Let it Rain!
Yay! Spring is here. Although I live in LA which is pretty much nice weather all year round. No, I am not bragging. I am not a lover of winter but I am huge fan of appreciating the changing of seasons. I grew up in Florida where it is one long endless summer.
In that tropical climate of South Florida and the urban jungles of NYC I learned a thing or two about rain. Rule 1: Never be without an umbrella. Rule 2: Think of the umbrella as any other accessory; it must add to your outfit not detract.
But enough about me, back the freshest of seasons, Spring-time. Starts off a bit sloppy in March with all those sudden showers but that is what I am here to tell you about. I discovered these incredibly gorgeous umbrellas from Marisol.
Each limited edition African wax-cotton print is cut, sewn, and assembled by hand in Brooklyn, New York. The prints are the reason I fell in love with the Marisol umbrella but what is really special about them is that a portion of profits goes to help women survivors of sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild their lives at The City of Joy.
City of Joy is a revolutionary healing and training center created by women on the ground and sustained by V-Day, a worldwide activists’ movement to end violence against women.
To learn more about V-Day and The City of Joy go to http://drc.vday.org.
To purchase one of these beautiful umbrellas visit the Marisol website.
#pretty #floral #prints @araks_Yeramyan #araks #fashion #details #nyfw @industriastudios (at Industria Superstudio)
@araks_Yeramyan #araks #gorgeous #prints on #sculptural shift #dresses #yesplease #nyfw @industriastudios #fashion (at Industria Superstudio)
Hear me roar. What can top a leopard print? A leopard print with an actual leopard face. One of the best thrift store scores I have ever landed.
Don’t like wearing other people’s clothes? Try this Equipment blouse instead.
Perfectly dark skinny denim c/o Rich + Skinny.
J Shoes Ranch booties.
Me Char handbag.
It was just snowing in NY and I feel guilty writing this but it’s about to be the weekend and since I have moved to LA I have not had a proper beach day yet. Sure, I have visited the beach when I’ve been near it. But there has not been a bikini-clad, beach towel and stack of magazines day. Alas, I am pretty sure this weekend it won’t happen. We are still in deep with getting the apartment in order.
I took a visit to see the new styles coming out in the Spring from O’neill and these four were my favorites. I look forward to the time when my life feels settled in and beach days are not just fantasies but regular life. In the meantime, you can cop any of these printed styles I found below on sale from O’neill now and start dreaming with me.
Paisleys bandeau and bottoms.
Yellow roses top and bottoms.
Abstract halter and bottoms.
Tiny flowers bra top and full bottoms.
Harlyn designer Maria Stanley is a girl after own heart. I met her at her Spring preview which featured fun retro inspired prints in playful and feminine silhouettes. On top of that, Jenny Lewis performed and she had a delicious specialty cocktails on hand.
Keep up with Maria’s inspirations on her tumblr and view the collections here.
Really #pretty #prints to come in #SS13 from @MiHjeans #dayinthelife #marketrecaps #fashion #stylist #textiles (at Palihouse)
Off to meetings today, not really channeling inspiration from anywhere specific. Just wearing some of my favorite go-to pieces.
The tie blouse is about 10 years old H+M. Can you believe it has lasted that long?! The stories this top could tell. (Trick is not to wash it after every wear, and wash in the delicate cycle.) Think about it, you don’t wash your jeans every time you wear them? I don’t wash my hair in every shower I take. Ok, maybe it’s just me. It’s not like I am rolling in a pile of mud.
I like to call this my faux-Chanel jacket. Yes, I know, you know it isn’t Chanel. I am not foolin’ anyone. By anyone, I mean fashion folks. It’s from Zara and I can’t find it for you on the interwebs.
These are my 80’s throwback floral jeans c/o Citizens of Humanity. I love them because the remind me of high school. Yeah, I am emotionally stunted.
Here are the Magnet clogs c/o Bed:Stu that got me into wearing clogs. I never met a clog I liked until I met the Magnet. Is it because I now live in LA and I am getting back to my hippie roots? I don’t know. Is it because the word clog is such an unappealing word? Could be.
I’m a sucker for a trend, so thank you MeChar for the awesome Brigid pouch.
Love all the prints from the spring @harlynlabel collection by @mariastanley #dayinthelife (at Harvard & Stone)