Lizatard Love!

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Happy JUNE…wait…what the heck it’s June? Seriously May came and went in the blink of an eye!

I was thinking….it’s been a while since we’ve shared new leos hasn’t it? Hmmm well there’s no time like the present right?

If you’ve been with us for a while then you know that we love Lizatards and are thrilled to be on the Lizatards ambassador team! This month Gabbi got some ridiculously cute leos and we couldn’t wait to share them!

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Two Toned Bright Chevron Leotard:

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This leotard is ADORABLE & a must have for any gymnast or dancer! Gabbi usually doesn’t like two or more fabric because of the seams (they really bother her) but she adores this leo and wears it around the house and with shorts!
The pewter at the top has a beautiful sparkle to it and the tie dyed bright chevron is sparkly!

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Red, White and Blue Ribbons Leotard:

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This leotard is not only gorgeously patriotic but it is so comfortable (according to Gabbi of course) Gabbi was thrilled when she saw it, she loves everything and anything red, white and blue. The blue has a glistening sheen to it when the light catches it making it an attention grabber! I think we’re going to have to get Gabbi a red pair of bar shorts to go with this leo!

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As with her other Lizatards leos these are of the same great quality and fit! Gabbi is so narrow making some leotards fit her in the torso but they end up being super baggy in the body, that has never been the case with any of her Lizatards! It’s truly like the sizing is based on her as the model! *Gabbi is wearing a Lizatards CM and normally wears a 6/7 in Justice clothing. 

Gabbi also LOVES and really wants these Leotards:

 

 

QOTD (question of the day)
Head over to the Lizatards website and tell us which is your favorite leotard!

We have shared with SO many moms our love for Lizatards and nine times out of ten those same moms get their daughters Lizatards too! They are ALWAYS thrilled with their Lizatards Leotards as well!

Seriously Friends you NEED some Lizatards in your life!

*there are no sales codes or affiliate link in this post, I am not making money on this post.

Be sure to check out Lizatards website, there are so many great leotards to choose from!

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Lizatards Leotards on Sale!

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We are back from vacation…thats why I’ve been a bit missing in action! It was amazing and exactly what our family needed! YAY! It’s that time of year when the snow has finally melted {I hope it has where you live…I know its been trying to hang around in some parts of the country!} It actually starting to get down right hot! Today I wanted to share a some of Lizatards sale items…because I mean who doesn’t love a sale right? Let do this!

 

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Lizatards Leotard Lizard

 We LOVE this so much!
Lizatards Leotard Lime Loops

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Lizatards Leotard Lime Light

Lizatards Leotard Heart of Beast Velvet

 

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Holiday Gift Guide from Lizatards

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Hey friends! Christmas is coming fast and I know we are busy getting shopping done or any many cases started! If you have a little gymnast then this post is for you! Gabbi and I have picked some of our favorite Lizatards Leotards to share with you and we think they would be awesome under the tree this Christmas! This post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, so here we go!
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Here are some leotards we think you shouldn’t overlook and of course Gabbis favorite set!! Click the images below!

Lizatards Leotard Mermaid with Bow Back

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Girls Gymnastics Leotard Ombre and Snowcone Mesh Back Leotard

Lizatards Gymnastics Dance Giraffe Pattern  Leotard in Two Colors

Girls Gymnastics Leotard Glow in the Dark Tank Style by Lizatards

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Cozy up with Lizatards Leotards!

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The snow is finally falling and we are LOVING it! After the hot summer we had that seemed to drag on and on this is for sure a welcomed sight! We have been gearing up for Thanksgiving and our family tradition of black friday shopping…but thats not what I’m here to talk about! You saw in the title…more Lizatards y’all! Gabbi got the best and most special package in the mail earlier this week and we can’t wait to share, so let’s get into it now!

LizatardsFrozen Elsa Leotard

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Gabbi about lost it when she opened this GORGEOUS leotard! She has wanted this for a while now and couldn’t be more thrilled to have it! This two toned leotard has more glisten than I have ever seen, when the light catches it it’s almost blinding. The jeweled snowflake on the chest it the icing on the cake! This has moved to number one as her favorite leotard and for good reason, just look at it! GORGEOUS!

Green and Gold

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This gorgeous leotard is different from any other leotard Gabbi has, the green fabric is velvety and oh so cozy! Gabbi is so excited to wear this leotard next week because this week the gym was so cold even after warm up and she is sure this will keep her warm without getting too how! She and I both love the sparkle of the gold when the light catches it!

