Remember three years ago when I published my capsule wardrobes and was just venturing into the depths of slow fashion? (If you do remember that, wow, I love you for sticking around this long). Back in those days, my connections to brands were limited and each time a new brand reached out to me it was like a small validation that what I had committed to (not shopping fast fashion) was worthwhile and that my little slice of the internet might make a difference somehow.
LA Relaxed was one of those brands that reached out to me at the beginning of my blogging journey and, three years later, we’ve both grown a lot but our missions remain the same and it’s been such an honor partnering with them yet again (this time much more officially and long-term).
Back then, I opted for summer-y dresses that I loved but weren’t necessarily a great fit for my lifestyle. This time around, I’ve fallen for their lounge-wear.
My life is very “lounge-y” these day. Between nursing sessions every few hours, cleaning our tiny home, working from home, and chasing around my older two, anything other than comfortable clothes don’t make the cut. As much as I love a good linen pant or a dressier jumpsuit, sometimes some comfy joggers and a stretchy tank top is the most practical (and comfortable) thing for my day to day mama lifestyle.
LA Relaxed has always used the most earth-friendly fabrics available, but recently, they’ve upped their eco-game even more. Most of their pieces are made of organic cotton, but they also have some amazing options made from hemp, tencel, and linen. (To read more about each of these fabrics, check out my guide to sustainable textiles).
Real Life Designs
Another thing I love about the brand is their commitment to designing real day-to-day clothing. Many slow fashion brands create only “elevated” basics or pieces that you wouldn’t wear during your downtime. For people with 9-5 day jobs, these brands are amazing, but for those of us who work from home, stay at home with littles, or just enjoy a good pair of leggings, we need clothes designed for the real, cozy, raw, chill, normal moments of our lives. Not just the ones where we’re posing for Instagram photos or at a business meeting.
LA Relaxed has mastered the art of the everyday outfit.
Disclaimer: wine drinking and breastfeeding were not done simultaneously, despite the looks of these photos. Also, I’m aware of the fact that I own too much grey.
My Go-To Pieces
Journey Sweatpant in Charcoal (pictured above, in oddly the same exact shade as my couch).
Bailey Pant in Heather Grey (these are THE softest, flowiest (yes, that’s a word) pants I own. I wore them at the birthing center with Aria and they were oh so comfortable).
Lila Tank (I have this in Black Stripe and Navy stripe and adore it. It’s made of modal and goes with everything).
Daily Crew Neck Shirt (This is the only white crew neck I have and it’s perfectly soft and easy to layer).
LA Relaxed from Pregnancy and Beyond
If you followed along while I was pregnant, you’ll know that my LA Relaxed pieces were on constant rotation almost the entire 9 months. They’ve been incredibly versatile and great for breastfeeding too.
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*This post is the final post of a three month collaboration with LA Relaxed. All images, opinions, and stylings are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make SL&Co. possible (and Olivia’s wardrobe a lot cozier).*