Friends, the glints from the silver beads on this sweater drew me in, and I am so in love with it! How unexpected are those beads? The contrast of the traditional, fine-knit cable sweater (in hard white!) with the edginess of the silver beading is awesome! I just can’t get enough of it! It’s all sassy and “Oh, were you expecting pearls on your cable-knit?” This is jean-jacket-over-a-pencil-skirt but in sweater form.
Having the beads clustered densley together in those two rows on the front gives it a bit of an industrial vibe (and, let’s be honest, Talus Dome vibes!).
And look how adorable and nestled in the cables these ones are on the sleeves!
We saw these in the backroom last week! They are so much prettier (and brand new!) than I was expecting. I’m totally into patent leather these days, friends, so I love the shiny maroon here. But the real drama is in the shape and that incredible bow!
I’m not even kidding, friends: what are the chances that we would get one handmade wool coat and the two weeks later get another one?!?! I just cannot believe it, friends! I might even possibly have been speechless (me! Speechless!) when I saw this one, and also may have peed my pants a bit (sadly, this is less surprising).
NOw, I strongly suspected that grey beauty from last time was handmade, but I wasn’t 100% certain. But with this one we have PROOF! (I still wish we knew more. You might not know this about me, friends, but sometimes I can be intense , and I think it is entirely acceptable to want a biography of the maker and a detailed explanation of the process on all handmade goods!)
This one is trimmed with fur. Do we love those pompoms OR WHAT?!
And lovely flower embroidery!
Just like the last coat we had a few weeks ago, the lining is gorgeous, mint condition, friends, I don’t think this one has ever been worn either!
If a long, peacock blue, fur-trimmed coat isn’t for you, then maybe you’d like…a cape! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Friends, I love me anything cape-like or cape-adjacent! I tried this one on for you and pranced around the store a bit, and I was fabulous!
Sigh. Friends, with all the cool purses flowing into the shop these days, I don’t know how much longer I can resist (I’m still on the no-more-purses diet!). Especially when they are satchel-like or satchel-adjacent, like this one. It’s a Roots bag, which I felt immediately clicked with that rugged, pebbled leather. Yes, this one has top handle (sigh), and it’s big enough to fit a mom-wallet and a knitting project (sigggghhhhhhhh)…
……..and it has little feet! (S.I.G.H)
Look what I found in the mens section! This wool sweater is from Scotland, where it was manufactured at the Balmoral Mill. The Balmoral Mill has been independently and locally family-owned for five generations! This is the kind of story I like to hear!
All the sweaters are made on-site with pride! So happy to have one in the shop!
Lovingly handmade from reclaimed fabrics in Vancouver by K. Brower, I think this fits with my vintage-curtain phase (possibly was vintage curtains!).
I loved it even before I saw this special tag! Proof that a real human took the time do make this!
There is an industrial-looking double-slider on the back…..
….so you can style it unzipped from the top….
….or the bottom!
Tiny cat earrings! I mean, pfffffffttttt, you know?
I am super into sequins these days, friends! (All things sequin-like or sequin-adjacent!) I love this type of sophisticated dusty-rose/soft beige colour, and the smattering of different sized sequins totally brightens it up (so no risk of looking washed-out)!
In our house we refer to RW & Co as “Rod West and company”. (That’s my spouse! I KNOW HIM!) Haha! It’s the little things, friends.
This top is linen, and check out the tiny ruffles at the shoulder!
And then THIS! amiright?
It’s not often that we find a women’s Wrangler shirt:
Check out the cool horseshoes on the buttons! So cute!
And horseshoes are our thing now! Have you noticed them on the panels Denise designed for us?
I totally did not get the vision when it was first presented, but now I’m so happy to have such great custom touches in the shop! (Have you seen the new shop yet?)
An easy bird dress!
Want a peek at the backroom? Hello, Matt & Nat!
It’s a work in progress at the new shop, but we finally got this piece (also designed by Denise) installed!
From Denise’s sketchbook (she’s so cool!):
This week I will be in the shop all day Friday and Saturday. Come check out the red horseshoe panel for yourself, and then let’s discuss our thoughts on sequins, aging and how to spell the word “adjacent”!