Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Active in Autumn

I love Autumn.  I love the crisp, cool mornings and the warm days as well as watching all the leaves on the trees change colour.  Easter is a great time of year and I love the opportunity to slow down, get away (if you are so lucky) and have a break.

With the weather cooling down, it's been a great time to exercise particularly if you can do so in the morning.  Some years ago now, my best friend Jules and I toyed with the idea of launching our own activewear/yogawear line and even got as far as writing a business plan - I wish we had gone ahead now when I see the proliferation of labels in the market and how popular this segment has become whether you are a regular exerciser or not.
The Upside image via Stylerunner
While I have always worn Nike as a runner (and now doing boot camp as well), I've also bought Lululemon Athletica for yogawear.  Locally, Lorna Jane is everywhere and I do like the fashion edge she brings to activewear as well as Jodhi Meares's label The Upside which you can buy online from Stylerunner.  I also like a local label called Abi and Joseph.  If you are ever venturing near Bundoora, it is worth stopping in at the Uni Hill Factory Outlets where a number of activewear and outdoor gear specialists have outlets.
Image via Abi and Joseph
One of the more fun things happening this Easter weekend if you are around is the annual manicure and mocktails day from 11 am - 4 pm this Saturday at The Estelle Store in Ivanhoe where there's also 10% off storewide (not including sale items).  One of the best Christmas presents one of my former employers  did for an office full of girls was organise her beauty therapist to come into our office and give us all a manicure.  Who doesn't love a bit of pampering?

2 comments:

  1. Abi and Joesph use to be Lorna Janes Designers, that's why you like their style.

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  2. Thanks for that - it's good to know! They obviously have a consistent style about them...

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