Oh, Athleta… how I love thee!
So it’s not every day Athleta approaches you and offers to send you on a shopping spree to snatch up goodies from their new Spring 2014 collection. The fact that I get to style my own looks with Athleta pieces from either online or at the Fashion Island store in Newport Beach, well I was a very happy girl. I jumped at this challenge — I wasn’t going to miss out.
Do I really need another pair of yoga pants?
Yes, just not the same ol’ style. Athleta has brought comfort to a whole new level that I never dreamed existed. Personally? This challenge came along just I was growing tired of being a Yoga Pant Mom. I simply felt just like everyone else in the car pool pick up lane, but I was not ready to give up the comfort. I wanted something fresh. Yoga pants can be so 2007.
I also didn’t want to look like a schlep when I traveled. I have been dreaming of the perfect cozy lounge pants for flights longer than I can remember. What about early morning hotel Starbucks runs? You know the ones I’m talking about. When you wake up early on vacation, you don’t necessarily feel like working out, yet still want your latte and don’t want the other fitness patriots to judge? Guess what girlies? Athleta has it. Everything. All of it.
Fit Style vs. Street Style?
Decisions, decisions… so do I buy new clothes to kick-start my fitness routine? Or go the opposite direction and buy something for date night? The dresses were adorable. Hot yoga? Yes, this is something I’m challenging myself to this month! Travel Clothes? Always a necessity. I’m going with the Street Style for the quick weekend getaway!
So what ATHLETA favorites are being packed for my next trip?
At the very tippy top of my list are the Odyssey Bettona Boyfriend Pants – Oh. My. Goodness. These are the pants! The stylish, cozy-bozy, pants I’ve been searching high and low for! I snatched these up in Black and I cannot wait until the shale ones come back with me. $89
The Sunscape Sweater in Flint Grey is my favorite top for Spring 2014. It’s open pointelle sticking is beautiful and the idea lightweight cover up for your carry-on bag. This is another piece I’m ga-ga over. I cannot resist the perfect hoodie. $89
And can we please discuss the Printed Go Anywhere Halter Dress? LOVE. Especially, in the Thistle Purple Stripe. This is a winner for apres-beach while sipping something tropical. $89
Now I’m going to get serious. Feast your eyes on this gem. The Printed Santana Maxi will earn you stares of envy. How amazing is this dress? The Light Coralade will not only get you noticed, but will make you feel even more beautiful than you already are. $108
When it comes to bathing suits, I’m a stickler. I want something that is trendy, comfortable and that looks great. The Shirrendipity Halter Swim Dress is all that and more. Not only does it come in more colors than a mood ring, but is super flattering for hiding flaws. $79
Best part? Athleta also carries the perfect accessories. From sunglasses to handbags (Oh, my goodness – just wait until you see a picture of my new Cari handbag. I’ll post a photo on Instagram – it’s in transit & BEYOND,) all you need to do is pack the stuff and you’re off to your next fabulous getaway! I also love that all of these pieces go with either cute gladiators or my favorite Gizeh Flip Flop by Birkenstock which they also carry.
Hugs & passports,
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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