Being ‘Comfydent’ With Yourself

Being ‘Comfydent’ With Yourself

*This post is in partnership with Hanes*

Well it officially snowed. So naturally here I am in my cold weather clothing…

There is a reason for that….

(Wearing the Hanes x Karla The Crop tee with the Stretch Jersey Leggings.)

I’ve partnered with Hanes once again to chat about why they are all about “Comfydence” – that is, focusing on self-expression and dressing for your lifestyle.

(Wearing the Perfect Coverage ComfortFlex Fit Wirefree Bra with Hanes Ultimate Comfort Cotton Hi-Cut Panties.)

I work for myself in an ever-evolving industry that didn’t exist a decade ago. No two days are the same, no two projects alike, and that’s one of my favourite things about this career.

By no means am I alone in this. There are more entrepreneurs now than ever before, more people building their empires, carving their own path, living their best life… I’m really throwing out the metaphors here but you know, such is the millennial dream. And with this comes a huge range of different lifestyles, which our friends over at Hanes are working hard to support. 

Hanes, and myself, believe that comfortable pieces are the basis of an always reliable “ootd”, and a reliable outfit is a big contributor to your daily confidence. We all know that when you feel good, you do well.

(Wearing the Hanes x Karla The Crop tee with Hanes Ultimate Comfort Cotton Hi-Cut Panties.)

My life consists of shooting campaigns, creating content, going to events, networking and of course travelling wherever and whenever this job takes me. On top of that, I’m trying to learn how to cook, get my workouts in, actually date and sustain a social life. Oh and read (cause I joined a book club and it’s so great). Needless to say, comfort is everything.   

Hanes meshes comfort and confidence to give you all the “comfydence” you need to tackle the day whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, running your own business or taking over the world. They’ve got you covered for life inside and out.

Feeling inspired? I’m excited to share that from now until 11/28/18 you can get $10 off your $60 purchase of comfy Hanes pieces on Hanes.com with my code LFTEN.*

* $10 off $60 or more excludes Donated Styles, Champion Life, Europe, and Limited Edition Collections. These products do not count towards the qualifier. Will not stack with other promos. U.S. deliveries only. Valid 11/16 – 11/28.

 

 

Hanes: The Key to Comfydence

Hanes: The Key to Comfydence

Thanks to Hanes for sponsoring this post.

A girlfriend of mine recently told me she’s given up wearing thongs for good which not only deepened my respect for her but directly resulted in a feng shui attack on my own underwear drawer. Obviously there is a time and place for certain styles, but day to day I’m on her same page  – comfort FTW.

Fortunately for us, we live in a time where comfortable underwear is not synonymous with parachute pants. Where cute cotton briefs are actually cute and wire-free bras are not just for sport.  We’re in an era of active wear being worn to nightclubs, so why on earth would one subject themselves to anything less when it comes to their underwear? As Hanessays, “Comydence starts from the inside out – literally.”

In continuing my partnership with Hanes, we’re again focusing on more of their pieces that start your day off right, are made to live in and that make a difference in how you feel.

In this post I’m wearing the Hanes Ultimate ComfortBlend T-Shirt Unlined Wirefree Bra paired with the Hanes Ultimate Comfort Cotton Hipster Panties. 

Rise & Shine With Melitta

Rise & Shine With Melitta

It’s 7am, my alarm goes off, I’m immediately confused as to why anyone would deem this an appropriate start time to the day. My cheek is suctioned cupped to my pillowcase, only one of my eyelids is working and I’ve briefly considered that I might have the flu. As I filter through my list of excuses not to rise and shine (lolz to whoever came up with that term) one comforting thought, a beacon of hope, surfaces…
 
Coffee.
 
After decades of research, I have deduced that one of life’s simple pleasures is waking up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The way it makes your home smell as it drifts throughout the rooms, the way it warms your hands as you lift it to your lips and the way it retrieves your eyeballs from the back of your skull and whispers encouragingly to them “you can do it.”
 
A few weeks ago, Melitta invited me to trial and learn about their Pour-Over coffee maker and in staying committed to my lifelong research, I was all-hands-on-deck.
 
Interesting Fact:
 
The original Pour-Over came to life when Melitta Bentz, a German housewife, grew tired of the bitter coffee that was full of grounds and prevalent in the early 20th century. Her search for a better coffee experience eventually led her to punch holes in a brass pot, line it with a piece of her son’s notebook paper, and invent the two-part filtration system we use in today’s Pour-Over and drip coffee worldwide.
 
My verdict…
 
It makes one good cup of coffee.
 
