National Taco Day!

Inhale tacos? No problemo! In honor of National Taco Day, we’re focusing on the food of the day.  Tacos are an all-around perfect option for a mid-week dinner. It’s an easy-to-prepare dish that can serve few or many, be made hearty or light, and is versatile enough to please every palette. Since we’re in the swing of a new season (our favorite season!), we’re focusing on three taco recipes that ignite our appetite for a hearty, warm meal. Pumpkin spice isn’t the only spice perfect for fall – enter, paprika and chili.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos w/Chipotle Lime Crema

Full of fiber and flavor, this gluten free, vegan taco recipe is a healthy and hearty take on the taco. Add cheese if desired! Not only does this dish taste good, it looks gorgeous too! 

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The Perfect Taco Soup

Fall calls for stews, chili and soup to warm you up from the inside out. This take on a taco is perfect for a cool evening and is the perfect leftover! 

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Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos

Easy peasy. Cook up the contents of this taco, dish into taco shells and bake to completion. This recipe is a perfect filling meal for a large family or group of friends alike. 

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Happy National Taco Day! 

xo

Green Envy

#weareallhumanity :: Denim with a Cause

Minimum waste, maximum efficiency. Citizens of Humanity is a cutting edge denim company that continues to lead the charge in establishing humanitarian efforts and vertically-integrated production practices into the United States’ fashion industry. 

CitizensofHumanity.jpgVertical Integration: From pen-on-paper design to sewing to quality control, COH maintains a commitment to its craft, keeping integrity and individuals in mind. Citizens’ production facilities and design studio are stateside, right in Los Angeles, CA.

Globally conscious: Designing with good practice and for the globally-conscious consumer, COH is partnering with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to provide aid and protection for people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. This incredible agency provides food, shelter, water, medical care and life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world. 

We are proud to be partnering with Citizens of Humanity in the #WEAREALLHUMANITY movement! Starting Sunday, August 26th, Green Envy will be donating $10 (for each pair sold) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the agency that provides food, shelter, water, medical care and life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world.  

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One of our favorite jeans from COH is the Rocket (below). Stop in and try a pair on!

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To learn more about the U.N. refugee agency’s (USA for UNHCR) programs, visit https://www.unrefugees.org/.

Last year saw a record 68.5 million children, women, and men displaced, with many of whom are being hosted in developing nations where economic opportunities are limited. The UN Refugee Agency is the only organization in the world that is mandated to serve refugees, giving them the flexibility to direct funds to the areas where need is greatest.

If you have any questions about the #WeAreAllHumanity campaign, or are looking to download the digital Humanity filter, visit https://www.weareallhumanity.org

XO

Green Envy

Moussy has Officially Arrived.

Moussy Denim, the much-anticipated denim line based in Japan, has hit the shelves of Green Envy in Stowe, Vermont! Now Moussy takes center stage alongside our other premium lines we love – Citizens of Humanity, Mother, Frame, Rag & Bone, Hudson, Paige, 3×1, McGuire – and adds an incredibly cool and current vibe to our collection.

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Moussy jeans boast an everyday, relaxed look with an on-trend nod to vintage denim. Its fabrication is a soft cotton with a hint of stretch, creating a well-worn fit that feels excellent and retains its shape. Inspired by menswear and traditional Japanese lines, Moussy’s silhouettes are predominantly straight, slim styles with modern and consistent distressing (most styles feature a rip, tear or infamous patchwork).  All signs lead to Moussy as the perfect, go-to, weekend jean!

Making a modest introduction into the US in 2016, Moussy already has a hearty celebrity cult following including Kourtney Kardashian, Chrissy Teigan, Hillary Duff and Sofia Richie. We’re taking hints from these style muses and are excited to add this premium line to our already amazing selection of women’s jeans! SHOP NOW>>

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Green Envy

Perk up, Buttercup

Our wellness challenge continues with a treat! When tasks linger on, days wear on us, and life needs a pick-me-up, we like to rely on energy boosting bites-of-goodness packed with natural ingredients that invigorate our moral, metabolism and mental state. And who doesn’t love a snack that’s shaped like a doughnut hole and tastes a little like cake batter? Our favorite, no-bake recipes include some of these powerhouse ingredients: 

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Organic Chai Seeds: “Chai” in Mayan means “Strength” and the Mayans originally channeled the chai seed as an abundant and sustainable source of energy! One ounce of Chai Seeds contain 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. A little goes a long way with this rejuvenated super food. 