GYMNAST Hoodie

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This hoodie is probably Gabbis favorite item she received! She LOVE the space dye colors and it fits her perfectly. It’s not too heavy so I know this will be a favorite all year round. It came a few days ago and she has worn it every single day, school, church, shopping and just lounging around the house!

GYMNAST Capris Pants

These are Gabbis second favorite item! She loves this pants, they fit like a glove and work  great with her ugg boots she wears all the time. Usually stretchy pants like this don’t fit her well but these are greats and just like the hoodie she’s been wearing these every day!

I HIGHLY recommend this set for your active little gymnast and of course the leotards!!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Liz at Lizatards for the awesome gifts!

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Loving Lizatards Leotards!

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It’s definitely hot outside isn’t it? Summer is the hottest in August here in PNW and this year is proving to be just like every other year, and we love it! Theres just something about listening to the kids play in the pool that is so relaxing and fun!

We were so surprised a few days ago when Gabbi received another package from Lizatards with some awesome goodies inside! I’m so excited to share them with you so let’s get right into it!

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Lavender Sparkle

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This purple leotard is SO sparkly I just could capture its gorgeousness in photos! We love the sparkly swirl design, it totally gives a competition leotard feel and Gabbi loves that! She loves it and will being wearing to her next practice because she thinks it looks perfect for beam day!

Pink and Purple Triangles

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This pink and purple gorgeous little number is Gabbi’s new favorite! She immediately put it in an announce she was not taking it off…and she wore it to practice the next day!

In addition to the two leos Gabbi also got a super cute carry all bag and fidget spinner!

We love the quality of these leotards and defiantly recommend them!!

Hey! Are you going to the National Gymnastics Congress in Anaheim? If you are be sure to visit the Lizatards at booth, it’s #137! They have awesome leotards and other goodies at their booth! We so badly wish we were going to be there!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Liz at Lizatards for the awesome gifts!

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Some Lizatard LOVE!

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It’s no surprise that we love leotards in our house…well specifically my daughter loves the leotards! One of our most favorite companies is Lizatards! Before we get in to what we are loving right now, here is a bit about Lizatards:

Lizatards has always been all about family and friends. A Mom started creating unique leotards for her daughter as a young gymnast. Her teammates and other Moms and Dads started asking where they could purchase these leotards, and a business was born.

That was almost 20 years ago!  And we still love what we do!  We choose the best fabrics available, are constantly conjuring up design inspirations for new styles with comfort and fit in mind.

Give us a chance, and we’ll show you that we listen to our customers, understand that  you have many choices when it comes to spending your hard-earned money, and we really appreciate your business.

The company’s name came from Liz’s son, he thought since Liz was creating and selling LEOTARDS, the company ought to be named LIZATARDS.  Yes, it’s kind of silly but it stuck.

We have a couple of new categories, one for Moms since we think Mom deserves a little something special every once in a while.  And Gifts that Give Back, a category where Lizatards gives a percentage of every sale to a non profit organization.

 

LizatardsWe just can’t get enough of their cute logo and leotards! This week Gabbi received a fun package with two of the cutest Lizatards leotards, and let me tell you she fell in love immediately and so did mama! The package couldn’t have come at a better time because on of the leos will be perfect for the 4th of July…trust me you’ll agree! Without further ado here are the leos!

Americana Leotard

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This is possibly Gabbis favorite leo to date! She LOVES red white and blue so this is right up her alley! She adores the sparkle and strappy shoulder, it’s so much fun {psst it’s too cute with jean shorts!}

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Pink and Purple Ombre Mesh Back Leotard

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Gabbi LOVES the back of this leo so much…I mean c’mon don’t you? Its adorable! The gorgeous hot pink and purple is defiantly a favorite and gets a TON of compliments! {again adorable with jean shorts or a skirt!}

These came a few days ago and guys Gabbi pretty much lives in these! She adores the Americana so much and in fact wore it to the gym today and had SO many compliments! Even the owner of gym asked where we got it because they would like to look into the brand!! How cool is that!

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I really love the quality of these leotards, these have the feel of a very expensive leo but not the price tag, which we love! There have been countless time we have gotten new leos only to discover they are of a lesser quality that we were expecting for the larger price tag, that is just not the case when it comes to Lizatards. There are a ton of other styles so be sure you check them out…NOW!!! They are great and we HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with a gymnast {or anyone who wants to get their daughter a great quality leotard for dance or anything!}

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Liz at Lizatards for the awesome gifts!

