Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oiselle Giveaway!

I think the heat is getting to me today as I'm not feeling well. Didn't sleep well last night, I decided to go to the gym even though I had planned to run. My stomach was feeling a little off and my head was in a cloud. My workout definitely was not the best and I've already decided that tomorrow will be a rest day. Hopefully things will start to look up after I finish this yogurt mess!


So, a while ago the nice people of Oiselle, the women's running apparel company, reached out to me asking if I'd try something from their line and hold a giveaway. I had checked out their gear before and loved the cute styles and colors, so it didn't take me more than 30 seconds to respond with an enthusiastic YES!


Because I'm always nervous to buy running shorts online without trying on first (I never know if they'll fit right or not) I decided to try their Oiselle Birds Tee. Their running tees are all 50/50 pre-washed and super soft. They have a feminine shape but not super tight, which I definitely like. I chose the orange color because I need more bright things in my wardrobe and a size medium. 


I wore it the same day it arrived and loved it because it fit well and was really soft. It was a warm early-summer day but because it's pretty lightweight, it didn't feel like I was wearing a heavy t-shirt. I'm always nervous that t-shirts will shrink with the first wash, but this one didn't shrink one bit! Since then, I've worn it a few times more and the color hasn't faded at all. Love it!


Along with the shirt, they sent me a catalog of what's to come in their line. When they reached out to me I thought their online offerings were somewhat slim and I'd only seen a few Oiselle pieces in athletic shops around the city, but let me tell you, there are some beautiful things to come (some of the pieces are already available)! I can't wait to try more and I hope to find a few pieces when we're in Seattle later this month!


A little about the company:
"Oiselle (pronounced wa-zell) means "bird" in french, and alludes to the flight of running. It was founded on the basic premise that running is more than a sport. It is a life philosphy that has the power to strengthen us - not just as athletes, but as people, teammates, leaders, and women." Sally Bergesen, started the company after years in marketing a branding for a variety of start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. As a runner in her youth, she came back to it again and realized none of the running apparel out there suited her needs and wants. On the website, she refers to running as several things, such as "our therapy, escape, religion, girl time and freedom." I can relate to all of this and guess you can too. The company is based in Seattle.
Me in my shirt

The shirt you can enter to win!
As I mentioned at the start, Oiselle offered a giveaway to go along with my review and sent the shirt in blue (also medium). There are a few easy ways for you to enter to win -


Mandatory -
You don't have to do both, but you have to choose at least one)
  • 'Like' Oiselle on Facebook (here), tell them I sent you, then come back and let me know you did! (They post lots of fun stuff!)
  • Follow this blog, and let me know you do! (thank you, and welcome if you're new!!)
Extra entries -
  • Follow OIselle on Twitter (here) then let me know you're tweeting!
  • Head over to Oiselle's website (here) and come back and tell me what your favorite piece of running apparel is, other than the bird tee, of course! 

Rules: Sorry international friends, but this one is only open to residents of the US. You must leave separate comments for each entry to count. Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 13th at 8:00pm EDT.

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Today's workout -
35min elliptical
125 ab exercises
1x40sec plank
2x15 bicep curl
2x16 leg curl
2x18 leg extension
stretching

59 comments:

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I'm a follower!

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I followed them on FB.

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

Oooh, and I love the long roga shorts. I do really like the shirts though too, but would probably go with a pair of shorts. If I did go with a shirt, it would be the ravenna tank. Thanks for the giveaway!

Danielle said...

I'm a follower

Danielle said...

I'd probably choose the distance shorts.

Lori said...

I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog. :)

Jessica said...

I liked them on Facebook!

Jessica said...

I follow you, because you write a great blog!

Jessica said...

I am following them on Twitter!

Jessica said...

Love the "Running is Elemental" tee!

Laura said...

Love these products! I am a follower.

Molly said...

Of course I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

The ravenna tank looks so comfy!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am a follower, super cute shirt!

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower. I love the sportsbras!

Christine said...

I'm a follower! And I love bird, if that matters (I actually don't but figured it was a nice touch).

ATTrio said...

Thanks for telling me about this company! I love their iris sports bra as well!

I am now a follower :)
Sarah

Penny said...

Already a follower

Penny said...

I like Oiselle on fb and left comment

Penny said...

love th distance shorts and the ravenna tank. BOTH ARE SWEET

misszippy said...

I follow

misszippy said...

I already follow them on FB--could not get my comment to post, though!

misszippy said...

Following them on Twitter

Elle said...

I am definitely a follower. Love the birds.

PurpleLarkspur said...

I follow you via GFC

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

PurpleLarkspur said...

I Follow OIselle on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

PurpleLarkspur said...

I love the Leslie Knicker: http://www.oiselle.com/shop/running-pants/lesley-knickers

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Run with Jess said...

I liked Oiselle on FB and told them you sent me.

Run with Jess said...

I follow your blog!

Run with Jess said...

I now follow them on Twitter.

Run with Jess said...

I like the 13.1 tee.

Erin Masi said...

I follow your blog!!

Jeanette said...

I am following your blog

Jeanette said...

I am following Olselle on Twitter @jhooker517

Jeanette said...

I like the orange recycled tech top

abbi said...

I'm a follower!

abbi said...

I like the Roga shorts

erinandelliotdoasia said...

Followed them on FB and I've been following you for about a month!!

Stina said...

I liked them on facebook!

Stina said...

I'm a new follower!

Stina said...

I went to their website and I love the recycled tech tee and the run run run shirt!

findingblissforme said...

I follow you!!!

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

I'm a new follower.

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

I like Oiselle on FB.

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

Follow Oiselle on Twitter.

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

I want the Roga shorts!

Erica Sara said...

I'm a follower (although I thought I already was!)

Erica Sara said...

I liked them on FB :)

canyoncairns said...

I already follow Oiselle on facebook and your blog! I love their clothes. :D

canyoncairns said...

I also already follow them on twitter. :) @kattehcat

canyoncairns said...

I really like a lot of their graphic designs but my favorite is their distance shorts.

Donna said...

I'm a follower...

Donna said...

I love the Ravenna tank!

Donna said...

I liked Oiselle on Facebook but it won't let me post to their page :(

Carrie said...

I like Oiselle on facebook!

Carrie said...

I'm following you!

Carrie said...

I follow Oiselle on Twitter!

Carrie said...

I love the Start Line Tee...or the Run, Run, Run Tee!