Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’
July 23, 2014
I have an exciting giveaway for you guys today!
Fabletics is a fitness apparel company that is designed to provide stylish, affordable workout gear to keep you moving. I have been eyeing some of their pieces over the past couple of months and am thrilled to be working with them on this review!
From comfortable and flowy to tight and fitted, they have a variety of looks and materials for all sorts of body and fitness types. I just love the looks of their new bright prints and colors this season!
I have seen some of their cute and unique outfits pop up in magazines and all over social media, so I was interested to find out more about the company and how they work.
Fabletics is co-founded by Kate Hudson who I absolutely adore.
She has a casual, cool style about her that certainly shows through the look of her designs with this line.
You can choose to order pieces straight from their website at the regular retail price or become a VIP Member and receive a full outfit sent to you each month for $49.95. Similar to other styling services, you fill out a style profile to help pick what items would suit you best and always have the option to skip a month when you need to.
Compared to other designer brands that offer similar looks, the prices for the quality of their pieces are very affordable!
I was asked to pick out a handful of them I was drawn to in their latest collection, and instantly fell for this fun high intensity print that also happens to be included in Kate’s Favorite Styles.
I went with a stylish, yet comfortable outfit selection that I could wear to classes at the gym or even on an active day around town. Lately, I have been loving moisture wicking materials that allow me to break a sweat without requiring a shower directly after my workout.
I received a shipment of mix and match pieces that has certainly spiced up my every day gym fashion, and have been wearing them on rotation since I put them on for the first time. Check them out!
My favorite type of legging this year has been the capri length, so when I saw this pair with the unique mesh design, I had to have them.
It may sound silly, but having a handful of vibrant, stand out pieces to my workout wardrobe instantly gets me motivated to get out there and move something. Or… in this case, get my yoga on in the backyard.
Anyi Sports Bra in high intensity print.
I was able to give every piece a good wear before we left for vacation and have been somewhat living in the Lima Capris. I like to call them my “party” pants and have received a ton of compliments while wearing them!
The Norwalk Tank is ideal for studio classes with the built in bra and mesh material. I like the adjustable hem and stretchy feel and flow.
The matching sports bra is also a stand out item to me. I love the back design and feel fully comfortable wearing it on it’s own without additional support. I was worried about the size, and ended up going up one more than my normal (Small instead of XS) after browsing their sizing chart.
The tops seem to fit very true to size, while the bottoms had me questioning between two sizes. I ended up ordering the smaller (XS) after looking at their pant size suggestions, and think they would be even more comfortable if I just stuck to my normal order size (Small). Did that confuse you?
What I am trying to say is don’t pay too much attention to the sizing chart. Initially, I was worried that the pants would run large, but in the end they fit just like most other brands. Stick to what you know!
Even so, I’m still very happy with my shipment and have a feeling you will see these items show up in my photos often.
I wasn’t fully sure about the white Havana Coverup tee at first, but as soon as I put it on I loved the feel of the open back and soft burnout fabric. It will be great to have to throw on to and from hot yoga classes!
And last, but not least I’ll be saving the mesh capris for those days where I’m feeling extra sassy. Love them!
Since Fabletics is on board to share the fit-spiration and keep you motivated to live a healthy, active lifestyle, they have agreed to get you to the gym with an on-the-go prize package.
One lucky Housewife Glamour reader will be chosen to receive their True Gym Bag packed with a $49.95 gift card + workout essentials!
Including: hair ties, socks and a water bottle.
Leave a comment on this post (mandatory!) sharing what kind of outfit you would purchase with your gift card and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
You have until Midnight Sunday, July 27th E.S.T to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced Monday morning, the 28th.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count.
Disclaimer: While the items featured in this post were provided to me by Fabletics, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
June 9, 2014
I have been secretly waiting to document this month’s Stitch Fix.
At the moment, I don’t have my memory card to my camera and keep forgetting to get it back from Scott’s office. Finally, I said “forget it” and decided to snap photos and share them with you guys a la iPhoneography.
(I hope you don’t mind slightly overexposed, somewhat blurry photos!)
Every month, I receive a box from Stitch Fix (<- affiliate link), an online styling service I have blogged about numerous times. For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, you’re clearly a newcomer to the blog, (welcome!) and you can find out more about how it all works here.
June 2014 Stitch Fix Breakdown
As soon as I opened my fix this month, I thought choosing my items to keep would be a challenge. Everything looked right up my alley including:
This Bay to Baubles Danielle Long Knot Necklace for $36…
This Collective Concepts Christie Cross-Front Ruffle Detail Tank ($64)…
And this 41 Hawthorn Iris Striped A-Line Skirt priced at $58.
I opened my fix on Saturday, but didn’t do anything with the pieces until earlier this afternoon. I figured I would have to contemplate what to keep and what to return for a while, so I started trying everything on to help the process along.
Within seconds of trying on each piece, my decisions were made.
I loved how the 41 Hawthorn Toullouse Collared Wrap Dress ($68) looked on the styling sheet, but hated how it looked on me.
It was too big and all sorts of long for me to ever wear in public.
Next on the return list was the pink ruffle tank I mentioned above.
I thought it would be cute, but when I tried it on the style just wasn’t right for me. I’ve never been a fan of elastic at the bottom of shirts or dresses. Instead, I prefer lines higher on the waist like this ruffle tank. (<- want!)
I was on the fence about the necklace, because I thought it was adorable and unlike any other necklace I already own. I decided against it at the last minute, trying to keep my cost of this fix close to the $100 mark.
There are two exciting additions to my wardrobe, thanks to this fix: the A-Line skirt (mentioned above) and this 41 Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse for $58.
This is my favorite type of blouse to wear to church or out to dinner on the weekends, and I love the gathering and poof around the elbow.
Both items were still a little expensive for my liking, but I ended up using some of the referral credit (thanks, guys!) to make it more affordable.
Overall, this fix is a win, but I’m still waiting for another one that I just have to keep everything!
What about you… are you a Sitch Fixer?
If so, are you still loving it, or slightly over it?
Previous Stitch Fix Reviews
May 2014 – Stitch Fix #6: May Stitch Fix Breakdown
April 2014 – Stitch Fix #5: Just a Few Quality Pieces a Month
March 2014 – Stitch Fix #4: Yes and Nos
February 2014 – Stitch Fix #3: That Time I Kept Everything
January 2014 – Stitch Fix #2: Second Stitch Fix for the Win
December 2013 – Stitch Fix #1: My First Stitch Fix
Note: Although I included an affiliate link at the top, this post was not sponsored. I pay for my service and the clothing on my own, and wanted to share the company with you because I enjoy the styling service. I do get a small credit towards my fixes if you sign up using my referral link at the top, and your support is always grately appreciated!