BEHIND THE SCENES: MOVE SHOOT

"Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body." -Arnold Schwarzenegger













 

Get our MOVE collection for all your workouts! You even get to scratch & save on your purchase. Feeling lucky?
xox

CONTEST ALERT: #ARDENEMADETOMOVE

Oooohhh baby! It's contest time.
Sometimes you need a little push to get up and get movin', and in this case, you're gonna want to move on over to our Instagram account!

We've got a contest for all you MOVE lovers out there and the contest rules are so easy:
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM. 

We weren't kidding when we said it was easy. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram between January 27th & February 10th. And remember, you can't be a private user! If you're already a follower, YOU'RE TOTALLY ELIGIBLE!
Increase your chance of winning by Instagramming your Move work out gear and hashtagging #ArdeneMadeToMove! You could also win a gift card for that.
#awesomepossum

No purchase necessary. Contest is valid from January 27th, 2015 at 12 pm EST – February 10th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. There is 1 way to enter this contest: (1) Participants must follow @Ardene on Instagram during the allotted time period. * Please note that your Instagram profile must be public in order to display the picture using the hashtag #ARDENEMADETOMOVE in the feed. Private users’ images, even when hashtagged, are hidden from the public and from Ardene. This contest is a game of chance, and winners will be selected at random. This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the continental U.S.A., except for Alaska, who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. A person for whom a publicity contest is carried on, his employee, representative or mandatary, a member of the jury and the persons with whom they are domiciled may not enter the Contest. All applicable federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations apply to this Contest. By entering this Contest, the participants (and their legal guardians or parents, the case being) agree to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules (the “Rules”). This Contest by Ardene is void where prohibited by law.
Winners will be announced on Ardene’s Instagram on February 11, 2015.
Pas d'achat nécessaire. Concours valide du 27 janvier 2015 à 12h HNE au 10 février 2015 à 23h59 HNE. (1) Les participants doivent suivre @Ardene sur Instagram. * Veuillez noter que votre profile doit être publique. Le concours est un jeu de chance. Ce concours est ouvert aux résidents légaux du Canada et des États-Unis continental, sauf l'Alaska, qui ont treize (13) ans ou plus. Une personne participant à un concours de publicité, son employé, représentant, ou mandateur, membre du jury et personnes avec qui elle cohabite ne peuvent participer à ce Concours. Toute loi et régulation fédéral, provincial, d’état, ou local applicable s’appliquent à ce concours. En participant à ce concours, les participants (ainsi que leur tuteur légal ou parents) acceptent les termes et conditions de ces règlements officiels. Ce concours par Ardène est nul là ou interdit par la loi.
Les gagnants seront annoncés sur l'Instagram d'Ardène le 11 février 2015.


WORKOUT MONDAY: OVERTIME

New Year, New Me: have you been sticking to your new year's resolutions?
 
26 days after commitment day- how have you been doin? Working out #beastmode? Hope so! If you've been slacking, don't give up!
 
The key to a great workout is:
 
1. Appropriate attire - When wearing the right apparel for the activity you do, it makes it 3 times easier for you to actually want to do it! A good sports bra, sweat-proof underwear and cushioned socks are simple undergarments that make a difference.
 
2. Good shoes - Sneakers come in all shapes and sizes. Find a pair that suits your needs (aka extra cushioning if you have bad knees, higher sides if you have weak ankles, etc.).
 
3. A great playlist - Music will determine if you're in it to win it or in it to put a donut in it. And we all know what a trip to Micky D's after a workout looks like #notagoodidea
 
So in order to put you in the mood of a wonderful and fantastically sweaty workout, here's one of our favorite pump up tunes to listen to when on the treadmill or lifting nuggets weights in front of the mirrors.
 


 
Have a good workout xox

BIKINI OBSESSION: MIX N' MATCH


Is it time for the beach, yet? We're so over winter.
We just want to shove our cute little neglected feet into that warm sand and look fab in new swimwear.

