Tuesday, August 19

What I Wore // Cloudy-day Yoga + an Albion Fit Giveaway

Happy Tuesday my people! I took last weekend off for a little extra family time and house work in preparation for some company that arrived here yesterday, so we have an extra fun week ahead! I've been anxious to share this fun shoot with you guys though and share a bit about my experience with Yoga. 
Yoga is something that I've loved to do ever since I can remember. I grew up going to classes with my mom in middle-school and I got to where I was pretty great at it in high-school! It was always a way to start the day refreshed or to wind-down in the evenings, and I loved seeing my flexibility increase every day. Since I've gotten married though, I've seemed to do it really well for a while and then take a break for the next little while without meaning too. I blame it on the different issues I've had with me pregnancies, but right now is one of those times where I've taken a big break and I'm working at getting back into a regular routine again! 
Yoga is such an amazing practice that pretty much anyone can do no matter their age or body shape or state of their health. It's one of the only exercises that I'll do throughout my whole pregnancy! There are definitely different levels of skill for sure, but even at the beginner level you're left feeling refreshed and strengthened, body and mind. I've never met anyone who took yoga that hated it, because if you're uncomfortable with a certain pose or something like that, you can just adjust your positioning so you're more comfortable. I follow a lot of Yoga boards on Pinterest and I love collecting poses that I hope to be able to achieve some day when my flexibility is better! 

Weather I'm doing Yoga in a class setting, or on the edge of a cliff by myself *grin*, once I'm done I always feel like I've gotten a message.haha but seriously! My whole body is warm and humming, and I feel so peaceful and relaxed. Even just doing a short routine (anywhere and everywhere because you don't need any equipment!) always brings a calming influence with it, and I'm able to better get in touch with deep feelings and positive thoughts. I'm so grateful for the foundation I have in Yoga even though I fall out of practice often, and I'm going to set new challenges for myself every week going forward! 
wearing: Petal pants  - c/o Albion Fit // Love Racer in coral (here in orange and aqua ) - c/o Albion Fit 
Changing topics a bit now, you guys know I have a great love for Albion Fit clothing since I've posted several times on here about them in the past, and today I'm sharing my favorite workout pieces that I love especially for doing Yoga! I do wear more billowy shirts and shorts/pants for doing weights in sometimes, but for Yoga especially you need fitted pieces that feel almost like a second skin. These don't chafe, they're not restricting, they don't get overheated, the top doesn't come down over your face when doing down-dog and show off your bra to the whole class.haha They're incredibly soft and flexible, and they're very well priced for quality that's going to last! Now that I've sold you on them:) I'm teaming up with Albion Fit to give you and a friend EACH a pair of my favorite petal pants! Here's how it works:

1. Head on over to my instagram here and make sure you follow,
2. click through to Albion Fit's Instagram and follow them as well, 
3. leave a comment on the giveaway image posted on my account tagging a friend!
also as a bonus entry you can leave a comment here with a link to your favorite item from Albion Fit!

A week from today the giveaway will conclude and the winner and the friend they tagged will each receive a pair of petal pants in their size! Also in case you can't wait, as another treat for you guys Albion Fit is offering an exclusive discount for my readers for 15% off your purchase now through September 1st! Just enter the code: fox15 at checkout and you're good to go!
Well that's it for today, but I hope that my sharing a few things I love about Yoga has maybe motivated you a bit to either give it a try for the first time or get back into about it, and if you'd like to comment here for the giveaway I would love to hear your favorite thing about doing yoga if you already love it, or if you're going to give it a try, or any other thoughts you may have, particularly about yoga! haha Thanks as always for reading today, and I hope to see you again tomorrow! Good luck with the giveaway my friends!
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90 comments:

  1. As always, you have amazing hair! love it. :) Like the idea of a pulled-to-the-side style for exercising.

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  2. Love your yoga pics! I just got serious with my practice and I can't wait to look at cool as you!!
    www.emilyahlbum.com

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  3. I love yoga and just completed a 6 week beginners series that taught me so much! I tend to do what you do though, I tend to take breaks and then come back to it and then take breaks again. Luckily yoga is forgiving. Love this photo shoot, such a beautiful place to do yoga!

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  4. I LOVE their Love Racers. The Antigua is probably my favorite. :)

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  5. You look so lovely. Your hair is like that of a medieval princess :)

    dance a real

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  6. I've had my eye on the petal pant for a while. I also love the exhale tank. I like looking cute when I work out. Hope we win!! http://www.albionfit.com/tops/love-racer-black

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  7. I agree, yoga is soothing for both mind and body. And my favorite Albion product is the Antigua capris: http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1

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  8. I've wanted this hoodie forever! http://www.albionfit.com/tops/flatter-me-navy-zip-hoodie

    @adarst213 on IG

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  9. http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-love-racer I love this Antigua tank!! All their clothes are adorable and perfect fitting after having a baby! I hope I win! I could really use some workout yoga pants!
    Britney clayton

