My Favorite Barre Clothes + Gwenyth Top Giveaway!!

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The weekend is almost here isn’t it?  So yesterday I learned an important blogging lesson…..don’t make your posts too large of files because then your feedburner won’t send your post to Bloglovin and at noon you will wonder if you said something wrong because your inbox is like a ghost town.  I did learn a valuable lesson.  When you post daily it does lead to people to wondering where your daily post is and head to your blog to check it out.  That made me feel loved.  Also, bloglovin does drive in traffic to your specific post for the day.  So with that said check out my post from yesterday.  I think it was quite informative.  How to keep your weight in check over the holidays!
Okay enough housekeeping lets get into my favorite topic of the week……barre clothes.  I am pretty much in workout clothes on a daily basis.  So therefore I consider myself a connoisseur if you will.  In all seriousness I require clothes that can transition from barre, pumping gas on the way home and running to Publix while all feeling appropriate.I am around a lot of amazing workout gear on a daily basis.  I have to constantly remind myself that I can’t buy something every time I go and teach a class.   I wanted to highlight a few things that are on my radar right now.  Some are mid range and some are upper price points.  I will tell you this before you get totally gun-shy.  I have had my one pair of black Lululemon wunder unders for a sold 3 years now.  I have taught countless spin classes in them and now barre.  They are still perfect.  Every time I slip them on they feel like butter.  The $20-$30 workout pants from TJMaxx…..I mean they were great for some time but they just haven’t held up.  They tend to lose their “suck in” ability if you will and always shrink in length.  I think every girl should have at least one really good pair of investment workout pants.I also wanted to highlight one of my favorite new brands of workout tops.  The gwenyth brand is specific to Barre and their Modern Classic Top + Tunic has seriously been on major rotation for me right now.  Make sure you check out the whole post because there is a fabulous giveaway in it for you!

When it comes to Barre pants Lululemon has definitely been the top of my list.  Everyone likes to pull the pants down over their heels for that long dancer look (I use to even do that in my skating days….pull the tights over my boots but that is a whole different story).  However by doing that it really adds a lot of extra wear to the bottom of those pricey leggings. I have a few pair of Karma stirrup pants and they are my favorite.  Unfortunately they don’t make them anymore.  When I saw these lulu pants I am officially obsessed. Stirrups, black with mesh inserts.  I need them immediately.

The Shine tight is back in stock.  I mean these could dual purpose for holiday gear right?  They totally look like sequined leggings!
Here are a few more pants that I have had my eye on!

 

 

 

Now onto the belle of the ball!  When it comes to tops I am very particular.  My number one priority is having built in bra support because lets be honest I can barely remember to stock my workout bag and when I do putting in a tank and bra…….usually one of them doesn’t make it.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to teach barre and I have a cool racerback…..sans bra.  Guess who gets to teach in her Victoria Secret push bra with hot pink straps hanging out.  I wish I was joking.
What I love about this tank is the built in sling bra.  It doesn’t crush you down in the front like most compression built in tanks do but also gives really great support with the adjustable straps in the back.  The front has a really feminine and form flattering V pattern with slight scrunching to give a really pretty line.
You can also cinch up the sides to make it as short or long (aka booty covering) as you want.  I like the long and lean look so I tend to wear mine a little longer.  I wore it the other night when I taught 3 classes in a row and I was sweating let me tell you but even in the lighter mocha shade it did not show any sweat.  I am totally in love and want them in every single color.  Check the anatomy of the Modern Classic…..they have seriously thought of everything!
I mean how gorgeous are these tanks?  Talk about bringing out your inner ballerina
 
This two minute video really gives the whole breakdown of the company and their philosophy.  They are centered around the dancer and barre fitness gal.  They aren’t a running or spinning company trying to be a crossover.  Their main focus is making the best fitting tops and garments for the specific type of exercise that has become such a large part of my life.
Oh did I also forget to mention they just launched the most amazing adjustable headbands.  I am definitely scooping one of these up!
Their owner Michele is incredibly sweet and we pretty much have started up with weekly email conversations after she wanted my thoughts on how the top performs out in the studio.  I cannot give enough glowing reviews.  Also because she is fabulous she is offering 20% off between now and December 25th for all the Barre gals with the code meetatthebarre20.  Also if you get your order in before 12 PST on Friday you will get free shipping by Christmas!  They also always run free shipping because you know we don’t play around with that.  I’m thinking of adding the Rose Berry Color and Vintage Teal to my collection.
Finally because they are so incredibly fabulous and want to spread the word of this amazing product gwenyth is offering the Meet @ the Barre readers a Modern Classic!  Which color would you pick if you won?
I also wanted to announce the giveaway of my one year Blog Anniversary was Kenzie!  I couldn’t be more excited she has been following along since the early days!  Thanks for being such an amazing supporter of Meet @ the Barre!
What workout tops and pants have been on your radar lately?  I’m always down for hearing what has been on heavy rotation for you.  Make sure to link up tomorrow for Friday favorites!!!  xoxoxo
Disclaimer I did receive a complementary Modern Classic top for review.  However all opinions are completely my own.  Thank you for all your support of getting the word out on these truly amazing companies!
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61 Comments

