[Giveaway] Onzie Apparel

Recently, I was asked to try out a fun fitness brand called Onzie and being the workout freak who-never-has-enough-workout-clothes-because-they-are-always-in-the-laundry I was, of course, excited for the opportunity!

I had never heard of Onzie (pronounced own-zee), but I’m always open to trying new things. As if they knew I was coming, the first thing I saw from them was superhero related. Fitness gear + nerd stuff? I’m in.
….also they have downloadable superhero masks SO FUN.

onzie be your own superhero

Onzie was developed by a 20 year Bikram Yoga vet. It was originally targeted just for yoga, but it seems to be functional and flattering for all types of different active uses! Their apparel is designed with Free-Flow Fabric Technology, which claims to dry quickly for ultimate ventilation while you work out, all while staying comfortable and supported. The brand is also proud to be American-made, everything is done in good ol’ LA!

onzie apparel

They have a smaller collection with a range of fun and colorful pieces. They have your typical solid pieces, but they take it to another level with their prints…everything from floral to galaxy, peacock feathers to skulls.

I’m often pretty plain Jane with my workout gear, so I decided to do the whole “when in Rome” thing and try out a print. Skulls seemed like as good a bet as any! I tried out their capri pants (in the skull print) as well as their braid tank top (ok with that, I tried boring black).

onzie gear katekatbear

I like the fit of both pieces. The capris have a wide waist band, which is a huge plus for me. The top has a built in bra but, if you’re like me…those are never REALLY enough. I wore a sports bra with the top and it was great! I went through a sweaty 15 minute Nike Training Club workout with Jeanette Jenkins (seriously…those get me every time!) and a killer Tone It Up bosu/med ball workout. The clothes held up really well! The shirt rode up a little around my waist, but that honestly could be because my thighs are…well…there. haha

katekatebear onzie gear NTC toneitup workouts

Definitely a great workout! As they claimed, the gear was quick to dry! It was also light as I worked out in my stuffy little room! I took my clunky sports bra off to see what the braid top looked like without it too and I loved it! Maybe something I could wear in the summer just lounging! 

katekatebear onzie apparel

Ok ok…so on to the giveaway, right? I’m giving away $50 gift card to shop on Onzie.com

To enter this giveaway, simply comment below telling me what item you would pick from Onzie website if you won. If you want to earn more entries, follow me on Twitter, like their Facebook page, etc. Can’t wait to hear what you’d pick!

onzie apparel giveaway katekatebear

I will randomly select a winner on Monday. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stella & Dot end-of-summer giveaway!

As my Facebook newsfeed starts to fill up with photos of kids on front steps an in front of refrigerators (always my mom’s go-to) and every store in the universe now has Halloween decorations/candy (it’s not even September!!!), it dawns on me that we’re at another seasonal turning point. Summer is coming to a close…

sad john hamm

Blasphemy, I say! There’s still sun to be enjoyed and sun dresses to be worn! Don’t you dare try to take sun dress season away from me early…

Anyway, in honor of the winding down of my second favorite season (first is spring, in case you’re taking notes), I’ve gotten together with one of my favorite gals and brands to do a little giveaway/contest!

What do you think of when you think of summer fashion? I always think beachy, boho feel…simple flowy whites or colors with some beautiful pops of jewelry. Nothing crazy, just a few little accessories…

Stella & Dot makes some of my favorite little (and big for that matter) accessories and my friend & stylist Molly and I are teaming up to send two lucky ladies home with two beautiful pieces!

stella and dot secret garden cuff stella and dot carobella hoops

That’s right I said TWO!

For those who are already looking to purchase some S&D, you are in luck! Anyone who purchases between now and August 31 from this link is automatically entered to win the Secret Garden Cuff bracelet ($98 value)!

katekatebear stella and dot bracelet contest

For those who aren’t shopping right now, who are you?! Come here and let me help you see the way of shopaholism haha you can enter to win a pair of adorable Carobella Hoop earrings ($22 value)! To enter this part of the giveaway, you just fill out the RAFFLECOPTER below – There are multiple ways to enter!

katekatebear stella and dot giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter away! Both contests run through the end of the month and we’ll have our random winners on September 1!

