Ellie Subscription Box Review – August 2017
Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you’ll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools. They include a gorgeous metallic shipping envelope if there’s anything you’d like to return, plus an invoice listing all the goodies you got.
You can now choose between a three item box or a five item box. This is a review of the five item box, which is $49.95 per month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Ellie
The Cost: $39.95 a month for 3 items or $49.95 a month for 5 items. Free shipping within the Continental US. $6.99 shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.
The Products: A top, bra, and bottom. The 5 item box will also include two fitness accessories.
Ships to: The US only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s the invoice and the return envelope that came with the box. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shipping envelope as gorgeous as the rosy metallic ones that come with this subscription!
Let’s take a peek at the outfit I got in the box! (My shoes don’t really go with the look—they were just what I had on hand. Speaking of which, if anyone has any go-with-everything sneakers they love, let me know in the comments! I’m in the market…)
Marika Turn Up Tank – Value $24.99 (Retail Value $40.00)
This sheer top is made of 94% Polyester,6% Spandex. It’s really lightweight and breezy. If you’re someone who does heated yoga but doesn’t want to strip down to your sports bra, this top would be a great way to provide a bit more coverage without feeling stuffy.
I’m wearing the top over the strappy bra I got in the box, so it’s kind of hard to see, but the straps of the shirt are actually made of two strands each.
They reach around to create a racerback silhouette that allows for a lot of free movement. (I love when my entire shoulderblades are exposed, especially during my yoga practice where I need a full range of motion.) The back of the top has a little tacked-style detail along the center and splits at the bottom, which helps it lay neatly against my curvier hips and booty. I’ll admit—the all-over coral-orange color is a little “yowza!” for me, but being that I like the functionality of the top so much, I’ll make it work.
Bally Chloe Seamless Sports Bra – Value $14.99?
I couldn’t find this specific style listed online, but looking around at different stores, it looks like most Bally sports bras go for around $15.00. (I linked to one above for reference.) As you can probably tell, this size medium bra was a smidge small on me, but the fabric was so light and stretchy that it didn’t feel all that uncomfortable. (It’s made of 52% Nylon, 41% Polyester, and 7% Spandex.) If I sized up, I bet it’d still be pretty solid. Note that while this bra does have some padding in the front, it’s not terribly supportive. As a B, I think I’ll be okay. But folks with larger cup sizes might want to save this bra for low-impact situations.
Zobha Gray 7/8 Legging – Value $75.00?
This is another product that was tricky to find online. Zobha leggings seem to go for upwards of $75.00 or more, but lots of styles are also available on sale for under $30.00. Either way, these certainly feel like higher-end leggings. The fabric breakdown is 77% Nylon, 15% Polyester, and 8% Spandex/Elastane. They pull on like a super thin legging, but they stay put like the thicker styles I usually reach for. There’s a cool net-like detail on each calf, too, so that they breathe a bit. I would’ve liked a little more structure towards the top and waistband (just because that tends to be more flattering to my hip zone), but I can’t wait to stretch and bend and move in these effortless long leggings!
Bally Core Discs – Value $10.00?
I’m guessing Bally stuff is just generally unavailable online, because this product has also managed to evade me! I found a similar product online and listed the value above for reference—I think it’s a fair price for this set of two. If you’ve never seen these tools before, they work by being slippery on one side and grippy on the other. That means you can, for instance, pop into a plank position, set each toe on top of one of these discs, slippery side down, and do mountain climbers by sliding your feet up and down the carpet. It’s wild how simple stability exercises using these discs can be so challenging! I like having these in my living room workout arsenal. The fact that they come with an exercise guide is really helpful, too!
Marika Toning Band – Value $12.99
Not to be superficial, but isn’t this seafoam resistance band so cute?! Haha! With its cushy gray handles and stretchy tube, this band seems like a quality addition to my at-home workout routine (thanks for the exercise reference, too, Marika!). Plus, it’ll look nice sitting in my workout gear crate next to the couch, haha!
Verdict: Going by my estimations, I got about $138.00 worth of products. Granted, some of those costs were sale prices or based on related products. Look at it this way, though: the box itself is about $50.00, which means each item should be worth at least about $10.00. There’s a chance I could find similar workout tools at a discount store for less than $10.00, but the clothes? Heck no. I feel like the quality of the items I got, plus the quantity makes this box a great deal. I would have loved if the color pop in the outfit was a cool tone (like the seafoam of the resistance band…) rather than coral, but I can live with that given the convenient, quality experience!
What do you think of the August Ellie Box?