  1. December 18, 2014 / 11:46 AM

    You forgot to mention the loyals who visited despite the lack of bloglovin notification ;) haha Glad you linked back to yesterday’s post–it was a good one :)
    These clothes all look so comfy and cute. I’d be happy to wear them all day long if only my job would accept yoga clothes as an acceptable form of professional attire lol

  2. December 18, 2014 / 11:50 AM

    I love those sequin pants – they could totally double as holiday gear!! Sadly those tops never seem to have as much built in support as I like- even if there isn’t a top of movement in barre, I like to know my ladies are locked and loaded lol! I love that adjustable headband though!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  3. December 18, 2014 / 11:53 AM

    I love that top and those leggings. Cute giveaway girlie!

  4. December 18, 2014 / 12:16 PM

    This is such a cute tank! The last picture with the tulle skirt is so flipping cute! And those leggings that look like sequins… totally adorable! I would rock those to work out in every day haha! Oh who am I kidding, I’d rock them as pants too. That adjustable headband has me intrigued. Mine are always too tight and I end up taking them off!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. December 18, 2014 / 1:03 PM

    Those shine tights are AMAZING! I’ve been taking Barre3 for months now, and just signed up for an unlimited package at Bar Method. Super excited to try out another form of Barre… which I think it calls for some new workout clothes :)

  6. December 18, 2014 / 1:31 PM

    stop – that tank is SO cute and reminds me of the ballet days which hello, great memories. also that first pair of lululemon wunder unders. NEED. sigh. to the wishlist they go! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

  7. December 18, 2014 / 1:38 PM

    I check your blog errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrday, lady! I’ll always be here :)!

    I love that top you’re offering, so pretty! I’d love it in pink or black [shocking i know].

  8. December 18, 2014 / 1:44 PM

    gorgeous workout tops!! i’d love one of these to get me motivated to workout after the baby is born! loving the black + rose berry colors! xo jillian

  9. December 18, 2014 / 2:05 PM

    oh boy, i need those lulu pants!! and this gwenyth line is beautiful – i’m loving the rose berry color for the top!

  10. December 18, 2014 / 2:12 PM

    So cute, chic and stylish! Although I don’t take barre, I definitely can get behind these workout clothes. :)

  11. December 18, 2014 / 2:29 PM

    Oh my gosh…. these leggings! I’m in love! (I just recently discovered how amazing leggings are and now I want them allllll!) I am all about cute workout clothes and I’m SO glad you introduced me to Gwenyth! Dying to try their stuff!

  12. December 18, 2014 / 2:36 PM

    Love this top. Mocha Grey is my favourite!

  13. December 18, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    Love workout clothes that can double for running around in, cause don’t we all do it all the time. I do! Those tops look great, usually the built in bra tops don’t offer me enough support, so I end up having to layer another bra underneath, which is just too much work if you ask me!

  14. December 18, 2014 / 2:45 PM

    What a great top, I’m not 100% sure which one I’d pick but I’m loving the Rose Berry one!

  15. December 18, 2014 / 2:50 PM

    I totally had to check to see whether or not Gwenyth Paltrow was associated with this brand lol. Cannot stand her. Anyway…All of the tops and pants are super cute. I told Chris that I could really use some new workout clothes too. :-) New workout clothes makes working out more fun haha. I hope that you are having a fab day so far too!!

  16. December 18, 2014 / 2:50 PM

    I think I’m finally going to have to treat myself to some Wunder Unders for Christmas. I always convince myself to avoid Lululemon, but I think it’s time for a treat.

  17. December 18, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    I really, really want to take a barre class! I’m waiting for my silly knee to heal up (from surgery last month) and then I want to try one! Of course I’m totally down for cute gear like this- it’s really the only thing that gets me excited about working out! Haha. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. December 18, 2014 / 3:01 PM

    Before I even saw the last photo I thought, ‘this is something I would have worn the ballet class back in the day’. I love this top! Brings me back to my dance days so of course I would love it in Ballet Pink! Thanks for featuring this great product!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  19. December 18, 2014 / 3:11 PM

    I’d totally go with the classic black ;)

    And I’m with you – quality workout clothes is a must! No Target or TJ Maxx for me. After you upgrade to the nice stuff, you realize the difference and can’t go back!

  20. December 18, 2014 / 3:35 PM

    I like barre blue!

  21. December 18, 2014 / 3:35 PM

    Those tanks are so pretty!

  22. December 18, 2014 / 4:18 PM

    I asked for a pass pack to yoga for Christmas this year- hopefully Santa pulls through. I want to try barre still too. This top would be great for either or just laying around my house (I mean- exercising of course).

