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Backstory

Craving chic and comfy style to take me from yoga class to an evening out, I worked with a seamstress to create the first four designs nearly two decades years ago. We started with yoga pants and tees, then incorporated wrap tops and a wrap dress.

Over the years TDJ (formerly TranquiliT) has added numerous mix-and-match pieces, additional eco-fabrics such as the organic cotton/organic bamboo/spandex fleece blend, won awards, transitioned to a local seamstress, and been featured in Washington Post, Washingtonian, and Shape. It’s been a journey!

And here’s an assortment of posts featuring the clothing line over the years and a signature style Pop-Up (style portion starts at 35:45) from the summer.

New Look

In an effort to consolidate and simplify, I’ve folded TDJ into this website and I shared why earlier this fall. I’ve paired the designs down to the essentials, transitioned to all black, and showcase many pieces on a variety of body shapes and sizes.

Why all black?

For years I’ve found simplicity and ease in wearing all black. As I prepared to streamline the clothing line, I decided to shift to an all-black collection for a variety of compelling reasons. Here’s 10 of them.

  1. Everything matches, making daily dress-up fun and easy.
  2. Black is chic, classic, and iconic.
  3. It’s the standard for Paris, ballet, New York, and Zen.
  4. Black dresses up or down. Christian Dior agrees, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.”
  5. An LBD is a must in every closet.
  6. Black is slimming and makes a statement.
  7. And it’s also an armor. Artist Georgia O’Keeffe said, “There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.”
  8. It’s fun to add pops of playful accessories (hello, leopard-print) to monochrome looks.
  9. Black is instant elegance and has continuously been the most popular color in our collection.
  10. It doesn’t show remnants of messy meals, black pet hair, and toddler tantrums.

Take it from Coco Chanel, “When I find a color darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black.” So, as you can see, black IS the new black. Paired with red lips, a warm smile, and a positive attitude, you’ll find you can wear noir wherever you go!

Take a peek

You’ll find the TDJ collection here.

On the horizon

It’s a work in progress. I’ll be adding updated videos, suggesting outfit ideas such as how to get a week’s worth of looks from a few pieces, and swapping out a design or two each season. If you have any suggestions or special requests, please reach out.

Motto

Style your tranquility, every day. Wear black, live pink.

Gratitude

You’re beautiful and I appreciate your support of eco-friendly fashion over the past *nearly* 20 years! We continue to plant a tree for each order shipped, donate to Pigs & Pugs Project, sew locally, and incorporate all the sweet touches you’ve come to know over the years. Bisous. x

PS If you’re missing a former favorite design, reach out. Since everything is custom made upon ordering, I’m happy to keep you wrapped in your beloved piece!