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Open Back Workout Top & Colorful Crisscross Sports Bra

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Baleaf Yoga top & Charmleaks Sports BraI never thought I'd wear workout clothes outside of the gym, which I no longer go to, since I workout at home now. I see lots of gals at the store and stuff wearing yoga pants and tops. I never understood it. Why would you wear that if you are not working out? And if you were working out, wouldn't you change out of your sweaty gym clothes before you went shopping?

But alas, with my son getting bigger, more active, and into sports and stuff, I found myself having to play ball with him and run around the track and obstacle courses. Phew, makes my heart start winding up just writing about it.

So I had to kick my gladiator sandals to the curb for a while and lace up my hardly used Nike Tanjuns. I even pulled out my old workout clothes from years ago so that I don't split my regular shorts running around.

My hubby decided to get me some new workout clothes. *Thank you* I picked out a black open back tank and a colorful sports bra that matches my Nikes :-)  Makes me feel a little like Jennifer Aniston in her cute running outfits that she wore on the Mother's Day movie.

The Black Tank Top

The yoga top he got me online is called Baleaf Women's Soft Lightweight Cowl Back Workout Yoga Sleeveless Shirts. I am 5ft 105lbs and got a size Small. It seems to fit pretty well.  It is long in the back and covers my whole bottom, and reaches down to my upper hamstrings.

Baleaf Yoga Top & Charmleaks Sports BraIt seems more slimming than other "yoga" tops, so I like it. Baggy workout tops me look big in the middle. The large opening hole in the back helps with cooling. And the drapey cowl in the back gives it extra style.

There are other colors of this cute yoga top, in case you've got enough black tops. These tops are so classy-looking that I think they would look pretty worn as a regular top, not necessarily just for working out. And while I was out at Target today, I saw some regular bras with pretty racerback designs that would look nice under this top.

The Criss-Cross Sports Bra

The colorful sports bra, also from Amazon, is called CharmLeaks Womens WorkOut Wirefree CrossBack Padded Running Yoga Sports Sport Bra. I would say it provides light support. Doing yoga and pilates would be fine. But training for a marathon, not so much.

The color and design is what sold me, though. It is very pretty and unique. It gives you a little shape so you don't flatten out underneath the tank top. Most of all, I love the purplish-raspberry color of the criss-cross strap in the back (my favorite color). A little bit of strap peaks out over the front shoulders as well, adding a little interest to the front.

From reading the reviews of the sports bra, it sounded like the cups were really small. I originally ordered a Medium, and it was waaaayy too big on me. I got a Small, and it fits fine. I am a 34B.

If you are in the market for some new yoga or workout tops, I would recommend this combination. But be warned, you might get some compliments! BTW, this top is great for hiking, too.

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