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A Case of the Mondays…and Why We Should Play

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It’s Monday, and some of us are getting back to work after a spring vacation. It’s amazing how refreshed you can feel in a Panama hat and a HEUCY Alter Ego jumpsuit…and then reality sets in as the week begins. My kids were so excited to get back to school and, full disclosure, I was pretty excited to get them back too!

As I watched my daughter spend several minutes picking out her outfit and accessories, and literally skip to school…it made me think. When did I become so un-excited about returning to my routine? Why was I not running to the mailbox to pay the bills that awaited me? Why was I not dancing through the front doors of my doctor’s office for my annual physical exam? I laughed at all of the #caseofthemondays posts on Instagram today…but it made me kind of pensive, too. When did we (or I, sorry to pull you into this) lose that sense of joy that children have?

Fortunately, some very qualified people have also looked into this topic – specifically, the idea of play and its importance during childhood and beyond. Sometimes we work too much – or we think too much about working. Or, worst of all, we worry too much about basically everything. This has repercussions beyond just being sort of unhappy – it can actually affect your health.

Which brings me to a TED talk you must listen to when you have a chance. According to Dr. Stuart Brown, we actually need to play as adults. For sharp minds and healthy hearts. And lucky for you, HEUCY’s eco-friendly jersey fabric is the perfect material for work and play. And everything in between.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Kicking Off A Week of Giving Thanks…

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We’re thankful for so much here at HEUCY.  Our families, friends, HEUCY Gals and Dudes like you all, a successful launch…and — now, more than ever — we are really thankful for partners like our factory owner Susan, without whom we wouldn’t be able to provide jumpsuits and dresses for waiting customers!

This week, in addition to rounding out #Movember, we’re going to highlight specific people and places and things that we’re thankful to have in our lives.  (Spoiler alert: this includes food delivery).  So for starters, here’s to Susan.  She’s a mom, a business owner and a pretty cool chick who can rock the #AlterEgo jumpsuit like the best of them.

xx,

The HEUCY Team

#TBT: Jumpsuits.

The jumpsuit is clearly having a moment.  Its design has evolved over the years, but the intention is still pretty much the same.  It’s a simple, versatile silhouette that can accommodate any lifestyle.  Whether you’re dodging paparazzi or simply getting morning coffee, the jumpsuit can work for you.

The headlines from the seventies (“elegance” and “one easy piece”) are still relevant, too.  Fortunately, the hair styles are not.

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Our friend and HEUCY Gal Veronica recently asked us how to style the Alter Ego when it’s freezing outside.  A very good question, now that the polar vortex has officially arrived and we’ve started scouring the web for sun lamps.  Here are some ways a few HEUCY Gals have accessorized their Alter Egos.

1. Anna paired hers with a colorful scarf – great for winter temps and gray days

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2. Fashionista Kim is wearing hers with a black cardigan and ballet flats.

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You can’t go wrong with a classic jean jacket, which Anna is wearing in this shot.  Take your puffy off, leave the jean jacket on!

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3. And if you’re pondering what footwear to go with, here are a few options.  Susan, HEUCY’s awesome factory owner, wears her Alter Ego with wedge trainers. Randi Zinn, the dynamo behind Beyond Mom, wears hers with Toms.  And super chic Claire paired hers with pearls and kitten heels.

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The best accessories, of course — in addition to the ones above and regardless of temperature — are confidence and a sense of humor.  The latter is definitely required when it dips below 30 degrees!  And maybe some frequent flier miles, too…in case your Alter Ego needs a warmer climate in January.

Stay warm!

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Feel Good Fashion: Lions in Four

HEUCY was proud to support Lions in Four, a new socially conscious accessories brand, at their Spring Preview press event at the Viceroy Hotel yesterday. Lions in Four support and partner with women artisans in the hillsides of Kerala, India to make the silks they use in their collections. Love fashion that makes a difference!!!

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Here is the beautiful Chelsea Collette, editor of A Green Beauty Magazine, rocking out the HEUCY Alter Ego Jumpsuit and Lions in Four clutch.

(BTW – the Alter Ego has been a SMASH hit. It has nearly sold out, but not to worry, we are going into 2nd production run to get it back in stock ASAP!!!!)

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Monday’s Musing…Homeland, Again

Okay, I promise we are NOT obsessed with Carrie Mathison.  We do not have a string map of her whereabouts on our wall here at HEUCY…but we can’t stop ourselves from discussing Carrie’s wardrobe choices.  If you are like us, and you watch the show every Sunday night, you know that Carrie has now moved to Islamabad.  She is a badass CIA Station Chief — and she wears pantsuits pretty much all of the time.  We understand why Carrie is doing this.  She has to carry her weight in a man’s world, and the suit (like that cross-body bag) is her armor.  But Carrie, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Here are a few outfits that Carrie should have packed in her bag, en route to her new gig in Pakistan:

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1. The HEUCY #PerfectTen dress.  Carrie could sleep in this dress, and wear it for an entire week.  A change of accessories (scarves, belts, sweaters) can transform this dress and make it look different every time it’s worn.  Carrie’s colleagues don’t seem particularly fashion-conscious (they do work in a counter-terrorism unit, after all) but they’d probably give her props for showing just a little bit of leg and looking official at the same time.

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2. The HEUCY #AlterEgo jumpsuit.  We know that Carrie has to step out of her office sometimes for a variety of dangerous missions.  This jumpsuit is versatile enough for high-speed chases in the Markaz, and sexy enough for seducing potential sources.

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3. The HEUCY #BonVoyage.  If Carrie is riding in buses, planes and various military vehicles, she needs to be wearing a comfortable travel outfit.  This dress is long enough to keep your legs warm, and an adjustable zipper for comfort…or who knows what else.  In Carrie’s world, there are lots of possibilities!  Peter Quinn, anyone?

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She should also have a pair of good trainers, like these awesome sustainably made ones from Adidas x Stella McCartney.

And obviously, an iPhone charger.  The other details we’ll leave up to the experts.

xx,

The HEUCY Team