Nut Butters: Vitamin E, Protein, monounsaturated fats…all amazing things about nut butters that make them a heart healthy and substantial glue to many energy bites. 

Blue Agave: While agave nectar is still considered a sweetener and should be used modestly, this naturally super sweet sugar/honey substitute also contains nutrients that positively affect weight loss and cholesterol levels. 

Rolled Oats: These old-fashioned carbs are anything but flakey when it comes to healthy benefits. Oats are an amazing source of good carbs and fiber – two things that help maintain good metabolism and weight control. 

Some of our favorite, no-bake, energy bites! 

Coconut Pineapple Protein

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites (perfect autumnal energy!)

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Cake Batter Energy Bites

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Salty Sweet Energy Bites

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Coconut Chai Protein Quinoa Bites

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XO

Green Envy

An Event That’s Beyond Yoga

We are so excited for a Trunk Show event starting on July 26th with a **FREE YOGA CLASS** and early trunk show access at The Forge Gym! Our trunk show features new yoga and athleisure apparel from Beyond Yoga and jewelry with gorgeous sacred symbolism by Satya. Don’t miss the coming together of two of our favorite brands with a powerful and optimistic vision. [event details here]

Beyond Yoga | “I live fully in my body and in the moment. I live my life beyond”

Beyond Yoga is a luxe athleisure and yoga apparel brand that goes beyond just clothing production. They are consciously producing clothing that makes you feel good, look good and is made with ethical practices. Made in the USA, Beyond Yoga pieces move you effortless from street to studio and are made comfortable for all body types. Their body positive perspective on the workout wear industry is refreshing and is represented so well in their figure flattering leggings, tanks and cool-weather layers. 

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Satya Jewelry | “The Paths are Many, the Truth it is One.”

Satya Jewelry is hand crafted for the modern, fearless woman. Each piece symbolizes a truth or power, from creativity to perseverance to protection. Perfectly, “Satya” means “truth” in sanskrit. We love these Satya’s delicate gold and beaded layers and charms that add meaning and radiance to everyday embellishment. A percentage of Satya’s proceeds go to her namesake foundation, giving back to children’s charities across the globe. 

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Nicole Chemi | E-RYT, YACEP

Nicole’s yoga practice began to bloom in 1997 after her first daughter was born. Using yoga to center and ground her new-mom lifestyle in turn was the springboard for her deeper practice and study of Yoga philosophy. In 2001 Nicole was certified as a Yoga instructor through The Yogalife Institute, an affiliate of The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India. Nicole has taught yoga postures, meditation and philosophy to adults and children for over 17 years. She and her partner, Joe Finnery have owned their own yoga studio in Havertown, PA and have instructed over 120 individuals through a 10 month, 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training. 

Nicole is not only an established yoga instructor and practitioner but a certified Holistic Health Counselor and published author. Her life work is centered around helping people life happy, healthy lives full of energy and vitality. 

Nicole has taught Yoga at Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Studio Zenith, The Barn Gym, Zen Barn and The Forge Gym.

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The Forge Gym | Waterbury Center, VT

The Forge Gym has taken off since it’s inception in 2017! Started by dynamic couple, Kyle and Heather Smith, The Forge is fortunate to have extensive knowledge and energy for physical fitness and health at it’s foundation. Their large, beautiful facility has been transformed into a comfortable, convenient, state-of-the-art place to work out everyday. From Yoga to HITT to abs to ski training, the Forge offers group and personal training classes for everyone. Enjoy a FREE yoga class at The Forge Gym on 7/26 from 7-8PM and shop our Beyond Yoga and Satya Trunk Show there from 6:30 – 9PM! 

