Entries Tagged as 'The Good Life'

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

What a trip!

Jon and I had never been to Europe + The baby comes in October = Vacation time! From August 10-26, we visited London, Dublin, Paris and Florence. It was the trip of a lifetime! (Though hopefully we’ll have many more!) One of my favorite parts was the fact that we’re 28 and 30 years old and [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Lemlem scarves

Have you seen Lemlem? Supermodel Liya Kebede (click here for a face shot — you’ll recognize her from runways and J.Crew campaigns) founded the brand in 2007 to create a new market for the work of traditional weavers in her home country of Ethiopia. Pretty awesome. They go for $75 and up and are available [...]

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Nau’s Down Stole

Some of you might remember my love for Nau. Since many of their pieces are so sporty, I haven’t featured them in a while, but isn’t this new Down Stole beautiful? Nau’s ethics are absolutely unwavering. In this piece, the face fabric and lining are made from 100% recycled polyester, and the 850-fill goose down fill [...]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

T by Alexander Wang’s V Cut Bra: The ultimate summer layering piece

Earlier this summer while browsing the racks at Buy Definition with Grechen, I saw several underwear styles in the T by Alexander Wang line and thought, “Huh?” I didn’t understand them, but I didn’t think too much about them, either. But since then I’ve seen Esti Choi, the adorable and discerning owner of Buy Definition, [...]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The super-awesome inspiration of Samantha Pleet

Have you seen Samantha Pleet’s Sun Suit? Incredible. Available now at Beklina. And for a look at where its inspiration came from, Susie Bubble got to visit Samantha’s studio in Brooklyn recently and posted lots of pics. I think the two of us would be very kindred spirits! The pops of vintage red… Quirky with a [...]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ecouterre Launched Today

I’ve been a reader of Inhabitat for a few years now, soaking in their coverage of green architecture and consumables. They’ve always covered eco fashion to some degree, but as of today, they’re launching a new blog devoted entirely to it: Ecouterre! It’s about time… I’ve always really enjoyed Inhabitat’s fashion coverage (yes, even from [...]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

FLP Getups: You Jetsetter, You

Vintage dress from The Way We Wore Moschino mini dress, hand-picked in LA Price upon request Recycled leather bag by Novella Royale Made from vintage leather jackets, with organic cotton lining Ships in recycled vintage fabric dust bag Handmade in Los Angeles $584 Vintage riding boots from santokivintage on Etsy Brown Italian leather riding boots [...]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

FLP Getups: A New Pair Every Day

Top by Stewart+Brown: Picnic Blouse 100% Organic Tissue Cotton Woven Ethically made in the U.S. $208 Shorts by Stewart+Brown: Hemp Silk Village Short 60% Hemp, 40% Silk Ethically made in the U.S. $198 Shoes by Mohop: High Walnut Platform Sandal The “infinity sandal” — ribbons can be laced through rubber loops in a zillion ways [...]

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Shweek, Day 7: Loeffler Randall

Loeffler Randall Simone; Eloise, $501 (sale); and Mabel, $419 (sale). While Loeffler Randall isn’t a brand that necessarily touts its social responsibility, I add it to the list for the same reason that it’s made the ranks of a handful of eco boutiques: These shoes are brilliantly designed and crafted. The overall classic aesthetic, made [...]

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Shoe Week, Day 5: Coclico

Coclico Nuance, $320. Yes, Coclico again! I must admit, I usually shy away from suede for its less hardy nature, but the suede on this shoe makes it feel aMAzing on the foot. (And it’s a blue suede shoe!) Since the first time I wrote about this brand, it has added a Sustainability page to [...]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Shoe Week, Day 3: Manimal

Manimal Ribcage Flat and Double Fringe Bootie, $180-$200. I was introduced to this brand through the most excellent earrings I’ve ever owned, and its hallmark moccasin designs are no disappointment whatsoever. I love the double-fringe high top and am excited about the new two-tone option (bottom right in the image). Each piece is handmade by [...]

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Shoe Week, Day 2: Olsen Haus

Olsen Haus Charm, $225. All Olsen Haus shoes are vegan. “The livestock/leather industry is the largest contributor to global warming, land devastation, environmental pollution, usage of valuable natural resources and water supply contamination. … From start to finish, the amount of energy required to create a leather hide is 20 times greater than the production [...]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Shoe Week, Day 1: Corso Como

Several weeks ago, I started a conversation about shoes that are both socially responsible and stylish. Amber commented, “there aren’t a lot of eco-friendly cute shoes,” and Grechen was inspired to make an awesome list of Eco-Friendly Shoes Around $50 (That Aren’t Ugly). (Marais, Melissa and TOMS are all on the list, so be sure [...]

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Chicago Designer Sale at Pivot

Frei Pillow Top Tunic, $255 (formerly $364!), at Pivot Boutique. Through May 31, all Chicago designers at Pivot Boutique in Chicago are 30% off. Deals on Lara Miller, Elise Bergman, Sunia and Frei Designs are available online, and more in store. All are made right in Chicago! Good stuff. Via Green Grechen.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

25% Off at Habitat Shoes This Weekend

A few nights ago, I fell asleep with two things running through my head: Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing and a pair of Chie Mihara shoes I have my eye on. (They work on you like that.) This weekend, Chies will be more attainable than usual at the Habitat Shoes Spring Shopping Party — online, get 25% [...]

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Copenhagen Cycle Chic

In their own words: “Streetstyle & Bike Advocacy from the World’s Cycling Capital.” As described by The Guardian: “The Sartorialist on two wheels.” This blog makes my heart smile! In heels! New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve. Sweet!

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Art of Church & State

Eye candy time, brought to you by Church & State. Alaska blouse, Connecticut shorts North Dakota dress Nebraska jumpsuit Delaware dress Oregon dress C&S is designed by a ridiculously adorable and talented Portland couple, Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk — read all about them at Portland’s Ultra. The duo used to sew all pieces themselves [...]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Project Runway notes

While I’m sitting at my desk looking forward to Project Runway tonight, I wanted to throw this up if you hadn’t seen it — Leanne’s winning design from two weeks ago is available on the Diane Von Furstenburg website. It’s beautiful! And I don’t know about the specifics of this dress, but DVF does have [...]

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Reduce your carbon footprint: Buy box wine

Quoting The New York Times via Daring Fireball: “Switching to wine in a box for the 97 percent of wines that are made to be consumed within a year would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about two million tons, or the equivalent of retiring 400,000 cars.” I’m convinced… and it didn’t take me long to [...]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Behind Beklina

To know hot green fashion is to know the fantastic online boutique Beklina. July is self-proclaimed Eco-Month at Grechen’s Closet, featuring green fashion content, and a sweet interview with Beklina founder Angelina made the list. Check it out (as well as the rest of Eco-Month), and enjoy these FLP Editor’s Picks — including Grechen’s 25% [...]