Quick Review on My December Fabletics Order

Last week I posted about how I broke down and ordered not one, but two, outfits from Fabletics.

They’re here!

Shipping was lighting fast. I think it only took 2-3 days from order to arrival, and that was without any expedited shipping.

I was super happy with my picks. The first outfit had a pair of leggings with a metallic trimmed top.

If you look carefully at the leggings, they have a striated part at the back of the calf. What you can’t see is that they also have a zipper at the bottom and are high waisted. For leggings, these are really high quality. I was excited about these. The shirt is of a more ordinary quality; it’s also slightly cropped but not to the point of being revealing.

The second outfit was another pair of black leggings and a tunic.

Here, the tunic was the star. I’d sized up to get a looser fit and also because my size was not available in this soft pink. This was a risk, but ultimately it was the perfect call. The larger size fit exactly the way I wanted and the color is great. The leggings, on the other hand, are pretty basic.

Something that I’ve noticed about Fabletics: the outfits are typically sold in two (or sometimes three) piece sets, and one piece always seems to be the hero item, whereas the other seems to be of significantly lesser quality. With the above outfits, I’ll probably wear the leggings from #1 with the tunic from #2. I would NOT do the reverse with the cropped tee and the basic black leggings.

Another major reason I bought two outfits this month was for the free gift with purchase, an option to select any of the bags Fabletics had on their website. I chose this one:

Again, this was a pleasant surprise. The nylon fabric is thick and the details are cute. I was going to use this as a gym bag but it is so nice that I am contemplating swapping it out as a work bag.

It’s been a while since I ordered from Fabletics, but this was a success.

 

 

The Post Where I Broke Down and Ordered Fabletics

I’ve been a member of Fabletics for about two years.

If you’re not familiar, it’s a subscription site for athletic gear, ostensibly designed (curated?) by actress Kate Hudson.

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I signed up for Fabletics due to a great deal where you could get a complete workout outfit for half price – $25 – for the first month. This was over two years ago, and the outfit I received was only meh. I think there were some knee length pants made of t-shirt fabric but cut like sweatpants along with a tank top that had ridiculously oversized arm holes. I wore the pants sometimes at home but the tank top was so gross that it got tossed.

Since then, I’ve been diligent to check out their new styles every month but I usually skip buying something. If you skip the month (pretty easy to do with a few clicks on their site) within three calendar days, you’re golden. If not, they charge you $49.95, which you can store as a credit and use in a future month to buy their gear, which now includes workout clothes, coats, bags, etc.

The few times I’ve bitten and ordered new items, I’ve been only moderately impressed. Out of the 24+ months I could have selected new outfits, I probably only ordered four times. I can recall a pair of navy joggers (Sidenote: where are they, anyway? I would wear these if I knew where they were. Sigh) that were of ok quality, although straight up Fruit of the Loom t-shirt cotton fabric. There were also two recent (meaning last year) pairs of workout pants, both of which were low-ish quality (limited stretch, thick enough to not be see-through but faded quickly when washed) that paired with un-usable tops (that oversized armhole problem again).

Suffice it to say I haven’t been impressed with Fabletics but I’m still Me, meaning that I can’t resist a deal, especially when there is a Gift with Purchase.

When the December Fabletics outfits were released, I was *thisclose* to clicking “Skip This Month,” but I lingered.

And saw this:

This outfit is called the “Rory” and has a long sleeved tee with a pair of black tights with a cute detail at the ankle.

Can you see that above? It’s striated. The top also has metallic accents at the neckline and on the side.

With membership, the Rory is $59.95, not bad for a two piece outfit.

And then: I saw the offer for a free bag with an $89 order.

Free bag. As in Any Of Their Bags.

And this one looked so cute:

So I looked some more, and the “Tara” outfit caught my eye.

The Tara ($89) consists of an oversized funnel neck sweatshirt with leggings. It comes in three of the most popular colors of the season: millennial pink, off white and gray. Oh, boy, I was hooked. The stock was very limited, so I had to size up but I was able to order the pink top with non-special-but-functional black leggings.

And the (above) bag was mine – for free!

I’m still waiting for these to arrive, but it’s with anticipation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabletics

Ok, I bit the bullet and decided to (temporarily) try Fabletics.

The way they suck you in is that the first outfit you purchase is only $24.95, with free expedited shipping.

Thereafter, expect to pay $49.95 a month.

I plan to give it a 3-6 month trial.

Here’s the first outfit I got:

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The tank is baggy and the capri pants (tee shirt material) are generously sized, so I am using this strictly as a lounging/sleeping ensemble.

However, the quality is better than expected and their website has a lot of other intriguing options:

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I really like the baseball jacket. The gym bag is also cute and garnered good reviews elsewhere.

I’m going to give it a go! Let me know if you try Fabletics, too!