What Are Your Favorite Brands?

Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane
Teddy Coat | truelane


Photography by
Michele Equitz


Anine Bing
top | Amazon jacket | AGOLDE denim | Arno Cooperative boots | Fossil handbag | Ray-Ban sunglasses

Whenever people ask me what some of my favorite brands are, I freeze. Why can’t I ever think of these things on the spot? Part of it is that I try not to spend much money on clothes, which stops me from discovering amazing new lines. But, I still have to answer, so as I sit here and take the time to process I can think of a few sites that I always gravitate toward when I’m looking to fill a gap in my wardrobe. Anine Bing is one of them. After looking at this Stardust tee for over a year, it finally came back in stock in my size and I snapped it up from their West Village boutique in New York. Conveniently, I’m wearing my favorite denim brand in these photos as well—AGOLDE. My favorite silhouette are the Jamie jeans, although I have two pairs of the Sophie jeans (above) in varying colors. Other brands you’ll see on repeat on truelane are Sezane, Aritzia, Levi’s, Sam Edelman…let’s just say when I find something with a good fit, I stick with it. What are some of your favorite brands to wear?

Happy Hour with Cavit Wines

Thanks to Cavit Collection for sponsoring this post.

Photography by Michele Equitz

Happy Hour with Cavit Wines | truelane

After I turned twenty-one, it took me a few years to really get into and understand wine. These days, I live and die with rose in the summer and red wine in the winter, and white wine fits in pretty much any time I feel like it. Although I veer toward warm, cozy reds in the colder months, I’ve figured out the perfect scenario for a glass of crisp, refreshing white wine in the winter: as an afternoon pick-me-up in the midst of a busy day. Usually, my busy days consist of me running all over town running errands. There’s nothing like heading home, peeling off your toasty layers, and pouring yourself a glass of cool white.

Happy Hour with Cavit Wines | truelane
Happy Hour with Cavit Wines | truelane

Cavit Collection is commonly known as America’s #1 Italian wine, and it doesn’t disappoint, especially for its price point. Grown in the beautiful region of Trentino, which is to the east of where I visited in Lake Como, the vineyards look like a dream and a wine that comes from such a beautiful place tastes, of course, like a dream. If you’re over 21, click over to their website and read all the delicious details on this particular pour. From zesty citrus to delicate green apple, this wine has it all.

Happy Hour with Cavit Wines | truelane
Happy Hour with Cavit Wines | truelane

Setting up an afternoon happy hour is as easy as a sliced baguette, your favorite crackers, a couple kinds of cheese and some extras like olives or dried fruit. Finishing off with Cavit Pinot Grigio makes the whole experience a true feast for the senses! Happy 2019, and here’s to Cavit.

Dress the Part:

Everlane sweater  | AGOLDE denim  | Arno Cooperative boots  | Mejuri beaded and diamond rings


Serve the Part:

Wine glasses  | Wine cooler  | Cheese tray  |  Coffee table

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane
New Year, Same Me | truelane

Photography by Michele Equitz


Anine Bing
sweatshirt | DSTLD denim (similar) | Modern Vice boots | Handbag c/o Sezane (similar) | Ray-Ban sunglasses


I used to be very anti-New-Year-resolutions, but I’ve spent the last few years coming around. I’ve realized it doesn’t matter whether I accomplish the goal or not (I’m easing my way out of being a perfectionist), but that I set it and try my best. You don’t have to change everything about who you are at the turn of the year. I want to meditate every day and journal every day and read every day and work out every day and spend two hours writing every day and all of that builds up to feel incredibly hard, especially when you’re the kind of person that change doesn’t come easily to. “Every day” is intimidating. Last year, I decided just to stick with a mantra: "the year of no boundaries.” It worked splendidly. I went to a yoga class, attended events I was intimidated to attend alone, and didn’t let fear rule my life, which was a heavy problem for me in 2017. Of course, I took some inevitable steps backward, but overall I’m proud of the progress I made.

This year, I’ve decided to add “the year of no laziness” as I build on my year of no boundaries, which means I’m setting a lot of specific professional goals. Like lots of others who live their lives online, it’s hard to stay consistent creating content and being passionate about it, so I’ve grown lazy about finding work, or even just posting a photo to Instagram. Doesn’t the phrase “do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life” drive you crazy? I’ve loved blogging for years, but it’s always been a lot of hard work. I still get beat down and I still have to make an effort. Hopefully this year, I will try harder to overcome that negativity and keep working at it instead of giving up and telling myself it doesn’t matter.

Most of my gripe with blogging is that it’s “pointless,” but I know deep down that I’m doing this and have been successful at it for a reason. As long as I keep digging to find that reason, I know I’m on the right track.

Here is a smattering of my 2019 goals, in no particular order:

- Buy a new computer

- Submit my book manuscript for publishing

- Move into a new apartment

- Read 48 books (I read 38 in 2018)

Happy New Year to my favorite people on the Internet—truelane’s wildly lovely readers.