My good friends at Amour Vert are hosting yours truly for a book signing for Wear No Evil this Saturday (July 26, 2014) from 12- 3pm PST. If you are in the Bay Area, I hope you will stop by and say hello and check out the eco chic offerings from one of my favorite brands.
Is there anything better than an easy, stylish jumpsuit? How about a couple of separates that look like a jumpsuit (it makes visits to the restroom much more convenient- believe me). I was lucky enough to sport this two piece 'jumpsuit' by the talented Daniel Silverstein (whose label is made in the garment district of NYC using a zero waste design method) on a hot summer day in New York City.
Lightweight and flowy, I felt like a an autumn leaf swept along the sidewalks by the breeze. If you have yet to try the wide-leg-high-waisted trend, I can't recommend it enough. Such a great summer staple! Pair with a matching top or a contrasting color for a bit of color-blocking.
Ahh summer. A relaxed time of year when (with the right pieces) you can 'grab and go' and be ready for an afternoon in the park, a stop by to a friend's bbq party, or even a poolside cocktail. Here are the five key pieces to make your summer living (or traveling!) effortlessly chic.
MADE IN AFRICA TOTE, Sass & Bide, $140. This standout shopper tote was handmade in Kenya as part of the United Nations ethical fashion program.
LEATHER WALLET, Cuyana, $120. Handmade in Argentina from soft pellet leather. This classic style delivers function and fashion for years to come.
CHAPEAU, Master & Muse with Patachacuti, $47.60. This eco-friendly hat, certified by the World Fair Trade Organization is made from straw with contrasting textile appliqués. Made by weavers and craftsman in Panama and Ecuador.
CASTA SANDAL, Kayu, $133.40. Natural leather sandals with toe ring & metal plate detail are perfect for a boho chic look. Upper leather & rubber sole.Handcrafted in Greece by third generation shoe makers.
STONE WASHED BLUE TOWEL, Hammam 34, $78. Spun from 100% organic cotton in a deep shade of indigo, the Stonewashed towel can be used as a scarf, sarong or a beach blanket. Hand woven in Turkey from 100% organic cotton.
I always consider myself a bit of a tomboy (because I like to fly fish, and I play golf and drink beer), but it turns out my summer go-to is an easy dress (that is, when I'm not sporting waders). I've actually had the pleasure of wearing two of the dresses featured here (the black and flower print one) and can't say enough about how wonderfully they wear. Pair with flat sandals or sneaker slip-ons for a laid back day look, or add some nude heel or flatforms with a cropped jacket for a night out. Done and done.
KNEE LENGTH DRESS, H Fredriksson, $379. This dress was ethically constructed with longevity and classic styling in mind.
GOLA STRIPED DRESS, LemLem, $225. This beautiful cotton-gauze blend dress was handmade by Ethiopian weavers.
SHORT PRINT DRESS, Svilu, $670. Ethically made in the USA using a digital printing process which reduces water waste. Made from silk.
LVX is a Latin word that translates to light. Light is the root of all color. Looks like the new definition for LVX is luxury, vegan, five-free nail polish in the hottest colors straight off the runway!
"We wanted to educate our customers on high fashion, runway, and color trends. What we created was a brand that was long lasting, chip resistant, five-free, cruelty-free, and vegan," says co-founder Branka Tomic. Mission accomplished. Check out the LVX summer collection for color inspiration and lust worthy digits.