Tradlands Fall/Winter 2014

It's like this: You know that Lincoln quote, "Whatever you are, be a good one"? San Francisco's Tradlands basically embodies that idea. They're a quality-focused womenswear brand, and they are a good one, producing menswear-style button-downs that are made for lady bodies.

The shirts are well made, well-fitting, and all produced in the USA in small batches. Tradlands also focuses on decreasing their environmental impact and, in my experience, go to great lengths to connect with and be kind to their customers. 

Several weeks back I saw that Tradlands had paired with Cali Vintage for a $250 giveaway.

And when it comes to giveaways I've always been big on entering. After all, I figure someone has to win so heck – why not enter? (Side note: When I lived in New York, I once won a first-class round-trip ticket to London + a night in a fancy hotel. Isn't that crazy?)

Perhaps needless to say if you've read this far into the post, I entered the Tradlands x Cali Vintage giveaway and won...really won!

The two pieces I purchased with my winnings arrived a few weeks back all the way from San Fran and I am pleased as punch with both of them. 

I went for two styles in the Tradlands Fall/Winter 2014 collection, the Robie and The Northampton. Be sure to take note of the detail that goes into each shirt – from the mid-weight cotton fabric to the relaxed fit, right down to the 8-button closure which = no gaping. FINALLY.

rings by kendall conrad and catbird

earrings by Maya Magal, available at formula

You can get yer own Tradlands pieces here, find out more about super-sweet Sadie and Jeremy of Tradlands here, and check out their full Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook here

Thanks again to both Tradlands and Cali Vintage for the baller new shirts. You guys are the best.

Good Reads: 29 August 2014

Oh, it's been hard to be back from Paris this week.

Sure, we were only there for a weekend but what a weekend it was. We walked the city from morning to night (my toenail polish literally chipped completely off twice) and enjoyed absolutely perfect weather paired with lots and lots of vanilla waffles

There are so many photos to come (D took 2500 in our 2.5-day trip), but until then I'll leave you with one of my favorite shots and a look at some lovely things on the internet.

Dreaming of this Paris scene. This is what I would look like if I was a cafe. 

This PBS documentary by Marty Scorsese traces the origins of blues from Mississippi to Africa, and it's absolutely amazing. 

Dying for this boot

And this tunic. Actually Madewell's fall arrivals alone are enough to make me look forward to cooler weather.

This book, which is taking me longer to read than I'd like due to my lack of commute (commuting time = reading time), but I'm enjoying each and every line of Marlene Van Niekirk's beautiful writing. 

This song, which has been in my head for over a week. (HELP)

Discovered A Standard of Living this week and can't wait to get all up in there. 

Also Golly Magazine. Yes please!

This podcast on radical change. 

Should you catcall her?

I'd like this dreamy candle, for rainy mornings spent writing. 

Miranda July made an app, and it's very Miranda July (not a bad thing). 

This short film

One of these days I'm going to walk straight into the kitchen and whip up something like this (or this). 

This lovely scarf alternative for not-yet-freezing fall days. 

Actually over the moon to have won this giveaway from one of my favorite brands, Tradlands. (Thank you!)


And a few things from me:

A London restaurant guide

A guide to funding for creative startups

9 socially-conscious jewelry designers

Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

Happy Friday!

We kicked off the weekend last night with a delish dinner at The Rum Kitchen off of Carnaby Street. I'm now convinced that the only way to cheer up a rainy London evening in January is with the assistance of a coconut cocktail

Tonight, I'm off to a friend's birthday drinks in Angel, followed by thrift store shopping in Dalston tomorrow, and returning to my hibernation state to read "Gone Girl", watch "Her", and make s'more cookies.

Have a good'un!


Still obsessing over Diane Keaton, my forever girl crush, and her silvery perfect hair at the Golden Globes. Glad I'm not alone. (Refinery29)

Shirting line Tradlands is one of my favorites. This week, they told the story of how the company began on their blog. Super duper inspiring.

"We set a common table where...all that gather may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation." Glad to have learned about the Southern Foodways Alliance from (who else?) The Bitter Southerner.

The all-important animal video of the week. (Gawker)

Craving this, this, and this at Need Supply's 70% off sale. 

A very 1981 look at what we thought reading a newspaper online would look like. Hint: it's wrong. (The Debrief)

life list that includes entries like "Toss any underthings I'd be embarrassed about wearing if I got hit by the proverbial car", "Interview my siblings", and "Try 200 blends of tea".  Super inspired to do this myself. (Taste Kills Creativity)