Look Who's Baaaa-aaaaack!
Monday, August 23, 2010
So. Hey. August! (Er. Mid-August!) It has been a crazy summer — one of frequent travel, and life changes, and somewhat boring fashion, as has been somewhat required by the travel and life changes. Also, it appears I morphed into Worst. Blogger. Ever! (probably due to a lack of inspiration, no thanks to the boring fashion. Seriously, I recently bought both a pair of khakis and a backpack. Shoot me now.)
But it's also been a time of fun — pool parties, hamburgers, some decent thrifting in Houston, where I spend a lot of time lately — and I have to admit, there's been a liiiiittle shopping. Without more excuses, here's been on my must-have list these past few months.
Tom's Shoes. I am a late convert, I know. But these shoes are *amazing*. Comfortable, simple, plus every pair you buy donates a second pair to a needy kid. Sorry, poorly shod commuters, but you have no excuse to commute in flip-flops anymore.
Vintage Victor Costa. Vintage hunters are always a little hesitant to give up their favorite resources, but this is a must-share. I'm absolutely obsessed with vintage Victor Costa cocktail dresses, which I keep uncovering at thrift stores (and occasionally on eBay — like the one I just bought below). Super-glam, undeniably dramatic, and yet classically simply. Pouf skirts galore, and the occasional bow! Sold.
Alexander Wang's Darcy hobo bag. I die.
D.C. designer Kristi Love. I love when I discover a new (to me) local talent; supporting small designers who make amazing stuff just feels so much more fun than going to the mall. D.C.'s artsy-hip leaders, The Pink Line Project, just sponsored a pop-up shop called the Temporium, where I found an area designer I'd not met before. I'm hooked — and I maaaay have just ordered the jumper below (I tried on the sample at Temporium, below: perfection!).
Well-fitting men's shirts. I don't touch on men's fashion nearly enough, so here's a bone for you guys out there. Temporium also housed another local favorite — innovative men's shirtmaker Hugh & Crye. I don't think I'll rest until I get all my guy friends into one (or five) of their styles. From the slimmer fits, to the cool collars (cutaway! spread! ones with actual style!), to their innovative community service campaigns, they're absolutely one of my favorite finds.