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3 ATHLEIUSURE BOTTOMS YOU CAN AND WORK OUT IN THE ENTIRE QUARANTINE

Everyone is in pajamas these days. And no one is washing clothes or doing laundry. A lot of us are relying on the same cycle of a few comfy leisure wear, old tees, comfy sweats or yoga pants.

I’m finding myself in and out of my fave workout pants. You know, the ones with the extra firm support that still feels snug and  cozy, and… you can go to sleep in if you want, then wake up and go for a quick run in!

Do you have a pair of pants like that? The brand and style I have is no longer on sale or in stock but I found three alternatives for you to consider investing in today. They’re mid range in price but worth it because they can stand the test of time of repeated wash and wear.

Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga  makes a pretty good pair of high waisted leggings they call the Moto Legging. They are stylish looking and comfy. BUY YOURS HERE!

BEYOND YOGA

Beyond Yoga Cozy Long Fleece Foldover Jogging Pant: If you want a jogger that is less baggy and comes in a slim fit style, then the Beyond Yoga jogger pant is for you. It’s made of breathable fleece and comes to the ankle. They are so comfortable and plush, you won’t want to take them off. You can wear the waist band up or down. They are super soft and they have front pockets!!!! Even though they are a slim fit, they are still relaxed and supple enough to not make you feel stuffed in them. BUY YOURS HERE!

TORY SPORT

 

Tory Sport Women’s Chevron Full Length Leggings are made of neoprene and are very comfortable to wear and they are breathable and made with wicking and COOLMAX tech that keeps you cool to when you work out. Consider getting a size up for a better fit. If you can afford it, consider getting them in more than one color.  BUY YOURS HERE!

Tory Sport is the performance luxury activewear for women by Tory Burch that seamlessly balances style and performance. Defined by classic American sportswear, Tory Sport offers a comprehensive range of stylish and wearable sports clothing and athletic wear for coming and going, running, studio, tennis and golf.

 

For other pieces you may need to restock into your wardrobe, here is a curated list of the top Athleisure wear brands to check out today:

ADAY

ADAY adopts a ‘less-is-more’ approach and a design ethos based on seasonless pieces and sustainability to offer everyday, athleisure-inspired clothes that are both performance-driven and stylish.

Every ADAY piece of clothing features novel technical material properties (sweat-wicking, quick-drying, UV- and chlorine-protected and wrinkle-free).

Tory Sport is the performance luxury activewear for women by Tory Burch

ALALA

Alala is a super trendy New York City-inspired luxury activewear brand.

IVY PARK

 

Beyoncé’ Ivy Park offers high-fashion meets high-tech performance wear. The collection of activewear is effortlessly cool and includes everything from sports bras to leggings, crop and oversized sweatshirts, bodysuits and more. She recently partnered with Adidas on a collection. SHOP THE BRAND

ATHLETA

Athleta (by Gap) The Gap-owned fitness brand Athleta offers stylish athleisure wear for women and girls for a variety of activities including yoga, running, swimming, and hiking.

FABLETICS

Kate Hudson’s fitness fashion brand Fabletics features a collection of comfortable workout and athleisure clothing. This American retailer sells sportswear, footwear and accessories.

IVL COLLECTIVE

The Ivory Lane Collective, or IVL Collective for short, is fastly becoming a leader in women’s athleisure wear. Their activewear collection includes everything from cute leggings to tanks, tees, and jackets.

NIKE

One of the most successful and recognisable sportswear brands in the world, Nike offers everything from quality shorts and t-shirts to shoes and socks that are both fashionable and functional. The brand also sells a lot of high-quality gym gear for your home.

UNDER ARMOUR

Under Armour The American sportswear label Under Armour launched in 2016 Under Armour Sportswear (UAS), a premium athleisure range designed by Belgian designer Tim Coppens. UAS fuses high-performance sportswear designs with an elevated sartorial touch. They have really cute and sexy gym clothes on their website.  SHOP THE BRAND

FP MOVEMENT BY FREE PEOPLE

FP Movement is Free People’s active fashion line which triumphs both bohemian chic style and function. FP Movement by Free People

ADIDAS

Adidas is a sportswear powerhouse that combines quality and style to create modern, street-savvy active wear. The active wear brand’s signature three-stripe motif has gained iconic status in popular culture. (Image source)

No matter which you choose, have it your way!

h./t Luxe Digital

Kate Hudson Gets Trolled Over Her 9 Month Pregnant Bump

After several sites posted a photo of the Almost Famous actress in a yellow bikini while vacationing with her half Japanese musician boyfriend Danny Fujikawa in Europe last week and soon after, the trolls came out with hateful things to say about the size of her b

It’s like being a person in the public eye while pregnant invites all sorts of unsolicited criticism. Hudson didn’t reply to the nasty comments and left it to her fans and followers to do the clapping back.

