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3 New Videos

Bonjour from Paris! Before I head to the airport, I wanted to share these three videos I recorded last week before leaving for the City of Light.

Tea with Kimberly: My Carry-On Must-Haves

See everything stuffed inside my Matt & Nat bag. It’s like a clown car where more keep popping out.

Meet the six new TranquiliT designs [starring Belle Starr the pug]

Sweet Belle looks on as I share the new TranquiliT fall collection, highlight the features, and reveal the fabrics.

A peek inside the Tranquility du Jour Daybook

The latest Daybook is filled with new (and formerly loved) features. Learn more about it in this brief video.

I hope these are useful and wish you a beautiful day ahead. Thanks for joining me on my Parisian adventures. Bisous. x

 

 

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💕🥖☕️ Bonjour from Paris

Over the past four days, I’ve . . . practiced flâneurie for 30 miles, spent two fun days with Tim’s cousin, browsed books at Shakespeare & Company, savored the views at Jardin de Luxembourg, ridden a carousel, visited a haunted house, taken a 3-hour sketching class, enjoyed an afternoon with friends, walked the 270 steps up to Sacre Coeur, toured the Palais Garnier, eaten lots of pizza sans cheese, sipped green juice and rose lattes at Wild & the Moon, consumed many pots of thé vert à la menthe, and listened to live jazz for SIX hours at 38Riv. 🎶

Paris is one BIG Artist Date filled with overwhelming sensory delights. Taking it all in with so much gratitude and have one full day to go. You’ll find a peek into the journey below and over on Instagram.

Sending so much love from the City of Light. x

P.S. Have you cast your vote yet for our France 2020 retreat?

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Fall TranquiliT Sneak Peek

 

On Friday we transformed my tiny home into a photo studio to shoot the latest TranquiliT collection. We push all the furniture to the side, set up a huge white backdrop, organize all the designs and layers on a rack, set out an assortment of shoes, wrangle the pets, and voilà, we’re ready to go!

My photographer always sends me a few favorites while editing the hundreds of photos shot, so this assortment is only a sampling of what’s to come.

This season features SIX new designs and 16 colors!  The new pieces are:

1. a fleece sweatshirt with thumbholes (see bottom pic). ADORABLE with the mini mesh skirt, too.

2. a jumper that’s to die for (sixth photo down). So cozy and chic!

3. a duster wrap (not shown). I wore this ALL over Italy. It’s a must-have.

4. the crop pant (directly above in pewter). We’ve had this pant available all summer and will now be able to update with pretty white background shots.

5. the trés tunic (two below from here). The smaller version of the trés maxi.

6. leopard-print scarf. Obsessed with this!

More photos and the entire collection will soon be available at TranquiliT.com.

As always, we’re locally-sewn using eco-friendly fabrics (except the leopard-print scarf, but we’re looking into options) and made to order. Thanks for your support of this 17-year-old passion project! Bisous. x

 

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Transforming the Maxi Skirt

 

TranquiliT aficionado, Barbara, shared these photos of her transforming the maxi skirt into a wrap, hoodie, neck warmer, and cape. Genius, no? The ballet color is stunning on her.

I’m often blown away by your creativity in curating outfits from a few staples. Ah, the beauty of capsule dressing!

Challenge: try a new way to wear a favorite piece. Turn a short skirt into a capelet or a long skirt into a dress, turn a wrap dress around, or add a flowy pant under a slip dress.

Next week is our fall photo shoot and I can’t wait to share the four new designs with you! Here’s a hint: jumper, duster wrap, crop pant, fleece sweatshirt. I met with my seamstress yesterday and shared a sneak peek over here.

More peeks to come. Looking forward to transitioning into more and more layers with cooler temps, tall boots, and hot cocoa. Happy weekend to you! Bisous. x

 

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Tranquility du Jour #464: Summer Style

In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share summer style tips, a packing list, and ideas to help you transition into fall with the same summer wardrobe.

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Tranquility du Jour #464: Summer Style

 

Upcoming Events

FREE Fall TDJ Live: September 15

Luna Yoga Advanced Teacher Training: September 21 – 22 in Montreal, Canada

4-week Tranquility Salon: September 29, October 6, 13, 20 in DC [4 spots left]

Pugs & Pints: October 27 in DC

New Year’s Eve Mini Retreat at YogaWorks Dupont: December 31 in DC [details to come]

New Year’s Salon: January 1 in DC [7 spots left]

NEW Tranquility in Tuscany retreat: August 28-September 4, 2021

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Mentioned in the Podcast

Latest Tea with Kimberly video

Tranquil Travel Packing List

Italy finds (100 euros total) below.

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White Sneaker Love

For years I was anti-sneakers. Not because they aren’t great for exercise, but because I’d shown up in Europe post-college wearing white, puffy Nike’s with see-through gel soles and soon realized that they were best for college campuses. That was 24 years ago. Clearly it left an impression.

However,  after being diagnosed with a painful neuroma, I’ve stuck to shoes with a wide toe box and even got arches to take pressure off the neuroma (although I never seem to remember to insert them).

After debating white sneakers for months, I settled on this Adidas pair. Shortly after, I found these great vegan ones, Veja, and wish I’d seen them earlier. Next sneaker purchase!

In this photo I’m wearing them with a fluffy tulle skirt procured in Venice and TranquiliT boyfriend tank knotted in front. I’ve also paired them with the perfect pant and boyfriend tank, slip dress and perfect pant, and the slip dress solo as shown in photos below.

Who knew they were so versatile and comfy?!

You’re probably already in the know about the white sneaker craze and familiar with the numerous ways to pair them with skirts, dresses, and pants. In case you need more inspiration, here you go:

25 Outfits to Wear with White Sneakers
14 Fresh White Sneaker Outfits
96 Chic White Sneaker Outfits

I’ve enjoyed pushing past my tiny t trauma of traipsing around Europe and feeling out of place with a huge backpack fastened to my body and oh-so-American footwear.

Now I enjoy wandering about with comfy footwear that pairs with everything and doesn’t have see-through purple gel soles. White sneakers, I apologize for coming late to the party and am a new convert. Bisous. x

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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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