Well, surprise! We just got a ton of swimwear in, so start your collection and see where it takes you!
Show us your mixes and matches on social media using #ardenelove. <3 xoxo

THINGS WE LOVE: CATS & DOGS EDITION

Cats & dogs have the ability to make us go "awwww" any day. They are hilarious in their own way and we love to watch them in their silly antics. It's the best remedy!!!
1. "Look, mom! I'm playing by myself!"
2. Backpack buddy
3. I put a spell on you
4. "And then, I forgot how to sits!"
5. Ready for a Netflix marathon
6. If you spend $50 on a dog bed, I will sleep behind the toilet.
7. "I take milk in my coffee"
8. This is everyone right now.
9. Hello, I'm a model
10. Oh hey, you busy?


KANYE BY KANYE FOR KANYE...LOVE KANYE

Hey, so guess what! We're talking about Kanye West today. If you hadn't noticed already...

Kanye has been getting a lot of press lately with the release of his latest collab with the ONE AND ONLY Sir Paul McCartney!!! The song is called Only One and it's super mellow. For once, Kanye is singing about someone else. And that someone else is half of him...his daughter North West (Nori). Does that count lolz? #ObsessedWithHimself
 
But, we must point out that the attention he's been getting can only be feeding what is referred to as KanyEgo. I mean, it's all over twitter... Kanye fans have proven that not only do they have NO CLUE who Paul McCartney is, they actually think Lord Kanye discovered him and will make his career skyrocket. Sigh...


 In case you were wondering... Sir Paul McCartney is from The Beatles. Yes, THE Beatles. All those "Let It Be" & "All You Need is Love" tattoo quotes you see on Tumblr? Yeah. Paul McCartney.
Here, we swear:


You can even witness John Lennon staring fondly at Paul, who looks dapper in his Srgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band outfit.

To all you Kanye fans out there who didn't know that he abso-freakin'-lutely did not discover the 72-year-old, here are The Beatles and their signatures!


At least someone knew...Thanks Rae. You're our bae.


So. What do you think of this whole ordeal?! Let us know in the comments!! In the meantime, please enjoy Kanye by The Chainsmokers.



HOW TO CURE THE WINTER BLUES

TGIF and happy end of the first week and of the longest-coldest day ever omg. Do you also have the winter blues (already)? Yeah. So. Do. We.
And no, we DON'T wanna build a snowman, Anna!
We want to pour that hot David's Tea on ourselves by accident on purpose just to warm up. Our dogs are faking injuries so they don't have to go for walks. Something must be done, and we thought of a few ways to cheer you up!
 
 
 
1. Friends is now on Netflix and you know what that means...
 
THE best show on TV from 1994-2004, Friends is a must watch, from Phoebe's Smelly Cat to "OH. MY. GOD. Chandlah. Beng." #Janice
 
 
 
2. January 21st is Hugging Day! Make it a holiday with your buds. Or, make it a competition and see how many people you can hug in a day!
 
There's nothing like a warm, homey, affectionate hug. You know who gives the best hugs? Your imaginary boyfriend dog.
 
 
3. Yes, yes. We know Into the Woods has been out since Christmas. But now that the craze has died down, you can go on Cheapy Tuesday and enjoy it with your bff. Or alone. Hey, we love emos, too!
 
We haven't seen it yet, but according to IMDb, Into the Woods is about "A witch that tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree."
 
All we know is we saw Johnny Depp in a wolf costume in the previews and we were totally on board.
 
 
4. Wait a sec... that doesn't look right...
 

That looks waaaaay more accurate.
Yeah, we're not going outside.
 
Suivant/Next!!
 
 
5. Only One by Paul McCartney (FROM THE BEATLES, PEOPLE) and Kanye West (from Kanye West yo) just came out and it's beautiful!
 
BTW, stay tuned next week, we have to address this whole "Who is Paul McCartney" debate that is going on online.
 
Go listen to the song, it's super mellow and it'll take away your blues!
If that won't do the trick, think about how much Kanye loves himself, that should work!
 
 
Happy Friday guys, be good this weekend! xox
 


MUSIC MONDAY: STARTING THE YEAR OFF WITH FUNK

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
 
We want to wish you all a very happy, prosperous and funky 2015. To start it off, we thought we'd share a song that really gets everyone up and going. We're not saying it's THE New Year's song yet, but we can't deny that we didn't jam to it when the clock struck 12 on the 1st.

Here is British DJ Mark Ronson with Uptown Funk featuring charming Hawaiian shorty Bruno Mars.
 
 
 Let us know in the comments what your go-to song has been for the past 5 days... what has you completely #addicted? xox