Simply Feminine, Balanced Life Leslie Styles Our Granite Print Joggers

 Leslie McDonald

Leslie is a firm believer in holistic wellness, self care, and clean eating, which is quite obvious on her super yummy looking Instagram feed. Leslie can pretty much transform any recipe from unhealthy to healthy with a few key ingredients and healthy alternatives. She's also very open and honest about her health and wellness journey, which let's be honest, we all appreciate that! Leslie recently Co-founded Holistic Happening with her BFF Kayla Kleinman. Their goal is to make wellness more approachable through interactive events while also bringing together like minded people. After personally attending one of their events, I can confidently say, you should stop by the next one! Read on to learn more about Leslie and how she styles our Granite Joggers. 

AM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your typical day?

LM: I’m Leslie and I am a born and raised New Yorker and currently live in the city with my husband, Ryan, and our rescue dog, Sadie.  My typical day is spent either working out in the morning or at home making smoothie bowls for breakfast and then working eight hours at my corporate media job.  This is then followed by attending wellness events, connecting with like minded wellness people, working on my blog, or hosting events for my business, Holistic Happening

AM: Tell us about this outfit! Which​ pieces did you pair your AM gear with, and why​?

LM: I love the granite joggers because they really can be worn anywhere.  From day to night, office to workout – they are the perfect wardrobe staple.  I paired it with a black turtleneck tank top and a few pieces of jewelry to keep it classic and simple.  I am all about clothes being practical and comfortable – I want to be able to meet new people knowing that even in my most comfy athleisure outfit, I still look put together and professional. 

Leslie McDonald

AM: Where are 3 places you’d wear this outfit?

LM: I would wear this outfit to host a Holistic Happening yoga & dinner event, at the dog park with Sadie and Ryan, or to meet up with friends for green juices or tea on the weekends.

Leslie McDonald

AM: What do you love most about your new AM piece? 

LM: I love the comfort and versatility of the joggers.  They can easily be dressed up or dressed down and they are so soft, that I never want to take them off.

AM: How would you describe your style in two words? 

LM: Simple feminine

AM: If you were deserted on an island, what one item would you want with you?

LM: A boat to get off the island…or all of the Gilmore Girls seasons to watch on the iPad I would also want with me!

Gluten Free Chocolate Donut
Gluten free chocolate donut is close enough! Image courtesy of @balanced_life_leslie


AM: Favorite sinful treat food?

LM: New York City Pizza or Chocolate Cake

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Image courtesy Pinterest


AM: One place in the world you would love to visit?

LM: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Leslie McDonald
Leslie practicing the tree pose at her last Holistic Happening event


AM: Favorite yoga pose?

LM: Shavasana….or Tree Pose

AM:  Favorite song to work out to?

LM: Alive - Madden

AM: Three things that are always in your gym bag?

LM: BKR Water Bottle with lemon infused water, Thunderbird Bar for post workout snack, and a change of clothes.

Smoothie Recipe
 Image courtesy @balanced_life_leslie


AM: Favorite smoothie recipe?

LM: Banana, riced cauliflower, Vital Proteins collagen, Moondeli Blissful Boost Cacao & Maca powder, Mixed frozen berries, Califiafarms Toasted Coconut Almond Milk, a spoonful of Nuttzo Power Fuel. Topped with endless amounts of granola.

Find Leslie on Instagram @balanced_life_leslie and be sure to check out her blog Balanced Life Leslie 


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