Friday, July 16, 2010

Nuu-Muu Review and Giveaway

Here we go...the beginning of several giveaways to celebrate running and summer!!  Woo-Hoo!!!

While at the Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta Expo, I came across these two beautiful women selling cute running dresses.

Cathy and her mother

I was totally taken with the different prints of the dresses, and they were flying off the racks!  I was able to chat with Cathy, and she told me all about the history of the company (started by two women, one of whom is a mommy as well.)  They are just expanding across the country, and offered to let me try a dress to review for my readers.

When I returned from beach, my Nuu-Muu running dress was waiting for me, so on Monday I took it out for a spin, in my spin class, of course!

I threw on a pair of tri-shorts underneath and went for it.  All of the people in my class loved it.  I had no issues with it riding up or being in the way of the seat, although, I don't think I would wear it on a real bike ride.  It is made of a really great material that wicks the sweat right away, but still stays nice and cool.

I had a really busy day, and went straight from spin at the Y to Ryan and Noah's swim lesson.  From there, I went home and kicked around the house with it on.  So comfy and cute at the same time.  When Kel got home, even he commented on how much he loved it and kindly took my picture:

I chose the Soiree print.

I went to Master's Swim Monday night, so I just put a suit on underneath and went straight there.  Pulled it back on after the swim, and then called it a day.  I threw it in the wash the next day, hung it to dry, and it was like new in no time.

Since it is a running dress, I thought for this to be a really good review I needed to run in it. So run I did (yay!!).  I wore it for a very hot and muggy 30 minute run last night, and loved it!  I had a swim suit on underneath, because I had just finished an open water coaching session with some of my clients, but in the future I would probably stick to wearing tri shorts underneath.  I loved, loved, loved how this dress felt, even in the sticky heat.  It kept me quite cool, and I really liked how it flipped while I ran, but didn't seem to get in the way of my stride.  I also liked how I don't have to keep pulling my top down as it slowly creeps up above my belly...come on...you know what I'm talking about!  After my run, I even stopped into the grocery store, and I'm pretty sure a couple of very fit women were ogling my dress!!

Size-wise, I felt it was true-to-size based on the website's guide.  I chose a medium, which they call (M)arvelous, and my only complaint is that I felt it to be just a tad on the short side, since I am 5'8".  I'm not sure if I went with a large if it would be any longer.  Other than that, it gently skimmed my mommy-like curves (or lack thereof), and I felt cute and feminine, which is always a plus.

They also have matching little girl sizes, which makes me incredibly jealous of everyone who has a daughter.  Ahh...some things in life just aren't fair...no matter how much I love my boys!

Bottom line...I want more!!

And now I'm sure you want one too!!  So, Nuu-Muu has kindly offered to give away a dress to one of my readers!!  There are several ways to enter.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Become a follower of this blog. Leave a comment
  2. Check out the Nuu-Muu website and leave a comment telling me which Nuu-Muu dress you would like most.
  3. Join the Team Nuu-Muu Facebook page. Leave a comment.
  4. Follow me on Twitter - @TrimommyKelly.  Leave a comment
  5. Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway.  Leave a comment.
I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, July 23!! 

117 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, ADORABLE! Love the Bubble patterns. Please tell me they are coming to Iron Girl in Syracuse. If they made a pink flowered version, I know a lot of women who would want one.

    I switched to running skirts a few years back - I no longer even own any shorts. I have a dress from Skirt Sports but it doesn't fit quite right. I'd love to try one of these!

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  2. Just became an offical follower of your blog although I have been reading it since we reconnected. Love this dress----I just started really running after a lifetime of saying I would never run. Can't wait to try it on the bike. A little concerned that it will be too short for my 6' frame!

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  3. I checked out the website---love the field of flowers esp. Bluebelle and foxglove.....size L...just saying...if I win!!!

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  4. Joining the Nuu-Muu FB page now....wooohooo!!!!

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  5. But of Course I want to enter your giveaway!
    Stefanie

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  6. I love Foxglove and also love Soiree. I checked them out at Irongirl ATL and they rock!

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  7. I joing the Nuu-Muu Facebook team!

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  8. And I totally facebooked about your giveaway but I might blog about it too!
    Stefanie

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  9. OK...here's my comment: definitely was admiring it last night at our swim. Very cute!

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  10. So many to pick from, but I think Olivia is my choice

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  11. Joined them and commented on FB

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  12. I love the foxtrot! Wonder if I would get the same attention from passers by as you do ;-)

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  13. Foxglove all the way bc it's nice and bright. I need bright around here so I don't get smashed by a car.

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  14. already follow your blog. :D

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  15. I added your give away on FB!!! :)

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  16. btw.. I don't think it looks too short. I think you look great in it.. perfect length!

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  17. Donna from Facebook couldn't leave a post here, but did on FB.