Best of luck to everyone! And please enjoy your last days of summer :)

Friday Favorites 7.5

What. A. Week. Am I right?

From moving 500 lb turtles to hosting marathon days of media at work, I’m tuckered out! BUT, as always, there are those things that get me through the week…

BFFs

My old roomies from college are together (mostly) this week and it’s been so fantastic to hang out with them. Real friends for life…then & now :)

katekatebear roomies then

We’ve grown up so much…(but not that much haha)

katekatebear roomies now

SURFSET

You didn’t think I could let you forget about SURFSET did you? Nope. It’s my new favorite thing ever. I’ve already started saving up for a board and my certification!!

katekatebear surfset fitness

Mobile charger

I am ALWAYS on the go. And ALWAYS on my phone. So, as you can imagine, my battery dies fairly quickly. I recently got this new gadget that I’m now obsessed with – the Powerrocks Magicstick. You can charge from ANYWHERE. It’s amazing. You should get one.

magicstick-by-powerocks

 

 

New Chobani flavors

I’m OBSESSED with the new key lime and coconut flavors from Chobani! Don’t forget to enter my contest to WIN A CASE for yourself!

new chobani flavors WTFlavor

 

 

WTFlavor with Chobani + Giveaway!

It’s been a busy few weeks so, when I got the message during a meeting “Are you expecting a box of yogurt?…like a big box? Also, can I have some?”, I was incredibly excited!

The good people at Chobani sent me a super secret surprise. They are seriously so fun…check out the fun message that was on the box:

chobani #WTFlavor

Open the box up and look…SECRET CHOBANI FLAVORS!

chobani classified #WTFlavor

chobani classified #WTFlavor

chobani classified #WTFlavor

I LOVE the packages and fun way they classified the containers – totally cute!

So I tried my first one…the guess was…mixed berry. It tasted like when I make a smoothie with that frozen berry blend (blackberries, raspberries and strawberries). SO tasty! Tom tried the next one and his guess was orange.

chobani yogurt

And then I had to get sneaky…I am allergic to mango (random, I know), so I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just housing something that was going to make my throat close up. They CHO team thankfully put the actual labels under the secret labels so I could check them out.

SURPRISE!!! Four new AMAZING FLAVORS!!!

new chobani flavors WTFlavor

We were close! The new flavors I got to try were: coconut, key lime, blackberry and orange vanilla!
(Hopefully they don’t get mad at me for announcing the new flavors! haha But seriously, I’m just so excited!)

I used the orange zest for my protein smoothie this morning – delicious! Here’s the quick recipe:

Orange & Banana Protein Shake! 

Blend & enjoy!

Ok, so I know you’re wondering how you get you’re saying to yourself, “Shut up already! Just tell me where/how I can win some!”

You want to win some of the new Chobani flavors?! AWESOME! It’s super easy and there’s a few ways to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Can’t wait to hear from you! 

new chobani flavors WTFlavor

Chobani has kindly sent their new flavors my way, without compensation. Thanks, CHO! All opinions expressed are my own original thoughts.

nothing but good chobani

Ellie Top Giveaway!

As spring approaches (seriously, can it hurry up already?!), I’m trying to get outside more and more for my workouts! That being said, it’s still not exactly tank top weather yet, so I need some warm-but-not-suffocating layers to get me through.

One of my favorites is my new Ellie Catch Me if You Can top. It’s lightweight, but warm. It has thumb holes and fold-over mittens (for those extra chilly mornings).

Ellie Catch Me If You Can top katekatebear

This is one of the fun pieces I’ve received through being an Ellie ambassador but you can also get these cute workout clothes through their workout gear subscription service that sends you fitness apparel monthly…pretty sweet! (And don’t forget, as an ambassador, I can get you 20% OFF your first order!)

Now I’ve gotten to try on Ellie’s fun clothes, but most of you haven’t…SO I decided it was time for a fun giveaway!

So are you ready for the good news? This week, I’m giving away a Catch Me if You Can top from Ellie! 

Ellie catch me if you can top giveaway

There are three easy ways to enter this giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sorry friends, the giveaway is only open to US residents.

I will randomly select a winner on Friday morning. XOXO and good luck! ♥