fabletics review.

20 Jan

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So if you’re like me and are fitness (and social media obsessed) you’ve probably heard of Fabletics. I normally resist subscription boxes (I don’t like being tied down, what can I say…) but I couldn’t say no when Fabletics had a deal for newcomers to get an outfit (two pieces, top and bottom) for $25.  That’s a steal in the world of fitness apparel — you can’t get one piece at Lululemon for that, unless it’s some crazy color no one wanted and is super sheer.

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source: Fabletics.com

Fabletics is Kate Hudson’s fitness apparel brand and normally works where you get to select an outfit (2 pieces) for $49.95 every month once you sign up.  You can skip a month before the 10th of that month — but if you don’t, you are billed $49.95 to use as future credit.  I don’t love that aspect of it, but I am keeping my account active so I can peruse the site and see if any must-haves catch my eye in the future. Check out Melissa @ The Valentine RD‘s post for a more step-by-step guide on how the site works.

I filled out the online profile which asks things like what type of activities you do, sizes, etc.  After perusing the site, I knew I had to have a pair of these leggings. I wasn’t obsessed with the top, but I did like the fact it crossed over in the back. I made my selection and a little over a week later my package arrived. It seemed to take a little longer than it should have, but I’m not complaining.

Overall, I LOVE the pants.  They’re comfortable and stylish, and cute enough to wear as non-workout leggings. They’re also relatively thick, which is a plus.  The top is fine — the material is a thinner fabric (read: cheaper) than I usually go for, but that came in handy recently in a heated yoga class.

Shout-out to my little brother who snapped these pics of me when I was home the other day for a dentist appointment. (Squeezing that in before I turn 26 and have a few awkward months without dental insurance. Cool.)

photo 1 (6) Total fail on showing off the back of the shirt, but you get the idea.

photo 2 (4)

Another thing I like about Fabletics is their marketing technique.  They have fitness instructors who serve as brand ambassadors (they call them “Masters.”)  I like when large companies connect at the local level — it makes me like the company and feel like I can connect with them.  Jason Wimberly is a Fabletics Master, as is Kristie LaTray over at YAS DTLA. I am so bummed SkinnyRunner was less than a mile from my apartment the other day at a Fabletics/YAS event and I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT!!! #tragedy.

Have you tried Fabletics? What did you think of it?  Has anyone tried rival Ellie

I haven’t tried Ellie and am curious about quality/fit/style, etc.!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post and purchased from Fabletics because I wanted to.  However, this post contains affiliate links (if two people sign up using my referral link I earn a free outfit).  

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14 Responses to “fabletics review.”

  1. Ashley January 20, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    Ive never tried it but it looks super interesting! I’m not huge on the subscription box commitment either #commitaphobe

  2. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    I’ve never tried either, but it’s definitely tempting! I love new workout clothes + getting things in the mail, so it’s a win-win!

    Stopping by from the SITS Tribe 🙂

  3. Julie January 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    I’ve never heard of this brand but the clothing looks so comfortable.

  4. mommyrunsit January 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Hi from SITS! 🙂 Love the outfit, especially the shirt. Super cute back. I need to get some prettier running clothes. Everything I have is black, gray, or pink.

  5. mburton0214 January 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks for the link. The camo leggings this month from Fabletics were tempting but I’m waiting until next month. I haven’t tried Ellie but did check it out their site and it didn’t do much for me.

  6. Ashley January 21, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Stopping by from the SITS Tribe 🙂 I heard about Kate Hudson’s new collection from Shape magazine and have been wanting to check it out. I didn’t know that is was more of a subscription type deal…I am going to check it out.

  7. Marie Oliveira January 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    I love the herringbone pattern on the pants! Reminds me of some allover herringbone-patterned Lululemon pants that I discovered *after* they sold out. And love the back of the tank! (Visiting from the Sits tribe)

    • Gillian @ That's G January 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks Marie!! I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on the pants — and a lot of questions about whether or not they’re socks over pants.

  8. Coco January 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    I think it’s a neat idea, but I really don’t spend $50 a month on workout clothes! Plus, I’m addicted to Athleta. 😉

    • Gillian @ That's G January 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      I agree with you — $50 a month is a LOT.

      I like Athleta but have never purchased anything from them! Self-diagnosed Lulu addict over here…

  9. Michelle P January 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    I just ordered my first outfit from the January collection of fabletics! I’m super excited to get it in the mail. Crossing my fingers everything fits!!

    Ps I do love clif bars! 🙂

  10. Steph March 4, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Great review! I hope this is alright with you, but I added a link to your review on a Facebook page I just made here: https://www.facebook.com/fabletics.reviews

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