Fashion

8
Dec
2014

Sundays are For…

…Bloody Marys, rescue dogs, messy hair and no makeup!

 

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(Shown:  Waxed cotton parka, available HERE // “Thor” baseball tee from Target // Similar skirt HERE )

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One of my best friends, Kellie, had always tolerated dogs for as long as I’ve known her. Didn’t love them, but wasn’t one of those frightening people who hated them, either. She took my obsession with my animals in stride– viewing it, I think, as slightly eccentric yet endearing behavior.

Then one day, when Kellie was feeling particularly vulnerable (Yep. That’s when they getcha.), the face of a little dachshund- chihuahua mix popped up on her Facebook feed. An acquaintance of Kellie’s had found an injured, flea and heartworm-ridden little guy on the streets and couldn’t keep him.  Kel felt inexplicably drawn to the dog, and, somewhat mystified by her own actions, drove straight to meet him. When she arrived, the quivering pup (now lovingly referred to as “Charlie”)– who was scared to make eye contact with anyone else– went straight into Kellie’s arms. It was love.

Kellie did her due diligence, taking Charlie to the vet and posting “Found Dog” flyers around the area where he was found… But after 2 weeks, she was officially Charlie’s, and Charlie was officially hers.  She still is unsure of what spurred such a change in her; to want and love and care for this dog so deeply.  All she knows, two months later,  is that Charlie has redefined what unconditional love and being a best friend means to her, and that she can’t picture her life without him in it.

AWWWWWWW.

6
Dec
2014

Salty Dog on the Rocks, Please

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99% of the time, drinking with my dogs involves a cold Dos Equis while wearing a t-shirt from 2005 with some sweatpants (bra? what bra??), hazelnut butter with a spoon, and Netflix.  But occasionally, the stars align and my friends love me enough to plan a fun night out at a dog-friendly establishment.  Time for a wardrobe change!   My Great Dane babies, Gia and Buster, help me get ready for our fun Friday night out.  **To find dog-friendly bars and restaurants in your ‘hood, click HERE

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**shag vest was made in the USA, which is the best way to ensure that your faux is FAUX REAL

4
Dec
2014

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

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There is something to be said for a woman of mystery… And there is something to be said for the girl who puts it allll out there.  If you AREN’T a vicious, kale-eating dinosaur (we are rare but special creatures), I have other lounge-y tops for you that will surely get your message across:

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 ain’t no wifey // material girl // Brooklyn goes hard // i heart Jon Stewart // “but first….” //  coffee animals naps 

My KALE tank is available here; 10% of proceeds go to non-profits.

30
Nov
2014

On the Fringe

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Likes:  Sundays, Veggie Tacos, Bloody Marys.  Dislikes:  Having to wait 20 minutes outside for a table, and… yep, that is all.  Come on… I’m in Texas, not New York!  Good thing I have all of my essentials on hand in my fringed, vegan leather “Crazyheart” tote by Urban Originals.

Fringed bag: Free People, available here

Sweater: cropped in the back, 100% cotton from LF

Striped Long Sleeved T-shirt: Vince

Jeans: Paige denim, available here

28
Nov
2014

Wear the Rainbow

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I love holographic accents, but all too often they are made out of leather.  Have no fear, you can now shine like a diamond (see what i did there?) in these cruelty-free options.

Side note: I know that Rihanna, like most other stars, sometimes dons fur.  The sad truth, though, is while fur often elicits a more emotional response than leather/cashmere/down/wool/etc., they are simply different manifestations of the same unethical process.  And let’s face it:  the vast majority of celebs don’t necessarily adhere to the rules of ethical fashion.  So any time I may feature a person’s style/outfit as inspiration, it does not mean that I support every aspect of their lifestyle; it simply means that I think they look great, and that you can have the look as well while remaining compassionate. Cool? Cool.  XOX

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Heels: 100% PU, available here

Holographic nail polish: cruelty-free, available here

Backpack: comes in both leather and vegan leather, available here (also has eco-friendly holographic pouches/clutches and shoes)

22
Nov
2014

Going Cyko

Last night I made my way through the rain to attend a “compassionate shopping” event hosted by CykoChik, the brainchild of eco-friendly and vegan handbag designer Nikki Duong Koenig.  Chik’s Night Out was super fun– but then, I am biased since vegan food+ cocktails+ a great DJ+ local artists displaying their work is basically the perfect night for me.  Nikki was super inspiring to chat with as well; she left her corporate marketing job to pursue full-time her true passion of design in the sustainable fashion arena.  It’s a brave thing to do, to follow your dream so fearlessly, and she fully deserves the success she’s garnered.

Wristlet wallet: Vegan leather, available here.

Top: Helmut Lang from Barneys New York.

Lamé skirt and Levi’s flannel: Vintage

Lips: Cruelty-free brand OCC Lip Tar in the color “Hoochie,” available here.

20
Nov
2014

The Rad Hatter

Finding hats sans wool is not always an easy feat.  Luckily, California boutique Planet Blue has got you(r head) covered with their “Buenos Aires” option by Lovely Bird (100% felt), available here.   Dress: Anthropology, available here, made in the USA.  Wedges: vegan leather by Sydney Brown, available here.