Garmentory started their labor day sale yesterday early to account holders, have you shopped it yet? And did you get your $20 account credit yet? (when you use my referral link to sign up for an account you’ll receive $20 in your account and so will I). If I may recommend a few things for the home: Le Fil Rouge linen throw – I have one of these already and another on the way. It’s thick and soft and comfortable, and a great warm weather throw. Upstate silk pillowcases (did you know you should sleep on silk?? I use a satin pillowcase, but am thinking about getting these). Alpaca pillow!! How cool is this??
Nordstrom Sale – there’s a TON of Eileen Fisher and some James Perse on sale. I didn’t find anything too compelling though…
La Garconne – use code 99LDAY20 for 20% off sale items. I got the skorts/shorts you see above on sale + coupon at La Garconne earlier in the summer, and I always find one or two things at really great prices…they’re always final sale though, so there’s that…
Why the menswear world is obsessed with Shia LaBeouf – this is a fascinating look at “street” style, and DGAF dressing, but also the (false) idea most of us have that effortless style is indeed effortless. Sure, it looks like Shia just slipped into bright blue crocs – because they were what was close by – to wear with his white sweatshirt/khaki shorts ensemble, but did he really?
“People look at me and they go, ‘He looks homeless. He doesn’t care.’ This took a lot of time,” he said during a radio interview with B96 Chicago last year. He continued: “For real. Everybody’s got a uniform, you know what I mean? Even though it looks haphazard, it’s actually very thought through.”
I get drawn into this trap too; I see a simple outfit, something minimal and subtle, and put-together, and think “wow” – that’s cool, it looks like she just threw that all together at the last minute. Because who doesn’t aspire to the idea that we have a closet full of “perfect” pieces we can just throw together, no thought required? But the longer I live and the more I think about the way I dress, the more I realize that’s bullshit. I mean, I’ve worked hard the last several years to create a wardrobe full of things I love and that work together, but that doesn’t mean I ever just “throw” something on and go; effortless isn’t effortless, whether you’re doing the work while you’re shopping, or getting dressed, it takes work.
Leah at Style Wise wrote Why I stopped being an Ethical Purist and it is BRILLIANT. I have never even TRIED to be an ethical purist – it it simply impossible – but Leah articulates beautifully why that is so, and hopefully makes it easier for those of us who try to be better to forgive ourselves for not being perfect.
Leah also featured me as one of her 10 ethical and slow living bloggers you “need’ to follow 🙂 I was so honored to be a part of that list, and am even more honored that Leah is a regular commenter/contributor here at Grechen’s Closet. Thank you so much Leah.
H&M’s Arket named the factory that makes its clothes, but what exactly does that mean?
Well, maybe nothing if I can’t find gasoline…all the stations are out around here, because basically everyone went to fill up yesterday because of a perceived shortage. I have half a tank and I’m not worried at all, but I won’t do any unnecessary driving.
Also, starting to pack, purge, etc. for moving at the end of the month.
Any exciting plans for the labor day weekend??