Sunday, 8 February 2015

Mode Sportif: The Upside

Sunday nights were made for browsing online and making wish lists, so now seems like an appropriate time to announce my newfound love for Australian website Mode Sportif.  The 'Active Luxe Leisurewear' destination offers various brands (including VPL, Olympia Activewear and Equipment) and all of which I certainly wouldn't mind seeing hanging in my wardrobe, however the standout brand for me is The Upside.

Ballet Crop in Polka Dot - The Upside


Occasionally, we all need some encouragement to turn up our workouts a notch and I find that clothes and accessories never fail to provide that dose of encouragement!  My favourite thing about leisurewear is the strange combination of both versatility and predictability.  I love that I will most likely already be familiar with the comfortable fit and general style of a piece, but then can still be surprised by the patterns, textures and colours used.  Oh and the introduction of zips, panelling, buttons and cut-out designs is always welcome!  Heading to the New Arrivals department at Mode Sportif has pretty much made my night.  Speaking as someone who tends to gravitate towards wearing black/grey when working out, the selection of new pieces by The Upside tick all of the right boxes - the Polka Dot Ballet Crop and matching Polka Dot Running Shorts make a particularly chic but edgy ensemble!

Run Short in Polka Dot - The Upside

Along with the super-sweet Polka Dot Ballet Crop, my eyes also darted to the equally stylish Python Print Ballet Crop, a piece that I've got one million tons of love for, but will be leaving for the Australian beauties to work - I'm pretty sure beautiful bronzed skin is compulsory when wearing a python print crop top and I have a horrible feeling this British winter isn't going to be helping me out.  Anyway, for now I'm content with living vicariously through others and Mode Sportif becomes everybody's friend at this point, by providing a Mode Society section on their website to serve as a constant source of inspiration.  Anticipate plenty of leisurewear, beauty and colour! This is definitely what Sunday night were made for!

Mode Society - Mode Sportif


























With love,

Gabrielle x


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  1. Well, love it.
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    Have a nice evening!

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  2. These are so lovely and I really like the polka dots run shorts! I would wear it out with a plain white t-shirt for a laid back, casual and chic look.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. So glad you like these as much as I do and I love your styling idea!! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. That's really beautiful luxury leisure-wear!!

    Rosa
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  4. Loving the polka dot prints in the crop top and pants and shorts! I love polka dots on anything! The inspiration in all of this is amazing!

    Denise
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    1. The polka dot print is certainly unusual and it works so, so well!

      Gabrielle x

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  5. I really love these looks!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. I'm so glad! Have a lovely weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  6. Loveee the polka dot shorts babe! And I completely agree with you!! Sometimes we all just need a form of encouragement to go for *that* run. And you know what? Sometimes cute workout clothes do act as a major encouragement :p

    PSPS: I hope you're feeling better now, dear.

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    1. The shorts are ridiculously cute! You're so right and workout clothes like these are a definite source of motivation haha ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  7. LOVVVE the polka dots! SOOOO chic! SOO rockin! Fabbb outfits!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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    1. So glad you love these as much as I do girls!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I love the polka dot outfits.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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    1. No problem, thanks for your comment!

      Gabrielle x

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  9. Love those dot running shorts, so chic!

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    1. They could work with so many tees/vests, for sure :)

      Gabrielle x

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  10. Love the first look, I'd wear that, so cute :) xx

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    1. That's also my favourite look out of the latest The Upside arrivals to Mode Sportif!

      Gabrielle x

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  11. very stylish sportswear!

    x Mieke

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  12. Love this looks, are so cool.
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    1. So glad you think so as well, Isabel

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  13. Ooh I have never heard of that online site before and I'm from Australia haha. I will have to check it out. I'm already lusting over the polka dots pieces. I love me anything polka dots! :)
    ♥Natalie
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    1. The same often happens to me with UK website introductions haha! Happy browsing! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  14. hey there :) cool post !its pretty!

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  15. Hi Gabrielle! I don't know this website but I agree with your beautiful choices! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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    1. I'm happy to have introduced you to the website - thank you, have a great evening!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. Love it! I'm trying to get back into the swing of working out, and it's so weird but the clothes kind of make it break that goal!

