here’s what I’ve been into while I was gone (in no particular order).
COMFORTABLE HEELS like these Rag and Bone mules. These are so comfortable: I can walk to the train, to my bus, to my job, walk around all day, then to my bus, to my train to my house and feel pretty damn good.
SEEDS! chia seed, sprouted seeds, un-sprouted seeds: I’m obsessed and they are in every lunch.
EARRINGS! I got a whole slew of cool earrings from the line Rossmore LA by my friend Suzy. You can get grab bags on her site, or shop by item at Hatch, or if you live in LA, snag goodies in one of her many stockists.
I’m also into these super simple earrings at UO, with a pricepoint to match
GOING TO THE BEACH: the ocean is a wonderful thing. We should all get in there.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION is easy, affordable and air conditioned: unlike my car.
BEING A CRAZY PERSON ABOUT WATER USE (and abuse). We are in a drought and it’s scary.
last night I took the bus from work to the Levi’s Commuter Workspace party downtown.
the party’s turnout was insane: and it was a great crowd.
Simply designed space with all your biking needs (mechanic, tuneup, jeans with stretch….denim covered bike seats!). I’m in love with the windbreakers that look indigo dyed.
It’s up for a month…so ride on over to 157 w 5th downtown.
like, regular work.
When I graduated from college, all my friends’ parents bought their kids suits for interviews. I asked my parents….”Do I need a suit?” and they laughed at me and said”You are probably never going to need a suit.”
I never have needed a suit.
At every job I’ve had, since they’ve been in the fashion industry, I’ve worn whatever I wanted…and in fashion: expressing yourself, or even pushing the envelope thru experimentation and trying….well, trying everything, is not just okay, it’s expected.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been working either on popomomo or consulting for other companies. While consulting, going to different companies, stepping in for different types on lines (and also just growing up): I’ve simplified the way I dress. But, there are still no suits; and everything is still laid back.
But tomorrow, I start a new job: outside my “fashion bubble.” It’s an awesome and challenging role where I get to use everything I’ve learned in the past couple years. I don’t need a suit, but I’ll be riding an elevator with people who wear a suit (but to the creative floor). I need to change the game up a little bit.
Now, I have to figure out what tons of women have to figure out: how do you express yourself, look polished, and deal with a dress code. And I need to think about how I’d like to present myself, and how to make sure I feel like myself, no matter where I am.
It’s going to be a somewhat longer thought process…but I’ll be starting with something along these lines….all credits on my pinterest.
This is Ground’s MOD launches today. I’ve been carrying this organizer-meets-lifestyle-changer for a couple weeks now and I love it.
It carries all my stuff (phone, keys, notebook, cards, pens, receipts, cash, random pieces of paper I need to carry around) and is so much better than rummaging around in a bag. That having been said, it also tosses into most of my bags pretty easily when I need to carry more.
Even more than the item itself, I love how it’s imagined: you can swap out the interior organizers (and their colors) to change it up and organize yourself and your stuff a different way.
my brother composed the score for this Woolmark award doc about the awesome Christian Wijnants.
Unfortunately, you can’t watch it on Material Concern: but you can see it here: International Woolmark Prize – Christian Wijnants – European Finalist 2012 from The Woolmark Company on Vimeo.