Her Universe x Kohl’s Marvel Inspired Activewear – Review (Testing, Details, Sizing, and More

So incase you missed the big announcement from a few months back (may have been shorter, actually), Her Universe has teamed up with Marvel and Kohl’s to bring a unique, one-of-a-kind line of activewear to stores nationwide. (All of which you can pick up online as well!) Yeah, you heard that right. A Her Universe activewear line that’s Marvel inspired and available for purchase nearby. Totally amazing, right?! I jumped at this news the second I saw the sneak preview of one of the Black Widow pieces in an Entertainment Weekly post, so I’ve been slowly but surely keeping my eye out as to when it’d actually hit stores. Turns out it wouldn’t be too much of a wait and just last week I saw my friends posting pics from Kohl’s showing off the new line. So me being me, I sprinted down my nearest Kohl’s and checked out the line myself… and bought almost everything. (You guys know I have a Her Universe problem.)

I bought all the leggings, minus the Iron Man ones only because they’re not in stores quite yet, and tanktops, minus the racerback ones just cause that style isn’t quite my jam. So I have quite the assortment of HU activewear to wear running/walking now and I couldn’t be happier! I wanted to make this post for everyone whose interested in the new line and wondering exactly what it entails, how it fits, feels, looks, etc, So I put together my own review, if you will. I split this into sections which split into all of the following: pics of all the pieces with info and closeups, fabric/design details, sizing (extremely helpful if you’re looking into buying your own line), a test run, how they look on an IRL person (aka me), and different ways you can style them. I hope you all enjoy this! Let me know if you have any questions about the pieces below or on Twitter and I’ll try my best to answer it. Now let’s make like Cap’s shield and roll…


 

The pieces and their fabric closeups! 


Testing!

So with any activewear, you have to test it out! I’ve had many different work out shirts, only to get uncomfortable in them, etc, so I wanted to give the Her Universe line a run through. I love walking/running and have been training for the Star Wars 5k in WDW next month, so I’ve been “training” here and there. So the other day I planned to go for a jog around the neighborhood but this weather is ridiculous and decided to be freezing. So I opted for an elliptical. Luckily we have one in our house, so I went for a walk that turned into a run for about 20+ minutes. (Got sidetracked by other things. Hence why I always opt for outdoors.) And my after workout thoughts; SUPER COMFORTABLE. I really, really enjoy the material used, specifically in the pants. They’re light weight, super soft, and hug on to your legs without being super tight. I also really enjoyed the tank tops, especially the Black Widow and Cap one where the symbols are clear. It helps you cool down way more and become less sweaty as you work out which is a plus. It’s really, really nice.

My rating: ✮ 5/5 ✮


How the clothes fit aka photos of me wearing them. Cause why not?!


Pricing!

If you’re planning on buying some Her Universe workout clothes, I thought letting you know prices would be a good thing, especially for those of us who need to budget. Below I’ve listed the original price and sale prices for all the pieces.

  • Activewear pants: $36 but are typically always on sale for $24. 
  • Activewear tank tops: $24 but are typically always on sale for $15.99.
  • Activewear sports bras: $30 but are typically always on sale for $20.99.
  • Activewear shorts: $24 but are typically always on sale for $15.99.

Please note: the plus sizes are a $4 difference.


Sizing for Men and Women!

All the sizing is listed in junior’s so I would highly recommend checking them out in person to see what fits you best. I usually wear a large shirt in men’s and found the XL/XXL tank tops fit perfectly. As far as pants, I’m usually a large as well and found the XL fit perfectly, with a little bit of room so they aren’t skin tight. As far as women’s sizing goes, it’s definitely true to size, so I would definitely order what you would normally wear in junior’s sizes.

Now here’s the tricky part. For some reason, Kohl’s doesn’t believe in stocking plus sizes in store. So if you go in store hoping to see which size is right for you and see nothing, that is why. BUT Her Universe did make plus sizes. Her Universe is really good at offering all sizes for all types of bodies. Since Kohl’s doesn’t carry them in store, you will have to order online. I know this can be frustrating, but I would suggest finding the pieces you’d like, ordering 2-3 sizes in each, trying them on, and returning the others. I know, frustrating, but this will definitely be better than simply guessing and hoping for the right size. If I come across any friends who’ve bought the plus sizes and have a better understanding of how they fit, I’ll make sure to let you know!


Final thoughts!

I love this line. I love it so damn much. From the simple designs to the brighter ones, I can’t get enough. There’s literally something for everyone, men or women. The leggings fit like any other leggings would except they’re amazingly comfortable and feature our favorite Marvel characters. The tank tops fit like any other tank top except that they’re soft, cool you down fast, and feature some amazing designs. I can’t wait to grab the few remaining pieces I need from the collection aka the Iron Man designs. Her Universe knocked it out of the park with this collection and I can’t wait to see more! Hopefully this unlocks the door for Star Wars workout gear? One can dream!

Let me know your thoughts on the collection below!

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Star Wars Rebels: “Twilight of the Apprentice” – A Reaction in Gifs

So the Star Wars Rebels season 2 (“Twilight of the Apprentice”) finale just aired on the East Coast on DisneyXD and I’m honestly a mess right now. I do plan on writing up the episode and my feelings about certain things, but that’ll be a few weeks, so until I do write an extensive, way too thought driven post about how beautiful and wonderful Twilight of the Apprentice was, I thought I’d share my thoughts… in gif form. From start to finish, I was a mess who eventually cried and felt pain like no other. So yeah, here’s my reaction in gifs. Throw me in the dumpster when you’re done reading this.

