Monday, January 2, 2012

Urban Active


Here's that other purple dress I was telling you about in my last post. It's from Athleta, a store I probably wouldn't have checked out if it weren't for the fact that Sal has put together so many cute outfits with their stuff. With a name like Athleta I'd have thought they carried strictly athletic clothes, but it turns out they make all sorts of clothes I would categorize as urban active, which is exactly what I need to accommodate my long walks to and from work.

The dress is comfortable and breathable, machine washable, and the quality is great. I took this dress with me on my recent international trip, and it was just perfect for travel.

Shown here are two different outfits with the dress; the second photo has a lot of glare from the sun but I included it to show you what the upper wrap portion looks like.

Dress: Athleta
Jacket: Shawna Hoffman
Belt: thrifted
Boots: Brako

15 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

What a great dress and it looks perfect with your boots!!

Megan Mae said...

It's a great dress, and sounds like a perfect solution for your new commute. Those boots are also incredible.

Patti said...

Very cool! I too discovered their dresses via Sal, and really like the looks. Happy New Year to you, hope it's a great one.

Megan said...

I love those boots. They look like they're made for walking.

Lena's Blend said...

The jacket is really cute and boots are amazing. I like that they're different from what everyone else is wearing right now. I had some knee high lace ups years ago that I loved, literally wore them into the ground. Wish I still had them.

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Lisa Connolly said...

You look terrific. I love Athleta - you can dress their styles up and down and the quality is fantastic. I love the boots, did you get them in the US? It looks like Brako has limited distribution here.

Audi said...

Lisa Connolly: You're right, Brako is hard to find in the US. I happened upon this lovely pair at a great shoe store near Chinatown called Nobel Shoes. They are wonderfully comfy and well made.

readinginskirts said...

That dress is way too cool. I have a purple wrap dress already, but this sucker is far more pretty. I love it with that belt and boots combo too: really makes it look bad ass. :D

Nyssa said...

I really like the pattern the glare puts on this dress. It's really cool! Let's see if we can actually find that pattern, shall we?

L said...

Very nice outfit! I love that dress.

Sal said...

Woohoo! Athleta has great options for travel. Glad you checked 'em out, lady.

Healthy and Homemade said...

The dress rocks =D

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

That dress is killer, love the neckline/bodice!

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ilegirl said...

What a pretty dress! I checked out the Athleta website and there are a few others that are equally work-appropriate and are made from comfy fabrics.