New Cute ‘n Affordable Activewear!

Hey POPsters! It’s 4:55am and I am still awake. I’m in one of those can’t-sleep-til-I-get-this-done modes. It’s a REALLY GOOD/BAD habit I have.

I’ve been sooooooo excited to get these new activewear pieces up for you as well as new TRAIN INSANE OR REMAIN THE SAME colors – there’s like 10 different new shades! Go check them all out here! I am especially loving the new navy blue color. These tops are so cool when paired with a colorful sports bra!

Oh and get this…you’re gonna get SUCH a kick out of what color I called the red top…click here to laugh.

Okay, now let’s talk about the new stuff and some of my fave pieces from the POOF! Performance collection. It was so much fun being an activewear buyer for the day when I was selecting these pieces. It was kind of an emotional experience actually.

Some of you may already know this, the new POPsters maybe not, but I once was working for a big fashion retail company right out of college and was on my journey towards becoming a fashion buyer <– I thought it was every girl’s dream (especially coming from a Biology background, I thought I had really made it, you know pushed boundaries and Asian career stereotypes)…to spends thousands and thousands of dollars on someone else’s dime making fashion forward decisions for department stores seasons in advance. But the environment did not allow me to thrive. I felt cooped in, watched, and afraid constantly. So after about 9 months, without a job or any concrete plan in place, I quit.

I ended up teaching Pilates about 12 times a week to help pay for my apartment and my bills as I was figuring out my life. I was financially dependent on being a full time instructor. It wasn’t easy. It was extremely tiring, but satisfying. Around the same time, one of my oGorgeous yoga bags somehow made it into SHAPE Magazine so I decided to give my efforts as a designer a true chance. I remember buying a ticket to China on Friday and leaving on Sunday.

And the rest is what we have here today :) A work in progress.

What I am trying to say is that, had I stayed at that company, it would have taken me at least 5 years to become a real fashion buyer. And ONLY if I could get myself promoted. My future was dependent on someone else’s decision and approval. When I visited POOF’s showroom, I saw buyers from my old company sitting in the office next door. You can’t imagine the chills that ran down my spine. It was…cathartic.

So guys, without further adieu, here are some of my fave pieces from the new POOF! Performance collection:

Zipper Back Active Capris,$30. Loving the neon pink and the sleek and streamlined look of the pant!

Best part is…it has a super cool key pocket in the back!!!!! SAY WHAT!!?????

Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Zip Jacket in Charcoal, $36.50. A jacket!!! A jacket!!!! I love love love the ruched detailing. There’s even a funky pocket on the upper arm!!! Also comes in Blue Ink and Black!

Seamless lace cami, $16.50. There’s also a matching booty short and bra top! This set is so comfy. I love wearing it to sleep! But you know what? You could also wear the top outside…does it look familiar?

Hehe, thought you would get a kick out of that :) And now for some animal print…in sports bra form!

Blue Cheetah Padded Bra Top, $15. This is a seamless bra and you have GOT to check out the back. It is fully lace!!!!! So nice, so nice.

There’s tons more on the shopblogilates.com site, but these are my top picks. I hope I did a good job playing buyer! Let’s see how this goes! Until I can actually start designing and manufacturing my own activewear, which yes I hope to do one day (it’s one of my dreams), shopping for you guys is pretty fun :)

Let me know in the comments what you like or don’t like and what you wanna see more of!!!

Much love. OMG it’s 5:45am now. The suns coming out. DARN IT. I have a meeting in 6 hours…k promise I will get myself some rest tomorrow. I was just too excited!!!!!! Forgive me!

<3 Cassey

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  6. Candice says:

    I. AM. BUYING. THOSE. PANTS. End of story :) <3 them

  7. You got me with those pants!!! That’s exactly what I need for the keys at gym….good though..jaja

  8. Wow! These really are cute and affordable! I’ll definitely buy some when I get paid haha

  9. Dayna G says:

    Regarding the bras – are they supportive enough for running? I’m 34C and just want to make sure that they keep the girls in place before I purchase! Thanks!

  10. You are a true inspiration – not only fitness-wise but w/ life in general. I’ve been wanting to be independent like you – to make my own decisions. How did you do it?? Were you scared at first? I look up to you soooo much! Much love and God bless! :) I wish you more success. <3 <3 <3

  11. Hi Cassey

    I’m from Australia so I want to use Paypal but it isn’t working!

    Could you please email me so I can make a purchase

    Thank you
    Clare :)

  12. So getting a train insane shirt! Are you getting any more of the gym bags in? Aside from that metallic one that’s there?

  13. Hi Cassey Im just wondering if the bra tops on the o gorgeous website support aswell or are they just padded? I love doing your Pilates videos because I can do them without wearing a bra :P and if they aren’t supported can you recommend me a website where I can buy good + pretty sports bras please!! wish you the best!

  14. I want too much of it! I just ordered the black pants and purple booty shorts having already got a train insane, but I want more! Why Cassey? Why?!?! It’s all too good!

  15. Cassie! I’m loving the new collection! awesome apparel!

  16. Marloes says:

    Love love the new stuff! Will they still be available next week? Because then I can buy myself presentsss haha :)

  17. Cassey, what shorts are you wearing in the ruched jacket pic? Will you be selling them as well? I love them!

  18. Liz from Belgium says:

    Lovely!
    You’re a great buyer Cassey :D

  19. Love the cheeta bra!! I think it’s awesome you’re doing what you love right now and that you had the courage to leave that company. And now you’re soo successful doing what you always wanted to do!!

  20. Even I can’t buy the clothing you designed,I still feel you are such a inspiration for me because of your past ! It does feel like a braving adventure ! Love you much ! BTW when will you release the male tank tops ? :P

  21. That jacket is super cute and I agree that xs sizes would be helpful…I’m not an xs atm but I am petite and have been xs in the past so I know finding clothes that aren’t too big can be a painnnnn.

  22. hey casey are you planning on getting xs sizing anytime soon i would love to be able to purchase all your amazing clothes sadly s is a bit too big for me. I would really appreciate it. Im sure there are more of us petite girls out there too would love it as well.
    pending shopping spree on ogorgeous.com oh yes! lol

  23. Jessica A. says:

    I love the striped sports bra and of course train in sane top (got one in white!) I like the 3/4 pants but still too long for me for the summer! Plus I’m 5’2 only so they might fit like regular pants lol!

  24. I just bought those poof pants and the pink insane tank, yaaaay!

  25. i LOVE that 3/4 jacket! Sadly funds are tight. :(

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