My scale of measurement is simple on this front – do I like the taste, or am I enduring it for the caffeine? When I read the above blurb I was most interested to see if, in fact, the coffee would ever be bitter. I was sure this had more to do with the beans than the maker, so I tried multiple brands, including ones I’ve pegged as ‘bitter’ in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t suddenly love the brands I previously disliked, but I will say I support Melitta’s anti-bitter claim. Their Pour-Over method is effective in making a smooth, flavourful cup and I have enjoyed each one I’ve brewed.
 
Another winning feature for me is how environmentally friendly this coffee maker is. With no pods, the only waste is the filter which made from bamboo is 100% compostable, keeping filters out of the landfill. Reducing landfill waste, as I’ve spoken about before, is a real issue we all need to be thinking about.
 
To wrap things up I must also add that I love this coffee maker for its look. I know this has absolutely nothing to do with good coffee or taste but whatever, I like having cute things on my counter. And this thing is adorable.
 
Check out Melitta’s new online store and shop the Pour-Over maker here using my discount code Laurie15% for 15% off Melitta products.
 
This blog post was sponsored by Melitta, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Keeping Your Cool With Hanes

Keeping Your Cool With Hanes

 

Summer is here. It’s 1000 degrees, my air conditioner has a mind of its own, I’m surviving on iced coffee and I’m loving it. Maybe love is a strong word but I’d rather be laying on my floor in my underwear than sausage-d into a parka any day.

This brings me to my current collaboration with Hanes and their Comfydence Program. If you frequent my blog you know I’m big on comfort and the confidence it gives you in your day-to-day life.

Ever sat in a meeting in skirt that’s too short or a top that itches? Torture. But worse than both the aforementioned is that ‘adorable’ pair of undies you spent $40 on that feel like sandpaper and which are currently suction cupped to your body on this beautiful 85 degree day. Nothing like a few hours spent in those babies to ruin your life.

Underwear you can live in, and also be seen in, has become an integral part in my life. I think of them as the foundation of my outfit  – mess that up and the rest is doomed.

I spend a lot of time running between meetings, shoots, events and social functions. The rest of my time is spent working from home, so being unaware of my underwear because it’s so comfortable is key. Whether you’re a professional, a millennial, a Mum, style-wizard or all of the above, Hanes creates the perfect pieces for all of these lifestyles combined.

The T-Shirt Soft Foam Wirefree Bra and the Cool Comfort ™ Microfiber Hipster Panties are both featured in this post. I also love the Nano-T ® Crew Neck T-shirt, it’s super light cotton and has the perfect amount of sheerness.

Check out Hanes.com for the full collection!

 

Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Last week I was busy dreaming up a winter escape to Paris when the new Karl Lagerfeld Paris lookbook landed in my inbox for a shoot with Vogue (I say this casually as if it happens all the time, ha!). My daydreaming inspired my outfit selection, which included a beret and some leopard print loafers.

When it comes to style, no one does it like the French with their effortlessly chic, ‘I just threw it on and look this cool’ ability to style.

So what are the ‘rules’?

1. Don’t follow the trends. Keep it simple with solid staple pieces – a leather biker jacket, a casual white tee, skinny jeans, a red lip.

2. Investment pieces. Build your closet with timeless investment pieces that you can pair back with the above – a printed silk scarf, a leather quilted crossbody, statement shoes…

3. Bed head. Roll with it.

4. Keep it neutral. All black, creams, earth tones, basics…and buy a striped t-shirt.

5. Slouchy is good.

Check out the full collection here.

This post is in partnership with Karl Lagerfeld Paris

Hiding Out In My Hanes

Hiding Out In My Hanes

I guess since we’ve decided to skip fall in New York the reality that it is in fact November has been rather comforting. But we all know what that means – tis the season to stay inside, inhale leftover Halloween candy and binge on Stranger Things.

Not to bore you with empty phrases, but when it comes to me lounging at home comfort truly is key. Most days I am barely adult enough to put on pants, which luckily is accpeted in my workplace aka my apartment.

Most of my favorite comfy items are from my friends at Hanes, and now that it’s getting chilly outside their sweaters, like my favorite Hanes Eco-Smart Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt, have become my main at-home companion (with my favorite Hanes Cool Comfort Underwear underneath). The best part? On the rare occasions I forgo Seamless and venture outside, I can easily layer them under my coat, put on some pants and give that whole adult thing another go.

**Thanks to Hanes for partnering with me on this post. All my opinions are my own.

Dinning Table : Wayfair

Dinning Chairs & Covers: CB2

© Laurie Ferraro 2018