Monday, December 21, 2015

Barre to Brunch

Beyond Yoga  leggings c/o Pure Barre Wilmington, Alo extreme racer tank c/o Pure Parre Wilmington, F21 sports bra, Pure Barre socks, side zip tunic (I sized up for an oversized look | also love this one), Tory Burch boots

Here's the dilemna - you want to hit the early morning Pure Barre class but your girlfriends have planned for a nice brunch right after the class ends, and you know they'll all look adorable. Or you head to the evening class after work and your guy calls to meet you for dinner. You're in workout clothes - so what to wear? So it's not a huge dilemna, but it's nice to feel cute and atmosphere-appropriate no matter wher eyou are, and that's where these incredible Beyond Yoga leggings come in. I love how stylish they are -- and they can take me straight from barre to brunch or even barre to the bar. They are seriousy the most comfortable leggings I've ever owned - and they fit perfectly to get me through an intense barre class. I paired the leggings with an Alo top for class and a side zip tunic sweater to throw on after. I love these pieces because they layer so easily -- add in sticky socks for class and Tory Burch boots for after and I'm all set.

If you keep up with me on Instagram (@southernstyleblog) or Snapchat (zellebrown), you probably know I've been taking classes at Pure Barre Wilmington for just about two months. I decided to go randomly one day - I needed to workout but didn't feel like my normal routine so I signed up online. The first class was so hard and I was sore for days, but I loved my teacher and felt like I had finally found a workout I could stick with, so I immediately signed up for a month of unlimited class. As of now, I'm averaging between 3-4 classes per week, but after my schedule calms down in the new year, I'm hoping to step it up to 5 or 6. I can already tell a difference in my strength, so the biggest thing now is revamping my diet to match the time I'm putting in at Pure Barre (aka, toning down the cookie cake and mashed potatoes) 

Sisters Katelyn and Alex opened the Wilmington location when they saw a need for a barre studio. Both had fallen in love with the barre technique in Raleigh and thought for sure that Wilmington had a studio - when realizing that one didn't exist, they immediately looked into franchise opportunities, and the rest is history. P.S. Pure Barre Wilm has a #PurePup named Laney and she's seriously the cutest - follow her on Instagram! I'm also excited to partner with Pure Barre Wilmington for another fab giveaway! We're giving away an Alo tank just like this one + a Circle P necklace. Enter to win!

A huge thank you to Pure Barre Wilmington for sponsoring this post. Excited to be a part of the PB fam!

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  1. Love the color of those leggings and that mesh in the front is so unexpected!! It's hard to take yourself from the gym to brunch, but this outfit nails it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love cute workout clothes and if they can go from barr to bar, even better!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  3. The color of those leggings is fabulous! Perfect for barre to brunch! I need some cute new pieces to jazz up my barre wardrobe, and I sometimes have the same dilemma of going to barre class then having brunch or dinner plans. These would be perfect :)

    Green Fashionista

  4. And then there are those of us that aren't going to brunch or bar but to pickup kids and still want to look presentable! Love the zip top and the color of the all the way around!

  5. Love both looks! I've been going to Pure Barre in Charlotte since February and I'm so obsessed with it! 11 months later, and I'm still sore after almost every class! But, I do agree that I need to work on my eating a little bit to match how hard I work in class :)

  6. So so cute!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Sara Kate Styling

  7. This is seriously such a cute outfit, I would definitely wear this out after a class in a pinch-especially those leggings!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  8. NEEED these pants! I do Pilates/Barre mix three times a week and I'm obsessed!! <3 Merry Christmas!

  9. I love everything about this and so miss my PBW fam! ...and driving across the parking lot to Epic to fill up my water bottle after class! :)

  10. I love athletic clothes that can easily transition. I have yet to try a barre class, but I want to!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Those work out clothes are so cute! And they work well for a lunch date too
    Dresses & Denim

  12. Miss the PBW girls. Love those leggings and can't wait to rock a pair post baby!

  13. Great look, I love how fitness apparel doubles as street wear. You look lovely.

  14. Love the leggings! Those cutouts make them so cute. Barre workouts sound so hard, I'd love to test them out sometime!
    xo Kiki

  15. I love the whole outfit. You look great -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: 90's James Bond Villain

  16. Great photos! And I love how you transitioned these leggings. Nicely done!

    The Closet by Christie

  17. You transitioned these leggings so well! What a great idea to design leggings that can be worn for working out AND to something like brunch afterwards!


  18. Those leggings are so lovely! I love the color and the hint of edginess the mesh cut out brings to the table, which speaking of, would look great for meeting up for brunch or dinner! I love how you demonstrated this by wearing it both while you were working out and afterwards with a large tunic and boots. Such an awesome post, girlie, thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful day so far :)



  19. i'm a pure barre teacher, and i'm always going from the barre to run errands! glad you've been taking class and love it!

  20. those leggings are GREAT! I tried pure barre a few times and loved it (but also hated it because it made me super sore)! I should definitely go back if I can make the time in the new year <3

    Happy Holidays!
    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  21. Great job on this outfit from barre to brunch! It truly does work! And I am with you on upping the number of classes I attend in the new year. It's my favorite workout! xo, Champagne&Suburbs


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