Fall is nearly upon us and it has been unusually hot for this time of year. Last week, it was close to 100 degrees for a couple of days and we were forced to live inside enjoying the comfort of A/C. The fall collections, magazines, and stores have been such a tease that I can’t help but wish for rain! Eventually I’ll back into leggings, sweaters and jackets… but for now, I’ll be sticking to my favorite classic cut-offs and light-weight fabrics.
There is something so feminine and classic about lace. I have always loved the beauty and intricacy of the material, so much that I wore a gown made of the finest French Chantilly Lace for our wedding. When I came across this little dress at Swirl Boutique, I was immediately drawn to the uniqueness of the mustard embroidery details, as well as the scallop hem and bell sleeves. It’s the ideal summer dress, and turned out to be a charming ensemble for a casual evening event with the girls.
My collection of denim is slim to none these days. Ever since having kids, I haven’t enjoyed squeezing myself into constricting jeans; so I typically stick with leggings (thank god they have stayed around for so long). That was the case until I was introduced to Reuse Jeans at an event a couple of weeks back. I was immediately drawn to the bright colors, and after being encouraged to try them on I fell in love. The fit is amazing, and I just love the soft hand of the fabric.
I had an opportunity to chat with one of their reps, and I learned that Reuse Jeans are eco-friendly and made of 80% recycled denim! I have a background in denim design and had no idea how much waste production creates in addition to the impact it’s had on our environment. At Reuse they take pre-consumer waste as it’s raw material and run it through a shredding machine, which is then be spun into yarn. Not only can you sport fun colored skinnies with an excellent fit, but you can also reduce your carbon footprint while doing so!