Graced by Grit: Where comfort-wear and active-wear mix

Despite my amazing collection of accessories and my fabulous closet-full of clothing, this cold winter, I find myself in gym clothes. I’m giving in to the ease of pulling on the Yoga pants and keeping them on after Pilates class. I’m falling for the comfort of a sports bra. I’m all about the running shoes.

Graced by Grit relax and recover top -- a warm top you can from your pilates class to dinner with family

But, herein lies the problem. I still like to look dressed. So I want to be warm, comfortable and look like a million bucks, even in if I’m really in my gym-wear.

How to do it? Surprisingly, it wasn’t that hard. A good mix of accessories and quality active-wear having been making dressing up the yoga pants not just doable but commendable.

this top can go from Pilates class to a basketball game to dinner with the family. LOVE the versatility.

Introducing Graced by Grit

Sure I have a favorite comfort-wear and active-wear line that I can run into in the mall, but I’m so excited to share a new (to me) line of clothing with you. Graced by Grit makes quality active- and comfort-wear — pieces that allow you the comfort of lounge-clothes, clothing you can truly move in, but still look put together enough for going out to dinner. Which I did.

Graced by Grit sent me a sample of their R&R Top, a sweatshirt-weight top. Upon receiving, I was concerned about durability — after all, while lined the same on both the inside and out in a double-faced cotton jersey (so that it’s almost reversible), I couldn’t see how this would be all that different than a normal sweatshirt that shrinks and pulls.

Despite the claim to be pre-shrunk, I was doubtful. How could a cotton-top not shrink? Ladies, I have washed this top at nearly a dozen times in the past 6 weeks (Yes, I’ve worn it more than once a week) and it hasn’t shrunk even a bit. Not only that, but it’s held up shape and color. And no pilling. In fact, I wore it to a family dinner two weeks ago and it not only looked new, but it looked fancily dressed up with a nice necklace and earrings. (Totally showing off this pic of my below, above. But, really, who would know I was, basically, in lounge-wear?!)



But just as easy as wearing to dinner, I’ve thrown it on with jeans for a basketball game, and, this week, wore it to Pilates when I didn’t have time to change before class started. (Never know what will happen when you give your daughter your phone! She grabbed the picture of me sneaking in a page or two during a time-out at my son’s basketball game.)

The top is available in just two sizes, XS-S and M-L. I usually wear an extra small, and this fits like it was made for me. If you float between a small and medium, I’d order on the side of caution with a M-L.

Also available, and making their way to my cart, an R&R Hoodie and R&R Pant. I’m also very curious to explore their land and sea line.

The R&R Top is available at Graced by Grit’s webpage for $68. Join their mailing list for a 15% off coupon code.

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel ( and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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