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  10. I love everything about yoga. I never get to the end of a routine without feeling amazing. I have pretty bad shoulder and neck muscle problems and I notice a huge difference when I keep up with my practice. PS totally swooning over the Antiqua Love Racer http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-love-racer

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  11. I love everything about yoga. I never get to the end of a routine without feeling amazing. I have pretty bad shoulder and neck muscle problems and I notice a huge difference when I keep up with my practice. PS totally swooning over the Antiqua Love Racer http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-love-racer

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  12. I did 1, 2, and 3 :)

    April Crisafulli
    @aprilcrisafulli
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  13. I love the Antigua Rashguard! http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-rashguard-copy

    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  14. I love doing yoga too! It really transformed my life! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really love these leggings: http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-extend-leggings

    I followed and commented on Instagram as well! My username is lyricalaur

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  15. Current fave piece from Albion: http://www.albionfit.com/tops/breathe-freely-tank-happy-pace

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  16. Love this post, gorgeous photos, I also love yoga. :) Hard to choose a favorite at Albion Fit... but I have been eyeing the antigua floral rashguard all summer... I just burn SO easily, no matter how much I try to apply sunscreen, wear a hat, stay in the shade etc. This will pretty much be an essential in the future. ;) Thanks for the giveaway! XO-Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  17. The Antigua Love Racer is so cute!!!

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  18. I love the antigua print. http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-extend-leggings

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  19. http://www.albionfit.com/tops/antigua-love-racer love this

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  20. Yoga is in my plans for the future. Now I started to train my body with pushups, squats, cycling and changing my eating habits.

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  21. i've lost 60+ pounds and am always needing new workout gear!
    love, love, love the unwind pullover!
    http://www.albionfit.com/tops/signature-hoodie-ivory

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  22. You are a beauty and your hair is amazing! Yoga is my favorite and I love albion fit. These leggings are on my wish list. http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/antigua-extend-leggings
    This is a great giveaway!

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  23. You look fab! I am also a huge fan of yoga :D I live in the middle of nowhere and dont have a lot of access to classes so i recently jointed Yoga Glow and can take classes online! I have to say that the http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/antigua-extend-leggings are my absolute fave of theirs right now :D

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  24. Would have to say that this is my favorite - http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-antigua - shaunie - twitter.com/sandyhills25 and instagram.com/sandyhills25

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  25. I love this tank http://www.albionfit.com/tops/breathe-freely-tank-happy-pace - always looking for cute running tanks!

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  26. my fav item is the http://www.albionfit.com/tops/antigua-love-racer

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  27. Love these: http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1

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  28. Um, I could've picked every item! Love the little ruffles around so much of their stuff <3

    I picked the baseball tee bc I'm heading into football season with the hubs as a HS coach and I'm always looking for comfy pieces for games :)

    http://www.albionfit.com/tops/baseball-tee-ivory-nectarine

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  29. Thanks so much for this opportunity. I love Albion Fit. I pinned an item from their web site that I'd love to have and the link to my pin is
    http://pinterest.com/pin/382524562073752588/
    Thanks again.

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  30. I should have left my usernames in my comment. They are
    IG : reidsrd
    Pinterest : christypeeplesd
    email : reidsrd@hotmail.com

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  31. Me and my mom love to do yoga together! Love this Albion Fit product! http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/antigua-extend-leggings

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  32. i love the petal tank

    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/petal-tank

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  33. I am just in love with your braid!! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  34. I love this http://www.albionfit.com/tops/the-sweet-stripe-full-zip-emerald-grey-1

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  35. Love your braid. Love your photos! Love that scenery! Love albion fit! Here's my current fave item link-
    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/baseball-t-lime
    It's the tempo tee coral and I want to pair it with coral or black leggings.

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  36. http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms love those antigua leggings !!
    this is an awesome giveaway, thanks!

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  37. follow on IG: cgaarder12 - both you and albion
    I tweeted - https://twitter.com/mentormommyof2/status/501883550828736512

    Love it

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  38. Give. Me. That. Braid. I need it! haha! Yoga is so good and so fun and so centering. I have fallen out of practice as well- though I was never nearly as committed or flexible as you are!

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  39. I would love to have the VENICE BEACH SWIMSUIT to help motivate me to continue to lose the baby weight by next summer!

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  40. http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-long-legging-heather-violet
    Brilliant for aerial dance, and better than regular black. :)

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  41. Awesome hair!
    ~Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love too many things! If I had to pick a favorite right now it would probably be this! Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/advantage-peplum-skirt-black

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  43. I love love love their clothes! But I'm dying to get the Antigua capris!

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  44. I am obsessed with these leggings.

    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-extend-leggings

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  45. I love the antigua print top!
    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-love-racer

    I've done yoga maybe a dozen to fifteen times, but I really like it. I need to get back into it. Flexibility is so helpful for weight training too!

