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LOVELY SAVANNAH

Captured on a disposable camera . . .

First stop, coffee in my travel clothes + Beatle Boots (#lostluggage)

Back porches and gardens aplenty

Blake, the Savannah local (slash tour guide extraordinaire)

Hangin’ in Monterey Square in my Jitney Wedges

On a recent excursion to Savannah, Georgia I had my first ever truly Southern experience. Over the past year, my friend Blake has sent me frequent invitations, cheap flight notifications, and photographic tours via email. I’d read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and I’d been told it was the most beautiful city in the US. That seemed a tall order, but after 30 minutes on a bike in the Historic District, I had to agree. The city is laid out on a grid around squares, 22 of them. By squares, I mean rectangular blocks whose perimeters are lined with gorgeous 18th and 19th century mansions. Sadly, this picturesque district became a low-income neighborhood in the 1900′s, with most homes becoming dilapidated and uncared for. That is, until restoration expert Jim Williams came to the rescue and began to transform the neighborhood back to its former glory. Including his very own Mercer House (pictured above). Today the Historic District, and city in general, is a hub for artists (rent is literally a fraction of what we New Yorkers are accustomed to) and old fashioned Southern livin (fried green tomatoes and rocking chairs aplenty). I am a fan.

See you again soon, Savannah!

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May 28th, 2013 § 0

POM POM POM

We’re working on some fun new things. Pom poms on the way!

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May 28th, 2013 § 0

EVOLUTION

Photos courtesy of The Coveteur

Although we are not makers of sneakers, we are definitely lovers and wearers of this (wedgeless, ahem) variety of footwear. The evolution of which is currently on exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. We wish we were there to check it out, but luckily the local ladies of The Coveteur have documented it for all to see – in their usual fab style.

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May 23rd, 2013 § 0

CLAIRE MCCARDELL CLASSIC

Vintage dress worn with Marais USA Hyde Pumps

A Claire McCardell shirtdress is something I’ve always wanted in my wardrobe. I snatched this one up at the Chelsea Flea for 45 smackers a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the perfect day to wear it. Then came terrible weather, so I donned it amidst the rain and fog yesterday. A piece of clothing like this puts you in a good mood! Love the black button-down front. Love the soft cotton candy pink color. And love that it’s pretty worn in, so I don’t have to wear it carefully and daintily. This dress was made for summer livin! Love!

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May 10th, 2013 § 0

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