HOW TO: STYLE ATHLEISURE LIKE ZELATA

Everywhere we look these days, it's easy to spot fashion girls wearing activewear + comfy basics. Clearly, athleisure is the new daytime dress-code for boss babes who are always on the move, and we wanted to find out why.

So we caught up with one of our fave gurls, Zelata Kogan, for a quick convo about how and why she styles athleisure on the regular. 

Check out Zelata's take on a typical day in the life of a true #ardenebabe.

9:00 am - Making breakfast for me + bae

I don't think I could ever hit the gym without having a healthy breakfast first + drinking enough water. I also love snacks... as you can see from the jar of Nutella hidden in this pic. 


12:00 pm - Meeting the gurls for lunch

I'm a huge fan of walking everywhere so comfortable footwear = must-have. Ok, I realize that walking in the winter is hard, so I do it whenever I can!


3:00 pm - Getting some work done

I'm working on so many fun new projects ahh! Having a job like mine means moving around all day, so I have to be comfy + unrestricted by my outfit.

Also, the MOVE satin joggers I'm wearing here are everything.

ps. If you wanna see all the cool new stuff, be sure to follow all my snaps! ūüĎĽ


FOLLOW ZELATA

Insta: @thezelatakogan
Snap: thezelata
Photography: @david_maman

Share your athleisure style with @ardene on insta using #ardenelove

xo, Ardene

TRENDING NOW: SHADES OF KHAKI

Our fave neutral color is back in action + we're really excited. ICYMI, Khaki isn't just for tourists in cargo shorts. 

Obvi this is really exciting, because Khaki is one of the most versatile colors + its the perfect basic closet staple. Infinite outfit possibilities? You bet.

Let's get down to the good stuff.





Show @ardene how you rock khaki on Insta using #ardenelove!

xo, Ardene

CONTEST ALERT: THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE


WIN $500 IN MOVE GEAR!
#GURLCANMOVE

All you gotta do is dance like nobody's watching. Here's how it's gonna work...


HOW TO ENTER
- Follow @ardene on Instagram rn (make sure your account is public)

- Ok... maybe practice your dance moves first

- Take a video or boomerang of yourself dancing + post it on Insta using #GURLCANMOVE

- Challenge 5 gurls in your squad to do the challenge on Insta 

- You’ll be entered for the chance to win $500 in Move gear


Contest ends January 31st, 2017.

xo, Ardene





CONCOURS "THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE"



GAGNE 500 $ EN PRODUITS MOVE !
#GURLCANMOVE

Tu as juste à danser comme si personne ne regardait... Voici comment faire.


COMMENT PARTICIPER
- Suis @ardene sur Instagram mnt (assure-toi que ton compte est publique)

- Ok... pratique peut-être tes moves avant d'enregistrer.

- Prends une vid√©o ou un boomerang de toi en train de danser + affiche-le sur Insta avec #GURLCANMOVE

- Mets au d√©fi 5 de tes amies pour le faire aussi sur Insta 

- Tu seras inscrite pour la chance de gagner 500 $ en produits MOVE


Le concours se termine le 31 janvier 2017. 

xo, Ardène

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THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE CONTEST RULES AND REGS
THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE contest (The “Contest”) begins on January 25th, 2017 at 4p.m. (EST) and ends on January 31st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) (the “Promotion Period”). This Contest is sponsored by Arden Holdings Inc. (“Ardene”) (the “Sponsor”). This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram. By participating in this Contest, you are effectively releasing and forever discharging Instagram from any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, losses and expenses arising outof, or in connection with, the Contest. This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and USA who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of entry and who are physically residing in Canada and theContinental USA. Employees of the Ardene brand are not eligible to enter nor are any persons with whom they are domiciled. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: Participants must have a public Instagram account during the contest period. There is one (1) prize to be won. There are two (2) ways to enter.
1.INSTAGRAM ENTRY
1.Follow @Ardene on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene
2.Practice your dance moves
3.Take a video dancing and post it on Insta using #GURLCANMOVE
4.Challenge 5 gurls in your squad to do the challenge for the chance to win $500 worth of MOVE collection
2.E-MAIL ENTRY
1.You can also enter our THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE by e-mailing your DANCE video to contest@ardene.com.

