December 31, 2016

All I want this winter is Sweetlegs



Well the holiday season has come and gone once again and during this most wonderful time of the year I felt the need to host a get together with family and friends to celebrate with some laughs, food and holiday cheer (in this case that was red wine sangria). I had come across a company this past summer that sells only one item of clothing, one that is near and dear to my heart; leggings. Sweetlegs is a Canadian company that sells leggings for women and girls in both solid colors and patterns through either their website Sweetlegs.ca, through one of their private distributors (kind of like Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware) and they also have a retail location in British Columbia.

My first introduction to this brand,  as I said,  was in the summer while at a princess party with my daughter, I liked the patterns and they had kid sizes (kids sizes: 2-4, 6-8, 10-12) so I paid the $20 plus tax (albeit a bit steep for children's leggings but I wanted to try them out) and took them home with me. The first thing I noticed was how soft and silky the fabric was, it had stretch to it but it held its shape and didn't get baggy around the knees or bum. The waist was elastic enough to fit my daughter's tiny, hard to fit waist (even with leggings, some brands weren't tight enough to fit her nicely). My only complaint would be that they didn't fit her snugly in the legs, she has thin legs (she got it from her mama) and so they aren't as tight on her as they would be on other body types but this isn't a huge problem and she seems to love them.




Fast forward to October, I came across a post on one of the Facebook groups, a distributor of Sweetlegs was selling her stock (I guess she had stopped selling). She was selling the one size leggings (fits women sizes 8-14) for $15 a pair (normally they cost $25 plus tax plus shipping if ordered online) so I jetted on over to her house and picked up two pairs. I was disappointed however because I mistakenly thought that the one size would fit me (I'm probably a 0-2 waist) they did fit ok in the waist but the legs were a bit baggy (kind of the same problem my daughter has!). This left me pretty heartbroken (first world problem, I know) because they were so cozy and soft, and I could've kept them but the fit would drive me nuts so I ended up selling them to a friend who absolutely loved them.

A month went by and I couldn't stop thinking that I would like a pair of Sweetlegs to call my very own so I started looking for a local distributor who could help me host a party for some of my family and friends who were also in love with them and wanted some new pairs. The party night finally arrived and the distributor Jenn showed up with bins and bins full of beautiful leggings, which she set up in my dining room on clothing racks and we had ourselves a little pop-up sale. As the host, she offered me the option to run a sale for my guests (the more you buy the more you save; buy two pairs 5%, 3 pairs 10% off etc.) this would make my host benefits amount lower but I was thankful to my guests for coming to enjoy the night of buying and giving them a deal was a given. The selection of sizes and patterns was pretty amazing for a pop-up sale during the Christmas season, she had kids sizes 2-4, 6-8, 8-10 and women's sizes petite (this fits waist size 0-6), one size (waist size 8-14) and plus (fits waist size 14-22). There were some holiday patterns that I was absolutely in love with; Winterberry, Golden Oldies, Falalala and Alpine. It took me a long time to decide between all the patterns but I ended up getting quite a few pairs.... Winterberry, Alpine (shown), Yarnival, Electro Pop and Black Liquorice.


So far I have worn nothing except my Sweetlegs, I wear them for work, I wear them to the grocery store, I even wore them for a wintery run the other evening and I am pretty impressed. There is no camel toe, no baggy knees or saggy butt, they are warm enough to run in, the tag and flat seams are not itchy and I was even able to wear them to bed (I am usually only able to sleep in shorts as my legs get itchy, hot and uncomfortable). This was a worthwhile purchase for sure (I did get three pairs for free as a host benefit, I also bought three additional pairs, two for me and one for Audrey) but only time will tell how they hold up compared to other brands of leggings but if I follow the washing instructions properly they should (if not they do offer a warranty for exchange (I wasn't able to find a specific time period for this on their website though).

I hope that this product intro/review was interesting and helpful! This is not a sponsored post, I purchased the product and tried for my own curiosity, although I did contact the company to see if they had a discount code that I could offer to my readers but alas I did not receive a reply. Let me know if you have a fav brand of leggings, or if you end up trying out Sweetlegs let me know what you think!
Erin
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