Caftan Style

It is HOT these days and adding a few more caftans into the summer mix feels minimal!  They are effortless and chic.  Slide one over a swimsuit or a slip to give you an easy day to evening look.  These particular caftans are from Two and are made in New York.  A favorite of mine.  I am never disappointed with their modern take on the simple caftan.  They are made from hand woven textiles and Saris from India.  Caftans are the perfect solution to dressing light and perfect for a summer getaway. I will say that Two is on the expensive side, but buy one and your cost per wear will prove to be in your favor by the end of the summer.

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Color Blocking Totes

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Make room for another tote bag!  The Aiko Tote is a beautifully crafted bag made from German merino wool felt.  The Aiko Tote comes in four stunning color blocks that will compliment all personal styles.  A bag that is up for any adventure or errand.  The Aiko sets itself apart with its soft vegetable dyed leather trim and handle, an interior zip pocket, as well as an open interior pocket.  So need to worry where you will stash your keys, loose credit cards, and other essentials.  It is all in the details!  Just take a look at their attention to the interior label.  This Los Angeles based company is led by Holger Graf and Daniel Lantz.  They have combined their Japanese and German influences with a Southern Cali lifestyle to create distinct pieces driven by high quality materials.  All pieces are designed, produced, and shipped from their home base of Los Angeles.

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The beauty of using German merino wool felt: biodegradable, water-resistant, renewable, and sustainable

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A Textile Love Affair With ace & jig

It is all about collaboration!  This is absolutely true with Carey Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, the two ladies behind ace & jig.  They met years ago as fashion design interns then fast forward to being reunited over their absolute love around antique textiles.  ace & jig is where pattern playing is at its best!  The more you experience the pieces the more you fall in love.  Every piece has its own personality and is waiting to be worn and enjoyed.  The colors and patterns can make even the most conservative lady branch out of their comfort zone.  ace & jig are timeless pieces that you build upon.  They don’t read in the moment trend and they don’t read boring!  They are effortless.  You can layer, wear alone, and mix and match any piece.  ace & jig has no rules except that you must love what you own if not then swap it with another ace & jig fan.

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Want more reasons to love ace & jig besides that they strive daily to be better, to build a loving community, and they recognize that they can make a difference?!  Here you go:

1. ace & jig are committed to giving back to communities, charities, and organizations

2. focused on no waste with their textile scraps so they find creative ways to repurpose them via scrap donations, artisan collabs, making kids clothing, quilts, and other creative ways

3. slow fashion focus with designing timeless garments

4. encourage their community to resell, repair, upcycle or swap pieces

5. they work closely with their textile producers in India to be environmentally focused

6. Want more then check out their site  ace & jig

All pics are credited to ace & jig

Art or Object or Both With Cult Gaia

isostilo is hunting and sharing!  Los Angeles based company, Cult Gaia will have you swooning for one of their timeless handbags.  The Ark is their iconic statement piece that is taking social media by storm.  A semi circular bamboo bag that can take you from day to evening with just your essentials.  The Ark is offered in multiple sizes and colors.  It’s versatile enough to swing beyond your warm destination holidays.  Cult Gaia is taking handbags in a refreshing new direction.  This bag is both object and art!

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Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia

Finding classic pieces that become forever pieces for your wardrobe should make you look twice.  Simplicity doesn’t mean boring.  You want pieces that fold effortlessly into your lifestyle but reflect your personal style.  Less is more with the Ark (that also goes for what you choose to carry inside this beauty).  Check out more styles from Cult Gaia.

What Is Not To Love About lemlem

Hunting for beachy summer pieces?  Don’t miss lemlem!  This line screams summer!  lemlem is a collection of pieces for women, men, and children created by supermodel Liya Kebede.  She is giving back to her home country, Ethiopia.  Traditional weavers who once faced a dying craft now have a way to keep it alive with the help of Liya’s company.   All the clothing is made from locally sourced cotton and made in Africa.  Liya continues to expand lemlem’s partnerships throughout Africa and grow the lemlem Foundation to improve the lives and well-being of the women of Africa.  Women are the heart of Africa and lemlem is supporting them!

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The clothes are simply beautiful.  They are also effortless to wear.  The story behind the label is inspiring.  A company and a cause to follow.  All pics are from  lemlem.  The lemlem Foundation’s mission is to support the women of Africa through promoting healthcare and economic opportunities.  Learn more here:  lemlem Foundation

Very Smitten With Everlane!

Reasons why you should love Everlane: They are a company committed to quality, design, and have partnered with ethical factories around the world. Everlane is transparent with every garment on their website.  They are leading the way by offering fashionable goods with a conscience!

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Air Oversized Crew in 4 colors
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Linen Muscle Tank in 4 colors
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Bodysuit in 4 colors
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Cotton Mockneck Tee in 6 colors
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Linen Shirt Dress in 4 colors
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High Rise Skinny 5 colors
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Wide Leg Crop in 9 colors
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Twill Zip Tote in 3 colors
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Day Glove in 6 colors
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Day Heel in 10 colors
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100% Human Tee in 2 colors

Everlane holds nothing back in delivering essential pieces for the wardrobe.  When you are looking for your wardrobe staples, don’t want fast fashion, and don’t want to spend a fortune but you want quality then take a peek at Everlane!  The jeans are raved about along with their everyday flats.  But the t-shirts are sure winners.  I am consistently hunting for the perfect white t-shirt.  Every summer there is need to replace the old dingy ones.  Everlane is the answer!  (all pics from Everlane)