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Shopping for Winter

I’ve been spring cleaning my wardrobe in preparation for cold days ahead and had fun trying on my winter wear.

Plus, the students had a good time learning up all the English vocabulary on winter clothing:
– woolen cap
– mittens
– ear muffs
– scarf
– winter coat
– windbreaker (for autumn)
– ski pants
– boots, especially Ugg boots LOL

For starters, I am glad that I can still fit into my trench coat, which is useful for formal occasions:

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Most of the time, I’ll be wearing this type of Mountain Warehouse 3 seasons-in-1 Resistant and Adjustable Jacket (with packable hood):

Thank God the corduroys fit too. Need some leg warmers or I’ll just wear my ski pants.

Boots are also looking and feeling good with no moss or mould but I’m still trying to pair up my leg warmers and socks.

I also managed to track down a pair of leather gloves, which keep your fingers warm and toasty in the freezing cold winter air.

I’ve also found a few favourite scarves but I think I’ll just need one.

I think I’m all set for the chilly air:

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I really mean to do some running this year and I’ve got my gym bag all ready with my running shoes and gear but I still needed a sports bra.

The only sports bra I’ve tried is the Nike Women’s Dri-Fit High Shape Sports Bra (L) in XL.

nike-black-shape-sports-bra

It’s a compression-type sports bra, which meant that your boobs are flattened to reduce movement. The Nike sports bra felt very comfortable although I found the band a bit loose. I may return to try on the L size.

In the end, the only sports bra available in Malaysia was Moving Comfort Women’s Juno Bra, Black, 36DD (US$60), which I bought online.

moving-comfort-juno-sports-bra

How’s Moving Comfort Juno?
My favourite features are:
a) the design and the fit
b) the adjustable straps
c) the rib band, which fits me well without chafing or suffocating me.

However, the moulded cups aren’t that great that I end up with the “uni-boob” situation, which can be quite unflattering and uncomfortable 😛

Other brands like Anita Maximum/Extreme Control, Freya Active and Wacoal had high votes on Amazon:

Reading up on a few running sites, I discover that I should look out for brands like Moving Comfort (Maia) and Enell:

Here are the running/fitness and shopping sites I checked out for tips on sports bras:
Runners’ World
DailyHiit
Ruun
Women’s Health

Looking out for more sports bras!

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