Friday, April 18, 2014

Interior Obsession: Gray Malin's House Makeover

How adorable is Gray Malin's newly renovated 1930's house?! With his own impeccable sense of style and the help of One King's Lane (a favorite online source of mine for decor items), Malin and his husband have put together one of the most stylish and cheery abodes I've seen thus far. 

Check out the story here and shop his style on One Kings Lane here and here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Life as a Mermaid

hat // polish // scent // sail bag // washed-out T // statement skirt // casual dress

I've had many nicknames over the years, one being Mermaid, which has stuck for a while now.  I've embraced it so much that it has seen its way into my wardrobe somewhat.  I already own the hat, so, without going overboard, I'd consider some of the other items above as future purchases. 

What about you, readers, do you have any favorite items related to your namesake?

- Meredith

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Read: The Awear Project

Today's Daily Read isn't a blog per se, rather, its the web-home of an entire social movement. AWEAR 2014, founded by Kestrel Jenkins, aims to shift the consciousness of apparel consumers. For years, fast fashion and trendy designers have dominated the market, but we are quickly finding that this is not socially or environmentally responsible. AWEAR invites fashionistas from around the globe to submit their "AWEAR-ready" looks for a chance to be featured on their site, blog, and social media accounts.

AWEAR ready outfits can be looks by eco designers, something you found at a thrift shop, or even something you've designed yourself. If this sounds intimidating, simply start by scrolling threw their list of Style Icons for some great outfit inspiration!

We also love the AWEAR motto: Inspiring stylish change, one real person at a time.
Can't wait to assemble some of my fair trade accessories, vintage apparel, and cruelty free shoes to create an AWEAR outfit of my own.

While we're on the topic of conscious consumerism, mark your calendars - Fashion Revolution Day is 4/24/2014. FRD encourages people to wear their clothing inside out for one day so that the tags showing where your garments are made are readily visible. As a society, we often buy clothing without thinking about the journey that garment took before getting to us, so Fashion Revolution Day is a great reminder of the hard work that is put into everything we buy. On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza clothing factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. By joining the FRD movement, you can show that slave labor and unsafe working environments are unacceptable.

- Cameron

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15th

Today, the one year anniversary of last year's marathon bombing, is a special day in many, if not all Bostonian's hearts. It's hard to believe that a year could have come and gone so fast, and that we are only a week away from yet again another exciting day where racers push themselves to great feats. While moving on is a natural progression in life, it is important to remember that for some, especially the victims and the victim's families, their pain can take a lifetime to heal. Today, as members of a community that we all love so much, let us reflect on our victims' and city's strength. Continue to be kind, be inspired, be thoughtful, and give your best to those around you. We are Boston Strong.

- Suzanne, Cameron & Meredith

Above: One Heart Boston print by Hairpin Communications