We love trends like bike shorts and heeled flip flops (hmmm)! But we especially love trends that cross seasons and age spans! Shall we call it, intergenerational all season style. (think high waisted and crochet) Check out a few of our favorite trends below with recommendations.
1. Fila Disrupter Sneakers
These dad sneakers are chunky, white clouds of comfort. The sneaker brings back that early 90's vibe.
2. Reebok High Top Sneakers
We are loving Lime Green and these High Top Reebok do not disappoint. These are not required to be worn with a colorful leotard and tights. They look great with jeans for a comfortable pop of style.
3. Hush Puppies Power Walkers
Never thought Hush Puppies would be leading the trend but here they are.. Shrimp colored Power Walkers with velcro closure. It does not get more cross generational than this!
1. Ayana Half Moon Bamboo Bag
Classic style with an edge! This bamboo bag ups the ante of any outfit by making a sophisticated statement.
2. Ulu Round Bamboo Purse
For those that love the bamboo trend but also like a more unique twist. The Ulu bag has a long strap that can be worn on one shoulder or cross body.
Handmade Natural Bags
1. Nusa Handwoven Circular Bag
Handwoven in Bali with a special type of plant that is made to be long lasting and durable. The Nusa handbag is hypnotic.
2. Bali Handwoven Circular Bag
The bag that both you and your grandmother/granddaughter can carry. Literally. We know a duo that has them. Available in 4 sizes to accommodate your essentials.
3. Sally Seashell Clutch
Handwoven with seashells and fringe, the Sally Seashell Clutch is a winner with show stopping style.
1. Lack of Color Rancher
Our personal favorite is the Lack of Color Rancher. We love this Zulu creamy gray color on all skin tones. The classic styling looks great on everyone.
2. Lack of Color Riviera Hat
Channel Susie Myerson from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in this stylish hat. Bonus: it also reminds us of one of our favorite characters from childhood movies, Fivel from An American Tail
3. Budget Friendly Straw Hat with UPF
Everybody needs an easy on the pocketbook straw hat with UPF! This one wins for price and style.
Crochet crosses all categories and all ages.
1. Along Came Moly Bag
Beaded and Crochet, this boho inspired Along Came Molly bag keeps you from being boring. A shade of sunflower yellow is a great transition from summer to fall and back again.
2. Dundee Cotton Macrame Wall Hanging
Crochet is back with a vengenace. This wall hanging is hand made with a variety of textures and looks great hanging in your home all year long.
3. Beach Coverup
Budget friendly crochet. This beach coverup is great in the summer and can also be paired with leggings for cooler seasons.
We are continuously inspired by what surrounds us. So we decided to share some photos that inspire us along with products, locations and tips to capture the feeling of the photo.
Beach Chic with @devinbrugman
This image is clean, crisp and refreshing. The key to looking fresh is being happy and having fun. To recreate, try these items:
-The actual swimsuit in the photo: Monday Swimwear Bahamas One Piece
-Add a pop of turquoise colored water with Essie Nail Polish in Garden Variety
-Obtain the perfect beach waves with Oribe Apres Beach Wave Spray
Boho Beach with @kelsrfloyd
For this down to earth bohemian vibe, check out these items.
-Adorable beach tent to create your haven Pleasure and Company Premium Beach Tent
-Add a boho inspired crochet and fringe beach bag SoloSol Movement Holy Jackpot Bag
-Keep yours (and baby's) skin protected with BabyBum Sunblock
Retro Beach with @RockyBarnes
For this oh so retro, monochromatic beach look, add some polka dots and stripes.
-Keep it bold and fresh with a Polka Dot Beach Towel
-Add the stripes with Business and Pleasure Striped Beach Umbrella
-Location, Location, Location at Miami Beaches Edition Hotel
Tone and Tropical with @highonyoga
This photo is all fun and fitness (and major #yogagoals). Keep the inspiration going with these suggestions.
–Take a yoga class with Cristina Ortega at Sol Yoga Miami
-Add a pop of red with Essie Nail Polish
-Go for the full effect with white beach sand
These are just our fun suggestions based on photos that inspire us. These are not necessarily endorsed by the models.
Check out these 5 Instagram accounts we are loving right now!
Pablo Milian is seriously strong and looks amazing in SoloSol Movement Men's Legend Pant. You can catch him taking pics and spreading love all over Miami with his beautiful girlfriend @highonyoga He defies gravity and makes us do a double take with his fearless poses.
