Holiday Weekend Is Here

A long summer weekend so make the most it! Keep it simple, keep easy, and pack light. Hit your local farmers market early for fresh summer produce and spend all your time outside. Nothing says summer like celebrating with a BBQ, a slice of Flag Cake, and a scoop of homemade Italian Ice perhaps with a side of beach. Enjoy!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Links to all the above: Smitten Kitchen, Food 52, Net-A-Porter (for the apparel), L.L.Bean (for the tote)

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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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)