The Fabletics founder just came back from the vacation where she posted lots of photos on her Instagram account.

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The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress will welcome a baby girl  this month, a source previously told Us WeeklyWhile it is the Fujikawa’s first child, Hudson has a 14-year old son named Ryder and a 6-year old son Bingham from previous relationships with Chris Robinson and Matt Bellamy, respectively.  

She and  Fujikawa were friends for 15 years. He is the stepbrother of Hudson’s best friends Erin and Sara Foster.

She’s also been plugging her line while pregnant! Smart

Serena Williams Returns to Tennis, Launches Self-Named Athleisure Line

Serena Williams returned to world championship tennis 8-months after giving birth to her first child, now 8-months old Alexis Olympia Ohanian, and suited up for the occasion in a black body suit that has been called a Wakanda Black Panther-inspired and Super Hero catsuit.

“Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who have a tough recovery from pregnancy – here you go,” the 23-time Grand Slam Tennis Champ captioned an Instagram post of herself styling and profiling in the suit about to give up a fierce serve. “If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!”

Page Six hypothesized that the outfit selection was timed with the release of Williams’ self-named 13-piece Athleisure wear collection, her first independent line.

“Introducing Serena, my first independent clothing line for all the ladies out there being awesome,” the 36-year old, 5’9″ phenom states in the ‘about us’ section of the line’s webpage. “My designs are inspired by strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, sure, smart, stylish, silly, and spontaneous women who are living their best lives, or making it up as they go—kinda like me.”

She joins our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who have their own athletic wear lines including Beyonce who has Ivy Park…

Kate Hudson who reps Fabletics  and Carrie Underwood who has Calia Studios.

Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Line

Williams already endorses and is the product ambassador and spokespersons for other clothing brands and lends her names to some collaboration, like these below:

However, Serena, is her first independent line.

Editor’s Note: Personally, I am feeling them because I live in sweats and love to rock mock t-neck crop tops. So me! So the mom on the run, who manages several projects at the same time while trying to keep her household in order and still feel feminine and sexy because she may be a wife also.

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The new mom won’t stop. She is also featured in the upcoming July issue of Harper’s Bazaar! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats on the new line!

Getting Fit After Baby: Fabletics New April Gear is $15 a Set (Limited Time)

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Whether you’re newly preggers or just got cleared to start working out again after having a baby, chances are you’re going to need some gym or exercise clothing.

These days, the most fashionable and stylish athletic gear for women can be very very expensive. A sports bar at Lululemon can start at $56 and a pair of crop leggings are $118. That can be costly for those who are watching their pennies or are on maternity leave without pay.

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As I’ve shared before, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kate Hudson has a line called Fabletics with comparable quality clothing for a fraction of the cost of the top competitor brands. We are an affiliate to the membership athletic clothing brand and just learned that it has released its April new additions.

We are excited to share that there are introductory outfits for new members starting at $15! Wow! You really cannot beat that.

Below are a sample of looks you could get at lululemon and you would spend between $59 to $300 for one outfit:

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Compare to a sample of this month’s new collection (below) of outfits at Fabletics that are originally $79 per set that you can get now for a limited time for $15! Yes. That is awesome.

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Go get this awesome discount while it’s still hot and start your fitness journey! START TODAY!

 

The 4 Things I Plan to Do to Get Back into Shape

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It’s time of the  year when many people vow to get in shape. I too am eager to unpack some of the pounds I gained during the Holiday eating season. Also, I just returned from an overseas trip where I visited my husband’s native Trinidad and Tobago. There was plenty of yummy desserts, breads and other delicious meals that got demolished. So…yeah. Ten to 20 pounds later.

Here are the four things I will be using to get back into shape:

  1. My workout playlist I created a few years ago on the Soundcloud App which has been reposted by quite a few people. I even created one for Soca and Afro Beats when I want to switch it up. You can check them out below:

2. I plan to hit the gym regularly and run at least three times a day outdoors or on the treadmill in the gym or my home gym in my basement.
  1. I also intend to cut back on carbs so I’m going to stockup on Thin Slim Foods. I did a review of theses yummy pasta, bread, bagels and desserts samples the company sells and was convinced. I am a genuine convert.

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4. Because I’m budgeting this year for several planned excursions and investments, so Lululemon is out of the budget when it comes to updating my work out gear. Fortunately, I can get that same caliber and quality of clothing from Fabletics at a fraction of the cost. Fill out the quiz and you get a lovely selection of clothing to fit your exercise of choice, fit level, place of workout, clothing size and budget.

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Once I join, I am offered one two piece outfit for $10.00 and when I order at least $39.95 in clothing, I get free shipping! You cannot beat that. I love leggings of all colors, patterns and shapes. I live in work out gear given that I work from home and have to be flexible with my choice of clothing. Running errands, heading out to pick up or drop off the kids, picking up mail and other routine tasks can be done comfortably in any pair of leggings. Here are the ones the Fabletics team picked out for me. Click below to take the quiz and get your own customized offerings:
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If you’d like to get in on this deal and join as well, take the quiz HERE! 


