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    You may have noticed there’s a new partner listed over on the side bar of Seasons + Salt. Have you guys heard of Matter Prints? They’ve been on my radar since hearing about them from my friends Leah and Ellie, and I was so excited when they reached out to be a part of the Seasons + Salt community! This post is not sponsored by them, but they did send me a jumpsuit to style for you guys. And because they’re pretty darn wonderful, I wanted to tell you all about their company! But first, this awesome jumpsuit. [ jumpsuit, c/o | jacket (similar wash) | clogs, c/o | purse (love this similar option) ] I am someone who resides almost always in the land of solids, rarely do I wear a print, save stripes of course. But when I saw the All Day Jumpsuit in this awesome black and white print, I loved the look of it. The key to wearing bold prints and still feeling true to my personal style, is to stick with monochromatic schemes. I love the black and white geometric shapes going on. If it were in color, it would feel too busy for me. HOW […]

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    Sweater Jacket (S), c/o Hackwith Design House | Everyday Top in Noon, Miranda Bennet (sold out, similar in Silk Noil)| Modern Boyfriend Jeans, c/o Everlane | V-10 Sneakers, Veja | Sunglasses, c/o Zappos Last week was one of those weeks where I spent way too much of my energy fretting about a particular item being the perfect choice. Should I have sized up? Will they be warm enough? Are they too casual? Sometimes with the changing of seasons – particularly fall – I am consumed with having the ‘right’ wardrobe to see me through. I spend far too much time considering what is the perfect essential, jacket, shoe, pant, you-name-it. Being an Oregonian, my clothing choices are often dictated by the weather so I tend to over think them, asking myself, can I wear it in the rain? Can it fit under a jacket? Is it perfect for every scenario on the planet? But what if I relaxed a little bit and stopped trying so hard? What if I put on a big cozy sweater and called it a day? Could I really let go of all the things I’m trying so desperately to control? From my observations the best personal […]

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    A few weeks ago Everlane debuted their denim line, which seemed widely well-received, even if the bulk of them were skinny jeans. (It seems that many of us are clamoring for an updated silhouette). Have you gotten your jeans yet? I’d love to hear what you think. I have been enjoying my mid blue ‘Modern Boyfriend’ jeans (featured above) and I like them even more now that I switched from a 26 to a 27. They’re fitted but relaxed and the mid blue is a shade that goes nicely with both dark and light tones. Looking forward, Everlane has a lot of great things in the works for fall, namely cashmere. From what I’ve heard, they plan to stick close to their $100 price point again. And, from the sneak preview online, I spy that the donegal cashmere is back! This is the fabric that sold out two years ago and hasn’t really been seen since. I am excited to see that they are bringing it back. My donegal cropped sweater is one of my most-worn sweaters! The waffle knit cashmere looks pretty amazing too. When I was poking my head around the Everlane offices last month, they showed me some samples […]

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    I’m hard pressed to tell you guys, I don’t want to look like a babe. When the opportunity presents itself, this 34-year-old (tired) mom of three heartily accepts it. This is why I bought a pair of Sailor Pants by Jesse Kamm. I feel like a babe every time I wear them. The second reason why I bought them is because of the durable and timeless construction. The fabric is thick and tough, set to withstand years of wash and wear. The design is one that has spanned decades. The first person I saw wearing these was my inspiring blogger-friend Lee, who runs Style Bee. She has an eye for keen silhouettes and when I saw her wearing Kamm pants in white, I did a double-take. Since then, I’ve seen them all over the place – or so it seems. And like most things I see over and over, eventually, I become sort of obsessed with them. But there was a learning curve for me to get the size right. I Googled the heck out of my questions and couldn’t find answers. So today, I’m sharing a few tips so you learn from my experience and, hopefully, get the correct fit right […]

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  • 10/12/17--06:05: Fall 10×10: Looks 1-5
  • It feels good to be back in the saddle sharing outfit round-ups! Even though this is a little different. I’ve really, really missed publishing my 7 Days of Outfits series, and I’m excited to bring it back very soon. For now, let’s talk 10×10. How is yours going? Are you having fun? I am enjoying the ease of getting dressed, but I’m starting to miss parts of my closet. When choosing my 10 I made the mistake of not including any boots or sweaters – seems like a crime for a fall 10×10, right? On building outfits. One thing I forgot to include in the introductory post – the importance of brainstorming outfits. Taking a few minutes at the beginning of the challenge to work through your options is a very helpful approach for honing your creativity, and avoiding burnout. This is what I did. Otherwise I’ll just end up wearing the same jeans and tee each day because it’s easy. Twenty minutes of brainstorming one time can change the whole course of your 10×10, AND it makes getting dressed a snap. I use my outfits list each day when deciding what to wear. A swap. I mentioned on Instagram that I made a […]

