When it comes to my wardrobe I try to be as organized as possible. All my hangers match and my closet is color coordinated. It is borderline obsessive compulsive, but my view is that the more organized your clothes the more visible they are, thus the more stylish you are. One area of my fashion life that I can't keep organized,on the other hand, is my jewelry. No matter how hard I try my jewelry will forever end up a jumbled mess. See for yourself:
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I recently came back from a trip to Montana(Whitefish to be exact). Naturally, trips for me involve a substantial amount of time reserved for shopping. I was at a loss. Whitefish is typically known for skiing, hiking, biking and basically any other outdoor activity known to man. While I am no stranger to being physically active, when I am on vacation the last thing I envision is waking up at 9:00 a.m. to bicycle up a mountain. But, this particular location was not my choice so I had to get creative and make the best out of the situation. Luckily for me I was not alone in my quest for retail therapy, my mom (who taught me the fine art of shopping) was by my side. We ventured into the small town of Whitefish expecting to find stores that catered mainly to burly outdoorsmen. To our surprise what we found was a quaint little village of boutiques filled with handmade clothes and jewelry. I kicked myself for being such a skeptic, because what this town really showed me was that I depend far to much on mass marketed stores like Forever21, Urbanoutfitters, and American Apparel to fill my closet. Don't get me wrong, I love these stores and a large portion of my wardrobe consists of clothing from them. But these little stores made me realize that my wardrobe lacked special, one of a kind items that someone put time and effort into creating, essentially for me. Here is a photo (not a good one, I apologize) of my favorite acquisition! It is a handmade Hamsa bracelet (which I am told, will protect me from "the evil eye) and there are only two of them in the whole world.
Posted by Arielle. at 2:03 PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So, I think I have said my piece about how much I love Target but I feel the need to brag about my latest find. First, let it be known that I live in Canada, therefore Target is a rare treat for me that I get to indulge in 3-4 times a year max. So, when I go I will be the first to admit it, I get giddy. So there I was in Target, a little disappointed that there was no "featured designer" when I stumbled upon these amazing little pouches. I learned that a couple named Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung had collaborated with designers and artists that inspired them and that they loved and they created these purses, laptop cases, key chains, tote bags and of course my adorable little pouches. What is even better is that I got all three of these little satchels for $14.99! I can use one for credit cards etc, one as a pencil case and one as a makeup case. Oh the possibilities!
Posted by Arielle. at 6:06 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Now, I am not sure if I am totally off-base but my new must have for this fall has become motorcycle boots. Last year, I was all about finding the perfect pair of brown riding boots with the buckles in the right spot. I have totally shifted gears (pun intended) and I am trading in my pristine riding boots for bad ass clunky motorcycle boots. There is something about the rugged look of them with a nice pair of skinny jeans or "jeggings". I recently went to Target where I found the pair I will be wearing for the next 5 months.
Posted by Arielle. at 11:19 PM