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lululemon lab noir

Another lululemon lab drop into stores? Yes, I died. Clearly I can’t ever contain myself when it comes to colab product. So, I grabbed Courtney, styled her and asked her to model the awesome Noir Collection.

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I put together the Noir Pant with the Get it On Blouse to perfect that Diane Keaton “Annie Hall” look.

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With the Noir Dress styled with a necklace + some sunglasses give Courtney that Audrey Hepburn “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” look.

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The Noir Short, Noir Bra and Noir Jacket all go well together for a casual look. Courtney’s channeling her inner celebrity because this is what they all basically wear in Hollywood when they’re working out.

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The jacket from the Noir Collection is one of my absolute favorites. It’s got cool mesh panels on the sides and is lightweight for the summer time.

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shop lululemon lab colab noir collection here.

styling, photography & creative direction by the elle tee

#debbieyogaretreat

Attending Debbie’s was like going to yoga camp. It was one of my very first retreats where I learned a lot about my practice as a yogi and how much I’ve loved it ever since the beginning. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and I’ve even fallen out of a couple poses ever since my first class with Debbie. 

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Mayacamas Ranch is in Calistoga, CA almost in the middle of nowhere, close to some mini mountains. It was nice to see what life was like in nature, surrounded by calming energy.

We did four yoga classes, all with amazing playlists including songs by Geographer, Lorde and Iron & Wine! Half of the time I was cracking up and the other half I was getting in tune with how yoga really can be fun. Debbie has a way of doing that and I think that’s what really makes all of her classes unique.

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The two things that surprised me about my practice was being able to do a handstand and a headstand. I really do have a fear of going upside down and that’s why these two poses haven’t necessarily been in my practice. But, if you trust whoever is spotting you, what you discover about yourself in a scary pose is worth it. 

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Best part about yoga camp? The s’mores! If someone had a guitar and busted out a campfire song, I think I would’ve died cracking up! But… the retreat as a whole was a wonderful and hilarious experience. 

I can’t thank Debbie enough for my yoga practice! It’s been 1.5 years and I don’t think I’d be able to do it without her fun and energetic classes!

photography by wellshot san francisco

active / style 02

Got a chance to interview Nini Gueco on some stylish activewear pieces I styled her in. She’s the owner of Avant Barre, a fitness company revolutionizing the barre experience through positivity, innovation and inspiration.

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Name: Nini Gueco

Occupation: Owner, Avant-Barre

What are you wearing? Twist Bra in Inkwell + Yoga Over Skirt

Favorite Feature? Panels on the skirt make for a great, slimming fit.

Where would you most likely wear this to? Cocktails and dinner with girlfriends after a kickass Avant-Barre class

What’s usually in your bag? iPhone, headphones, Oliver Peoples sunnies, eos lip balm, studio keys, hand sanitizer, business cards

Top 3 summer fashion essentials? Nail Art, Yoga Over Skirt from lululemon, denim overalls/shortalls

Favorite spot in SF where the locals go: Golden Gate Park (especially for the Outside Lands Music Festival)

styling by the elle tee / photography by wellshot sf

wanderlust aspen

I can’t get enough of the idea of wanderlust and being able to travel wherever you want. Attending the festival was just one opportunity I got to check off my bucket list last year. But, then it became an obsession. I love traveling so much that the idea of being able to practice yoga, spend some time in the mountains and connect with yogis really got to me.

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After my friend told me she was going to Wanderlust Festival in Colorado, I had to find a way to get there. Luckily, Fino and I got to work for the MatSnaps photo booth and got attend the festival with the co-founder, Brittany.

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MatSnaps is a product that holds your towel in place on top of your yoga mat. It’s made for hot yoga lovers like me and is such a great idea for yogis who get frustrated during their practice having to fix their towel. All that moves is you.

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Throughout the festival, we asked yogis “What moves you?”. It really got some of them to think about the motivation they had. Some of them had answered love and some of them had answered yoga. It was fun seeing people reactions to MatSnaps and the question itself.

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photography by wellshot san francisco

active/style

Had a chance to style & photograph Kristine Ciardello from the blog, Vine to Wind, with a fun running outfit! Good luck to her during the San Francisco Marathon!

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Name: Kristine Ciardello

Occupation: Event Partnerships at TechCrunch

What are you wearing? Run: Split Singlet and Run: Inspire Crop

Favorite Feature? The top is so light and airy and the crops stay in place no matter how many miles I log.

Where would you most likely wear this to? Probably just as likely to wear this for a training run or to a Soul Cycle/Barry’s Bootcamp class as I am out to brunch on the weekends!

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What’s usually in your bag? Honest Company Sunscreen, Cell Phone, Chapstick, Kind Bars (I’m like a 5-year-old and require food every couple of hours), Emi-Jay hair ties, a spare pair of Lululemon workout clothes (you never know!), refillable water bottle

Top 3 summer fashion essentials? Flip flops, colored chino shorts, breezy tank tops

Favorite spot in SF where the locals go: Presidio Social Club - yummy drinks, delicious food, a great ambiance and a perfect patio!

photography & styling by lexie tiongson