First, if you are thick of leg, as I am, stop reading this and go to Barney’s to get your own pair of these jeans for $89; they’re still available in sizes 27, 28 and 29 and I can’t recommend them highly enough. I’m wearing a size 29, which is a size too big in this style, but I was afraid to go down for fear they wouldn’t fit my calves. I usually wear these with a belt, and I had intended to get them taken in a bit in the waist so they’re not SO huge, but I haven’t yet, so, they look quite a mess around the waist.Keep Reading
I’ve been following Kindred Black on Instagram and getting their emails for a while now, and I ALWAYS click through to see more. As an “online destination for eco-luxury lifestyle goods,” Kindred Black is full of interesting, sometimes one-of-a-kind items that are sourced with an eye towards sustainability, heritage, and quality, among other things. Everything is also beautiful, and exactly what I’d want to surround myself with everyday, if I could afford it!Keep Reading
As I analyze what’s in my closet and why, trying to be more careful about what I add, I’m beginning to realize that I just don’t wear jackets. I can’t say exactly why not, maybe because they completely hide my shape if they’re long, or hip-length, and I tend to prefer the more drapey, flowy look of a cardigan over the structure of a jacket.
I like them in theory though, and certain have worn them in the past. And jackets are great for certain occasions (travel is one – they make good extra layers), but my reality is that I just don’t wear them. I bought this James Perse jacket during last summer’s sale, and had been waiting for it to go on sale for months before I got it. I really thought I NEEDED it.Keep Reading
I try to use/wear things as long as possible before replacing them; that goes for exercise wear, underwear, and home linens, as well as clothing. Last year I made it a goal to replace anything that needed replacing with the most sustainable option I can afford, starting with my lingerie drawer. I successfully replaced some VERY old underwear with new organic cotton and brands that produce in the US, and couldn’t be happier. So, I decided to try and tackle my “towel” problem.
I had a face towel that I LOVEd, but was literally more than 20 years old; my mother bought it for me when I moved into my first apartment. It worked, but it was so ugly, threadbare, and shredding. I was loathe to get rid of it, but there comes a time when even though something may still perform it’s “job,” it has tired of doing so, and shows it. As Marie Kondo would advise, I thanked it for it’s service, and sent it on it’s way.Keep Reading
Wow. Reading your responses to the reader survey really sustained me over the weekend, thank you! I didn’t feel well at all (more mouth/tooth issues, ugh) most of the weekend, but I was so inspired by your suggestions, comments, and feedback that I worked hard to start making the site into something that is more reflective of my vision and goals. I’m going to notify the winner of the $50 Everlane gift card via email today, and 5 of you will also get “consolation” prizes since so many of you filled out the survey (more than 250!). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Just for fun I wanted to share some of the results, suggestions and what I’m working on going forward. Enjoy!Keep Reading
It’s been such a beautiful week here, so I was really excited to wear some of my favorite warmer weather pieces, like this Black Crane dress.Keep Reading
Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for your week ahead. To start it off, how about a new independent designer focused on sustainability, local production and community? A great way to start a Monday, I think…Keep Reading