Life in a Leo Episode 34: Sorry I don't have much for you today

September 21, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 34: Sorry I don't have much for you today

I started a new job and am finding it difficult to create new episodes. I'm so sorry!! But, I'm still here and I'm going to try and get new episodes out. What do you want to hear? Email me -rebecca@leotard.com and let me know. 
Have you started competing this season? Let us know how it's going. What level are you doing? Are you competing in excel? Are you heading to World Championships? Now that's exciting!! We can't wait to see who makes the team. 
Finally, we are running a contest to promote Miss Val's new book - Life is Short, Don't Wait to Dance. Create a video dancing, whatever you want, and email us or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #dontwaittodance and tag @MissVal @UCLAGymnastics and @Rebeccasmomleo We can't wait to see what you create! Five winners will be selected and will receive an autographed copy of Miss Val's book and a Rebecca's Mom grip bag!
That's it for this week. Hope you all have great meets and don't forget to point your toes!

Rebecca's Dad at Region 1 Congress

Rebecca's Mom Leotards - Rebecca's Dad

At my new job - Michel et Augustin

They make great cookies, you should check them out 

New job - Michel et Augustin

Miss Val's new book - Life is Short, Don't Wait to Dance

Life is Short Don't Wait to Dance

@Raeganrutty at Pan Am Games representing the Cayman Islands with Team USA

Raegan Rutty at Pan Am Games with the team USA





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Size Chart

SIZING

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

GIRTH

5-6

22" - 25"

19" - 21"

21" - 24"

37" - 41"

6X-7

24" - 27"

20" - 22"

22" - 25"

41" - 44"

8-10

25" - 28"

22" - 23"

23" - 26"

44" - 47"

10-12

26" - 29"

22" - 24"

24" - 27"

47" - 50"

12-14

28" - 30"

23" - 25"

26" - 29"

49" - 52"

PETITE

30" - 33"

23" - 26"

27" - 31"

51" - 54"

SMALL

32" - 35"

24" - 27"

28" - 32"

53" - 56"

MEDIUM

34" - 37"

26" - 28"

30" - 35"

55" - 58"

LARGE

36" - 39"

27" - 30"

32" - 36"

57" - 60"

  Note: If your measurements are at the top of a size category and you prefer a loose fit or growing room, we recommend ordering the next size.

Girth measurement  is taken from the middle of the shoulder, down the back, through the crotch, and back up the front to the starting point on the shoulder