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Namaste.

XO

More stretching, less stressing.

Stretch more, stress less. Stretching is a well-known and widely practiced routine that reduces common ailments. One major ailment of today’s society is STRESS, manifesting itself both physically and emotionally through anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, muscle tension and more. Starting your day with a quick stretch sesh can help greatly relieve built-up tension and stress and maintain good health. 

  • Boost Health – Stretching massages your internal organs, keeping the blood flowing and increasing movement that could warn you of potential internal issues sooner than if you hadn’t been stretching thoroughly. 
  • Keep Joints Limber – Target more than just the joints and muscles you use for daily tasks by doing full-body stretches each day. 
  • Enhance Flexibilty – Stretching every day will loosen tight muscles, making movements easier, with less strain. 
  • Keep a Sharp Mind – Certain stretching boosts cognitive function which in turn will help with memory and focus. 
  • Loose Weight and Tone Muscle – Stretching dormant muscles helps shed excess fat. Easy peasy. 
  • Lower Anxiety and Depression – Stretching increases the flow of chemicals in the brain that combats depression. We can be happy about that! 
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Shop stretch-worthy athleisure apparel! 

We like stretching to start each day and help slowing increase muscle movement and blood flow. Whether you stretch first thing, post workout or multiple times a day, remember to keep your muscles warm and stretch gently to avoid injury! 

Namaste. 

XO

 

Wear your sunscreen.

Dear beach babes, sunscreen is in style! I know we are all itching to get out into those warm rays as soon as possible, but don’t underestimate the importance of lathering on a broad-spectrum sunscreen before you hit the sand! UVA and UVB rays are commonly known to cause serious surface burns, lead to certain skin cancers (especially in those with family history!), cause eye injuries including cataracts, and of course, quicken the skin’s aging process. So while we all want that gorgeous summer glow…we challenge you to tan slow!

Below are some of our must-have summer products!

Retonoic Nutrient Face Oil. Healing and soothing…after a bit too much sun. 

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The Buttondown. Effortless, versatile and perfect for shading shoulders. 

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Beach Tote. Don’t leave home without it. This large tote is beach-ready in style and function. 

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The Que Bottle. Stay hydrated ladies! Our new expandable Que bottles are ideal with a compact size, durable exterior and cooling interior. Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 2.22.21 PM

 

Glow Getter Combination. Not a sun goddess? Get a refreshed, dewy, glowing look outside of the sun with go-to all-natural skincare from Tata Harper. 

  1. Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser + Resurfacing Mask Combo
  2. Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer + Illuminating Eye Cream
  3. Tata Harper Highlighter

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Almost summer! 

xo

Green Envy

Staple Summer Wardrobe

Breezy fabrics, feminine details, light tones, effortless looks = summer style. We’ve curated a capsule wardrobe for summer featuring new arrivals this season, with looks that you can mix and match and wear again and again from casual to cocktail. Sport these staples all summer long, varying the look with with novelty pieces already in your closet.

TOPS: The right top can set the tone of any look!

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BOTTOMS. Make sure you have a few perfectly-fitting, lightweight shorts and pants for the hot summer months. 

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DRESSES. We live in them in the summer.  Who doesn’t love their easy, breezy and oh-so-comfortable appeal? Having the perfect dress for every occasion is completely doable with a combination of staple-styles mixed and matched with fun accessories and sassy shoes. 

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SHOES. The easiest season for footwear is summer. Stock your shelves with casual slides, transitional heels and a party-pair for happy summer feet. 

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ACCESSORIES. Add these key accessories to your summer capsule….Sunglasses are a high-impact (and practical!) must-have; a lightweight cashmere scarf is perfect for cooler nights and travel; a straw carryall is ultra on-trend and ideal for beach days; and a statement leather belt adds major interest to any outfit! 

