Spring 2018 Style Post

There are 20+ inches of snow on the ground. Seems like a good day to share what I’m daydreaming about wearing for Spring/Summer 2018.

First of all, for whatever reason, I’m into white painter pants. I’m not sure how this crept into my consciousness but I like it. I think it has to do with the themes I’ve stressed lately around work. I want/need clothes that do not impede my movement. These pants are literally designed to work in.


I bought the pair below from Etsy. I am six inches shorter than the model in those photos so these pants will be ankle length on me. I’ll wear them with my Clarks desert boots and a soft vintage t-shirt.


The next thing I’m obsessed with for Spring is another rugged classic — an oversized jean jacket. I love the authentic simplicity.

oversized jean jacket


jean jacket reese


Now onto footwear. Haters are gonna hate but I will never stop loving Tevas. I love the Originals but I’m also curious about the new Terra-Float and the Ember Moc.


Linen always plays a role in my warm weather wardrobe. I think I’m ready to invest in a linen jumpsuit or a two-piece as worn in the Instagram video below. It would look great with an oversized jean jacket cape, stone leather Teva sandals, and turtleneck hair. Don’t you think?

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Before I move onto workwear I must share my dream bathing suit — The Beklina Tie Swimsuit.  I love the sophisticated minimalist design and I also love that it means I don’t need to shave my bikini line. And since we are on the subject of shaving, I must tell you that I am friends with several women who are decades younger than I am and they are not shaving their legs or their armpits. I’m not there yet but I’m not far behind either.


That covers the general idea of what I’ll wear on days off. Now onto what I’d wear to work.

I continue to be obsessed with the pantsuit. The Frankie Shop has just what I’m jonesing after. I always abide by the hashtag #secondandfirst but this year I may splurge on a new suit to celebrate me turning 50! Happy Birthday to me!




Side note: I’m intrigued by the ugly sneaker trend (Marianne Theodorsen does it best!) but I think I’ll stick with my classic New Balance sneakers that I’ve had for years.



I can see that the slow fashion trend has really taken hold of me. My style isn’t changing much. I’m wearing things longer and I generally wait out trends and stick with classics.

Tune in next time when I tell you how a 50 year old lady like myself buys a dress to wear to a wedding in New Orleans this Fall.

xo jam


Project Upcycle 2018 Designers


We are very pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Project Upcycle Sustainable Fashion Competition and Runway Event. These designers will be challenged to upcycle secondhand clothing provided by Goodwill into gala-worthy outfits. The live runway event takes place on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Cash prizes, provided by Saltwater Creative of Portsmouth, NH, will be awarded to the top three designers (First: $1,500, Second: $1,000, Third: $500). For event updates and to learn about the “role” models and VIP judges visit (and RSVP) to the Facebook Event Page. To learn more about the designers follow the links below.


Adara Bankhead is a high school senior from Portland Maine who loves vintage style clothing, making jewelry, sewing, and multimedia art.

Jackiellen Bonney is a textile and fashion designer with a focus on the human experience and how clothing can open new opportunities for healing, self-empowerment, and growth.

Jared DeSimio is an artist and designer who is always on the hunt for old worn-out clothes. A love of Hip-Hop and rural lifestyles are what influence his work the most.

Justin Desper is a Textile and Fashion Design graduate from Maine College of Art. While there, his focus centered on creating garments through a process that stimulates a desire to explore form, function, and problem-solving. With an appreciation for the bodies, his pieces adorn, Justin considers his models as collaborators in his work and holds his collaborative relationships in the highest regard.

Kirsten Elfe is a student of textiles and fashion at Maine College of Art and a Portsmouth native.

Maya Critchfield is an antique textile and tool seeker who specializes in fiber art, mending, and printmaking.

Tamsin Whitehead is an artist, designer and University Lecturer, teaching classes in feminism, sustainability and the fashion industry. Her academic work focuses on gender expression and representation, which she also explores in her wearable designs. She employs a variety of different media but is particularly interested in textiles and the transformation of materials through recycling.

Chloe Larochelle is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is passionate about sustainability and hopes to play a role in this movement that is spreading to every corner of the industry.

Mark your calendar and BUY YOUR TICKETS
before they are all gone!!!

6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour & Gallery Pop-up
7:00pm – 9:00pm Runway Competition
9:00pm – 10:00pm After Party and Celebration
$35 for Members / $40 for Non-Members

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xo jam

First Annual Project Upcycle


It’s officially official! Project Upcycle is really happening! All the details are over on the 3S Artspace website. The deadline to submit an application is February 9, 2018. The public event is on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Mark your calendars! Please share this post on your Facebook and Instagram pages. We want to get the word out to emerging fashion designers in New England, especially those that care about sustainability. There is an FAQ section on the 3S Artspace website but if that doesn’t answer your question, shoot me an email at recovergirl360@gmail.com or leave a question in the comments below.