What I Wore

A walk in the woods in waxed cotton + made in USA favorites

Call me old fashioned: Hearkening back to centuries-old Irish farms and the rainy wilds of British isles, something about the storied construction and classic look of a well-made waxed cotton coat gets me every time. As romances tend to go, though, I've found good waxed canvas can be awfully tough to find — made more difficult if you're on the ...
...

4 ways to wrap up in an alpaca wool blanket scarf

Gina Moyano and I first crossed paths six months ago. 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 ...
...

Elizabeth Suzann silk + Sevilla Smith shoes

Sevilla Smith Sandy D'Orsay Flats: In review I can't go a few days of wearing these without someone asking who made these beautiful shoes by Sevilla Smith so I'd like to share a little review: Know that each pair is made according to your exact specifications, from leather type to width to the occasional Midas touch. When these flats arrive ...
...

Summer staples: What to pack for a trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, Tennessee

All you really need in the summertime is a tall iced coffee, a mountain to climb, waterfalls and forests to explore with your favorite people and pups, and a few solid outfits that will breathe with you through the afternoon breeze. For a recent weekend getaway wandering the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, I packed a few trusty wardrobe staples ...
...

Castles to cliffs: Exploring Killarney National Park and Dingle, Ireland

Between unwinding along Ireland’s quiet northwest reaches and enjoying copious helpings of Scottish whiskey, we took the train down the Irish coastline for a weekend of adventures along the southern reaches of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500 mile scenic route speckled with jaw-dropping views and castles along Ireland's rugged westerly shores. With much to do and just a few ...
...

Sublime single malts of Scotland: Scottish Routes 4-Day Islay Whiskey Tour

When you marry a whiskey man (or whisky man, as they say in Scotland) with whom you share an affinity for first editions, bedroom slippers, bran cereals, Ken Burns documentaries, gardening, and heavily peated scotch (we are essentially grandparents in the chrysalis) it's tough to decide on a honeymoon destination. Oddly enough, we both landed on a tiny island off ...
...

Straight from a storybook: Spending a few days in Galway, Ireland

After a few weeks abroad I'm back home, unpacking, sorting out photos, and catching up on beauty rest. Three countries and three times as many plane and train rides later I'm missing one city in particular. Nestled along the northwest coast of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is a relaxing train ride from Dublin (with wifi and wine) or just ...
...
Stone Cold Fox Size Fit Review

How to wear summer whites: Stone Cold Fox Marrakech Dress + Seth Blouse

This month I'm bring out all of the deliciously delicate silk and linen and cotton that's been hidden away at the back of my closet since last September. Hallelujah. Come the first of June I always begin to itch for more sunshine (Vitamin D deficiency or no?) and always start to pencil in long summer nights out, wearing the sexier ...
...

In review: Cuyana Gathered Silk Shirtdress and Loeffler Randall tassel sandals

When hunting for closet staples I tend to agonize over nice dresses and nice shoes. Both are investment pieces and rightfully so – the best pieces in your closet should especially be meant to last – worn in and worn well, season over season. I've landed on two keepers between Cuyana, the San Francisco-based lean closet brand started by two ...
...

Spring Uniform in Zady Alpaca Wool

      Happy first day of spring, beauties. Oille Natural organic skincare and I are celebrating the season of growth with a little giveaway. Who brings you clarity and helps you grow? Tag a friend here for a chance to win two bottles of their brilliantly stimulating Organic Hair Serum – one for you and one your favorite friend. While ...
...

Fireside Chat: A State of the Closet Update & How to Inventory Your Clothes

Have you ever tracked your closet? This weekend I audited all of last year's clothing purchases, and in the process I realized some really interesting things about my shopping habits in the year that followed the Nothing New Challenge. The results make up this cozy lil' fireside chat and subsequent outfit – what I'm wearing makes up a few of ...
...

Packing List: Summer Music Festival Glamping

Pssst... There are a few more tips in my 2018 MightyGoods music festival packing interview! Everlane backpack and v-neck, Lou & Grey shorts. Photos by Stu Haluski. I'm off to Washington, DC to kick off a week of champagne, girl talk, glamping, and killer music at Firefly Festival. Working through the details of what to bring on the trip, the ...
...

Here And There: Cold Weather Outfits + #StyleStories15 Interview

Interview: #StyleStories15 Feb 16, 2015 A brilliant idea coinciding with New York Fashion Week, #stylestories15 highlights good style that's working for good: outfits created from ethical and sustainable finds from around the world. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate by my friend Malorie of The Ethical Writers Coalition, and as promised, Rose & Fig's feature is ...
...

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 ...
...

Key Piece: Everlane Seed Stitch Sweater

Featherweight and so soft, Everlane's cotton and cashmere raglan works equally well as a summer staple as it does a layering piece for cooler weather. In keeping with the nothing new campaign, I waited until a size small showed up on eBay and have since paired it with office and weekend wear alike. I'm nearly as fond of the delicate ...
...

A simpler wardrobe: Summer outfits (this is a long post)

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter and spring before looked like. Here’s what my wardrobe looks like nowadays. And here's an interview on my year of buying nothing new. SCAD Museum of Art Apr 29, 2014 "I recall my fleeting instants in Savannah ...
...

Key Piece: Hudson Horrigan Bootie

H by Hudson Horrigan booties I found the perfect neutral booties. In keeping with my Wardrobe Editing Lessons Learned, it took a little time. First I saved photos of booties I liked and studied recurring themes (which kept me away from too-western, $650 Isabel Marant Dickers). I noticed favorite pairs had: Suede Almond toe and uncomplicated design Low, stacked heel ...
...

A simpler wardrobe: Spring outfits + starting one year of nothing new (this is a long post)

These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. The fall and winter before looked like this, and the summer after like this. Here’s what my wardrobe looks like nowadays. And here's an interview on my year of buying nothing new ...
...

Key piece: Barbour Beadnell Jacket (6 years and 4 jackets later)

"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher."  -Morihei Ueshiba ...
...

A simpler wardrobe: Fall + winter outfits (this is a long post)

These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. This is what I wore the following spring and summer. Here's what my wardrobe looks like nowadays ...
...

One extremely long post: My first year documenting outfits and personal style

New job, new house, new clothes... It was May 2012 and as mortar boards glided like confetti in the air, another product designer was minted. For commencement I’d paired 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 ...
...