5 Links: Weekly Wrap Up

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Sometimes a morning scroll through Pinterest (do you follow me there? you should.) is a great way to be reminded of things. This reached out and smacked me. I feel like my life is giving me a feeling of chaos to force me to practice focusing.

The internet is a magical place, but its freaking HUGE and sometimes you just simply can’t find all the things you know you’d love. I’m going to give this a whirl for a few weeks, sharing five links to things I’ve found that are insightful, interesting, pretty, whatever. So today, the first “Weekly Wrap Up” (that’s a working title, just go with it for now.)

1. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz, and these are a marriage of the movie and modern designers. They are so good. Bidding is open until 9/14 if you are so inclined.

2. What are your thoughts on this article from the Wall Street Journal? Has the way you shop changed?

3. I don’t know how I haven’t found this site before. So much boho chic goodness! I’m head over heels for this.

4. That Pinterest pin above lead me to this amazing Etsy shop. I just need to order this. Seriously? It’s not even a want, it’s a need.

5. ShoeMint (you can sign up here) had a sale and I went a little nuts. But these? These are everything. And they are actually comfortable! I’m also drooling over these in blue.

It’s been quiet around here, and I don’t like that. I’ll be honest, that in part, it’s because I want to share only the best with you. But it’s also because I just haven’t been focused. That’s got to change. So if there’s anyone still out there (Pleeeeeease still be out there!) I back. And I’m focused. And this stylish little place full of charm is back…..well at least next week…..because I’m planning a surprise 🙂 More to come, I SWEAR!

XO

For The Ocean

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So I was flipping through my September issue of InStyle Magazine, you know, just drooling over new fall pieces, this month’s Man of Style Dan Stevens, and all the beautiful marketing when a particular ad jumped out at me. Don’t misunderstand, lots of the ads in magazines grab my attention, but this one made me head to my computer and look it up. Why?  It said:

RAW For The Oceans. Denim From Recycled Ocean Plastic.

Were they serious with that? Saving the Ocean with deinm? I needed to know more. Immediately. If it was real, this was going to be the marriage of two things I love: Denim and the Ocean.

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And guys? It’s real.

I don’t know what I expected, but all I can say is go check out the website for yourself. Bionic figured out a way to take plastic floating in the ocean, crush it into pieces, and turn it into yarn that gets mixed with cotton. You can read the step by step process here.

But then they take that plastic/cotton hybrid called Bionic yarn, and make some pretty awesome clothes with it. Personally I’m drooling over this

G-Star, RAW FOR THE OCEAN, Denim, bomber jacket

 

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And that beauty is 28% recycled ocean plastic! And it’s beautiful! These are equally as beautiful

G-Star, RAW FOR THE OCEAN, Boyfriend Sweatshirt

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Of course what would anything these days be with out a little Pharell magic. And this is no exception. The collection is currated by Pharell Williams, and also partners with Parlay For The Oceans.

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Aside from being fashion forward, this collection is actually doing something to help save the planet. So when you’re done your lunch today, or your workout later, can you please recycle that plastic bottle? Who know’s, you may be wearing it next season.

XO

Romp Around

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This was the firs romper I ever purchased. Prior to this, I’d had serious concerns. was it going to be weird? Would my butt look cute? Would it be too tight in the thighs and too loose in the top? Would my butt look cute? How do you go to the bathroom in these?

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Then I saw this one, and was sold. It’s black, cotton, and it has that insane crochet back. It also has long, bell sleeves which are a little witchy with their pointed ends and I was totally sold. I’ll be honest and tell you I sized up to a medium so I felt more comfortable with the shorts portion, but I love it. I picked it up in March, and wore it this spring and summer, but to be honest? I can’t wait to style it for fall. I think the hat screams fall and it’s a piece I’m definitely looking forward to wearing more when the cooler weather rolls around.

 

 

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Hat (similar)/Romper (similar)/ Wedges (similar)
Lipstick (color 09)/Nail polish

 

Now that I’m posting these, I feel like I need to come clean about a few things:
1. We took these back in June and I’ve been hording them because Nick wasn’t around this summer annnnnd they looked super fall.

2. I swear to you SWEAR that I iron my clothes before we take photos. I know that you (and my mother) don’t believe it based on evidence but I promise you I do.

3. If I could wear 6 rings every single day (I would have sourced them for you if I had any idea where the ones in this combination came from) of the week I would. I love rings. The bigger the better. I actually blame my Grandmother for making me love that “click” sound it makes when you’re wearing multiples. It always reminds me of her.

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One of the things I love most about this city is the unique neighborhoods. This park has so much character, that would somehow feel out of place anywhere other than Station North. Quite charming if I do say so myself 😉

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OH! And before you go, the brilliant eye behind the lens of the outfit posts on Charming City Style is Nicholas John Photography. Take a second and go like his new Facebook page? I can attest that he’s super easy to work with, makes you feel comfortable in the awkwardness that is having your photo taken, and delivers a quality product. He also didn’t pay me to say this so there’s that too.

XO

Photography by Nicholas John Photography