Hiya, Ellie

April 12, 2013

Last fall I had the chance to review some workout wear from a company called pv.body. I really liked what I received.

Since then, a lot has changed. Pv.body is now called Ellie and has changed its focus. Instead of sending out other brands’ workout gear at a reduced price each month, they have developed a label called Ellie and will be coming out with a new line each month so you’ll always have new workout fashion to browse.

Shortly after my post went up in December, the company went through some major transitions to implement the above and left lots of customers confused and unhappy. I’ll admit that I had all but decided not to move forward with any more participation because of the complaints.

But then an outfit arrived at my house one day, and like several others, I loved it. I wanted to be very skeptical, but I found myself choosing this outfit for every gym workout in the weeks that followed. I felt it was the right thing to do to share what Ellie is really like.

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My pieces came from the Love, Ellie line for February

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The Tempt Me Tank is awesome for several reasons:

  1. It’s LOOOONG! After getting hooked on maternity wear, I’m still a big fan of long tanks. Most of my pre-baby tanks are a bit too short (also thanks to nursing boobs) so this one is perfect.
  2. It’s really stretchy. Easy to get on and off.
  3. The ruching across the stomach is a great tummy disguiser. Me like.

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The Kiss Me Capris are my new favorite crops (more than the Lulu pair I bought last month I will add). I love the fabric (it’s more spandex/compression and less cotton-y), length and the extra wide medium-rise waistband.

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Don’t mind my awesome gym hair : )

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Each month, a new collection of 24 pieces debut, and the April Coral Crush line comes out any day now, and check out the Little Black Collection for March, which will be up throughout April as well.

I love that they have changed the terms so that you can either shop directly from Ellie.com classic style OR subscribe to a monthly set of 2 pieces for $49.95 (this includes perks like free shipping and first dibs on choice plus a big discount). So you can test the lines out before committing to a subscription (even though the subscriptions are cancelable at any time…)

If you do feel like adding a new brand to your workout collection, here’s 20% off! (That’s an affiliate link, but if you would rather shop organically, just Google search for Ellie). Of course no pressure at all! Just wanted to share my experience.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ahna April 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

Hi Kath,

Thanks for sharing this! My understanding of the subscription is that you get two items per month, rather than outfits. (I just signed up! :) ) Hope all is well!

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2 KERF April 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

Thanks.. That’s what I meant to write!

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3 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body April 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

I’ve been looking for tank tops that work for gals with boobs. I’m on a weight loss journey and don’t know how a subscription would work since the sizes are changing. But you look awesome in your work out gear ;) so I may have to check it out.

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4 KERF April 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

Thanks! You can pretty much change anything, anytime (including the subscription itself)

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5 Janet April 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thanks for the review!! Their stuff looks really cute. Think I’m going to buy a piece to test out myself.

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6 Erin April 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

You’re looking hot Kath, gym hair and all : ) Their new lines seem cool!

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7 Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Holy cow you look amazing! Such a cute color too.

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8 Kristen @ The Concrete Runner April 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I’m so glad you shared your experience. I had a reader tip me off to it possibly being a scam, looked into it, decided to quit, got Ellie and fell in love! I honestly haven’t had any issues (besides this months coming 2 weeks after it was supposedly sent) and have loved the Ellie line more than the other brands they have sent me in the past. I’m planning on sticking around, at least for awhile and I’m glad someone else feels the same way.

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9 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run April 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I am in love with my new Ellie items. The crops I got are very comprable to Lulu Wunder Unders, woot woot!!

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10 Jodi April 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Had a HORRIBLE experience with pvbody, so glad to see this. Will give them another shot…

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