Pajama Top and the Start of Summer

It’s summertime! At least it feels like it is, what with my oldest daughter being on her summer break and my youngest looking forward to her upcoming camp days. As for me, in spite of world events (which I try with varying degrees of success to push to the recesses of my mind), I too have begun to feel the lightness of being that comes with longer, warmer, easier and breezier days. One of the great benefits of a summer holiday is the chance to rest. Enter the pajama top! This well established trend takes our bedroom favorite and brings it into the light of day. Not much that’s more relaxed and comfortable than that. I think the trend works especially well in the evening, cocktail hour, then you can just fall into bed after a night of summery mischief…

With love,

Amanda

Amanda Garrigus in pajama top and black Theory pants

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus in pajama top and black skinnies

More to love… Tobi Black and White Pajama Top; Theory Classic Crop Pant

Your New Fast Fashion Obsession

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing a TOBI top

Alright everyone, confession time. I love fast fashion. Ok, that’s not much of a confession I admit, nonetheless I feel compelled to open up and share that for most of my adult life my closet has had a gross imbalance of fast fashion to designer items. Like, 80/20. Who can resist inexpensive pieces that look amazing, are on trend and sometimes even last a few seasons (or more)? Not me! So when I discovered Tobi, a collection of irresistible, seriously affordable separates, I went a little overboard and devoted hours to browsing their stellar website, and made away with a few great finds in the process. Take this awesome mauve draped top. It’s weighty, the fit is on point and when I recently wore it to a Roger Vivier party I’m pretty sure I convinced a few people I was in head to toe Saint Laurent. (The monogram clutch no doubt helped build that buzz.) Check out more pics below of this breezy, sophisticated top from my new BFFF (Best Fast Fashion Find) and stay tuned for more!

With love,

Amanda

Amanda Garrigus wearing a TOBI top with black Theory Pants and a YSL clutch

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing a TOBI top YSL clutch and Theory trouser

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing a TOBI top with Theory Pants and a YSL clutch

Amanda Garrigus wearing a lavendar TOBI top

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing a lavendar TOBI top

Amanda Garrigus wearing a TOBI top with Theory Pants and a YSL clutch

Amanda Garrigus wearing a TOBI top

More to love… Tobi Mauve Chiffon Blouse; Theory Back-Zip Skinny Leg Pant; Saint Laurent Black Monogram Clutch 

Wearing The Pants

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing slouchy Rachel Roy trousers

Today I’ve got my big girl pants on. Lately it seems I’ve needed them more often. The state of the world isn’t getting any less challenging, and I’m marching alongside my fellow humans to do what I can to make a positive impact. I won’t get into politics, but suffice it to say the political climate in our country and abroad forces positive action. I’m not doing anything drastic or dramatic, these pants weren’t made for lying in front of tanks after all, but in my own small way I’m lending my voice and leaning in. I call Senators with some regularity, I sign petitions nearly daily and sometimes, when I’m lucky, I even get my hands a little dirty. Like on a recent school day when my daughter and her classmates and I, alongside a few game teachers and parents, visited an underserved school in Los Angeles to help beautify their campus. We planted gardens and painted rainbow stripes along their track and field run. It was hard work, it really took it out of me, and I haven’t felt so good at the end of a day in a long while. The moral here? Put on your big girl pants and lend a hand and your voice wherever you can in support of whatever cause is meaningful to you. It’s good for you, and good for the world.

With love,

Amanda

Amanda Garrigus wearing Rachel Roy trousers and a black tank top

Amanda Garrigus wearing Rachel Roy trousers and a black tank

Amanda Garrigus wearing black slouchy trousers and a black tank

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing black slouchy trousers and a black tank

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing slouchy trousers and a black tank

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing slouchy trousers and a black tank top

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing slouchy suit pants and a black tank top

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus wearing slouchy suit pants and tank top

Amanda Garrigus wearing slouchy pants and tank top

More to love… Gap Black Scoop Neck Tank; Rachel Roy Mod Pant; Office of Angela Scott Gold Wingtip Oxfords