Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Coveted Rant

OK, so I'm not the best fashion blogger in the world. In fact, sometimes I do things and forget (or am too lazy) to "cover" them. It happens.

Long story short, one fashion week I was able to go to the IFB Evolving Influence panel discussion, and it was amazing. All of the heavy hitters were on the panel, and I learned a lot of technical marketing type stuff if I really wanted to 'monetize' my blog. This is certainly not my full time job, so I just absorbed everything and took notes, but I didn't put too much into practice.

At the panel I was blown away by the elegance and poise of Ms. Jennine from The-Coveted. She's just a really cool, smart lady who is as chic sartorially as she is whipsmart with business acumen.

That's one of the many reasons I'm so disheartened and sad to hear of her latest woes surrounding a group of people that are infringing upon her brand. The OTHER Coveted is blah blah blah. Check Refinery for the info if you like, but seriously? I am outraged and cannot support this in the least bit. I was so put off that Daily Candy mentioned it today, that I might cancel my subscription to their email newsletter. You can read about her response here.

Basically I'm just writing this post to say, "BOO!!" And I think you should know about it, and I think you should be anti-, too.

Just my $0.02.

ETA: Petition up here. Or buy some bad ass Wendy Brandes rings, and Wendy will donate cash to Jennine. I don't have the cash, nor the occasion to wear a ring that says, "F@#!" but it's pretty cool.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fashion Inspiration from Unlikely Sources--Shocked?!

I tossed Women's Health magazine in the cart yesterday at Whole Foods along with bananas and blueberries. (I know, right? I wasn't kidding when I said I've gone through some changes.) I haven't changed that much though.

One of the Style + Beauty Lab section stories jumped out at me "Stylish by Nature." It isn't your typical hippie chic story. In fact it could be a chic, chic story. It also introduced me to an online boutique that I've never visited, which is a feet in and of itself.

What stood out the most?

This Moto Jacket in Cognac $62.

Of course, black is a little more me. (Motorcycle jacket $78)

And you can continue to get in touch with your inner bad ass with this Thumb & Index Ring $30.

OK, maybe you can find a little hippie-chic on the site.

Peace Love World At Peace Crew Fleece $78

If you had over to the site, be sure to check out the celeb style section!

Don't be shocked if get myself a birthday present from here!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

To continue my bag lust, please see!

Matt & Nat are the BOMB for any fashion lover, but an absolute God-send for the vegan fashionista.

They are also on sale today at Rue La La. I'm not crazy about what they're featuring in this sale, but I love that Rue La La is selling Matt & Nat.

It did, however, inspire me to check out the company's newer offerings. Oh yeah, and I fell in love.

I've been heading more toward neutral hued bags, but for some reason I just absolutely adore this. And how long have I been coveting a satchel? Seriously. It's starting to get ridiculous. (My birthday is in March, kthxbye).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Vegan Dreams are Made of These

Chelsea Boots from MaraisUSA

Pebbled Cross Body Mini from Need Supply Co. currently sold out

Who am I to disagree?

Oh Hai! Happy New Year!

Hello, stranger! Ok, so I'm the stranger round these parts. Where have you been? You may be wondering. Either that or you didn't notice that I haven't blogged since last July.

Well, a lot of things have happened, and not very much has happened at all, if that makes sense. I grew increasingly uninspired by my sartorial options as my body ballooned. I decided around my one year wedding anniversary that enough is enough! And I started to get in shame. (Ok, I admit that I was also inspired by Jackie Warner's Thintervention on Bravo. What? I love Jackie's style, especially when she wore a Debbie Harry T to the 'getting your sexy back' themed episode. She has that kind of moto/tom-boy style that I've always loved, but I was really too short and chubby to replicate it and feel comfortable/attractive.

Long story short, I buy her book, realize I've been addicted to refined sugar and processed foods for the last, oh, 28 years, so I changed my diet, started working out, and I've lost 19 pounds.

I read a couple of other books while getting my health groove on, one of which was Skinny Bitch. I picked it up thinking I'm just going to look for ideas, I'm not going to go vegan or anything crazy.

Except that Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin really made a lot of sense. And after I'd started to 'eat clean' I had fewer meat/dairy cravings.

Then I read Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz. Then I watched Earthlings.

I came out of the closet, as a vegan.

Yep. So needless to say, I didn't get that Marc by Marc Jacobs bag I last posted about.