Christina is gorgeous! She has a beautiful, strong practice and there is an elegant ease to her photos. Her energetic personality shines through and we love that she share not only inspirational words but also bits of her life.
Creative and Flexible, Marissa inspires us with her never ending unique photos floating from the sky. Her photos are fun and fresh and exciting!
Could she be any cuter? Angela is an absolutely adorable, incredibly flexible 15 year old registered yoga teacher. Her page is filled with bendy poses from the city and beaches of San Diego to her world travels.
This tropical babe lives in our favorite place, Bali! She is a fierce, fit, flexible goddess who inspires us with her variety of workouts and exiting locations. Her words are authentic and the details in her photos are perfection!
We love hearing about the latest and greatest to keep you looking and feeling your best. Check out these 5 top trends to kick off your new year.
You can find this detoxing agent in powder and pill form. The main benefit is it pulls toxins from your body. Other benefits include; helps hangovers, alleviates gas, filters water and gets rid of mold. Our favorite benefit and the reason we started using it is, it whitens teeth. Add a little bit of activated charcoal to your tooth brush and whiten away. (Be careful, it can make a mess).
Native to Africa and Asia, this powder is made from the leaves of one of the most nutrient rich plants in the world. With a spinach-like flavor, it is packed with protein (all 9 essential amino acids), fiber, iron, vitamins A, K, and E, calcium and antioxidants. In addition to all of the nutritional value, there are skin, digestion, stress relief benefits and more.
Healthy Pet Food
This one is for your furry, four-legged friends. As people pay more attention to what's in their food, they are also paying more attention to whats in their pets food. Big brands are adding higher quality formulas and new brands are popping up with shops that specialize in healthy custom made meals for your best friend. Try making your pets food and you can share ingredients. Boil chicken and veggies for your dog and turn it into a chicken noodle soup for yourself.
Ultra Violet Purple
This vibrant Pantone Color of the Year is both calming (with blue) and energizing (with red). We all know that colors can have an effect on the brain so this is the perfect color for a balanced year. Ultra violet purple is also the color of the highest frequenceies so it's time to raise your vibration. (maybe this is the year we will all achieve enlightenment).
A good nights sleep is always on trend. But what has changed is the way we achieve it. Research has pushed technology into the bedding world with things like astronaut based Phase Change Material (PCM) technology that helps keep you cool while you sleep and gadgets and apps that track your nightly movement and REM sleep. A good night's sleep allows you to function better during the day, so don't neglect your sleep environment.
“Party in the city where the heat is on
All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
"Welcome to Miami"
"Bienvenidos a Miami"
As hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Trina and I reflect on our visit to Miami and Fort Lauderdale only 3 weeks ago. We send our hopes of safety and strength to those affected by the hurricane. I live in Austin, TX and happened to be in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit. I can say I understand the fear and worry for your friends, family, and neighbors. We love Miami and share with you now our fabulous SoloSol Movement pop-up shop grand tour. XOXO Charlene Solomon
The SoloSol sisters hardly ever get to see each other. These days of technology allow us to run a business together even though I live in Texas and Trina lives in California. We email, call, text, and skype but in-person visits are rare. When the opportunity to visit Miami for a couple of days came up, we jumped! Of course south Florida is gorgeous and the sisters would get to spend time together! We started the trip with a Ft Lauderdale beach photoshoot, because, YASSS!!! The beautiful waters of south Florida cannot be beat! Don’t get us wrong, California beaches are beautiful too but that Cali water is cold cold cold.
Day 2, West Elm Miami Midtown pop-up shop. Our first West Elm event was wonderful! Can you believe that West Elm allows small businesses to setup shop and sell their products in store?!?! We were generously given space on a beautiful dining table near the front window and laid out our current Jungle Goddess Collection. Those of you that know Trina and I, know that we can be quite shy, especially when it comes to promoting ourselves. But the West Elm employees and customers were very friendly and encouraging! It was also a treat to have dynamic duo, Pablo and Cristina stop by the pop up (@highonyoga @murdoc305). This lovely couple has a beautiful acro practice, so of course, Trina grabbed her camera and we headed out to the Wynwood Walls for a photo shoot. Look at these awesome shots we got! We can’t say enough positive things about Pablo and Cristina. They are truly special souls! After working up an appetite, we went to this amazing yoga studio/café for veggies burgers… DELILCIOUS! http://lovelifewellnesscenter.com/cafe/
Day 3 was jam packed with 2 pop-ups!!! First stop, House of Yoga, a small, intimate, beautiful studio with a cozy family-vibe. https://www.houseofyoga.com/. The owner, Janelle, is warm, fun and genuine and her studio represents that. We just love that this small studio provides kids yoga classes! What a beautiful mission to help kids learn the many benefits of yoga. Of course, they offer adult classes too. You should definitely check them out! Every one that stepped foot into the studio was so kind from the teachers to the students.
