Chasing the Sunset in Threading Water

After a few years of trying to meet up on the east coast and now the west coast, I finally got to meet up with my bud John DeFiora. We both happened to end up in Santa Cruz on the same day as each other. Thanks, Universe!

After grabbing some tea (all good things start with tea), we wandered over to snap some pictures and catch the sunset at the beach. Afterwards, we went to Saturn Cafe for some more tea (cool vegan spot).

I love this soft, slouchy  tee from Threading Water not just because it’s super comfy, but because of what their company does with each purchase.

Their clothing is ethically sourced and each purchase supplies clean drinking water for one person for an entire year. Through their partnership with Lifewater, they donate a portion of proceeds to build clean water wells for people who don’t have access to safe water.

Check out their online store to get your own comfy tee or tank and read more about how they give back here. 🙂


Photos: John DeFiora 

Tee: Threading Water slouchy tee

Jeans: AE 


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Hillary

 

 

“Dressing Up” Activewear with Accessories on the Amalfi Coast

When I lived in NYC, I was pretty much living in activewear–especially  black leggings. Now that I’m in California, I’m definitely living in leggings, albeit a little more colorful these days.

I love to be comfortable, but lately I’ve also felt like I want to step it up and dress up a little. Some days I’m back to wearing jeans or dresses. I realized, though, that I could also “dress up my activewear”. By adding a few simple accessories like sandals, a cardigan, a clutch, and jewelry, I feel significantly fancier.

image of yoga practice on the Amalfi Coast

Activewear in Positano

Relaxing in Positano

While we were in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, I wanted to feel comfortable while walking around as a tourist, yet still look like I put some effort into my outfit for dinner. I paired these pretty pink and purple Noli Yoga petal leggings with a comfy shirt and this blush pink H & M cardigan and some  sandals.  You can see another look from Noli Yoga on this trip here.

Feeling like I was really going all out, I ditched my hot pink travel fanny pack in favor of  this Salvatore Ferragamo clutch for the day.  One of my former personal training clients got this for me as a going away present. It makes me so happy to carry it and think of her.

Noli Yoga activewear

travel I love malas, and Mala Prayer makes such beautiful handcrafted ones. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but wearing one reminds me to be more mindful. Wearing a mala also gives me something to do with my anxious little hands.

Meditation in Amalfi

yoga

amalfi coast From doing morning yoga on the beach to sight-seeing and visiting the local shops during the day to dinner at night, I felt pretty ok with myself in this outfit. This probably isn’t what people mean by dress attire, but for certain occasions, it’ll do just fine. :p

 


Photos: Jeff Tse

Leggings:  Noli Yoga Petal Legging

Cardigan: H&M

Mala: Mala Prayer

Sandals: Soda

Clutch: Salvatore Ferragamo


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Hillary