Hail, My Fellow Passion Chaser

It feels like spring has sprung in Boston this week! This warm weather perfectly coincides with the launch of a great spring line for women designed by a friend of mine. So this week I am not writing about chasing my passion, but I am taking this opportunity to support someone who has found her’s and made it a reality.
Lindsay Jeanloz launched her line, Port Winsor, just last August with some great looking and great feeling tunics in an array of bright colors and patterns (two of my very favorite things). Like me, Lindsay is a part-time passion chaser; she runs her growing company on nights, weekends and whenever she’s not at her full-time job.
I bought this one for my Mom!

Port Winsor grew from Lindsay’s desire to find the perfect tunic. She, like many of us, owned an assortment of tunics from a variety of designers, but each had their shortcomings.  She set out to create a tunic that would flatter figures, be easy and elegant to wear and simple to care for.  Each tunic has darts in the back and at the bust to flatter, a hidden side zip that runs the length of the garment to make getting in and out a cinch, and bracelet-length sleeves. These design innovations coupled with the line’s bold colors and pretty patters really sets her tunics apart. Best of all, the entire line is machine washable. As someone who always ends up with part of her dinner on the long bell sleeves of her Tory Burch tunic, I really appreciate Port Winsor’s bracelet-length.

This spring Lindsay has added beach cover-ups and dresses to her line.  I’m eyeing a dress; they would be perfect for a summer weekend away (can you tell I am impatiently awaiting winters departure?).These tunics look amazing on women of all ages and sizes. I got myself a Port Winsor tunic, not that big of a stretch. But I also got one for my mother and she loves it.  Now, to understand what that means, my progressive, almost hippy, college professor mother thinks “preppy” is a four-letter word. So I repeat, she loves her tunic!

“It’s these seemingly small design details that make all the difference in creating the flattering, classic lines of our tunics,” Lindsay says. “It’s that easy-breezy style and sensibility that have won us so many fans in such a short time.”
I love this one!

It has been energizing to have a front-row seat to Port Winsor’s success. This is really a passion project for Lindsay and she has dedicated herself to it in a way that leaves me in awe.  I embark on my “adventures” on nights and weekends because it’s fun for me, I inevitable learn something new (quite often about myself) and at the end of the day, I get to go home and write about them.  Lindsay loves designing, but in addition to the fun stuff she also has to take care of billing and shipping, details that may be fun, but I don’t want to try them to find out. Lindsay is a model for me.  Following my passion may not always be fun and easy, but it will always be rewarding.

If you would like to check out Port Winsor’s tunics, cover-ups and dresses you are in luck!  Lindsay is having a trunk show this Sunday, March 11th at The Green Room on River Street in Beacon Hill from noon until 2:00 p.m. You can meet the talented designer, plus I’ll be there, in case that sweetens the deal!
Full disclosure: as stated above, Lindsay and I are friends and I own a Port Winsor tunic which I love, but I was not compensated in any way for this post.

St. Tropez Beach Cover-up
Green is my favorite color…
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