Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ellie: fashion-forward looks mixed with high-tech activewear (review & 20% discount)
I run. I love to dress up. Why not look fashionable while I run? That's the basic idea behind Ellie: fitness meats fashion. It's simple, really. Two ways to sign up: non-member or Fit Fashionista Club Member.
Non-member. Shop the Ellie tops and bottoms, collections - to your heart's content. Your pieces usually arrive in 5-7 days and you're ready to break a sweat in style.
Fit Fashionista Club Member. Sign up. Choose any two pieces for $49.95 each month. That's $25 per piece (top & bottom, two tops, two bottoms); hard to find that price really, especially on bottoms. FREE shipping, no matter how often you order. Priority access - get the pieces you want before collections are released so they aren't sold out before you get to them. Access to exclusive things like flash sales, discounts, etc.
No hassle guarantee. Don't like something? Doesn't matter the reason; return it for something new and get free shipping both ways. That's pretty awesome!
I had the opportunity to try out this whole shebang with Ellie. I got in while their Love, Ellie Collection was hot hot hot. Quite a bit of time was spent deciding on my two pieces. I chose the Peek-A-Boo Tank ($34.95) and Electric Love Capri ($54.95). Just think about this: if I were a Fit Fashionista Club Member, I would get those pieces (valued at $89.90) for just under $50. That's quite the deal!
I haven't had the opportunity to run in these pieces except for my two minutes at the chiropractor the other day before my injured foot hurt. However, I've biked several hours and exercised on the elliptical for a few times, too.
My favorite thing about these pieces is the color of the capri - I just am ready for summer and I love the bright colors. I'm not sure when my legs start to sweat what this material will look like; it doesn't seem like it will cover it like black bottoms would. Oh well. These are a statement pant!!
As for the peek-a-boo top, I absolutely love it! I wasn't sure if it were a little scandalous, but it's really airy. I love air flow when I work out, so this is perfect for me. It doesn't really show anything except my back, but it's just fun. I like fun in my clothes! It is mesh-ish, but it's not see-through (except for the purposeful opening on the back). The only thing more fun would be if it were in color.
I have an opportunity for you ladies! If you use my Ellie banner on the left side of my blog (or link under this paragraph or banner at the top of this post), you receive 20% off! Who doesn't love a discount?! Ellie also has an affiliate program - you can earn $20 for friends who sign up. Pretty sweet, right?
Go on over and check it out. Look at their new Coral Crush collection - the hottest color this season, I'm told. It's definitely pretty and you'll be pretty hot (and sweaty) while you workout! Find Ellie on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary outfit in order to facilitate an honest review. I also participate in their affiliate program.