Cyber Monday Activewear Sales to Shop

Cyber Monday Activewear SalesI hope all my US readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had every intention of doing one of these roundup posts for Black Friday but my holiday food coma had other ideas … 😉

30% off Alo Yoga

Use code ALO30 at checkout.

I finally got myself a pair of their signature Goddess leggings that I see on every Insta-famous yoga chick and I love them! The material is thick and high-quality and I adore the leg-warmer look. Mine are the regular rise and I do think in the future I’ll go for the high rise cut. I’ve been eyeing the High-Waist Moto Leggings

Alo Yoga Leggings - Sale Picks

Moto LeggingsGoddess Legging Solid | Goddess Legging in Print (only $40!!)

25% off Bandier*

Use code CYBER25 at checkout.

Bandier is a trendy activewear boutique that carries some of my favorite brands. Their selection tends to skew to the pricier side so this sale could be an excuse to get something that’d normally be out of your budget. Bandier Sale Picks

Peek-a-boo joggers | Cozy Fleece Breeze HoodieDusk leggings | I’m Just Here for the Savasana

25% off Puppies Make Me Happy

Use code CYBERPUPPIES at checkout.

I have three of the sleeveless tanks from this company and wear them all the time. Not only are they adorable but the quality is excellent (of the sleeveless muscle tanks, anyway–haven’t personally tried the other cuts!). Here a few of my favorites: Puppies Make Me Happy Tanks - get 25% off Cyber Monday

Pugs N’ Roses | Puppies Make Me Happy | Puppies and Fitness (they have these for barre, boxing, spin and yoga as well) | Puppies & Coffee

25% off Sweaty Betty*

I love the studio leggings Sweaty Betty makes! I haven’t has as much luck with their running leggings, but all their studio category rocks my world.

Sweaty Betty sale picks

Jive Crop Reversible leggings | Open Turn Barre Tank | Flaunt It Tank

2 Best-Selling Fabletics Leggings for $24*

This is a KILLER deal but you need to be a Fabletics member to take advantage of it. I have several pairs of Fabletics leggings and wear them all regularly. They used to be great for basics but it’s been exciting to see them expand into fun prints and different fabrics. Fabletics Leggings Sale

Salar Leggings in White Fresco Print | Gaviota Leggings in black | Brogan Leggings | Brogan Capri

20% off at Athleta*

Use code RECHARGE at checkout.

I recently bought the High Rise Cut Out Chaturanga Tight and the long-sleeved Pose Top (pictured below) and am OBSESSED with both. The top is great for layering and is so soft that I usually end up wearing it all day and then to bed at night. Hygiene what?! 😉 Athleta Cyber Monday Picks

Chaturanga Tight | Pose Top | CYA Vest (I tried this on in-store–so warm and cute!)

Other Noteworthy Sales

  • Amazon has been making a push to step up their fashion game and I’ve found some awesome workout clothes and sneakers lately on the site (side note: my Prime obsession is out of control). Select items are 30% off  through midnight tonight. The adidas Pureboost caught my eye!*
  • New Balance is offering 25% off and free shipping. I LOVE their Newbury tight.
  • Shopbop is having a sale where the more you spend, the more you save. They have an ever-growing Activewear selection from top designers.*
  • Take 20% all final sale items at Revolve with code CYBER20.*

Did you do any Cyber Monday shopping? What sales are you loving?

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Sneakers & Sweater Weather

Long sweater with crop, jeans and sneakersFirst and foremost, big shout out to my Instagram Husband for shooting this post! Asking Joe to take my picture is usually an absolute last resort because his two-second attention span and unique “vision” result in some really–errr–special, but not exactly useful, photographs. If I’m like, “Hey I just need a picture of me in a squat position to show the proper form” the result will be a picture zoomed in on a traffic cone far off in the distance with half my legs cut out of the frame. His response is usually something along the lines of, “Negative spacing is very artistic, Nicole, you just don’t appreciate my talent.”

Ok, Mario Testino. (LOLLOLLOL)

Long sweater with crop, jeans and sneakers

Well time to give Insta Hubs a little more credit because I’m in focus AND you can see my entire body–a good thing since this post is all about my new kicks.

Now that I live in Downtown Crossing, I’m just a quick walk from Designer Shoe Warehouse and I can’t stay away from their sneaker section. No joke, when they reached out to me about working together I was literally in the store buying the white sneakers I’ve been wearing in recent workout posts. I checked my email on my phone and was like c’mon. What are the chances?! Long sweater with crop, jeans and sneakersDSW has a wide selection of brand name and designer footwear (and accessories) with tons of different styles, colors, sizes and widths. I love these adidas NEO Courtset sneakers I’m wearing for a casual every day look or to wear to and from teaching at the studio. I’m also on a serious gray kick (really broadening my fashion horizons from my typical black on black on black looks haha) so these shoes were perfect. dsw-adidas-neoLong sweater with crop, jeans and sneakers

I’ve always loved sneakers, so having this whole athleisure trend explode has given me the encouragement I didn’t need to wear them with literally everything. Leggings, duh. Jeans and a cozy sweater, done. Dresses, sure. Bathing suits, you’d be surprised. 😉 Long sweater with crop, jeans and sneakers

If you don’t live by a store, check out DSW.com for an even larger selection of shoes.

Any fellow sneaker lovers out there? What does your go-to pair look like?