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  18. I think the bubble one is super cute! :)

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  19. I agree, I love the Bubbles one - very cute and it would go great with red hair!

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  20. I am a follower of your blog already! does that count?

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  21. I LOVE Olivia. I totally want to win this giveaway! I need to look more like a girl sometimes!

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  22. I joined the facebook page!

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  23. I posted this blog post on my facebook page!

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  24. What cute dresses! I fractured my pelvis 2 weeks ago in a cycling accident and have been looking for things that are lightweight and easy to take on & off. The nuu-muus are perfect, and they're super cute as well! And eventually when I do get healed up, I can use them over trishorts, swimsuits, etc. And maybe if I wear one while healing up it will help remind me that I WILL get back out there!

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  25. Umm...it's hard to choose, but I think I like the Tango best. Or the Fiesta? Really, you can't go wrong.

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  26. Blogged & facebooked it! Thanks for letting us know about these dresses!

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  27. the dress I like is passion... and maybe it would inspire me to pull my running shoes out of the closet and back on my feet;) (especially if Elise and Gabby had matching ones:)) Ellen

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  28. I saw them at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Expo last year and became intrigued. I am definitely interested in them! And I can't wait for my little girl to get bigger so she can have one too!

    ~Jess

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  29. My favorite prints are Fleur and Fiesta!!!

    Jess

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  30. I follow your blog now :)

    thanks for this opportunity, I would LOVE one of these dresses.

    I have just recently started running again, after an injury + 2 year hiatus - this is EXACTLY what I need to help invigorate me!

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  31. I love the fiesta and coco they are so cute!

    iangela20@yahoo.com

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  32. Following you on Twitter, my id:iangela20

    iangela20@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm following via Google Friend Connect - Tina Renee Barker

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  34. I'd love the Dorothy Nuu-Muu dress!

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  35. Joined the Team Nuu-Muu Facebook page. Tina Renee Barker

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  36. following you on twitter - @warp65

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  37. tweet: http://twitter.com/warp65/status/18843969743

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  38. I would either get one of the bubble ones or the irongirl

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  39. I am following you on twitter! :) via @spabettie

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  40. I follow you publicly on GFC
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would choose whisper or soriee
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  42. I joined the Nuu-Muu facebook page
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  43. I follow you on Twitter
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  44. tweeted: http://twitter.com/Kowanda/status/18867310686
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  45. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  46. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  47. I love the solid Nuu Muu dresses, especially Coco!

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  48. Joined the FB page, the dress looks so comfortable and cute!, I love the bluebelle, and limelight!

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  52. i follow you on twitter @erica_h

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  53. Just subscribed to your blog in Google Reader.

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  54. I really like the Not so Plain Jane fabrics. My favorite is probably Puurple.

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  55. I joined the Team Nuu-Muu page on fb.

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  56. Just followed you on twitter. I'm @Bixie23

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  57. WHERE O WHERE SHALL I LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE NUU MUU giveway?! I LOVED the BLUEBELL dress especially with the intention of being able to sort of match my little Hopie to me for next summer's summer events! If I win-I'd get it (matching one) for her Sept birthday and we would rock them at the Y together! Go us! WOHHOO!XO

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  58. How awesome. I've seen these types of things in mags but haven't seen any reviews. I like the pinky one in your top picture. . . I think it'd be more visible for running along the roads.

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  59. I joined the Team Nuu-Muu facebook page :)

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  60. They're all super cute, but I think I like the iron girl. Ask me tomorrow and I'm sure I'll have a different answer! I like them all!

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  61. wow!! I just heard about running skirts and now i'm seeing running DRESSES?! very cute! :D I am a follower of your blog!

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  62. If I had to choose just one ;) lol... I would choose the bubbles fiesta! It makes me smile! :D

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  63. very cute!!! love them! a big fan of skirts, this looks right up my alley! :)

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  64. I am heading over to link it to my blog.

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  65. I really want the Iron Girl... it's a beautiful charcoal with a fun colorful print border... it's on sale, so they probably are not bringing it back?

    I would choose a solid color - probably the TANGO.

    :)

    thanks for the opportunity, again, I'd LOVE to wear this as I'm getting back into running after my injury!

    :)

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  66. I added a link to my sidebar on my blog

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  67. I like the bubble prints. Prefer to wear printed running clothes so sweat doesn't show as much!

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  68. I really love the "not so plain jane" ones. So cute!My favorite is the tango though.

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  69. I think maybe the bubbles or the Puurple. I also like the Firefly.

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  70. I have joined the Nuu-Muu group on FB

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  71. Everyone joined FB! UGH....can we still win just by posting a comment on your blog? Im not a FBer!

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  72. The dress is so cute!, and no it's not to short on you.

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  73. I'll post a link tonight on my blog

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  74. Love the Olivia! OMG! My 5-year old would definitely make me buy a matching one for her.

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