As a marketer and clothing lover, I find it a lot of fun to check out catalogs. It’s not only for the purchasing options, but also for the visual layouts and creativeness of the whole effect. Here are a few of my favorite catalogs to sign up for!
1. Anthropologie: obviously! But seriously, the layouts feel more like a high fashion/travel magazine mixed together with the best of style.
2. Boden: this British catalog has modest clothes in the brightest and most fun prints and colors.
3. Free People: I’m so impressed with the outfit styling in this catalog; The layering is seriously amazing!
4. Madewell: clean, crisp, yet mixed with cool tomboy, Madewell’s style is one that will last forever. The styling is like J.Crew mixed with a 70’s flare. This makes sense as the two brands are owned by the same company!
Have a good Wednesday!
I recently read “Is This the Beginning of the End for Skinny Jeans?” on The Wall Street Journal and it got me thinking, why do I gravitate towards skinny jeans? I love the slimming effect, and they do tend to feel more like sweatpants because of the stretch. But will they last forever? Are they a timeless article of clothing? Just a few years ago, I remember saying, “I will never own a pair of skinny jeans!” Now they are all I have in my closet. But I’m looking for change! An iconic denim like the 501 carries history with each vintage pair and they differ from all others, even if they are the same cut. I am loving the contrast of a looser fitting vintage denim paired with classy, chic tops! And we even started selling Levi’s at Anthropologie (online exclusive) so that says something, right? I have been searching in thrift shops around town for the perfect pair, but it’s easier said than done. While my search continues, I still enjoy finding outfit inspiration including 501s. Here are a few of my favorite looks:
Here are some Levi’s I’m am currently craving:
What are your thoughts, skinny versus 501s? Do you agree that the death of the skinny jean is near?
If I have learned anything while working at Anthropologie, it is the importance of killer accessories! I have seen the cutest of outfits that consist of just a simple jeans and tee combination but the accessories have amped the outfit to be stellar. So lately, I have been really going through my shoe collection and paring down to a capsule of shoes that will not only be comfortable, but will add to my outfit in a way that clothes can’t. And I may be a little late coming to the trend, but I am currently loving D’Orsay flats! They look so chic and classic, but yet modern at the same time. Even just a basic color in this style of shoe looks so stylish- I’m in love! And did I mention how comfortable they are? I found a nude and black pair this weekend for my summer wardrobe capsule.
Black flats: Halogen found at Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Nude flats: Franco Sarto found at Marshalls (similar)
Here are some others I can’t get enough of: (click on the image for purchasing information)
What do you think of d’Orsay flats? I would love to hear your opinion in the comment section!