Knock Around Togs

Even if I am spending most of my time at home and on the couch (nursing my hip back to health after surgery), I still like to feel like I have a modicum of style. It may sound super basic, but it definitely lifts my spirits to wear things that are cheerful and chic. That said, I have found a few good bets that help elevate my casual and take my “knock around togs” (what I call my weekend wardrobe) to a new level. For my knock-around wear during the fall I find myself sticking to a sportier (Spice) theme and find that playful and color-centric separates work best.

These Free City sweat shorts are my favorites and somehow manage to be flattering while embracing your waist like a cozy hug. Paired with my Tevas from Amazon, my trusty Salt Strap, and this hat from Maison Michele, I feel like I have a little look going.

Skateboarding and surfing are constants in my house so naturally I follow suit in my skate-centric Vans. If I am outside watching them go up and down the ramp and land an Ollie, I must be comfortable and these sunny yellow pants from Raquel Allegra are great. The yellow feels like autumn and the slight plissé pleats create soft movement.

Some of my other favorite places to look for knock-around gear that still feels different and fun are:

Cotton On: Check out their new Everyday Pants, like a cool version of a karate pant!

Uniqlo: The U Collection always is refined thanks to Christophe Lemaire.

Pangaia: New on my radar and they have sustainable, cool sweats

Entireworld: Their tagline is “the stuff you live in”—enough said.

Chatting with Jazmin Alvarez of Pretty Well Beauty

During these “at home times,” the phrase “let’s clean up!” may be triggering for some people. However, when the “clean up” does not mean dishes and bedmaking, but rather, involves our beauty routine and a vanity re-org, we are all in. Jazmin Alvarez, the founder of clean beauty resource, Pretty Well Beauty, is the soothsayer of the skincare / makeup cabinet and is here to share her knowledge on how to create a sustainable routine that will help keep you well-balanced.
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Show me your Flare

We’ve been mom jean-ing for a few seasons now and I am feeling like it’s time for some FLARE again. Flares originated in the 60s / 70’s, took flight in the 80s, and definitely made an appearance in the early aughts. Those early decades all featured the high-waisted flare (which I personally prefer), while the early 00s specialized in the low-waisted style which feels a little passé. I recently pulled out my flare jeans and was reminded how much they elongate the leg and look great with a heel.
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Chatting with Elyse Walker

When she decided to open her first store in 1999 in Los Angeles, Elyse Walker set out to create a retail experience that prided itself on impeccable customer service and superb selection. She wanted to create a store that harkened back to the places of business that she loved while growing up on the east coast—places that were simply known by the proprietors first or last name and that were always synonymous with a choice shopping experience.
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