Thursday, August 16, 2012

InkNBurn Review

As you may remember from the Beach to Beacon 10K I just did, I had on a super rockin' running skirt that I purchased from InkNBurn.  I had been wanting this skirt for some time and the Beach to Beacon was a perfect excuse for me to purchase it. 

InkNBurn specializes in workout clothes that are different from your average workout clothes.  They are designed to stand out in a crowd, and really show off your personality.  This is exactly what I was looking for.   I am 40+ years old though, so I don't want to look like I'm trying to look 20.  Enter peacock skirt:

Just enough pop to be noticed but not so loud and crazy that people stare at you.

I bought this skirt online and it arrived in my mailbox in 2 days!  Now that is some fast turnaround!  I am 5' 6" and range from 138-142.  I went with size 6 and it was just right.  Initially, I thought it might be a tad too small, but since it had the skirt, it wasn't pulling in a weird way and when I ran it didn't move at all.  So size 6 ended up being perfect. 

Here are a couple of pics my daughter took:

There are two little pockets that are in the front of the skirt.  I didn't carry anything in them when I ran, but it seemed like it would be perfect for a gel.  They weren't big enough for a phone and I don't think a key would have stayed in place. 

I loved the shorties on the run!  They were so comfortable and didn't ride up at all.  Not once.  No riding up or falling down.  It is really so important on longer runs to have clothes to run in that you don't even know you are wearing.  There is nothing worse than thinking about falling-down-shorts or riding-up-panties while you are trying to keep a pace. 

I did get 4 different people commenting on my skirt as I ran!  Not that I'm looking for that attention, but it was nice to be complimented on my race outfit. 
Here I am at the start!  I look fast don't I?

The material was a little different than other running skirts I have, but I really liked it.  The texture was less silky, but I think that was why nothing rode up or down while I ran.  I didn't have any chaffing issues and it wicked the sweat away from my skin so I was quite comfortable. 

In summary,  I LOVED this skirt!  I would totally buy another one, and right now I am looking at the britney skirt.  Wow!  So cute!  I may also want to purchase the peacock tank, maybe not to wear with the skirt, but with black shorts.  The price is a bit high at $74.95, but the quality is there and certainly the style is nothing like what you will find elsewhere.  I probably won't buy 5 skirts at once, but one every 6 months might be in the budget.... 

If running shorts are your thing, there are plenty of those to choose from.  There are tanks, camisoles, tech-shirts, arm warmers and sports bras.  There are also styles for men and kids!  Take some time to visit this great company's site and tell them I sent you.  You will not be disappointed with your purchase, and you won't look like anyone else racing! 


Running With The Girls said...

You are right - your skirt rocks! I loved it!!! I'm not sure I'll be spending that kind of money on a skirt right now - but I think I'll have to save up for one!!!

Katie said...

LOVE that skirt!!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I love their stuff but haven't been able to pony up the money for it. Sigh, and I thought lululemon was pricey!

Sasha Johnson said...

Fyi, I loved their shorts too! Sounds like we had the same experience... no riding up, stayed dry, no chaffing, and several compliments. Pricey? Yes... but worth every penny!! I'm glad a made the investment. You look great in the peacock!!

Unknown said...

I've looking at their running shorts. I'm glad you gave such a great report on the skirt. Makes me want the shorts more, now.

Gianna Blake said...

This is looking absolutely amazing. I liked the patterns a lot. I too would be buying the carbon 38 workout clothes soon. They also have amazing collection of plain as well as patterned clothing that comes in various colors.