PRIZE RETAIL VALUE: There is one (1) winner: 1 $500 ARDENE gift card.
WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Ardene, in their sole discretion, will select 1 winner based on the creativity of the video. The winner will be announced on Feb 1stat around 4pm on Instagram. 1 entry / person. Following the winners announcement, the winners will be contacted via direct message on Instagram.


If a winner cannot be reached or does not claim his/her prize after two (2) days or 48 hours, another winner may or may not be selected, at Ardene’ssole discretion. “Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the R√©giedes alcools, des courses et des jeuxof Quebec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the R√©gieonly for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.”

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R√ąGLEMENTS DU CONCOURS THEGURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE # 20-16517-32
Le concours THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE (Le “Concours”) d√©bute le 25 janvier 2017 √† 16h (HNE) et se termine le 31 janvier 2017 √† 23h59 (HNE) (la «p√©riode de promotion»). Ce Concours est commandit√© par Les Placements Arden Inc. (Ard√®ne) (le «Commanditaire»). Ce Concours n'est en aucun cas commandit√©, associ√© ou endoss√© parInstagram. En participant √† ce Concours, le participant d√©gageInstagram de toute responsabilit√©,r√©clamation, actionou base d'action d√©coulantdesdommages, d√©penses, co√Ľts et pertesqu'il ou elle pourrait subir en raison du ou li√© au Concours. Ce Concours est ouvert aux r√©sidents l√©gaux du Canada et des √Čtats-Unis qui ont treize (13) ans ou plus au moment de l’inscription et qui r√©sident physiquement au Canada ou aux √Čtats-Unis continental. Les employ√©s de la marque Ard√®ne ne sont pas √©ligibles √† participer, ainsi que toute personne partageant un domicile avec l'employ√© en question. Toute loi et r√©gulation f√©d√©ral, provincial, d'√©tat, ou local applicable s'appliquent √† ce concours.
COMMENT PARTICIPER :Le participant doit avoir un compte Instagram public durant la période du Concours. Il y a un (1) prix à gagner. Il y a deux (2) façons de participer.1. INSCRIPTION VIA INSTAGRAM
1.Suis @Ardene sur Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene
2.Pratique tes moves de danse
3.Prends-toi en vidéo et mets-le sur Instagram avec #GURLCANMOVE
4.Mets au défi 5 de tes amies pour courir la chance de gagner 500 $ en produits MOVE
 2. INSCRIPTION PAR COURRIEL

1.Tu peux aussi participer au concours THE GURL CAN MOVE CHALLENGE en envoyant ta vidéo par courriel à contest@ardene.com
VALEUR DU PRIX AU D√ČTAIL :Il y aura un (1) gagnants(es) : 1 carte-cadeau ARD√ąNE de 500 $.
PROCESSUS DE NOTIFICATION DU GAGNANT(E) :Ard√®ne, √† sa discr√©tion, choisira 1 gagnant selon la cr√©ativit√© de la vid√©o. Le gagnant sera annonc√© le 1ierf√©vrier vers 16h sur Instagram. 1 entr√©e / personne. Suivant l’annonce du gagnant, Ard√®ne contactera le gagnant par messagerie direct sur Instagram.
Le ou la gagnant(e) a deux (2) jours (48 heures) pour r√©clamer son prix. Il est √† la discr√©tion d'Ard√®nede choisir un nouveau gagnant ou pas de gagnant du tout si le temps allou√© de 48 h n'est pas respect√© ou si toutes les exigences ne sont pas respect√©es. «Un diff√©rend quant √† l'organisation ou √† la conduite d'un concours publicitaire peut √™tre soumis √† la R√©gie des alcools, des courses et des jeux afin qu'il soit tranch√©. Un diff√©rend quant √† l'attribution d'un prix peut √™tre soumis √† la R√©gie uniquement aux fins d'une intervention pourtenter de le r√©gler.»

MUSIC MONDAY: WHY GOOD TUNES HELP YOU WORK OUT


Ever notice how a jammin' playlist can change your mood? It's well known that music has a powerful ability to move us + give us all the feels... And it's cool to know you can use music as a way to motivate yourself - especially when it's time to work out.

If you're a couch potato looking for a way to hit the gym, this one's for you. Here are some reasons to turn to music for a little extra workout help.

IT MOTIVATES YOU
Yup, it's true. Music has a positive effect on the brain that can make you smarter + happier + more productive. All good things when you're trying to escape the depths of a Netflix binge.

IT GIVES YOU RHYTHM
Tapping your feet to the beat? Hang on to that momentum during during a workout, and you'll soon get into a solid rhythm.

