Recovergirl Holiday Wish List 2015

The holiday season is probably the least sustainable time of the year. My recovergirl reaction to that is to shop for local, handmade, sustainably designed items, and/or up-cycled or vintage versions of things I desire.

Like I’ve said before my list wish is not a hint to anyone in my family. These are things that I will probably get around to getting for myself in the future if my budget allows. Here goes:

recovergirl-holiday-list-2015

 

  1. Serpent and Bow bra and underpants set. I’m so inspired by this designer and her work. You need to follow her on Instagram.
  2. Minimalist balayage highlights from Alex at Pinup Hair Studio in Dover, NH. Image source and more hair inspo can be found on my  Hair Brained Pinterest board.
  3. I think everyone should do their grocery shopping with gold Tyvek bags by Maybebags London. I know, right.
  4. A friend of mine at work has been recommending I try coconut oil for years. Maybe I’ll give Conscious Coconut a try.
  5. I have a king-sized bed and yet I still use twin and queen sized blankets. Someday I’ll invest in a full set of linens from Rough Linen.
  6. I would live in a pair of Clyde pants from Elizabeth Suzann.
  7. For whatever reason I’m back in love with the Prada fake fur scarf from 2011. I’m on the lookout for a vintage or handmade version. This one on Etsy isn’t too bad. #muppetchic
  8. I love all things Jenny Pennywood. This unique pillow would fit right in with my decor as if it had always been there.
  9. I just want gold brogues. I can’t explain it. These ones shown are actually for kids. I don’t like any of the adult versions on the market — too stiff looking. I want a comfy version. I may try to find a beat-up pair of old Doc Martins and paint them gold and then add a new pair of laces in a pop color.

I hope you enjoyed my list and are inspired to think more sustainably when shopping this holiday season.

Happy Holidays + Cheers! xo jam

 

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Spring 2015 Style Inspiration

My Spring 2015 Style Inspiration – Head to Toe.

I like my hair long but it’s always getting in my way. It gets caught in my coat zipper or creeps into my mouth. I’d like to try wearing braids in a decorative but also utilitarian way.  I like this style below because it is unusual and if worn in the right way could work for an older woman like myself. Also, I think braids could allow me to skip a day of shampooing. They might look even cuter when they are a little messy.

braided-up-doJane Eyre / Carine ThevenauHolly Hunter in Piano

I’m not big on jewelry. I literally wore the same earrings for like 10 years. I lost the back to one and basically haven’t worn earrings since. I might get a pair of these minimalist earrings by Erica Weiner.  “These hoop earrings have no posts to spike you and no backs to lose, — wear them day in and day out, to bed, and in the shower.” I’ll probably end up wearing these for like the next ten years.  

earringsErica Weiner

I’ll continue to wear white button-down shirts for work. A nicely pressed white button-down always feels right.

J Crew has me thinking that I should add a classic white polo to my wardrobe. It won’t be easy to find one I like. Polo shirts made for women are too body conscious and too short for my taste. I’ll look at secondhand x-tra small men’s polo shirts and/or J Crew polo shirts for boys. Size 16 might fit.

tops-workPlumo / Husband Catalog

It’s easy to find black dress pants at Goodwill and Savers. Ones with pleats might be good. I’ll hem them too short so they will look odd in a good way. I’m starting to think that “odd in a good way” should be my blog tagline. Midi skirts are my favorite. I found a great Eileen Fisher skirt and black wrap dress at Wear House. They will be my staples. I know this looks winter-y but Spring in New England just means you don’t have to wear a coat, mittens and a hat. 🙂

black-work-bottomsLa Garçonne Moderne / Need Supply

On my days off I’ll wear black t-shirts with black jeans or a super soft chambray shirt with vintage blue jeans. Everlane has a great looking black t-shirt. I like their mission too.

day-off-wear-2015Heist / Magic Surrounds

I’d like to add a minimalist style cross body fanny pack to my wardrobe. Something that will hold my phone and wallet and not much else. I absolutely love these Christina Fisher bum bags but at $430 they are way way out of my price range. I will search Etsy and local thrift stores for a fanny pack that might work in a similar way.

cf-bagsChristina Fisher

A word about sweatshirts. Love. Death by Elocution says it best, “Baggy sweatshirts, all day errrday.”

gray sweatshirtvia Death by Elocution

The Utopia sweatshirt by Carleen is beyond. It is a “perfectly-worn vintage heather grey sweatshirt with a hand crocheted panel sewn to the front” You can choose your own word (must be 7 letters or less).

Car-Slow-Fvia Mr. Larkin

I love shoes but I can’t get too creative with them. I work on my feet so I must wear supportive comfortable shoes. These Naot shoes have served me well.

naotNaot on Zappos

For days off I’d like to wear a fun athletic slide. Maybe with a sock to make it look ….say it with me…. “odd in a good way.” This image below is from Ryan Roche’s Instagram account. I love her style. You should follow her.

ryan roche instagramRyan Roche

all for now
xo jam

Folded Pony + Ultra Low Pony

On my blog I deal with very important issues, like ponytails.ULTRA-LOW-AND-FOLDED-PONYMore and more I appreciate minimalist style. Did you see the most recent runway show from The Row? It is probably my favorite runway show of the season. I like the hair that goes with this minimalist style. Simple. Clean. Undone.

That is all.

The images above are from my hair brained pinboard.