27 August 2014

bikebaby 2

Another Saturday morning, another ride to the farmers' market. I'm really loving the Ace & Jig look for weekends lately which roughly translates to loose fitting, super soft fabrics and casual styling based on comfort. It makes weekends easy peasy. I've had this Lark & Wolff playsuit for years (5!) and I paired it with a plain white tee to keep the foggy chill off my shoulders and my farmer's market staples: Birkenstocks and a woven market bag.
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Lark & Wolff playsuit (similar here and here)
UO Men's white tee (cut up to fit a bit better)
Birkenstocks
Vintage market bag (similar here)

25 August 2014

datenite

Here's how I looked for a double date on Friday night. I was supposed to have the day off but ended up having to go in to work, so I was a bit dishevelled and thoroughly exhausted so I uncharacteristically opted for pants. Comfy high waisted black trousers for the lazy side of me and a super sexy backless halter crop top to take it up a notch. The denim jacket was a last minute decision so that I wouldn't lose my top in the breeze.
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Clare Vivier Messenger Bag
Moheda Betty clogs
Elevenses trousers (similar here)
American Apparel halter top
Abercrombie denim jacket circa 2002 (similar from asos and A&F)

18 August 2014

bikebaby

Its been a good summer for biking, and thus outfits to bike in. Its been nothing but high waisted shorts and cropped tee shirts in various combos around here and lots and lots of vintage. Two years ago I picked up these shorts and finally got around to having them shortened last summer but by that time it was too cold out to wear them. You know how that happens? You keep meaning to do something and don't? For the entirety of my time living in NYC I kept saying I was going to bring my bike to my apartment and it never happened. One of the selling points of my apartment building was the bike storage and I was so lame that I just kept saying, "I'll do it next weekend." Now I've got both my bikes here and I'm definitely making up for lost time on the road.
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Thrifted shorts (similar here)
American Apparel crop top
Vintage bag (similar here)
American Deadstock vintage sunglasses
Birkenstocks

15 August 2014

what's inside you

Eleonora Carisi has been one of my favorite bloggers for years; I love how she creates outfits that capture the elusive "perfectly put together but not trying too hard," look and her hair is always enviable. I discovered that she was designing her own clothes under the name Whats Inside You 'when her S/S14 lookbook came out filled with co-ords and fun pullovers in the most gorgeous, vivid prints of fruit and neon minerals.
The latest looks she's created for F/W14 are just as vibrant, evoking classic wintery motifs that bring to mind imaginary ski trips to the swiss alps paired with girly, fun illustrated patterns like Eleonora's lips with beauty mark and lipstick tubes. And the colors she uses ranging from neon greens and pinks to deep blues and fiery red-orange seem expertly chosen to pop against freshly fallen snow and later, to ward off winter dullness.
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14 August 2014

sucker

On constant rotation: seersucker dresses. I've got this one in brown too, but I had to have it in classic blue. It just screams SUMMER even when I'm trapped in my cubicle. A fantastic summer dress for romping around outside, drinking late into the humid nights and occasionally going to the office.
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Madewell sunglasses (similar here)
American Apparel dress
Clare Vivier Messenger Bag
Moheda clog sandas here
Weird sunlight c/o LB, NY

13 August 2014

reformation

Ever since I challenged myself to be more conscious of where my clothes come from I've been obsessively following Reformation. Their mission is "killer clothes that don't kill the environment" and they're clearly killing it. Using deadstock materials, vintage pieces as inspiration and created locally in New York and Los Angeles the brand is transparent and committed to sustainability. And it seems like every other day I see another celebrity or just a girl on the street wearing their pieces.
That's not to say it doesn't have its drawbacks. Based on a dress I bought and returned the clothes are definitely made with the tall and thin in mind. They did branch out and create a line for busty ladies, specifically styles with which a bra can be worn, but fit is an issue if you're petite or aren't boyishly shaped. It definitely shows a commitment to their customers that they listened to their requests though.
If you're reading, I'd love a petite line!
The clothes also come at a price: most dresses running well over $150, though not often exceeding $300. However, when you take into consideration how and where the garments are made the dollar amounts make sense and in my opinion are fair.
Regardless of whether or not you buy their clothes, they have a great marketing message that we should all keep in mind: respect the earth, its the only planet with pizza.
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