IT KEEPS YOU GOING
Music with high BPM (beats per minute) can give you a feeling of excitement and motivation - especially something up-tempo with a sick beat. Turn it up when you're doing cardio like running or spinning.

IT HELPS YOU RECOVER
The same way fast-paced tunes can propel you into beast mode, a slow soothing melody can cool you down. Play the slow stuff for your shavasanas and your stretching.


For extra motivation, check out our latest MOVE collection - in stores now. 

 xo, Ardene




TRENDING NOW: BIEBER COLLECTION


Ok, confession time... We're Beliebers. 
#sorrynotsorry.

We just dropped some seriously lit Bieber merch in our stores, and literally everybody here at HQ has rushed over to get their hands on it. For real.

If you're not totally convinced that you can pull off street style with the Biebs, we're here to prove it.






Share your Bieber outfits with @ardene on the 'gram using #ardenelove.

xo, Ardene



A DAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS // UNE JOURN√ČE √Ä AUSTIN, TEXAS

This season we picked Austin, Texas as the location for our photoshoot, and it was beyond. It should 100% be on your next adventure list.

ICYMI, Austin is the food + music capital of the US (um, hello SXSW Festival), has killer street art, and suuuuch good vibes. We had some free time, so we spent the day in South Congress, a neighborhood known locally as SOCO.

Here's what you can do with a day in SOCO.
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Cette saison, nous avons choisi Austin, Texas comme emplacement pour notre shoot, et c'était trop un bon choix. Vraiment à rajouter sur ta liste d'aventures.

Austin est la capitale de la bouffe et de la musique des √Čtats (tu connais le FestivalSXSW?) et est un expert en art de rue. Durant notre temps libre, on s'est promen√© dans South Congress, un quartier convenablement appell√© SoCo.

Voici quoi faire lors d'un séjour à SoCo.

9:00 AM
Start the day in SOCO by checking out the iconic "Greetings from Austin" sign.

Commence la journ√©e √† SoCo en d√©couvrant l'enseigne "Greetings from Austin".


9:30 AM
Walk over to Gourdough's Big, Fat, Donuts for breakfast. We recommend the Flying Pig: Maple + Bacon = Love.

Rends-toi √† Gourdough's Big, Fat, Donuts pour d√©jeuner. On recommande d'essayer le Flying Pig : √Črable + Bacon = <3


10:30 AM
Move the squad to Jo's Coffee on South Congress. Tagged on the side of Jo's, there's the famous "I love you so much" mural.

Ensuite, c'est l'heure d'aller √† Jo's Coffee sur South Congress. Sur le c√īt√© de l'√©difice, la fameuse murale "I love you so much".


11:30 AM
Now that you're in the mood for street art, wander along South Congress looking for more. There's lots.

Maintenant que tu as go√Ľt√© √† l'art de rue d'Austin, prom√®ne-toi sur South Congress pour d√©couvrir le reste. Il y en a tellement.


12:30 PM
Lunch time. Head to Torchy's Tacos. Taco level: 100

C'est l'heure de d√ģner. Et pas n'importe quoi : Torchy's Tacos.


2:00 PM
Walk off that food coma. Go shopping along South Congress for cool stuff.

Dépense un peu ton repas en magasinant sur South Congress pour des trucs trop cool.


3:30 PM
Time for more food. Ribs in Austin = Franklin Barbecue

Ok, on a encore faim. C√ītes lev√©es √† Austin = Franklin Barbecue


4:30 PM
You defs have room for dessert. Check out Hey, Cupcake!

Encore de la place pour le dessert? D√©couvre Hey, Cupcake!


5:30 PM
Start the evening with some local live music at The Continental Club.

Commence bien la soir√©e avec de la musique au Continental Club.


Literally the perfect day. Adios, SOCO!

Tellement la journée parfaite! Adios, SoCo!


Psst!
Get a sneak peek at some behind the scenes photoshoot action here:

Découvre nos moments photographiques dans les coulisses ici :


Follow @ardene on Instagram for more fun stuff.

Suis @ardene sur Instagram pour encore plus de trucs amusants.

xo, Ardene


MUSIC MONDAY: INDIE ALBUMS COMING SOON


New music is always good news + we've got plenty of that today.

Read on for 5 indie albums we're super excited about!


THE XX - I SEE YOU
Release date: January 13, 2017

The song On Hold has already been out for a few months, and we can't wait to hear the rest.



