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NEW Pant Debuting at TDJ Soirée

It’s hard to believe that an event I’ve been dreaming about and planning since February is happening THIS weekend [click here to join the waitlist].

In addition to live music, 100 light pink ranunculus flowers, the scent of lavender, luxe goody bags, a daylong tranquility masterclass, vegan fine dining, organic wine happy hour, and a like-hearted community, we’ll also be celebrating the release of the latest Tranquility du Jour Daybook AND debuting this not-available-online-yet NEW TranquiliT wide leg crop pant.

I’ve spotted this pant everywhere over the past couple of months, so I asked my local seamstress to create the sample featured above. It’s similar to the palazzo pant (but shorter), not as wide as the gaucho, and has the parfait pant waistband.

Wondering how to wear the pant? It dresses up or down and pairs nicely with heels, clogs, ballet flats, sneakers, and more. I’ve paired it with the 2in1 fitted top (of course, it’s my go-to). Here’s a piece on how to wear this look. And another. And one more.

Look for this versatile pant over on TranquiliT.com this summer. Here’s to easy, chic, comfy, eco-friendly, locally-sewn, seasonless clothing! Bisous. x

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Guest Post: A Peek Inside My 17-Day Trip Carry-On

A few years ago, I slowly started adopting a capsule wardrobe thanks to the fabulous TranquiliT line. My husband and I travel a lot and, truth be told, I craved a simpler way to pack for travel more so than simplicity in my everyday life. Fast forward to the present day and I have simplicity in the every day as well as when I travel.

My items from TranquiliT really set me up to travel carry on only for all of our trips – from long weekend jaunts in the United States to nearly three weeks abroad! My uniform of capri leggings, a boyfriend tank or two-in-one and long sleeve wrap tunic really serve as a base for my capsule wardrobe. I’m really loving the new, versatile vest for cooler months. So, I suppose, I have two uniforms – one for cooler temperatures and one for warmer temperatures.

This summer my husband and I are going to Rome and South Africa for a 17 day vacation. It will be summer in Rome and winter in South Africa. Our time in South Africa will consist of a safari and time in the city of Cape Town. So layers and versatility will be key. My friends have often joked that I’m Mary Poppins but I assure you there is no magic – just TranquiliT. I share my packing list below and here’s a video, too!

Packed Clothing (tightly rolling your clothing items will allow you to fit more in your suitcase):

Boyfriend tank

Long Sleeve Wrap Tunic

Boyfriend Cardigan

2-in-1 Flare

2-in-1 Gloria

Capri leggings

Sleeveless Wrap Dress

2 colored tank tops

2 t-shirts

Lululemon windbreaker pants for safari

Cuddleduds for layering under pants on safari

Jeans

3 pairs of shorts

Sun hat

Swim suit

Nightgown (I will wash this in our hotel sink so I only have to pack one)

Bras, socks, undies (I will wash these in our hotel sink so I can pack less of them)

One pair of flat, black shoes

One pair of sandals

Kimberly has put together this great guide on how to pair the capri leggings and 2-in-1 fitted top. Since the versatile vest came out, I’ve been wearing it in place of my long sleeve wrap tunic as we enter the warmer months in North America.

Toiletries/Other Necessities (These will go in the front pouch of my carry-on backpack):

Makeup (keep it simple: foundation, powder, bronzer, one eye liner, one eye shadow, mascara, two lipsticks)

Coconut oil for removing makeup/washing face

Travel size hair gel

Travel size shampoo and conditioner

Hair brush

Deodorant

What I will wear on the plane (I always wear my bulkiest layers on the plane. They can easily be shed once you are seated and help with temperature control as you travel to different areas of the world):

Capri leggings

Boyfriend tank

Versatile Vest

Jacket for time in South Africa

Sweatshirt, tied around my waist, for time in South Africa

Sneakers

Happy packing and traveling! I hope you love your TranquiliT and much as I do.