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This post was sponsored by DSW. While I was compensated, all opinions–as always!–are my own. I appreciate your support of the brands that make this blog possible. 🙂

How I Save Big on Cute Activewear (+An At-Home Workout)

thredUP-93I’ve talked about thredUP a couple times on the blog already, sharing some of the pieces I scored and how I used the service to help clean out my closet earlier this month. I’ve been a big fan for months and was so excited when I got the opportunity to team up with them on this post–no-brainer!

If you’re unfamiliar with thredUP, it’s essentially a curated online consignment store for women’s and kids’ fashion. They have a wide range of brands (everything from Zara to Chanel) and items are up to 90% off the original retail price. Guys. I got a Vince cashmere sweater for $12. TWELVE. Originally it was $380.

thredUP has a ton of merchandise, but it’s pretty easy to sort through. My favorite feature is that you can save your sizes. Every time I visit the site while logged into my account, it only shows me items in my sizes as I browse different categories and brands. This helps avoid that heartbreak of falling in love with an item only to see it’s unavailable in your size (you know what I’m talking about–it’s the worst!). When you place an order, everything arrives in a cute polka dot box, neatly folded and packaged. thredUP-111

And it’s just as convenient if you’re looking to sell. You go to the site and order a Clean Out Bag, fill it with the items you no longer want and then send it back to thredUP. I’ve sent in four or five massive bags and love that thredUP responsibly recycles the items they don’t accept (there’s also an option to have rejected items returned to you). Clothing waste presents growing ecological problems, and every Clean Out Bag keeps 206lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Shopping secondhand is undeniably better for this planet of ours.

thredUP Activewear Scores

thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS SportI’ve shopped for dressier clothes on thredUP, but want to focus on the activewear I’ve scored because that’s become my go-to category when browsing the site. In these first few pictures, I’m wearing a Lululemon tank and hoodie, both 50% off the original price and in mint condition, and yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret (59% off the original price). If you’re like me and can’t bring yourself to pay full price for Lulu gear, I highly recommend browsing the options on thredUP–I’ve found a ton of cute gear in excellent condition for a fraction of the cost. thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport thredUp activewear outfit - Lululemon & VS Sport

also wearing Converse High Tops

Next up, these J. Crew sweatpants that I wear literally every single day I work from home–love them! From thredUP they were $26.96, 71% off the original price of $105. Can’t beat that! The top is another Lululemon score, 39% off the original price. secondhand activewear from thredUP - J. Crew & Lululemon outfit secondhand activewear from thredUP - J. Crew & Lululemon outfit

And finally, I’m rocking these super soft yellow Beyond Yoga leggings (71% off the original price) and the striped Lulu tank from above. And by “rocking” I mean trying way too hard to pose like a model. 😉

thredUP activewear outfit - Lululemon & Beyond Yoga at a huge discount

If I’m going to try on activewear, I might as well workout, right?? I’ve got a quick at-home AMRAP workout for you to try below. But first …

thredUp Reader Discount

I’m so excited to be able to offer you guys 40% off your entire thredUP order! Head over to thredup.com, shop ‘till you drop, and use the code PUMP40 at checkout. This is valid for first-time shoppers only through 11/24 and will give you a discount up to $50.

Quick AMRAP Workout with Compound Bodyweight Exercises

There are three compound exercises in this workout. You’ll do each for 90 seconds, completing as many reps as possible in that time frame. Rest for 15-30 seconds in between each exercise AMRAP. Repeat once more, trying to beat your rep numbers from the first time through. Here’s a breakdown:

  • 90 sec Surrender Squat Jumps (as many reps as possible)
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • 90 sec
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • 90 sec
  • 15-30 sec rest (write down reps completed)
  • Repeat ENTIRE THING, try to match or beat rep numbers

Bodyweight AMRAP Workout - three compound exercises that'll work your whole body

SURRENDER SQUAT JUMPS | Start in a low squat position with feet hip’s width apart, weight in your heels, low abs engaged and hips back. From here, come to a kneeling position, stepping your right foot back behind you, planting the ball of the foot and knee on the floor and then doing the same with the left. Continuing to lead with the right, return to a low squat position, stepping the right foot forward onto the floor and then the left. From this low squat position, straighten the legs as you drive through the heels to jump up into the air. Land softly, sinking right back into a squat position. That’s one rep. Next rep, lead with the left foot.

FOREARM PLANK STARFISH MARCH | Start in a forearm plank position. From here, step your right foot and right forearm out wide to the side at the same time. Step them back to starting position. Repeat on the left and back to starting plank. From here do one marching plank, pressing up to a high plank position one hand at a time and then back down to forearm plank, trying not to let the hips rock side to side as you do so. This is one rep. Try to alternate your lead hand when you do the marching plank each time.

BURPEES | Start standing, feet about shoulder-width apart. Squat down, bringing your hands to the ground by your feet and jump both feet back into a plank position. Do a push up. Quickly jump your feet back up by your hands and shift the weight into your feet, bring torso upright into a low squat position. From here, jump up, arms overhead. Land softly on your feet, sinking right back down into a squat and starting from the top.

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Have you guys used thredUP? I’ve heard from some of my friends that it’s awesome for kids’ clothes (I mean why pay retail for something they’re going to outgrow in a couple months anyway??).

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by thredUP. All opinions–as always!–are my own. I appreciate your support of the brands that make this blog possible. 🙂