New Mexico based leather crafter Julia spends her days happily constructing sleek (but always functional!) leather goods. She deeply enjoys every step of the leatherworking process, which she lovingly calls her “happy place”. You won’t find a single piece of machinery in her processes and to top it all off, all of her designs come to her in her dreams. You can see her beautiful designs here.
It is Black Friday weekend and here are some of the best deals for some serious fashion shopping! Stylish French fashion label Antik Batik is offering a 30% discount with code BLACKFRIDAY on all purchases, valid until 30 November. Perfect for shopping for a winter coat (I have the one in the last image!) or for a festive outfit. More great discount deals:
J. Crew: 30% discount with code HOLIDAY until 30 November and with code MONDAY on 1 December. GAP: 50% discount with code BLKFRIDAY until 28 November. Madewell: 25% discount with code GIFTON until 30 November. Shopbop: with code GOBIG14 you receive a 15% discount on order above 250$, 20% discount on orders above 500$ and 25% on orders above 1000$, valid until 1 December. ASOS UK: 20% discount with code CYBERWKND20 until 2 December. ASOS US: 30% discount with code TGIBF until 30 November and with code ILOVEMONDAYS on 1 December. Banana Republic: 50% discount on one full priced item with code BRCFIFTY on 28 November, 40% discount on purchases with code BRCFORTY on 28 November, 40% discount on 29 November with code BRSAVE.
This weekend I did some serious online shopping. With colder weather approaching I realized that I did not have any fall/winter clothes. I did most of my shopping at Everlane as I love their basic elegant yet casual fashion. Everlane works with best factories around the world, the very same ones that produce your favorite designer labels, but they manage to keep their designs affordable. My favorite fall pieces is the black cotton shirt (above) and their chunky knit cardigans (I bought the winter white cardigan and also one in navy).
Isabel Marant’s Dicker boots have been on my wish list for years now. I was hesitant to make the purchase as they are quite expensive. Last year I finally decided to buy them but then they were sold out everywhere. But last week my first pair of Dicker boots arrived! And I have to say that they live up to the hype: the ankle boots are very comfortable and versatile. You can wear them with jeans, shorts, cropped pants and even under a skirt. I bought them from Net-a-Porter in a brown/bronze color but they are also available from Steven Allan, Ssense, Matches Fashion and Farfetch. At the end of this post you can find some less expensive ankle boots in a similar style. I have been wearing the Sam Edelman boots for years and these are also very comfortable.
This bohemian clutch is the perfect accessory. You can wear it casually, to the beach or a festival for example, but you can also take it to a night out. What I like about these clutches is that nobody can be wearing the same bag as you as the vintage fabrics, the embroidery, the use of color and the details make every bag unique.