Shana Luther’s impeccable eye for design obviously transcends handbags. With a gift list touting timeless shades, rustic Americana skillets and handcrafted wallets, it’s pretty apparent Shana’s got this gifting thing down. Continue reading
Searching for the perfect American made present? Founder of abacaxi, Sheena Sood, shares what’s on her wishlist this holiday season along with her picks for American made gifts. Continue reading
This September Shopbop debuted its other half, East Dane, an ecommerce site created for sartorially savvy males. With over 135 brands in its repertoire, and style guides with editorial appeal, East Dane serves as a one-stop-shop for the add-to-cart inclined. Best of all, East Dane has an impressive collection of heritage brands manufactured on American soil, including the five items below. Like most good couples, East Dane and Shopbop adhere to the “what’s mine is yours” adage, meaning customers can utilize one cart while shopping both sites. Checking out this Christmas just got easier. I think it’s pretty obvious Shopbop’s new beau is a keeper. 1./2./ 3./ 4./ 5./ Continue reading
For the costume procrastinator: Urban Outfitters. 1./ 2./ 3./ 4./ 5./ 6./ 7./ 8./ 9./
When a woman enters a room wearing a well-tailored trench coat you take notice, a lesson I learned from my grandmother. Outfitted in her floorlength Burberry trench, she possessed a polished sophistication that, without fail, commanded attention every time she walked through the doorway. Muriel was a firm believer that style is a reflection of self and that a woman should always wear her clothes, her clothes should never wear her. A truly rare combination of old world construction with enduring appeal, trench coats hold a special place in my heart. Their sleek lines, genderless cut, deep pockets, belted waist, double breasted buttons and signature epaulets are a testament to timeless design. This fall I purchased my first trench coat. Mine is navy and American-made, Muriel’s was not. But every time I slip my arms through the sleeves I can picture her walking up the driveway, a vision of effortless elegance. Continue reading
1./ 2./ 3./ 4./ 5./A tattoo artist without any tattoos. A fresh off the wagon addict. The landlord of her meth-cooking boyfriend. Jane Margolis was a tragic character. A tragic character with an undeniably distinct style. If you’re still mourning the loss of Breaking Bad’s most romanticized relationship or the loss of Breaking Bad in general, slipping into Jane’s black-based wardrobe may be the medicine you crave. Aaron Paul certainly approves.
Deciding on a collar for my Jack Russell Olive has been a strenuous process, a completely unnecessary, strenuous process. My search for Olive’s new collar has carried on for an inappropriate amount of months, and my trigger finger was nowhere near clicking add-to-cart until I recently came across Erin Schmitt (pictured above with her dachshunds Link and Billie Jean) of Grey Paw Designs. The perfect blend of laidback cool, handcrafted design and rugged durability, Grey Paw is the answer to my neurosis for Olive’s state-mandated neck necessity. Designed, dyed, cut and sewn in her Portland studio, Erin skillfully handcrafts each item with equal parts artistic ability and precision. And if you’re thinking about investing in a Grey Paw collar for man’s bff, you’re in good company. Free People and Martha Stewart are also fans. Continue reading