Fashion with a Purpose | Prana Activewear

Fashion with a Purpose | Prana Activewear

 

Thanks to prAna Clothing for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions and obsession with sustainable wear are 100% my own. Use coupon code MS15EV for 15% off your order online!

There are few things I love more than a good deal. Pair that good deal with incredible comfort, classic style, and sustainable material that doesn’t leave a huge footprint on the earth and I’m pretty much in heaven (thanks to prAna Activewear).

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I recently had a discussion with some friends about the definition of feeling sexy. These days comfort is sexy to me. As I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin I realize that nothing feels better than feeling like myself. I like the skin I’m in, and it doesn’t mean I need to show it every chance I get. A classic laid-back style is more my vibe. You add some comfort and we’ve got ourselves a night out on the town.

With the kids in school longer hours these days I no longer roam Boca Raton in what I once dubbed “homeless chic.” With the quality clothing from prAna clothing I’ve come to enjoy piecing together a modern activewear ensemble that can take me from morning until dinner time. That’s a big deal for this mom of two boys.

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prAna’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. The versatile but classy clothing design makes for outfits that can be worn to work or on an adventure. Whether you’re running errands, picking up the kids from school, or meeting friends for coffee, prAna clothing is tested for comfort in any situation (especially outdoors). These Charcoal Jogger Pants are the perfect pant this fall in our warm climate. The light material kept me cool while getting me through the day. I loved pairing it with the Daria Sweater Hoodie (also fairly lightweight). The “bat-wing” style is modern and comfortable. I pretty much live in my sneakers these days, but this could easily pair well with a cute casual pair of booties.

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prAna is offering my readers a 15% off coupon when you order online using the code: MS15EV! Now you too can start your activewear collection to carry you through till winter! Every purchase you make and every gift you give has a positive impact on our planet. prAna offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items so that you can feel great about the things you wear and the gifts you give. It’s clothing with a conscious.

Essentially yours,

Erika

prAna items worn in this post:

Charcoal Jogger Pants

Daria Sweater Hoodie

Use code MS15EV for 15% off your next order!

 


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2017 Back To School Top Picks

2017 Back To School Top Picks

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for providing my honest review of products. As always all opinions expressed here are 100% my own. There are affiliate links within this post that will support essentiallyerika.com.

The boys are growing by the day and the time has come when they are really expressing their own personal style. Shopping for Back To School this year has been a great preview of how their styles and preferences differ. One thing that has remained the same is our goal while shopping for Back To School and for anything really. It’s important to us to be conscious buyers, to give back when / where we can, and to always encourage the boys to express their individual sense of style.

Skechers

Skechers

So I’m sharing this year’s top picks for Back To School shopping!

Tried and True

We will officially have two kids in school this year. As a stay at home mom all these years, it’s quite literally the end of an era. We had such a great experience with my eldest sons PlanetBox lunchbox I knew just where to go when it was time for the little guy to step up his lunch game. Packing lunch for two with very separate palette’s can be a bit tricky. But with PlanetBox’s compartmentalized stainless steel Rover Box and it’s cold/hot accessory containers, creating a fun “invitation to eat” is a snap! I love what the company stands for and the quality stainless steel will last them until high school! Every lunch is fun in a PlanetBox lunchbox with its customizable magnets and carrying case. While E settled on rocket ships, my little guy is obsessed with robots.

Kids Lunch Box Ideas

Oh Em – Emoji’s

Skechers

With the release of the new Emoji Movie, it seems Emoji’s are all the rage. My boys don’t even have to have a cell phone to know that. Skechers has a new line of high-top Emoji sneakers that help each kid express their own personal style. My little guy is a pizza lover (he’d give those ninja turtles a run for their money), so it was a no-brainer that he would gravitate towards the fun high-tops in red with the food emoji’s everywhere. My oldest is currently in what I call the “poop stage.” He’s been toilet trained for quite some years, but in true male fashion he is obsessed with all things poop-related. I read somewhere that is some sort of milestone where boys are quite literally just understanding the body’s intended functions. Every conversation eventually winds up in the toilet (pun intended). So I knew he would just die for the poop emoji sneakers that only a true poop lover could appreciate (mom cringe). I’m certain it will be the topic of conversation, and at least we can lean on the fact that the sneakers brought it up, right???

Skechers

While some schools offer the option to donate towards class supplies instead of purchasing them, there are still quite a few items on the school list that needs to be provided when kids start school. Here is a list of a few items that were on our list, and where you can find them.

A/V headphones

Nap Mat

Backpack

Here’s to a great school year!

Essentially yours,

Erika

Keeping Your Gut Healthy All Summer

Keeping Your Gut Healthy All Summer

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Summer comes with laid-back vibes, later bedtimes, and subsequently, lazy eating habits. It’s the time of year when we most want to kick back, take it easy, and usually end up ordering out. I’m doing my best at home to keep things even-keeled, but it’s an inevitable beast. Eventually, the lazy summer monster gets us all.

One of the ways I try to keep the good stuff going in with a busy schedule and two kids, is by enjoying a delicious smoothie each day with the family. We enjoy participating in smoothie challenges and coming up with new and interesting recipes to keep the kids engaged in healthy habits. Good Karma Flaxmilk is a wonderful way to add protein to your smoothies. It’s made with cold-pressed flax seed oil, a rich source of Omega- 3’s without all of the calories. Plus, it’s dairy-free for my lactose sensitive boys. I use both the Unsweetened and Vanilla flavors depending on the type of smoothie I’m making.

Smoothie Recipe

This Banana Mango Protein Smoothie is excellent! It’s the perfect frosty beverage for summertime (you can add spinach or kale to turn it into a green smoothie. Just add 16oz of frozen mango to 3 cups of Good Karma Flaxmilk, add 1 ripe banana and blend. It’s a simple favorite that is frosty and refreshing. It’s easy to take this on the go on a summer adventure.

Smoothie

Probiotics is a great source of good gut bacteria necessary for optimal gut function.  Traditional Chinese Medicine believes the gut is the epi-center of the body. That without it’s optimal health, the rest of the body cannot function effectively. Implementing healthy gut behavior with Drinkable Yogurt, yogurt packs, and probiotics is essential to our well-being.

Good Karma Drinkable Yogurt  is packed with dairy-free probiotics, making it a great summer treat by the pool. It’s easy on-the-go caps mean you can just drop it into the cooler and enjoy.

Smoothie

I rest easier knowing I’m injecting good practices even while enjoying our laid-back summer vibes. The kids enjoy the dairy-free yogurt as a fun summer treat. With up to seven live and active cultures, Omega-3 healthy fats, and five to six grams of plant-based protein, I’m happy to let them enjoy this delicious snack.

Kefir

Essentially yours,

Erika

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