My review guidelines are simple: efficacy, economy, exigency and aesthetics

You can either watch the 5 min review video below, or you can simply read the post 😀 It’s all up to you!

Efficacy:

The ease of movement in this jumpsuit is awesome. Doing a full practice is pristine. It moves with the body seamlessly…and speaking of seams…it feels like there aren’t any! My experience practicing with this thing on was blissful. I holds sweat pretty well and does not get in the way, just the opposite, it really feels like you aren’t wearing anything because it’s so loose 🙂

The Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence is quite effective as a dressier type of outfit.. The material is high quality and paired off with some high heeled boots or some sweet platform sandals or heels, add some funky jewelry and it would be a pretty delectable outfit. Bonus, you’d be crazy comfortable wherever you went 😀

The pockets! It has the coolest pockets! Those puppies come in very handy.

How does owning this jumpsuit make your life easier? If you’re traveling for a yoga workshop/conference, it’s easily packable and light weight. It’s also one piece of clothing, so you don’t have to waste time trying to match tops and bottoms. Putting it on is a breeze. Now, specifically for me, having a jumpsuit is a bit of a challenge while going potty as often times I have my 18 month old daughter with me, and well…let’s just say that it’s not as efficient for me at this point in my life 😉

Very important observation: you MUST wear a sports bra or something else underneath the thing if you are practicing yoga, as my lovelies kept on popping out!

Economy:

Prancing Leopard Organics The design is effective and I would venture to say very artistic. It was very easy to get in and out of it. There are no buttons or tags anywhere and it feels like a dream! This is not your random piece of clothing. It is unique. It is well thought out and beautifully made. It is without a doubt a fashionable garment. Given all of that the price tag reflects that level of workmanship and artistry.

There are 2 types of Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence: The cotton jersey, which is $147 and the fine cotton which is $163. The insights I share with you about this garment are regarding the Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence cotton jersey, which absolutely feels like fine cotton! I do believe that it is appropriately priced, especially when you take into account the values of the company and their commitment to sustainability . Even if you do get your money’s worth this garment may be out of some people’s price range.

Exigency:

The Jumpsuit Aix-en-Provence doesn’t try to be anything that it is not. Like I mentioned before this is a very unique piece of clothing. It is luxurious, it is feminine, it is special and it may not be for everybody. I believe this is the sort of garment that if it’s meant to be yours it will be. It requires commitment to pull off it’s style.

Prancing Leopard OrganicsThe need that this garment fills is that of beautiful clothes that can be worn for an array of occasions. This is a piece of clothing that you could feasably go to work in, practice yoga, dance, pilates in and then go out on the town in. You may or may not wanna do all this in one day…but I digress 😉 What I’m saying is that you are not just purchasing a work out outfit, you are investing in an outfit that will work in a lot of different ways.

Insight: lovely and luxurious clothing such as this is more challenging to wear if you are a Mom of little ones. The first time that I put on my jumpsuit, within a few minutes, my daughter had peed on it and I got some Burt’s Bees Diaper Ointment on it *sigh*. Believe me, I was NOT happy.

Aesthetics:

I love, love LOVE my jumpsuit. I feel great in it. I feel feminine. I feel pretty in it, and absolutely comfortable to boot! When I wear it, I feel a bit more dressed up than with my usual yoga gear. It just feels soooo darn good on my body! I adore the fact that it’s all flowy and falls so beautifully. I had a fellow yoga teacher ask me if I’d lost weight ( I hadn’t). I told her “nope, it’s the outfit”. And that was the truth. 😀 It falls just perfectly while accentuating all the ‘right’ parts.

When I stepped out wearing my jumpsuit for the first time (after I cleaning up the sprinkle pee and diaper ointment) within 10 minutes I had another woman comment on how cool my outfit was. It really is a cool outfit.

One of the main reasons that I love prancing leopard is their philosophy. Here’s a bit:

Love, care and organic cotton: this is our passion. Our dream is really great clothing that intelligently supports a dynamic lifestyle and a company that endeavors to give back to the society, culture and the earth in every way. Balance.

