Fitness Fashion Friday: Albion Giveaway!

My dear blend (and in-person friend!) Rachel of Healthy Chicks featured me as the 7th Healthy Chick in the Community on her blog’s series. I just adore the title she picked for the post sure to check it out! Thanks for featuring me Rachel! This girl is a beautiful friend both inside and out ūüôā

First I want to give myself a high five on High Five Friday for having a guest post published today on the second healthy living blog I EVER found several years ago…MizFit Online! Carla wrote a cool post yesterday about why she DOESN’T consider herself a foodie, and I am following up with a “rebuttal” of sorts – though not really because I love all my friends, foodie or not! If you’d told me when I first found Carla’s blog that I’d one day have a post published on it (and meet her, which I did at the Fitness Meet & Tweet), I’d have laughed at you. But here I am, published on her amazing blog, and already getting some great feedback on the post! Thanks to my #fishfriend¬†Meg for inspiring me to give myself props every day – not just Friday!

Now, on to the main event. Happy Fashion Friday everyone! We’re getting Fitfluential¬†again this week with another review and giveaway that I know many of you are going to be VERY interested in.

I’m the last girl who needs workout clothes. When Kaitlin was visiting last weekend, I showed her the drawer where I keep them – it cannot close. My parents wanted to get me a new dresser because they thought the drawer was broken, but actually it just can’t close because it’s so stuffed. Okay there are some PJ’s in there too. You may hate me after reading the last few sentences. But it’s true, I don’t need any more workout clothes.

That does not stop me from coveting them, especially the ones that are not like any I already own. Number one example? THUMBHOLES.¬†I don’t own any long-sleeve workout tops because I don’t get the point of wearing long sleeves and overheating myself, but I think thumbholes are so stinkin’ cute and have been loving the long-sleeve tops I’ve seen with them from brands like Lululemon and Reebok.

Kate of Albion¬†contacted me about reviewing one of their women’s fitness and swimwear, and at first I was hesitant as to whether or not I really needed any more workout clothing. But then she sent me my options – which included the Go Long Crew, complete with thumbholes. YES PLEASE!

I selected the above Rust color, but it also comes in Black, Grape, Heather Grey, and Ivory.¬†The top arrived promptly and I was surprised by how soft it felt. It’s very thin too and I don’t know if I’d recommend it for really sweaty exercise because there’s no wicking at all, but I also think that’s part of the reasoning behind the lower $24 price tag. This isn’t one of those “technology-infused” workout tops, it’s just a simple, cute, comfy tee to work out in.

Classic gym locker room selfie – about to take Group Power!

I immediately knew I wanted to try the top out during a strength training workout since I get less sweaty during Group Power class and even start out a bit chilly since my gym is overly air-conditioned at times. The thumbholes didn’t get in the way when I lifted with the bar and the top kept me at a perfect temperature throughout the class! I felt nice and intense-sweaty during the hardest exercises, and comfortably warm between songs and during the warm-up and cool-down. I also like how long the top is – no worries about anything riding up when I laid down for chest/tricep presses or pushed my bum back in those squats.

At home after the workout – happy customer.

I was sure to wash the tee this past weekend so I could wear it again to Group Power on Monday. Yes folks, I do believe I’ve found my favorite strength training workout top!

This thumbhole here may or may not be partially behind that…

I also have been spending time browsing the rest of the site and coveting the following items…yes they sell swimsuits too! A lot of the stuff is not as affordable as the tee I reviewed, but it also seems to be of higher quality.

Love this unique Blousy Suit! Alas the top alone is $78, so this will remain wishful thinking.

Give me this Match Point Pleat Skirt immediately! Perfect for Group Step!

Adore the mesh on this Draw Cord Top! Never seen that on a workout top before.

Promo Code

Albion is offering Cait Plus Ate readers $15 off any purchase of $50 or more (and PS – shipping for everyone right now is free over $100). Enter code caitplusate15 at checkout until 3/1/2013 to take advantage of the $15 off! In case anyone wants to know for your own shopping purposes with the code, I orderd a size Small in the Go Long Crew and it was the perfect loose fit for me.


And of course, one lucky Cait Plus Ate reader will receive a Go Long Crew in the color of her choice! The giveaway is open to continental US readers only and will run until Monday 2/25/13 at 11:59PM EST. There are several ways to enter, and leave a separate comment for each or extra entries do not count:

  1. Visit the Albion website and comment telling me which item you love most! (mandatory)
  2. Follow @AlbionFit on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  3. Follow @CaitPlusAte on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  4. Tweet “I entered to win the @AlbionFit Go Long Crew from @CaitPlusAte!” and comment here with the link to the tweet.
  5. Re-pin something from Albion Fit on Pinterest and comment here with the link to the re-pin.

You can also like Albion Fit on Facebook! Good luck my Fitfluential Fashion Friday friends! You can double your luck too by entering fellow Fitfluential Ambassador Katie’s giveaway for the same top! I received this top free from Albion to review. This is not a compensated post. All opinions of the product are genuine and my own.

General Giveaway Rules: No Purchase Necessary. The email addresses that are collected for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner and will never be given out to anyone nor sold. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. Please make sure you check your junk mail folder. In the event that the desired color is unavailable in your size, the winner will be asked to choose a different color.

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