Thursday, November 25, 2010

That's Pretty Tight

One of my most favorite parts of cold weather? The layers.

But you already knew that. Layers are every girl's best friend when the temperature starts dropping! How else can we keep our ensembles stylish
and interesting? If your mother is anything like mine, living in Florida equals two coats because: "We're in Florida! What do you need more coats for?"

Right. Which means that everything
under the coat and above it has to keep changing!
Which brings us to the latest blog post layer dedication: tights. And oh how stylin' they are. Adding a punch of color and pattern to any outfit, they're sure to keep that Winter Wardrobe of yours moving right along!

Etsy peacock tights.

CTRL leggings.

   Les Queues de Sardines Leggings. Très chic.

Tabio Tights.

The amazing Louis Vuitton tights.

Rodarte tights.

Bernhard Willhelm. Note sausage necklace.

Urban Outfitters is also a spectacular source for outlandish tights. Check them out.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Growing Change

Edun Live Collection T-Shirt
"People say fashion is frivolous," says Ali Hewson, co-founder (with husband Bono) of fashion label Edun Live "but in its own way, it can change people's lives."
Aweko Joska, planting cotton seeds with family members
Founded in 2005 by the power couple after an eye-opening visit to Africa, Edun Live certainly has been changing lives alongside its Conservative Cotton Initiative (CCI), employing local cotton farmers in Uganda to grow the 100% organic cotton required for the label's t-shirts. Within the first year of the project, more than 80,154 kilograms of cotton were produced, and more than 1,097 affiliate farmers given another chance.
CCI, a team project given life through the combined efforts of Edun Live, Invisible Children, and the WCS, has a mission "to build sustainable farming communities [in Africa] and provide a fair trade market for their cotton." Based in the Gulu District of Uganda, the area in which CCI primarily functions is recovering from a tumultuous civil war which displaced hundreds of thousands of families. CCI provides the returning farmers with tools, training, and funding necessary to start "a sustainable cotton business".
With the funds provided by Edun Live and CCI, Aweko Joska, a member of one of the farming groups, was able to send her daughter, Gloria, 19, to a boarding school for the first time in her life, and was given the opportunity to spend Christmas with her family for the first time in almost twenty years.

images from and

Friday, November 5, 2010


This entire post is dedicated to my dear friend who has a healthy appetite for Fryes. These are the select pairs which I am drawn to, in light of the new weather we've been experiencing in our small coastal town. I guess Mother Nature has been reading my posts after all!

Wix Me Away

My newest obsession could quite possibly be Lindsey Wixson, the down-to-earth 15 year old supermodel from little ol' Wichita, Kansas. Her bee-stung lips are ridiculous, but most certainly put Angelina's puckered pout to shame.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What I'm Watching

Fall 2010 Runway Faves. How I do love sifting through the collections at! See for yourself which looks are your favorites. I highly encourage it for the fashionista within you, goodness knows she's been suffering enough in this 90 degree weather. What with it encroaching on our Fall Wardrobes, we've all been cheated out of a month of colorful scarves, tailored jackets, suede booties, and adorable peacoats. In Florida we're still rocking the tanks and shorts.

Summer, we are done with you! If we are in school, it is time for you to leave. Don't you think  being trapped inside cages of algebra formulas, scientific theories, and english essays is bad as it is? Do we really have to be tortured with those endless blue skies and climbing temperatures, too?

Marloes Horst handles the heat a tad more glamorously than I do.

I kid you not, I thought I'd collapse from heat stroke walking across the student parking lot in jeans. We are in November, people, this is ridiculous! Anyways, long rant cut short, my point is that my only escape is to remind myself of what people are wearing in places where the thermometer actually dips below 80 in the afternoon, places where they have more than two seasons (Sweltering Hot and Still Pretty Hot). So, again, my favorites for Fall.

Anna Sui

Dries Van Noten


Oscar de la Renta