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    Another 10×10 Closet Challenge is officially on the books! I wore my last outfit over the weekend and I’m happy to be back in my whole closet! A quick recap: a 10×10 is a style challenge created by my friend Lee over at Style Bee. It involves pulling ten items from your closet and wearing them exclusively for ten days, effectively building ten outfits. It’s a fabulous way to explore your personal style and stretch your creativity. Reality. My 10×10 sort of evolved into a 12×10. We hit some seriously cold weather that left me reaching for a sweater and boots to add to my mini-closet. I tried to hold off, but in the end it was just too cold! Looking back, I should have made sure to include more cold-weather items. I was faced with trying to wear cropped pants and clogs in 40-ish degree weather. I probably could have replaced my oxfords with ankle boots and one of my white tee’s with a pullover sweater. Overall I enjoyed my 10×10, but I started to feel a bit bored in the middle. I think it was due to the weather constraints, which precluded me from wearing some of the outfits […]

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    This post is sponsored by Belvele, curators of fine, ethical fashion. We just came off a streak of gorgeous, fall weather here in Portland. The days have been sunny and clear, with bright blue skies and crunchy orange leaves everywhere. I’m enjoying all the vitamin D I can before I have to start dodging rain drops for the foreseeable future. Part of the fun – or the challenge – of this weather is getting use out of my short sleeved tops! I have a handful of great ones left over from summer, and a couple of favorite cardigans, so I’ve been trying to put them to work. Right now, it’s chilly in the mornings – 50 degrees F or lower – and the temperature often hits upper 60’s by afternoon. Layers are most certainly in order. When Belvele sent me this top to style I knew I’d be putting one of my favorite vintage cardigans to use alongside it. I love mixing eras of clothing when getting dressed, which attests to my love of contrast in styling. I love a good pair of vintage jeans, or a vintage bag thrown in the mix to give an ‘off the rack’ look […]

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    This was my first week post-10×10, and honestly I felt a teensy bit overwhelmed by my closet. Wearing ten items only for ten days was challenging, but zero decision fatigue was an awesome fringe benefit. Ramping back up to my full closet means a lot of choices when getting dressed. I am incredibly thankful to be able to partner with a handful of my very favorite brands and makers to showcase their new styles for you, but it makes maintaining a slim closet challenging. I have a few more collaborations lined up though the end of the year, and then I look forward to a break in January. It’s a great time of year to focus on some topics I love: minimizing, cleaning, healthy eating, etc. For now, here’s what I’ve been wearing the last week. There were some clear winners, and some clear losers… MONDAY: Men’s Sherpa Jacket (S), Levi’s | Cashmere Sweater, Everlane | Jeans, Rag & Bone | Boots, style discontinued (similar) | Bag, (similar) The Coat: When I posted a photo of this jacket on Instagram, I was a little unprepared for the onslaught of comments it would attract. I’ve been eager to get my hands on […]

    The post 7 Days of Outfits: Sweater Weather appeared first on Seasons + Salt.

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  • 10/26/17--06:23: One Sweater —> 3 Ways
  • Most of us who are ethical-fashion-aficionados have come to realize that fair fashion comes with a price tag. If we want clothing made of quality fibers, produced in safe conditions, by people who are paid well, those expenses are going to drive up the price of what you and I are paying. After a few years of shopping and writing about this industry, I am generally prepared to save up and invest, but the item must meet many needs in my closet. Recently, my new thing is to brainstorm at least five outfits with an item before I consider purchasing it. If I need to buy more clothes to go with what I’m buying, then it’s probably not a good fit. If it breathes new life into what’s already in my closet, then we’re talking. Today I’m excited to share with you a sweater that’s so good and versatile, you won’t even need to brainstorm outfits because there will be too many to write down! This fall, responsible fashion brand Vetta launched their Minimal Capsule, which included the Oversized Sweater, in both black and gray. I received this sweater as a gift from the company to style and review for you guys, […]

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    I feel like there are two of me getting dressed lately. The Andrea who got dressed on Monday and Wednesday and the Andrea who got dressed on Tue/Thur/Sun. And I like the latter better. Does your style straddle split personalities, or is it just me? I generally like all of my outfits that revolve around a looser bottom, but I am continually driven toward slimmer-fitting bottoms out of fear of feeling or looking frumpy. (What gives?) Currently trying to dissect why this fear is so strong, and how it might be sabotaging my personal style. MONDAY: Cardigan, old (similar, in a coat style) | T Top, Jamie + the Jones | Skinny Jeans, c/o Everlane | Boots, style discontinued (similar) | Bag, (similar) I’m very much on the fence about this look. On the one hand, it’s polished, warm, functional and non-fussy. On the other hand, I feel like I am looking at a picture of someone else. Can’t quite put my finger on why. Probably the skinny jeans. They are made from gorgeous fabric, but dang, I wish they weren’t so skinny at the bottom. Style Notes: Following the tried and true formula of skinny jeans + ankle boots + oversized top. It’s […]

