A passion for food + fashion

Skirting the Issue

In Fashion on July 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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My sister-in-law Kate is the queen of looking good in workout gear. While we were all together in Vermont last month, she broke out a series of great-looking running skirts. (It doesn’t hurt that she is in perfect shape.) My favorite of her skirts was from Lululemon, a company that manufactures athletic gear with a near-cult following. Taking a page out of Kate’s book—the chapter where I crib her workout wardrobe, not her 8.5-minute miles—I recently purchased from the Beverly Hills boutique the above Run Speed Skirt*R, which features sassy box pleats across the rear and a super comfy built-in hot pants liner with glittery silicon bands in the legs to keep the liner from riding up. (Btw, Lululemon website is sold out of the black/pink floral, as they were in the Portland, Oregon, boutique but they still have a few in Beverly Hills.)

I wore this skirt for an inaugural run last week in the Dundee Hills and although I was ready to drop dead from the near 100-degree temps, this running skirt gave me the edge to keep going—uphill. I mean, yes, it looks great on (very flattering) but it is also very functional and comfortable. Get one. It’s worth the, gulp, $52.

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