It’s not an aversion per se, but I’m not usually one to wear plaid. Sure I have my schoolgirl/Vivienne Westwood wannabe moments, but I usually stick to neutral solids thankyouverymuch. That all went out the window when I saw these wide-legged trousers in an obnoxiously large check while cruising Zara.com. My new favorite silhouette, neutral cream and navy, PLUS a dramatic print? Why yes, I think I will. Besides, who gon’ check me? SHOP IT! //
Confession: I’ve been carrying the same (huge) faux ostrich shoulder bag for a few years now. While I love it for its ability to hold a wallet, work files, several pairs of sunglasses, lunch, a camera, a pair of shoes, a snack, a random sock(?), and the 17 lip glosses that always seem to wind up rolling around the bottom of my purse by the end of the week--all while looking fabulous--it’s gotten to be
The Fall after I graduated college, I headed to London for a few months to take a class at Central St. Martins. I LOVED the city: the history, the neighborhoods, the accents. And the shopping. The shopping was BEYOND. One day, while exploring/getting lost (this was pre-GPS), I stumbled upon Oxford Street and my life was forever changed. That bustling stretch of street was host to some of the best shopping I’d ever seen, from Accessorize
You know we never say no to a party! The Thread Cincinnati bloggers are at it again, and I’d like to personally invite you to our Fall Happy Hour. When: Thursday September 17th, 6:30-8:30pm Where: Our usual spot at Sundry & Vice, 18 W 13th St. in Over-the-Rhine Why: Because it’s fun! Oh, and we’re also kicking off some fun fall and holiday season events you’ll definitely want to know about, so stop in for drinks and we
Sometimes I scroll through Pinterest and wonder, “Are these people for real?” I mean, I’ve done a DIY project or two, but I stick to the easy stuff. Everyone out there MacGyver-ing their way through high end Ikea hacks is operating on a level to which I’ll never even aspire. So when Thread had the opportunity to partner with Gild Collective, a woman-owned startup that throws Pinterest worthy in-home craft parties, I was interested but cautious.
A few work projects have come to fruition lately, including the Libby Lookbook, photographed by Claudia Hershner, produced and styled by me, and starring some of my favorite local bloggers. One warm summer day, we all headed to Findlay Market and enjoyed a little fun in the sun--in front of the camera, of course. http://issuu.com/thestylesample/docs/libby_summer_15_lookbook You can check out the lookbook online or order a print copy if you’d like to see it in person; and of course
If you’re lucky enough to be on or heading to vacation (it is that time of year), I learned a few things during a recent trip to Puerto Rico that I’d like to pass on to you: 1. Itsy bitsy bikinis are fun on the beach. Bikini, Hustler Hollywood 2. Good-smelling, effective, water-resistant sunscreen is a must. See itsy bitsy bikini above. Neutrogena Beach Defense, Walgreens 3. A good shaving cream--one that works on, uh, sensitive areas--is a must.