It’s been a busy week for the elle tee & wellshot! We’ve been planning our up and coming outlet… print! This start of this year has been all about taking our lives to the next level and we figured that photo books would be the way to go.
active//style | volume 1, a collection of styled activewear came in the mail today! It’s a photo book with artwork by Fino Balanza and styling by yours truly.
Can’t wait for our new printing ventures. It’s always good to see great work on a physical page.
Katherine Amoedo is teaching the new Rise & Shine yoga class every Wednesday, 7am at lululemon Grant Avenue! A part of why I love my job so much is being able to photograph yogis like her.
Believe it or not, Katherine just had hip surgery. As a previous professional ballet dancer, she now teaches yoga in order to help students be their happiest & healthiest selves.
You can catch her teaching at Maiden Lane Studios & Wheelhouse guiding you through Vinyasas.
photography & styling by lexie tiongson for lululemon athletica grant avenue // modeling by katherine amoedo
It’s rare that you’ll ever find me wearing a bow, nude colors and a gold necklace. But, sometimes you just need to step out of your comfort zone.
The cardigan obsession is back. Who doesn’t love a light sweater you can just throw on in the mornings? I’ve been a fan for many years. A great spring must-have that you’ll find me wearing almost everyday.
This look was perfect for my DOSA
dinner date this past Saturday with Fino. It was fun sitting at the bar with him, making jokes, laughing and talking about our lives. I felt so girly!
And the bottoms? Shine Tights
, of course. These high-waisted bottoms are the perfect activewear piece to dress up, to and from yoga. Adorable is one word. Shiny is the other. They’re great for feeling feminine in your practice.
madewell: inlet cardigan // perfect layering tank // gildseed necklace // sandals // lululemon: shine tights // american apparel: bow hair clip
photography by wellshot studio
Thinking about doing some outdoor yoga? How about taking this beauty with ya! I love how this bag is constructed. It just reminds me of that everyday vintage backpack our moms used to wear in the 1990s.
Designed by Waltzing Matilda for Free People, this bag is a handmade leather good made for the yogi that hikes in the mountains. With a side zip ouch and draw strap closure, you can trek through the woods in this suede bag.
waltzing matilda for free people: worn in yoga bag
When my yoga teacher told us we were going into this certain pose, I almost freaked out. But, knowing me, I decided to take a risk and try to learn it. Not only did I create space for my body to see how to do it, I created space for a pose that really showed signs of where I was in my life.
Peacock Pose, mayurasana, is such a powerful pose that builds so much balance, strength and concentration.I can’t really fully do it, or even get my body to lift up like that. But, the idea behind it is one beautiful process in that you can create a never ending life that you love.
A lot of what I’ve been realizing recently is that sometimes you just have to act like your life is going to be there forever. The idea of not knowing when it’s going to end is very scary but also very important. So, while I was going into this pose, I thought, "Well, this is just beyond my life. It’s kind of like the life I have with other people."
With a pose that’s great for your circulation, you can create something that doesn’t really have an end point. It’s on going. Never ending. It is literally the circle of life. That’s what you’re doing in this pose.
So, what is this for me? Well, my relationship, I guess. Fino and I have been talking about our future extensively this past week. From figuring out if we want to leave San Francisco or even start a new business, there have just been a lot of conversations on creating our lives as entrepreneurs together. Crazy, right?
It’s amazing when your yoga practice shows up in your life and vice versa. These poses really do stay true to my mind and my body. Yeah, yoga is THAT real.
I spent a good amount of time in the sun today, thanks to the weather in the Mission. Although, it had me thinking about how I don’t really go to beach anymore even though it’s like literally 4 miles away. I can’t wait until the sun gets all shiny here in SF, hot enough for a beach day to go on a run.
Spring feels like it’s just around the corner. I am not sure how hot it will get, but I am committed to exploring my options in getting into a beach run. Even if it is leaving the city for a hot second. Especially in this outfit.
It just seems like it would be a magical experience. It is California. Gotta let the sun shine on your skin.
roxy activewear: embrace bra // on the run pant // featherlight windbreaker