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Nest Pick: Vim & Vigor

Aug 29, 2016

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Hi! My name is Beth and some of you may know me from hello@oiselle.com!

Yep – I’m that Beth!

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I started working at Oiselle almost exactly one year ago – nuts! I’ve worked in the fashion industry in some form or another since my college days. Before coming to Oiselle, I worked for the past 7 years as a tailor – so fit, style and fabric are always on my mind.

When the opportunity arose at Oiselle, I thought – what could be better?! In a nutshell working for Oiselle means I get to talk about my two favorite things all day – running and clothes!

Running has been an important part of my life since my mid-twenties. Going for a run reminds me to live with joy and approach each day with kindness and grace.

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I am an avid trail runner and have begun to explore the crazy/ridiculously fun world of ultras! I can’t even describe the feeling I have when I am running down a trail – I suppose it feels like flying. With my head up and my wings out, I know I have found my place on the trail and in this world.

I could talk about clothes all day… and for the most part, I do! So let me tell you about the Vim and the Vigor, my two favorite fall pieces!

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As a trail runner, I am constantly on the lookout for a jacket and vest that can withstand an array of weather conditions. My goal is to run my first 100-miler next year! Training for an ultra means clocking long hours on the trails – through chilly early mornings, to warm afternoons and then back down to cool evenings. I am always looking for something to keep my core warm without trapping the heat and sweat in.

Both the Vim and the Vigor are very breathable and extremely lightweight. They are perfect to slip on for that extra layer when our PNW weather is gray and rainy. When the temps warm up, you can easily pack them down into their pouch and slip over your hand for easy carrying. They also pack nicely into a hydration pack!

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My most favorite part about both the Vim and the Vigor is the design. Having worked in garment construction for a number of years I appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into both these styles. The vibrant colors, and well placed seaming push these two styles over the edge for me! Water repellent – great. Wind resistant – great. Lightweight – awesome. Amazingly vibrant hues, thoughtful seaming and a curved hem – AMAZING.

Even though these will be my go to shells for ultra-training this fall – I am also envisioning them for everyday wear! I plan on pairing the Vim Jacket in Fog over the Satellite Tank in White Paintbrush Print. Throw on some ripped up black skinny jeans and ankle booties and you have the perfect fall look!

Enjoy! And if you have any questions, send me an email at hello@oiselle.com!

-Beth

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