 

Love,

Hannah Mongiat

Find me over on Instagram

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Happy Earth Day {+ Discount Code}

Of course, you know EVERY day is Earth Day and that it’s those little things that make a difference. In honor of Earth Day, I’ve outlined a few of my favorites below:

  • Say “food only” when ordering takeout to avoid those soy sauce packages and plastic utensils.
  • Compost. We keep our scraps in a coffee tin and when it fills, we add them to our larger compost bin outside. Don’t have an outside? Many cities have compost drop-off spots. We only throw out trash once a week since so much ends up in the compost.
  • Tote a metal fork, metal straw, and reusable water bottle everywhere. This lets you sip your latte or nosh on your takeout without adding more plastic to the landfill.
  • Love Starbucks? Grab their reusable hot and cold cups to refill.
  • Shop sustainable fashion. See our coupon below.
  • Plant trees and a garden. Yes, windowsills count!
  • Hit the farmers’ markets with your reusable bag.
  • Eat less meat. Consider taking this week’s 7-day VegPledge.
  • Tune in to my podcast with Ashlee Piper filled with more ideas.
  • Switch to online statements, bills, and invoices.
  • Surround yourself with plants.

In honor of Earth Day, use code EVERYDAYISEARTHDAY to save 20% online today through Friday, April 26. Browse our NEW lookbook and consider any of the 16 available colors at TranquiliT.com.

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Tranquil Signature Style

💗✨ For the past two decades I’ve needed to dress for exercise and fancier activities. Yep, all in one outfit! As you probably know, that’s how TranquiliT was born. The clothing line allowed me to teach and/or take yoga while adding a wrap dress for an evening engagement.

These days are no exception. This week I dressed in my uniform (2in1 fitted + capri legging) for ballet class, then added the 2in1 flare and blazer for the office.

I’ve learned over the years that signature style is about dressing in a way that allows me to be comfy and feel good. I believe our outward appearance can be a manifestation of our inner world. Like today, I had an important four-hour call and was sure to wear my uniform coupled with red lips. Nope, it wasn’t a video chat, but it helped me feel put together.

Style, however, is so much more than clothing. It’s how we decorate, the music we listen to, how we spend our free time, the makeup we wear (or don’t wear), the way we talk and write, the exhibits we see, what we read, our temperament, how we interact with others, and much more.

Who are your style icons? What is it about them that you’re drawn to? How might you incorporate a bit of their flair? Channel your inner Chanel or Zoe or beloved grandmother. Keep it comfy, authentic, and as versatile as possible. You’re beautiful! Bisous. x

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Everyday Style

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. —Rachel Zoe

As shared in a recent wardrobe confessional post, each morning I reach for my 2in1 fitted top (wearing the former TranquiliT tulip top with big bell sleeves in this photo) and capri leggings. Yes, year-round. I’ll often layer the look (see these 21 ideas) and yet these two pieces are my foundation.

While folding laundry this morning, I put three 2in1 fitted tops and three capri leggings back into their allotted drawers and smiled at how easy my dressing and laundering process had become. Sure, I have a small assortment of skirts, wraps, and dresses hanging in my closet ready to be worn, but they simply serve as enhancement to my foundation.

You’ve probably heard of decision fatigue, it’s the struggle of making good decisions when bombarded with decisions to make. For me, having a daily dress up foundation and go-to meals makes my mornings easy peasy. Breakfast is sprouted toast with avocado or peanut butter and banana plus a green smoothie. Having this set routine helps ensure a smooth start to the day.

Despite wearing the same foundation most days of the year, it rarely looks that way due to the layering. For example, today as I left the house with the long sleeve wrap tunic over the 2in1 fitted, sleeveless swing tunic, and palazzo pants, I joked to Tim that there should be a limit to the amount of layers one  wears.

To spice it up, I’ll tie scarves around me neck, hair or wrist, add colorful shoes or boots, and a dab of red lipstick. These small touches can brighten up the most basic look.

Consider your mornings, is there a way to simplify its start and still express your signature style? This transition into a new season offers the opportunity to do some spring cleaning and shed those winter habits and heavy layers. Who’s with me?!

Learn more tools for blooming into spring in our next free TDJ Live on Sunday, March 24. Register here. Can’t wait to connect live and explore ways to make our spring sparkle! Bisous. x

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Live Rosé

Wear noir, live rosé. —my motto

Years ago I came up with the motto to wear black and live pink. It came from my inclination to wear head-to-toe black clothing (hey, everything matches) and to live with a sense of playfulness and panache.

I recently hosted a giveaway on Instagram where I asked people to share how they lived rosé. Answers included ballet, writing Morning Pages, yoga and creativity, wearing pink and vegan homemade herbal lip tint, enjoying the small moments, diffusing essential oils, singing songs from favorite musicals, being compassionate, cuddling with pups, and sipping tea.

