how to wear athleisure. or why there’s always an easy outfit to slip into at a moment’s notice. one that’s presentable to answer the door when the doorbell rings. but is comfy enough to flop on the couch. an outfit that’s the sweet spot between activewear and leisurewear. the T by Talbots collection has done a terrific job conjuring up casual clothes for an active lifestyle. there are shorts, and skorts, and yoga pants. jackets, tops, and dresses. and since i styled this adorable track jacket with a pair of black pants and gingham shirt several weeks ago. read the post here. i wanted to style the same jacket to showcase a laid-back look as well. don’t we all want versatility when we purchase a new item? can i hear an amen?
and i will mention that the striped tee and track jacket are part of the five-piece limited collection created by O, The Oprah Magazine collection for Talbots – Give Confidence, Hope & Style. this co-branded capsule collection gives 30% of the net proceeds directly to Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that provides women with the tools they need to achieve economic independence. this is such a beautiful non-profit organization ladies. i’ve had the privilege of attending their annual luncheon in atlanta several times. when you listen to the testimonials of the women that have gone through the program, there’s never a dry eye in the house. and if you ever wondered where my gifted clothes from brands end up. well, there’s only so much space in my closet. so i’m happy to bundle everything up and send it off to women shelters or Dress for Success. it just warms my heart knowing that some special ladies will be stepping out in style. whether it’s a job interview or she’s landed that job, and it’s her first day at work. women helping women never gets old.
mr. style and i are nudging spring along with an outdoor photo shoot. there’s been a recent addition to our backyard just in time for warmer weather – a fence for oscar. let me tell you he is in hog heaven running up and down the hill. and chasing squirrels. the deer are hidden from his eyes, but he still knows they’re lurking somewhere close.
true confession. mr. style can’t understand why i need another striped tee? what?! doesn’t he know how different they all are from each other? this tee features a bateau neck and contrasting stripe trim. ’nuff said. the black yoga pants are several years old but look brand spanking new.
we’re halfway through the week, ladies! happy hump day.