Second pop-up of the day was West Elm Hallandale where we met another amazing team of West Elm employees supporting our small business. We are incredibly thankful! We also had a visit from our lovely ambassador, Sharon @mommyrunsit. We got to meet Sharon’s family, who drove all the way down to see us and do a mini-photoshoot. After a long day, we headed to the beach for cocktails and seafood with a view of the beautiful Miami Beach waves crashing.
Our final day, we woke up early to do a photoshoot but it was raining! But a little rain never stopped the SoloSol Sisters, so we covered the camera with a towel and ran around in the rain and splashed in the ocean. Then we headed to West Elm Dadeland for our final pop-up shop. We met some great customers including a coincidental encounter with a good friend of our ambassador Pablo who recognized him from our huge banner. Funny, right? Our final dinner was some delicious Cuban food at a restaurant where we got to practice our Spanish. (Still craving the food) We spoke more Spanish in Miami in a few days than we did in the last few years. We absolutely LOVED it! Fun fact: I studied abroad in Alicante, Spain and used to be almost fluent in Spanish. Trina and I used to only speak to each other in Spanish.
We headed back to the hotel in Surfside to finalize samples for our upcoming Majestic Nights Collection and get some rest for our 5am flights. We were sad to leave this beautiful place, but happy we got to spend the weekend together and meet wonderful people. ¡Adios Miami!
SoloSol Movement was featured by Yogi Approved as one of the top Brands that gives back!
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I was naked in a room with 12 men… and it was great.
I stumbled upon Bold Naked 2 years ago after reading about this unique vinyasa class in passing. Interesting. I registered an account. The location of the studio is kept private, until you meet their criteria of non-creepers. The brief questionnaire asks about your personal practice, what you’re looking to gain from a nude class, etc.. et voilà. You’re in. All I had to do next was show up.
For 2 years, although I hadn’t signed up for a class, I read their weekly Monday emails equipped with an inspirational quote (i.e: “Authenticity is the most attractive garment you could ever wear.”) and reminder that “tomorrow is Co-ed Tuesday!” My Tuesday finally arrived. It was my last in NYC before moving to Bali. I cleared my calendar, took off work and declared it my monthly “Khat Day.” Yep, Khat Day is a thing.
I love being nude with my partner. But feel extremely shy around everyone else.. thats normal right? When my friends would go topless, I’d volunteer to take their infamous boobs-to-ocean-with-bathing-suit-top-in-right-hand kodak moment. Once, I went to a nude optional area in Lake Tahoe called the Secret Cove (highly recommend this spot!). While the entire population took that option, I kept my gear on. I wanted to “free bird” like everyone else but couldn’t place my brave badge. Where does it go when I need it the most!?
Some babes flashing the Pacific Ocean
Off I trotted to this top secret building in Chelsea and ride an old elevator to the 5th floor. I slowly turn the knob to enter. “Wow. This is fresh!” I tiptoe onto black hardwood floors in this loft converted into a gorgeous, contemporary yoga space. I am greeted warmly by the co-owner and teacher, Monika to my right and nod a silent “hello” to a fully nude man on my left.
Stay cool. Look him in the eyes. Don’t look down. Smile and pretend he’s NOT shining his treasure at you. I find out almost immediately that I was one, if not the only, nude newbie.
Everyone is on a first name basis! Regulars. Monika checks me in, thankfully at that, as I diverge my attention from the group of men casually chatting about work, their weekend, the game, the dogs, etc, while getting undone. If there were changing rooms, I wouldn’t have known because no one was using them! They emptied their belongings into cubbies. Behind them, some students were already situated on their mats in a dim lit room.
