I’m here for the patterns and geekery this week, friends!
Now, is there a lot happening with this romper? Yes. Is it awesome though? Um, YES. I can not wait to see this on a human, friends! There are alot of elements coming together here; I even like it hanging on the hanger (usually rompers look slouchy on a hanger and you don’t get an idea of the design)!
Did you notice the lace cut-outs on the shoulders?
Plus bishop sleeve AND 2 *sparkly* buttons on the barrel cuff! Sure, why not.
Of course I’m just here for the ginormous floral pattern! You would think that a pattern this bold and busy would be better suited to a more simple design, but for some reason (maybe the material?) it just works on this one!
Weeeeeeee! This shirt just makes me happy! The tiered circle sleeves and high v signal Grown-Up-Shirt-With-a-bit-of-Whimsy. I’m serious, I think you could wear this with a pencil skirt, toss a blazer over it and you could totally pass as an adult!
I’m just here for the citrus! Is it just me, or is there a slight vintage feel in the illustration?
Arg, friends, I will remain calm when discussing this skirt, even though I love it so much that my eyes are tearing up and my nose is running a bit but the kleenex box only has one kleenex left in it and grabbing that last kleenex means that either the whole box might lift up and then I’ll have to shake it a bit to get the tissue loose, or the kleenex might slide back down into the box and I’ll have to put my hand in through the plastic thing and neither of these options are great because I am that lazy. Did I mention I LOVE THIS SKIRT SO MUCH! Sniff. Also, it has pockets.
I’m just here for the delftware pattern! I loooooooooove this so much!
Hey, you could also wear this one with a pencil skirt and blazer!
Check out how the collar looks like a basic overhand knot, but it’s actually part of the shirt construction! So fascinating! I’ve never seen something like this!
I’m just here for the, um, terrace, Chanel dress and 2 poodles!
Open toe booties!
The thicker slingback and chunky heel work for the edgy look….
….plus a bit of an industrial vibe with the single zipper!
I spent a long time trying to get this Workhall top straight on the hanger before realizing that the dip in the front is actually supposed to be off-center! (Trust me. Stare at it a bit longer. A bit loooooonger. Just a tiiiiiiiiiny bit longer. Do you see?) And then, of course, I loved it so much more!
White with a loose weave so it’s a perfect summer top. Plus, cute keyhole in the back!
OK, you know how I totally love things that are a bit awkward and weird? These Anthropologie pants are all those things! Like, they’re a bit awkwardly large with not alot of shaping, and then, of course, there are the pom-poms! POM-POM PANTS, FRIENDS! These pants are the best thing ever!
I’m just here for the pom-poms! POM-POMS!!!!!!
OK, a quick pallet cleanse with this lovely minimalist top from our departed faves Noul.
You could wear that top with this gorgeous wooden cuff! (You could also wear this cuff with the pom-pom pants! POM-POMS!) Kidding aside, I do love the artsy, sculptural feel of this cuff, and how the grain shows through the aubergine stain. (Sadly no origin tags, because this one might be hand-made.)
Settle in and do a few kegels (it’s important!), because we are going to explore this awesome sundress together! I fear for this one, friends, because at first glance it looks like there is nothing too it, and people might just breeze past it without discovering how cool it is!
I first grabbed it because it felt hand-made. Then I looked closely at it. These green flowers are batiked into the textile! And friends, you know how I love batiking! So each of those flowers was hand-dyed, and then embroidered with a chain stitch!
Things get a bit weird for me here, friends, because these stitches are so even and perfect that maybe they are machine-stitched and not done by hand? Or maybe it’s only my attempts at embroidery that are all loose and sloppy? Haha. Here is the backside of the embroidery (what do we think? Done by hand?) :
And while we are at it, here’s a close up of the underside of the batiking; love that saturation!
Here’s the Everlane shirt I mentioned a few weeks ago! Everlane is one of those magical fashion-blog-unicorns (like the Cambridge Satchel!) to me; they’re all over the blogosphere, but I’ve never seen them in real life. Even my favourite knitting blog talks about Everlane all the time. But this is all fine. This brand is so committed to ethical fashion that they tell you exactly how much each garment costs to produce (including materials and transport). I LOVE having these costs identified and demystified, because I am always side-eyeballing the cost of clothing in real stores and hoping the maths can somehow add up to a fair, living wage for the real human being who made them. So anyways, this shirt was made by a real human being who was paid a fair, living wage, and then purchased by a human being who thinks about sustainable fashion but, for whatever reason, didn’t wear this shirt as often as expected, and now it can be yours!
Friends, these pants are Loft 82 AND they still have their tags on AND now they are on for 50% off!
We are further along in the wall fixing than I thought we would be! Patched and ready for sanding!
So guess what, friends? I’ll be in the shop all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday! That’s loads of time for you to come by for a chat! Modified hours for Thursday and Friday are 10-5 because something about having to spend time with my kids or something, I don’t know. But stop by on any (or all!) of those days and we can discuss the history of delftware, examin that batik dress together and you try the romper on!