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TIPS to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe! Tailoring a foundational seasonal wardrobe to your lifestyle is key to getting the most out of each piece. Our suggestions may not fit your exact routine or style, so go ahead and mix it up! 

  • Know your style. Sporty, boho, minimalist, career, colorful, casual. Make sure each piece in your capsule represents who you are and what you like to wear. 
  • Know what you reach for. Don’t underestimate the items that make you truly comfortable 24/7. If you know you’ll never wear a silk tank, substitute in another classic tee or breezy buttondown! 
  • Know your season/weather. ie, if you live in Arizona, maybe forget the long denim for summer and add an extra semi-casual date-night dress.
  • Know your activity level. Hitting the gym, all day, everyday? Add in your favorite essential workout tanks, leggings or running shorts and the best running or hiking shoe. Jet-setting from meeting to meeting? Add black slacks or a timeless pencil dress or skirt into your summer wardrobe. 

Almost summer! Happy shopping!

XO

Eat Cake for Breakfast.

We honor the life and memory of a fashion icon, incredible artist, and pioneer of sophisticated color, confetti and whimsy. Dear Kate Spade, your vision has brought us joy, style and refinement for decades. Today, we eat cake for breakfast, for you. XO

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For the many struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out.  You are loved, you are enough. There is hope, help, and a safe place. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Be Kind.

XO

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup

They tell you in the airplane to always put on your oxygen mask before assisting others. That applies to in-flight emergencies and to motherhood.  

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You cannot give 100% of yourself to those that depend on you if you don’t have 100% to give. In order to assist others reliably, consistently and fully, you first have to make sure oxygen is flowing. This means more than just getting out of the house for an hour by yourself every month if chance allows. This means an intentional commitment to yourself. To take care of YOU each day, the same way that you take care of others and in the same way that you’d want your children to take care of themselves when they grow up. Today, we salute mother’s and encourage self-care. Whether you are a WFH Mom, SAH Mom, Career Mom, Foster Mom, Single Mom or Expectant Mom, remember to make yourself a priority. 

We love these words of wisdom and tips for self-care:

  • Exercise. Literally, get the oxygen flowing. Move at your pace, but move. Getting the blood flowing is sometimes all we need to push through a rut. 
  • Go out with friends. Interacting with adult humans is refreshing, amiright? Remember to engage with friends and other mommas in non-child focused ways too! Mom’s were women without children before they were mom’s…so most will have other passions and interests besides bedtime routines, organic baby food and the state of the art diaper bag insert. 
  • Dress to impress [yourself]. We obviously cannot promote this tip enough! Sometimes putting on an amazing pair of shoes, jeans, earrings or your favorite cashmere sweater can make all the difference in your day.  Never underestimate the power of a good outfit to elevate your mood and confidence. 
  • Go to sleep! You know how your kiddos are irritable when they don’t get enough sleep? Don’t be fooled. That happens to adults too.
  • Eat well. We promote this always, for anyone, and think it really boosts energy and mood. Eat colorfully and be fruitful! 
  • Date night. Don’t forget to nurture your relationship with your partner! Parenting is difficult for both parties and life gets hectic. Scheduling a time to date is important. 
  • Do you. What did you like to do before you had kids? Don’t forget that our baby birds will fly the nest one day and your role as mother bird will look a bit different. 
  • Let go of guilt. Easier said than done, absolutely. Rest assured though, making time for yourself is not a selfish act. It’s a selfless commitment to ensuring that you are ready to care for the people that depend on you, when they need you the most. 
  • Learn Something New. Keep your mind sharp, your confidence high and your horizons open! Our babies are constantly learning new skills and embarking on new life experiences – we should do the same! 
  • Keep a gratitude journal. Being mindful of your everyday life can help boost your mood and embrace the less-fortunate things that may have happened that day. Studies show being more aware and grateful for the good things that happen each day can lower anxiety and depression. 

Every woman’s self-care routine will look different based on their needs and passions. The important thing is that you make yourself a priority! 

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Happy Mother’s Day!

XO