Friday, October 24, 2014

Out & About: Filson SS15 Preview

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 You guys... Filson invited me to preview their 2015 spring line. This may not be a big deal to you, but as a Seattlite, this is a huge deal for me! And even more so for my husband. He had a bit of a tantrum when I told him about it, because he thought he wasn't invited. He's lucky I included him as my "plus one" after that. I gave him a break, though, because I pitch fits about 1000 times more often than he does.

It's hard to choose between the Women's Explorer jacket I'm wearing in the first picture and this red plaid Seattle Cruiser. They both fit sooo well. Like, for once, I don't look like I'm drowning in coat. Right now, since it's getting chilly, I'd go for the red one, but I know the Explorer would be perfect for spring. It has a thin coat of soy wax, which is the old fashioned way of making something waterproof. It actually makes more sense than plastic raincoats. It's easier to repair if you get a rip and it doesn't feel all clammy. If you're in the market for a raincoat, definitely look into getting some waxed cotton!

The men's spring line.

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Right: Men's Fashion Archetype from Fuck Yeah Menswear. Left: My husband, who owns all the shit to the right (except no Aldens. Yet.) He fit right in at Filson.

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 On our tour, we also got to see an amazing collection of vintage Filson products. All well-used and much-loved. Most were sent in for repairs that couldn't be done, so the Filson archives became their final resting place.

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This is more of a pile, and less of a fort made of Filsons (see my favorite tumblr ever)

What a treat, right? Amy and Travis, our guides, were completely awesome and so much fun to talk with. They love the brand as much as we do and treated us so well. The cherry on top was getting to take home this Market Tote in Red Plaid. If you'd like to learn more about the company's 117 year history in the Northwest, you can read up on it here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's raining gemstones!

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But mostly it's just raining. A lot. It seems to do nothing but, whenever it's my day off. My plan was to photograph clothes for Etsy and maybe even take some outfit photos, but noooo. It was sunny yesterday and the day before -_-

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I'll happily keep making these prints, though. I carved the stamps myself! It's my favorite sit-down activity right now. They're up for grabs on my Etsy shop along with a few other cards and things I've made. My co-worker and best customer, Lorea, has already bought two. She always loves everything I make, and I love her for that. Or it just means we have the exact same taste in everything.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Heart Necklace from Aicee Jewelry

Who wants to win this charming little heart necklace? It's from the lovely people over at Aicee Jewelry  and it's up for grabs! Scroll down to find out how to win!

How to enter:

All you have to do is tweet about it and use the Rafflecopter thingy below, so we know you did!
(Ends 10/24; Open to US Residents Only)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Unintended Hiatus

Oh my, where has my brain been? At work I suppose. I was promoted to shift supervisor, which means my workload has increased, blah blah blah. It also doesn't help that I lost my camera charger at some point this past month. It is no where to be found which is beyond frustrating. I ordered a replacement and it could not get here soon enough. I have tons of stuff I need to list on Etsy! 

 At least I have these photos I took for Etsy to share with you. I listed the zodiac portfolio last week and my sister told me to take it down almost immediately because she was buyin' it. Portfolio and girl were officially united last night. As for the coat, it's the newest moth-eaten addition to my coat collection. It's technically a sweater, I guess. It's made from lambswool that is so soft I don't even care about the nibbles at the bottom.

Ralph Lauren coat/sweater - thrifted oxford shirt - vintage zodiac portfolio - thrifted mom jeans - Target shoes - Madewell glasses
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