Mondays, Maggie Muses: Top 5 Fall Trends to Wear Now

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With all the new autumn arrivals coming into the shop, I am suddenly in the mood for fall clothes! Because it is still warm and not really sweater weather yet, I am drawn to pieces that I could wear today yet easily transition into colder weather later. Here are my top 5 favorite trends to try wearing now (and also when it gets a little more chilly outside).

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WTWW: Walk by Anat Dahari Slides

This What To Wear Wednesday is inspired by the colors and tile patterns of Morocco. These Walk “Hadid” slides¬†or “mules” remind us of traditional Moroccan¬†slippers. Designer Anat Dahari gives them a modern twist with an open toe slit that feels more like a sandal than a slide.

What to Wear with the Walk Silver Hadid Slide

To keep in tune with the modern feel of these silver slides, we would pair them with simple and well-tailored pieces with clean lines. These “slippers” would look great with culottes, classic chinos and tunic tops. You could also pair them with long skirts and linen dresses. Smart comfortable flats never looked so chic. Now all you need is a ticket to¬†Marrakech!

LINKS:
Walk slides | top | Maslo bracelet | tunic | trouser | Anna Joyce scarf | I. Ronni Kappos earrings | button down | gaucho pants

 

Studio Visit: Miishka Handbags

Miishka Handbags Studio One of the many pleasures of having our shop in Ballard is the times we find an opportunity to interact with our community. We have great restaurants, shops and artists working in our little neighborhood and nearly all the local businesses are owned and operated independently (ok, so we do have a Starbuck’s). We love being acquainted with so many entrepreneurs in our business community. Here’s a great example: We were seeking a resource for a simple wristlet bag for our shop, not a collection but a single item we could stock in many colors. We didn’t have to look far, right around the corner is an artist collective,¬†Fifty Four Sixteen. Inside there is a group of spaces occupied by creative people of many disciplines. One of these creatives is Michelle Pozniak who, among other things, develops “Miishka Handbags”. She makes¬†mostly custom and bespoke bags made from new leather, calfskin, pony hair and repurposed leather garments.

Michelle’s talents go far beyond handbags, one visit to her studio and you’ll be in awe of the eclectic talents of this artist. Pysanka eggs, soaps and blown glass surround the workspace, all of these are created by Michelle. On the walls, creative installations of some ordinary objects, arranged in a way that reflects the artist and the connection to her materials. The vintage machinery (a sewing machine from long ago, a vacuum cleaner that could have been her grandmother’s) are reminders that today’s technology just isn’t necessary. Continue reading

WTWW: Beek “Robin” Slides

Each Wednesday we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers.¬†

 

What to Wear with the Beek "Robin" slide

This week we feature the Beek “Robin” slide. A casual but chic alternative to the flip-flop. Wear these slides with a simple dress, culottes and a crop tank, or a crisp white shirt and patterned shorts. Complete your look with a clutch bag and a statement necklace. You will look put together and polished, yet remain cool in the heat of the summer months ahead.

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slide sandals | dress | crop top | culottes | necklace | clutch | shirt | shorts | artwork