This & That: No. 50

Mar 19, 2013

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A bundle of fashion inspiration, ideas and resources as well as an inspiring post on how to make the most of every single day.

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1. 8 Practices to Make Every Day A Remarkable Success

Each and every morning we have a choice regarding how we will face the day. By choosing to capitalize on this opportunity, we can turn the life we are currently living into the live we desire. Find inspiration in these eight simple tips for creating a more remarkable day every day of the week.


2. How to Read Fashion: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers and Couture by Fiona Ffoulkes

As a lover of fashion, I am becoming more and more fluent with the current collections and designers; however, the history of design, where terms such as neo-classical began and exactly why Chanel’s bags are numerical (2.55 for example) have always perplexed me . . . until Fiona Ffoulkes new book – How to Read Fashion.

If you are someone who loves fashion or works in fashion, How to Read Fashion is a handy resource to inform you on all of the details – styles, fabric, designers, techniques and more – that will leave you well versed for your next article, blog post or shopping outing. As for why Chanel’s bag is labeled 2.55 – it was originally designed by Coco Chanel in February 1955. So simple, yet often unknown.


3. Jonathan Adler’s Cashmere modal scarves

While Jonathan Adler’s home decor collections are certainly something to appreciate, he also offers fun, colorful and chic accessories as well. With a long list of new oblong scarves made of a cashmere modal blend, this particular navy print caught my attention. Perfect for spring over a fine knit navy cashmere sweater, beautiful and functional.

4. Madewell belted khaki trench

Madewell’s new spring catalog arrived in my mailbox this past weekend, and inside I found some fun spring items. At the top of my must-share list however was their khaki belted trench. One hundred dollars cheaper than J.Crew’s icon trench, Madewell offers nearly the exact same style and color at a far better deal. If purchasing, be sure to use the code GOODSTUFF for free shipping.

5. Vestiaire Collective

While a Chanel bag or Jimmy Choo heels at full price may be out of reach for the majority of fashionistas’ budgets (mine included), more and more high-end designer online consignment websites are emerging that offer the opportunity to own your very own luxury items at deep discounts. Vestiaire Collective (Wardrobe Collective) was originally founded in Paris and since 2012 has become an international online destination for consignment men, women and accessory designer bargains.

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6. Jenna Lyons, J.Crew & Shoes

Shoes, J.Crew, Jenna Lyons. Be prepared to want to go shoe shopping immediately after watching this video. You’ve been warned.

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