So I realise we are a far way into September now and I’m only just talking about my faves for August but there’s this little thing called life that sorta got in the way. Anyway here we go, my favourites and loves for August.
First – these trainers. I had a pair of these before and having had them for about 4 years I decided it was about time they were replaced. They are the nike air pegasus 34’s (everything will be linked at the bottom of my post) and they are so comfortable. I have basically lived in them ever since I got them – which is why they are so grubby…
Next on my favourites list are these pieces from MyProtein. I’ve been wanting a pair of gym shorts for a while now and there was a sale…who can resist a sale. So I picked up the heartbeat shorts in black and then I saw this top was also on sale and again I’ve been wanting a long sleeve gym top for a while so it was a no brainer. The top is so similar to the gymshark seamless top and its cheaper but also doesn’t sell out in 5 mins so is a great alternative and when I decide I need more gym clothes – which lets face it could be tomorrow – I will probably end up getting this in the other colours…
My final favourite for this month is this cropped hoodie from Just Strong. I will be doing a more in depth review and post about Just Strong as I have just ordered a few more bits from them. I love the ethos of Just Strong, it’s a brand that aims to empower women with the idea that we are not strong for a girl we are just strong, which is why I am so happy to work with them and promote their clothing.
There we have it, keeping it short and sweet. Only four favourites for august.
MATERIALS: These leggings are 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex and they are so comfy. Not too stiff and not too baggy. Good and stretchy but still tight fitting, I went for a size medium based on the Nike size guide and while they fit fine I probably could have got away with a small, especially if I wanted more of a compression fit.
OVERALL EXPERIENCE: I ordered these in the sale from prodirect, I say ordered…told my boyfriend who works there that I would like him to get them for me sooo I can’t comment on speed of delivery or anything (soz). They were £30 down from £50 and while I love these leggings I probably wouldn’t pay £50 for them – I am a poor student £50 is too much for just one thing. Navigating the prodirect website is a challenge. Honestly it’s so confusing. They have so many sub categories and things aren’t in the right categories and it’s all just rubbish. I really hated the website but if you’re willing to spend an hour trying to find anything remotely like what you’re looking for then go for it. That being said, they have got a lot of choice and a lot of the big name brands (puma, Nike, adidas etc.) are a bit cheaper on prodirect than they are direct from the brands. If you are buying from a well known brand definitely shop around for the best deal, see where has a sale where might be doing student discount that sort of thing.
SQUAT TEST: Unsurprisingly these passed the squat test with flying colours. They’re a dark colour and a thick material so no chance of anything showing through. However – as with most leggings – as they are tight fitting you can sometimes see the seam of your pants.
5/5 Love love love these leggings! So comfy and flattering. They have a nice thick high waist band, and I do love me a high waist band. Perfect for those days when your feeling bloated or a bit insecure about your middle (we all have them) and also they don’t slide down at all – no one wants to show there bum accidentally mid squat now do they! The colour is great and the little mesh panels on the side add a bit of something more interesting to these otherwise reasonably plain leggings. Another feature that I wasn’t sure about but actually really like is the ribbing of the back of the waistband and the bottoms. Actually cannot think of one thing I don’t like about these. I well and truly tested how sweat proof these were buy doing sprints in the park in full sunshine in the middle of summer (British summer mind so it was only about 21 degrees) and I am pleased to say that they were very much sweat proof and they were great temperature wise as well! I didn’t get too hot at all which was surprising considering they’re a dark colour and I was in the sun.
WOULD I BUY THESE AGAIN? Yes but probably only at a sale price, I would like to think because they are Nike that they are good quality and will last really well but only time will tell.