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Ready to Roll? Shop Fashion Trucks This Fall

18 Sep

My hubby and I recently took a road trip and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to catch up on reading the stack of magazines that has been piling up in my house for the past few months. While turning the pages of the April issue of Lucky Magazine (that’s how far behind I was, y’all), I came across something I found so delightful that I just had to share it with you all! Fashion Trucks. You heard me. And you might be asking yourself what exactly a Fashion Truck is (I sure did). They’re kind of like the increasingly popular Food Trucks, but it’s an actual store.  On wheels. Amazing, right?

Le Fashion Truck was born in 2010 as the result of a collaboration between two groovy ladies who loved all things fashion and vintage. (Sounds like my kind of girls!) This particular truck was the one featured in Lucky and is based out of LA. It travels around town to different spots weekly (you can see a schedule on their website here) setting up shop truck and selling women’s clothing, accessories and shoes.

But LA isn’t the only place you can find this fantastic shopping experience. Fashion trucks are popping up in many large cities across the US like Portland, Boston and New York City.

The StyleLiner cruises through NYC and the Hamptons during the Summer and Palm Beach, FL during the Winter. Created by 29-year-old Joey Wolffer, it features women’s apparel and accessories, a lot of which were designed by Joey herself.

Wanderlust (how perfect is that name?) is based out of Portland, OR and was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Vanessa and Dan Lurie. Their cute little trailer is packed full of  vintage goods and handmade accessories. Anyone want to take a trip to Portland with me??

The Fashion Truck was the brainchild of Emily Benson, a lover of fashion and retail, and has been in operation since 2011. The Fashion Truck can be found around Boston, MA and features apparel and accessories personally selected by Emily and all under $100.

I wish there was a fashion truck near me, I would love to try out this unique way of shopping! Maybe I need to plan a vacation around finding one…

What do you think about the idea of fashion trucks? Have you ever been to one or would you consider shopping at one?


Character Fashion Inspiration: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) from “The Hunger Games”

21 Aug

Happy Hunger Games! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or cut off from all contact with the outside world, you are aware that The Hunger Games was released on DVD this past Saturday. Super fans can now watch the film adaptation of the overwhelmingly popular novel over, and over, and over… Well, you get the idea. Being a big fan of the book myself, I loved the movie and am really looking forward to watching it again. One thing about the adaptation that I was happy about was the way they kept so much (not everything, but a lot of it) true to the story from the book. Including the fashion. It was amazing to see the futuristic clothing, makeup and hairstyles from the Capitol come to life on the big screen.

Those looks are cool and all, but they’re not really practical for my everyday look. But with Fall just around the corner and an itch for my favorite season’s clothing coming on strong, what is practical for me is Katniss Everdeen’s District 12 look. Consisting of weathered leather, tall boots and rugged jackets, her style was right up my alley (minus the whole hunting in the woods aspect).

Here are some items I feel are very Katniss-worthy that I would love to add to my wardrobe.

Katniss Riding Boots
Katniss Jackets
Katniss Bag

Is your fashion more along the lines of Katniss or Effie from The Hunger Games?

Beat The Summer Heat By Dressing Cool

6 Aug

We have officially hit the Dog Days of Summer. Here in the coastal Southeast where I live, the daily heat index averages around 100 degrees.  That is HOT y’all. After just 1 minute of being outdoors in the sun you can start to feel the effects of the heat as you break out in a sweat and feel your skin beginning to burn. A few weeks ago during my morning commute to work my attention was caught by an NPR news story discussing how to dress during the hottest part of summer. I cranked up the radio volume as the reporter gave tips to ensure you keep your body temperature at a safe level so as not to fall out from heat exhaustion. It gave basic do’s and don’ts…

 Don’t Wear:

  • Black or dark clothing
  • Fabric that doesn’t “breathe” such as polyester or rayon
  • Tight clothing

 Do Wear:

  • Light colored clothing
  • Fabric such as cotton or linen
  • Lightweight, loose fitting clothes
  • A hat to shield the sun

This is all pretty much common sense, right? Still, according to the National Weather Service, “Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.” Crazy! So, to ensure that none of my readers fall victim to the summer heat, I encourage you to dress appropriately. And I’ve even provided you with some great examples below of clothes that are sure to keep you cool (and fashionable) during the sweltering summer.

Of course, there are other tips to avoid overheating in the summertime besides just what you wear. The other obvious choices are stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and find a shady spot if you do have to be outdoors for an extended period of time. Oh and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Stay cool, everyone!

Memorial Day Fashion

26 May

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to the annual BBQ! I will unfortunately be working this Memorial Day – sitting at my desk dreaming of running through a sprinkler in someone’s backyard, the faint scent of hots dogs coming from the grill, and some groovy summertime tunes blasting from a boom box nearby. Until my boss comes around and tells me to snap out of it. But don’t let me get you down! I hope you have a fun day in the sun planned. Here are some items I’ll be dreaming of wearing this Memorial Day.

And don’t forget a festive manicure so your fingers or toes show some U.S.A. love, too!




Have a safe and happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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