Last year, I reviewed a bunch of Lorna Jane clothes.
I thought they were super cute, and I felt cool reviewing a brand that was pretty new to the U.S. (Theyâ€™ve been in Australia forever.)Â
At the time, I just thought they were cute clothes.
Last August, I went to a press breakfast where Ms. Lorna Jane Clarkson herself spoke â€” very candidly about the ups and downs of building a very successful business. She couldnâ€™t fake that authenticity if she tried, and I felt feeling so inspired to go after my dreams with the same dogged abandon.
I was looking for a job at the time, and I decided that what I was really passionate about was health and fitness, and using social media as a platform to reach people, and I began to narrow the focus of my job search.
A long way of saying – this little Australian lady really inspired me. And she makes cute clothes.
They sent me some clothes to try out, and Iâ€™m here to share with you some of my favorites.
I love the tank because itâ€™s kind of loose-fitting, and I have a bit of a belly. It also has a cute split cut in the back.Â
The sports bra is amazing. Thereâ€™s one of their bras that I really like to wear just to hang out, the Pammy, so this was my first â€œrealâ€ LJ sports bra. The one complaint I have (thatâ€™s easily solved) is the padding. Sweet Jesus, I feel like i have fake boobs when I put on the sports bras and forget to take out the padding.
The Run Short is a pretty short short. Itâ€™s great for running, but I feel a little uncomfortable sitting down. Still, on this hot weekend in Boston, they were just fine. AND KatyÂ was running behind me and told me my butt looked good. Which was all I really needed to hear. They have both two front pockets and one zipped pocket in the back. Win.
They also sent over this Run Addict tank. Itâ€™s stretch cotton so I probably wouldnâ€™t wear it for a long, long run, but for the 3-6 milers Iâ€™ve been doing this summer, itâ€™s been a-ok. And makes me smile.
The clothes are really cute, but I really love all the thought and passion that goes into them and building the Lorna Jane lifestyle. Plus, I feel like itâ€™s the perfect kind of clothing for someone like me who frequently transitions from workouts to the office and back.
Whatâ€™s your favorite brand of fitness wear? Do you care about fitness fashion or just wear whatever?