I’m still getting over a cold, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make an attempt at looking my best (well, minus the red nose). I’ve recently been drawn to a lot of Japanese- style pieces, which means looser silhouettes and somewhat of a skill at tying and knotting belts is involved. Because these pieces aren’t so body-hugging, they are certainly comfortable, and a different form of body consciousness and confidence arises. It’s always a good exercise to try a new clothing silhouette, as its just a matter of time before it will happen in fashion anyways. Of course, it’s always crucial to work with your body type, but you’ll know (and feel) if it looks great; you’ll catch yourself smiling!
April 28, 2016
BB Dakota recently previewed its fall 2016 collection, packed with a bevy of feminine, lace-adorned dresses and ultra slouchy and cozy cardigans. For a brand that is known so well for its amazing outerwear, other pieces make just a big of an impact this coming season. The brand aims to create non-fussy clothing that is both comfortable and affordable, which it certainly does with the fall arrivals. Favorites include the Reyes dress, the Kimber skirt, and the Richelle sweater, which are all perfect for an idyllic fall day. The pieces are fashioned out of super soft fabrics, and since most are in neutral, earth tones, they’re also extremely versatile with your wardrobe.
The brand overall executes a very free-spirited look and mood, which assertively continues well into 2016. Make sure to keep a look out for the new fall collection in stores and online in the coming months, and click through the slideshow above to see more of our favorite pieces.
BB Dakota garments are available online at Shopbop, Urban Outfitters, Lulu’s, and Nasty Gal, and in select stores nationwide. Most products are priced at under $100, and you can find more information on BB Dakota products online at bbdakota.com.
April 5, 2016
Wowee! What a deal! Now through April 7th, at 11:59PM PT, you can receive 25% off your order at Shopbop, including BOTH sale and regularly-priced merch via code “INTHEFAM”! What will you get? Maybe it would be easier to list what you won’t get… At the top of my list you’ll find some jewelry alongside a new pair of sunglasses and flip-flops. Speaking of warmer weather items, you can also shop the product collage below for some weekend getaway inspiration for this spring/summer weather. Happy shopping!! Note: brand and style exclusions apply; you can shop EastDane.com for the same offer through April 9th.
March 7, 2016
The subject of this post is a line from David Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” which, I don’t recall hearing at New York Fashion Week, but did take in a lot of other Bowie tunes. The runway was rife with homages to the incredibly talented artist, in both music and design, both mourning and celebrating his most recognized hits and iconic looks. As a Bowie fan myself, I appreciated the reminder of how great he was in making people happy, making people feel something, doing something not done before, along with creating something that happened to easily stand the test of time. And in thinking about it in the framing of New York Fashion Week, isn’t that what good design should also evoke in us?
Fashion week, from one season to another tends to be a big blur for me, as one solid mass of sameness, with a few gems that stand out in my memory and emotional reaction. I strive to create a personal style look for myself that feels original and not dated, and am hopeful to maintain a feeling about fashion that constantly reminds me of why I work so hard to be a part of it. I can’t help but defer to these all stars of the industry, aka the designers that show as fashion week, for inspiration, and I know it has to be a challenge to create greatness time after time (shoot, even Bowie wrote some flops), but I think as customers we’ve come to settle for mediocrity in design and quality.
Remember that you vote with your dollar, so cast that vote into a sartorial candidate that you believe in (sorry- can’t help but seep in a political analogy in this election year). Eventually, it can’t help but begin to shift the landscape of fashion into a direction that you’d like to see more and more of in the near future. The pieces that I’m wearing in this look, for me, embody that ideal, at least in this place and time. I could also be going to work, at a wedding, or to a fashion show today, or in the year 2020, and isn’t that an ultimate win when it comes to clothes and accessories?
In This Look:
Loren Hope Earrings (gift)
Baublebar Cuff Bracelet (gift)
Ray-Ban Wayfarers (gift)