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I don’t know why it took me so long, but I finally purchased some leggings from Fabletics, fabulous fitness fashion by Kate Hudson. Seriously, how can you not love Kate Hudson? She’s the beautiful girl next door that seems to have it all yet has managed to remain humble and charming!

I’ve seen the TV ads, the Instagram posts and endless reviews about Fabletics fitness wear but was scared away by the VIP program. (I’m a commitment phobic) Last week I took the time to read the details, and this program was actually designed just for me! For signing up you get your first two pairs of leggings for $24.00. Hellooo!!! That’s a no brainer for any fitness fashionista, on any budget!

Without hesitation, I started browsing the online store and quickly added two pairs of leggings to my shopping cart.  The total with shipping to CANADA was ONLY $30 and delivery took less than a week!  Both pairs of leggings are good quality, made of breathable material and fit like a dream.

“Shopping is my favorite sport”

Borgan Capri II
Borgan Capri II

Borgan Capri II

These beautiful capris, have it all:  mesh, sparkling rose and perfect fit! Features are styling: UPF 50+ Technology, Moisture-Wicking Compression Fabric, Chafe-Resistant, Internal Waistband Pocket for Key/Card, All-Way Stretch, Metallic and Power Mesh Paneling.

 

 

 

LISETTE HIGH-WAISTED LEGGING
Lisette High-Waisted Leggings

LISETTE HIGH-WAISTED LEGGING Fabletic Fabulous Fitness Fashion by Kate Hudson

The Lisette High-Waisted Leggings are perfect! This is Fabletic’s first-ever high-waisted legging. It has all of the performance elements (sweat-wicking & UPF 50+) that you love and need along with a power mesh-lined waistband for extra support and streamlining. I got the cascading flowers, (perfectly themed for my fitness retreats in Costa Rica) but you can choose from a variety colors and patterns.

 

VIP Program – the quick and dirty on the membership rules:

1. Get a personalized fitness fashion outfits on the 1st of each month. –  a stylists will email you handpicked fitness outfits for your review.

2. Review your fitness fashion outfit by the 5th – Log in to your online account and browse your outfits by the 5th then buy your favorites.

3. Skip ANY month! NO OBLIGATION TO BUY (for the Commitment Phobs like me!!!) – If you’re not ready to make a purchase, you don’t like anything or your short on funds this month, simply log into your account and ‘Skip The Month’ by the 5th and you will not be charged. Skip as many months as you’d like. If you do not take action by the 5th, your credit card will be charged US$49.95 on the 6th for a member credit until you cancel. This accumulating balance can be used to shop whenever you like. Cancel at anytime!

Are you a VIP Fabletics Member? If not, what are you waiting for? Join NOW!

On Your MarQ Running Co.On Your MarQ Running Co. is fun and stylish running apparel based on witty running quotes and mantras which are inspired by the owner Lisa while she’s out pounding the pavement.

As a female juggling two completely different businesses I understand the struggles and the highs and lows that come with being self-employed, so I like to make a point of supporting small businesses.  For me it’s also important to learn about where my purchase is coming from and who dreamed it up. Getting to know the soul that birthed its creation somehow makes the purchase process magical.

The t-shirts and tanks at On Your MarQ are all unique and playful, jam packed with double entendres. I’ve been eyeing the “Any Given RunDay” tank; obviously perfect for my Sunday run, after the NFL games… and with my big birthday coming up in January, the “Birthday Girl, Pace Yourself” tank is a perfect fit! I’ll get to wear it on my luxury fitness retreat in Costa Rica and it’ll also serve as a reminder to pace my champagne intake!

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Lisa on Instagram, her positive vibes and never give up attitude is truly refreshing! After I put in my online order, I reached out to her and asked if  she had time for a short interview and today I’m excited to share with you a little bit more about her journey!

Chasing Boston
New York Marathon

Like so many runners, it didn’t take much for Lisa to get hooked. After she completed her first 5km race she was a full blown running addict.  As a former marine, running was definitely not foreign to her but the feeling of satisfaction and joy that accompanied her when she started running for herself was unfamiliar. 

FIT & Flirty – When did you start your company?

Lisa- I am actually coming up on my one year anniversary which is very exciting!! December 6th of 2016 was our official launch date!! I cannot believe it has been almost one whole year!!

FIT & Flirty- What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome to see your dream come to fruition?

Lisa- Ahh, my biggest obstacle was myself! lol. I don’t know how many times I’ve talked myself down from this. I’d get excited and then I would say to myself “meh, maybe it’s not a great idea, maybe I’ll be in over my head!”

FIT & Flirty – How do you come up with the slogans/sayings/ideas?

