It seems that no matter who I know, everyone’s done with winter before January is even finished. Let’s not EVEN talk about the fact that the month of January felt like an entire year by itself, but to add snow, and frigid temperatures on top of that? Boo! Let me tell you a little secret. I like the winter time. I like cooler temperatures, and the snow, but I will go on record for saying that spring is my boo too. Mostly because the new buds on trees, and the fresh smell of grass, and the RAIN. Yes. The rain makes me happy. However, taking these photos that I’m sharing today was possible because for once in this month, it WAS NOT raining! We’ve had spring like temps, only after having 18 inches of snow dumped on us, so it was only right for the rain to come. I’m talking a monsoon worth y’all.
Anyhow, if you’re checking me out now, I’m wearing some grey joggers that prAna sent me because I’m trying to be like my oldest son, Nathaniel. He got joggers from us for Christmas a while back, and I hated the look of them. Well, now I know what all the cool kids know, and that’s the fact that joggers are comfortable as all get out. These are the Steph Joggers and they come in three different colors. You need to snag them up asap because they are moving fast! The elasticized ankles aren’t too tight, and the fit is loose through the thigh and leg, so you don’t look like your pants were painted on. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I can say that I can see myself wearing these on one of my many road trips, because they feel great. The belly band doesn’t dig into my stomach (and that may be because I can actually fit the pants that I order now) and there’s a pull tie to give extra support.
Can we also shout out my creative director for this photoshoot? The ladybug styled me and told me how to pose, and I love being able to spend this time with her. She wanted to bring in props, but if I’m being honest, it was cold outside and I do NOT see how models do this on a regular basis. Yes, she was in a coat and bundled up while I was pretending to be Iman.
The next outfit up is this Getup Sweater in Fairhop Blue My kids love this sweater although I’ve been told that I need to get a camisole to go underneath it because they can see the color of my bra. So keep that in mind should you order it. Also keep in mind that I’m not going to order a camisole. I mean, I’m 37, I do what I want. The jeans are from prAna as well, but you’ve seen them already.
prAna was started in a garage in Carlsbad, California back in 1992. At that time yoga and climbing gear left a lot to be desired, so Beaver and Pam Theodosakis decided to create their own stylish and sustainably made clothes. They sewed the first pieces themselves, labeled them with tags made from homemade recycled paper, and shipped their orders in fruit boxes from local grocery stores.
Today, prAna is still based in Carlsbad. They’re a lot bigger than they used to be, but continue to follow their core belief that companies like theirs should give much more than they take from the world. Their commitment to sustainability, community, and doing right still inspires and pushes them to find innovative ways to do good things in a good way.
From now until March 20, you can support their efforts AND save 15% off of your clothing order using my code MPNNS18 If you’re keeping count, I’m at six pieces of prAna clothing from all of the seasons, and I love that I can mix and match them together. Hence, the jeans showing up in today’s fashion shoot, and fitting right in.
Do you have prAna wear? If so, share your pieces below and let me know what I should be looking at! Until then, happy almost spring y’all! Check out all of the amazing spring inspiration by following the #mindfulprAna and #prAnaspring18 hashtags on social!