Thursday, August 27, 2020

Review: Athleta Textured Brooklyn Jogger.

There used to be a day when I wore real clothing - outfits and such - but apparently my pandemic wardrobe is mostly comfy athleisure from Athleta. I don't know if you're okay with that but I certainly am, at least right now. I occasionally browse the sale section to see if something I want has been marked down yet (ugh, not yet) and kept going back to to the Textured Brooklyn Jogger. I love my Brooklyn Ankle pants (worn here) a lot and the Brooklyn jogger appeals because it's sporty but not too sporty. The reviews indicated they run big so I ordered my regular size and the size down:

They both fit, which was annoying. I'm wearing the size down in "mountain olive" in these photos which I've decided are a slightly better fit. If you want a more relaxed look, go with your normal size, but I liked them slightly more fitted on me, because, while I am tucking in my shirt for your benefit, I am generally gonna do this: 

My top is the excellent standard boatneck tee from Alex Mill and it's been a great summer staple for me. It's boxy, so I don't normally bother to tuck it but I wanted y'all to see the joggers. My striped version is sold out but it's on sale in various solid colors and there's also this striped tee. For something similar, this boatneck tee looks pretty classic and this one from the Gap is really fun.  On to details:

It's hard to see the texture but it's there! It's pretty subtle. I also love the tuxedo stripe (which the regular Brooklyn pants also have) because I like a fancy detail. I also like that these pants have real pockets - deep enough for actual stuff as well as a small zippered inner pocket for a credit card or key or whatever. So nice. Also, they're really light and comfortable, which should be obvious. 

I'm wearing such good jewelry today! My earrings are new and they're from Three Flames Silverworks. They're gorgeous sisters-not-twins rainbow moonstones that have fire that I wasn't able to capture fully. I love them so much. Highly recommend. My labradorite necklace is by my friend Maryellen of Twist Style and I've basically worn it every day since I got it. Please go check out these artists! Sure, I buy mass-market jewelry that I like but the pieces I treasure and wear for years are almost always handmade.  

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