This Loungewear Line on Kickstarter Is Perfect for Your Next Netflix Night
Some nights, all you need is Netflix, a bowl of ice cream and a long night of zoning out on the couch. But suppose you get a surprise visitor? Quick: Are you wearing a ratty high school tee and old pajama pants, or are you in a negligee? Chances are, you’re in one of the two, because any way you slice it, there’s a cringe-worthy aspect to most of our after-hours apparel. But a sleepwear company out of Colorado wants to change that.
The Violet Hour, which was just funded on Kickstarter, wants to step up the way you look when you lounge. Designer Katey has come up with ‘fits that are not only cozy, but also can be worn in that “what-are-you-wearing-if-there’s-an-emergency” situation, like when an unexpected visitor shows up at your door (for us, that often means the delivery guy).
Named after that bewitching hour when the sun is setting and lighting up the sky with brilliant blues, pinks and purples, The Violet Hour wants you to not only look cute, but have something to look forward to slipping into at the end of the day.
There are five styles she’s going to be producing locally in Colorado, including a beautiful floral kimono, a classic PJ set and a cami dress. Sizing goes from S-XXL (yeah!) and will start shipping in November — just in time for all those holiday gifts. We doubt you’ll be able to go back to wearing your old things!
Tell us what you do to unwind after your day in the comments!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!