April 17, 2012 · 11:36 pm
I’m joining up with the Ethical Fashion Bloggers for a locally made challenge. There are many ways to interpret the “shop local” mantra. Here’s what I did.
Boots: Naughty Monkey via Labels
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Gifted (thanks Jon!)
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
As you can see, I didn’t wear head to toe local, but I incorporated a few key pieces into my outfit. The skirt is a soft bamboo knit made by a local designer: Una. I wore this skirt with gray in another post. This time, I paired it with oatmeal and pea green.
The green boots are from Labels, a consignment shop in Seattle. I like shopping second-hand and using things others don’t want. So even though these aren’t locally made boots, I supported a local shop and reused an item.
Finally, the clutch is a glazed fabric creation by Crystalyn Kae. I love her designs and actually own four of her purses. Like I said, shop local!
Do you have any favorite local shops?
August 2, 2011 · 5:48 am
I call this my Urban Craft Uprising outfit because my earrings, skirt, and bag are from my recent adventures at the UCU show. This is a great travel outfit (rollable, packable, wrinkle-free) and it’s so comfortable.
Skirt: Erin MacLeod
Earrings: Designated Dryden
Bag: Crystalyn Kae
The one-size skirt is by Portland designer Erin MacLeod. I have a couple of other skirts by her. They have a row of snaps as a waistband and are fully adjustable.
The bag is my latest Crystalyn Kae, a design collection made right here in Seattle. It holds my laptop but will be a great carry-on piece when I fly. My friends with children thought it would make a stylish diaper bag too.
The earrings are from Designated Dryden, another Portland-area designer. Dryden makes affordable, fun jewelry. I plan to visit her Etsy site soon.
I really enjoy supporting local designers and merchants. I love how these pieces are high-quality, handmade, and one-of-a-kind. Do you have locally made items? What are your favorite local shops?