Spring has not quite sprung, yet. And I’m ok with it!
I grew up in a place with four very distinct seasons, and I loved it. But after years in Colorado with bonus months of winter in lieu of a traditional spring season, aka spring skiing, I’m not quite ready for spring. In Breckenridge, March is traditionally the month we would get the most snow! And we would basically be in continued winter through May or even June.
In my mind, I’m still in the height of ski season. I’m not ready to pack up my coats, fleeces, and boots.
However I am starting to think about getting on board with being excited about spring. Sunshine, flowers, sundresses… Some pretty awesome things are coming up, too, which always helps with the excitement level!
We leave NEXT WEEK for Sonoma! I was reminding my mom I would be in California next week, and her response was, “Oh, right, it’s March!” My sentiments exactly. But I’m SO excited to get my yoga, trail running, and wine on in Sonoma!
I also get to go home to North Carolina the weekend after the retreat. Woo hoo for some much-needed family time at the beach!
prAna could not have timed the drop of their spring line at a better time! A lot of long travel days are in my future. I am NOT one of those girls that wears dresses to travel, or even jeans. I do try to look put-together for the most part (I’m not in pj’s or anything), but comfort is key. I always shift around while I’m sitting, stretch it out, #stopdropandyoga whenever I can. So lightweight pants or yoga leggings are the best travel wear for me.
I’m getting to try out prAna’s Annexi Pant, and they totally fit the bill! They are super lightweight, work casually or sportily, and comfortable! They are mostly made out of hemp and recycled polyester, with a touch of spandex. (Do they even make pants without spandex anymore?!) Hemp is ridiculously eco-friendly; it’s safer for farmers growing it and doesn’t require chemicals or pesticides. It also ensures that the product is lightweight, breathable, and wrinkle-free! They make me crave for some warmer weather as it turned into a pretty cold day here in Portland today. I can’t wait to rock them with my Birks!
Both locations for my upcoming trips are going to have variable weather. Sonoma and North Carolina in March most likely will have warm days and chilly nights. Not to mention all the sweating that will be happening… So layers are what it’s all about! I’m loving prAna’s Liana Sweater! Made of organic cotton and hemp, it’s super lightweight but surprisingly warm! And the off-white color goes with everything! Perfect for over sweaty clothes post-class or with jeans for a night out. It makes for a great, versatile layer, key for travel.
As my friend Jamie talks about, there comes a time where fashion has to meet function. Or hopefully it does. Thank goodness for the existence of athleisure and cute and comfy clothes! Clothes that fit my lifestyle and my body type. Clothes that can be worn in so many different ways for so many different occasions.
It’s not that you won’t catch us in heels. I love heels! I was even thinking about wearing heels on my date last night. But you won’t ever see me traveling in heels. Or touring around a city. Or walking to work (though going dancing might equate to the commute).
It’s not that you won’t catch me in jeans, though it’s rare. Number 1, they have to have stretch to them. These are probably the hardest thing for me to find for my body type, so stretch is a must! But a good pair of skinny jeans can be one of the most versatile things in my closet. I can throw on with Birks, cuff with booties, or tuck into knee-high boots. prAna’s London Jean fit the bill perfectly! Luckily, they help me keep my well-planned date outfit in place even if I decided to make the transfer from heels to boots due to the cold evening…
Maybe some new threads from prAna’s spring line will help you get in the mood for spring, too! Use the code S4P17LWY at checkout to get 15% off!