Friday, October 31, 2014

Just wanted to wish everyone a....

Sugar and Cloth

happy halloween!!!
(thank god it's on a friday this year, am i right ladies?)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Everybody's Throwin' It Back ::: Clogs

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Speaking of the Netherlands, let's talk clogs.  The oldest surviving clogs date all the way back to 1230 in Amsterdam. What a crazy sounding year! All I know about 1230 is that when my watch says 1230 I'm halfway through my work day, and it's glorious.  Although traditionally wooden clogs were primarily worn by poor laborious workers to keep their feet safe, they seem to have ironically found their way into upper-crust American style.

In the early 2000's Birkenstock (closed toe) clogs were all the rage.  As a high schooler I went through half a dozen pairs, dark brown was my go-to shade.  It was the shoe of the moment and if you didn't sport a pair you were way un-cool.  In the past year open toed Birkenstocks have found their way onto the pages of high end fashion spreads, on the shelves of popular stores, such as Madewell, and on the feet of every hip chick on the streets of NYC.

Today, an even more clog-like clog is popping everywhere, the classic Dansko.  Julia Roberts is one of the first to sport the new trend:

Photo via Daily Mail UK

Photo via New York Magazine

Photo via Daily Mail UK

Look at Julie go!  Whether she's simply strutting in her Danskos, running errands in her Danskos or picking up her kids in her Danskos, Julia looks hip and functional.  Maybe part of that has to do with her being Julia Roberts and all but if you ask me those shoes add some flavor to this beautiful mama. Besides,  I have a coworker (who is not Julia Roberts) that constantly sports her shiny black Danskos and every time I look at them I wonder if I would look as cool in the clunky clogs.

If this type of clog is too much for you but you still like the idea, you are in luck.  Sweedish Hasbeens offer the same amount of comfort that comes from a clog but in a slightly more universal style.  Who better to represent the possibilities of clogs then fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker:

Photo via Huffington Post

Photo via Daily Mail UK


Another beautiful soon-to-be mama rocking some hip yet functional clogs, Rachel Bilson.


Rachel Bilson. Bestofthislife.com


So, how clog-y can you go?

--Allie





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ladies We Adore ::: Pernille Teisbaek Edition





This is the first edition of Ladies We Adore!  Where we pick an inspiration and gloat about how much we just...adore. From Stylists, to Congresswoman to Actresses and Peers, this will be a series where we celebrate all women.

This week, I can’t help but drool over Pernille Teisbaek.  A Denmark based blogger, who has previously worked as the fashion director for the danish magazines WOMAN and ALT for Damerne.

These days, she is working full-time as a freelance stylist, blogger and fashion expert at Denmarks largest TV-network TV Go’morn DK.

Pernille’s clean silhouettes are always met with special details.  I also can’t help but love the way she compliments simple lines with a neutral color palette.

But, what really attracts the ordinary girl to Pernille's style is her collection of accessible basics (unfortunately for us, not at the same price point, i'd die for her Isabel Marant and Acne pieces) outfitted together in a delightful and fresh way.

Pernille’s blog reads as a letter to friends, posting both outfit inspiration, product reviews and “On My Mind” curated items currently in stores. Both high end and low. It also doesn’t hurt that one of her BFFs is fellow danish designer/blogger Anine Bing. The two run the Danish Fashion Forum (think WhoWhatWear.com) TheYouWay.com with Sofi Fahrman. Check her out at LookdePernille.com!

-Stephanie









With Fellow Blogger and "Bestie" Camille



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Why We Work

Travel Agent at Desk by Constantin Alajalov

When you spend more time at your desk and with coworkers than on your couch and with friends, it can get depressing.  But with g-chat and blogs as our savior, filled with dreams and reminders of why we work hard for that money, we can get through the day.  Dreams of Balenciaga and beaches in Turks and Caicos make us push onward.  Here we will keep little pieces of our inspiration for fellow ladies on duty.