One thing I learned this year about my clothing preferences: I really like rolled edges in knitwear. Continue reading “Outfit: Rolled Edges (+ Which dress should I buy?)”
(excuse the all lower case… my shift key is still stuck, but i should be getting my new thinkpad tomorrow!)
wow, i just realized i’m wearing nearly all pre-owned clothes today. Continue reading “outfit: pre-owned galore (+ a new non-fiction book I’m reading about ‘inconspicuous consumption’ and the ‘aspirational class’)”
I feel very cool and 90’s in this oversized wool blazer from EL. Continue reading “Review: The Everlane blazer that makes me feel like Diane Keaton.”
This outfit has been on high rotation lately. It’s top to bottom comfort all the way. I can’t say enough about the weight, softness and drape of this John Patrick tee. And I love the relaxed feel of these loose fit chinos.
I recently invested in these “Relax sandals” from San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS). They have a mini cult following based on all the reviews I read raving about these. They are definitely more comfortable than Birks and a little more dressed up. The monochromatic detail of the hardware and leather make all the difference in the design. The edges along the straps have a discreet puffiness to them to prevent any uncomfortable rubbing. All in all, it’s a well thought out design and the least ugly pair within the comfort sandal category I could find. Continue reading “outfit: my inner grandma”
[vintage bags from top right 1, 9. Coach; 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. Dooney & Bourke; 7. Prada clutch]
When it comes to big name designer bags, vintage is better than new.
As you might know, I’m trying to buy less leather and buy leather secondhand when I can. I was in need of a small crossbody bag to carry my giant phone and pager while at work, searched for one at Poshmark, and was just blown away–99.99% deserve a big thumbs down 👎🏼 . There were a few quality bags in the mix — all vintage . It turns out the internet is full of affordable vintage designer bags in excellent condition and most are made in America and go for under $100. I’ve included some of my favorites above. Dooney & Bourke and Coach were the most common bags on sale. Of course, I ended up purchasing the tiny minimalist black crossbody that’s just barely big enough to hold my iPhone 6+ (top right). I like the ultra thin strap, sleek design and low profile side pocket where I can store my notes. Continue reading “when vintage is better than new”
I’m happy to announce that finally my charitable secondhand shop is open (<–see sidebar!). I decided to give all the shop’s proceeds to Safe Horizon, an agency that helps victims of domestic violence (mostly women and children). A few of my patients have been helped greatly by this agency already, so I wanted to give back. Anyway, go check it out. I started off by selling a few of my beloved shoes, and will add more things in the future.
update: to simplify the buying process, I posted all the eBay links for each item.
image: rachel comey mars booties (for sale!)