Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pure Barre: Post 2 of 2-- The Clothes Behind the Class

There is no way I could talk about how much I adore Pure Barre without talking about the fashion behind it. I would first like to thank Pure Barre Geneva, and in particular the amazing owner, Brynn Hanson, for sponsoring this post!

I have five phenomenal pieces from our studio to discuss. I will show you how fabulous they look for class, and then I'll give you a few ways to carry them into errands, coffee and maybe even the real bar, post Pure Barre class ;-)

The first item is without a doubt the comfiest shirt I have ever worn-- hands down. Even my husband felt it, and he was shocked! I believe his words were, "that is a REALLY SOFT shirt!" (A special thanks to my neighbor, Kelly, for shooting these pictures before sundown! Thanks, Kel!)
The Midnight Hour Poncho by Beyond Yoga felt like I was wearing a little slice of Heaven. To say it is luxurious would be an understatement. For reference, I was wearing the light heather gray in a size small. The coziness factor is incredible. Pure Barre Geneva is selling this piece for $98. It is worth every penny! I plan to wear this to PB class, to coach, to travel in next weekend, and for the rest of fall. 
I just threw on a Lululemon sports bra underneath for class. The poncho is roomy and delicate. It has quickly become my favorite top! 

Above: shoes are Nike, similar, here.

I paired the poncho with these fabulous Beyond Yoga leggings. I have to be honest and say I have only ever worn Lululemon leggings in the past. Oh. My. GOSH. have I been missing out! Beyond Yoga is sold at the Pure Barre Geneva location, and this brand knows its stuff. The shadow leggings are lightweight and extremely flattering-- much more so than any Lululemon pants I own. Mike asked if I was cheating on Lululemon, and to that I say, "bring on the affair!" Beyond Yoga is an excellent brand. 

The best part of this super-fabulous-cozy-poncho is that it's not just for sweaty barre time. It's for drinks and dinner with my gals or date night with my hubs. 
Black skinny jeans: similar, here.
BCBGeneration pumps-- to die for. They come in several colors, all of which are beautiful! My fashionable friend, Jackie, inspired my purchase of these BCBGeneration pumps. I thought they were Valentino! They're stunning!

These ALO Yoga Goddess leggings are completely on trend! I love how the two-tone pants look like you're wearing long spandex shorts and high leg warmers (which elongates your legs)! The fit of these Goddess Leggings is better than any spandex pant I have ever owned. You will notice a serious lift in your booty! (And who doesn't love that?)

You can find these leggings at our Geneva Pure Barre location in different color combinations for $90. For reference, I am wearing a size M.

For Pure Barre class, I paired these leggings with the Beyond Yoga skinny racer tank. I have always been a loyal Lululemon customer, but I am not exaggerating when I say this tank top is pure luxe. It's soft and lightweight-- it fits perfectly.  (For reference, I have on a size medium). This tank top is available for $60 at the studio. BONUS: at class Tuesday night I noticed that this tank top has shimmer in it! I was SPARKLING under the lights! Love!

After Pure Barre class, throw on a fun cardigan with this sumptuous tank top and a pair of rolled boyfriend fit jeans. Add booties, and you are ready for a fall afternoon of errands, coffee and meeting up with pals. Or, get cozy and work on your blog ;-) Striped cardigan is Express (old), similar Gap one here.

The best part of the tank top is how easy it is to layer with. You can add a long-sleeved tee over it during the winter for chillier days to keep your body nice and warm on your journey to class.

My last piece is the super-unique Pure Barre Nori pullover.  Our studio is selling these stylish tops for $85. There are a multitude of options for this shirt, which is why I love it so much. The mesh on top adds character to a (seemingly simple) soft, gray long-sleeved shirt. But then you turn around, and....

BAM!  The open back is perfect for ventilation. Change the bra underneath for endless new looks!

There are a myriad of options with this piece.  You can wear a sports bra (I love Target's Champion brand sports bras) under it, or you can pair it with a tank top (try the built-in-bra Power Y from Lululemon) for full coverage. This is a similar option for the Nori with a focus on the open back.  Now you can show off how toned your back is from all your Pure Barre classes!
Another sports bra option: Rue Boheme Bra from Lululemon.

A quick recap: 5 awesome pieces worn several different ways. Stop by Pure Barre Geneva today to stock up! (Or send your sweetie this blog post for Christmas gift ideas!)

Barre at our Crate and Barrel Bar ;-)

Mesh paneling on the Nori Pullover

The best part of the Pure Barre Nori Pullover

Cozy or sweaty, the Beyond Yoga skinny racer tank is a vital item for your wardrobe!

Many thanks again to the wonderful Brynn Hanson, owner of Pure Barre Geneva. Sign up for Pure Barre classes today! #lifttoneburn to your BEST body! 


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