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#FashionFriday: Be a "Fit Fashionista" With Ellie

Moms across America have one thing in common; we spend a A LOT of time in our yoga pants. I'm not saying we are all going to yoga all the time, I'm just saying we wear them a lot. So you HAVE to look cute in them. A few years ago, Lululemon changed the designer workout wear trend into a full-on obsession. They made workout wear into something that was coveted, along with being very high-end and pricey. And, oddly enough, they seem to have monopolized this market for the past few years... with nothing else out there that really compares in style, fit and material. 

Until Ellie

A new company out of Los Angeles, Ellie is poised to take on the yoga-wear powerhouse with great styles, high-quality moisture wicking and antibacterial fabrics that have 4-way stretch technology that will apparently never stretch out, so they will always hold you in and look good. Also? Everything is designed and manufactured right here in the USA. 

Since they know that ordering workout wear online can be tricky, they've developed what they are calling "TruFit Technology" which means every piece fits true to size. Also cool? Each piece is designed by women, for women, so it’s made to flatter all body types.

When the team at Ellie asked me if I wanted to become an ambassador for their clothes, I jumped at the chance. Doing The Dailey Method 3-4 times a week means I'm either always washing workout clothes, or always buying them. I was excited to checkout new pants and see what they had to offer. 

I have to say I love the pants I received. The Love Struck Leggings fit beautifully, are snug enough to hold everything in, but stretchy and OH SO COMFORTABLE. And I can't wait to try a few pieces from the March collection. Looking like it was MADE for me (all Black!!) I'm dying to get my hands on a pair of the Little Black Capris and the Black Widow tank top. 


Check out the March Collection: 

How it works: 
There are two ways you can shop Ellie. First is by just going on the site and shopping away... the second is by joining Ellie as a FitFashionista Club Member, where for $49.95 a month you choose 2 pieces a month from the current collection. Yes, $50 for 2 pieces! And yes, you can always skip a month if you want.
And, if you use my links on this page, you can save 20% on your first order!

Save 20% on Ellie!





*disclosure: I am an Ambassador for Ellie. They have sent me clothes to review, opinions are my own. 

Fashion Friday! Getting Ready For Spring With Gold Wedge Flip Flops from Lindsay Phillips

YES. I've been obsessing about warmer weather and long days spent at the pool/beach with the soft sun warming my shoulders. I went to see Safe Harbor and through the whole movie I just kept thinking of how jealous I was of everyone's sun kissed noses and tan legs... sigh...

Spring is my favorite fashion time of the year. In San Diego we don't get a proper Fall, but Spring can be glorious. My Spring fashion look is more Bo-Ho, with jeans and flowing shirts and light weight scarves. Which is why when the ladies of Lindsay Phillips emailed me asking if I wanted to check out their Gwen gold wedge flip-flops and Miramar scarf, I jumped at the offer. 


While I love the look of a heel, I just can't wear them comfortably these days. My solution for the past few years has been a mini-wedge. You get a little height, a little leg elongation while still being able to walk and chase after a kid dashing into a parking lot unattended, if needed. 

The Gwen Wedge is only $39.95 and features a 1-inch wedge heel and an interchangeable embellishment on the strap.  Since the embellishments on the top of the shoe are interchangeable and inexpensive ($12-15), you can mix it up from fun floral theme to a festive gem cluster to match your mood or outfit. 

I also got the Miramar Scarf ($25) in a PERFECT coral color. I'm envisioning wearing my light-wash boot cut jeans, the gold sandals with a white top and the scarf out to many dinners or casual events this Spring and Summer. 

While the prices are good to begin with I also have a special 15% off promo code for HipMamaB readers!

Thru the end of the month, use the discount code: Lindsay15Off and get yourself ready for Spring and Summer. 


Happy Shopping!

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7 Amazingly Stupid Bathing Suits for 2013


Between a few spa days at La Costa and a beautiful 4-day weekend with temps in the 80's, I've actually found myself in a bathing suit a few times over the past month. Since my go-to, number one black Juicy Couture bathing suit that I've lived in for the past 3 years has finally given up on me, I've found myself cruising the internet for my next great suit.

Being that I was raised in Southern California, and that from ages 5 to 18 I was a competitive swimmer, I like to think I know a few things about what makes a good and flattering suit. Over the years I have learned that (against all logic) February and March are the best times to buy swim wear -  the main reason being availability. If you wait until July, all the good suits are gone and you are left with slim pickings. 

But as I'm wandering the net looking for a suit that will accentuate my legs while hiding my tummy, be good for the beach and pool, and cute and attractive while not being a total "mom suit" I came across a few suits that blew my mind with ugliness. 


7 Amazingly Stupid Bathing Suits for 2013




At first glance, I would say these designers have never been near a beach or pool in their life. But more than that, some of these suits are unattractive on the MODELS. And if a 6 ft tall 110 lb waif can't rock it, who can?! From unflattering cut outs to fake grass skirts to the Empire State Building erupting out of your coochie, I cannot believe that these suits got made. Puffy sleeves on a one piece? DAISY DUKES? A romper? These suits made me laugh while simultaneously question the sanity of the designers, and the buyers of the stores selling these $100+ creations.