BECK
Release date: TBC

According to Beck, their latest album is being released "very soon." That's awesome, cause we're already like 'wow' about the latest single, Wow.



THE SHINS
Release date: TBC

Their newest album is set to release some time in 2017, but no word yet on when. In the meantime, here's a taste of their latest song Dead, Alive.


HAIM
Release date: Summer 2017

If you do't know Haim, they're a bunch of indie babes who know how to rock. And they're sisters! Check out one of their most recent songs.




THE FLAMING LIPS
Release date: January 13, 2017

Part psychedelic rock, part pop... The Flaming Lips... Ok they're a little weird, but they make awesome music.


Follow us on Spotify!

xo, Ardene

DIY: POMPOM SHOES TWO WAYS


Let's talk about the insanely cute trend that's making itself known these days: pompom shoes. And the best part about pompom shoes is that they're really easy to DIY.

So easy, that we're gonna show you two ways to do it.

YOU NEED

SNEAKERS
A pair of sneakers
2 Medium pompom keychains (we have 'em in-store)

FLATS
A pair of flats
2 small pompoms (we used hair elastics)
Glue gun
Scissors


FOR THE SNEAKERS

STEP 1
Remove the keychain loop from the pompom. The idea is to shorten the chain so the pompom doesn't hang too far off your shoe.

STEP 2
Thread the pompom onto one shoe lace.

STEP 3
Put the shoe lace back through the eyelet, and pull tight.

STEP 4
Repeat for the second shoe.

Tie your sneaks + wear 'em!


FOR THE FLATS

STEP 1
Cut the pompom off the hair elastic.

STEP 2
Put a dime-sized drop of hot glue in the middle of the toe, near the top.

STEP 3
Place the pompom + hold it down for a few secs until it's dry.

STEP 4
Repeat for the second shoe. That's literally it.

And boom. Now you can rock one of the best looks of the season in two ways.

We wanna see how you DIY! Share your sneaks + flats with @ardene on Insta using #ardenelove

xo,
Ardene

And p.s. Stay tuned, cause we have some serious sneaks coming in for spring!

MUSIC MONDAY: 5 SONGS TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED


If you've kept your new year's resolutions so far, you go gurl. 

For those of us who need a little extra encouragement, here's a list of confidence boosting songs with killer lyrics.

You got this. ūüĎá


I LOVE ME
Meghan Trainor, Lunchmoney Lewis
They gon' try to clip my wings, but I'm gon fly, I'm gon' fly.



RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS)
Beyoncé
Who run the world? Girls!



SIT STILL, LOOK PRETTY
Daya
This gal right here's gonna rule the world.



KANYE
Chainsmokers
With every step, no, I won't second guess what I want.



THE GREATEST
Sia
Runnin' outta breath, but I, oh, I, I got stamina.



Follow ardenerocks on Spotify!

xo, Ardene


HOW TO: CREATE A VISION BOARD


If you've never made a vision board, you're gonna want to.

The new year literally juuuust started, so now's the ideal time to plan life + motivate yourself so you can reach your 2017 goals. You probably made a new year's resolution or two... this'll help you keep them.

The power of positive thinking goes a long way!

YOU NEED
Cork board (we used 16 x 20)
A picture frame (also 16 x 20)
Pins
Scissors
5 goals you want to accomplish in 2017
Pics of you + your friends + fam
Motivational quotes
Any other fun stuff that inspires you



STEP 1: SET GOALS
They can be about you, your friends, fam, school, work, health, etc. Pick 5 that really mean something to you.

We're all about gurl power in 2017, so here's what we chose:

- Say something nice to myself every day
- Be a great friend to my gurls
- Do positive things for my body
- Read more books
- Plan an adventure


STEP 2: CUT AND PASTE
Decorate your vision board with pics, quotes, stickers, pins, and all the fun stuff you can find. Make it your own!




DONE!

Share your vision board with @ardene on the 'gram using #ardenelove

xo, Ardene

MUSIC MONDAY: BEST SONGS OF 2016


Oh hey, 2017.

2016 was a real influential year for music. Some new artists made their way into our lives, and some important ones left us behind. Thanks to 2016, the musical landscape we all share will be forever changed.

... Anyway, enough with the nostalgia. Here are our fave songs of 2016.


Can't wait to hear what 2017 has to offer.

Rock on, gurls.

xo, Ardene