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TranquiliT Trunk Show + Year-Round Style

Create your own style . . . let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.—Anna Wintour

In honor of Tranquil Space’s 18th birthday, THIS Saturday we’re hosting a TranquiliT trunk show at the Dupont studio (1632 17th, nw) from 10-1. Swing by for cake and homemade vegan pumpkin scones by moi, sit fireside, sip tea, and save 20% off TranquiliT.

I’ll be there with our former boutique manager/TranquiliT-lover Patricia to answer any questions, show the many ways to wear the pieces, and help you get set for the holidays. TranquiliT is great for travel (see former packing post) and transitions easily from the yoga mat to the airport to cocktail parties. It’s all about ease and layers!

For example, I used to have a summer and winter wardrobe where I would rotate heavy sweaters for sleeveless tops. Now I live in layers of TranquiliT year-round and have a small section in the back of my closet for my seasonal faux fur and faux leather jackets. No more rotating needed since nothing else is season-dependent. More below.

2in1 flare top in noir over tights. Wear as a mini dress or over leggings or skinny jeans.

Turtleneck in aubergine with pencil skirt in noir. Add tights and a blazer for the office or faux leather jacket for a night out.

ways I make one wardrobe work year-round:

  1. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a warm weather dress
  2. Add a turtleneck under your warm weather dress
  3. Add a chunky sweater over your sleeveless dress
  4. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a short skirt
  5. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a pair of shorts
  6. Add a long sleeve top over your slip dress
  7. Add heavy tights with your peep toe shoes and wear them into winter
  8. Grab your beanie, arm warmers, and scarf or capelet when leaving the house for the day

Swing tunic in cafe. Top with cozy organic fleece infinity cowl and vegan boots.

Sleeveless wrap dress in peacock paired with tights, turtleneck, and boots.

Cape in au naturel organic fleece paired with 2in1 fitted top, leggings, and boots.

Cardiwrap in heather paired with 2in1 chemise, leggings, and boots.

2in1 fitted top paired with our mesh skirt. Perfect for holiday!

More year-round wardrobe tips:

Year-round I keep arm warmers in my bag since I’m sensitive to overly air-conditioned environments. In fall and winter, I keep arm warmers and a knit beanie in my bag and am seldom without a scarf around my neck. Our fleece scarf is so cozy, and comforting—it feels like a security blanket.

Although it can be fun to update a wardrobe from time to time, I’ve found that dressing in the monochromatic layers of a capsule wardrobe makes my mornings {and travel} much easier. More layers in winter, less in summer. All black. Add pops of flair with shoes, coats, and red lips. Voilà, shifting seasons made easy via transitional eco-style! Bisous. x

Off-the-shoulder dress in wine paired with a skinny scarf and boots.

2in1 long sleeve ruched dress in slate paired with vegan gold clogs.

TranquiliT Fall Collection

2in1 cap 1

2in1 cap tee over skirt dress

pencil skirt

stripe 2in1 crop top with pencil skirt (+ my faux fur coat)


2in1 crop top with gauchos topped with a capelet


2in1 crop top with gauchos topped with an infinity cowl

Although the temperatures are still soaring, my heart belongs to fall fashion.

We shot our fall collection mid-August, so as the photos and fabric rolled in, we updated the website, stocked Tranquil Space studios, and next is our seasonal look book. It’s filled with ways to wear the collection, testimonials from TranquiliT-lovers, and tips on building a capsule wardrobe—stay tuned!

This fall we have four new designs (shown top to bottom in the upper photos): 2in1 cap sleeve, pencil skirt, capelet, gaucho.

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One big trend this fall is to wear turtlenecks under dresses so you’ll see that in a lot of our shots. It also helps extend the wear of your favorite summer frocks—just add tights, boots, and a turtleneck!

To help jumpstart the season, I’ll be offering a Labor Day discount code to all TranquiliT newsletter subscribers. No pressure, but if you like saving on your favorite staples, sign up and you’ll receive the code later this week.

TranquiliT is designed by me with YOUR input (the 2in1 cap sleeve was a request), locally-sewn line using eco-friendly fabrics, and custom made to order. Slow fashion is the new black. Bisous. x

skirt dress copyskirt dress in aubergine


ruffle dress in cafe worn one-shoulder

slip dress 5

turtleneck under slip dress with palazzo pants (+ jackson the cat)

boyfriend tee dress 1 turtleneck under boyfriend tee dress topped with an infinity cowl




TranquiliT Spring En Route


Launched in 2002, TranquiliT (pronounced tranquility) is designed to offer versatile mix-and-match wear (hello capsule dressing) for the busy woman seeking style and comfort.

