All posts tagged: Frye Paige Riding Boots

4 Ways to Wrap up in a Blanket Scarf

Gina Moyano and I first crossed paths six months ago. Just as I was gearing up for a balmy summer in Atlanta, she was beginning to dream up fresh handbag designs for her luxe collection of sustainable accessories, Chakanu, which she creates in collaboration with a selection of hand-picked artisans in her home country of Ecuador. Through Chakanu Gina combines sustainability and ethical working conditions with modern, high-quality accoutrements. Like Rose & Fig, Chakanu is a labor of love born outside of working hours — Gina is a fellow brand manager with an affinity for sustainable practices, and, like me, she cares an awful lot about making things that are good for people and for our planet. We originally planned on collaborating on a brief post sharing a review of her gorgeous shawl scarf but the more we talked, the more important I felt it was to share the broader picture of Gina’s story.

What’s Inside My Wardrobe: A Complete Closet Inventory

This post covers what my wardrobe looked like in fall 2016. Since then I’ve shared this updated closet inventory on my new blog, Where With Elle.   Three years ago I woke up early one morning, gazed deeply upon the sparkly baubles of my colorful closet and foggily pondered three questions: Who am I, what am I going to wear, and why is the theme song to “Reading Rainbow” stuck in my head? In retrospect the answer to that last quandary was obvious (and if RR is now stuck in your head, might I offer a soothing classic that will effectively obliterate anything else on your mind).

What To Wear: Light Hiking, City E-Biking, Outdoor Exploring

Labor Day means heading north for a weekend at Big Canoe to share home cooking and football over campfires and Georgia beer with family. And at last… riding boots! Have a wonderful weekend, y’all. Frye Paige Boots (on sale). Bespoke bag designed in collaboration with the wonderful Andover Trask. Quartz necklace from Le Fortune (similar on Etsy). Michael Kors Runway watch. Thrifted Madewell Alley Jeans (true to size), LOFT space dye tee, Ralph Lauren fishing vest. Vintage Ann Taylor belt.   Pruning the Roses Sep 13, 2014 The other day I was on our back deck with a cup of coffee when I came eye to eye with one brave little squirrel. Paws covered in peat, she paid me little mind, disregarding the sunshine and the wind in the trees alike as that walnut-sized brain seemed to cry out “Winter, winter, winter!”. We’re not so different there. Lately I’ve kept busy stocking up and storing away, following that seasonal instinct to squirrel away the seeds of ideas and projects as the weather starts to cool …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Spring Outfits + Nothing New Challenge

These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter before looked like, and summer ahead. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge.  2014 Jan 8, 2014 Well now, where were we? Ah yes, 2013 and waxing poetic about the secret lives of secondhand party tops. Right. So. Happy new year to you! I am back from the abyss of a very restorative winter break that was filled with surprises. This year brings me a new position at work, a new backyard, the closure of a three-month suede bootie search, a fresh-from-Roatan tan, and a very special piece of chocolate. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already spied this post. I am one lucky girl to have such a kind and wonderful best friend (who knows that my adoration for chocolate conquers all precious stones), and even luckier to get to spend the …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Fall + Winter

These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the following spring and summer looked like. What my style looked like before. How I got started. First lessons learned. Life in the Fall Nov 8, 2013 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Ever since I was little, when our teachers passed out All-About-Me! surveys my answer for favorite season was always the same: “Fall, when the leaves change.” In my Proust-filled high school years I instead called it “Autumn, when the leaves fall” (and boy, did I think that double entendre was clever) but it’s always been rooted to that same golden month in Georgia – when you start finally wearing your riding boots and pea coat, go driving in the mountains, build bonfires and s’mores, pick pumpkins, and sneak kisses on hay rides. Well, imagine sneaking kisses on hay rides. And even with college crossed off my bucket list, every year around this …

Documenting Style Through A Year Of Outfits

Mortar boards glided like confetti in the air and just like that, another product designer was minted. For commencement I’d decided to pair a sweet little cream dress — that had rested quietly in my closet in the eight years since my first high school dance — with a pair of second-hand shoes I’d worked forever to afford from an eBayer who went by distinctivecouture: Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps in jet black Napa leather. Throughout college I’d taken on all sorts of odd jobs, from freelance web and graphic design and photography to hosting yard sales and selling beat up bicycles on Craigslist. There was one brief stint as a dorm RA and another running a produce stand. After a summer renting innertubes in North Georgia and working in a pottery shop, I’d head back Atlanta for fall semester, logging onto Model Mayhem to search for modeling gigs for local designers’ lookbooks and fashion shows. My first job out of college wasn’t related to any of these endeavors, and neither was my wardrobe. My closet …