Activewear Style Picks: Bandier

bandier-style-picksI don’t know if you guys branch away from fitness blogs at all, but I am totally obsessed with following fashion bloggers on Instagram. I would always see the NY-based girls tagging Bandier in their athleisure looks, and I added it to the long list of trendy boutiques that Boston would maaaaybe get 10,000 years after NYC and LA (ha!).

Well it’s just my luck that the fitness apparel boutique, which previously just had locations in NYC and the Hamptons, now has an online store—woop! It’s very similar to Carbon38 and has a selection of workout gear that seriously couldn’t be any more perfectly aligned with my style. Some of it is definitely on the pricey side, but there are also a bunch of more affordable options.

Here’s a roundup of some of my current favorites from the boutique for your (window) shopping pleasure:

Tanks

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1. Sundry Star Muscle Sweatshirt ($95) 2. The Upside Pirouette Tank ($75) 3. VPL Neo Overall Tank ($120) 4. Spiritual Gangster Warrior Crop Tank ($42)

Hoodies

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1. Norma Kamali Zip Hood Hoodie Combo ($250) 2. The Upside Striped Recovery Hoodie ($117) 3. Zoe Karssen Pleasure Sleeveless Hoodie ($140)

Leggings

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1. Onzie Mantra Legging ($78) 2. Ultracor Ultra Elite Facet Print Legging ($175) 3. Varley Lauren Compression Legging ($110) 4. Olympia Moto Legging ($110) 5. Onzie Long Legging in Arctic ($65) 6. K Deer Haute Legz Legging in Alexis Stripe ($98) 7. Outdoor Voices Two-Tone Warmup Leggings ($95) 8. K Deer Haute Legz Legging in Summer of Love ($98)

Capris

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1. VIE Active Chelsea Compression Tight ($120) 2. Onzie Crazy Girl Capri ($60) 3. Splits59 Nova Reef Capri ($127) 4. Olympia Naxos Crop Legging ($94)

Have you shopped at Bandier before? Which are some of your favorites from my picks?

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Review of Stitch Fix #12

Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny JeanThis latest box of goodies means I’ve officially been Stitch Fixin’ for a year! There were a few duds in there, but by and large I’ve been SO pleased with each fix—seeing that box waiting for me at my apartment is like Christmas morning every time! My latest delivery was no different. I’m absolutely obsessed with the three items I kept, so cue the faux fashion blogging and basic betch slang words …

Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress $68 = KEEPER

YASSSS. (I told you there would be basic betch slang words involved.) I’ve worn this dress like 17 times already. It can easily be dressed up or down, is comfortable, flattering, my favorite color—I just love it. Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt DressStitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress: Stitch Fix / shoes: Vince Camuto / wrap bracelet: Nakamol via Rocksbox (use code pumpsandironxoxo to get your first month free) / necklace: No Rest for Bridget (similar HERE)

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Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket $98 = KEEPER

I requested a denim jacket in this fix (for all you SF newbies, each month you can send your stylist a note requesting items or styles you want/need), and my girl Layla did not disappoint. I like that the denim is thin enough so that I can roll the sleeves, and the size makes it perfect for wearing on its own or over a hoodie. Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean

OUTFIT DETAILS | jacket, pants & bag: Stitch Fix // hoodie: Brandy Melville (similar HERE) // flats: MIA // sunnies: Urban Outfitters

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Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean $98 = KEEPER

I also requested some white skinny jeans in this fix because the pair I currently own is completely stained (pretty standard—I don’t realize what a slob I am until I eat a meal while wearing white clothing). The fit of these is perfection, and while I’m not crazy about the hem on the crop (it’s a little wide rather than tapering as the ankle slims), cuffing them is a simple fix for that. Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean

OUTFIT DETAILS | pants: Stitch Fix // top: LF // shoes: Vince Camuto // wrap bracelet: Nakamol via Rocksbox (use code pumpsandironxoxo to get your first month free) // bag: H&M (similar HERE)

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Tart Zera Lace Bomber Jacket $108 = RETURN

stitch-fix-lace-jacketI wanted to like this jacket so, so bad. When I held it up, I was like “hell yes!” and then when I tried it on I was like “dangit.” It’s just a little too big for how I’d like to wear it. I envisioned pairing it with a tight crop top and distressed high-waist jean shorts or as a cover up on cool nights over a casual summer dress. If I were to layer a hoodie underneath it, it’d be the perfect size, but otherwise it’s just a bit too shapeless. Super cute though!

Loveappella Kellyton Mesh Shoulder Top $48 = RETURN

Stitch Fix ReviewThis top is cute and the material is ridiculously comfy, but I already have a few similar shirts. I love the sheer top with a sort of cap sleeve, but the horizontal hem at the top of the chest is never a flattering look for my girls.

This latest fix got me so excited, I switched my shipment frequency from every other month to every month–so I’ll have another post for you later in August (hopefully with a bunch more cute stuff!). If you’re new to the Stitch Fix game, you can check out the first post I did about the styling subscription service.

And I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of September’s cover of Vogue … Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket

Have you gotten any good fixes lately? Which items would you have kept from my latest fix?

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Happy 4th of July! (+eShakti Reader Discount)

red, white & blue 4th of July outfitWoop! One of my favorite weekends of the year is here! After I’m finished teaching this morning, I think Joe and I are going to drive down to Newport for the weekend. We’re really good at changing our minds last minute though, so who knows where we’ll end up. :)

red, white & blue 4th of July outfitI recently got a chance to try out eShakti, women’s online retailer that allows you to customize your clothing orders. Instead of just selecting a size, you enter your measurements, hem length preferences, style preferences, etc. and they’ll design your custom item specifically for you. I thought this skirt would be fun for summertime, and opted for a knee length so that I could pair it with a crop top (I suppose I’m too old to pull off a crop top with a mini skirt–gotta pick one or the other haha).

The check out and customization process was super easy, and my skirt fit perfectly when it arrived. I loved my experience with eShakti and am excited to be able to offer you all 10% off an order with them!

eShakti Discount Code for P&I Readers

Get 10% off any order at eShakti using the code pumpsandiron. Valid through 7/30/15. Happy shopping!

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WEARING | skirt c/o eShakti // crop top: American Apparel // bag: Stitch Fix // heels: asos (old but similar here) // necklace: Gorjana c/o Rocksbox (use code nicolebff53 to get your first month free!)  // sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (on sale for $12!)

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, everyone!

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