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    1. Good luck with getting back into working out, you'll be feeling fantastic in no time at all! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  17. Amazing sporty clothing! I love polka dots and those short catch my eyes immediately! Thanks for sharing and have a nice week!
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    1. The shorts really are very striking, you're more than welcome and thank you!

      Gabrielle x

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  18. Love polka dots! Really love that sweater and shorts look, looks very comfy but so nice at the same time which I love! Great picks love xx

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    1. You and me both! So true, that's the ultimate goal combination when finding workout clothes, after all!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. Stunning post dear!

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  20. Great post, love the polka dots, cute.
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. They seem to be going down well with most people!

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  22. THE WEBSITE IS AUSTRALIAN OMG OMG OMG
    (Just had to get that out of my system)

    My favourites are probably those polka dot running shorts, although it all looks cool c:

    Amy;
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    1. Haha that's super cute, the shorts are probably my favourite too.. although the polka dot crop is growing on me too!

      Gabrielle x

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  23. These outfits are so cute! I've been looking for athletic wear and these are super cute!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I appreciate it!

    Jenan
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    1. I'm on a never-ending search for cute workout gear, so I feel you!

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  24. Polka dotted crop tops sound so fun, I'm thinking wearing that with high waisted tulle skirt when the weather gets warmer! Thanks for the insight Gabrielle! have a great one! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. That's a really pretty styling idea, Lena, I can imagine that look working so well! You're very welcome, have a fantastic weekend :)

      Gabrielle x

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  25. This looks so cozy! Love those shorts!

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    1. So glad you love them too!

      Gabrielle x

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  26. I totally agree that cute work out clothes definitely give me more encouragement if they weren't so cute. I don't have any "cute" workout clothes; I used old shirts and shorts but I may now go out and buy cute workout clothes thanks to this post Gabrielle! Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of The Upside but I'll definitely check it out!

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    1. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who is motivated by cute workout clothes! Ah Katherine, it's time to kit yourself out! ;) No problem, happy browsing!!

      Gabrielle x

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  27. We feel like if we had the workout gear we would totally work out harder lol. Yeah Sundays are the best for being on the prowl for things we don't need. Thanks for sharing!!

    xx 365Hangers

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    1. I don't blame you, I feel the same way as soon as I grow tired of current workout gear haha! You're very welcome!

      Gabrielle x

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  28. Love that these are unique patterns for workout clothes!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. I love that about these pieces too!

      Gabrielle x

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  29. Imagens linda amei o look tenha uma semana abençoada.
    Novo canal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LOCPg0HbTA

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    1. Thanks very much, so glad you like them as well

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  30. Great polka-dot-style :)))

    xoxo
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      Gabrielle x

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  31. These pieces look so cute and comfy! I suppose working out might not be such a chore when wearing such a fun pattern.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. The polka dot crop looks particularly flattering and comfortable!

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  32. Great selections!!!

    XO,
    KayElle

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  33. That polkadot outfit is adorable! I really feel like maybe if I bought cuter activewear, I'd be more inclined to go to the gym. Maybe something I'll actually try out! :)

    Marta
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    1. That's not a bad theory, I have a feeling it'd be the same for many people! Good luck! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  34. The clothing items are amazing! I guess I'll have to add them to my wishlist also

    Shalay,
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    1. Haha I also have a forever-expanding wish list ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  35. I love this because it is polka dots, one of my favourites!

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    1. Polka dots are also a favourite of mine, Imogen!

      Gabrielle x

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  36. Hello Gaby! That is what I used to do on Sunday nights and every other night but since I took up the task of following my blogging passion I barely find any spare time to shop on line:-( Not right! But on a positive side, it is actually saving me a lot of money:-) Like you, wearing nice looking workout clothes motivates me to go to the gym and break a sweat and the pieces you are sharing in this post are super, super cute! I have never seen anything like that. Will check them out! Thanks for sharing Gaby and have an amazing week! XOXO, Jeannette

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    1. Hey Jeannette! It's a good job you entered the world of blogging then in that case haha and congratulations on all of the money you've saved! I'm so pleased you love these pieces as much as I do, cute workout clothing really can make a difference :) Thank you, have a wonderful weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  37. WOW! I totally didn't realise these were sportswear until you had mentioned it!
    It's so pretty! I need to look into getting some- maybe it will motivate me to keep up my fitness!

