“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


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



New Zealand Adventures: A Plane You Can Actually Sleep On

I don’t know about you, but I don’t sleep well on airplanes. It’s a combination of the noise, the lack of space, and the anticipation of the destination I’m heading to. While traveling about the north island in  New Zealand, Jeff and I were intrigued by the idea of an airplane hotel for a possible shoot location. At Woodlyn Park, you have the option of sleeping on an old war plane, a train carriage, a navy patrol boat, or a hobbit home. We chose the airplane.

I was surprised by how perfect the accommodations were–while it was small, they have everything you need here. There are two units on the plane, and we chose the one with the cockpit. It has two bedrooms–one downstairs, and one upstairs by the cockpit. There is also a bathroom and small kitchen area that has a microwave, stove, small refrigerator, dishes, and some nice teas (always important, even though I had brought my own matcha).  After checking out the motel, we went to the Waitomo glow worm caves a couple of minutes away and then drove to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in  Rotura.  More to come on these adventures!

An image of the plane back in the day

The stairs lead up to the cockpit and the second bedThere is another small bedroom across from the cockpit! 

Photos: Jeff Tse

Pants and top:  Cotton On 

Jacket:  Rock & Republic (website seems to not be available–have had this jacket for awhile!)

Shoes: Asics Gel Kayano

Would you rather sleep in the hobbit house, boat, plane, or train?