Last week, I was reading a fashion post by Melissa from Girly Mama. I found myself drooling over the dress she posted from Athleta.
Now it’s not like I hadn’t heard of Athleta – I’ve been getting their catalog (and probably trashing it without reading) for years. And I noticed when they were added to the Gap family of companies one day when I was surfing on the Gap.com website. But I had never really *looked*.
So after reading Melissa’s post, I looked. And I loved. The causal sporting and clothing company seemed right up my alley so I placed an order.
I’m all about comfort – especially in the summer. Here’s what I ordered. I have to say, I rarely order so many items and love them all – but I did! I will note that I was disappointed that they were out of so many sizes of so many dresses that I just loved.
The Nectar Dress, $59. I love it. Dress it up or down, and the cut is just right for full-in-the-hips Moms like myself! I will note that I was sure to read a lot of the customer comments and everyone said to order a size down. I’m typically a M but I ordered a S. The S is great. So definitely consider going down a normal size. The cut around the stomach and hips is great for hiding those trouble spots. And I love that you can dress this up for a night out or dress down for a day of errands and kids.
The Mixed Up Burn Out Skirt, $69. I was worried about ordering this one without seeing it in person, especially given the price, but I was not disappointed at all. This double layer skirt is just what I was looking for this summer – love the thin material, love the print on the front, and the length. As far as sizing goes, I did get a M with this and it’s maybe a teensy bit loose but it’s not bad. I would recommend going a size down if you are on the fence on sizing.
The Fusion Bermuda Short, $54. I couldn’t resist the sports section and these Bermuda Shorts for quick runs and trips to the gym. I have lots of long pants and skorts but no shorts that I actually like to wear, so I took a gamble with these. They’re long (just above the knee) and have the cutest little pockets on the butt.
So I’m totally happy with my purchase and have already bookmarked the page hoping that they’ll have more size availability in some of the cute floral dresses going forward. What I love about their stuff is that everything rolls up and is easily portable – so great when you’re on the go with kids! Any of their dresses can be rolled up and stowed away in a carry-on for airplane travel. Love it – casual, comfy and cute.