Lisa – Most of the time my ideas come when I’m out on a run! (hence “Designs Born on the Run”)  I’ve had to stop in the middle of my run to jot my thoughts and ideas down on my phone notes so I don’t forget later! The ideas really just flow in. I have a slew of slogans just sitting and waiting. Some may never make it out, but I keep ideas tucked away. Some ideas are really just random thoughts I jot down and may only make sense to me, but I know, in my mind, where I want to go with it. Some ideas are instant and some take time to develop into what makes sense in my head! My latest design for the New York City Marathon was born while I was on a girls trip to NYC way back in April! I knew I wanted to do a shirt for the race, like i did for the Boston Marathon, but it had to be right and it had to come to me. I was running in L.I.C.(Long Island City) Hunter’s Point South Park Pier and along with playing Alicia Keys’ song in the car “Empire State of Mind Part II”, the idea was born. I’ve revised it so many times since that trip, until finally settling on THE one! (I’ll attach pic from running on pier in regular clothes and heeled boots lol…we were just having fun with pics. i f you want to use it)

FIT & Flirty – What’s does a running week for Lisa look like?

Lisa – Right now I am dealing with a nagging hamstring injury so I’m not getting out there like I want to! 🙁 I’m probably only running anywhere from 9-15 miles a week. I’m not currently training for anything, but I’m dying to get back to feeling strong again and crushing some goals!

Birthday Girl: Pace Yourself

FIT & Flirty  – They say that our biggest challenges in life make us who we are; is there a lesson or message you learned during your battle with cancer and would you like share with my readers?

Lisa – Life really is a gift. Try to live each day as such and embrace the good with the bad. If there is something you are unhappy with then make the change. It can start with a small change, a single step towards the bigger picture. I know that sometimes this can be easier said than done (I still work on this everyday), but just know you are stronger than you think and capable of so much more than you think! Never stop fighting!

Well said Lisa!

A true inspiration; with her life shaken to the core with the diagnosis of cancer she persisted, stayed positive and today (bless her heart) is in full remission, living every day to its fullest!

So if you need a remind that you’re blessed, or you’re looking for some running motivation,  good vibes and giggles make sure to follow Lisa  @_onyourmarq and her company IG @getonyourmarq

You can also subscribe to the mailing list On Your MarQ and be the first to hear about exclusive offers and giveaways!!  BONUS – with your purchase you can expect some unique little extras inside you package which show how much Lisa cares for her business and customers! Class Act my friend xo

dream·catch·er

ˈdrēmˌkaCHər,ˈdrēmˌkeCHər/
noun
1.    a small hoop containing a horsehair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with feathers and beads, believed to give its owner good dreams. Dreamcatchers were originally made by American Indians.

The first pair of Amicafox legging I saw was of the White Tiger on Instagram and I was floored by the striking image. I also really liked the Enchanted Unicorn legging because well… who doesn’t like unicorns?? But when I saw theDreamcatcher legging I instantly fell in love “those are made special just for me!” I thought.

As far back as I can recall I’ve always been a vivid dreamer. When I wake, I remember colors, sounds, smells and sensations. I can recite full conversations and I’m often exhausted in the morning from chasing dragons or flying to far away planets all night long. I believe dreams are messages from our subconscious; they’re a way for our inner voice to guide us in our day to day life. We are all intuitive; we just need to silence ourselves long enough to receive the memo! The dreamcatcher is known for its spiritual powers which protects the owner from bad dreams/nightmares, allowing only good dreams to filter through.

I couldn’t get the Dreamcatcher legging out of my mind. “Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy” so I went to www.amicafox.com and added them to my shopping cart. The company is based in the U.K. and a pair of leggings will run you about 40 GBP (which is about $62 USD). As a bonus they were offering worldwide free shipping. I click “purchase” and anxiously waited. When my delivery arrived I tore open the silver packaging.

package FINAL1I LOVE THEM! The Dreamcatcher legging is beautiful and magical! I appreciate the hand written Vogue post card as well. It reads “Hey Anna, Thank you for your order! We hope you love your leggings! When you post on social media please @amicafox and use hashtag #amicafoxstyle so we can see your photos. Best Wishes, Emily & Bianca xx”. This small but very significant personal touch goes a long way for me. We live in a world of big box stores and online shopping which has created a big disconnection between the consumer and the vendor.

The Amicafox concept was born during the many travels and great adventures of two best friends, Bianca and Emily. The beautiful and vibrant patterns are inspired by the amazing places they visited, such as Amazon rainforest, the Sahara desert, the Great Barrier Reef, Sedona, the pyramids of Giza and the ashrams of mountainous northern India.

I’m always curious to learn how the name and logo of a company is formed. Amicafox originated from the combination of two great symbols. Amica is the Latin word for loving friend and the fox stands for good luck and playfulness. Could it be any more perfect?

amicafox collage

I total relate to the Amicafox brand and what they stand for “’To be unique is beautiful and your individuality should be celebrated through what you wear and how you wear it.”  I feel there are real people behind the brand who believe in what they are selling.

The Dreamcatcher legging is vibrant, fun and mystical.  They fit extremely well and would be great for any type of workout!  Because I feel at peace wearing them they are now my favorite new yoga legging. So silky, soft and comfortable I know I’ll wear them when I travel on long flights as well.

The Amicafox leggings are a must have in any fitness fashionista’s closet, two thumbs up from FIT & Flirty. xo

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