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The busy months of November and December have this way of sneaking up on me every year, and every year I say the same thing — I need a little bit more balance in my life during this bustling season. So what am I going to do this year to combat those busy time blues and keep the inspiration flowing? Get outside, of course! i’m thrilled to be partnering with the rad folks over at Athleta to share more about how their amazing brand inspires and empowers me to get out and be the best I can be — all the while rocking the coziest and comfiest pieces from the brand’s outerwear line! 

During the in-between moments of this busy season of life, Scott and I like to take a short drive outside of town and find ourselves among the cactus, the red rocks and the trickling water that ebbs and flows as the days go by. On this particular day, we headed out early to catch the sunrise in this beautiful place! As the month has gone by, it’s also started to get quite chilly in the desert. Knowing that we would be out and about during one of the coldest hours of the day, I bundled up in my new Grandview Shell Coat, Heat Gen Flannel and Stellar Tights — all of which helped to keep me cozy along our morning adventure. 

The Heat Gen Flannel was super toasty during our wind-filled morning! I also love the feminine cut and length that makes it easy to style with a pair of tights — like the Stellar Tights that I can’t seem to get enough of lately (they have pockets, ya’ll). 

The Grandview Shell Coat is sure to be the show stopper of my closet this season, as it’s lightweight and has PrimaLoft® Eco insulation. It can also be layered up or down depending on the temps of the day, and BONUS — the tightly woven fabric not only brings stretch to the coat, but also adds a bit of style and texture.

With a mission to ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and girls, Athleta is a brand that I am sure thankful to be partnering with this holiday season (and during the week of thanks and gratitude, nonetheless)! Knowing how powerful the bond between women can be, Athleta also stands for women and girls empowering each other to realize their limitless potential — which is something that I couldn’t appreciate and stand for more myself. We’re all in this together, ladies, so let’s make a splash as a team, a group, a sisterhood — if you will!

And now, it’s you turn to share — what do you do to combat the busy blues? How do you take a step toward a more balance life? For me, getting outside is key — but a nice, tall glass of iced coffee, an evening on the couch or even a night out with friends will do the trick! Life is all about balance, my friends — so here’s to a more balanced season with lots of adventures in tow! 

This post was created in partnership with Athleta

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