Something Short For Summer

Vince Easy breezy shorts for summer.  I love the idea of shorts but they must hit the sweet spot length.  The hunt is over with Vince’s pleat front cotton shorts. They look crisp yet read casual and hit mid thigh.  You can choose from three neutral tones.  Keep your look relaxed during the day by pairing these with your favorite tee.  For an evening look, add a loose-fitting blazer along with some fun earrings.  A woven pair of sandals or sneakers to complete the look.  (I am anxiously awaiting for these shorts to hit sale!)

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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.

Wrap It Up!

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Any excuse to not give much effort to your hair.  Summer gives you permission to be free from the blow dryer.  Summer temps, humidity, and sunblock create a no win situation for most women.  So forget about it!  Try getting creative with bandanas and turban inspired hair pieces.  They will do the trick.  They are fun options and effortless in comparison to the alternative.  Check out the following for inspiration: JCrew, Anthropologie, Madewell, and for the price of a fancy frock check out Hermes!!

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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lemlem

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

Stay Shaded And Chic with Lola Hats

Always hunting for stylish hats that are functional, fun, and chic.  An important accessory that shouldn’t be overlooked especially in the summer.  In fact, a well designed hat can transform your basic outfit instantly.  So besides sunscreen and eyewear, you can add sun hats to the top of your list for summer day essentials.

Lola Ehrlich is a former ballerina with Dutch and French roots and also the designer behind Lola Hats.  She is delivering hats this summer for all ladies to take a second look at!  They are charming, sweet, and embellished with just enough detail to make them unique and timeless.  Each handcrafted hat is pressed on vintage or custom designed blocks then steamed.  All trims are sewn on by hand.  Every detail has been considered without sacrificing quality or style.  Lola Hats have graced magazine covers and are admired by many including isostilo.  Take a peek for yourselves online.  Lola Hats is based in Brooklyn, New York.  One word that comes to mind when I see these straw or felt hats is  BEAUTIFUL!

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Lola Hats

Lola Hats

Lola Hats

Lola Hats

Lola Hats

Lola Hats

Lola Hats

All pics are from Lola Hats.  Inspiration for your perfect summer hat!