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What did you think of the Rebels season 2 finale?! Let me know (spoiler-free) in the comments below!

 

Smuggler’s Bounty – March’s CANTINA Themed Unboxing

I just received my Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box for the month of March! It was Cantina themed and I was so, so excited to open it. Like usual, I did an unboxing video for you guys that’s attached below, as well as post a lot of close up pics of the box itself! Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to get your own Smuggler’s Bounty box right here.

 

Did you grab March’s Smuggler’s Bounty box?!

Loot Anime – February/Haunted Unboxing

I received my first ever Loot Anime the other day! I used to be a Loot Crate subscribed, but stopped my subscription during Star Wars Celebration times cause, you know, priorities. Since than I’ve been a Smuggler’s Bounty subscriber, but I bought the February box on a whim cause the innards of January’s box looked amazing. And I wasn’t let down at all with Feb’s box! Everything inside was quite awesome and I even filmed an unboxing video! I also took loads of pics, so check those out below as well.

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Funko Fridays: How I Display My Pops!

I’ve been wanting to participate in Funko Fridays, a blog link up of sorts that involves our loves of Funko, ever since my friend Barb started doing them on her blog! Funkos + blogging = my main two hobbies in life, so match made in heaven! I love Funko. I love everything they make, especially their Funko Pops! I have so many that I lost count. Seriously. I quite counting after 59 I think and have added so many more since then. I mean last week within the span of two days, I somehow managed to grab 9 Funko Pops. 9. I can’t even fathom that. So here we are. I’m gonna start sharing Funko posts every Friday! Well, try to. This week’s theme is all about how we display our Pops! (If you want to see the themes, click here!)

Now I don’t take my Pops out of their box. I love the boxes and keep each one! I only have 3 Pops without boxes cause they were given to me like that. Which is totally okay cause I actually do like have some Funkos out and about just cause they’re that cool. So my display system is a bit weird and messy. I keep my Funko’s on top, besides, and in my bookshelf. It’s not organized by any means but when you’ve bought as many Funkos as I have and only have so much space, you do what you gotta do. Take a look below!

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How do you display your Funko Pops?

I’m Going Back to Wizard World Philly!

IT’S TRUE! I will be attending Wizard World Philadelphia yet again this June for a weekend extravaganza with friends and the Marvel cast! (Yes, you read that correctly!) Last week, Tuesday to be exact, Wizard World announced that Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, and TOM HIDDLESTON would be coming to Philly. I read this email (That Barb sent me, so thank you, Barb!) with so much excitement as we hurried to get my wisdom teeth pulled out and within 5 minutes me and my mom had bought a Tom Hiddleston VIP package. And Deidre has bought one as well. And Barb bought the WS one. We’re Marvel trash to the extreme you guys. By the end of the day we’d already have gotten our hotel and everything and had roped in our other friends (Brit and Katy!) to go as well! (Keyword: Extreme)

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So this is now a thing that is happening in June. And not only did we buy the Tom Hiddleston VIP, we also got a Chris Hemsworth photo op and Evans/Atwell photo op. And we’re only like 60% done with purchasing photo ops. I still need to grab Sebastian Stan (WHO I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE AGAIN!!!!!!), Frank Grillo, David Duchovny, and possibly Dominic Cooper? I honestly don’t know how I’ll be able to fit all these in in a 2-day time span but we’ll see. I’ve accomplished more in less time, so I’m determined. Oh, and Sebs autograph cause duh. I’m so, so excited to head back to Philly to see everyone! It’s been so long since I’ve gotten to hang with my friends and we’re so serious about this and I just- I digress. I had to give up one con for this though; C2E2. But it’s no biggie cause this will be a million times better and I’m actually getting to meet people I’ve only ever dreamed of. It’s so funny too cause my Wizard World New Orleans trip fell through this past January (to meet Chris Evans) and now this popped up and I’m so shocked/amazed. I literally can’t even, you guys. This doesn’t feel real. AHHHH. Anyways, please expect loads of photos/updates when the time comes. Cause it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

BARB WROTE A POST ABOUT PHILLY YOU SHOULD READ!

DEIDRE WROTE A POST ABOUT PHILLY YOU SHOULD READ!

I Love Video Games But Not In That Way…

It’s been a little bit since I’ve last checked in, hasn’t it? I’ve been making content and stuff still, just not necessarily on here. And by content, I do mean content…and also playing video games and watching too much anime. But back to video games. I started a new series on my YouTube channel that is all about gaming news and I’ve even been posting a few LP’s. So exciting!! I’ve been wanting to do this kind of content for quite sometime, I’ve just been too lazy and my resources (software wise) has been limited. But I’ve finally figured out this whole thing and I’m jumping in headfirst. Anyways, from now on, I’ll be dedicating one post to each video, but until my next video is live, I figured I’d do a round up for you guys. Check out all my gaming content below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Tea + Gaming #1 and #2:

OXENFREE review:

Heroes of the Storm #1


Heroes of the Storm #2

Neopets #1 (I KNOW, I KNOW.)

Let’s talk video games in the comments or on Twitter!