Posts Tagged: studs

Reader Request: Picking a Leather Jacket

how to buy leather jacket

Reader Krysta e-mailed me this request:

I’d LOVE a post on how to choose a leather jacket–they’re so cool, and so varied, and yet so expensive, that I have a hard time committing. What if this AWESOME one I love now looks irritating and dated in two years?

I adore leather everything, but it took me a while to collect my thoughts for this particular question. As is the case with many investment pieces, it’s tough to generalize. Some women will require one set of characteristics, while others may have entirely different needs! But if you’re in the market for a leather jacket yourself, here are some ideas to mull: read more

Originally posted 2012-10-10 06:07:22.

This Week I Love …

… all things military.

I’ve sung the praises of military jackets so many times I’m sure you’re sick of my singing. But military is one of those trends that I encourage clients, friends, and readers alike to explore because:

  1. Military styling is always chic. Even if it isn’t considered “trendy” for the season, you will never go wrong sporting the look.
  2. It is such a fantastically vague collection of style ideas that virtually ALL women can find a way to rock it. Regardless of age, shape, size, or personal style.

Here are some gorgeous bloggers who’ve been rocking the military trend:

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Seersucker and Saddles

With a military-influenced jacket and skinny camo jeans, this outfit has a whole lotta military going on. I completely love this, but either piece could be isolated for a subtler look. read more

This Week I Love …

… dichroic glass studs.

I bought my first pair of these over the summer. I’d only just lopped my hair off and was fumbling about looking for new earring options. I glimpsed a pair at the Powderhorn Art Fair and was absolutely mesmerized by how they seemed to glow from within. Snapped ’em up, and have bought several Etsy pairs since.

Apparently, dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides, and has a¬†particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color. Hence the glow. It’s really lovely stuff. Behold: read more