Thursday, January 20th, 2011...6:13 pm
Variations on a uniform
Vintage Western shirt from SF’s Mission Buffalo Exchange; whistle necklace by Nous Savons, purchased at Renegade Austin; jeans by AG, purchased at Austin’s By George; boots by Steve Madden, purchased with a special that benefitted breast cancer survivors.
L: Jacket by Beulah, from Standard; vintage shirt from Wild Man Vintage; horseshoe necklace by Early Jewelry; beaded necklace by Alyson Fox, from Austin’s bows + arrows; clutch by Hobo, a gift from my in-laws; jeans by James, from Hemline; boots by Steve Madden. R: Tee by yours truly!; necklace by Noble Town Vintage, from Blonde Grizzly via Storenvy; leggings by American Apparel; sandals from Buffalo Exchange.
Hat purchased at OKC’s Collected Thread as a gift from Christiane; horseshoe necklace by Early Jewelry; vintage Western shirt purchased at KC’s Broadway Antiques via Wild Man Vintage; jeans by Blank, purchased at Hemline; boots by Minnetonka.
L: Vintage button-down from Afterlife; shorts from a clothing exchange, by Limited; boots by Minnetonka. R: Faux leather jacket by Beulah, from KC’s Standard; scarf a gift from my mom; organic v-neck tee courtesy of Spun; whistle necklace by Nous Savons; jeans by James Jeans, from KC’s Hemline; fringe sandals from Buffalo Exchange, by Express.
If I were to start sharing my outfits here, this is about what they’d look like. What do you think?
(I must admit, I feel so gratuitous. But, I’d like to share more of my own closet with you — to show you how I buy conscientiously myself, but also so we can be better friends!)
I’m definitely a “uniform” girl. I like to get a lot of mileage out of the things I buy, and I try not to buy a lot. My dollar vote supports a lot of vintage, plus independent boutiques all over, and as many indie designers as I can afford. (Which is to say, not as many as I’d prefer — but jewelry makes a good start!) I don’t splurge a lot, but when I do it’s on things I’ll wear constantly, like denim. I do write about things like Clare Vivier’s $320 La Tropiezienne tote, but no, I’m not in that tax bracket!
Speaking of becoming better friends, I need to stay in touch better. I haven’t been writing here much this month — Jon and I have officially planted roots in SF by moving into a new place (hooray!), and he and I have been working toward a big Storenvy announcement that I’ll be sharing soon. But I’ve been thinking a lot about Fashion Loves People and how I can make it as useful as possible. I’ll be asking you more about that in a post soon!
In the meantime, I’m in Salt Lake City right now for Alt Summit, a design blogger conference filled with most, if not all, of my favorite online curators. Then Saturday I head to Park City for a day of Sundance — hooray for this trip! (But especially, hooray for having a Storenvy conference budget!)