The locally-sewn, eco-friendly spring collection will be available online and in Tranquil Space and Jivamukti NYC studios THIS week.

We have two new colors—sky blue and peach—and four new designs: 1. ruffle dress (wear the gathered neckline off the shoulder, across the chest, or around the neck), 2. drape cover-up, 3. racerback tank, and 4. boyfriend tee dress.

Follow TranquiliT on Instagram and Facebook for ways to wear, special savings, and peeks behind-the-scenes. Below is a peek inside our recent spring photo shoot.

Happy spring and happy slow fashion made with love in the nation’s capital. x

Behind-the-Scenes Periscope 2pm ET

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After hosting a recent Tranquility du Jour live event, I began dreaming up ways to do more video events with you.

Enter Periscope. It’s a live streaming video mobile app and I’m going to do my first broadcast TODAY, February 26 at 2pm ET during our spring TranquiliT photo shoot!

I’ll reveal the two new colors YOU chose, a few swanky spring designs, a peek into our seasonal photo shoot at the Pink Palace (my petite home), and maybe even a guest appearance by Mookie.

Not familiar with Periscope? Here’s the basics. Hope to see you shortly!

Oh, and watch for our spring collection online mid-March.

Dreaming of spring,

spring TranquiliT colors: giveaway



Last month I asked for feedback on your favorite colors among these top 10 Pantone colors and you chose the bottom four: peach, serenity, lilac gray, and limpet shell.

Now it’s time to narrow it down to your top TWO to compliment our current palette (at the very bottom).

Please reply below by 9pmET tonight, December 29 and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a design of your choice in one of the winning colors this spring!

Thank you for your input on TranquiliT‘s spring collection. x


Forget Black Friday? Today’s YOUR day.


Don pajamas, sit fireside, and skip the crowds. Shop TODAY* with code GRATITUDE and save 20%.

Want to pare down? Try our 10-piece Capsule Wardrobe and play with all these combos.

Spend lots of time on the road? Print this Tranquil Travel Checklist.

Hope to stay tranquil despite the hustle and bustle? Try these 8 tips.

Curious about the collection? Here’s this season’s look book.

A little (her)story: Launched in 2002 with yoga pants and tees (that’s where the name TranquiliT(ee) originated), I fantasized of chic and comfy clothing to align with an on-the-go lifestyle–moving from yoga to business meetings to café writing. I dreamed up designs, found a local seamstress and lush eco-friendly fabrics. Voilà, TranquiliT was born.

Thank you for supporting small and local. May your hollydaze be merry, bright, and tranquil. Bisous. x

*Enjoy 20% OFF full-price and sale items through Sunday, 11/29/2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Discount reflected at checkout with code GRATITUDE. This offer does not apply to previously placed orders or lifestyle items and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

A Birthday Treat for You x


Today is my 42nd birthday {insert confetti toss} and I’m offering a special discount on ALL purchases from TranquiliT. Yep, even lifestyle items such as books, tees, and CDs.

Oh, and the best part, ALL orders made today will receive a complimentary copy oGet Your Yoga On CD. Use code BIRTHDAY at checkout to save 20%.

Below are the strawberry birthday cupcakes I made last night with Tim’s help {of course}. As you may know, I’m not much in the kitchen, but I can frost and sprinkle like a champ!

Thank you for your love, support, and kindness. May your mid-year day be sprinkled with joy. Bisous. x



Giveaway: Choose TranquiliT’s Fall Colors


Happy, happy summer! That means it’s time to choose a few new fall colors to complement the current offering {see below}.

Above are the top 10 Pantone colors for fall. Which ones above do you love and want to see added to our color mix?

Share your top one to three choices in the comments section below by Thursday, June 26 at 5pmET and enter to win a versatile all-in-one wrap dress. One lucky voter will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday morning!

Thank you for helping choose TranquiliT‘s fall palette. Bisous. x


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Looks for TranquiliT’s Capsule Wardrobe

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TranquiliT’s 10 staples are the backbone of a creative, comfy, and chic wardrobe. Six of these pieces were my entire wardrobe for 10 days of yoga, writing in sidewalk cafes, teaching in the gardens, bookstore browsing, and fancy nights out in Paris.

Our last video introduced the 10-piece capsule wardrobe and this one showcases multiple looks from these 10 staples. Watch for packing and combination idea PDFs forthcoming, too.

Made locally from eco-friendly fabrics, these pieces are perfect for expressing your signature style—from the boardroom to the beach to a black tie affair. Mix and match for optimal versatiliT and creativiT. Bisous. x