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sad shoppaholic yogi March 17, 2009

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Wouldn’t life be so wonderful with a yoga mat and bag like this?
Yoga bag and mat

It would be extra wonderful too if this whole set cost just $39.99. For 6 days, I thought life was fantastic because I had ordered this from Amazon and was thrilled to bits that I was gonna get it in the mail anytime soon.

But NO. Today the seller, Online Components, cancelled my order. They were back-ordered to the hilt apparently, and could no longer fulfill my order. Sadness. Sheer sadness. I wish I’d never known of this bag’s existence because now I won’t be happy with just any old yoga mat bag! *SIGH*

 

shoppaholic yogi: Stella McCartney for Adidas March 10, 2009

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Getting into a new hobby can be expensive. Not only do you have to spring for the actual classes, but you have to invest in the appropriate wardrobe. Now I’m not just saying this because I’m quite the shoppaholic. It’s because I have actual experience of wearing inappropriate clothing to Bikram class and the resulting utter discomfort of it.

I’m not even thinking about the actual clothes worn during Bikram class since that’s pretty intuitive. It’s what to wear AFTER class that I had to figure out by experience. Like most people, I come to Bikram class directly from work and on my first workday yoga class, it didn’t occur to me to bring a comfy change of clothes for after class. As a result, I miserably squeezed my still sweaty self into a turtleneck, high-waisted pencil skirt, bloody fr*ggin TIGHTS and boots after class (P.S. Yes I showered, but I do keep sweating past my shower after yoga class. I guess sweat glands don’t shut off just like that after 90 minutes of exposure to 150°F temps). Misery clouded my post-Bikram afterglow. Ugh.

So where is this leading to? My justification of why I need these post-yoga threads by Stella McCartney for Adidas.

Cover-up Organic Hoodie by Stella McCartney for Adidas

Cover-up Organic Hoodie by Stella McCartney for Adidas

Run Performance Tee by Stella McCartney for Adidas

Run Performance Tee by Stella McCartney for Adidas

Yoga Three-Quarter Knit Pants by Stella McCartney for Adidas

Yoga Three-Quarter Knit Pants by Stella McCartney

Yes I did sneak in a running tee in there, but I just loved the vents in the back so, and it would totally be a comfy after-yoga wear right? Of course, the likelihood of my buying these pieces is slim to none because the total cost would cover 2 months of Bikram yoga classes. But it’s nice to dream.