blue + white: wednesday august 22

happy wednesday to you! today looks like it’s going to be a carbon copy of yesterday weather-wise, so i had to go with the airiest of all of my blue & white looks.

can you tell i love this shirt?? this close to my 10×10 and i’m already breaking it back out again. besides loving the pieces themselves, with the lone exception of my fitbit watch this outfit is entirely thrifted {via poshmark & ebay}, handmade, and found on etsy. it’s a win-win-win kind of day.

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wednesday july 25

more thunderstorms are on their way today, and i for one am quite excited about it. because thunderstorms mean it won’t get quite so hot, and i have an excuse to dream about fall.

anyway, i got a fantastic new necklace in the mail on monday, and i had to work it in today because it’s just fantastic.

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tuesday july 10

more hot, sweaty weather is coming our way today. think – mid 90s and not a cloud in sight.

at this point in the summer is when i usually say: forget it, i’m going to wear whatever i want because no matter what i wear, it’s going to be hot and sticky. today i went with something simple.

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this week’s best find: your own closet

 

as i was thinking about what i wanted to post for this week – brands, items, etc. – i realized that i didn’t have anything specific to post.

that’s not because there are no other brands out there, or no other fantastic finds to be had. there are plenty of brands out there we haven’t gotten to yet. really really great sustainable brands. and we will highlight them.

but today, as i sit here rejoicing that it’s fall {because if it’s september, it’s close enough, especially for a fall aficionado like myself}, for once i’m not going crazy thinking about all of the things i want to buy. i am thinking about the one or two things on my list right now, but not the huge list i used to have every time the change of seasons rolled around.

believe me, it has taken a loooooooong time to get here. and a lot of wasted money – ask my husband. but finally, finally, i’m looking at all of the clothes i have saying, “it’s too much” instead of “it’s not enough.”

so, as cheesy as it sounds – go shopping in your closet. pull out the items that you love, and find a couple of different ways to wear them. plus, regularly revisiting everything you have is a great way to make sure you don’t buy something else that’s eerily similar to what you already have in your closet.

or go on a shopping fast {i was always really bad at these, so i won’t judge you if you break it}. necessity is the mother of invention, and not allowing yourself anything new is a great way to appreciate what you already have. it’s also a great way to see if you actually have any holes in your wardrobe.

if you want help, call a friend and make it a party to go through and style your wardrobe. {or comment here if you’re local, and we’ll find a time to get together!}

have a great week!

xo

kate

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brand spotlight: CB tees

i came across this etsy shop on instagram, and fell completely in love with it. the owner, carly, lives in australia and her shop is full of upcycled clothing!

she takes clothes she finds at thrift stores, and embroiders them to make them something new.

this shop gets right at the heart of why i started this blog. one of the reasons is because there are too many clothes that are not made responsibly. the other is because we can do with far less than we do. there are so many clothes already in the world. there are so many clothes that end up in landfills every single year. and carly’s shop is a brilliant way to reuse and reinvent clothes that still have a lot of life left in them.

sassy pants from cbtees on etsy

my absolute favorites right now are these “sassy pants.” if they were my size i’d have a heckuva time not buying them.

she has inspired me to think further about upcycling. not just how can i reinvent things that are already in my own closet, but inspiring me to reconsider thrift stores from a whole new perspective.

itsCBTees shop on etsy

if you need something that’s new, but old, go have a look!

have a great day!

xo

kate

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this week’s best find: box cut pocket tee

everlane box-cut pocket tee

i love this shirt as much as i thought i would. and how much did i think i would?

i almost ordered it in 3 colors right from the get-go.

yes, really. three colors. even though i know that i don’t really need that much i still almost ordered three. and i’ll see if i wear it as much as i think i will. if i do, i’ll be adding the other two colors to my wishlist. they offer it in 10 colors. {ten!}

i’ve been hesitant to feature anything from everlane on here simply because i think most people have heard of them, and i’d like to showcase the lesser known brands so we all learn a little bit more about the options we have. but this one is too good to pass up.

this one is one of the softest and most comfortable shirts i own – right out of the package. and it fits like a dream. and is responsibly made. all for $16.

if you haven’t heard about everlane, definitely check them out! they have great basics and minimalist styles. and their entire business structure is all about transparency so they give you a breakdown of their costs for each garment.

happy thursday all!

xo

kate

 

 

 

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