Ah, just reading each of these transported me to a happy place! What does living rosé look like to you?

For me, it’s the same thing as seeking tranquility in the every day. This doesn’t mean that I’m tranquil all day (oh no!), it means that I seek pockets of it within a full (read: overstuffed at times) life.

As mentioned in a recent post, French composer Claude Debussy’s said, “Music is the space between the notes,” and I believe tranquility is found in the moments between the doing. That’s how I envision living rosé.

My days begin with caring for our four rescue pets, making morning tea and a green smoothie, diffusing peppermint essential oil, and going on two walks (since the three pups have different paces). Then I’ll settle in for admin work before a soak in the tub and daily dress-up (usually my uniform) followed by ballet three days a week and seeing clients until 8:30 most weekday evenings. Once home, evenings include family time, reading, and reflection. Rinse and repeat.

Weekends start similarly, but instead of seeing clients, I settle in for family time, working on projects (hello, forthcoming Daybook), meetups with friends, watching movies, and doing all that life stuff like laundry and organizing.

Although laundry and walking pups may not sound like living rosé, one can’t always be on retreat, in a yoga class, or out on the perfect date, so infusing those in-between moments with simple pleasures is crucial to our well-being.

Over the next week, consider how you, too, can live rosé by infusing sweet touches into your day. Maybe it’s listening to an inspiring podcast while cleaning the house, being fully present as you wash the dishes and feel the warm soap on your skin, or brewing a pot of loose leaf tea with rose buds versus getting something to go.

May our days (and lives) be sprinkled with rosé! Share below how you plan to live rosé. I think you’re beautiful. Bisous. x

Spring Has Sprung at TranquiliT.com

It is [almost] spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. —Rilke

In honor of National Pig Day, TranquiliT’s eight new designs are now available at TranquiliT.com. There are 16 colors to choose from this season. Honestly, this may be my favorite collection yet. I hope you love it, too!

We’ll be hosting a TranquiliT Pop-Up and a mini fashion show at our TDJ Soirée on Sunday, June 9. Click here to be added to the guest list.

As we prepare for this brand new season, let’s remember to savor the simple joys: fresh-cut daffodils, warm rain, a good book, iced green mint tea, clothing that feels good on the skin, botanical gardens, sunshine on the skin, picnics in the park, a Sunday afternoon bike ride. These sweet moments beckon us to bask in tranquility.

Thank you for supporting slow fashion that’s made to order locally using eco-friendly fabrics. A portion of all proceeds benefit Pigs & Pugs Project. Together we can make the world a more compassionate place. After all, compassion IS the new black.

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Giveaway Love

💗This darling “wear noir, live rosé” TranquiliT custom tee and Pigs & Pugs Project dog neck scarf are looking for a good home!
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To enter, in the comments section on Instagram share one way you live rosé in your every day *and* tag someone who you think would love the tee. If they follow me and leave a comment, they’ll also be entered to win!
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For example, I live rosé by smiling at strangers and wearing pink accents! 🌸👛
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On the morning of Monday, March 4, I’ll choose one winner at random and announce it on Instagram.
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Cheers to sprinkling our days with rosé!

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What’s Blooming at TranquiliT.com

Here’s a peek at our 8 new designs featured in yesterday’s live video.

Versatile Vest

2in1 Leotard

Mini Mesh Skirt

2in1 Midi

Tres Tunic

Féministe Tee

2in1 Gloria

Live Rosé Tee

Available at TranquiliT.com in March. Hope you love the new locally-sewn, vegan, eco-friendly, and versatile collection! Isn’t ballet beautiful?! Share your favorite looks using #TranquiliTstyle. Bisous. x

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TranquiliT Spring {Live Today}

Tune in HERE today at 3pm ET for a sneak peek at this season’s TranquiliT collection. Above and below is a pre-sneak peek at our two graphic tees. Like? Hope you LOVE! Plus our entire spring palette. Yep, 16 colors!

I’m off to Costa Rica tomorrow to host the annual Tranquility in the Tropics and will be sure to share videos and photos while away! Tami, @mindfulteaqueen, has requested a packing for warm weather video, so stay tuned for this one, too.

Oh, and Year of Tranquility is now available on Kindle!

Look forward to seeing you later today and happy, happy holiday weekend. Bisous. x

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