Monday, September 29, 2014

On the Go with Ame & Lulu

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Ame & Lulu. I received product samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
I feel like I am on the go more than ever before in my life. With my new job, I'm a lot happier, but my commute is still longer than I might prefer (albeit shorter than it was last year). With Corey traveling two or three days (and nights) a week, I am trying to take advantage of that time to plan at least one night of girl's time a week. And, let's not forget to mention barre classes and gym workouts five days a week. Oh...and running my store on Teachers pay Teachers. Because I'm always on the go, I have to tote a lot of items back and forth every day. Do you know what really helps with that - a ridiculously cute tote.

Enter Ame & Lulu's Easy Tote. Previously, I had carried an ancient sorority Vinyard Vines tote to the gym. While I do love that tote, it wasn't really large enough for me to fit everything I needed and it wasn't quite adult enough. Ame & Lulu was created in 2003 by Amye Kurson with one goal in mind - to be stylish while on the go. I love the preppy, colorful patterns and think they really do just that. No frumpy workout bag for me.

I work out almost every day after work. I've always really loved to workout but it became a necessity after one too many mid-meeting chocolates at my previous job. Yikes. I have a long commute to work so honestly, I'm exhausted when I get home. Even though I love working out, my couch is calling my name the minute I walk in the door. So, to end up at the gym instead of on my couch, I pack my Easy Tote the night before and head straight to the gym or to my favorite Barre studio. Even if I have to stop by my house to let Riley out, I make that a quick in and out and change clothes at the gym. Here is how my Ame & Lulu tote makes that possible.
I pack it with a super cute workout outfit. Being cute while working out really motivates me. That is one reason why I love this bag so much - it is a cute accessory for the gym. Inside my bag, you will find a workout top and bottom, my sneakers, yoga mat, water bottle, and iPad (because I have just started doing Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide for three of my workouts a week). I was also gifted the Ame & Lulu Essentials Insert, which I just love. Inside I keep deodorant, a brush, extra barre socks, and regular socks. I also drop my keys, driver's license, and debit card into the matching Key Pouch. I love that all three pieces match. I feel so put together, even though I am often running around acting a little crazy to fit everything into a busy day. Inside the tote is also a zippered pocket, which is perfect to drop my phone inside.  

The Ame & Lulu Easy Tote is available in seven colors. I chose the sugar and absolutely love it, although I think all of the patterns are cute while still giving off a mature, put-together vibe. The tote is large enough to carry all of my essentials. It would also be a perfect bag for my teaching supplies. It seems easy to clean so for those of you with children - it could work as a diaper bag as well. The Easy Tote is just one of so many cute, colorful accessories for the active lifestyle available at Ame & Lulu. The Yoga Mat Bag or Wine Caddy are next on my list. 

If you are finding yourself falling in love with Ame & Lulu like I have, you are in luck. Ame & Lulu is offering all A Carolina Mrs. readers 25% off with the code love25. What pattern would you choose?


  1. I love the bag your carrying. Such a cute print and would be perfect for a picnic or tailgate.

  2. Your bag is so classy looking! I love it.

  3. Cute bag! i got a similar one in the navy and blue pattern -- but this was my second favorite pattern! what a great company. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a May Designs giveaway on cornflake dreams


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