Bench Canada

Hello Loves!

My love for the Bench brand all started when Bench opened their first store in Leeds City Center (my hometown), I must have been about 12 at the time. My best friend Laura and I jumped on the bus and headed into Town to check it out, after first sight we quickly became obsessed.

I did everything I could to make money… washed my parents car, babysat my annoying younger brothers, and even cleaned the toilets!! All to go back to Bench to buy something, anything! After about a couple weeks worth of ‘hard labour’ with money in hand I proudly trotted back down to the Bench store, determined to find the ‘it’ jacket.

I actually still have the ‘it’ jacket hanging in my closet. My first Bench item was a knee length zip up ‘dirty’ green jacket with Bench written on the back collar… I loved it! I still love it! It’s a piece of clothing that’s so silly to say but holds so many memories, I will NEVER get rid of it.

So when my new years resolution was to get my BOOTAY in shape, the first thing I had to do was go shopping for some cute gym outfits, you know for motivation! Bench was on the top of my list, so I raced  to Bench Vaughan Mills location. I immediately found the most perfect workout outfit (that I have worn to the mall, grocery store, work… oh yeah and the gym lol), that’s especially perfect for these winter months as it is quite surprisingly warm!

#lovemyhood

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Sweater: Bench Pants: Bench Shoes: Nike Bottle: Bench

Do you have piece of clothing that you could never part with?

Photography by the talented: Veronika Kovecses

xoxo Fil

100 Comments

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much Kait, it truly is! xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Aw thanks so much Jeanne xxx

  1. January 25, 2016 / 1:58 am

    i love workout clothes. gives me more motivation to get fit and i think my fave pieces in terms of workout gear are bralettes and a very good pair of high waisted leggings. they’re the best.

    http://www.fionnac.com

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Yes it’s so true, it gets me in the mood to work out… which is a miracle worker! You can’t go wrong with a good bralette and leggings very true xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Hahaha thanks Laura, it is very cold however I was surprisingly warm in this outfit. xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks so much Prudence xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks Kelsey xxx

  2. January 25, 2016 / 4:52 am

    Gorgeous look, love the speckled heather grey aesthetic.
    Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful 🙂
    Much Love Karen
    (STYLESMORGASBORD) [BLOGLOVIN])

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Karen, I will most certainly get a lot of use out of this outfit. Hope you have been having a lovely week xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks Violette! Yes you must check them out they are the best and so durable. Hope you have had an amazing week xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Yes they really are! Thank you so much xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Haha it’s actually a good idea… you don’t get hot and sweaty lol xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much Katherine xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks Federica xxx

  3. January 25, 2016 / 7:50 am

    I absolutely love this outfit Filipa! I have the same Bench leggings, and they somehow actually motivate me workout lol!

    Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      Aw thank you Joëlle … great minds think alike!! xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Hahaha why thank you Len, that’s very nice coming for the top model herself!! Happy hump day xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much! I truly love them xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Haha it happens, they are just too sentimental to throw. Me I think I am becoming a horder! xxx

  4. January 25, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Love this workout gear! It always helps to get me motivated if my workout outfit is stylish! Beautiful snow and photos! Thanks for sharing! xo

    Marah | http://www.marahcar.com

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much Marah, it’s very true a great outfit can change alter your attitude. xxx

  5. Amy Ann
    January 25, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Looks like great workout pieces! I loving having some new things for motivation.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Yes! Thanks so much Amy xxx

  6. January 25, 2016 / 9:39 am

    These workout clothes are so chic and you look amazing in them! Are you enjoying the snow up there? We just got almost 2 feet here!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Aw thank you so much Mary I feel amazing in them. Am I enjoying the snow?… NOPE lol haha can’t wait for summer.

      Stay warm!! xxx

  7. January 25, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I’ve never tried any of their products as I’m in Portugal and hadn’t even heard of them, but I’m in love with that jumper (And the leggings too. Basically just everything).

    I have alot of things I can’t part with, but mostly some gym shorts I bought at OYSHO. They’re so comfortable to wear when you’re working out, and they have seceral layers that protect you as well. I know I won’t be throwing them out anytime soon.

    Looking beautiful!

    Ella x

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Oh wow they are great Ella, you should bring it to Portugal and start a new trend!! It’s nice that you have pieces of clothing that mean so much to you that you can’t part with them.

      Have fun in the sun!! So jealous lol xxx

  8. January 25, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I really like this casual look perfectly in tune with the stunning back ground
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    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so very much, I will most certainly take a look at your blog! xxx

  9. Tash
    January 25, 2016 / 11:01 am

    You look amazing! I love those pants!
    ARedLip&Love

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much Tash xxx

  10. January 25, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Awesome photos! Looks like an ad for Nike or something. Definitely makes me want to go workout now or something! haha

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Hahah thanks so much Keri! Glad I helped with the motivation xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Aw thank you so much… it was really cold but I am happy with the outcome xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you so much xxx

  11. nisha
    January 25, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    That bench jacket – i remember it so clearly!

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Teehee yes! so many memories xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much Anna xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much Maggie xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Shell… it’s so true! xxx

  12. January 25, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I didn’t know that Bench made such great workout clothes! Love your outfit.

    Luxessed

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks so much Anouk… you have to go check them out! xxx

  13. Konstantina Antoniadou
    January 25, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    that workout outfit is something to die for. You couldn’t look more perfect!
    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks so very much xxx

    • January 25, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Super inlove with Bench! They’re actually originated from the Philippines!

      You look fab Filipa! As always!

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      Oh really I had no idea… that’s so cool xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Oh really you don’t have it in the US?! We have it in Canada…. I am sure you can order online xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Hahaha I don’t look like this when I work out, trust me haha it’s all editing. But thank you xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Good eye! Thanks so much Christina xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:24 pm

      They really do. Thanks so much Ela xxx

  14. January 25, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    That’s awesome that you still have the jacket! I have pieces from when I was younger, too, they definitely hold a sentimental value 🙂 As for this outfit, girl, you are rockin’ it! I love the entire look and would certainly wear this to the gym and beyond! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much Jalisa. I have most certainly been wearing this outfit outside of the gym, it’s so comfortable I am practically living in it! Hope you are having a fantastic week my beauty xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much Ramona xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks Girl!!! xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks Shauna, they really are perfect pants xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      oh well thank you xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much, it really is a lovely peaceful place xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks Chelsea, that’s very true I might need to make a new closet just for workout gear that I don’t work out in haha xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much Ellese xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks you Paula xxx

  15. January 27, 2016 / 1:08 am

    I have not heard of this brand in so long. I used to have a pair of denim pants from Bench. back in the day 🙂
    I loved them <3
    Their workout clothes looks great

    xo
    https://stylehue.wordpress.com/

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      It seems like the have reinvented themselves into more of a sportswear brand and I’m not complaining its fabulous xxx

  16. Alice
    January 27, 2016 / 5:11 am

    What a gorgeous look! I just love chic workout clothes!
    Fashion Soup

    • filipajackson
      January 27, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Aw thank you Alice xxx

  17. January 28, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Lovely outfit, I’m in love with workout clothes x
    gingerebelq.blogspot.com

  18. paul
    February 21, 2016 / 9:13 am

    wow, beautiful would love to try the bench

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