  23. December 18, 2014 / 4:27 PM

    I always buy cheap workout clothes from TJ Maxx but it just don’t hold up very well! Gwenyth’s workout gear looks so comfy yet stylish!

  24. December 18, 2014 / 4:37 PM

    Oh my gosh those sequin pants! LOVE! Super cute clothes for sure. I wish there was a barre studio close to us.

  25. December 18, 2014 / 4:48 PM

    I never knew that about BlogLovin & long posts!!!!
    I love those sort of leggings – they make my legs looks tight :)

  26. December 18, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    Boo to Bloglovin. It definitely pulled in my content from the previous day’s post yesterday but had the right title. Weird! Love those wrapped looking pants!

  27. December 18, 2014 / 5:52 PM

    for reals, i saw that post on bloglovin and was like wtf how did i miss it? because i came to visit early in the morning and figured you were taking a well needed break, you busy bee.
    oh my gosh those leggings totally look like sequined leggings!
    for reals, you know i’m cheap and hate spending money on workout clothes – but my lorna jane tights were $90 (i had 3 pairs, i sold 1 and now have a long pair and a capri pair) each and they are over 5 years old and still as fabulous as the day i bought them! i got rid of all my crappy tj maxx ones, they just dont last and if you buy some every couple of months you may as well have bought the expensive ones! i will say the zella leggings were fairly well priced and they are the absolute shit! love them!

  28. December 18, 2014 / 6:47 PM

    I would definitely choose black so it could go with anything. :)

  29. December 18, 2014 / 7:00 PM

    First of all I’m in love with all of your picks. I totally second your endorsement of Lulu- my go tos are old plain black Wunder Unders that I love. I have a new pair that I got recently after their sheergate and they’re till great but not exactly the same. But hey they cover my barre booty unlike some other companie’s products. I’m totally in love with these tops and have to snatch up a rose berry one! A headband too- I’m considering cutting bangs back in. Yikes.

    Side note: am i the only one who remembers stirrup leggings and wearing them with every outfit as a kid in the 90s? Why don’t retailers bring those back? They would make a killing because they don’t ride up and all of us leggings wearing bloggers wouldn’t have to pull them down all the time. Just sayin.

    coco,
    Meghan

  30. December 18, 2014 / 7:09 PM

    So I need that top in pink, and mocha, and black, and those Lulu pants. And, yes, I am ordering it all today because I am taking treat yoself all the way to my soon to be empty bank account ;) We maybe shouldn’t go shopping together JK!

  31. December 18, 2014 / 9:15 PM

    I feel like I am always learning things about blogging by doing something dumb. I love Lululemon. I just wish it wasn’t so dang expensive!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  32. December 18, 2014 / 9:43 PM

    The sequined leggings are super adorable! Definitely dual purpose. I think I only own black, black, and more black workout leggings. Time to spice it up!

  33. December 18, 2014 / 9:53 PM

    That is a really cute top! I always lean towards black or pink when it comes to work out gear!

    SIlly Bloglovin! they said you had too much awesome in one post for them :)

  34. December 18, 2014 / 10:33 PM

    I still haven’t tried barre (I know, what am I waiting for?!) but I still want every single thing here!! And I was wondering where you were yesterday! Off to check out that post now :)

  35. December 19, 2014 / 12:03 AM

    I never realized how cute barre leggings could be?! I am dying over those sparkle ones!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

  36. December 19, 2014 / 1:44 AM

    Those Lululemon pants I’m checking in store for tomorrow.. obsessed!! Since I’m getting ready to start the bridal barre package my fingers are crossed to win that pretty top :)

  37. December 19, 2014 / 1:49 AM

    I love all your picks! Esp that first pair from Nordstrom the goddess with the scrunch leg. The faux leather panel from gap is awesome too! The top is soo pretty. I love the ballet pink color! xo

  38. December 19, 2014 / 4:31 AM

    Love the rose berry color.

  39. December 19, 2014 / 6:03 AM

    These tops are beautiful Amanda!! I really love the ballet pink and rose berry colors… although the barre blue is super bold which I love.
    Oh, and I think I may need to take one of your Barre classes when I am in Tampa.

  40. December 19, 2014 / 9:40 PM

    Ohhh I love it all! I used to dance and I still love all of the ballerina style clothes! The black pants and the sequin looking ones are awesome, and I LOVE the top!!

  41. December 20, 2014 / 3:42 PM

    Ooh, I think I’d pick the vintage teal!

  42. December 21, 2014 / 12:03 AM

    I would probably choose black!

  43. December 21, 2014 / 6:26 PM

    I love that these have support!!! I hate doubling up on athletic bras under cute workout camis!
    If I won, I’d choose the ballet pink…
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

  44. December 24, 2014 / 3:11 AM

    I’d choose the rose berry!

  45. December 25, 2014 / 1:23 AM

    I would pick the black.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  46. December 25, 2014 / 3:13 AM

    I’d choose Rehearsal Black.

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