Monika informs me that she usually declines sign ups to coed when the scale tips too far to a single gender. That evening, she didn’t have the heart to turn anyone away, being that Bold Naked would not be renewing their lease. Ok.. what does that mean for me? With two coed classes left, she adds, “there are a lot more men in the class tonight.” A lot. They were ALL men. Most of the students looked like young professionals in their 30s and 40s. I was definitely the youngest. Good GOD. “Oh, ok!” I say, with a little too much pep in my step.
Meanwhile, I’m still in this pattern of stripping and stalling. “Ok jacket goes on coat rack. Oh wait. Can’t forget to hang my scarf! La la la. Jeans off first. Squirrel!” I stalled long enough for most of the students to disperse themselves, like afternoons in NYC post-rush hour when everyone wants at least an arms length distance from each other. That’s when an angel came through the door and was greeted with hugs by same naked man. I forget the name of this angel but all I could remember thinking was, “Yes! A female. More plz. Thanks.” There were 14 of us spaced out generously. 12 were men.
Suns out, buns out at Secret Cove, Lake Tahoe
I snag a spot on the third and final row because no way in hell was I compromising any emotional resistance in my favorite pose, downward facing dog. Catch my drift? I set up camp between two men. I highly recommend this being a BYOM (bring your own mat) kind of class. Although they offer mat rentals.. come on guys. Butt Sweat level 99! Dude on my left who initiates small talk thankfully gets a silent hush as the lights dim a bit more. Monika makes her way to the front of the room. She looks great.
Damn. Who wakes up like that?!
She checks in with each of us individually and by name, asking how we were feeling on a scale of 1-10. Honestly, I was at 5. By the time she made it to “Katherine?” I warmed up to a 7/8. Monika paves a very comfortable space. It’s like letting out a long sigh.
We began checking in with our physical selves as the lights cycled through a rainbow of soothing colors.
Here we go.
If I thought any longer of my infinite insecurities I had in that room, I’d be stealing time and possible joy from myself. I’d be distracting my mind from the present experience. In Sanskrit, this practice of non-stealing is called “asteya.” I could change nothing about my setting. The class would go on even if I rolled up my mat and walked right out.
I decided to change my perspective. Instead, I focused on my breath and let the expectations go.
Photo by Aaron Kleinerman (@thesoulnavigator)
Monika taught an all levels vinyasa class that allowed me to play. I balanced on my hands, on my arms and on my head. Just when I thought I could get away with hiding my engine parts from at least some of the guys, that idea was challenged. We used all sides of the room. So if anyone didn’t get the chance to see my goods in Prasarita Padottonasana A, they surely got a chance to view them from Prasarita Padottonasana C. By that time I’d almost forgotten we were all naked. I didn’t have to fondle with my own clothes or look at anyone else’s. I was just practicing yoga.
To answer some of your questions, yes, there were dingles and grapes hanging from the vine but in all honestly, I was too in tune with the flow, that my eyes were busy with drishtis to wander. This, and the fact that I have poor eyesight served me well, so zooming in for HD peeks were impossible. Thank Buddha. If anyone was “excited” I wouldn’t have noticed. Hello, looking inward here!
By the time we arrived in our final svasana, I was filled with a handful of emotions. It overflowed into a form of happy tears. In this transitional phase of my life, between moving overseas and following my bliss, I felt this release. It was as if my body was a balloon of pressure and someone came over to poke me. So I deflated, became soft and relaxed. I finally sensed my “free bird” moment. I hugged Monika right after class and thanked her for this new experience.
Everything we truly need is found in ourselves. Right here, right now.
As for this experience, I’d say if it scares you, you should try it. Nothing grand ever comes from staying in your comfort zone.
So like the weekly inspiring quotes that Bold Naked shared with their readers, here is mine to you. “I’ll try anything once. Twice if I like it. Three times just to be sure.” If it’s not a naked yoga class, thats okay, too. But I hope you find your “free bird” moment. I promise the view is like a breath of fresh air.
Much love and practice on,
Say Hello. I love new, smiling faces!
To follow my adventures in love, puppers, yoga retreats and islands all over the world.. find me on Instagram, @khat.mandu or visit my website www.KatherineLindsey.com!
Join my next retreat this December 3-9th with our beautiful Puri Bali Bliss Crew!
Rinse off in the Indian Ocean, recharge your yoga practice, revive your soul and repeat. Xx