To benefit both the wearer as well as the world, we chose organic fabrics. Our goal was to find the most beautiful fabrics, combining natural organic fibers with comfort and performance. Made with sustainable fibers to support organic farmers and sustainable farming practices.

♥ I adore my jumpsuit ♥

Of course if you want to get your own sweet Jumpsuit head on over to www.PrancingLeopard.com 😀

Do you own this jumpsuit? How about sharing your own insights? The more we share the more well rounded information we can provide!

Are you up for reviewing one of your favorite products for EYK? Just use THIS as a guideline, OR simply submit the questionnaire and I’ll happily post it for you. Enrich the kula, and help us all make choices that line up best to our individual needs.



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Review: Green Apple Relaxed Fit Yoga Pants via Sara Lee Cecy

5 Apr

Organic Bambu and Cotton Green Apple Yoga Pant

I am thrilled to bring to you the first review by an online yoga community member. Go virtual kula power 😉 The mighty Sara Lee Cecy is sharing with us her love for some pretty awesome yoga pants from Green Apple a “company… pioneered with the vision to innovate and create new organic products for the active lifestyler.” On the Website the 33″ Relaxed Yoga Flare Pants by Green Apple are described this way:

Streamlined and ultra-comfortable, this flattering relaxed pant is made in a lightweight bamboo support jersey. Self fabric waistband can be folded over to create a lower rise. Contrast scar stitch detail, logo embroidery in front. 33″ inseam with raw edge hems that allow you to cut to your perfect length. 11″ bottom flare. Relaxed Fit.

Fabulous Comfy and Organic Yoga Pants!

And here’s what Sara Lee had to say about this green clothing brand and sustainable fashion!

(if you would like to connect with Sara Lee, you can find her on her sweet blog, and Facebook 🙂

Efficacy: This is all about results RATING = ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

How well did the product do what it was supposed to do? Did it work or not?

The pants work really- on or off of the mat. And they washed beautifully with no shrinkage.

In what way has it made your life easier, more productive, more efficient or not?

As of late my job as a scenic painter for theatre is very physical- I look forward to coming home and relaxing and yoga is a must at the beginning and the end of the day. These pants are so comfortable! I am eager to get to the mat when I put them on and they not only feel GREAT- but I feel great in them!

Economy: The least amount of effort for the greatest amount of results RATING = ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

How clear and simple is the design/layout?

Very simple- not a lot of ‘extra stuff’ in terms of graphics, etc.

Where there unnecessary features/explanations?

nope.

Was easy to use/interact with the product?

Yes- I followed the washing instructions and did not shrink them!!

Was it priced appropriately in terms of workmanship and usefulness?

This was a gift. On the website they are priced at 45.00 which might seem like a lot- depending on an individual’s budget. I have found though- that if it is good quality then it is so worth it in the long run- the right tool for the job!

Exigency: Auspicious needs in particular situations. RATING = ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Is this a resourceful solution for a pressing need?

For my individual purposes I would say that it was a great solution for a need- but not a pressing need.

Is this just enough? not more than necessary nor less than necessary.

For my self- yes, if these were the only yoga pants I had I would be still be so happy.

Aesthetics: This is all about Beauty and Goodness! RATING = ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Green Apple Organic Clothing Facts

Use physical and/or internal senses to share the beauty (touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, tasting) Did it inspire your mind, emotions or spirit?

I put them on and I want to be on the mat- I feel good about myself and am inspired to nurture that.

What is the product made of?

60% Certified Organic Bamboo/26% Certified Organic Cotton/14% Spandex

Is the product environmentally sustainable and/or is the company conscious about the world as a whole?

YES!

Does it bring more beauty to the world?

YES! These pants feel great- I put them on and want to head to the mat- they help nurture my practice ( a pair of pants!) I also know- having gone to the Green Apple site that they evolved from an individual’s idea to create a line of active wear that was economically and environmentally friendly -nurturing on a bigger scale.

If you want to purchase these lovely yoga pants, head on over to the Green Apple site. Green Apple is also on Twitter: @GreenAppleCND

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