SPORT Clothing Line by Performance Bicycle

Because my recent foray into my runDisney half marathon bucket list left me with achy knees and zero desire to run... my new passion is riding my bike.  So getting to try some pieces from the Performance Bicycle clothing line was an exciting prospect.  And if you are someone who enjoys a variety of athletic activities, you'll like the multi purpose SPORT clothing line that Performance now offers. With styles for both men and women, this well priced line combines excellent cycling performance with contemporary, stylish designs that accommodate active lifestyles. Performance Bicycle Sport Clothing Active wear is my favorite type of clothing, as it's so comfortable and can be worn in most casual settings.  And if you find yourself on the move - be it at the gym, or just on a bike ride or hike - the high performing technical fabrics are ideal, wicking sweat and drying quickly. Here were my favorite picks from the Performance Bicycle SPORT clothing collection, which I've had a … [Read more...]

Behold Stonewear’s Exciting New Look!

Active wear company Stonewear (formerly Stonewear Designs) based out of Boulder, Colorado, has just released their new Spring line, newly shortened name, and new logo!  The website has been redesigned with a fresh new look, with a user friendly design and  improved product photos. This Spring/Summer 2015 season brings with it a Caribbean-inspired color palette that is flat out gorgeous.   As an Ambassador for Stonewear, I was able to select a few items from this season... and had a terrible time deciding between the lush tropical orange, berry hues, or my favorite - multiple variations of blue and turquoise! There are some brand new fabrics being used this season, including a "mini-stripe" performance technical fabric with the feel of cotton (excited to try that one!).  In addition to the classic favorites, they also have added 8 brand new products:  the Fuse Tank, Vibe Short, Volt Capri, Cassanna Pullover, Compass Capri, Siren Top, Sportee, and Stride Skort. “This website … [Read more...]

Apply To Be a Stonewear Designs Ambassador

For two years now, I've had the privilege of being a brand ambassador for a womens active wear company that I've grown to truly love:  Stonewear Designs.  This Colorado-based business makes beautiful, quality clothing that is durable, functional for multiple active uses, extremely comfortable, flattering, and stylish enough for anywhere from the trail to the office. It's not an exaggeration when I say that I wear my Stonewear Designs daily.   Whether you are a rock climber, yoga enthusiast, runner, hiker, traveler, or just all around busy Woman-On-The-Go... they offer fantastic fabrics and styles to keep up with you in all your endeavors.  If you don't already, you will quickly come to love them, too! Now for the exciting part... they have just launched a search for new Stonewear Designs Ambassadors!  Here's what they are looking for: "Do you lead an active sports lifestyle? Are you involved in your community, and/or do you give back to the world with your energy and time? If … [Read more...]

Join Me As a Stonewear Designs Ambassador!

Throughout the past year, you have likely heard me talk about the Colorado based women's active wear company, Stonewear Designs.  Or maybe you've seen me posting pictures of myself wearing some of their pieces from the 2012-13 line. It's been a wonderful experience serving as a Stonewear Designs Ambassador,  and I'm excited to pass along to you that the search is now underway for another group of active women to join the ranks and become Ambassador for the 2013-14 season! What Does Being an Ambassador Involve? From their website:  "As a Stonewear Designs Ambassador you will promote Stonewear Designs through social media posts, blog updates, and personal product reviews.  As well, you will support them at your local events and provide them with videos and pictures showing your busy active lifestyle while wearing Stonewear Designs. In return for your support, they will promote you as a sponsored ambassador and provide you with $1,500 in athletic wear for all your upcoming … [Read more...]

Dakini for Your Active, Outdoor Lifestyle

Dakini is a family owned business, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Massachusetts. They make their comfortable, attractive clothing in the USA (as much as possible), with the goal of creating what is sure to become some of your favorite clothing for living an active, outdoor oriented lifestyle. "The piece of clothing you reach for to hike a mountain, walk in the park, take the chill off a cool morning on your back porch, or to wear out to the local pub...."  ~ Dakini, About page. Enticed by their casual, outdoorsy style and description of their cozy fabrics (Fleece lined leggings?!   "Why, hello there...where have you been all my life?"), I readily agreed to try a couple of pieces by Dakini and pass along my impressions to my readers. I have to tell you, it's been awhile since I performed a review for clothing that I so instantly loved, that fit so nicely, and were of such quality.  These items are from their Fall/Winter line.  Watch for new Spring/Summer styles coming … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Olympia Top – My Soft, Reliable Friend

We weren’t always enamored with each other, right from the start.  But now our relationship has grown, our mutual respect and affection deepened and even flourished over time. For whatever reason, when I first tried on my Stonewear Designs Olympia Top it wasn’t what I was expecting.  On me, the top half is fitted (and I’m not overly busty) but the bottom half spread out loosely, almost in a bell shape.  As my other Stonewear fitness tops were … well, more “fitted”, at the bottom – I didn’t know quite what to make of this. And then came the episode of my Olympia Mishap, which I will relate in hope that you can learn from my lapse in judgement.  Thinking I could shrink the lower half into being slightly more fitted, I disregarded the laundry instructions (which call for line drying) and put mine in the dryer. The unfortunate result was that it shrunk in length.  Oops.  Now I’m a tall girl, with a long torso.  So this meant that back slit (which is such a cute design) now hits … [Read more...]

ISIS Dash Skort and Simplici-Tee

ISIS for Women, headquartered out of Boulder, CO, takes pride in its primary goal:  Developing attractive performance clothing, with a superior fit.  Their clothing is inspired by nature and their favorite activities, and combines both fashion and function. I had the chance to try some ISIS Active Wear.  Here's what I thought of their clothing, and how the pieces fit and performed. ISIS for Women - Did They Meet My Expectations? When investing in quality, high end active and outdoor wear, you have certain expectations. ISIS has this covered in all the vital areas, which I think you will be very pleased with as a customer: They tap into technology when it comes to the high performance fabrics they use for their active wear, offering some amazing results (more about this under the specific reviews). And they offer a "Goddess Guarantee", that the materials and workmanship in every ISIS product will stand up to the use for which it was designated.  If ever disappointed, … [Read more...]