UPF 50+ Sun Protection Leggings Recommendations and Coupon Codes

Why I wear UPF clothing
In my personal case, I developed an allergy to UV light in my late 30’s. I had always been very sun sensitive and would burn extremely easily. In my 20’s I was diagnosed with Polymorphous Light Eruption or PMLE which presented as red, itchy bumps on my forearms. It would itch and burn when scratched and while it was ugly and uncomfortable, it was managed with applying sunscreen.

Unfortunately, years later, my PMLE changed to a full-fledged sun allergy. My immune system sometimes mistakes UV light for an attack and responds aggressively with painful, and maddeningly itchy red blotches all over my body. My first attack covered about 70% of my body from my face and neck, down my back, my chest, my arms, my torso and onto my upper legs. Only my lower legs and feet were unaffected.

Itchy, red rash across the back from uv light and sun exposure.

This is what a full attack of my sun allergy looks like. This rash covered about 70% of my body.

It took several weeks for the attack to subside. Dermatological biopsies confirmed the immune response and the fact it was a true allergic reaction. My best defense is now to wear UPF clothing at all times including long sleeves and longer capris or pants. It’s led me to research sun protection clothing and develop a whole new wardrobe to live safely in Florida’s brutally strong sun.

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ALL of their leggings are UPF50, both Triathalon and Athleisure styles. All of their items are made and sewn in the US. They are a woman-owned business and owner and artist, Tina Z. is fabulous. I’ve had the pleasure speaking by email many times and she’s always super helpful. I can’t recommend this small business and their GORGEOUS leggings enough. They are the highest, most premium quality leggings I own by far.

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Collaboration between PhoenixFire Designs tree of life pendant and Wekrshop Celtic Tree design leggings.

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Some of my amazing prints from Werkshop!

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All of their leggings are UPF50. This is my second favorite legging company. They also produce all their leggings in the US. They have neat designs and their leggings are comfortable as both activewear and also daily wear.

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UPF 50+ sun safe outfit including long-sleeve shirt and Yoga Democracy leggings.

Even if you don’t have a sun allergy like I do, it’s a good thing to keep sun safety in mind! And when you can have such stylish, comfortable, and high-quality made-in-America leggings that ALSO offer sun protection benefits, why not?

Make sure to use my Werkshop coupon code UNFUNINTHESUN to save 10% on your purchase or 20% off with code UNFUNINTHESUN at Yoga Democracy.

You can also follow my sun protection instagram account UNFUNINTHESUN for more clothing recommendations, outfit inspo, looks, and info!

Raising Money for Gracie’s Vet Bills

20% off right now any purchase through this link to help pay for vet bills for Gracie.

You might not know Gracie as much as her fluffier, younger sister Ginger (aka The FLÖÖF) just because she’s not as much of a “helper.” But she’s the absolute sweetest cat you could ever ask for. We call her the Cuddle Cat because she just loves to love.

20% off right now any purchase through this link to help pay for vet bills for Gracie.

20% off right now any purchase through this link to help pay for vet bills for Gracie.

Sadly, she’s sick. I’ve already maxed out my Care Credit getting tests and she needs an ultrasound as her next step to see what’s going on. It might be an infection, or it might be…something worse. But we don’t really know how to treat her without getting more information.

But I need your help. I’m offering a HUGE 20% discount via this link good on ANY purchase, no minimum required: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhoenixFireDesigns?coupon=GRACIEVET

I desperately need to raise money to help her but I need your help to do it. Please feel free to share this post if you can’t make a purchase yourself. Time is of the essence so if you’ve been waiting for to get something, this is it because you’ll get double the discount I ever offer plus you can help me get her the care she needs. <3

How to use coupon codes on Etsy

Every so often, I run a sale or offer a discount code or coupon code in my PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop. And etsy itself doesn’t seem to have very helpful how-to or information on how to use discount codes or coupon codes. If you’ve been confused in the past or wondered how to use a promo code, here’s a visual how to to help.

It’s actually pretty simple but not obvious. There’s a little link, “Apply shop coupon code” right under the payment type in your cart. You click that, and a text field will open for you to type in the code. Hit “apply” and it will take the discount off automatically.

If the code is expired or invalid, it will let you know that too.

Add item to cart. Then click the "apply shop coupon code" link found under the payment options.

Add item to cart. Then click the “apply shop coupon code” link found under the payment options.

A text box will open for you to enter the code, then click the "apply" button.

A text box will open for you to enter the code, then click the “apply” button.

After you click "apply" the cart will automatically update to reflect the discount and new total.

After you click “apply” the cart will automatically update to reflect the discount and new total.

If the coupon code is expired, it will tell you that it's no longer valid.

If the coupon code is expired, it will tell you that it’s no longer valid.

Now, it’s very important NOT to put coupon or discount codes in the “notes to seller” field. The system does NOT recognize codes there and will NOT take the discount off for you. Sellers are unable to modify your cart or your order after you check out, so we can’t apply the discount for you. (For safety and security reasons, sellers do NOT get any of your credit card info, nor do we have the ability to process or modify your existing order in anyway or charge your card. Obviously, this is a safety feature for buyers but it does put limitations on what we as sellers can do after you’ve checked out.)

The “notes to seller” field is usually reserved for customization information, messages to include with gift orders, etc.

Finally, it's important NOT to put a coupon code in the "notes to seller" field as it will NOT apply the discount and sellers CANNOT apply the discount for you after you've checked out.

Finally, it’s important NOT to put a coupon code in the “notes to seller” field as it will NOT apply the discount and sellers CANNOT apply the discount for you after you’ve checked out.

Hopefully, this helps clarify how to use a coupon code, discount code, promo code or other discount when buying on etsy. As always, you can find our PhoenixFire Designs shop on etsy here!

Celebrating 1000 Sales in my Etsy Shop

I’m so honored to report I’ve reached 1,000 sales in my etsy shop!! Thank you to everyone who’s supported me in reaching this milestone. It amazes me to see how far I’ve come in the year and a half since my surgery and the hardest experience of my life. Just goes to show that good things can happen even in the face of your greatest hardship.

Contest!
In thanks, I’m giving away an Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life pendant in your choice of wire color! This is one of my most popular pieces. It retails for $50 but one lucky winner will get it free!

Want a chance to win? Simply LIKE PhoenixFire Designs FB Page, comment and SHARE the contest image for a chance to win! I will pick a random winner on Friday, May 3rd. One entry per person please.

Discount Coupon Code!
Can’t wait? Want to buy something now? Save 10% this week only on ANY purchase in the shop with code 1000SALES.

Thank you for your continued support!