it’s definitely that time of year when all of the fall collections are dropping and i’m having a hard time keeping up with all of my favorites! the new han starnes fall 2017 is, of course, amazing. it’s a small yet elegant collection of beautiful knitwear complimented by easy denim pants. these types of clothes really speak to me because not only are the styles perfectly timeless, but everything looks insanely comfortable to wear. i know that if i got even one sweater from this collection that i would have a hard time wearing anything else. you can just toss these on with messy hair and a pair of jeans, a swipe of lipstick and you’d feel perfectly cool and put together wherever you went. that’s what a good textile (and good design) will do for you!
i haven’t been posting collections (or really much of anything) like i used to. but i’ve been having a lot of fun looking at all of the fall collections as they come out, and ace & jig fall 2017 just caught my eye. so perhaps it’s back to sharing some of my favorites like i used to?
i’ve been a fan of ace & jig for quite a while and have always admired their styling, even when the clothes weren’t exactly my style. but this season, i’m definitely into the slightly ’80s inspired ruffles and puff sleeves. i’m actually pretty excited about fashion lately because some of the details that i’ve always loved seem to be having a moment. these are the types of details that you might find on vintage prairie dresses or ’80s muumuus, but in decidedly cooler prints and shapes than you’d ever find at the thrift store. and yes, if you are confused, that is a compliment! i love it all! the hardest part is picking a favorite.
the fall pieces are trickling into their online store and in various boutiques. you can shop ace & jig here. or if you haven’t signed up for garmentory yet, you can get $20 off your first order by following this link. they carry ace & jig along with many of my favorite independent designers. and who doesn’t love a little discount?
though i may not always share the photos on my blog, i have always been obsessed with finding the perfect pair of jeans. for years, i was a j brand devotee. then i had two kids and kinda gave up on denim because my size was fluctuating so much. but now that things are leveling off again, i’ve started searching high and low for the best vintage and vintage-inspired jeans. most days, all i want to wear is a white blouse of some sort with the perfect pair of jeans. i should really post those photos somewhere as proof, but instead, i’m going to share this editorial by mr. larkin that sums it up better than i ever could. i love everything that they do!
i recently purchased my first couple pairs of re/done levis after having coveted them for years. i was really anxious about it because of the price tag, but the fit really is as good as the claims. so far, i have a pair of the ultra high rise and the high rise crop flare, which i promise i will photograph and share more about soon!
and i’ve been a fan of the classic jesse kamm sailor pants for quite a while, so i was really excited when she came out with a pair in 12.5 oz. american denim. i just ordered a pair and can’t wait for them to get here!
also wouldn’t mind trying out b sides, which are featured in this editorial, along with all of the other jeans in the photographs. they’re another brand doing reconstructed vintage jeans and they have a really cute wide leg style i’ve got my eye on!
of course, vintage levis (and wranglers and lee jeans) are also a great and inexpensive option, but i really love a super high rise, so it’s been harder for me to find a pair that fits just the way i want. i’m toying with the idea of getting my tailor to make some alterations to a pair of vintage jeans… we’ll have to see.
i know we’re kind of getting midseason over here, but with summer vacation upon us, i’m just getting started! the spring 2017 collection by nanushka has been popping up in my pinterest feed lately, and i love it so much! the brand had never really been on my radar before, but it was started in 2005 by designer sandra sandor and has grown to over 30 countries worldwide. so it’s about time that they caught my attention! all of the collections are designed in budapest and produced in europe.
the latest collection really caught my eye because it has this very fun, touristy vibe to it. it’s playful, yet still sophisticated with lots of interesting and offbeat elements. it’s the type of wardrobe i wish i could pack for my imaginary summer getaway. probably my favorite piece is the woven dana dress above, and i’m also really enjoying the straw hats and wicker handbags for that fun and carefree vibe.
this weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer! how did that happen? i’m not quite ready for the warm weather, but the new elizabeth suzann warm weather collection is giving me hope.
it’s funny, just last week i was talking about how i try not to pay too much attention to trends, but the flipside is that sometimes i feel like my style can be so very reserved. which is why i’m finding myself so drawn to these fun looks from the lykke wullf spring 2017 collection. i’ve been an admirer of the brand for the past several seasons, but just barely placed my first order. i decided to take a risk and go a little bit out of my comfort zone with these linen ruffle pants! because sometimes you need to have a little fun with things, and that’s exactly what la-based designer jemma swatek serves up.
i’m on the hunt for a new handbag, so i thought i’d share one of my recent new favorites: lotfi. founded in san francisco in 2011, the brand was born from designer sharareh lotfi’s desire for a minimal, unfussy carry-all that was practical without being too boring. which is exactly what i’m looking for in a bag! i just love the casual vibe of the clean cotton canvas and corduroy textiles. and while you can never go wrong with something like the sierra bag in cocoa, you can also have a bit of fun with the bright lime green coro bag if you prefer to make a statement.
you can shop lofti directly. or find them at garmentory where you can get $20 off your first purchase using my referral link!
the new spring 2017 collection by hannah kristina metz has slowly been trickling in. so for those of you who have not yet feasted your eyes on the looks, here is a peek! the collection was inspired by “a room with a view” so there are lots of romantic, edwardian details like big puffy sleeves and sheer details, but it is not just some literal interpretation. hannah has such a wonderfully creative eye and she’s brought in so many special details. the embroidery, the fabric covered buttons, the sheer textiles. none of these things are easy to make, and yet, here is an entire collection with all of these fun details!
you can shop the collection here. or find her clothes at garmentory and get $20 off your first purchase with this link!
the new power of my people spring 2017 collection is out! they have a great selection of shirting for both men and women in beautiful summer weight fabrics and easy cuts. i’m excited to see that they brought back my favorite linen friend shirt in the wayward fit because it was one of my favorite shirts in the heat of the summer last year, and i can’t recommend it enough! i’ve already pulled it out of storage and it’s only gotten softer since washing and wearing it.
it’s officially spring, and i’m already falling behind on sharing all of my favorite spring collections! as you know, i’ve been a really big fan of esby apparel for several seasons running, and their latest spring 2017 collection is high on my list of favorites. this austin-based brand was founded in 2014 by stephanie beard, and has continued to grow, with a selection of garments made in the usa using quality fabrics and thoughtful design. i’ve picked up two of their best-selling jumpsuits and they are easily some of my favorite pieces. everything is designed with ease and comfort in mind, without ever being boring. they experiment with shapes like cropped tops and wide legs, long dusters and versatile dresses. everything can be washed and worn from season to season, so you never feel like you’ve invested in something that will go out of style. you can shop their online store, or you can use my link below:
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