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Gymnastics Leotard DOs and DON’Ts {HIGHLY requested}

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It may seem like the leotard is the easiest part about gymnastics but any gymnastics mom knows that is so NOT the case. In fact sometimes the leo can actually be the most difficult part (especially with littler girls or girls with sensitive skin) Gabbi is very picky about fabrics, she has very dry skin so different fabrics can make her very itchy. Gabbi has ‘very specific’ likes and dislikes as I’m sure all your daughter do! I rarely get Gabbi a leotard without having her input.

Here are few DOs and DON’Ts to help make leo shopping as easy as possible! {These are just my thoughts and what has worked for us 🙂 }

DOs {in no particular order}:

  • DO buy leotards that show off your little gymnasts personality- colors, styles, fabrics etc.
  • DO buy sleeveless leotards, they are by far the favorite and most practical for most climates. Gabbi says they are the most comfortable!
  • DO buy at least one fancy competition style leotard. This will be perfect for personal photos, team pictures, in-house gym meet up or just so your little gymnast feels special!
  • DO buy backless leotards especially if you are in a warmer climate. Foxy’s Leotards is great for this! There are some SUPER cute new summer styles that just dropped!
  • DO buy 2nd hand leotards, you can get a great deal for gently used! eBay and children’s consignment shops are great options. I got Gabbi a practically brand new K-Bee leotard for $5!!
  • DO accept hand me downs. Even if they are a bit big at the time you little gymnast will grow into it.
  • DO buy dark leotards especially if your gymnast is self-conscious about sweat {for older gymnast this is a great option for certain times of the month it may thwart a would be an embarrassing situation}
  • DO buy leotards with a bit of growing room
  • DO wait for sales on your favorite brands sites!
  • DO refer to each brands sizing chart. Rarely to never are sizing charts even close from brand to brand.
  • DO know your daughter measurements {chest, waist, hips and torso} when buying leotards online. As mentioned above, most companies have very different sizing charts, your gymnast may wear a XS in one brand and a MED in another.
  • DO buy 2 piece sets {tank and shorts} for tiny gymnast who may need to potty often. These sets can be found in lots of places but I personally recommend Target.
  • DO buy leotards made locally or from a small business  Flip Flop Leos & Lizatards!
  • DO buy leotards that are one solid piece of fabric if your daughter is sensitive. {Sometimes multiple fabric leos aren’t as comfortable if there is a lot of inside stitching. Also some metallic fabrics can be tighter and less flexible.}
  • DO support your club’s pro shop. This is a great way to help show your support, usually the pro shop helps support fun club activities, the snack bar and scholarships.
  • DO continue to buy from a brand over and over if your gymnast LOVES it!
  • DO buy custom name leos with a bit of growing room. Sylvia P offers some of the most gorgeous “name” leos, they are a bit pricey so you might want to size up. NOTE * SP is a Aussie company so be sure to refer to the sizing charts and have a tape measure 🙂
  • DO buy baby hangers if you hang your daughters leos. I truly feel they hold them the best.

DON’Ts {in no particular order}:

  • If your daughter says she does not like something, this could be anything from the fabric to the sleeve length DON’T buy it anyway because she will no wear it.
  • DON’T buy 2 piece set with growing room. Make sure all mini shorts are snug enough if they are too loose it could end up very embarrassing for your daughter.
  • DON’T buy a leotard that is “almost” too tight because she will without a doubt have a growth spirt.
  • DON’T feel limited on brands you know, branch out to other brands, many brands have a return policy so if you get one that your daughter just can’t stand you can return it.
  • DON’T buy a leotard with decals or multi stitched fabric if your daughter doesn’t like the feel of the stitching or the hard backing glue can have on the inside.
  • DON’T buy a leotard no matter how cute it is if your daughter doesn’t love it, she will NOT wear it.
  • DON’T be afraid to hand too small leos down or sale them on eBay.
  • DON’T listen to critics who say you have too many leotards or says your daughter only needs 1 or 2 Leotards. If you want to get her 1 or 1000 that is completely up to you, no one has the right to shame you if you want to buy her 10,000!

*Although I have partnered with some of these brands in the past this post is 100% my own. None of the above mentioned brands are compensating me or involved with this post in any way. 

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