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Fit Celeb Moms are Launching Athletic Apparel Brands and Crushing it!

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Like it or not, celebrity moms are “role models” to many women who want to get fit after having a baby. And the most fit stars are using their brands and mega followings to sell athletic products! Kate Hudson, Carrie Underwood and now Beyonce is the latest celeb to launch into the athletic clothing brand with her Ivy Park named for her daughter Blue Ivy.

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Bey has said the the 228-piece collection aims to promote a powerful message of self-assurance, confidence, inclusivity and diversity, the cornerstones for a generation reared on mindfulness – and it is democratic and accessible.

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According to reports, Beyoncé found it depressing that up to 80 per cent of girls give up sport at the age of 13, thus why the line caters to young girls and has a slouchy and comfy aesthetic but with style. The brand was launched in collaboration and partnership with TopShop.

Within hours of the release in April, the brand sold out.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $265, according to the Topshop website. Here are our fave pieces.

 

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Actress Kate Hudson is a co-founder of Fabletics, which launched in October 2013.

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The line is sold online exclusively. Shoppers can purchase individual items or join a VIP membership for lower pricing and outfit recommendations. Hudson has said of the line that she hopes that Fabletics will inspire women to embrace a healthy lifestyle. “That was a huge goal for us, to inspire women to empower themselves by getting active and taking care of their gorgeous selves, not as a fad or a quick fix, but as a way of living that promotes health, community, determination, passion and joy,” she said.

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These pink and grey Fabletics leggings run $75 retail.

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fabletics capri

The Fabletics Salar Space Dye Capri runs about $65.

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Grammy-award winning singer and brand new mom Carrie Underwood launched her athletic clothing line CALIA in 2014 while expecting her first child.

The brand was first available at Dick’s Sporting Goods retail stores and then started selling online last March 2015. The name is inspired by the Greek word for beauty, “Kallos”, as well as calla lilies.

CALIA’s collection includes mid-range priced capris and pants, tops and bras as well as accessories such as tote bags, headbands and water bottles. Functionality and design were key; some pockets in CALIA gear were optimized to fit smart phones.

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These Essential Printed Panel Capris runs for $70.

 

carrie jacket

Her women’s Essential Fitness zip up Jacket is a big seller perhaps because of its slimming effect. It has wicking technology pulls moisture away from the skin and boasts a rapid evaporation time so you stay dry, cool and comfortable. It’s just $75-$85.

From Ivy Park to FableticsWe Picked Our Fave Celeb Athletic Brand Pieces for You

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Beyonce is the latest celeb to launch into the athletic clothing brand with her Ivy Park named for her daughter Blue Ivy.

Bey has said the the 228-piece collection aims to promote a powerful message of self-assurance, confidence, inclusivity and diversity, the cornerstones for a generation reared on mindfulness – and it is democratic and accessible.

ivy7

According to reports, Beyoncé found it depressing that up to 80 per cent of girls give up sport at the age of 13, thus why the line caters to young girls and has a slouchy and comfy aesthetic but with style. The brand was launched in collaboration and partnership with TopShop.

Within hours of the release in April, the brand sold out.

 

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $265, according to the Topshop website. Here are our fave pieces.

 

katie hudson

Actress Kate Hudson is a co-founder of Fabletics, which launched in October 2013.

The line is sold online exclusively. Shoppers can purchase individual items or join a VIP membership for lower pricing and outfit recommendations. Hudson has said of the line that she hopes that Fabletics will inspire women to embrace a healthy lifestyle. “That was a huge goal for us, to inspire women to empower themselves by getting active and taking care of their gorgeous selves, not as a fad or a quick fix, but as a way of living that promotes health, community, determination, passion and joy,” she said.

fabletics grey and pink

These pink and grey Fabletics leggings run $75 retail.

fabletics capri

The Fabletics Salar Space Dye Capri runs about $65.

Carrie-underwood-CALIA-007

Grammy-award winning singer and brand new mom Carrie Underwood launched her athletic clothing line CALIA in 2014 while expecting her first child.

The brand was first available at Dick’s Sporting Goods retail stores and then started selling online last March 2015. The name is inspired by the Greek word for beauty, “Kallos”, as well as calla lilies.

CALIA’s collection includes mid-range priced capris and pants, tops and bras as well as accessories such as tote bags, headbands and water bottles. Functionality and design were key; some pockets in CALIA gear were optimized to fit smart phones.

calia carrie

These Essential Printed Panel Capris runs for $70.

 

carrie jacket

Her women’s Essential Fitness zip up Jacket is a big seller perhaps because of its slimming effect. It has wicking technology pulls moisture away from the skin and boasts a rapid evaporation time so you stay dry, cool and comfortable. It’s just $75-$85.