Another review week is in full swing over here. Next up: Sweaty Betty’s latest!
And as part of that, today I get to share another set of magically awesome Sedona pics, this time with a different outfit. Like yesterday’s set, I’m all heart eyes over how these pics turned out and I couldn’t wait to share them!
Disclosure: the tank and leggings in this post were complimentary from Sweaty Betty. As always, all opinions are my own.
Photos by Julia Romano Photography
Although it’s tough for me to believe, these were actually taken in the same place as this icy pic from a couple months ago: West Fork Trail in Sedona. This magical little spot is only about half an hour from me, and I can’t believe it took me two years to check out this spot. I’ve always been scared off because everyone says the crowds are so bad. Of course, it helps if you go in the dead of winter or at 5 o’ clock on a random weekday. :)
Before the summer starts in earnest, I want to take some time to create a checklist planning out some of the places I want to check out while the weather’s nice. There are so many places I want to see that some measure of planning is a total necessity. On the other hand, planning ahead can be important to make cool adventures happen no matter where you are, since it’s so easy to get carried away in daily life and fail to make time for the extraordinary. But, that’s a whole other topic. :)
Anyway, let’s get back to business! Outfit details…
I tried out my first pair of urdhva leggings when they first came out last season in toucan blue. I really love Sweaty Betty’s yoga fabric, so I couldn’t say no to another pair. The fabric is so soft and luscious, and never sheer at all. And even though there’s quite a bit of mesh on these pants, that’s comfortable too, not scratchy at all.
That said, I initially felt like the palm coast print would be a bit of a gamble. It’s totally different from anything I own. To my surprise, I actually ended up liking this palm print even better than my toucan blue pair, which is honestly the opposite of what I expected. Something about the print with the mesh accents just works in a way that surprised me. There’s always a few items each season that end being an unexpected win, and this is one of them. Not to mention, they’re also reversible to plain black, so I’ve still got the option for something a little more neutral.
(By the way, there are still a few sizes of the toucan blue urdhvas floating around if that’s more your speed.)
The fit of the palm coast urdhvas is consistent with my first pair. Mine are an XXS, and I think they fit true to size. If in doubt, I’d suggest taking a smaller size, though keep in mind the waist is cut fairly slim and may be too tight if you have a thicker waist. The rise is high and covers my belly button. My pair is SB’s short (petite) length, which is awesome since it means the mesh inserts land at the right spot on me, and I don’t have to deal with crazy amounts of ankle bunching. I’m 5’3″, but even if my legs were an inch or so longer, the short length would probably still work.
To complement the leggings, I’m also wearing the yantra tank from Sweaty Betty. It’s a lightweight, semi-sheer linen blend tunic with a matching palm print effect on the back. One cool thing is that the print is actually on the inside, which gives it a faded, burnout effect. So, you can get matchy with the leggings without going for a full-on, head-to-toe print.
Mine is an XS, and it’s a relaxed fit. Definitely size down if you want something a little bit more fitted. The length is also very long, basically a tunic length on me. The longer length means it could potentially double as a beach cover-up for my height. On the other hand, if you’re a tall girl, you’ll get plenty of coverage.
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