A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Some Pants for the Men

My friend Josh was asking for some consciously made men’s pants. Here’s what I found: I just found Taylor Stitch and they are COOL. These are the slim chinos in navy ($98; California, USA). Unfortunately these are sold out right now, but I wanted to put them here as an example. They manufacture responsibly, and they don’t overproduce. The idea…

Because…It’s Fall

It’s FALL and I’m so happy. It’s time for pumpkin and cinnamon and sweaters and coziness and cuddles. The leaves are changing colors, and I’m so happy I’ve cried a couple times. With all the fall in the air, I think we need a new outfit, consciously chosen of course. So I went to where I always go when I…

Nailed it

Maybe it’s because I just moved into a new apartment, but suddenly I’m obsessed with color schemes. I like to pretend like I’m artistic, and I walk around the rooms of our apartment thinking, “Hmmm, yes. Blues in the bedroom would be calming and serene. Yellows in the bathroom with a touch of lemongrass would wake me up in the morning.” I…

Naja Update

I posted about Naja a few months back, and they just updated their stock. YES PLEASE. The Charlotte Bra is made from recycled water bottles ($60; Colombia) Same with this Olivia Bra ($75; Colombia). And I just have to post a picture of these because they are hilarious ($18; Columbia).  

Spotlight on Cotopaxi

My husband skis. Not just the kind where you ride lifts and glide down a hill. But the kind where the as-yet unearthed mother in me starts shrilly yelling at him reminding he’s not a cat and that when he  flying off 20 foot cliffs toward the ground he may not always land on his feet. Terrified. I like hills…

Because…You Need to Run

Running I had a friend ask me for some ethical options for tennis shoes. I’ve struggled and struggled with finding ethically sourced shoes. Let me be clear about what kind of problem this is. The problem is not that I research shoes and find tons of human rights violations–with the recent fire at the shoe factory in the Philippines excepted. The problem…

Brand Review: Style Saint

Style Saint is very saintlike, what with their focus on conserving resources and paying their workers well and making clothes in LA and giving away puppies. They don’t really give away puppies. But I still like them. Most of these brands I post about I have never tried because I’m a recent grad school graduate and have zero money and…

Get it While it’s Hot

Go to Ruelala.com. Now. So many USA made options. The Seven Black Relaxed Skinnies are cute ($99; USA). Grab a pair of the ankle skinnies ($99; USA). I like these AG skinnies ($100; USA). The whole John Masters product line is on Rue right now. All of it is fabulous, ecofriendly, and made in the USA. There are bikinis featuring L*Space…

Because…April Shower Bring May Flowers

Dresses I have been reading the articles that Simon Doonan has been writing for Slate. The articles are aptly titled Charm Offensive. And they are fantastic. Ya’ll need to read the one about developing charming conversational skills. He wrote one about dressing charmingly with this lovely piece of advice: “Black is chic. Black is satanic. Black is severe. Black is ecclesiastical. Black is…

XOXO, Etsy

Made With Love Today, Etsy. Specifically, I wanna talk earpins and cuffs. Not the over-the-top ones, but the cute, dainty ones. I found Ejue Studio on Etsy, and I really really like this girl. Erica, let’s be bff’s? She’s from California, and makes the cutest, simplest earcuffs and pins. This minimalist hammered pin is perfect ($28), and so is this…