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

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    1. They are cute enough to wear as casual wear, I agree! Comfortable and flattering sportswear can most definitely encourage you to workout more!

      Gabrielle x

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  38. Who knew workout clothes could be so cute and stylish? Great find Gabrielle! :)

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Certainly not me until I did some digging - and thanks Tina!!

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  39. yeah, I always feel like i need cute clothes to work out haha!x

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one haha ;)

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  40. It looks very cool! Perfect when you need some extra motivation to start working out... :)

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. That was my very point, so glad you agree Anett!

      Gabrielle x

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  41. I have never heard about this brand, but Mode Sportif's blog looks interesting, I see here so many inspirations :)

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    1. Happy to have introduced you to the website and brand!

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      Gabrielle x

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  43. I would love to have these cute polka dot pieces in my workout wardrobe! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. That makes two of us, I've added them to my wish list straight away!

      Gabrielle x

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  44. I have never heard of this brand, but will def check it out. I spend most of my money in sportswear as well since I love working out and to have the proper equipment and outfit is very crucial in terms of supporting the movement of the body :)

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    1. Happy browsing, Gail! I spend the most on shoes and jewellery, but sportswear is certainly climbing its way up the list - and good point, comfort and support are both so important!

      Gabrielle x

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  45. I love your writing style! Such gorgeous picks but NO I must restrain myself from buying any more! :) x

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    1. Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  46. I'm such a fan of leisurewear. I really love comfortable & versatile clothes, so Mode Sportif sounds like it could be a perfect match.

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    1. Yes! Me too! Mode Sportif is one hell of a website to browse through, that's for sure!

      Gabrielle x

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  47. There's so much cute sports wear about lately, I want it all!

    Corinne x
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    1. I feel you, writing this blog post has only increased my desire to own it all haha ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  48. Huge fan of the sporty chic!
    Edita
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  49. eek so nice!

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  50. I am so loving the polka dots on this outfit. Very chic

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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    1. They really do transform these pieces, that's for sure!

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  51. I'm in love! I'm usually a sucker at exercising, so this would give me some motivation!
    In love with your blog :)
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    1. Haha I'm sorry to hear that, though hopefully this could motivate you! :)

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  52. Love sporty looks! Especially for spring!

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    1. .. and especially when exercising! haha

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  53. nice looks!! :D

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  54. I find having cute workout gear is quite encouraging also. I love polka dots, so these selections really appeal to me. I haven't heard of this brand before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention :) Have a fab evening.

    Keisha xo
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    1. It can make the whole process that little bit more entertaining and you're more than welcome Keisha - have a lovely weekend! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  55. Sporty and inspire:) cool post! Noora / www.noorajatuukka.blogspot.fi. Have a nice day dear!

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  56. Ahahaha my Sunday nights are spent much the same way. Though I tend to trawl through My Theresa and Net-A-Porter and drool over pieces that make my bank balance weep.

    Sxx
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    1. Oh God, Net-A-Porter is on my Sunday night hit list of websites to browse through as well!

      Gabrielle x

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  57. I'm loving the polka dot outfit! Very laidback and cute <3

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    1. It's a great way of looking chic whilst working out, for sure!

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  58. I'm too lazy for work-outs, but I love shopping for sporty outfits! Lol! Love the round-up, sweetie! xoxo

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    1. Haha I'm sure that's just as good, Shirley! ;) Thanks so much for dropping in!

      Gabrielle x

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  59. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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    1. That's great to hear, thanks very much Diana.. have a wonderful weekend! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  60. I'm totally in love with your style dear.

    Alice Cerea,
    BABYWHATSUP.COM

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  61. I love buying new gym wear, I agree it definitely is so motivating! That polka dot crop top is gorgeous, but definitely would not keep me supported haha :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Searching and purchasing can be half of the fun - and then there's wearing! Ah right, message received haha.. perhaps this crop isn't for you haha!! :)

      Gabrielle x

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