I’ve been incredibly busy at work this year, and have had neither time, energy, or honestly, any willpower to summon the ability to write for leisure, much less share some of the wonderful finds I’ve discovered!
(Ok, some of that is also Pokemon Go’s release. I have apparently lost weight from all the hunting I’ve been doing!) That said, something changed. I got more time, sure. That was one very very important factor. (The other being that at level 28, and without all the pokemon I want appearing, I’m playing PoGo alot less! :P)
Time aside, I got inspired to put in that effort to write again.
Let me elucidate. Dressage, performed beautifully, exemplifies harmony, power, elegance, and is pure joy to watch. It is always described as ballet on horseback, because it is a dance, of trust, and a demonstration of the close partnership between a rider and her/his horse. Above all, it takes no prisoners. You have to put in that effort to cultivate a sense of humour, patience, and invest time into this. Hours upon hours of perfect practice to deliver an effortless less-than-ten-minutes performance.
So when I saw Cloud and Victory‘s shirt, I just had to have it. Had to.
It captured everything about the riding journey. The effort that went in to make one of the higher-level movements appear effortless and light. The sparkle that glimmers when ridden correctly. The gold of the medal they award you 😛
Ok, but seriously. Even though it is a company dedicated to crafting fun expressions of ballet apparel, I thought it really suited the equestrian sport, and was too pretty to pass up. It has gold sparkly, and a trail of stars. How could I resist? Add to that how it is printed over a very easy-to-wear shade of plum (fuschia-friends of purple)! I was sold. I ordered as fast as I could (but not fast enough to grab the navy in my size!) I absolutely could not wait till I could get my hands on the shirt! So when I did, I’m afraid I just ripped into it…
Did I already mention that they try to preserve the only environment humans can live on, by reducing the materials and plastics normally used in productions of other clothing?
Our Pirouettes tees are crafted from a eco-friendly blend of comfy recycled organic cotton with a touch of recycled polyester, using environmentally-friendly production methods that utilise solar and wind power for a 90% carbon-reduced footprint. They’re a touch thicker than our fine cotton tees but still retain their breathability thanks to the organic cotton, making them the perfect warm-up tee.
Yup, they do.
And it’s so soft and breatheable; fitting without being clingy. Elegant, functional, and sustainable for the environment. So much to love about this.
I’ve already worn it to ride this week, and cannot wait to ride in it again, to get better photos 🙂 Look for photos on my insta soon (like today). I would normally wait to include pictures of me wearing the gorgeous apparel I feature here, but I really could not wait this time.
If you’re wondering about sizing, I’m a size M normally, except for Kastel Denmark shirts, where I size up as advised by them, since I prefer not to have my shirts cling. Also, if you are a size S, I highly recommend the pretty navy blue one, which looks *so* pretty. Cloud and Victory sold out of the navy in my size within the day it launched. How dare they, right? But when you have pretty clothes, they will sell fast within the season. That was my lesson. I’m stalking their website next time they even suggest they might have a release soon.
Go check out Cloud and Victory, read about the amazing company, and what they do to fulfil their duty of ethics and social responsibility. I mean it. Go.
Disclaimer: As always, this featured shirt was not sent to me for review; I paid for it with money earned from my blood, sweat, and unicorn-magic.