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    Two days in a row with the same shirt, and a quick trip to Las Vegas with one carry-on. Here’s what I’ve been wearing! MONDAY: Leather Jacket (S), Reformation | 2×1 Rip Scoop Neck Top (Made in the USA), c/o Michael Stars (bourbon color sold out, love the olive version) | Denim, Vintage (similar) | James Oxford, Nisolo Something about Mondays can equal a tough time in the ‘getting dressed’ department. Maybe because it’s Monday, and I am just wanting more weekend. I had an oversized sweater on with these jeans at the start of the day, and I just felt ‘off.’ I ended up switching to this bourbon-colored top I received from Michael Stars and liked my outfit much better. This top is quite nice, it’s a really soft, weighty material, 97% rayon, 3% lycra. I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything in a similar fabric. It has great drape and holds it shape nicely. Bonus: the 3/4 sleeves stay in place when I slip on a jacket, no bunching here. Style Notes: I think my first (not pictured) outfit failed because it bucked my smooth-working formulas. Generally I do not pair over-sized tops with loose bottoms. Sometimes it works, but […]

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    This post is sponsored by ABLE, a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty by working with women who have often overcome extraordinary circumstances. In the last three and a half years I’ve taken my closet through a major overhaul. It all began in the spring of 2014 after my last baby was born, and I felt like I had nothing to wear. Worse, I didn’t even know what to buy, in order to feel like I had something to wear. With the help of Caroline’s capsule methods I began stripping down my wardrobe to the things I loved. Those turned out to be basic and modern shapes in very neutral colors. Since then my closet has been comprised mostly of: black, gray, navy, blue, white, cream, with the errant tan or brown. I felt like anything that wasn’t black/tan/gray or white just wouldn’t be versatile or neutral enough to wear over and over again. I wanted everything I owned to be well-utilized and worn often, so I stuck to a strict palette. Slowly, I’ve grown more confident in my personal style, and I’ve begun to add in new shapes and silhouettes. I’ve also started adding in a few colors […]

    The post Olive + Burgundy: New Neutrals for Fall (and beyond) appeared first on Seasons + Salt.

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    I’m trying out a little something new this week… I’m including my complete outfits. I spend a lot of time during the fall and winter months wearing jackets and coats. I don’t have an office or someplace that I go where I take my coat off. I am usually in my coats for a large part of the day because I am taking my kids to and fro, and we’re parking and walking a few blocks to get to our destination. That usually means my complete outfit or ‘look’ involves a coat. And because I like to see how others keep warm and dry, (and stylish!) this week I’m going to show you how I do it. On a side note, I found the best lipstick of my life in Las Vegas. I’ve worn it everyday since I bought it, including in all the photos below! MONDAY: Vina Turtleneck Sweater, c/o SiiZU | BF Jeans, c/o Everlane | Isa Boot, c/o  Nisolo | Short Puffer, c/o Everlane I think I need to start something called ‘sweater-Monday’ because it just makes the day a little better. At the beginning of the week I need extra coziness and comfort to help me rock through […]

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    We are officially in the throes of the holiday season. And if you’re stateside like me, happy Thanksgiving week! Thanksgiving happens to be a personal favorite holiday of mine, carried over from my husband and his family’s love of the special day. They foodie-up like nobody’s business, brining their free-range turkey in juniper berries and their cranberries in curry. I love Thanksgiving because it combines my favorite things: food and family, in the best ways possible. This year I plan on contributing a few veggie side dishes: Trader Joe’s Green Bean Casserole, Bon Appétit’s Chicory Salad and, of course, roasted Brussel sprouts (tossed with olive oil and sea salt!). And I’m thinking about what I’m going to wear while I’m eating all this goodness and getting cozy with family members. I love to dress up for holiday gatherings, but it’s always Oregon-style, aka casual-dressy. We live in a pretty laid-back region. Raw denim is far more common among men than suits, flats are the norm for most women, and work boots are regularly interchanged with business casual. I tend to dress pretty casually myself, but I like to subtly turn it up a notch for gatherings. After brainstorming through what was […]

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    Happy Thanksgiving! I trust you’ve moved on to coffee and dessert by now, or maybe even a nap. If you’re ready for a break from all the socializing and eating, you can peruse my latest round of outfits. This week has been a cold one, and I’ve been chasing warm as best I can. I’m starting to realize my exposed-ankle days might be (mostly) over for the season, so I’ve been searching for alternate ways to look stylish, but keep warm. Do you have any tips or tricks for cold days? MONDAY:  Bell Sleeve Top, c/o Michael Stars | Claude Cardigan (size: S/M), L’envers | Skinny Jeans, c/o Everlane | Chelsea Boots, Everlane | Bag, thrifted Madewell (ethical alternative, on sale!) I’ve been wearing my Everlane skinny jeans a little bit more, mostly because it’s been cold, and it’s hard to beat the functionality of skinny jeans in the wintertime. I love the look and the thickness of the fabric they’re made with, but they don’t allow for nearly as much movement as my Rag & Bone jeans. To close the ankle gap I added my chelsea boots to the equation, although, if I wasn’t going to be outside as much, I would […]

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