Minneapolis is such an inspiring place to live. There are so many start up companies and flourishing local, small businesses… it just makes me proud to live in Minnesota.Fashion by MAI, is a lifestyle/yoga apparel line by two young women in St. Paul, MN (Emma and Sarah). I actually lived about 5 minutes away from Emma growing up in Milwaukee…small world, eh? These two entrepreneurs are only a year older than me and chasing their dreams, doing what makes them happy.
This is pulled directly from their website, but it pretty much sums it up…MAI is created by Emma Holcomb and Sarah McArdle. Two designers from Minnesota with a passion for dreaming, exploring and creating. This line is inspired by the women we see every day: they love being active as much as they love taking time to enjoy their day. That is why we have created a collection that can go with you from the yoga studio, out to dinner and end your day with you on the couch.
Our mantra is I AM enough. We believe that who you are is exactly who you should be. We recognize the importance in challenging yourself to become the best you possible, but feel that at the end of the day it is loving yourself, as you are, that can bring you the most peace.
I have been connecting with them for a few weeks now, and they have actually asked me to be their product model for their Spring 2013 line! Uhhh…absolutely! Our core values and “mantra” are so similar, I most definitely agreed. As a way to launch off our new relationship, I am doing a giveaway of ANY piece (up to a $50 value) from their current collection.
Here are two of my favorites…
I am wearing the Crop Top with Hood, size small and MAI Cropped Leggings, size extra small. I adore the pants. If your anything like me, you like high rised yoga pants. I like them snug, so nothing “bounces around.” What I love about the top, is that I don’t have anything like it. I can’t wait to wear this to a vinyasa class and be the trendiest one in the studio :)
Emma actually came over to my house this weekend for our first fitting of the new line. I got a sneak peek of their newest pieces! GET EXCITED.
One lucky reader will get to choose one piece (up to $50 in value) from their current line. Here’s how you enter…
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me which piece from their current collection is your favorite.
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*I will choose the winner Friday morning! Good luck and Thank you MAI for the awesome giveaway!