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Leopard Print Mules

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Leopard-Print Mules | truelane
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Leopard-Print Mules | truelane
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Leopard-Print Mules | truelane
Leopard-Print Mules | truelane


Photography by
Michele Equitz


Rails
sweater | AG denim | Steve Madden mules | Fossil handbag | Ray-Ban sunglasses


For me, walking in these shoes is comparable to walking in 6-inch stilettos, but I make the effort. In fact, I wore them out one night in New York City until something like three in the morning and had to walk through three blocks of the strongest downpour I’ve ever been outside in, and stepped in multiple puddles along the way—basically, I can’t believe these calf-hair babies survived. How do any of us make it after being thrown into situations that don’t make us feel good?

Today feels like my Monday. I’ve been having a hard time lately with work stress manifesting itself in physical ways and yesterday, had no other choice but to create an extra weekend day for myself. I’ve never done this before without feeling weighted with guilt, but I slept. I read. I watched an episode of Gilmore Girls because nothing else makes me feel cozier. I colored, I listened to my new favorite podcast Unlocked! the Nancy Drew podcast (seriously, I’m more of a nerd than even I realized). I tried to take care of myself and dry up the puddles I’ve been drowning in, and it worked at least for today.

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By Women, For Women

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Photography by
Michele Equitz


Reformation
tee | Mother denim | Arno Cooperative boots | ASOS handbag (similar) | Ray-Ban sunglasses


Do you ever read the “About” page of a new brand you discover? The way the world of clothing revolves around fast fashion these days, it’s pretty common for sites that carry inexpensive, trendy pieces not to have an “about” page at all. Why would they want to articulate just what it is they do? “We make it easy and cheap for you to fit in with everyone else—buy more, more, more!” No one wants to hear that. When you do find a brand whose ethos aligns with yours, it certainly makes you feel good to shop there, and I feel that way about Arno Cooperative. Not only are they sufficiently edgy enough to fit in with the trendiest brands out there today, but they are a women-founded company who practice slow, ethical fashion and put their people first.

Between that and my recent discovery that Reformation is all about sustainability, not just unique and adorable clothes, I felt great wearing this outfit despite its simplicity. Doing my best to live out the saying “quality over quantity.”

Trail Blazer

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Trail Blazer | truelane

Photography by Michele Equitz

Theory blazer  |  Junk Food tee  |  Tula Boutique denim  |  Shoes c/o ASOS  |  Lulus handbag  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses  Gloss Naturals nail color in Spanish Cedar

Last week, I was on the phone with my mom and realized that my life is anything but routine. "It's all or nothing with you," she told me, and she's right. I'll go for weeks at a time just staying at home with no plans, writing and reading and enjoying my time being a homebody. Then the next week, I have 3 days of events in a row, a trip to take, appointments scheduled and sponsored posts to shoot. This week is one of the busy ones. I'm so excited to explore Paso Robles, California for the first time this weekend while visiting family, but before that I have a ton of work to do, a new couch coming, appointments of course, an exciting Airbnb stay here in Seattle...phew. Before this week, the most exciting thing that happened to me was this white blazer arriving in the mail. I got it $300 off on Gilt and knew immediately I wanted to style it with a graphic tee for a little rocker chic look. You might normally see it in a business look, but hey, no rules when it comes to fashion, right?