Grandma Knows Best

capsule wardrobe

Ethical, organic, free trade — they are all great buzzwords for sustainability, but if consumers really want to shop responsibly they need to shop mindfully.  Sustainable fashion is in a sense an oxymoron since fashion by it’s definition is fleeting.  The only way for fashion to become sustainable is by slowing down our consumption.  Buying well […]

Audrey Hepburn: Style At Any Age

audrey hepburn inspired top

  Few style icons are as influential as actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn. Her style is one the earliest capsule wardrobes consisting of black pants, pencil skirts, boat-neck tops and turtlenecks. What is perhaps most remarkable is how she never strayed from her simple, sophisticated style— even as she aged. Capsule wardrobe basics A key […]

The Black Skirt That Started It All

black a-line skirt

  Simple black skirts should be the easiest thing in the world to find. It’s like the little black dress — one of the most ubiquitous fashion staples behind jeans and tee shirts. A few years ago I couldn’t find a simple, well-made, black A-line skirt that didn’t break the bank. I found plenty of cheap […]

Buy Less.  Buy Better.  Buy American.

clothing made in america

Mindfulness: the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. Instead of buying a stack of dresses or skirts from the sale rack at the end of each season, figure out what style best suits your shape and buy one.  Buy the best quality you can afford. Learn to identify marks of quality […]

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