Monday, November 17, 2014

Love Local: Newfound Leggings

I have recently been asked to take my blog to a National level - to be part of a larger community and to feature stories from across the country. While I appreciate the offer, I had to graciously decline (though I do have another project in the works.. stay tuned for details on that!). I have to say that I truly value the fact that the stories I share on my blog and in my Tulip Tales series are based closed to home. There is so much culture here in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the people are so diverse. They are richly talented, highly insightful and genuinely warm, caring individuals. They have incredible stories to tell, and I am honoured to be a part of helping to share those stories.

I have, however, decided to open up my blog and to create a space in which to highlight some local talent!

For this first feature, I teamed up with Ashley at Newfound Leggings.  I love to support local artists and businesses, and I am especially happy to promote strong women and mothers who seek out opportunities to pave their own path and create their own successful business ventures.

Ashley Powell has done just that. In her day job, Ashley is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. No joke - she fixes airplanes! As the mother of two young boys, and doing shift work, Ashley quickly realized that she didn't have the time or even the need for a dressy wardrobe. She found that adding a cool pair of leggings to a casual outfit was a way to get dressed up quickly and easily!

Ashley and her sister sourced and selected the softest and most comfortable leggings to bring to the Newfoundland market. "I think Newfound Leggings is successful because of the quality of the product. I have a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from. You can be dressed up and still be comfortable, and at work you could always wear them under dresses or skirts! Newfound Leggings is a fun little business for me!", says Ashley.

Leggings are an accessory that can spice up any outfit. I usually tend to play it safe and stick to dark colours and a neutral palette, but adding a pair of brightly coloured leggings is a great way to make an outfit that might be a little “blah” come alive with an extra pop of colour!

I received four unique pairs of leggings that I mixed with pieces from my own closet. I am absolutely in love with this funky comic strip pattern!

This is a great Fall look. My favourite way to wear leggings is with boots and lots and lots of layers!

For this second look, I paired a simple black dress and jacket with a funky geometric print legging and my favourite flats. 
For daytime, TOMS are my number one shoe choice - they are so comfy and cute!

These leggings kept me surprisingly warm on this cold November day. They are super comfortable and appropriate for an everyday casual look.. and if you're not comfortable wearing a short skirt with bare legs, these leggings just might be your best friend!

I am so excited about this "Hammer Pant" style! Seriously, they are ridiculously comfortable. 
The look might not be for everybody, but I am a fan. U Can't Touch This.

Visit Newfound Leggings facebook page to view styles and patterns. Leggings are available in both Adult and Kids sizes!


  1. I'm so in love with these leggings! I will definitely be getting a pair. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  2. Whether or not leggings work for you depends largely on your personal style and your body shape. However, almost any body size can rock leggings, as long as you are smart about which length to get as well as the color and overall outfit. You may even have longer leggings for the winter and Capri length leggings for the summer. It is best to experiment with different colors, styles, and lengths until you find exactly what looks best on you. Knolhub

  3. This is very interesting post! I am so glad to read through it. I also cannot hide my love for leggings. I am a huge fan of leggings since I was a teenager. Recently I am overwhelmed with beauty of mesh leggings. I just bought a couple of pairs in past months. These all are so pretty and stylish.