A Little Shopping Spree at Lorna Jane

So yesterday, with a couple of gift cards to burn, I had a bit of a shopping spree at Lorna Jane in Palm Desert. A little explanation (and disclosure) first.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a social media campaign for Lorna Jane. The topic was Fit Fall Fashion and selected bloggers shared some of the new items that were available on social media and our blogs. (Here’s my post!) We were compensated with a Lorna Jane gift card, plus we were given an incentive: At the end of the week, Lorna Jane and Fit Approach would select the influencer that they felt was the most creative and they would win another gift card! I decided to take the challenge.

To that end, I visited the new Lorna Jane store in Palm Desert. With the assistance of the great staff there, I tried on several outfits, took lots of pictures, and using myself as the model, posted lots of fun pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I followed that up with a blog post wrapping everything up and telling about my experience, sharing more of the beautiful fall fashion items that I got to try on.

Fit Fall Fashion

I really enjoyed the whole experience. I love Lorna Jane and her philosophy of Move, Nourish, Believe, and I love the quality and feel of all the clothing that I have tried on. The staff was amazing; helpful and kind (as they have been in every Lorna Jane Active store I’ve been to), and I’m so happy that “fall fashion” doesn’t mean dull, winter colors. Just take a look at the pictures above and you’ll see that Lorna Jane celebrates fall with bright florals and patterns that can actually pull you out of your cold weather doldrums.

So anyway, as you may have guessed by now, I won! Now I had two gift cards for Lorna Jane. I received my second card in the mail on Monday, and on Tuesday I found time to stop by the store.

I kind of had an idea what I wanted to buy, though when I arrived at the shop I noticed that there even more beautiful fall fashion items on the racks. I was told that Lorna Jane has something like 1,600 new items per month! (not swearing by that number, but it was a lot!)

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Because my time was limited, and I really loved what I’d tried on before, I had walked into the store planning to purchase one of my earlier outfits. But now I was torn! So many pretty new things (including the tights above, which I really love but don’t think I’m fast enough to pull off anymore).

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Lorna Jane New 10When I finally left the shop I posted a little teaser on Instagram (are you following me?)

Guess where I’ve been! Details coming soon! #shopping

A photo posted by Debbe Woodruff (@livefromlq) on

So, I obviously had a great time shopping at Lorna Jane. Are you curious about what I finally decided on? Well, I debuted my outfit at yoga today (thanks to my husband for the pre-class photo shoot).

Lorna Jane New4In the end I selected the Prom Queen tights, along with the Lana Excel tank in Neon Tangerine, my favorite of the outfits I tried on a few weeks ago. I love the bright colors, the fit, and the tights make my legs look amazing! And I love the detail on the back of the Excel tank.

Lorna Jane New5In a class surrounded by women wearing a variety of nice looking yoga clothing, I had several compliments on my outfit.

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Lorna Jane New7Today’s savasana was with legs up the wall. It was hard to close my eyes and relax. I wanted to look at my tights! (Kidding actually, and I took this photo at home, not in the middle of class, by the way).

Thanks you Lorna Jane and Fit Approach! I had a great time shopping and love what I purchased.

Do you like bright colors in your workout clothes? What’s your favorite outfit from the photos above? Who do you know that could rock those “Catch Me If You Can” tights?

Special Gifts for Your Little Dog: Fall Shopping Guide

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network. The opinions and text are all my own.

As you may know, I am part of a multi-dog (and cat) pack family. A few weeks ago, I shared the perfect gifts for your big dogs. Now, because I also have five little dogs (yes, you read that right..five), I must show you some fun things that your small pooches will love. Until a few years ago, I would have said that big dogs were the cat’s meow (so to speak), but fate intervened somewhere along the way, and over the last five years we found first Olivia then Lily on the streets, then each year (always in the middle of the desert summer for some reason) we found Buddy, Coco, and this year rescued Johnny. They are all beloved and they deserve something special. Here is a fall shopping guide for little dogs.

Little Dogs

  1. No Stuffing Squeaker Toys – The latest craze to shake around. Pick the raccoon or the fox and no mess. Make your selection at Petsmart.
  2. Pet Alive Essential Oils – Skin, bladder, ears, aggression – oils for all sorts of remedy solutions. Try them out from Abe’s Market.
  3. Dog shaped dog toy – A little dog friend, without all the hassles of an actual second dog! What a cute handmade toy from Abe’s Market.
  4. Treats for bad breath – These are great 100% all natural treats to make sure you get sweet doggies kisses. Order them now from Abe’s Market.
  5. FURminator Deshedding Tool – Whether long hair or short, there’s a FURminator for the job. Highly recommended by all the animal lovers we know and found at Petsmart.
  6. Angel Wings Harness – Martha Stewart has come up with the perfect harness for your little angel. Wear it year round and find it at Petsmart.
  7. Pet Purse – Just like Paris Hilton! Hang that baby over your shoulder, and take the little one everywhere in style. You can pick this up at Walmart.
  8. In Car Skybox – This is a skybox! Now the little dog can see out the window, while still being safely strapped in. Win, win from Petsmart.
  9. Pet Bike Basket – Get your exercise and take them along.Biking is such great exercise and now the little prince or princess can some along! Order this now from Get Organized, in time for your fall rides.
  10. Pet Rolling Case – This roll-around is amazingly convertible for any need, like those new-fangled strollers. The plane, the car or as a backpack, it is completely versatile, as you would expect from Get Organized.
  11. Dozen Dog Treats – A dozen treats with doggy frosting. As much for you as for them! Order them now at World Market.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . The opinions and text are all mine.