As I mentioned earlier this week, I have been doing everything I can to find my run love. (I felt teeny tiny flashes this week!) One of the things that helps make me want to run is to wear cute clothing. I know, totally shallow, but if it works, I’ll take it. So, when Skirt Sports offered to send me a Vixen Capri Skirt to try, I was all over it.
I’ll admit, I’m a Skirt Sports fan. Their Happy Girl Skirt is my go to skirt for races and I can wear it about 8-9 months out of the year in Virginia. I’ve even been known to throw a pair of capris or running tights on with them to wear a skirt in a winter race. In fact, if you saw me at the half marathon this past weekend, I was wearing a Happy Girl Skirt with a pair of capris. But that’s kind of inconvenient (it’s hard to get to the pockets), so I was excited to try the Vixen Capri.
I mean, really, can you beat this cuteness? Cool pattern, cute ruffles, angled cut. I wanted.
Long story short: I loved, I didn’t, then I loved again. Now I want them to make more patterns.
Things I loved:
- I LOVE the Soiree print. (Not available in the Happy Girl skirt.)
- It’s just darn cute. The ruffles make me feel young and flirty.
- The waistband is wide and flat and hold’s my “Jennifer Garner baby bump” securely without causing a muffin top.
- A drawstring in the waistband that allows you to tighten the waist.
- Pockets on each thigh.
- Super lightweight capris – enough to keep you warm, but not feel heavy when you are good and sweaty as you run.
- Did I mention I felt cute in it?
What didn’t wow me:
- The line of the skirt hit me right across the biggest part of my booty.
- No zipper pocket – I kept patting my thigh to check for my key.
- Pocket placement was a little high
- I felt a little exposed because the skirt was so short (never mind that there are capris under the skirt LOL)
When I first put this on, I didn’t really like the way the skirt felt. The seam for the ruffles was across my rear and the capris were so lightweight that I felt like I was hanging out for the world to see. I was like “uh uh, no way.” But then I looked in the mirror and realized it actually looked cute and it completely covered me. It was all in my perception. So, I took them out for a run. And I LOVED them on the run. Light and comfy and just the right amount of coverage.
I might still be that girl, tugging on the skirt because I feel like I need more coverage, but I’ll look darn cute while I’m doing it!
Disclaimer: Skirt Sports gave me the skirt to review. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.)