Friday, December 19, 2014

Stay Actove & Cozy in the Alo Yoga Felted Crewneck Sweater #Review + #Giveaway


If you asked me a few years ago, if I would ever think about practicing yoga, my answer would have been a big 'no.' I probably would have said something along the lines of, 'Are you kidding me? I don't bend that way!' After several years of practicing Pilates off and on, I decided that adding some yoga into my exercise routine probably wouldn't be a bad idea. I knew I would need to keep an open mind, and give it time. I have been practicing beginners yoga for close to one year, just a few times a week, and I'm in love with it. I have noticed a lot of positive changes in my life, including improvements regarding sleep, muscle tension, anxiety, mental focus, balance and coordination, etc.

Yoga is certainly a way of life, and I have found myself wanting to know more about it. When I miss a day or two of yoga, my body can tell. Practicing yoga is a lot of fun for me, and I could wear whatever I wanted to, however, being properly dressed in yoga clothing is the way to go. Not only is it comfortable, it's practical.

ALO Yoga Logo

Not long ago, I was able to connect with the fine folks at Alo Yoga, a well known yoga apparel brand. I chatted a bit with Shana, who kindly offered me the opportunity to select an apparel item from Alo's collection, for review. I was thrilled, because I love yoga clothing, and Alo offers fashionable options for exercise, steetwear, home and lounge wear, etc. Everything the folks at Alo Yoga do, is based on the fashion and healthy lifestyle mecca- Los Angeles, where Alo is based. They product the finest quality garments possible, as demanded by the committed yogis in the LA area, and beyond.

I love everything that Alo has in their collections. I would seriously proudly wear it all, but I had to choose just one pieces, so I wound up choosing Alo's beautiful new Felted Crewneck Sweater. This sweater is available in three colors, and I chose the Viridian, because I was drawn to the blue green hue against the grey.

I received a lovely little package from Alo Yoga, which included a special note!

The Felted crewneck sweater looked so cozy, and I couldn't wait to pull it on!

Now, I don't go to a studio to practice yoga or Pilates. Thanks to my streaming device, I can get instruction right in my home, on demand. I have been thinking about taking some classes, locally, however, because I want to make sure that my form is correct. This time of year, I tend to get chilly, especially after I exercise. I tend to stay in my yoga apparel until bedtime, because it's so comfy. I love being able to pull on a cozy yoga wrap, but sometimes, it gets in the way. Having the felted crewneck sweater from Alo is really wonderful, because I can just pull in on after I have finished a session.

Cozy tee look- the felted crewneck sweater is a great choice for working out, after a workout, or anytime!

When I first ran my fingers across the felted crewneck sweater, I noticed how buttery soft it was. The outside is felted, and the inside feels more like a sweatshirt would, without feeling too heavy. I ordered this sweater in an XS, and it's plenty roomy for me. The sweater has a band around the bottom, and long cuffs on the sleeves, which stretch over the hands (I love that about this sweater!). 

I love the way the felted crewneck sweater looks- sort of like sweatshirt meets baseball tee.

I love being able to grab this sweater and pull it on in the mornings, when I am up before the sun, doing my yoga or Pilates, as it's often freezing in my house! The first time I wore the sweater, I told my husband that I felt unusually warm all day long (I am usually always cold), and he told me that it was because I was wearing something that was actually keeping me warm! He was right- the felted crewneck sweater is totally warm and cozy- the perfect sweater to curl up in and read a book, or to pull on before heading out. Not only have I worn this sweater with my yoga apparel, I have worn it with skinny jeans, and boots, and it looks super cute when worn either way!

