It’s funny, I’ve NEVER been an athletic person, or someone with any type of exercise habit. I used to be on the track team in high school, and would go on solo “runs” where I would really only start jogging if a car was passing by. I accepted that I was more of an artist than an athlete and that was that until I discovered ashtanga (with my pals in Portland @letigrette @joannabolme &@official_jickstagram). I enjoyed the community, the meditation, and the confidence I got from actually seeing physical and spiritual progression. I’m lucky to have developed a regular practice here in Austin @mysoreaustin & encourage anyone who is terrified of exercise to look into this traditional form of yoga. I’m addicted & happier for it & cant wait to host our Shala this weekend for a little potluck party! 🧘🏻♀️🧡💫 Also, I am also longing for a beach day now that it’s intolerable outside! 😓 #ashtanga #uttithahastapadangustasana #capecod #ashtangayoga #practice #mysore
Good news for guys who are interested in adding some depth and detail to their style this spring: you’ve got options galore!! While womenswear is mostly a sh*tshow right now, dudes get great textures, a wider variety of non-blue colors, prints besides basic plaid, and fabrics like linen, moisture-wicking polys, and lightweight button-downs for looking sharp when it’s hot. If you’re a guy (or you know a guy) who wants to elevate their style from cargo shorts and flip flops to something a little more pulled together (without sacrificing comfort or the cool factor) hit me up and let’s get inspired together! #menswear #mensstyling #mensstylist #atxdudes
It’s officially squinting season. (I’m not that pissed, it’s just really bright out here).
A little torrential downpour couldn’t keep me from finding the perfect wardrobe for a Greece-bound client (& uniting her with wide leg pants for the first time 🙏🏻👊🏻)! When you try new style or silhouette for the first time, it takes a minute to figure out if it’s truly YOU. Try listening to your initial gut reaction, then try to think of 3 ways you might be able to style it with things you already own. It’s easier to ease into a new look if you can mix it with some trusted friends 😉 #protip #tryingnewthings
On days when I don’t have time to think, I go for what always works: Levi’s, linen, mules & a duster. Do you have an outfit formula you rely on to get through your busy weeks? TELL ME!!!
Since I haven’t figured out a way to stop time, and don’t have the time to devote to covering up the effects, I’m awkwardly embracing my roots as they slowly reveal what I really look like. 👵🏼👵🏼👵🏼 Who’s with me??? #goinggrey #roots #naturalhair #aginggracefully #thisis38
Do you head out shopping hoping to find all the missing pieces to your perfect wardrobe, only to leave empty-handed or with something that looks strangely similar to what’s already hanging in your closet? Shopping strategically starts with figuring out what you really want to SAY with your style, a list of specific wardrobe gaps, and snacks. Or you could shop with me & I’ll have it all ready & waiting for you when you arrive & you can say, “oh I NEVER would have picked that!” 💫💫💫 #sortshopstyle #strategicshopping #shopwithlaurel #dressingroomlyfe
Sorry human men, but alterations are basically a requirement if you want hems to sit right, sleeves to cover your wrists, and suiting to look like it was made for you (& not your dad). Might as well strike a power pose at the alteration station because it’s a fact of lyfe. #menswear #sortshopstyle #mensstylist
The first step to aligning your wardrobe to your true self is to examine the clothes you own, clear out the ones that don’t fit/flatter/or express the right stuff about you. When you no longer have to sift through a ton of the “wrong” stuff each day, you’ll spend much less time second-guessing yourself and more time getting creative with what’s left over. And my favorite side-effect to clearing clothing clutter: being able to more comprehensively identify the gaps so you can create a super-strategic shopping list! Last week these 2 clients got super clear on their current closets AND shopping goals and I can’t wait to see how their wardrobes unfold from here 😊 #sortshopstyle #styleshiftworkshop
I was bummed when the event I’ve been looking forward to since December (a panel discussion on personal branding within the corporate environment @dell) got rained out, but I soothed myself by dressing like 1996 Laurel. I guess onesie overalls are my personal brand 🤪🌧😫 #rainedout #overalls