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  46. love these leggings!!! I also entered on instagram as sklovesbey
    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-green

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  47. I wish I had the motivation to exercise - I'd probably collapse in a heap if I tried yoga! Flexible is one thing I am not.

    http://www.thatjessebloke.co.uk

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  48. Head over heels for this bad boy!
    http://www.albionfit.com/swims/antigua-floral-bikini-bottoms

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  49. Gorgeous!! I'm always looking for good work out gear!! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Ashley
    Afternoon Espresso

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  50. http://www.albionfit.com/tops/go-long-crew-blue-white-stripes

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  51. I love the Antigua Rash guard!! I've been eying it for months!

    http://www.albionfit.com/swims/antigua-rashguard-copy

    @mrs_covey on Instagram

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  52. I've been doing yoga on and off for years, and through countless running and knee injuries, even a few yoga sessions lessens a great amount of pain. It truly has healing powers, which I love about it!

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  53. What a gorgeous place to practice!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  54. I love this swim suit a lot http://www.albionfit.com/swims/blousy-suit-top-black-1

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  55. You are so inspirational!
    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/sweet-stripe-capri-grey-white

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  56. Your braid is amazing! and loving both the leggings and that tank!

    xo Southern Style

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  57. LOVE these. http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/antigua-extend-leggings

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  58. I love the Antigua Love Racer Tank. It's gorgeous!

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  59. Love, love, love their leggings. My fav would have to be the Illusion Capris - Charcoal.

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  60. The Petal Tank looks really sweet and comfy: http://www.albionfit.com/tops/petal-tank

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  61. Oops forgot to leave my link! http://www.albionfit.com/tops/petal-tank

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  62. Exhale Tank in Coral looks fun and flattering !

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  63. I just love your blog. I think you've just helped me find my new fitness clothing store! I absolutely love this petal tank!
    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/petal-tank

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  64. I love the The Sweet Stripe Full Zip, Aqua/Grey!

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  65. bonus entry! I love the antingua extend leggings!

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  66. Awesome giveaway, thank for letting us have a bonus entry!!!
    http://www.albionfit.com/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=8041287&A=SearchResult&SearchID=8289545&ObjectID=8041287&ObjectType=27
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  67. I've never been flexible! And I just had a baby so I'm trying to get back in shape so I just started yoga! I'm excited to see how it helps me.

    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/go-capri-green

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  68. I already have the antigua floral pants and wants the grey petal pants!!!

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  69. love your hair like that!!! you are iin great shape xo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  70. Love this and your hair!
    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-extend-leggings

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  71. Love the Go Capri in the Antigua print.
    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1
    And your hair is perfection. With curly, curly hair, braids don't show up very well on me.

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  72. I follow you and Albion Fit on IG! NEED these capris!!

    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1

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  73. Following/ commented as @silvertapestry. I also really love this top: http://www.albionfit.com/tops/racerback-tank-2-mesh-ruching-orange

    MJ Moore

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  74. I love their Antigua tank! So cute!

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  75. I'm in love with the Antigua Floral Icon Swimsuit!

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  76. I absolutely love the Signature Hoodie... among all of the other things from Albion Fit!

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  77. I would absolutely love to have their floral capris!

    http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1

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  78. http://www.albionfit.com/specials/antigua-extend-leggings

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  79. Love these: http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/the-petal-pant-white-grey

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  80. This is super cute! <3 http://www.albionfit.com/specials/3-set-skirt

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  81. Love this giveaway - this tank is my fave albion fit item right now! http://www.albionfit.com/specials/breathe-freely-tank-happy-pace

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  82. these pants! http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-capri-black-1

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  83. I'm dying for these pants: http://www.albionfit.com/specials/go-capri-black-1. Runner up: blousy swim tank. Love!

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  84. I've been eyeing those petal pants forever. They would be quite a splurge for me. I get "mom guilt" every time I put them in my shopping cart. I would LOVE to win some! http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/the-petal-pant-white-grey
    I'm following you on Instagram and have been following Albion fit for a while

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  85. Love Albion Fit! I especially am eyeing the signature hoodie in belize blue (http://www.albionfit.com/tops/hoodie-ablion-logo-belize-blue) or the petal pants you're giving away.

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  86. http://www.albionfit.com/specials/petal-tank
    So cute!

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  87. I lovee these purple-y ones http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/go-long-legging-black
    Yum!

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  88. Yoga or yogalaties and going on walks is the only exercise I'm able to do. I've gotten on a stationary bike sometimes. My heart is in really bad pain when my heart race speeds up so I'm not able to do such vigorous activity. Doing yoga is much easier on my heart but I still get the exercise and activity from it. Plus, I'm more in need of toning up than losing weight, so the stretches are a better fit for my body. I'm awful at keeping up with it, but seeing all your posts really is inspiring to get at it. I'm bad at that too - I'll be good for a while, then one reason or another (usually getting sick) I'll fall out, then around and round the cycle. :p

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