I have received a lot of compliments on the felted crewneck sweater already. Gals have been telling me that they love the look, the feel, and really love the sleeves. I have encouraged everyone who expressed interest in the sweater to just brush their hand over it, to feel how super soft it is, and they have all fallen in love with it, just as I have!

felted crewneck viridian heather/black heather xs
Details of the Felted Crewneck Sweater by Alo Yoga

Sweatshirt chic has never been cozier. As comforting as sinking into child's pose at the perfect moment, the Felted Crew With Long Cuff shrugs up around the forearms with a ribbed cuff and is all about having a style moment with on-trend color blocking. 
Fit:
Textured signature felted fleece
Long cuffs and wide waistband add forward style elements
Model Stats: Bust 34", Waist 23", Hips 35", Height 5'10"; Wearing Size S
Fabrication:
Triblend Fleece + Rib: 50% Poly, 37.5% Cotton, 12.5% Rayon
$60.00

Already thinking about your New Year's Resolutions? If you're thinking about wanting to get healthy, take up a new sport or hobby, or give yoga a try for the very first time, outfit yourself in the very best! Alo Yoga has so many comfortable options for working out or enjoying some quiet time.

Take a look at some of these other Alo pieces I would love to add to my yoga apparel collection...

Tide Tank
Tide Tank


Exhale Long Sleeve Top
Exhale Long Sleeved Top


Sunset Tank
Sunset Tank


Swift Legging
Swift Legging


Goddess Ribbed Legging
Goddess Legging *Top Pick!


Warrior Jacket
Warrior Jacket


No matter what your workout routine is like, Alo has got you covered! Alo also offers great apparel for men. Most all of Alo's clothing would be appropriate for other types of exercise, as well, but if you're like me, and enjoy sticking with Yoga or Pilates, you can't go wrong with Alo. Alo's soft, functional apparel will allow you to move the way you need to, without catching, and will keep you comfortable during your workout.

Want it? Buy it!

Head on over to Alo Yoga, to learn more about their company, and to browse their entire collection of yoga apparel for men, and women. Be sure to check out the new arrivals, and to check to see what might be on sale, too! Use the handy measurement and fit guides on the Alo website, to find the best fit for yourself. You can connect with Alo Yoga through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win their very own Felted Crewneck Sweater (in winer's choice of color) from Alo Yoga! This sweater is $60.00 RV, and is available in 3 colors, in sizes XS-L. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the RC giveaway entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Shana and friends at Alo Yoga, for allowing me to experience and share about the cozy Felted Crewneck Sweater, and for offering this special giveaway for our readers!

Good luck & Namaste!



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26 comments:

  1. I love wearing cozy sweatshirts in the winter, so I'd really like to win!

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  2. I would really like to have one of their jackets, or their tanks are all neat!

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  3. I adore the Harbor Jacket in grey

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  4. I would like to win because it looks so comfy and warm (:

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  5. It looks so cozy! I would love something warm to wear before I warm up.

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  6. I also love the Arroyo pant. It'd be great for yoga as well as running errands on the weekends!

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  7. I love their jackets and they'd be perfect for this time of year!

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  8. The Hooded Boxy L/S Drape Top would be perfect to throw on after class!

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  9. I love the Reflection Tank - the back is so cool!

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  10. My daughter would love this for her birthday.

    Twila

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  11. Roy

    It would make a great gift for my wife

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  12. I want to win because I really think the sweater is cute and extremely comfortable looking. I could see myself wearing it while running errands around town and also while working out.

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  13. There are several other items from Alo that I would love to own including the Glimmer tank, the circle top, and the Shoulder Placket Hooded Pullover. They make really cute yoga clothing.

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  14. I also like the Studio Woven Pant.

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  15. I'd like to win the sweater to wear while working out.

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  16. The True North Hoodie looks really nice and stylish.

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  17. I want to win it, because it looks nice. Thanks for the chance! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love the look of this shirt and it looks so comfortable too.
    Sarah Oswald

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  19. I would like to buy the Shoulder Placket Hood Pullover.

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  20. I would like to own the Black/Highlighter Illusion 3 Leggings.

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  21. I really like the sweater and colors a lot; great for my workouts!

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  22. This is super cute and would be perfect for yoga practice on these super chilly mornings!

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  23. The Renew Keyhole Bra looks like it would be comfortable. I could use a couple workout bras.

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